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Soldiers, Boko Haram in Gun Battle

MAIDUGURI— RESIDENTS of Maiduguri were forced to return home earlier than the curfew time, yesterday, as soldiers and members of Islamic sect, Boko Haram, engaged in a fierce gun battle

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Kogi Prison Attack: 25 Fleeing Inmates Re-Arrested

The Kogi Command of the Nigeria Prisons Service on Thursday said 25 of the 119 awaiting trial inmates who escaped during the  attack on the Koton-Karfi Prison, in Kogi State

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Terrorism: US Court Jails Abdulmutallab for Life

UMAR Farouk Abdulmutallab was, on Thursday, sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in a federal court in Detroit, United States. Abdulmutallab is the 25-year-old Nigerian who was arrested in the

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Boko Haram; SSS Declares Ex- Soldier Wanted in Connection with Madalla Bombing

The State Security Service has declared wanted an ex-soldier, Habibu Bama, in connection with the Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State. The detained spokesman for

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Boko Haram Bombs Kogi Prison •Kills Warder, Frees Members, other Inmates Escape •Shoot-Out in Maiduguri •SSS Declares Ex-Soldier Wanted

THE dreaded Islamic religious sect popularly known as Boko Haram, on Wednesday evening stormed  the Nigeria Prison at Koton Karfe, Kogi State, with bombs and guns, killing one prison warder

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President Jonathan Considers Convocation of National Dialogue

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said the Federal Government was considering the idea of a national dialogue for the resolution of all controversial national issues. Speaking to elders from the

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FG Fesolves Feud Between Gas Pipeline Contractors, Host Communities

The lingering feud between contractors handling Federal government Gas pipeline projects in Delta state and their host communities, may soon be over as about three hours meeting between the government and

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World Bank President Steps Down

World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick announced Wedneday that he would step down at the end of a five-year term in which a transformed Bank played an historic role

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SSS Declares another Boko Haram Kingpin, Bama Wanted for Terrorist Act

The State Security Service (SSS) on Wednesday declared Habibu Bama, a kinpin of the Boko Haram sect wanted for act of terrorism. Mrs. Marilyn Ogar, deputy director, State Security Service

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Peace on the Plateau:Jang Seeks Spiritual Intervention

PLATEAU State is, no doubt, on the fast lane of regaining its lost glory of  being the home of peace and tourism, as the upheavals that characterised the state in

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