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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. Advertisements

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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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Tomorrow’s foes? Syrian rebels fear foreign Islamist fighters are ‘too extreme’

The civil conflict in Syria has brought Islamists from all over the world to the Arab country to help their brothers topple the “apostate regime”. But will the foreign allies lay down arms if Assad goes? Syrian rebels are starting to fear they won’t.

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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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‘Assad better get the hell out’ – Panetta

US Defense Sec. Leon Panetta has advice for Syria’s President Assad: “If you want to be able to protect yourself and your family, you’d better get the hell out now.” Panetta also warned that the US would not repeat the mistakes it made in Iraq.

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US position on Syria directly endorses terrorism – Lavrov

Washington’s reaction to blasts in Damascus is a downright justification of terrorism, slams Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. US State Department announced that terror acts in Syria are not surprising in light of the Assad regime’s actions. “This is direct endorsement of terrorism. How are we supposed to understand that?” Sergey Lavrov shared his astonishment at… Continue reading US position on Syria directly endorses terrorism – Lavrov

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Al Qaeda Taking Deadly New Role in Syria Conflict

CAIRO – It is the sort of image that has become a staple of the Syrian revolution, a video of masked men calling themselves the Free Syrian Army and brandishing AK-47s – with one unsettling difference. In the background hang two flags of Al Qaeda, white Arabic writing on a black field. “We are now… Continue reading Al Qaeda Taking Deadly New Role in Syria Conflict

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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… Continue reading Religion not ‘Single Cause’ of Nigeria Violence

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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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