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UN Suspends Aid In Borno State As Thousands Flee Armed Attacks

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The United Nations says it is suspending humanitarian operations temporarily in Borno northern Nigeria after Boko Haram insurgents attacked un base in Dikwa and Damasak towns.

In a recent attacks by the Boko Haram jihadist group, un facilities were ransacked and burnt. The UN said the attack would affect support to 8,800 internally displaced persons and 76,000 persons in the host community receiving humanitarian assistance and protection.

The UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said, the United Nations is closely monitoring the situation and have temporarily suspended operations in these areas in order to safely relocate humanitarian staff.

Kallon said the UN intends to resume operations as soon as possible, so that civilians affected by the conflict are assisted.

Humanitarian aid facilities have in the past been targeted with the latest attack being on 10 April when three facilities were attacked and four persons killed.

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Power Restored To National Grid After System Collapse

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Ghanaians Blames Power Firm For Nationwide Blackout

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says power has been restored to national grid after a system collapse left most of the nation in the dark on Wednesday.

The company said on Thursday electricity has been restored across the entire grid through which distribution companies offtake electricity they deliver to consumers nationwide.

TCN’s public affairs general manager Ndidi Mbah, says experts were already making efforts to fully restore electricity on the grid.

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Army Denies Boko Haram’s Eid Donations Report

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that Boko Haram insurgents distributed Eid donations to communities in the northern states of Borno and Yobe.

Reports alleged the terrorist group had donated food and money to residents in attempts to woo them to support its activities.

The army says the reports were “propaganda,” and that it had conducted investigations and established the reports were untrue.

The army said in a statement “our team of eagle-eyed analysts went further to critically examine the pictures attached to this malicious publication and discovered that they were simply stage-managed in a typical terrorists-styled propaganda.

Nigeria continues to experience a wave of insecurity occasioned by attacks and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram militants.

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Nigeria Seeks To Tap Into Digital Economy

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