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Boko Haram deadlier than Islamic State

Nigeria’s Information Minister Lai Mohammed claimed today that: “The war against Boko Haram is largely won. “I can confidently say this because just recently, I led a group of 33 journalists from both the local and international media to the hotbed of the insurgency, that is, Maiduguri, Kondugua, Kaoure and Bama. “Today, I can report to you that the entire …

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Uwazuruike alleged to have duped MASSOB members

A source close to Ralph Uwazuruike has revealed to Naijiant how the founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), a group advocating for the secession from Nigeria and sovereignty of southeastern Nigeria, pocketed funds raised by the group from members. The source alleged that Uwazuruike recruited many traders from the southeast, especially Onitsha, …

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At least 300 Shia Muslims killed by Nigerian Army – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has called for an independent inquiry into the “unjustified” attack on Shia Muslims by the Nigerian military in Zaria from December 12 – 14 this year. Their report, which is reproduced below is based on witness accounts. DECEMBER 22, 2015 Nigeria: Army Attack on Shia Unjustified Independent, Impartial Probes Essential (Abuja) – The killing of hundreds of …

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Buhari must reopen Halliburton bribery scandal – Falana

Femi Falana, a Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reopen the Halliburton bribery scandal. Falana spoke to a Lagos TV station about how Buhari went abroad asking President Barack Obama, among others, to help recover stolen Nigerian money stashed away in foreign banks. However, Falana argued that Buhari can’t “tell other countries to …

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Obasanjo’s secret Biafra negotiations

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo was in Aba, Abia State last week. Officially, the reason for the visit was to commission a road being built by the governor Okezie Ikpeazu. But we have been informed that Obasanjo was sent to Aba by President Muhammadu Buhari to explore means to defuse the pro-Biafra protests that have taken the southeast region by storm. …

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Biafra: Facing down Nigeria’s ghosts

I attended a seminar called “Nigeria: Africa’s superpower?” at the British Museum in London in June 2010 in which one of the Nigerians in the audience, a Catholic priest, said that Nigeria is not progressing because of the genocide committed against Igbos during the civil war and that the blood of those that died will not set the country free. …

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Ighalo “on fire”

Odion Ighalo grabbed two goals as Watford trounced Liverpool 3-0 this afternoon at Vicarage Road. The Nigerian international’s first goal and his team’s second came in 15 minutes as he latched on to a lob from strike partner and captain Troy Deeney, out-muscled Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel and lashed in his shot from a tight angle. Ighalo got his second, …

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