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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Nigeria’

Boko Haram Recruiting Little Girls For Suicide Bombs

Boko Haram is believed to be responsible for Saturday’s bombing in a crowded northern Nigeria market. The bomb killed at least 20 people and injured many more. The Boko Haram suicide bomber who detonated the bomb was a girl, only about 10 years old. It is said that the bomb tore her little body apart. She was hiding the bomb …

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Passenger Dies on Plane After Vomiting Fit From Nigeria to JFK Causing Ebola Scare

A passenger died on a flight from Nigeria to JFK flight after a vomiting fit Thursday. A top lawmaker said officials gave the corpse only a “cursory” exam before declaring that the victim did not have Ebola. The unnamed 63-year-old passenger boarded an Arik Air plane Wednesday night out of Lagos, Nigeria, which has had 19 Ebola cases this year. …

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Ebola Kills Doctor Who Treated Dozens

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who risked contracting Ebola to treat dozens of patients, succumbed to the deadly disease Tuesday, according to officials in Sierra Leone. Khan, who had been regarded as a national hero in his country, died while in a hospital under quarantine. Manifestation of Ebola begins with a sudden onset of an influenza-like stage characterized by general malaise, …

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FIFA World Cup: Is Nigeria The Last Hope For Africa?

The African continent has yet to produce a World Cup-winning team. Many nations have tried, but all have failed. Even worse, most that qualify for the event are eliminated within the groups stage of competition. It was a sad fact that even when the games came to South Africa in 2010, the only African nation that made it to the …

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Boko Haram Offer To Swap Girls For Prisoners

Weeks ago, a terrorist organization abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria. Now it seems there may be a way to get most or all of them back to their families. In order to do so, a figurative deal with the devil may occur. Agence France-Presse reports that the Islamic extremist organization Boko Haram has released a video. The group of …

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Boko Haram Has Kidnapped Eight More Girls

On Monday, May 5, Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group responsible for abducting 276 school girls last month, reportedly kidnapped eight additional girls. The newly abducted girls aged from 12-15 and were taken from a Northern village in Nigeria. Immediately upon arriving, the Boko Haram jumped from their trucks and started shooting before seizing the girls, along with the tribe’s …

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Boko Haram Will Sell Abducted School Girls

On April 14, Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, stormed an all-girl secondary school in the village of Chibok and kidnapped more than 200 school girls. Now, the leader of the group Abubakar Shekau has announced that he is planning on selling the girls on the market for marriage. On Monday, the AFP news agency obtained a 57-minute video from …

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Boko Haram: Blamed For Bombing And Kidnappings

A terrorist group known as Boko Haram has been a thorn in the side of Nigerians for the last several years. From their base in the impoverished north of Nigeria, they appear to be growing stronger and more bold. The Islamic extremists have escalated their efforts in recent years in a blood-thirsty bid to force their brand of sharia law …

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Baby Factory Raid Finds 8 Pregnant Women

Police in Nigeria raided a home where they discovered a “baby factory” with 8 pregnant women selling babies for around $2000 each. According to the UK Independent, police in Akute district of Ogun state raided a three-bedroom cottage where they suspected the women of hiding. However, they found nothing. Realizing they needed to have another look, they returned with a …

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$458 Million of Former Nigerian Dictator’s Funds Frozen

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has frozen over $458 million in funds linked to the corrupt Sani Abacha leadership of Nigeria. The department is referring to the seizure as the “largest kleptocracy forfeiture action” in the history of the Justice Department. Abacha was the dictator of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. During his …

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Nigerian School Attack: Islamic Extremists To Blame

According to the Nigerian military, Islamic extremists from the Boko Haram group in north-eastern Nigeria are suspected to have attacked a boarding school in Yobe, Nigeria. The brutal assault is alleged to have occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday. The Government College boarding school in Bodi Yodi is said to be the site of the attack. Teachers at …

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Nigeria Gay Arrests, Torture and Prison?

On Monday, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act that criminalizes gay marriage, gay organizations and anyone working with or promoting them. This has lead to a mass arrest of dozens of men who are gay or even suspected gay. The bill, which is widely condemned by the international community and U.S. Secretary of State John …

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