Category: Africa

US Blocks Nigeria’s Purchase of Chinook Helicopters from Israel


Efforts by the Nigerian military to procure US-made Chinook helicopters from Israel, to facilitate the movement of troops and the injured, have been blocked by the United States Government, THISDAY has learnt. This, among other issues, including the US’ refusal

Hope rises for Chibok girls •FG, Boko Haram begin negotiation •As rumour of Shekau’s death spreads in Borno


THERE is hope in the horizon that the over 200 Chibok school girls in the captivity of terrorist group, Boko Haram, may regain their freedom soon. This is following reports that the Federal Government and the leadership of the insurgent

Boko Haram engaged in talks over kidnapped girls

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(CNN) — Nigerian government officials and the International Committee of the Red Cross have had talks with Boko Haram about swapping prisoners of the Islamist terror group for the more than 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped in April, a source

Nigeria Tried to Sneak $9.3 Million Cash Into South Africa to Buy Weapons

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JOHANNESBURG—A Nigerian watchdog group is demanding an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project petitioned the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force “to investigate

Boko Haram Plans To Use Mechanics, Car Wash Centers To Plant Bombs In Cars

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Aftermath the heavy defeats inflicted on Boko Haram insurgents in recent weeks, indications have emerged that the group are recruiting auto-mechanic and car wash operators across the country with a view to using their centers as loading bays to plant

12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny: court martial


Abuja (AFP) – Twelve Nigerian soldiers were on Tuesday sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year.A nine-member military tribunal, sitting in Abuja, convicted the

Nigeria Military Seize APC And Three Vehicles From Boko Haram


Abuja – The Nigerian Army on Tuesday recovered three Hilux vehicles mounted with machine and anti-aircraft guns, one Mowag  Armoured Personnel Carrier and other assorted arms and ammunition from insurgents, a statement said. The statement, issued by Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, the Director of Army Public Relations, on

Africa Loses Over 50Billion Dollars to Trade Mispricing


50billion US Dollars leave Africa annually through trade mispricing only, making the African continent an outstanding victim of illicit financial flows. Estimates by the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, have revealed. This was the main substance

Boko Haram Video Journalist, Commander, 200 Others, Killed In Konduga Battle


The video journalist responsible for capturing the activities of Boko Haram sect was amongst those who were killed by Nigeria military force yesterday Friday, during a gun-battle with the sect. The video journalist who was believed to have shot several

Nigerian Army Crushes Boko Haram Attack In Konduga


NIgerian troops today repelled a group of boko haram insurgents who launched an attack on the town of konduga in Borno State. In a fierce battle, the soldiers routed the Islamist insurgents who have overrun several towns in Nigeria’s northeast