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By admin On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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North -East Insecurity: 20,000 Nigerian Take Refuge In Niger

LAGOS MAY 28TH (URHOBOTOAY)-Violence in northwest Nigeria has forced no fewer than 20,000 refugees to flee to neighboring Niger since April, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. It voiced concern More...

By admin On Friday, September 7th, 2018
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Delta, Rivers, Edo, 9 Other States To Experience Flooding – NEMA, NHISA Warn

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Hydrological Services Agencies (NHISA) have warned that 12 states across the country would soon experience flooding More...

By admin On Friday, March 11th, 2016
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34 Death in Collapsed Lagos Building are Mainly Foreigners- Officials

LAGOS MARCH 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The collapse of a building complex under construction has killed 34 mainly foreign workers in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, officials said Thursday. National Emergency More...

By admin On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Niger to Transfer 500 Boko Haram Prisoners to Nigeria

Boko Haram Prisoners LAGOS DECEMBER 9TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Niger has agreed to transfer hundreds of prisoners from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram back to their home country of Nigeria to reduce pressure on its More...

By admin On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Boko Haram: Buhari Hails US for Sending 300 Troops to Cameroon

Buhari LAGOS OCTOBER 15TH (URHOBOTODAY)– Nigeria on Thursday welcomed a US decision to send up to 300 military personnel to Cameroon to help the regional fight against Boko Haram, despite having itself requested More...

By admin On Monday, October 5th, 2015
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ISIS-Affiliated Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Abuja Multiple Blast

LAGOS OCTOBER 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, have claimed responsibility for a series of suicide bombings near the Nigerian capital that killed More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Boko Haram Made 1.4m Nigerian Children Homeless-UNICEF

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 18TH (URHOBOTODAY) – The number of children forced to flee Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria and neighbouring countries has reached 1.4 million, the U.N. children agency UNICEF said More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Reasons Behind Buhari’s Visit to Cameroon

Buhari LAGOS JULY 29TH (URHOBOTODAY) — Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational More...

By admin On Friday, July 24th, 2015
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Borno, Yobe Governors Raise Alarm, Says Boko Haram is in Possession of Five Local Govt Areas

LAGOS JULY 24TH (URHOBOTODAY) – Boko Haram Islamists are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, state governors from the region said on Thursday, after the military claimed More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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Boko Haram’ll Be Defeated within 18 Months or Less- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari (l) and US Secretary of States John Kerry during press briefing LAGOS JULY 22ND (URHOBOTODAY) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday a multinational African force will be More...

By admin On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Boko Haram Fighters, Soldier Killed in Failed Prison Attack in Niger

LAGOS JULY 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Suspected Boko Haram militants launched an attack on the prison in the southern Niger town of Diffa late on Saturday, military sources said, in an apparent bid to free fellow members More...

By admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Boko Haram Massacre 150 Muslim Worshippers in North Eastern Villages

LAGOS JULY 3RD (URHOBOTODAY) – Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed nearly 150 people in northeastern Nigerian villages, mowing down men and children while they prayed in mosques and shooting women More...

By admin On Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Obama to Host Buhari in White House Next Month

Buhari LAGOS JUNE 26TH (URHOBOTODAY) -LAGOS JUNE 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)- US President Barack Obama will welcome his Nigerian counterpart to Washington next month, the White House announced Thursday, a symbolic show More...

By admin On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Coalition of Political Parties, Civil Societies Slam Buhari over Reliance on Foreign Nations

Muhammadu Buhari LAGOS JUE 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari who travelled to neigbhbouring Chad and Niger in his first week in office has come under fire by the Credible Alternative Alliance, CAA, under More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Migrant Tragedy: Sordid Tale of Failed Trip to Europe

Saliou Ndiaye LAGOS MAY 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Saliou Ndiaye set off from Senegal last July with the intention of making the dangerous crossing over the Mediterranean to Europe. But after surviving a grueling desert More...

By admin On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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Buhari Makes ‘U Turn’ on Crushing of Boko Haram, Says Nigerians Should not Expect Miracle from Him

Mohammadu Buhari LAGOS APRIL 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)-President elect, Muhmmadu Buhari, has asked Nigerians not to expect him to perform miracles once he assumes power come May 29th. Gen Buhari said this while speaking More...

By admin On Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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Retreating Boko Haram Fighters Set Homes Ablaze in Bama Town

LAGOS MARCH 15TH _URHOBOTODAY) – Boko Haram Islamists have set fire to homes in Nigeria’s northeast town of Bama that are under their control, forcing residents to flee as troops advance to recapture More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Nigeria Retakes 36 Towns From Boko Haram

Nigeria Army pose with Boko Haram flag after dismantling their base LAGOS MARCH 11TH (URHOBOTODAY) – Nigeria said on Wednesday that 36 towns had been retaken from Boko Haram since the start of a four-nation More...

By admin On Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Boko Haram Resorts to Total Gorilla Warfare on Nigerians

LAGOS FEBRUARY 28TH (URHOBOTODAY)- – Bomb attacks in Nigerian towns and cities look likely to increase in the run-up to forthcoming elections, despite the military claiming increasing successes against Boko More...

By admin On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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U.S. Military Trains African Armies Ahead of Boko Haram Campaign

Members of Chadian special forces form a line during Flintlock 2015, an American-led military exerci … LAGOS FEBRUARY 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)- – Under the glare of the Saharan sun, a U.S. special forces trainer More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Tide Has Turned against Boko Haram-Jonathan

President Goodluck Jjonthan LAGOS FEBRUARY 25TH (URHOBOTODAY)- – Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said the military was gaining the upper hand against Boko Haram, despite two bombings More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Is Boko Haram Invoking Kanem Bornu Legacy?

LAGOS FEBRUARY 25TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Lagos (AFP) – Long before Boko Haram’s uprising plunged the region into crisis, the area below Lake Chad was part of a powerful Islamic empire, known for religious More...

By admin On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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‘109 Boko Haram Fighters Dead’ After First Attack on Niger

Carou LAGOS FEBRUARY 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)Boko Haram launched its first major attack in Niger on Friday, triggering a forceful response from regional troops who claimed to have killed more than a hundred of the Islamists. The More...

By admin On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Leaders Meet in Paris, Declare ‘Total War’ on Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonthan (Right) with world leaders during a conference in Paris on Boko Haram menance LAGOS MAY 18TH (URHOBOTODAY) – West African leaders on Saturday agreed to work together to wage “total More...

By admin On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Boko Haram Offers to Swap Kidnapped Girls for Prisoners

Boko Haram Leader Shekau LAGOS MAY 12TH (URHOBOTODAY) The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has said he will release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange More...