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Islamist Militants Return From Mali With Weapons

Written by Sudarsan Raghavan Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:22

The Islamist insurgency in northern Nigeria has entered a more violent phase as militants return to the fight with sophisticated weapons and tactics learned on the battlefields of nearby Mali, Nigerian officials and analysts say.

Military Making Islamist Insurgency Worse

Written by Agency reports Monday, 26 November 2012 00:27

Human rights abuses committed by Nigeria's security forces in their fight against Islamist sect Boko Haram are fuelling the very insurgency they are meant to quell, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

National Assembly's Oversight and Fair Hearing

Written by Agency reports Saturday, 23 June 2012 15:24

Separation of Power is a major feature of the presidential system of government.



U.S. to Nigeria: Develop North To Stop Boko Haram

Written by Agency reports Tuesday, 06 March 2012 04:51

The United States urged Nigeria to tackle an Islamist insurgency in the north by bringing jobs and development to the deprived region, and it pledged to support Abuja in the task.


Nigeria: Will It Fall Apart Or Can It Hold?

Written by Tim Cocks Monday, 16 January 2012 04:25

Nigeria is not Animal Farm!" read one placard brandished during days of furious fuel price protests by Nigerians


Analysis: How the Nigeria attack shows Boko Haram is growing in strength

Written by The Telegraph Saturday, 27 August 2011 06:10

The 26 August 2011 attack on the UN building in Abuja's Central Business District was almost certainly carried out by Nigerian group Boko Haram (BH), which seeks to establish Islamic law in Nigeria.


Is Nigeria's Boko Haram A Wahhabi Group?

Written by Alex Thurston Monday, 13 June 2011 19:33

The founder of Boko Haram could be labeled a Wahhabi for his opposition to secular governance, Western education, and other Islamic interpretations – but so could other Wahhabis in the country.


Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the African Maid

Written by Nigeria Newsday Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:14

Though Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned his post as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the controversies trailing his arrest are just beginning. Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces charges of criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment of an African immigrant who worked as a maid at Sofitel Hotel suite in New York where Mr. Strauss-Kahn was staying.


Opposition: Why Buhari Factor Failed to Capture Northern States

Written by NigeriaNewsday,Detroit Tuesday, 10 May 2011 08:18

Although the Independent observers of Nigeria’s general elections have given more than just a pass mark to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the relatively smooth conduct of the process


Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Written by Nigeria Politics Daily Tuesday, 03 May 2011 11:11

Today, the 3rd of May is the World Press Freedom Day. It is a day to remember the trials and triumphs of those men and women who bring us the news.


April Polls: Instead of Issues, Violence Reigns

Written by Administrator Thursday, 31 March 2011 21:50

EIGHTEEN presidential candidates will slug it out in Nigeria’s April 9 presidential poll and contest for the lion share of over 73 million votes from the electorate across 36 states of the Federation; and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).