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Boko Haram attacks Borno within 24 hours of alleged ceasefile agreement • Kills jubilating residents in Abadam, Dzur




James Bwala, (Nigerian Tribune) - A dangerous twist seems to have been introduced into the ceasefire agreement between the FG and Boko Haram, as the sect killed no fewer than 30 innocent civilians around Gwoza town and another five in Borno State.

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Boko Haram ceasefire: Sect to release 218 Chibok girls on Monday




Staff, (Punch) - The Presidentís Principal Secretary, Hassan Tukur, told BBC Focus on Africa that an agreement to end the Boko Haram hostilities had been reached after talks with the violent group. He said the agreement was reached after one month of negotiations in Saudi Arabia.

Constitution Review: Reps remove immunity for president, govs




John Ameh, (Punch) - Members of the House of Reps on Wednesday endorsed new amendments to the 1999 Constitution. A major highlight of the endorsement was the removal of the immunity clause for the President, the VP, the Govs and their Dups. By implication, occupiers of the offices can be tried for criminal offences while still in office.

127 Scammers use my name fraudulently -Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance




Temitayo Famutimi, (Punch) - Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has raised the alarm over the activities of cyber fraudsters laying claim to her identity on Facebook.

Military arrests soldiers for being 'moles' for Boko Haram




Kingsley Omonobi, (Vanguard) - Military authorities have arrested several soldiers, who were discovered to have leaked vital security information on the troops' strategies and tactics to Boko Haram that led to a series of ambush and killing of over 30 Nigerian soldiers in recent times.

Armed thugs, numbering over 100, invade Edo lawmakers quarters, vandalise cars, houses




Alexander Okere, (Punch) - Hoodlums on Saturday morning attacked the legislative quarters of the Edo State House of Assembly in Benin, vandalising property worth millions of naira. The armed hoodlums, numbering over 100, forced their way into the premises after overpowering the security personnel at the entrance.

Why we won't sell arms to Nigeria, by United States




Emmanuel Ande, (Guardian) - Despite the urgent need for external support for Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram, the United States (U.S.) has declared that it will not sell arms to the Federal Government. The position of the U.S. was disclosed by the country's Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle.

Nigerian passengers cancel their trips to US and Europe over Ebola




Udeme Ekwere, (Punch) - The spread of the Ebola Virus Disease to the United States and some European countries has forced many Nigerian travellers to cancel their flights to some of the affected countries.

Perseverance: Nyako's Deputy, Mr Bala Ngilari, sworn in as Adamawa State governor




Staff, (Vanguard) - Former Adamawa Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Ngilari, was sworn in as the state governor on Wednesday in Yola, following an order by a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, should vacate the office.

400 Boko Haram insurgents killed in battle to retake Bazza, Michika, Madagali




Staff, (Vanguard) - Heavy fighting between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram terrorists ensued yesterday in Adamawa State as soldiers backed from the air by Nigerian Airforce attack helicopters launched an attack to retake territories in the possession of Boko Haram.

South Africa seizes another $5.7m in yet another Nigerian illegal arms transaction




Staff, (Vanguard) - South African authorities have seized another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, just three weeks after the $9.3 million cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase, South Africa-based City Express reported Monday.