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Straight from the Headlines! – What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Straight from the Headlines! – What Everyone was Talking About This Week

The headlines this week have been quite gloomy. The aftermath of the bomb blasts which left over 180 people dead in Kano last week has left a deep wound in the fabric of the nation with many still in shock over the deadly attacks. There has hardly been any headline without the words ‘Boko Haram’ in it, or something relating to it, and of course, with a tale of tragedy. Sad. This same attack claimed the life of a Channels TV Reporter, Enenche Akogwu (May his soul rest in peace). I say a big well done to all the journalists, photographers … read more

Truckload Of Weapons Heading For Nigeria Seized In Ghana

Truckload Of Weapons Heading For Nigeria Seized In Ghana

Ghanaian security agents on Tuesday seized a truckload of arms and ammunition believed to be on its way to Nigeria and arrested five people, a senior police officer in Accra said yesterday. “The vehicle with Coca Cola inscription was loaded with the consignment which included pump action guns, double-barrel guns and a large quantity of cartridges,” Accra Regional Police Commander Rose Bio Atinga told Agence France Presse (AFP.) Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested two Nigerians and three Ghanaians. “After a check was conducted, we realised that the vehicle with a (Nigerian) registration number, was loaded with ammunition covered by … read more

Nigeria: Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau’s Message To Jonathan

Nigeria: Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau’s Message To Jonathan

  Video of New Boko Haram Leader Imam Abubakar Shekau The leader of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram, Imam Abubakar Shekau, in his first video of him posted online, said recent killings of Christians were justifiable revenge attacks and President Goodluck Jonathan had no power to stop the group’s insurgency. Reuters says the 15 minute video of Abubakar Shekau posted on YouTube is similar in style to messages submitted by other Islamist groups like al Qaeda, a sign of the growing influence other jihadist movements are having on the sect. “Christians, everyone knows what they have done to us and … read more

Is Nigeria on the brink of civil war?

Is Nigeria on the brink of civil war?

Nigeria’s major Christian leaders determinedly paint the Boko Haram violence – worsening by the day – as religious warfare, but the situation is a lot more complicated than that. If the Christian leaders don’t tone down their rhetoric, their dire predictions of civil war risk becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. By SIMON ALLISON. Last Sunday, a spokesman for Boko Haram issued an ultimatum to Christians living in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north: Get out within three days, or be killed. Some Christians fled, packing their bags, closing their shops and hurrying to friendlier territory, either to wait out the troubles or restart … read more

Boko Haram Deny Madalla Bombing Responsibility

Boko Haram Deny Madalla Bombing Responsibility

In a rather interesting twist, the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, a.k.a Boko Haram, has denied bombing the catholic church in Madalla on christmas day. This was exclusively revealed by the ‘spokesman’ Abdul Qaqa. “Our prophet told us, do not attack the innocent, women, children and the old, only fight back in self defence, this the teaching of our prophet and that’s exactly what we are doing,” he allegedly revealed. They also said christians should not bother about their security, as the group isn’t fighting them. Well, now I’m getting very confused here. I seriously do not know what to … read more

Nigeria: ‘Boko Haram Members Are In Government’ – Jonathan

Nigeria: ‘Boko Haram Members Are In Government’ – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has finally commented on who he thinks members of the deadly Islamic sect (Boko Haram) are, saying the group has successfully infiltrated the three arms of government at the federal level and security agencies. He revealed this on Sunday, at a remembrance church service to mark the 2012 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. He, however vowed to stem the menace shortly. In his words, “Some of them (Boko Haram sect) are in the executive arm of government, some of them are in the parliamentary/legislative arm of government, while some of them are even in the judiciary”. “Some are … read more

Thousands of Northerners Flee the South as Reprisal Attacks Begin

Thousands of Northerners Flee the South as Reprisal Attacks Begin

  Bureau de change building set on fire in Benin today Over 10,000 Northerners, who until recently resided in the southern cities of Asaba, Port-Harcourt, Owerri, Onitsha, Warri, Uyo, Calabar, Benin, were seen on heavy trucks and luxury buses heading to the Northern part of Nigeria. They are all leaving the South for fear of reprisal attacks following the recent killings of Southerners by Boko Haram sect in the North. The reprisal attacks have already begun in Benin. A mosque was set on fire at Kings Square, a Bureau De Change building was also set ablaze, and four Hausas have … read more