Tag Archives: Boko Haram

Nigeria’s National Assembly must say “no” to $1 billion-Plus Chinese loan to rehab Boko Haram-damaged NE – Tola Adenle

May 2, 2017

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I was not going to write any story about Nigeria’s latest borrowing spree because I have, over many years even before the birth of this blog six years ago, been writing about the pace and depth of Nigeria’s debt profile. I first read the story a few days ago of the president’s request for the […]

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$6 billion in 2014 Budget for Security, and now Jonathan Requests One Billion Dollar Foreign Bailout To Battle Boko Haram – Sahara Reporters

July 17, 2014

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Today, President Goodluck Jonathan pleaded with the Nigerian legislature for approval to borrow up to $1 billion, to help the military combat the Boko Haram insurgency. The request, delivered via a July 15th letter titled “Tackling ongoing security challenges for urgent action”, appealed for further “government to government” funding to fight mounting security issues. “You […]

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Boko Haram Abducted At Least 20 Young Mothers in New Kidnapping Attack – Danielle Wiener-Bronner

June 11, 2014

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    At least 20, and possibly as many as 40, young mothers and three men have been kidnapped in Nigeria, in a siege likely perpetrated by Boko Haram. The victims were nabbed near Chibok, the same town which saw 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in April.   CONTINUE AT: http://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-abducted-least-20-young-mothers-kidnapping-124212342.html   WENESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014.  8:02 […]

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The Boko Haram’s continued carnage: I weep for my country – Fatai Bakare

April 25, 2014

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1. http://nigeriapoliticsonline.com/pdp-blames-apc-for-nyanya-bomb-attack/ 2. http://nigeriapoliticsonline.com/nyanya-bombings-well-get-over-boko-haram-jonathan/ 3. http://nigeriapoliticsonline.com/boko-haram-abducts-200-girls-from-hostel-in-borno/ 4. http://nigeriapoliticsonline.com/abuja-bombing-speaker-tambuwal-donates-blood-urges-nigerians-to-do-same/     Above are just a few of the daily news on the Boko Haram terrorism on Nigeria, including the unbelievable kidnapping of 200 girls which news got worse with the announcement that only 8 of the girls had not been rescued only to learn that most […]

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Nigeria’s “lawmakers”: we did not approve minors’ marriages; Ondo State’s “lawmaker” – “I voted in error”, as he wept!

July 23, 2013

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Photo of Yerima, former governor and now a Nigerian “lawmaker” & his Egyptian child bride gets a SAY NO makeover [OSUN DEFENDER] The so-called “lawmakers” who cost Nigeria a sizeable chunk of its annual budget are doing semantic gymnastics around the medieval and feudal provision in the military hybridized Constitution that Nigeria operates and which […]

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Boko Haram kills Christian Association of Nigeria leader minutes after emergency declaration – Premium Times

May 15, 2013

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http://premiumtimesng.com/news/134324-boko-haram-kills-can-leader-minutes-after-emergency-declaration.html   Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:29 a.m [GMT]

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The United Nations Labels Nigeria ‘Violent Country’ – Leadership Newspapers

April 24, 2013

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By: Abiodun Oluwarotimi on April 24, 2013   United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon has described Nigeria as a violent country. Reacting to frequent killings in the country, yesterday, has said that violence fuelled by sectarian motives was not uncommon in Nigeria as Boko Haram has frequently resorted to targeting civilians. He noted that the […]

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Hydra-headed contemporary terrorism calls for many approaches in the war against the global scourge – D.H. Habeeb

April 23, 2013

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When is an act of violence that of terrorism and when is it just a plain heinous one? This is one question that does not lend itself to rigid answers. In fact, the flexibility of the answers had better make room for the many shades of different global legal and political interpretations of the twin […]

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Retired General Obasanjo, p-l-e-a-s-e let Nigeria be! – Tola Adenle

November 14, 2012

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What to make of  the former Nigeria’s head of state’s recent “revolution” speech at  OECD’s Dakar Conference is not that difficult.  The former Nigerian president is not just  forever looking for how to be in the news and be relevant but sadly, he seems to forget that he ruled Nigeria for eight of its first […]

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The cabal chooses ‘bad’ from bad, worse, worst; not good enough for Nigeria! – Tola Adenle

November 2, 2012

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Millions of Nigerians, especially in the South understand the Boko Haram and other religious problems in Nigeria as drums of war for who would be the next president even as the last rigged elections are yet to produce a government that has started on an agenda of “transformation” the citizens were promised.  To understand why […]

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