The troops, who engaged the terrorists for over five hours, however lost a soldier in the battle. "Initially they flocked a herd of cows into Konduga in order to create some kind of detour and confuse us to enable the suicide bomber attack from another side; but we were able to gun the vehicle from afar before it got near and the car exploded. After that, the terrorists came in large numbers and we engaged in several hours of shooting with them."
Dikwa, which is the seat of the Dikwa Emirate, was recaptured at about 12:40 p.m. Taking Dikwa is the latest blow against the Boko Haram sect, which has lost several territories to the Nigerian military in the last three weeks.
On the day of opposition candidate General Muhamadu Buhari's rally in Maiduguri, Borno state, there were some unusual and ultimately deadly events that have caused anxiety and anguish among concerned Nigerians. Upon inspection of the vehicles, the Civilian-JTF discovered that the vehicles were contained arms and explosives.
The girls, until their abduction, were pupils of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. The SIA founder, who had earlier in January this year said it was setting up a taskforce to go to Sambisa Forest to secure the release of the abducted schoolgirls, requested from the UK government to know the "results and reports of the British Armed Forces, the details of where they searched and the results of their findings.
Flagging off the distribution exercise in Maiduguri, the chairman of Dikwa LGA, Alhaji Mohammed Ali Gana said the 5,000 bags donation was particularly for Dikwa's displaced persons, who were living in residential houses within Maiduguri metropolis and Jere LGA.
The commissioner, who is a Kanuri prince, told the residents of the area, which used to be a Boko Haram stronghold, weekend, that the donation of the money, 250 pieces of wrappers and other relief items were his personal donation to assist in their re-settlement.
Hajiya Shettima who stated this during the distribution of rice milling machines to some Borno women in agriculture at the Government House, Maiduguri, reiterated that the extension by INEC for PVC collection would serve as an opportunity for the people of the state, especially women to make sure that they collect the cards.
"No Association, individual or groups of persons has such power to handpick a candidate without proper consultation within all stakeholders. The power on who will be the students President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2015 solidly rest in the hands of the Nigerian Students who stayed at home for over Six (6) month during the ASUU Strike, and over Nine months during the ASUP Strike respectively" The NANS President "Comr.
While much of the conference thus far has focused on Iran's nuclear program, Power shifted course and blasted the United Nations for what she sees as unfairly singling out Israel for criticism. Power's affirmation that Israel will continue to have the protection of the U.S. in the United Nations comes at a critical juncture for Israel and the international community.
Lacey Spears showed little reaction as the verdict was read. The charge was the most serious available to the jury. Spears' lawyers suggested it was Nyack Hospital's treatment of the boy that was to blame for his death on Jan. 23, 2014, at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. The trial lasted for 14 days.
But on Monday, the prime minister will face a friendly audience of pro-Israel activists, business leaders and others in town for the annual conference, which this year brought together nearly 16,000 attendees to discuss the future of the nation and the potential Iranian nuclear deal.
Mikulski, 78, was the first woman to chair the powerful Appropriations Committe, a post she had to give up this year when the Democrats lost control of the Senate. Three people familiar with her plans -- a close friend in Maryland, a senior Democratic Party official and a Senate staffer - said she would announce at the event that she would step down at the end of 2016 and not seek another term.
"I think so. I'm not going to suggest it's easy, because it's not," he said on CBS "Face the Nation." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell initially agreed to pass a clean funding bill--one that didn't unravel the president's immigration actions, as many in the GOP wanted--but at the last minute, Boehner pushed forward a one-week funding bill that continues the showdown for another seven days.
The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots recommended for children younger than age 2. Most doctors said the practice puts kids at risk for getting vaccine-preventable diseases and might lead to disease outbreaks, but most also said they at least sometimes agreed to the delays.
Washington D.C., Feb 26, 2015 / 03:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- When an employer's hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee's religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination for not hiring?
According to several officials who have been briefed on the report's conclusions, the report criticizes the city for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Africans and relying on the fines to balance the city's budget. But the report into the broader practices of the local police department will give the context for the shooting, describing the mounting sense of frustration and anger in a predominantly black city where the police department and local government are mostly white.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner, who's 46, is set to die at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. If Gissendaner's execution happens, she will be the first woman executed in Georgia since 1945 and only the 16th woman put to death nationwide since the Supreme Court in 1976 allowed the death penalty to resume.
General managers, count your draft picks. In the West, the Blackhawks gave up a handful of picks to get Vermette from Arizona and Timonen from Philadelphia, using the salary-cap space created by the potentially devastating injury to star winger Patrick Kane.
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