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

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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… Continue reading US behind terrorist attacks in Nigeria – Shia Cleric

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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… Continue reading The racial politics of ‘Tuareg’ nationalism

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

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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… Continue reading We can use football to arrest Boko Haram – David Mark

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In Details: How Sokoto Rescue-Gone-Wrong Happened – Weekly Trust

…Italian PM demands for explanation from Britain over failure. Heavily armed soldiers and men of the State Security Service (SSS), reportedly supported by British security operatives in a commando-like operation on Thursday stormed a criminal hideout at Mabera area of Sokoto to free two expatriates, an Italian Franco Lamolinara and Briton Christopher McManus who were… Continue reading In Details: How Sokoto Rescue-Gone-Wrong Happened – Weekly Trust

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CAN accuse FG of ‘pampering Boko Haram’

ABUJA- The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Monday, confronted the Federal Government for taking too much time than necessary to stop serial killings of innocent Nigerians by the fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram. CAN President, Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor, told the government to stop foot-dragging and pampering the sect members and their sympathisers, if truly the… Continue reading CAN accuse FG of ‘pampering Boko Haram’

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The Boko Haram terror chief who came back from the dead

Two years ago, Nigerian security officials thought they had killed Imam Abubakar Shekau. But the leader of the Boko Haram Islamist group is alive and has released a new video threatening the Nigerian state. Wearing a camouflage flak jacket over a pristine white shirt, flanked by two Kalashnikov rifles, the leader of the Nigerian Islamist… Continue reading The Boko Haram terror chief who came back from the dead

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