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US confirms drones deployed to Nigeria

Global Hawk drone: deployed to Nigeria, Pentagon confirms The US military is flying surveillance drones as well as manned aircraft over Nigeria to help the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. However, the data is not yet being shared with th...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Nigeria willing to talk with Boko Haram on hostages – Turaki

Tanimu Turaki Nigeria is willing to talk to Boko Haram about securing the release of 223 schoolgirls still held hostage by the Islamists, Special Duties Minister Taminu Turaki told AFP on Tuesday. Turaki, who last year headed a committee tasked with pursuing an amnesty pact with some Boko Haram fighters, said...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

UN expert asks Nigeria to talk with Boko Haram

The United Nations’ top expert on worldwide human trafficking called Tuesday for the negotiated release of Nigerian schoolgirls held by Boko Haram rebels, amid worries they might be sold off. “The elements of trafficking are there,” said Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, the UN Human Rights Council’s ...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

US deploys manned surveillance planes over Nigeria

The United States was Monday flying “manned” missions over Nigeria to track down more than 200 abducted schoolgirls as experts pored over a new video seeking clues to where they are being held. “We have shared commercial satellite imagery with the Nigerians and are flying manned ISR (intelli...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

US pilots fly manned surveillance planes over Nigeria

The United States was Monday flying “manned” missions over Nigeria to track down more than 200 abducted schoolgirls as experts pored over a new video seeking clues to where they are being held. “We have shared commercial satellite imagery with the Nigerians and are flying manned ISR (intelli...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

Nigeria should pursue prisoner-for-hostage swap – AFP Analysis

Kidnapped girls are staring into the video.AFP Conditions set out by Boko Haram’s leader for the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists may lead to a deal that sees the girls freed, analysts said Monday. In a new video obtained by AFP, the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau ...

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Posted on May 12, 2014

Scotland announce squad for Nigeria friendly

Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has released his squad for an international friendly match against Nigeria at Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground in London on May 28. British broadcaster BBC Scotland, has acquired the rights to the friendly match between the Super Eagles of...

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Posted on May 12, 2014

Nigeria not on auto pilot – Presidency replies Akande

President Goodluck Jonathan The Presidency on Sunday berated Chief Bisi Akande, the Chairman of opposition party, APC, over his claim that “Nigeria is on auto pilot”. Presidential Spokesperson, Dr Reuben Abati, in a statement issued in Abuja said that Akande and his party were “dishonest and...

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Posted on May 12, 2014

Netherlands confirms Dutch hostages freed in Nigeria

Niger Delta gunmen have released three Dutch nationals who were abducted last week, the Dutch foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday. “I can confirm they have been freed,” said ministry spokesman Johanne Doornewaard, adding that the Dutch ambassador to Nigeria was heading to the Delta region, where ...

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Posted on May 11, 2014

Dangote Group to invest $2.3bn in Northern Nigeria

Mansur Ahmed, Executive Director, Dangote Group The Dangote Group on Saturday pledged to invest 2.3 billion dollars in sugar-cane and rice production in the Northern part of the country by 2017. The Executive Director, Dangote Group, Alhaji Mansur Ahmed, made the pledge in his speech at the Northern States Go...

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Posted on May 10, 2014

Nigeria, US wants UN to label Boko Haram a terrorist organisation

Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan and US president Barack Obama having a chat Nigeria and the United States are working on a UN Security Council resolution to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation, diplomats at the foreign ministry in Abuja have confirmed. NAN quotes the sources as saying that the ...

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Posted on May 10, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls still in Nigeria, says Jonathan

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday he believed 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants last month in an attack that has stirred global outrage are still in his country and have not been moved to neighboring Cameroon. As condemnation of the abductions spread, Saudi Arabia’s grand ...

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Posted on May 9, 2014

US drones coming to Nigeria

Nigeria has requested for United States surveillance aircraft and intelligence to help track the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram gunmen, a senior U.S. official, Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Thursday “The Nigerians have asked for assistance in that area and we are considering it,” s...

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Posted on May 9, 2014

Countries ready to help Nigeria rout Boko Haram

More countries have offered to help Nigeria tackle the Boro Haram insurgency as global outrage mounts against the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the Islamists in Chibok, Borno State on 14 April. Countries that have offered to help the country secure the release of the girls include United States, B...

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Posted on May 8, 2014

Abducted Girls: Nigeria Police offer N50m reward for information

Frank Mba The Nigeria Police Force has offered N50million as reward to anyone with useful information about the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The announcement was made in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, in...

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Posted on May 8, 2014

US sending only a handful of soldiers to Nigeria

Despite the pledge by President Barack Obama to help Nigeria rescue the over 200 abducted schoolchildren, the United States has no plan to launch a full military operation against Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, the Pentagon said Wednesday. According to an AP report, only a handful of U.S. troops will arrive...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

PHOTO: Combat ready US Marines arrive Nigeria.

The ‘US’ Marines have  arrived Nigeria to help our security services tackle increasing threats of insurgents. “They are not going to be directly involved in the World Economic Forum event,” a senior American security source disclosed. “Their brief is to train the Nigerian security services....

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on May 7, 2014

Hollande pledges help for Nigeria in hunt for kidnapped girls

Hollande pledges help for Nigeria in hunt for kidnapped girls President Francois Hollande pledged Wednesday that France would help Nigeria look for over 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in an incident that has triggered global shock and condemnation. The extremists seized a first batc...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

Terrorism: US Deploys Experts to Nigeria

The United States has agreed to send a team of experts to Nigeria to help find the over 200 kidnapped schoolgirls amid a wave of outrage over their abduction. US Secretary of State, John Kerry, confirmed this in a phone call to President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, while US State Department spokeswoman, Jen...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

Chinese Premier to visit Nigeria, other African countries

Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, will on Tuesday 6 May, commence visits to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Kenya. Li, who disclosed the planned visits in a statement made available to NAN by the Chinese Consulate-General in Lagos, said the visits would be his first to Africa since his as...

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Posted on May 5, 2014

Nigeria fails to secure promotion at World Tennis tourney

Taiwo Adelu Segun Toriola: at 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championship in Japan Nigeria’s quest for promotion to the championship suffered a setback at the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Tournament when the Segun Toriola captained team lost narrowly to England in the quarter-final stage to settle for the sev...

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Posted on May 5, 2014

Kenyan president begins official visit to Nigeria

President Uhuru Kenyatta: in Nigeria to strengthen bilateral relations The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Abuja on Sunday on an official visit to Nigeria. The Kenyan president, who arrived at Nmandi Azikiwe International Airport in the evening, was received by the FCT minister Senator Bala Mohamm...

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Posted on May 5, 2014

Nigeria will ‘surely’ free abducted girls – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday vowed that his government will ensure the release of the 223 schoolgirls abducted by suspected Boko Haram Islamists. “We promise that anywhere the girls are, we will surely get them out,” Jonathan said in a live radio-televisi...

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Posted on May 5, 2014

Jonathan keeps Nigeria guessing over future

President Goodluck Jonathan: refused to declare his 2015 Presidential election ambition President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday kept Nigeria guessing over whether or not he will seek re-election, saying the issue was not important at the present time. “Whether Jonathan declares or not (his intention for r...

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Posted on May 4, 2014

NIGERIA: First lady, Patience Jonathan to storm Chibok in search of missing girls.

The first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has promised to stage a protest march to Chibok, Borno State, if the abducted schoolgirls were not released. Jonathan said this in Abuja after a meeting with governors’ and ministers’ wives, female senators, commissioners and more than 200 women from various groups ...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on May 4, 2014

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