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Boko Haram

While we must give kudos to the military and the Nigerian government for improving security in the northeast, it is safe to say the conflict is far from over. There is still some way to go. more

24 May 2017 00:00 News

Musa*, a CJTF leader based in Maiduguri, has been pleading with his government contacts to provide jobs and support to his men once they decide to leave the CJTF. “You have taught them how to use arms. You have taught them how to fight. To not help more

10 May 2017 00:00 News

Parents of the Chibok girls attend a meeting with President Buhari January 14, 2016.

(Pix by Reuters - Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigerian officials gave permission on Tuesday for a memorial event at a school in northeast Nigeria from where Islamist rebels abducted 276 girls two years ago with parents hoping this would remind the world their daughters are still missing. more

6 Apr 2016 00:00 News

President Buhari tells Al Jazeera's Martine Dennis that he hasn't failed in his promise to defeat Boko Haram and that the group has been weakened considerably

[Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Nine months after he came to power, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received an official welcome from Qatar's Emir on Buhari's latest trip of many to boost Nigeria's standing abroad. more

7 Mar 2016 00:00 News

First it starts with foes, then friends, then you and I. At a time, against better advice, I strongly supported the extra-judicial detention of Radio Biafra boss, Nwannekaenyi Okwu-Kanu. My argument was that, it should not be because the Department more

29 Feb 2016 00:00 Opinion

Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society – according to new research by peace building more

17 Feb 2016 00:00 News

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in a warm handshake with France's President Francoise Hollande at Elysee Palace

Picture: Femi Adesina

Buhari met with Hollande at Elysee Palace and warned that Boko Haram had expanded "after declaring its loyalty to IS." He said the jihadists' alliance, announced in March, had given Boko Haram "a source of material resources." more

14 Sep 2015 21:55 News

I am not one of Buhari’s fans; not one of his baying cult followers, but I have to concede that the man’s stock is quite high at the moment. The General’s star is shining brightly. His stock has recently skyrocketed. But why is that? more

18 Feb 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 2 Comments

My concern is for the 54 Nigerian soldiers who have been convicted of mutiny, and sentenced to death by a court martial. more

9 Jan 2015 00:00 Opinion

Lagos, Nigeria's mega city, is synonymous with thugs. These thugs are locally called agberos by the Yoruba folks in Nigeria. more

24 Nov 2014 00:00 Opinion 2 Comments

The Borno State government has released 42 suspected Boko Haram terrorists captured by the Nigerian army. more

7 Nov 2014 00:00 Trumpet Nigeria

Nigeria's military says it has agreed a ceasefire with Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Northeast Nigeria, by the group last April. more

17 Oct 2014 18:27 News

The protest was peaceful according to IHRC

Islamic Human Rights Council (IHRC)

A report launched by London-based Islamic Human Rights Council (IHRC) has accused the Nigerian military of war crimes. more

14 Oct 2014 00:00 News

In the early hours of April 14 2014, Boko Haram militants invaded the sleepy little town of Chibok. They made off with about 234 school girls, and then the school was razed to the ground. more

26 Sep 2014 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

The United States of America has donated high-tech bomb detector robots to the Nigeria Police Force. more

22 Aug 2014 00:00 News

A delegation of the United Kingdom (UK) Chapter of Nigeria's leading opposition party - the All Progressive Congress, has visited 10 Downing Street, to alert British Prime Minister about Boko Haram. more

8 Aug 2014 00:00 News

In an era dominated by men who want to live a life void of ennui, the true meaning of the term 'manhood' has been generally abused. Most men are quick to refer to the word manhood - when speaking about matters of less relevance - without thinking of more

31 Jul 2014 14:14 Opinion

President Goodluck Jonathan has visited Emab Plaza in central Abuja where a bomb blast killed at least 21 people on Wednesday - with the attack blamed on Boko Haram. more

27 Jun 2014 00:00 FCT

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has insisted that the ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East is worse than the Nigerian civil war. more

26 Jun 2014 00:00 News

Really, I’d rather not see any more Boko Haram video and publicity stunts. One of their more recent ones talked about swapping a number of kidnapped girls for captured Boko killers. That just ruined my dinner even more. It was all I could do to more

4 Jun 2014 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID