state of emergency

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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by Dr Ibrahim Emokpaire We would like to use this opportunity to commiserate with friends and families of Nigerians who lost their lives in the recent car park bombing of innocent Nigerians by merchants of death and Terrorists, suspected to be members of the “out-law” group, BOKO HARAM. We commiserat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 16th, 2013
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BBC The UN says more than 1,200 people have been killed in Islamist-related violence in north-east Nigeria since a state of emergency was declared in May. The UN said the figure related to killings of civilians and the military by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 25th, 2013
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Dozens of suspected Boko Haram militants in Magumeri forest, Borno, have turned to human eaters after being stranded for days without food or water. Magumeri forest is about 150 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. Mallam Momodu Bukar, a suspected militant, told newsmen on Saturday in Maidug...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 5th, 2013
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About 35 people have been killed in two attacks by gunmen in Borno state Nigeria. A military statement reveals that 32 militants, two soldiers and a police officer died in the assaults on a police station and a military base late on Sunday. According to the military, sophisticated weapons and explosi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 30th, 2013
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The Defence headquarters Tuesday vowed that killers of 22 civilian vigilante members otherwise known as ‘civilian JTF’ last weekend in Borno State, will know no sleep until special forces deployed to flush out Boko Haram terrorists catch up with them. Towards this end, DHQ said more troops and equipm...
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Jul 15th, 2013
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By Jide Afolabi Press release – Living in Nigeria is daily becoming worrisome with the pathetic state of the nation. Our ever nascent democratic experience is becoming a good case study for other developing Nations and emerging democracies in Africa. In less than a week, the wicked and heartles...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 20th, 2013
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by Prince Charles Dickson The Edos say “Ehemwen wÿÿ iren te gua so ihuan, ren te vbe gua ku, sokpan ukpÿ iye-ÿkhÿkhÿ ÿre ÿ ma gie iren ku iku iren vbe avan”.  A cockroach knows how to sing and dance, but it is the hen who prevents it from performing its art during the day. […]...
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May 15th, 2013
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By Chibuzo Ukaibe,Leadership (Abuja) The 36 governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan not to yield to the agitation for a declaration of state of emergency in troubled states in the country. There were reports of a planned emerge...
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Jan 20th, 2012
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Witnesses say multiple explosions have rocked the northern Nigerian city of Kano. A local journalist tells VOA that the blasts went off Friday afternoon and damaged at least one police station. Other witnesses report hearing gunfire and seeing smoke rising from different parts of the city. Nigeria is...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2012
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Summary: On December 25, 2011, well-coordinated bomb explosions occurred in three Nigerian cities. Boko Haram claimed responsibility. On December 31, the President of Nigeria responded by declaring state of emergency in some places. On January 1, 2012, Nigerian Government announced the removal of sub...