Monthly Archives: December 2011

PRESIDENT JONATHAN DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN 15 LOCAL GOVT. AREAS ACROSS FOUR STATES

CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS December 31, 2011 12 Following the recent dangerous trends in the activities of the deadly Boko Haram sect in the country especially the Christmas day systematic bombing of some churches in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan has … Continue reading

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KENYA ARMY OTT PUMA M26 MRAP

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POSSIBLE TALKS WITH BOKO HARAM VIA ‘BACK CHANNELS’ – NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Pretinrin addresses JSTF troops CHANNELS TELEVISION December 30, 2011 Reuters has reported that Nigeria could get the chance to talk with its most dreaded terrorist sect, the Boko Haram, via “back channels”. … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM FALLOUT: BATTLE FOR NEXT INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE HOTS UP

Mr Hafiz Ringim, Inspector General of Police VANGUARD December 31, 2011 By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja AFTERMATH of the Xmas day Boko Haram bombings and signals emanating from Aso Rock indicating that security chiefs would be changed by early next year … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN CALLS ON NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIEDS TO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BOKO HARAM

CHANNELS TELEVISION December 30, 2011 President Goodluck Jonathan has asked neighbouring countries to join in the fight against Boko Haram, the dreaded Islamic sect that has claimed responsibility for various deadly attacks that have marred the year 2011. Speaking with … Continue reading

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BLAST KILLS FOUR IN NIGERIA’S TROUBLED CITY OF MAIDUGURI

JSTF counterinsurgency troops at a machine gun nest in Maiduguri, NE Nigeria LAGOS, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) A bomb explosion killed four people on Friday in Nigeria’s troubled city of Maiduguri, police said. The blast occurred near a mosque where several … Continue reading

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KENYAN TROOPS KILL AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS IN SOUTHERN SOMALIA

Kenya Army trucks and OTT Puma M26 MRAPs NAIROBI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) Kenyan troops on Thursday night killed five Somali militants and injured dozens of others when they conducted a military raid in the militant’s patrol base in southern Somalia. … Continue reading

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FIRST YEAR OF OIL PRODUCTION DISAPPOINTING FOR SOME GHANAIANS

By Justice Lee Adoboe ACCRA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) Exactly one year after commercial oil production in the offshore Jubilee Oil Fields in the Gulf of Guinea, many Ghanaians, who had anticipated dramatic changes in the economic fortunes and their living … Continue reading

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STREET SCENE FROM CRISIS-RIDDEN DAMATURU AND MAIDUGURI

Nigerian policemen on the streets of conflict-ridden Damaturu Scene from the carnage in Maiduguri

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SOLDIERS TAKE OVER YOBE STATE, NE NIGERIA

LEADERSHIP 28 December 2011 Following the recent terrorist attacks in Damaturu, capital of Yobe State, a large detachment of soldiers from different army units have been deployed to the area to ensure security of lives and property. When LEADERSHIP visited … Continue reading

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