Jos, Nigeria Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Nigeria's Military Quails When Faced With Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | TIME.com

    Policemen and soldiers guard during a rally of the main Nigerian opposition All Progressive Congress party in Kaduna, Nigeria on Jan. 19, 2015. Nigeria's once vaunted military has been hollowed out by corruption, bad leadership, and insufficient training, leaving it vulnerable to Boko Haram's advance The claims, like the man who made them, were outsize: Nigeria's military, says National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki, would crush the Boko Haram insurgency that has bedeviled the country for the past six years, in six weeks.

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  2. Experts Discuss Implications of Nigeria's Boko Haram CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Northwestern University

    ... scholar at Northwestern University, Hassan is a senior lecturer in religious studies at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He will address local perspectives on the factors that influenced the rise and development of Boko Haram. "Poor leadership and ...

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  3. Don't Run Away During Elections - Igbo Leader Tells Kinsmen In JosRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    One of the leaders of the Igbo community in Jos, Plateau State, Chief Samuel Achi, has advised members of the community not to panic over their safety during and after the 2015 general elections. He advised all Igbo residents in Plateau State to remain in their location and exercise their franchise and avoid the greater mistake of running away and putting their lives at risk on the roads.

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  4. Arms-Loaded Trailer Intercepted In Jos By Security OfficialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    Plans by unscrupulous elements to smuggle arms into Jos, Plateau State, was scuttled on Monday when the trailer conveying the arms was intercepted by security officials. According to PREMIUM TIMES, the arms were transported in a private trailer and was intercepted by a traffic police officer on duty.

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  5. Nkechi Okorocha: First lady with passion for WidowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | CNN

    It was the evergreen mother of large heart, Mother Theresa who once pin-pointed out that: "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." Then another big poetic lady of substance, MAYA Angelou added her own: "When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."

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  6. Nigeria delays elections as Boko Haram conflict spiralsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Nigeria's presidential election was on Saturday postponed on security grounds, handing a potential lifeline to the ruling party as it battles a persistent challenge from the main opposition. Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters as he arrives to campaign for re-election in Port Harcourt on Jan 28, 2015.

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  7. In Nigeria, massacres led at whim of Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | The Times of India

    MAIDUGURI : They came in the dead of night, their faces covered, riding on motorcycles and in pickup trucks, shouting "Allahu akbar" and firing their weapons. "They started with the shootings; then came the beheadings," said Hussaini M Bukar, 25, who fled after Boko Haram fighters stormed his town in northern Nigeria.

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  8. Former U.S. envoy: Nigerian vote shaping up as 'train wreck'Read the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    A supporter of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress stands on the head of another man during a campaign rally at the Taslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Jan. 30. A supporter of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress stands on the head of another man during a campaign rally at the Taslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Jan. 30. Amid predictions that Nigerian elections scheduled for next week will be a "train wreck" leading to disputed results and violence, protesters in the capital called Wednesday for the nation's independent electoral commission to delay the vote.

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  9. Using troops and planes, 3 African nations battle Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | The Arizona Republic

    Three militaries, using ground troops and warplanes, fought Boko Haram on at least two fronts Wednesday with hundreds of the Islamic fighters reported dead as the conflict took on a growing international perspective. Using troops and planes, 3 African nations battle Boko Haram Three militaries, using ground troops and warplanes, fought Boko Haram on at least two fronts Wednesday with hundreds of the Islamic fighters reported dead as the conflict took on a growing international perspective.

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  10. Congressman: I 'Do Not Construe Homosexual Rights as Human Rights'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | The Washington Post

    New Jersey Representative Christopher Smith is one of the GOP's social conservative stalwarts, the perennial author of pro-life bills written to prevent any taxpayer money from ever funding an abortion. He's a human rights campaigner; it was Smith who passed legislation that created a separate processing system for child migrants fleeing violence in Central America.

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  11. Army recaptures Gamboru, four other towns from Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Vanguard

    The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, which has proclaimed a "caliphate" in the areas under its control in the northeast of the country, is now threatening neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon. - April 14: 276 young girls are seized from their school by Boko Haram gunmen in Chibok, a remote corner of Borno state in northeast Nigeria.

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  12. ICC prosecutor urges Nigerians to refrain from violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan points as he speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles.

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  13. Upsurge in Boko Haram violence: A timelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Vallejo News

    Screengrab from a Boko Haram video showing girls wearing the full-length hijab holding a flag reading "There is no god, but Allah" and "Mohammed is Allah's prophet" at an undisclosed rural location The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, which has proclaimed a "caliphate" in the areas under its control in the northeast of the country, is now threatening neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon. - April 14: 276 young girls are seized from their school by Boko Haram gunmen in Chibok, a remote corner of Borno state in northeast Nigeria.

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  14. Boko Haram crisis extends beyond NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Boko Haram, the terrorist organization that controls vast swaths of territory in northeastern Nigeria and has expressed support for the Islamic State, has grabbed headlines around the world for recent outrages, including what may have been one of the worst terrorist attacks of the modern era and attacks using bombs strapped to girls, one perhaps as young as 10. Little attention, however, is being paid to another humanitarian crisis spawned by Boko Haram that, if left unattended, has the potential to destabilize the region and bolster the group for years to come. As Boko Haram has advanced, tens of thousands of people have fled into fragile neighboring countries that are ill-equipped to provide shelter.

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  15. Three Chadian soldiers, 123 Boko Haram militants killed in CameroonRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2015 | Arab Times

    Twelve soldiers were wounded in the attacks staged by the Islamists on Thursday and Friday near the border town of Fotokol, according to a military statement read out on national television. Chad sent a convoy of troops and military vehicles into neighbouring Cameroon on Jan 17 to deal with the growing threat Boko Haram poses in the region.

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  16. Election Violence Feared in Nigerian President's StrongholdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    Attacks on opposition supporters in Nigeria's Niger Delta region are raising fears of greater violence in the region should President Goodluck Jonathan lose his re-election bid February 14. Over the past month, supporters of the opposition All Progressives Congress have been shot at and had their offices bombed in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta region. Voters in this region are expected to overwhelmingly cast ballots for President Goodluck Jonathan, who is from Bayelsa - one of the states that make up the oil-producing region.

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  17. Nigerians go to the polls in a tight race amid concerns about election safety, credibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | The Washington Post

    A Goodluck Jonathan supporter, wearing a mask representing Nigeria's president, attends a campaign meeting of the People's Democratic Party candidate in Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta region on Jan. 28, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonath.

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  18. Residents: Islamic extremists rampaging in northeast Nigeria, surrounding city of MaiduguriRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Weyburn Review

    Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. More than 40 people have been killed in seven villages in Adamawa state this week, according to resident Emmanuel Kwache.

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  19. Chadian Troops Retake Nigerian Village From Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Voice of America

    Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks continue to enter Chad; men on camels cross the water as a woman washes clothes in Lake Chad at Ngouboua, Jan. 19, 2015. Chadian troops aiding the fight against Boko Haram reportedly have retaken a village in far northeastern Nigeria from the militants.

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  20. Study Finds Nigeria Presidential Poll Too Close to CallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Voice of America

    Soldiers and security block a road as they secure the venue during a rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Jan. 24, 2015. The presidential contest between Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and main rival General Mohammadu Buhari from the opposition All Progressives Congress is too close to call, according to the latest Afrobarometer opinion poll. 2 comments