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With three months to go, Nigeria in grip of election fever madness

With three months to go, Nigeria in grip of election fever madness

| November 26, 2014

(GIN)–With only three months to presidential elections, Nigeria is in the grip of election fever with public feuding plumbing new depths between the incumbent party of President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the opposition. In a contentious confrontation last week, police fired tear gas to prevent the House of Representatives from meeting. A lockout was […]

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‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

| October 21, 2014

(GIN)–With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok last April, the Nigerian government took the audacious step this week of announcing a truce with the alleged kidnappers and a possible date for their return. The surprise announcement claimed that since a meeting […]

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Islamists gain ground in Nigeria’s embattled northeast

Islamists gain ground in Nigeria’s embattled northeast

| September 4, 2014

(GIN)—Following fierce fighting with government forces, the insurgent Boko Haram captured new ground in Borno state—sending thousands of civilians into exile, along with soldiers, residents said. “Just when you imagine that it cannot get worse for the Nigerian military and its pride as a fighting force, it takes a further dive,” observed Mannir Dan Ali, […]

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Survivors of ‘Biafra War’ in new push for reparations

Survivors of ‘Biafra War’ in new push for reparations

| July 15, 2014

(GIN)–Survivors of the Nigerian civil war that raged for three years and whose horror was captured in unforgettable photographic images that shocked the world have renewed their demand for compensation for the suffering of those years. Ndigbos, a socio-cultural Igbo group, were cut down in a brutal war that followed years of political wrangling among […]

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Nigeria tries to stem protest over abducted girls

Nigeria tries to stem protest over abducted girls

(GIN)—Police in Nigeria have issued a ban against further protests by Nigerian citizens, mostly women, who are demanding that government rescue the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls whose whereabouts government claims to know. National anger and frustration has turned on the government for its failure to rescue the teenage students and many others being targeted around […]

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Nigeria says it has found missing girls – The Washington Post

Nigeria says it has found missing girls – The Washington Post

| May 26, 2014

Not to doubt the veracity of the Nigerian government’s claims to know the whereabouts of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, but we choose to reserve judgment on this report until the girls are returned. One reason is the conflicting reports that have come from Nigeria’s government in recent weeks regarding this tragedy. The nation’s […]

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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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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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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan feels heat as critics turn up volume

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan feels heat as critics turn up volume

| December 28, 2013

Dark clouds are shadowing Goodluck Jonathan who has been largely unscathed by scandal until new evidence of massive corruption on a shocking scale hit the front pages.

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Detainees perish in Nigerian jails as army pounds Islamic group

Detainees perish in Nigerian jails as army pounds Islamic group

| October 18, 2013

(GIN)—A new report released by Amnesty International lays blame on Nigerian security forces for the detention and deaths of hundreds of civilians in the military’s ongoing war against Boko Haram, an Islamist group in the country’s north-east. Hundreds of prisoners suffocated in overcrowded cells, others died from starvation and extra-judicial killings, according to the report. […]

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