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My 8-month ordeal in SSS custody, by Madalla Imam

A deputy imam of a mosque in Madalla who went missing along with four other Muslim clerics over the past eight months has been released from the custody of the State Security Service, Daily Trust learnt yesterday. Malam Abubakar Ahmed, the deputy chief Imam of a Madalla Juma’at mosque, which is located between the market […]

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ROTFL… ‘Don’t doubt MTN airplane offer’

MTN has assured its new and existing subscribers of its commitment to fulfill its promise of rewarding the winner of its ongoing Ultimate Wonder Promo with an airplane  . The General Manager, Consumer Marketing of MTN, Kola Oyeyemi, at a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, said there was no cause to doubt the company […]

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Obasanjo Blasts Eedris Abdulkarem Again

For those who thought former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s anger towards Nigerian rapper, Eidris Abdulkarem’s 2004 hit song, “Nigeria jaga jaga”, has subsided and gone with the years goofed because the dust is yet to settle on the matter. According to him, “One of the worst problems Nigeria is facing is disbelief.

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FG confirms dialogue with Boko Haram via “back channel”

The federal government has confirmed that it is in dialogue with the fundamentalist sect Boko Haram, which has been raging insurgency across states in Northern Nigeria, claiming hundreds of lives. The dialogue with the sect is said to be holding through what is described as “back room channels”. This was made known by the Special […]

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How I survived suicide attack, by Sheikh (Dr.) Ahmad Gumi

Renowned Kaduna-based Islamic scholarSheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi Sheikh Ahmad Gumi yesterday explained how he survived the recent suicide bomb attack along Ali Akilu Road near his house in Kaduna, saying the attack was hatched by elements trying to spark war between Muslims and non Muslims.

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Dokubo Asari: Boko Haram, Goodluck Jonathan and Me

Mujahid Asari Dokubo, the boisterous leader of Niger Delta Volunteer Force, has declared that he is not linked with the Boko Haram sect, even as he admitted meeting the sect’s deceased leader, Mohammed Yusuf, at the group’s mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State.

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The Contribution of Muslim Leaders to Insecurity in Nigeria

At a joint meeting between the Special Task Force (STF) and representatives of Muslim communities of Jos and Barikin Ladi in Plateau State, the Muslims yielded to the appeal by the STF not to pray at their usual Eid praying ground at Barikin Ladi. A day earlier, the Izala group has also acquiesced to pressure […]

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OBJ, IBB Lack The Moral Right To Postulate On Nigeria’s Unity

In a rare joint statement, two former Heads of State, Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday called on Nigerians not to lose hope as a result of the current state of insecurity in the country. They urged Nigerians not to give room for frustration, fear and despair, which are the fallouts of acts […]

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OBJ/IBB: Case of two ‘enemies’ uniting for the Nigeria project

Against the backdrop of the not-too-cordial relationship between former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, Assistant Editor, Dapo Falade, X-rays the new-found rapport in the quest to finding a solution to the security challenges facing the country. FOR the second time in less than two years, two of Nigeria’s foremost former leaders, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo […]

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Who Listens To OBJ, IBB?

Was it a co-incidence that, 24 hours after two former heads of state, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), raised the alarm over growing insecurity in the country, deadly terrorists attacked Vice-President Namadi Samob’s house in Zaria, killing two police guards; and bombed Sokoto where about 10 people were killed? Maybe. I […]

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