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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

Nigeria Loses N250billion (US$1.6 billion) To Ongoing Strike – LCCI

Nigeria Loses N250billion (US$1.6 billion) To Ongoing Strike – LCCI

The Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Muda Yusuf, on Wednesday said that the country is losing a whopping N82 billion daily to the on-going strike, which started since Monday. Many economic activities in the country have been crippled by the ongoing strike which has entered its third day. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos, Mr. Yusuf said he arrived at the figure based on the country’s national output. In his words, “We have an estimated national output, which is a GDP of N30 trillion. If you estimate the daily output, … read more

Occupy Nigeria: New York Protest – Pictures

Occupy Nigeria: New York Protest – Pictures

Nigerians in New York and lovers of Nigeria on Tuesday joined in solidarity to protest against the fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria. Such protest is going on across the world. Here are some of the pictures from the protest:

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

Nigeria: Policemen Shoot At Protesters In Kano, 30 Wounded

Nigeria: Policemen Shoot At Protesters In Kano, 30 Wounded

At least 30 protesters have been injured and 2 killed on Monday in the fuel subsidy protest in Kano as there were sporadic gunshots by policemen, said a Red Cross official. The protest across Nigeria by Country’s labour unions and civil society groups, which earlier today appeared largely peaceful have turned bloody. The paralyzing street protests across cities of the country has left about 9 people killed and 30 injured in clashes with police in Lagos and Kano. Report says the gunshots was around the Kano State Government House, which left 30 persons injured. Two have been confirmed dead. All … read more