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Why US moved against Boko Haram, Ansaru

More facts emerged yesterday on the reasons behind Wednesday’s designation of Boko Haram and Ansaru Islamic sects as Foreign Terrorist Organisations by the United States invoking section 219 of the National Immigration Act and section 1(b) of the Executive Order 13224, despite pressure from the Federal Government to do otherwise. According to diplomatic sources, the…

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Amaechi leads Govs to Sokoto for retreat

CHAIRMAN, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi will today lead other governors to Sokoto State for a two- day retreat. The governors who will arrive Sokoto State today under the auspices of Amaechi led Nigeria Governors’ Forum is expected to have in attendance all the thirty- Six governors, just as Governors…

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US joins war against Boko Haram, Ansaru

After years of diplomatic patchwork and foot-dragging, the United States, yesterday, formally declared war on Boko Haram, classifying the Nigerian-based Al Qaeda affiliate, a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The declaration would make Washington mobilize resources and intelligence to combat the ninth deadliest terrorist group in the world. A statement issued by the US State Department,…