HERDSMEN, FARMERS CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA “MORE SOPHISTICATED AND DEADLIER” – UN

The Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has expressed concern over the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria. According to him, the conflicts, which are more pronounced in the Middle Belt region, were becoming “more sophisticated and deadlier.” Mr. Chambas, who is Head, UN Office for […]

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“THE WORLD IN GOING THROUGH STRANGE, UNCERTAIN TIMES” Barrack Obama

  Former U.S. President Barack Obama says the world is going through “strange [and] uncertain” times in a speech honouring anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. “They are strange, they are uncertain. Each day’s news cycles bringing more head spinning and disturbing headlines,” Obama says in his first major public address since leaving office. “The international order […]

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BLOODSHED: OUTGOING FRENCH ENVOY BLAMES IMPUNITY, INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA

  The outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denys Gauer, has identified impunity and injustice as the factors driving the killings and bloodshed in Plateau, Benue, Kaduna and other parts of the country. The envoy attributed the killings to struggle for land, noting that foreigners were not involved in the bloodshed in the Middle Belt […]

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2017: BOKO HARAM, MILITARY KILLED OR MAIMED 881 CHILDREN IN NIGERIA -UN REPORT

No fewer than 881 children were either killed or maimed by the Boko Haram terror group and Nigerian security forces in 2017, the United Nations, UN has said. Of this number, the unfortunate bombing of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian military caused the death or maiming of 235 […]

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NIGERIA: AMNESTY CLAIMS 1813 KILLED ALREADY IN 2018 AS OBASANJO OFFERS SOLUTION

Global human rights group Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian Government of encouraging the impunity fueling the increasing insecurity in the country by failing to hold murderers to account. The group said in a statement on today(28/6/2018) that independently verified figures indicate that at least 1,813 persons have been murdered across 17 states, which is […]

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DO YOU KNOW WHY THERE ARE NO BLACKS IN ARGENTINA: THE WHITE SUPREMACIST KILLED THEM ALL by Jude Idada

As I watched the Argentina and Iceland match today and wondered why there were no black players in the Argentinean team when other South American teams had black or biracial players, I remembered a conversation I had last year. It was while I was on a cruise from Florida to the Grand Cayman Islands in […]

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CAMEROON: INDISCRIMINATE KILLINGS, TORTURE CONTINUE IN ANGLOPHONE REGIONS – Amnesty International

Armed separatists in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions have stabbed to death and shot military personnel, burned down schools and attacked teachers, while security forces have tortured people, fired on crowds and destroyed villages, in a spiral of violence that keeps getting more deadly, Amnesty International said today.   In a new report on Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis, […]

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WHY NIGERIAN AIRWAYS IS UNNECESSARY – A CASE STUDY OF HOW RWANDAIR IS BANKRUPTING RWANDA – David Himbara

Open Letter To Presidents Yoweri Museveni And John Magufuli It is widely reported that you want to establish and expand your national airlines. Apparently, Uganda is set to relaunch Uganda Airlines in November 2018 which ceased to operate in 2001. My unsolicited advice to you is that you should seriously consider other options before you invest […]

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RETIRED ENGLISH TEACHER NOT IMPRESSED WITH LETTER FROM DONALD TRUMP, SENDS IT BACK WITH CORRECTIONS

What do you do when you see grammar errors in an official communique from the president of the U.S.? One retired English teacher decided to send it back, with comments and corrections,. The comments, written by 61-year-old Yvonne Mason of Atlanta, include “OMG this is WRONG!” and “Have y’all tried grammar & style check?”  Mason […]

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