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Boko Haram’s recent, deadly attack on the agricultural college in Gujba, Yobe State has raised some difficult and urgent questions for the Nigerian federal authorities and international community. The most pressing – how and why did this happen – quickly give way to more substantive concerns about th...
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By E O Eeke I am surprised that President Jonathan has yielded to the pressure of men, mostly in their 70s and 80s who believe that a country with an elected house of Assembly and a senate needs another body of men selected by politicians to decide its future. My opposition to the national conference...
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By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thousands of people each year flee Eritrea, a small Horn of Africa nation. Despite relative peace, many leave the repressive regime taking trips that can be as perilous as the recent boat disaster off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Here is...
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by Dan Connell published in MER268 When Sheikh Muhammad ‘Ali Hasan ‘Awad learned that nine kidnapped “Africans” — eight Eritreans and one Ethiopian — were being beaten, raped and starved in a compound in Sheikh Zuwayd, a Sinai village near the Israeli border, he wasted little time. Firing...
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The leader of Ogaden National Liberation Front “ONLF” Admiral Mohamed Omar Osman, the secessionist group fighting for the independence of Ogaden Region in the eastern of Ethiopia has reached in South Africa’ Pretoria town on Tuesday. The source close to the ONLF told Ogadentoday Press through the pho...
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  Armed security men with one of the Nigerians suspected to have kidnapped a child in Guinea-Bissau … on Tuesday. | credits: AFP. Guinea-Bissau has apologised to Nigeria over the killing  of  three of her citizens by  a mob  in Bissau. The apology was made shortly after Nigeria protested t...
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  ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on Wednesday said it had seized 100 houses acquired with proceeds from corruption in Abuja and environs. An ICPC Commissioner, Alhaji Isa Salami, who said this in Calabar, Cross River State capi...
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Abuja – The Federal Government on Wednesday ordered investigation into the reported killing of three Nigerians and the attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea-Bissau. Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, told State House correspondents in Abuja ...