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Religion not ‘Single Cause’ of Nigeria Violence

About 4,000 Nigerians have been killed by violence during the past 11 years in Plateau State, according to Human Rights Watch.  Locals say the conflict may be along ethnic and religious lines, but the root of the fighting is often political and economic. Nigeria is often described as predominantly Muslim in the North and mostly […]

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US behind terrorist attacks in Nigeria – Shia Cleric

Prominent Shia leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky says the Untied States has been behind series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks across Nigeria. He said in an interview with the Hausa Radio that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) carried out the bombing attacks in different cities of Nigeria. Zakzaky also noted that Boko Haram is a well-known group […]

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Terrorism in Nigeria: Timeline between 26.08.2011 and 26.04.2012 by Wale Babatunde

Between 26.08.2011 UN Building bomb blast in Abuja & 26.04.2012 ThisDay bomb blast there ve been over 25 bomb attack in 10 States in Nigeria 26.08.2011: UN Building Bomb blast, #Abuja over 23 people dead according to official records. 4.11.2011- 5.11.2012: Yobe State. Over 60 people dead. Official record. 5.11.2011: Borno State triple suicide bomb, […]

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Boko Haram, Poverty: Between Carson and Oritsejafor

In the last one week the controversy Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, stirred back in February when he linked the Boko Haram insurgency in the North to extreme poverty in the region, seems to have escalated into a verbal warfare of immense proportions. The protagonists are, on the […]

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End of Boko Haram is in sight – SSS

The State Security Services (SSS) yesterday described the rising violent activities of the Boko Haram sect as desperate measures by a sinking group to remain afloat. SSS spokesperson Marlyn Ogar stated this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a three-day security consciousness workshop for Department Security Officers (DSOs) of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

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The racial politics of ‘Tuareg’ nationalism

Like good nomads ought to be, Tuareg desert blues super group Tinariwen are on tour. I hear good things about them as individuals, and I’m sure they’re all fine human beings, but I’m not a big fan. The music is alright, but the politics is rancid. Here’s why. “Our music was created under the same […]

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Nigeria’s problem corruption, not Boko Haram -Tam David-West

FORMER Minister of Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West, weekend in Lagos, said injustice, infidelity of leaders and corruption, rather than the activities of Boko Haram and the like, would break up Nigeria. Prof David-West who spoke on Beyond Subsidy, What Next?, at a seminar by Labour Writers Association of Nigeria, LAWAN, lamented  that “Injustice and lies […]

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We can use football to arrest Boko Haram – David Mark

Nigerian third citizen, Senator David Aleichenu Bonaventure Mark has urged Nigerians to use the power and passion of football to fight against the Book Haram insurgence and disunity in the country. The Senate President made this known during the recent public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Sports at the National Assembly, stressing that […]

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DEADLINE: We’ll Overcome Boko Haram By June — Jonathan

                By the middle of this year, the federal government and its security forces will have control over the security challenges posed by Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan stated yesterday. In an interview with the Yonhap, the official news agency of South Korea, in Seoul, Jonathan said that, at present, his […]

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Nigerian reporter threatened over Boko Haram coverage

A Nigerian journalist who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and Islamist sect Boko Haram says his life is under threat. Ahmad Salkida, an independent journalist, told CPJ that he noticed a white 4X4 Hilux with a Lagos state registration number following him on Thursday for several hours, including to his house in […]

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