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Nigeria’s Insistent Revolt

Boko Haram’s bloody weekend attacks in Nigeria’s most important Islamic city, Kano, following unrelated countrywide protests over the end of a decades-old fuel subsidy underscore the fact that business as usual is no longer good enough. Only genuine reform of Nigeria’s political economy can pull it back from the brink. By partly reinstating the fuel… Continue reading Nigeria’s Insistent Revolt

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Nigeria: FG in talks with #BokoHaram

Envoys of Nigeria’s president are in negotiations with elements of the Islamist insurgency behind an onslaught of attacks that has destroyed government buildings and killed hundreds of people, according to senior officials. The envoys have engaged with leaders of the Boko Haram militant group whom they view as less hostile, more pragmatic and harboring legitimate… Continue reading Nigeria: FG in talks with #BokoHaram

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Nigeria, US to address #BokoHaram onslaught

The United States and Nigeria said they will address the Boko Haram onslaught and Niger Delta issues under their bi-national commission. Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the regional security cooperation working group under the Nigeria, USA Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Abuja yesterday, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. William Fitzgerald said that the security… Continue reading Nigeria, US to address #BokoHaram onslaught

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#BokoHaram’s Open Letter To Kano State Governor (August 2011)

BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHIM FROM: JAMA’ATU AHLISSUNAH LIDDAWATI WAL-JIHAD TO: 1. DR. RABI’U MUSA KWANKWASO, GOVERNOR OF KANO STATE, 2. ALHAJI ADO BAYERO, EMIRE OF KANO, 3. ALHAJI ABBAS SUNUSI, WAMBAN KANO AND 4. ALHAJI YUSUF MAITAMA SULE, DAN MASANIN KANO ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHATULAHI WABRAKATUH Glory be to Allah and may the peace and blessing of… Continue reading #BokoHaram’s Open Letter To Kano State Governor (August 2011)

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US Congress warns of Nigeria’s #BokoHaram

A US Congressional report says Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram is an “emerging threat” to the US and its interests. Boko Haram has carried out a spate of bombings, including in the capital, Abuja, as well as in the mainly Muslim north where the group originated. The report said it may be forging ties… Continue reading US Congress warns of Nigeria’s #BokoHaram

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Boko Haram Disowns Konduga… says Ndume Also a Target

Maiduguri — The spokesman of the Jama’atu Ahlus Sunnah oLidda’awati Wal Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, Abu Qaqa today described Ali Sanda Umar Konduga who was arrested by the Nigerian State Security Service SSS, as an impostor. Qaqa, who spoke on phone in Hausa language to a group of newsmen at the Nigerian Union… Continue reading Boko Haram Disowns Konduga… says Ndume Also a Target

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