Gunmen Storm Mali Hotel, 170 Hostages Taken

Gunmen Storm Mali Hotel, 170 Hostages Taken
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Gunmen attacked a five-star hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday and were holding 170 hostages. Attackers shouting “Allahu Akbar” opened fire outside the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of the capital before storming it. Speaking to Al Jazeera by phone from Bamako, business owner Garba Konate said a group of attackers showed up […]

Northern Youths Ask FG To Crush Biafra Move

Northern Youths Ask FG To Crush Biafra Move
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Angered by their renewed attempt to resurrect the outlawed Movement, northern youths have condemned the promoters of the new agitation to revive Biafra and divide Nigeria.The youths writing under the aegis of Arewa Youth Forum, warned those behind the criminal agitation to desist from it and allow Nigeria to remain in peace and find solutions […]

Poem: A Half-Hearted Account of The Definition of Life By Theodora Oyani

Poem: A Half-Hearted Account of The Definition of Life By Theodora Oyani
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Life. A rushing, painful madness. Tinged with stories and memories, like splotches of yellow on green. Of hastened childhoods, vividly recalled. Quietly remembered. The ever callous nature of the human, eternally prevailing. Death is inevitable. All the cars parked beautifully in a majestic surround. Or the body pieces that splatter themselves . . . torn […]

‘Why Nigerians Must Respect Office Of The President’

‘Why Nigerians Must Respect Office Of The President’
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A socio-political group under the aegis of United Summit Friends Development Association has cautioned Nigerians, especially politicians, against making unguarded or derogatory statements on the office of the president. Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, the national patron of the association, Chief Darlington Agha, noted that the office of the president is the country’s symbol of […]

Obasanjo Seeks Dialogue With Boko Haram; Says Sect Has Legitimate Grievances

Obasanjo Seeks Dialogue With Boko Haram; Says Sect Has Legitimate Grievances
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Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has again advocated dialogue with the insurgent group, Boko Haram, saying the group has legitimate grievances despite its brutal five-year campaign that has killed more than 15,000 people, with hundreds of thousands displaced. The former president said Nigeria should not rule out talking to the terrorist group which recently pledged […]

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