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Where Are The Sons And Daughters Of Nigeria?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:19
By Beinye Otrofanowei

ABSTRACT: Nigeria has been plagued with immense violence, which has spread like a deadly virus all over the country. Militancy in the south, kidnapping in the east, terrorism in the north, and armed robbery in the west. It shows the complete breakdown of law and order in our society, as well as the inefficiency of our security operatives to deal with this menace. This paper seeks to find the voice of Nigeria’s Youth in all this societal menace. It proposes the need for them to stand tall and come together, united to stand up to the evils facing our country, which has killed so many people and attacked our rights and freedoms.      

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EXPLOSIVE VIDEO: Drunken Mobile Policeman Caught Assaulting Two Women

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:14

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CLIP MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNG VIEWERS. A drunken police officer with the Mobile Police, or Mopol, Unit #20, in Lagos, who was later identified as Tafa Mohammed, was caught breaking the law. A citizen video photographer captured officer Mohammed brutalizing two women with a hidden camera, filming this disturbing footage at a safe distance. This illegal action by the officer erupted when a street food vendor would not issue him fish to finish up his beer. The food vendor was said to have declined to sell fish alone, except to those buying food with it, a vendor policy that angered the policeman. Mohammed, a mobile policeman, was reeking of alcohol, say eyewitnesses to this event. Mohammed took on a female customer who was buying food from the same vendor at the time he got there, and threw her into a nasty pond of putrid muddy water.

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Wives Of Northern Governors Demand Release Of Abducted Female Students

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:13
By SaharaReporters, New York

Wives of governors in the North under the aegis of Northern Governor’s Wives Forum on Friday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of more than 120 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, who were abducted by men believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

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Falana Slams Nigeria’s Senior Lawyers, Judges, Accuses Them Of Frustrating Corruption Trials - PREMIUM TIMES

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:27
By Festus Owete

Lagos lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has lambasted some Nigeria’s senior lawyers and judges for allegedly frustrating corruption cases in the country.

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Ondo Police Claim Arrest Of 14 Suspects

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:58
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Ondo State police have claimed the arrest of fourteen suspected armed robbers and kidnappers. A police statement alleged that the suspects had been terrorizing residents of the state capital, Akure, as well as surrounding towns. The suspects, who were reportedly arrested after a tip-off from members of the public, were paraded at the police command’s headquarters on Igbatoro Road in Akure. In recent months, residents of the state had seen a spike in armed robbery attacks. The Ondo State Police Commissioner, Isaac Eke, revealed that the arrested suspects were part of a larger gang that had carried out incessant attacks all over the state.

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Crisis Over President Jonathan's Planned Visit To Escravos

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:55
By SaharaReporters, New York

The recent bloody crisis that engulfed some Delta state riverine communities following the controversial $16 billion Gas City Project, which is located at Ogidigben of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, is said to be rearing its ugly head again as the people of the Kpokpo / Okpeleama Communities, have warned President Goodluck Jonathan, for his own personal interest they say, to put off for now, his next scheduled visit, part of a foundation laying ceremony at the Escravos Export Processing Zone (EPZ).

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What Corruption Really Is About By Adejoh Idoko Momoh

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:18
By Adejoh Idoko Momoh

Have you ever felt pain as much? A mother who says a prayer for her first born son ‘Go with God’ only too hopeful that he would pass his interview, get the job and they finally would be out of abject poverty; one moment she is hopeful, the next she is told to come identify the dead body of her young son. The family visiting Nigeria from the United States for a burial, they board a plane from Abuja’s airport and exactly 10 minutes before its descent into Lagos, it crashes; taking with it all lives onboard and property on ground. Perhaps, the greatest tragedy with Nigerians is that we have been abused so much that we have learnt to mask or ignore pain such that we live daily with the scenarios described above and are  not bothered by them.

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NOPRIN Petitions PSC Over Rape Of Female Suspect By Police DPO In Onikan, Lagos

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:17
By SaharaReporters, New York

NOPRIN, the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, has petitioned the Chairman of the Police Service Commission over allegations of rape made against the DPO Adekunle Awe of the Onikan Police Station by a detainee, Miss Idowu Akinwunmi.

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We Have Only 30 Female Students At Hand Says Borno Education Commissioner

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:30
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Borno State Commissioner of Education, Musa Inuwa Kubo, has further clarified that it has only 30 female students, out of over the hundreds who were forcefully abducted on Monday night by Boko Haram sect.

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The Madness Of Olisa Metuh And The Tragedy Of The Nigerian Nation

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:34
By Dr. Olusegun Fakoya

Now that the notorious White Widow, Samantha Lewthwaite, has been linked (whether confirmed or yet to be confirmed) to the dastardly bomb blast at Abuja, Nigerians should accept that the hen has finally come home to roost. Our worst nightmare is virtually at our doorstep. Terror has found a foothold in Nigeria. Teeth are still gnashing while tears are yet to dry. Nigeria is a nation at war, a nation in mourning. Peace has taken flight.

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Military Retracts Earlier Statement About Rescue Of Girls Abducted From Secondary School In Chibok

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:51
By SaharaReporters, New York

Nigeria’s armed forces have formally issued a retraction to the unfolding story of the kidnapping of more than 100 female students in the country’s northeast Monday.

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Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Problem That Will Not Go Away By Daniel E. Agbiboa

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:46

Boko Haram, the deadly Islamist terrorist group from northeastern Nigeria, has struck again. Over 129 female pupils were abducted on 14 April when Boko Haram gunmen stormed a boarding school in Chibok, Borno state. The soldier and police officer on duty were killed after a lengthy gun battle with the Islamist insurgents. In a rescue operation, the Nigerian military confirmed that it has freed majority of the female pupils, with eight others still missing. In a separate attack by Boko Haram, twin bomb blasts at a bus station in Nigeria’s capital killed at least 71 people and wounded 124 others.

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Nigeria: A Tale Of Carnage And Brigandage - By Alaba Yusuf

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:24
By Alaba Yusuf

“If a young man is felling a tree near the house, the elder should direct where it falls.” – Yoruba adage

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Suspected Boko Haram Gun Down Two Customs Officers In Bauchi State

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:10
By SaharaReporters, New York

Bandits in possession of weapons suspected to be part of the Boko Haram sect have gunned down two customs officers in Bauchi state in attacks that the men have been carrying out in the state since Wednesday. Security personnel told SaharaReporters.

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SR Speaks : Why Is President Jonathan Dancing As Nigeria Burns?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:44
By SaharaReporters, New York

In the days after a series of bomb explosions at Nyanya motor park in Abuja killed at least 200 and maimed many more, President Goodluck Jonathan has hit the road, dancing at campaign rallies.

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Boko Haram Attacks; No More Excuses - CDRP

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:32

A leading human rights group in Nigeria, the Committee for Democracy and Rights of the People(CDRP) has  condemned in strongest term the recent bombing and kidnapping of innocent citizens and students whose only offence is being a citizen of a defenseless Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Labor Fights Against Rauf Aregbesola's Controversial Appointee Choice For Permanent Secretary In Osun State

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:21
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Labour movement in Osun State has continued a heated fight against the leadership of the State’s Civil Service agency, now led by Mr. Olayinka Owoeye, whose career in the service is fraught with past corrupt activities.

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FRCN Lacks The Power To Probe Me, Sanusi Insists

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:18
By SaharaReporters, New York

Deposed Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido on Thursday maintained that the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) lacks the statutory powers to investigate him.

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Group Tasks Attorney General Of Federation On Freedom Of Infromation Compliance

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:00
By Olanrewaju Suraju

The Attorney-General of the Federation
and Minister of Justice
Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Abuja,

Dear Sir,

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Soldiers In Boko Haram-Plagued Areas Accuse Army Generals Of Siphoning Security Funds

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:54
By SaharaReporters, New York

Several soldiers operating in the Northeastern part of Nigeria, which is the hub of attacks by Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, have accused top officers of siphoning much of the funds for counter-insurgency.

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