Monthly Archives: November 2010

GUINEA CLOSES BORDERS

Guinea closes borders Published on : 28 November 2010 – 11:43am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: Flickr/300.tdorg) Guinea’s ruling junta announced on Saturday that it had closed the West African country’s borders. It’s a move that a military source … Continue reading

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AREGBESOLA DECLARED GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATE

Aregbesola Declared Governor of Osun State CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS. November 26, 2010     An election petition tribunal appeal panel sitting in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state has declared Rauf Aregbesola as the legitimate winner of the 2007 gubernatorial election … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN HOSTAGE RELEASE SHOWS MILITARY SHIFTING APPROACH

Nigerian Hostage Release Shows Military Shifting Approach Scott Stearns | VOA NEWS Dakar 25 November 2010 Photo: AFP The 19 nineteen oil and construction workers taken hostage by Niger Delta militants and freed last week sit together in Port Harcourt, … Continue reading

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NORTH, SOUTH SUDAN TO REDUCE ARMY SIZE

North, South Sudan to Reduce Army Size Matt Richmond | VOA NEWS Juba 25 November 2010 Photo: AP Unidentified high ranking commanders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army attend the inauguration ceremony of President Salva Kiir in Juba, southern Sudan … Continue reading

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SIX-DAY JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE ENDS IN CALABAR

6-day joint military exercise ends in Calabar Thursday, November 25, 2010 A six day joint military exercise aimed at protecting the nation’s coastal and offshore installations against militant attacks, other economic saboteurs and Search and Rescue operations ended in Calabar, … Continue reading

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SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM GUNMEN ATTACK SOLDIERS IN BORNO

Daily Trust (Abuja) Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Soldiers in Borno Yahaya Ibrahim 23 November 2010 Maiduguri — Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members Sunday night opened fired on some soldiers deployed to maintain peace in the Jajeri area of Maiduguri, … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY OPEN ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ESTABLISH NEW BRIGADE

Army opens annual conference, establish new brigade Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Following the spate of kidnappings in the country especially the South East geopolitical zone, the Nigerian Army has commenced the implementation of new Order of Battle (ORBAT) with the … Continue reading

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