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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… Continue reading FG confirms dialogue with Boko Haram via “back channel”

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

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

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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… Continue reading Who Listens To OBJ, IBB?

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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,… Continue reading Terrorism in Nigeria: Timeline between 26.08.2011 and 26.04.2012 by Wale Babatunde

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Nigeria: Military kills 3 suspected sect members

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says it killed three suspected members of a radical Islamist sect who wanted to burn down a public primary school in the country’s violent northeast. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Hassan Ifijeh Mohammed said Monday that soldiers shot the suspected members of Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the sect’s spiritual home.… Continue reading Nigeria: Military kills 3 suspected sect members

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Thousands flee from Nigeria crackdown on Boko Haram

At least 10,000 people have fled northern Nigeria for neighbouring Niger and Chad to escape a military sweep targeting members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, officials said on Thursday. Niger’s government said that at least 10,000 of its citizens had returned from northern Nigeria over the past six months, and the International Organisation for… Continue reading Thousands flee from Nigeria crackdown on Boko Haram

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Nigeria: An Inconvenient Truth – By Hannatu Musawa

Every time our country goes through a period of challenges propagated by violence, the one characteristic of the Nigerian that seems to surface is one of skewered finger-pointing and self-denial that border on ethnic and tribal lines. Even when the facts are clear and responsibility has been claimed for acts of violence, it still seems… Continue reading Nigeria: An Inconvenient Truth – By Hannatu Musawa

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