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By Nnaemeka Onumonu-Uzoaru Re: 2015: Why Power Must Return To the North Greetings Mallam Yusuf Jubril (Dr.) Forgive me if I mistakenly addressed you as Mallam instead of Alhaji. In reference to the thousands of years old adage of the Igbo ancients, ‘Onye na Chi ya – to each his/her spirituality,’ in ...
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Oct 6th, 2013
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Barely 36 hours after a plane crashed in Lagos, killing 13 persons, tragedy was averted, on Friday night, in Sokoto, after an aircraft with 494 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and 18 crew members on board, lost two tyres while landing. The technical crew of Kabo Air plane saved the day as it confr...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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  President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan | credits: www.date360.net Fear of cabinet shake-up, on Thursday, gripped many ministers as President Goodluck Jonathan convened an emergency Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting will hold on Friday (today). The FEC holds its statutory meetings on We...
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Apr 4th, 2013
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Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, Wednesday stated that none of its Governors was planning to defect from the party. Anenih affirmed that the party was intact and would come out stronger and more united . Anenih gave this assurance in Sokoto wh...
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Jul 31st, 2012
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SUSPECTED terrorists yesterday scaled up their attacks in Borno, Kaduna and Sokoto states. Five people, including a suicide bomber who carried out the first attack in Sokoto since the insurgency in the North began in 2009, died in the explosion. In Kaduna, it was a marked departure from related incid...
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Apr 9th, 2012
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Security has been tightened in Sokoto as President Goodluck Jonathan visits the state to inaugurate the Federal Government Model Almajiri School. The Almajiri School project is part of the programmes initiated by the Federal Government to combat the poor education of youths in the North, which is bel...
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Mar 27th, 2012
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The Nigerian city of Sokoto, where two foreign hostages were killed this month in a botched rescue attempt, hopes that a model state-funded school can help stop poor children from becoming possible recruits for Islamist militants. There are plans to build hundreds of these schools across the north to...
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Mar 15th, 2012
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Abuja – The Briton and Italian kidnapped in Nigeria were abducted by a splinter cell of a radical Islamist sect and executed before a failed commando rescue operation, the nation’s secret police said on Wednesday. Nigeria’s secretive State Security Service also said the mastermind o...
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Mar 10th, 2012
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Kano – About a hundred troops, military trucks and a helicopter were deployed in a failed hostage rescue bid in Nigeria in which an Italian and Briton were killed, witnesses said on Friday. As Italy seethed over how it had been kept in the dark about Thursday’s deadly raid in the north-we...
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Feb 10th, 2012
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ABUJA, Nigeria — The alleged mastermind of a radical Islamist sect’s Christmas Day church bombing fled across Nigeria after escaping police custody and hid for about a month before finally being apprehended Friday, authorities said. The arrest of Kabiru Sokoto by Nigeria’s secret po...