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Regional Conflict Analysis : Summary of a Policy Brief on West Africa

By Danlami Nmodu It was time for stock-taking on the conflict situation in West Africa.Venue was Immaculate Suites and Apartments Abuja, Monday March 19,2012.The presentation of Policy  Briefon Regional Conflict Analysis (West Africa) was organized by Conciliation Resources and CePSERD ,Centre for Peacebuilding and Socio-Economic Resources Development. A few lessons were self -evident from the presentation ...

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Nigerians protest at embassy over mistreatment- New Zimbabwe

NIGERIAN immigrants have held a demonstration outside their embassy in Harare to protest "mistreatment" by Zimbabwean law enforcement and the immigration department. The group, numbering about 60, shouted profanities at the Nigerian Ambassador Kunle Adeyanju, who refused to come out and meet them, The Daily News reported. Wednesday’s protest comes amid rising tensions between locals and Nigerian immigrants ...

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Australian Soldiers Operating as spies in Nigeria, Zimbawe and Kenya

The Brisbane Times has reported that “A secret squadron of Australian SAS soldiers has been operating at large in Africa, performing work normally done by spies in an unannounced and possibly dangerous expansion of Australia's foreign military engagement. “The report further said : “The deployment of the SAS's 4 Squadron - the existence of which has never been publicly confirmed - has put the special forces ...

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Killers Got £1m Ransom-Daily Star

                      By Richard Spillett  12th March 2012 THE families of two men executed by al-Qaida in a special forces shoot-out had paid £1million towards a ransom. Desperate relatives handed over the money to Nigerian terrorists holding Chris McManus and an Italian hostage. But the pair were killed by extremists during a firefight with Brit comma ...

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Abuja State House Pictures:AU Chairman,Boni Yayi visits Jonathan today

President Goodluck Jonathan With African Union Chairman And Benin Republic President, Boni Yayi During His Visit To The State House In Abuja Today Monday   From Right, President Goodluck Jonathan, Visiting African Union Chairman And President Of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi And Foreign Affairs Minister, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru At The State House In Abuja Today Monday.   ...

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Jonathan Writes British, Italian Prime Ministers On Killing Of Their Citizens In Nigeria..insists Boko Haram did it

President Goodluck Jonathan has once again written to British and Italian Prime Ministers commiserating with the families,peoples and governments of the Europeans over the killing of their citizens in Nigeria . A press release today by Reuben Abati, the presidential spokesman said insisted the hostages were  killed by “their Boko Haram captors in Sokoto State”. The statement from the presidency came after t ...

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UK and Italian hostages killed in Nigeria -Reuters

(Reuters) - A Briton and an Italian held hostage in Nigeria were killed by their captors before they could be freed by a rescue mission, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday. Cameron said he had authorized the failed operation, conducted with the Nigerian government, after being told the men's lives were in "imminent and growing danger". Cameron said Briton Chris McManus and Italian Franco ...

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Growing security challenge:Nigeria to Partner The Gulf Of Guinea Commission

Nigeria will as a matter of urgency consider the pleas of the Gulf of Guinea Commission on its desire to perform its statutory duties.This position was disclosed by the Vice President Arc. Mohammed Namadi Sambo who received the Commission’s Executive Secretary on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan in his office.  The Vice President noted that the Gulf of Guinea is a strategic location of interest not onl ...

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Farouk Abdulmutallab,Nigerian underwear bomber gets life in prison

Farouk Abdulmutallab   A Nigerian man on a suicide mission for al-Qaida was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for attempting to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit on Christmas 2009. The mandatory punishment for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the well-educated son of a wealthy banker, was never in doubt after he surprised the courtroom and pleaded ...

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Sahel Region now threatened by insurgents and terrorists-Full text of Jonathan’s speech at ECOWAS meeting

It is my pleasure to welcome you, once again to Abuja, for today’s 40th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority. This Session is unique because we will endorse the appointment of new Commissioners and Vice President of the Commission and also elect a new President of the Commission and Chairperson of the Authority. On behalf of my country Nigeria, and on my personal behalf, let me sincerely thank my Brothe ...

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