Boko Haram

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Sep 23rd, 2014
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By Dahiru Mohammed Lawal Nigeria’s military has retracted its statement that some of the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok town in April by Islamist militants had been freed. Two Toyota Hiace buses loaded with the girls were driven into Maimalari Barracks, the headquarters of the 7th Division of...
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Sep 15th, 2014
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By CNA The militant Islamic group Boko Haram has surrounded Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, according to local leaders who charge that the national government is not doing enough to combat the group. “The insurgents have rendered impassable almost all the roads leading to Maiduguri,” the Boko ...
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Sep 12th, 2014
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By Uche Ezechukwu Like malevolent cancer cells, the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad, generally known as the Boko Haram, has continued to mutate and change its nature and tactics in response to what it must perceive as the reality, as well as in manners that have shown the group...
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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Written by Obinna Akukwe The Boko Haram insurgents have finally chased away the predominantly Christian community of Gwoza and hoisted their black and white flag in the conquered territory. Succinctly put, they have captured the Christian community of Gwoza and declared it an Islamic state. This is j...
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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By Igboeli Arinze After eight years spent as Vice President of the Federation, Atiku Abubakar also known as Turaki Adamawa is set to declare that he would again run as he did in 1993, 2007 and 2011, to lead Africa’s largest democracy as president. On face value, Atiku is naturally not the typical Nig...
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Aug 28th, 2014
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By Kodili Ejiofor The current move and tact in insurgency by the Northern Nigeria based Islamic sect, Boko Haram is getting more alarming by the day. The terrorist group now flexes muscles in seizing towns through the barrels of guns killing innocent people in something akin to satanic frenzy, hoisti...
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Aug 25th, 2014
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*A front row account of Nigeria under the late president Yar’adua by Segun Adeniyi The book written by Segun Adeniyi, spokesman of Late president Yar’adua, with the title Power, Politics and Death has opened yet another chapter which has shown how the politics of this country is and has further under...
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Aug 19th, 2014
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By Olugu Olugu Orji Mnia A Syrian king and his murderous host had laid an impregnable siege on the ancient city of Samaria. Matters had degenerated to the point where the head of an ass sold for 80 pieces of silver. By today’s reckoning, that would be $10,240: the local equivalent being in excess of ...
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Aug 18th, 2014
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By Jim Kouri The bloodthirsty and brutal Islamic terrorist group. Boko Haram, appear to be attempting to show the world that they’re equal opportunity kidnappers on Friday when they invaded a village in Nigeria and abducted dozens of boys and young men, loaded them on trucks, and then drove out of th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 14th, 2014
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By Olugu Olugu Orji I have keenly followed the towering institution of the American Presidency since maturation and the cessation of civil war hostilities enabled me in the very early 70s. From the hard-nosed Richard Milhous Nixon to the much-maligned (unfairly, though) incumbent Barrack Hussein Obam...