How I Survived In Boko Haram Captivity, Military Detention – Borno Youth

By Samuel Malik in Maiduguri Ayuba Ijai counts himself lucky to be alive. Twice, he has literally been on “a journey of no return” but he survived on both occasions. The 30-year-old man has suffered...
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Almajiri Schools: The Rot And The Blame Game‎ (3)

-‘Blame State Governors, not us’-UBEC In continuation of LEADERSHIP Weekend’s special report on the state of Almajiri schools in some northern states four years after it took off. AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE...
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Almajiri Schools: The Rot And The Blame Game (2)

Four years after the launch of Almajiri Schools by the federal government, LEADERSHIP Weekend presented a special report on the state of the schools last week. In continuation, AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE (Abuja)...
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Nigerian Military Covers Up Killing Of Soldiers By Boko Haram

The icirnigeria.org can authoritatively report that, contrary to claims by the military authorities, scores of Nigerian soldiers were, indeed, killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Gudumbali in Borno State...
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Almajiri Schools: The Rot And The Blame Game (1)

Four years after the idea of Almajiri school programme was conceived and launched by the federal government, LEADERSHIP Weekend presents the state of the programme in seven states and the Federal Capital...
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Boko Haram Takes Over Damasak

Contrary to claims by the government and military authorities that no Nigerian territory is in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, the icirnigeria.org reports that Damasak, the capital of Mobbar Local...
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Some of 59 Nigerian soldiers facing trial on charges of mutiny and conspiracy to commit mutiny over claims that they refused to fight Boko Haram militants sit handcuffed on October 15, 2014 in the military courtroom in Abuja. The soldiers, all members of the 111th Special Forces Battalion, all pleaded not guilty in court. They are also accused of refusing to deploy in August to recapture the towns of Yelwa, Bellabulini and Dambo in Borno state from Boko Haram, according to the charge sheet. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Army Arrests Eight Soldiers Over North East Deployment Protest

The icirnigeria.org has learnt that the Nigerian Army arrested eight soldiers suspected of giving information to the media about the refusal of soldiers to be deployed to the North east. The soldiers,...
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How China Fuels Deforestation In Nigeria, West Africa

Corruption by local officials and sharp practices by Chinese businessmen drive a thriving illegal trade in timber from Nigeria and a large part of West Africa with grave consequences for the economy,...
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How Anambra Govt  Short Changes Awka North Residents

By Alfred Ajayi Residents of communities in Awka North local government, Anambra State, have been totally forgotten by the state government and live without access to power supply, good roads, potable...
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Corruption: Why Osun State Is In Deep Financial Crisis

By Ajibola Amzat, The Guardian Newspaper The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola did not give a true picture of the state’s revenue profile when he told  the House of Assembly that the total...
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