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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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Memo to Northerners on Diversification

The Northern Nigeria has been the focus of global and media attentions due to the condemnable acts of terrorism by faceless armed militants, using name of a religion for destruction of lives and properties. Incidentally, up till the Abuja bombing by MEND on October 1, 2010, the Northern region was never known for bomb explosions. […]

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Jos Church Attack: Military denies involvement

The military authorities yesterday said the church member killed by fellow worshippers in Jos a week ago was the same person thought to have facilitated entrance for a suicide bomber into the COCIN church premises.  Adams Joseph Ashaba was lynched allegedly because he was seen alighting from the suicide bomber’s car shortly before the […]

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Rebels Rebel: Terrorism Timeline (Feb, 2012)

February 10, 2012: (UPDATE):  Nigerian security forces recaptured on Friday the main suspect in a deadly Christmas Day bomb attack who escaped from police custody last month, a state security source said. Kabiru Sokoto’s escape on January 18 was described by security sources as “unusual and suspicious” and it prompted President Goodluck Jonathan to sack […]

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include us in Amnesty or We’ll be BIGGER than #BokoHaram – Militants

A group which claimed to be part of the Niger Delta militant group has threatened to take arms against the Federal Government if not included in the amnesty programme. Leader of the Phase III ex-militants, Ramsey Umukoro, issued the threat Friday in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State during President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the state.  Umukoro spoke […]

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Who is Sending the Guns to Nigeria?

By Osae Brown As Nigerians were on the street protesting over fuel subsidy removal, a British based man was being arraigned in UK over the shipping of 80,000 rifles and pistols and 32 million rounds of ammunition to Nigeria. The shipment included 40,000 AK47 assault rifles, 30,000 rifles and 10,000 9mm pistols. According to a […]

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