Tag: boko haram

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March 12, 2012

“It will be over soon”: Chief of Defence Staff on Boko Haram

by Lekan Olanrewaju Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, on Saturday in Abidjan, said the days of the ...

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March 12, 2012

“We join forces with the rest of the world” – GEJ writes letters to Britain and Italy over dead citizens

by Lekan Olanrewaju President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday formally sympathised with the governments and people of Britain, Italy over the two ...

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March 11, 2012

“Is Nigerian education not a waste?” Check out yesterday’s top tweets

by Lekan Olanrewaju   What kind of day would it be without discussions on the Nigerian state of affairs and ...

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March 9, 2012

He said, she said, Mr. President said: Conflicting tales over botched hostage rescue

by Lekan Olanrewaju A Briton and an Italian held hostage in Kebbi State, were killed in a failed operation to ...

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March 6, 2012

“He’s alive”- Prisons Service denies death of bombing suspect in custody

by Lekan Olanrewaju The Nigerian Prisons Service has denied reports of the death of one of the suspected masterminds of ...

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March 5, 2012

This is murder! Lawyer Festus Keyamo cries foul as Independence Day bomb suspect dies in prison

by Chi Ibe One of the Independence Day bomb suspects, Tiemkenfa Francis Osvwo, who has been in detention at the Kuje Prison ...

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March 4, 2012

#InCaseYouMissedIt:Taste of their own medicine? Boko Haram members explode while preparing bombs

by Lekan Olanrewaju Three suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly been blown up while in the process of preparing bombs. The incident ...

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March 2, 2012

“Where’s Oyedepo when you need him?” Check out yesterday’s top tweets

by Lekan Olanrewaju From questions about a certain rape scandal to “warnings” against criticising the present administration, check out the ...

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March 1, 2012

Boko Haram: A failure of political and religious leadership by Aiyevbomwan Efosa

The Boko Haram crisis currently plaguing Nigeria is symbolic of the failure of the country’s political and religious leadership. Karl ...

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February 28, 2012

Boko Haram: 5000 foreigners repatriated by Nigerian Immigrations

By Lekan Olanrewaju About 5000 foreigners mainly from Niger and Chad have, according to immigration services, been sent back to ...

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February 28, 2012

“Help!” – Tinubu calls for US assistance to fight terrorism in Nigeria

By Lekan Olanrewaju. Former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu this weekend called for collaboration between Nigeria and United ...

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February 28, 2012

“A criminal became a governor” – Check out our top 10 tweets from yesterday.

From one late comment on Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance which didn’t sit too well with the general public to discussions ...

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February 23, 2012

Christians disguising as Islamic terrorists? – All in last week’s news…with a pinch of salt

by Stanley Azuakola The last thing Nigeria needs right now is another fiery religious tongue that wags for the sole ...

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February 17, 2012

“God is great”? – Drama as Abdullmutallab was sentenced yesterday

  By Hauwa Gambo Underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdumuttallab, was handed a life sentence on four charges without the chance ...

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February 16, 2012

Dele Momodu talks to ‘Yomi Kazeem: On Abati’s apology, Ribadu’s appointment and Boko Haram

Last week following my piece-Abati, how low can you go? , I got a call from former Presidential aspirant and ...

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February 15, 2012

Video (Viewer Discretion Seriously Advised): Anti-Bomb unit policeman blown up by Boko Haram

By Chi Ibe This heart wrenching video clip shows Sergeant Sunday Badang, a Nigerian policeman who was part of the ...

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February 14, 2012

“It is not enough to fight violence with violence” – Bill Clinton speaks on Boko Haram

by ‘Ifreke Inyang Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton was special guest at the ThisDay Annual Awards yesterday.The ...

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January 29, 2012

Opinion: Why we shouldn’t take Femi Fani-Kayode seriously

    By Kemi Omosanya FFK, who should know better, is fanning the fires of a breakup of the country. ...

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January 29, 2012

“India and Sudan have broken into 2 and 3 parts – why should Nigeria be different?” – The Femi Fani-Kayode piece everyone’s talking about!

Femi Fani Kayode, the outspoken ex-minister is not new to controversy. In a recent public outburst, he tries to offer his ...

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January 29, 2012

“I did not defend Boko Haram!” – Sanusi responds to Thisday story

by Chi Ibe “It is straightforward and clearly there is some mischief here” -Sanusi Lamido. Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido ...

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January 27, 2012

“GEJ is looking at me like I’m nobody, but he’ll see!” Boko Haram Leader threatens President

by Daniel Essien Imam Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has issued a threat to President ...

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January 26, 2012

GEJ to Boko Haram: Come and talk to us!

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan challenged the violent Islamist Boko Haram sect on Thursday to identify themselves and state clearly their ...

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January 25, 2012

Top 5 reasons to be worried about Boko Haram

    by Adebola Rayo The Islamist sect, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, whose terrorist activities have in the past ...

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January 25, 2012

Back to square one: Are we keeping Nigeria one?

  by Adebola Rayo Those calling for a break up ignore the fact that the ethnic lines as they affect ...

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January 25, 2012

Part 2 – Amara Nwakpa speaks post-#OccupyNigeria: “We need a social contract and we need it now”

We have lived a lie It was Onyeka Owenu that sang the song “Run, Jonathan, Run”, imploring the man who ...

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January 25, 2012

You need to read this! Amara Nwakpa (@bubusn) speaks post-#OccupyNigeria: “We must not repeat the mistakes of our fathers” (Part 1)

Quo Vadis, Nigeria?  Our desire for tribal balance in the corridors of power is at odds with our desire for ...

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January 25, 2012

Reuters Report: Boko Haram has killed almost 1000 since 2009

The Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram has killed at least 935 people since it launched an uprising in 2009, including ...

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January 24, 2012

An open letter to the President: “I am tired of managing this country,” by Aninoritse Odeli

  Letter to Mr. President   Dear Mr.  President, How are you today?  I trust you are well? Well why ...

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January 24, 2012

Slow and steady? Police “foil Boko Haram attack”

    By Kemi Omosanya Security agencies may just be on their way to curbing the activities of the Boko ...

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January 23, 2012

From the Bloggers: 2face is Unstoppable, but is Boko Haram too?

by Wilfred Okiche The bloggerati was awash with tragic tales of bomb blasts coming out of Kano, Bayelsa and Bauchi ...

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