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BLAST ROCKS BUS STATION IN NORTH NIGERIA’S BIGGEST CITY OF KANO….ONE PERSON KILLED, 8 OTHERS INJURED

An operative of the Police Counter Terrorist Unit stands in front of a Landcruiser truck AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE 24 July, 2014 At least one person was killed and eight other people injured when a blast ripped through a crowded bus … Continue reading

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NIGERIA POVERTY LEVELS DROP FROM 62.2% IN 2010 TO 33.1% IN 2013 – WORLD BANK REPORT

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria. LAGOS, July 22 (Xinhua) Poverty rate in Nigeria has dropped from 35.2 percent to 33.1 percent in 2013, a latest World Bank report said on Tuesday. The decrease represents a dramatic drop from an estimated … Continue reading

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BOMBS IN NORTH NIGERIA’S KADUNA KILL AT LEAST 82

Red Berets of the Nigeria Police Force’s Counter Terrorist Unit REUTERS By Garba Muhammed KADUNA NIGERIA | Wed Jul 23, 2014 Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people on Wednesday, officials said, … Continue reading

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CAMEROON VILLAGERS LIVE IN TERROR OF NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM

Cameroonian soldiers in a Landcruiser gun truck armed with a Chinese-made Type 58 twin 14.5mm AAMG system. PHOTO CREDIT: SKY NEWS July 23, 2014 YAOUNDE (AFP) In the villages that line the border with Nigeria,even those charged with protecting Cameroonians … Continue reading

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DEFENCE MINISTER SCORES NIGERIAN NAVY HIGH ON MARITIME SECURITY

NNS Siri P181, a 58 metre Combattante III missile Fast Attack Craft on patrol NIGERIAN TRIBUNE 19 Jul, 2014 Calabar The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has said that constant patrol by the Nigerian Navy on the … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S ‘WAR ON TERROR’ : MOLES SABOTAGING FIGHT AGAINST INSURGENTS – MILITARY SOURCE ; OTHER EXTENUATING FACTORS ALSO LISTED

Colonel (rtd) Sambo Dasuki, Nigeria’s National Security Adviser DAILY TIMES 19 July, 2014 Reacting to comments made by the chairman of the newly inaugurated Committee on Victim Support Fund, General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd.) to the effect that the war against … Continue reading

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TERRORISM: PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR ‘HUGE ACQUISITIONS’ OF MILITARY HARDWARE

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria PM NEWS Published on July 18, 2014 President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of additional funds for the purchase of military hardware, the Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, said. Obanikoro said … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN SEEKS LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO BORROW US$1 BILLION FOR MILITARY HARDWARE ACQUISITION ; IMMEDIATE CONCURRENCE EXPECTED

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo(in the background). President Jonathan appears determined, and most commendably so, to have the defence and security forces retooled in a manner which has not been experienced for over thirty years VANGUARD 16 … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS SAY CORRUPTION SAPS WILL TO FIGHT ISLAMISTS

Nigerian mortar crews and a Toyota Landcruiser gun truck BLOOMBERG By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz and Dulue Mbachu July 16, 2014 When Islamist militants raided the northeastern Nigerian village of Izghe, killing 90 people, some government troops dropped their weapons, stripped off … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY TAKING DELIVERY OF CRITICAL COUNTERINSURGENCY ASSETS ; PHASED DELIVERY OF ‘NIGHT-FIGHTING ATTACK HELICOPTERS’ (MI-35M) UNDERWAY

The Nigerian Air Force have almost certainly taken delivery of two of the six units of advanced all-weather Mi-35M attack helicopters. A statement issued by the Budget Office of the Federation and archived online shows that the 2014 defence appropriation … Continue reading

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