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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has appealed to the N-Power Governing body to consider giving 10,000 extra slots to his state in the light of the huge needs created by years of insurgency.The governor, who told the team it would help recovery for the state hit by Boko Haram activities, added that the sect’s activities had taken
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The UK Permanent Representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, on Monday explained why the Security Council adopted a resolution on the Boko Haram crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, saying it was a landmark development.The Security Council had on Friday adopted Resolution 2349 (2017) to bring attention to the Boko Haram crisis.Rycroft said
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Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), on Tuesday condemned an accidental air strike by the Nigerian military on a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram, saying it killed 52.“This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable,” said MSF
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Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:01

As 2017 beckons …

The year 2016 ended on a bang for (President Muhammadu) Buhari after a sluggish and uninspiring start for the government. The news that Nigerian soldiers had flushed out Boko Haram elements from their stronghold in the Sambisa forest was probably the government’s most glorious moment since it took power some 18 months ago. The news of the
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Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:02

Re-evaluating the Boko Haram Conflict

My piece today was first published by Brookings’ Institution on its blog onF ebruary 29 2016 (https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2016/02/29/re-evaluating-the-boko-haram-conflict/). I have edited it for space.I decided to republish it following a report by the Premium Times of October 26 2016 that the Army has instituted a
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The Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the Nigerian army over Boko Haram latest video, Ahmad Salkida, has promised to meet with military authorities any time now. However, he said he would be in the country soon if the authorities sent him an air ticket.The military had late on Sunday, in a statement, declared Salkida and two others wanted
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