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NIGERIA POLITICS: Boko Haram Militants Kill Nigerian Soldiers in Borno State

NIGERIA POLITICS: Boko Haram Militants Kill Nigerian Soldiers in Borno State

“I was one of those trailing behind the military convoy when Boko Haram opened fire and soldiers responded with fire,” Sani Mato, a commercial bus driver, said, adding, “The soldiers were able to repel the attack but lost three men. Five were also injured.”

Boko Haram has been largely pushed back out of its main strongholds in northern Nigeria, according to the country’s military and government. The group, however, is still active in their Sambisa Forest enclave in Borno and launches sporadic attacks on civilians and security forces there.

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CAMEROON POLITICS: 100,000 Nigerian Refugees Illegally Deported By Cameroon: Human Rights Watch

CAMEROON POLITICS: 100,000 Nigerian Refugees Illegally Deported By Cameroon: Human Rights Watch

“Cameroon’s army has been aggressively screening newly arriving Nigerians at the border, subjecting some to torture and other forms of abuse, and containing them in far-flung and under-serviced border villages,” the report said.

“This policy of blocking asylum seekers from accessing protection has made it easier for Cameroon to deport them,” it said, adding that the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) has been denied access.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Atiku Abubakar Biography

NIGERIA POLITICS: Atiku Abubakar Biography

Atiku Abubakar was born 25 November 1946 to an itinerant Fulani trader and farmer Garba Abubakar, and his second wife, Aisha Kande, in Jada village in what is today Adamawa State, formerly Gongola state. He was named for his paternal grandfather, Atiku Abdulkadir.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s the Confession of Boko Haram Defector Bana Umar Just Revealed About the Islamist Radical Group

NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s the Confession of Boko Haram Defector Bana Umar Just Revealed About the Islamist Radical Group

Bana Umar says, “Many of us listened to radio stations like BBC and VOA. I listened to these radio stations frequently to the extent that when I laid down to sleep I would be thinking of what I heard. I realized that all our activities were evil. We killed. We stole. We dispossessed people of their properties in the name of religion. But what we are doing is not religion. Finally I got fed up with the group.”

Bana Umar served as a bodyguard for a commander, Abu Geidam, who he describes as very close to Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s best known leader.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Return to Nigeria After Sick Leave in London: Presidency

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Return to Nigeria After Sick Leave in London: Presidency

Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday, “President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London. President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m (0700 BST) on Monday, August 21.”

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AFRICA POLITICS: BBC to Africa: Why Do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe Go to Hospital Abroad?

AFRICA POLITICS: BBC to Africa: Why Do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe Go to Hospital Abroad?

The BBC report said that ‘Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, is the first among equals’ of those who have spent time abroad seeking medical treatment and that Buhari apparently lacked faith in Nigeria’s health systems. The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common – an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Army Raids United Nations Compound in City at Centre of Boko Haram Conflict

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Army Raids United Nations Compound in City at Centre of Boko Haram Conflict

Samantha Newport, a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said, “Members of the Nigerian security forces entered a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri … without authorisation. The security forces, who arrived at about 5 a.m., “carried out a search of the camp and left at about 0800 hours.

The UN’s top representative in Nigeria, the humanitarian coordinator, is communicating with the government about the incident.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Senators’ Immunity: Another Futile Flight of Folly by Saraki’s National Assembly

NIGERIA POLITICS: Senators’ Immunity: Another Futile Flight of Folly by Saraki’s National Assembly

With a unanimous vote last week, members of the Saraki senate voted to grant immunity to themselves in a clearly unpopular move that runs against the expressed opinions of Nigerians. The voting to grant immunity to themselves was one of the highlights of the voting to amend the present constitution.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: ‘I Am Making Good Progress’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: ‘I Am Making Good Progress’

Buhari: “As soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Nigerian Democratic Experiment And The Influence of The Undemocratic Forces Of the Mob

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Nigerian Democratic Experiment And The Influence of The Undemocratic Forces Of the Mob

Since 1999, Nigeria has had an uninterrupted democratic experiment which has been largely successful.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Subversive Biafran Agitation, Ethnic Responses and The Nigerian Government

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Subversive Biafran Agitation, Ethnic Responses and The Nigerian Government

The Nigerian constitution makes clear that the unity of Nigeria is indivisible. That said, the constitution allows for changes and provides mechanisms through which changes can be effected. If a tribe within the Nigerian nation state wants out, it must do so within the parameters of the Nigerian constitution. The Federal Government is therefore handling matters very well. The behaviour of the Igbo elite has been disgraceful. They have now fully embraced the racist thug and now self acclaimed supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu.

Any casual listener to Radio Biafra when it was hosted by Kanu can attest to the most repugnant racist slurs and stereo types that were directed at the North and the Yoruba. This climate of hate speech has now been a feature of Igbo internet warriors all over the net.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The National Conference, The Obasanjo Sabotage And The Nigerian Dysfunction

NIGERIA POLITICS: The National Conference, The Obasanjo Sabotage And The Nigerian Dysfunction

Olusegun Obasanjo now comes into the mix. He has been a rather interesting character. An above average former president from an economic standpoint.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Welcome Our Dear Girls’, Buhari Tells Freed Chibok Girls

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Welcome Our Dear Girls’, Buhari Tells Freed Chibok Girls

“I cannot express in a few words how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom,” Buhari told the girls surrounding him in his residency, a presidency statement said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Fails to Arrive For Start of Weekly Cabinet Meeting

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Fails to Arrive For Start of Weekly Cabinet Meeting

Aisha Buhari, seeking to counter growing concerns about Buhari’s ability to run the country, said his health was not a bad as assumed. She gave no details.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Buhari Should Take Medical Leave Immediately’: Nigerian Civil Society Leaders Urge Buhari

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Buhari Should Take Medical Leave Immediately’: Nigerian Civil Society Leaders Urge Buhari

“We are compelled to advise him to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without further delay,” they said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ossy Ibori Killed in Battle With Nigerian Troops

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ossy Ibori Killed in Battle With Nigerian Troops

Ossy Ibori was killed during a special operation to repel an attack by his gang on troops around Ajakpa, a creek community in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Obama Wanted Me Removed at all Cost: Goodluck Jonathan Reveals

NIGERIA POLITICS: Obama Wanted Me Removed at all Cost: Goodluck Jonathan Reveals

Jonathan, who was president from 2010 to 2015, said Obama and his officials made it clear to him that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian Politicians Engage in ‘Do-Or-Die’ Politics: Mahmood Yakubu Says

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian Politicians Engage in ‘Do-Or-Die’ Politics: Mahmood Yakubu Says

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has accused Nigerian politicians of being extremely desperate for power and engaging in a “do-or-die” politics.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC: Comedy of Discoveries and Bastardisation of the Anti-Corruption War

NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC: Comedy of Discoveries and Bastardisation of the Anti-Corruption War

I implore the DSS not to shy away from commencing an investigation into this sudden gale of discoveries by the EFCC with a view to ascertaining their authenticity and help bring this madness to a halt.

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