Tag: boko haram

African leaders pledge ‘total war’ against Islamist group

African leaders pledge ‘total war’ against Islamist group

(GIN)—Unable to account for the over 276 teenage girls kidnapped in Nigeria almost a month ago, the government of President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to step up the fight against the Boko Haram militants with regional and international support. At a summit recently in Paris, the Nigerian president met with African leaders and where they […]

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CIA used vaccine program to cover spy operations

CIA used vaccine program to cover spy operations

| May 20, 2014

Many folks long have suspected the CIA of doing ominous things through vaccines—such as poisoning populations in other parts of the world. While this isn’t exactly a “smallpox blankets” operation, it does raise moral questions about the nature of not just ours, but the world’s spy operations. Though some might say the means justifies the […]

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No deal for kidnapped girls, seen in new video

No deal for kidnapped girls, seen in new video

(GIN)—Attempts to broker the return of the missing school girls held in a rebel camp somewhere in northern Nigeria were apparently quashed recently when a government minister forcefully rejected any deal. The offered deal, from Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram rebel group of kidnappers, would have released the girls in exchange for prisoners […]

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Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

| May 14, 2014

By Oluwa Tosin Adegbola NNPA Guest Columnist The cold facts stare us in our face: Fact 1: More than 300 girls were abducted from the rural northeast region of Nigeria on April 15 while attending secondary school; 276 are still believed to be held captive. Fact 2: The federal government has yet to forcibly intervene to […]

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The tyranny, violence of religion

The tyranny, violence of religion

| May 11, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There once was a black family in Kentucky who defied the norm in terms of intellect. The family head was a single mom, high school dropout, rearing two sons and earning whatever the minimum wage was in the 1960s. The children were victims of educational deprivation, due to the racism, prejudice and […]

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Boko Haram turmoil in Nigeria could lead to economic decline there

Boko Haram turmoil in Nigeria could lead to economic decline there

| May 8, 2014

If the idea of Boko Haram’s actions is to gain sympathy for a cause around the world, they appear to be failing miserably. Again, how the kidnapping of children ever could be considered an act of political consciousness is far beyond our understanding. If reports of their actions and their boasts of responsibility are true, […]

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Nigerian women lead rallies worldwide for ‘missing girls’

Nigerian women lead rallies worldwide for ‘missing girls’

(GIN)—An unprecedented surge of gatherings and rallies across the U.S. and abroad, sparked by the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian boarding school girls, have made plain the growing anger and frustration of Nigerians with the administration of  President Goodluck Jonathan. After three weeks, little more than a call this week for an investigative committee has […]

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Boko Haram admits kidnapping girls in Nigeria

Boko Haram admits kidnapping girls in Nigeria

| May 5, 2014

We don’t think anyone is surprised by this announcement. Still, perhaps we’re just hopelessly naive when it comes to human nature but we can’t figure how kidnapping innocent children will engender sympathy with anyone. Yes, this act of terrorism is designed to force concessions from the Nigerian government, but it certainly has exposed Boko Haram […]

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Neighbors grow weary of Cliven Bundy, intimidating presence

Neighbors grow weary of Cliven Bundy, intimidating presence

| May 1, 2014

The comments from neighbors that they don’t like this situation with the implication that they are afraid to speak out leads us to wonder if Mr. Bundy and his “friends” have been able to successfully intimidate the community in which they live. Hmmm. It makes us wonder of the display of weapons and military trappings […]

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Principal pleads with kidnappers to release abducted girl students

Principal pleads with kidnappers to release abducted girl students

| April 25, 2014

(GIN)—While divers conducted their final searches in Korea for the high school students drowned in a misguided ferry excursion, in Nigeria, Principal Asabe Kwambula pleaded with kidnappers of more than 100 high school girls to “have mercy on the students.” “I am pleading with the government to secure the release of the children, to save […]

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