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Category Archives: Nigeria
Omawumi Ft. Remy Kayz “Somori“. Omawumi is a Nigerian singer and actress, who was a runner up on TV show “West African Idols” (like American Idol!).
Boko Haram attack A Boko Haram assault in the northern state of Borno killed 60 people. The insurgents reportedly hurled IED’s into homes in multiple villages, prompting the exodus of residents. Islamic Sultan preaches tolerance Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, the head of Nigeria’s Islamic Community, made comments at a conference emphasizing the coexistence of Nigeria’s various… Continue reading
Suicide blast at checkpoint A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least fifteen civilians and six soldiers. The attack was attributed to the Boko Haram insurgency, which has claimed the lives if 1500 Nigerians this year alone, about half of whom are civilians according to Amnesty International. Nigeria “becomes largest African… Continue reading
POSITION IN BRIEF: While Nigeria of course sympathizes with the plight of the Katanga people, we cannot overlook the central importance of national unity as a mechanism for securing stability, peace, and good governance. As such, it is essential that the African Union take a strong stance condemning the secessionist declaration in Katanga as illegitimate… Continue reading
Boko Haram ups propaganda war against military Boko Haram released a video online this week of some of its militants shooting “confidently” into the main barracks of the Nigerian Army in the northeast part of the country. This portrayal of the conflict discords sharply with the proclamations by upper echelons of the Nigerian military and… Continue reading
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Investment banker predicts Nigeria 15th largest economy by 2050 Tim O’Neil, formerly chairman of Goldman Sachs, predicted that Nigeria may become the 15th largest economy by 2050, citing the country’s “large and young” population as a source of potential growth. O’Neil emphasized the importance of education, boosting productivity, and increasing access to technology as drivers… Continue reading
Audit of oil money announced Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan announced that “foreign firms” would audit the state-owned oil company in light of accusations made a month ago by the head of the central bank that $20 billion were missing. Following the allegation, the head of the central bank was sacked by President Jonathan, who denies… Continue reading
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