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Oct 9th, 2012
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by Paul I. Adujie Esq. Nigeria is under water! Nigeria is literally underwater! 22 out of 36 federating states of Nigeria are rapidly being submerged. I recently wrote two articles in which I discussed the parlous condition of roads, highways and byways in Nigeria. In the first article, titled, ̶...
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Aug 10th, 2012
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The United States wants to help Nigeria fight Islamists it sees as a growing regional menace, but the country cannot rely on military might alone, an official travelling with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Clinton visited Africa’s most populous nation on Thursday and met with Pre...
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Aug 8th, 2012
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An army official says a mosque attack that killed two soldiers followed a deadly church attack in central Nigeria. Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi had said Tuesday that three gunmen on motorcycles shot dead soldiers on patrol in Okene. He added Wednesday that the attack occurred outside Okene Central Mos...
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Aug 7th, 2012
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Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers during a church service in central Nigeria, killing at least 15 people. Nigerian officials say an unknown number of gunmen stormed the church late Monday near Okene in Kogi state. Kogi state is in Nigeria’s middle belt, where the Muslim-dominated north and...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities have recovered a cache of arms, including explosives and rocket launchers, in two separate raids in the restive northern city of Gombe and arrested six suspects, a senior official said. “Following weeks of surveillance we gathered enough intelligence informa...
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Apr 1st, 2012
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Lagos – Nigerian troops have clashed with suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram in a raid on an alleged hideout, leaving 11 dead, including a soldier and policeman, an official and local media said on Sunday. The clash occurred on Saturday in the Okene district of Kogi state, located i...