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By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 30th, 2012
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The notorious underwear bomber who tried to bring down a jumbo jet on Christmas Day had a dirty little secret – he’d been wearing the explosive skivvies for weeks. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wore them for three weeks to be exact, and it may have been the reason why he was unsuccessful in h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 17th, 2012
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Detroit – The family of a Nigerian man sentenced to life in prison for trying to destroy an international jetliner says the case brought them “tremendous shock”. Nine members of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s family travelled to Detroit but did not attend Thursday’s hearing...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2012
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A Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a commercial plane as a would-be suicide mission for al-Qaeda. His family quickly called on the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2012
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A lawyer for the Nigerian man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a U.S. jumbo passenger jet on Christmas Day in 2009 urged a federal judge on Monday not to sentence him to spend the rest of his life in prison because it was cruel and unusual punishment. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2012
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Washington: Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki personally directed and approved the attempted bombing of a U S airliner which a Nigerian man tried to carry out on Christmas Day in 2009, according to new details released by federal prosecutors on Friday. Awlaki, who was a leader of the militant groupR...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 8th, 2012
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“Halftime in America” is a punchier version of Wag the Dog’s reelection slogan, “Don’t Change Horses in Midstream.” They might have tried, “The Best is Yet to Come,” but Bloomberg already took that one. It’s one of those wonderful side benefits of socialism that the gap between corporate advertising ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 23rd, 2011
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A New York man is suing two airlines for $10 million for injuries he says he sustained in overpowering the so-called ‘underwear bomber’ to foil his plot on Christmas Day 2009. Theophilus Maranga says in his lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday that he ‘risked his...
By benim
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Oct 21st, 2011
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Chicago – A Nigerian tribal king filed a lawsuit in a US court seeking $1bn from Royal Dutch Shell to compensate for decades of pollution that sickened his people and damaged their lands, his lawyer said on Thursday. The suit was filed a day after the US Supreme Court said it will consider a la...
By benim
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Oct 12th, 2011
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The court heard today dramatic details of how passengers screamed in terror at the young Nigerian accused of attempting to detonate a bomb in his underwear to bring down a jetliner. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tuckel described Umar Farouk Abdulmattab as an alleged al Qaeda member who calmly atte...
By benim
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Sep 15th, 2011
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Chicago – A Nigerian man dubbed the “underwear bomber” who is accused of trying to blow up a packed transatlantic airliner over the US shouted out “Osama’s alive” at a pre-trial hearing, it was reported on Wednesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a self-proclaimed al-...