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Local news for Maiduguri, Nigeria continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

13 hrs ago | United Nations

Restoring dignity, ensuring - safe space' for returning Nigerian schoolgirls critical - " UN official

Students at a school operated by Future Prowess Islamic Foundation in Maiduguri, Nigeria, which provides free primary education for orphans and vulnerable children.

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19 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Soldiers Rebel over Lack of Weapons to Fight Boko Haram

A group of soldiers in the North-eastern part of the country is refusing to fight Islamist sect, Boko Haram, until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers has told the BBC Hausa Service.

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19 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Nigerian troops 'mutiny' over weapons

Dozens of Nigerian soldiers have refused to deploy for an offensive against Boko Haram Islamists until they receive better weapons, several of the mutineers told AFP on Wednesday.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

In-depth Africa

2015: Borno APC loses state executive members to PDP

The All Progressive Congress, APC in Borno state is losing its top members to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP with a recent declaration of the APC state Secretary, Hon.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

CFR.org

Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update August 9-August 15

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 9 to August 15, 2014.

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Outlook

10 Dead in Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria: Witnesses

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 10 people who had fled their homes to escape repeated attacks by the insurgents, after hunting them down in a nearby village, witnesses said today.

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IRIN

School tries to heal the divide in northern Nigeria

The kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State in April by Boko Haram militants, and a so far unsuccessful high-profile campaign to free them, exemplifies the insecurity-driven education crisis in the area.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Vanguard

Cameroon closes borders, suspends flights from Nigeria

Following the fears of spread of the Ebola Virus Disease through international air and seaports, including border land outposts of Nigerian Immigration Serives in the Northeast sub-region of country, Cameroon has closed its borders with Nigeria and suspended all flights to and from Nigeria.

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Los Angeles Times

The road from beggar to Islamist militant in Nigeria

Children read from the Koran in a classroom in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Military to Court-Martial Over 100 Soldiers for Cowardice

The Nigerian military is in the process of constituting a trial panel to try over 100 soldiers said to have exhibited "acts of cowardice" and "disobeyed deployment directives" in Maiduguri on Saturday, reliable military insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Times of Israel

Chadian troops 'rescue 85 Boko Haram hostages'

Chadian troops have rescued around 85 Nigerians kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists last weekend from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast, security and human rights sources said Saturday.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Daily Mail

Boko Haram kidnap dozens of men and boys in attack on Nigeria...

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The Daily Star

Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria

Demonstrators hold up a banner during a rally that was held to mark the 120th day since the abduction of two hundred school girls by the Boko Haram, in Abuja August 12, 2014.

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In-depth Africa

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Friday morning

In a press release by the Deputy Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Health, Alhaji Isiaka Yusuf, the Federal Government said it had to do so after having tried all other options to end the strike that has currently harmed the nation's health sector.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

In-depth Africa

Boko Haram abducts 100 young men in Borno as military intercepts mass movement of 57 youths

Boko Haram have abducted 100 young men in Doron Baga, a village in Borno State during an attack on the village on Sunday August 10th.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

In-depth Africa

Analysis: In Nigeria, Boko Haram follows in the footsteps of Iraq's Islamic State

It's no secret what Boko Haram wants. Dissatisfied with the Nigerian state, and unhappy with the pervasive and corrosive influence of western culture, it has long sought to establish an Islamic state in north-eastern Nigeria, one governed by its strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.

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Arab Times

Crisis warning after Boko Haram attack

Islamist militants attacked Gwoza in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, last Wednesday, leaving dozens of people dead and sending others fleeing for their lives, some to hills near the border with Cameroon.

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In-depth Africa

Damboa: Group of concerned youths call for support for lawmaker

Youths in Damboa Local Government area of Borno State, under the umbrella of Damboa Youth Association has reacted to the attack on the member representing Damboa State constituency, in the state house of assembly, Hon.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Peninsula

Military wives block husbands' deployment to fight Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI: Military wives in the restive Nigerian city of Maiduguri have taken to the streets this week, burning tyres to prevent their husbands' deployment to fight Boko Haram.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Vanguard

Wives, children stop military trucks conveying soldiers to fight Boko Haram

H undreds of women and children weekend forcefully stopped military trucks from conveying their husbands and fathers to the Boko Haram-seized Gwoza by locking the exit gates of a barracks in Borno State, demanding quality fighting equipment for the soldiers.

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