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We must discuss Nigeria -Mimiko

From TAIWO AMODU, Abuja Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has reiterated the need for a forum, where stakeholders can discuss about the structure of the Nigerian federation. Delivering a paper, ‘People, Power, Good Governance and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria,’ at the public presentation of a book, Nigeria’s Golden Book, … Continue reading

Uprising may lead to violent change – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday warned that the current security problems in the country might lead to violent change if nothing was done to arrest the trend. Apparently referring to the security challenges resulting from the Boko Haram bombings in parts of the country, the playwright cautioned that some forces were bent on … Continue reading

How porous borders aid religious extremists •Ethnicity, religion compromise border security •Why illegal immigrants can’t be expelled •FG plans high-tech surveillance – Nigerian Tribune

Written by Olawale Rasheed and Hassan Ibrahim Sunday, 18 September 2011 Influx of religious extremists from the Marghreb into Northern Nigeria and consequent expansion of religious fundamentalism may not abate for sometime to come, unless a concerted attention is paid to the nation’s poorly-policed borders with Niger, Chad and Cameroon, investigations by Sunday Tribune has revealed. … Continue reading

IBB, Gusau, Sambo discuss security •At Tofa’s daughter’s wedding – Nigerian Tribune

Sunday, 25 September 2011   Top Arewa leaders, on Saturday, converged on Kano for the wedding of the son of General Aliu Gusau to the daughter of Third Republic presidential candidate, Alhaji Bashir Tofa. The marriage, billed to be low key, turned out to be a political gathering with top political leaders from government and outside government … Continue reading

Boko Haram: A Timeline – 234next

June 19, 2011 02:38AM 2002 ‑ Group is founded in Maiduguri, Borno State by Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf. In 2004, he sets up a base camp in neighbouring Kanamma, Yobe State, called “Afghanistan” where only Arabic is allowed spoken. July 26, 2009 – First major violence traced to Boko Haram breaks out in Bauchi. According to … Continue reading

Police discover terrorist training camp in Bauchi – Punch

Men of the Bauchi State Police command have raided a terrorist training camp in the Toro Local Government Area of the state, arresting 10 men and recovering arms and ammunition The leader of the camp was in the process of recruiting another 35 people for training before the camp was invaded by the police. Toro … Continue reading

Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Mark via Vanguard News

September 24, 2011 BY HENRY UMORU, ABUJA SENATE President David Mark said yesterday that the unity or indivisibility of Nigeria was not negotiable, just as he pleaded with Nigerians not to despair because benefits of a united nation far outweigh the reversed order. Speaking when he led members of the 3rd regular course  of the … Continue reading

FG to sack security chiefs over collusion with Boko Haram – Vanguard News

FG to sack security chiefs over collusion with Boko Haram September 24, 2011 Panic as soldiers nab man with bomb in PH By Kingsley   Omonobi, Abuja and George Onah Port Harcourt The federal government is likely to sack some security chiefs over their collusion with Boko Haram, Saturday Vanguard has learnt. It was also gathered … Continue reading

Nigeria may not remain a corporate entity for long – Daudu via Vanguard News

On September 23, 2011 Benin – Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN), the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has called for urgent resolution of the raging crises in some parts of the country to save its fledgling democracy. Daudu made the call in Benin on Friday in a paper entitled “Danger Signals to Nigeria’s Democracy”, … Continue reading

Power generation rises to 4,242Mw – Vanguard news

September 20, 2011 By OSCARLINE ONWUEMENYI & FAVOUR NNABUGWU ABUJA— Federal Government said,yesterday, that the country now generates 4,242.7Mw of electricity which is the highest quantum of power ever generated in its history. This is just as the Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a consortium of Swiss and European investors for … Continue reading

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