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Seized arms not for Nigeria: Iranian minister

November 16, 2010 Comments off

The following excerpt is from an article in today’s Daily Sun, Nigeria.

Seized arms not for Nigeria: Iranian minister
©  Daily Sun (Nigeria)
By Juliana Taiwo
November 16, 2010

ABUJA – Iran said yesterday that the arms shipment discovered in Lagos was heading to a West African country, and the “misunderstanding” had since been cleared up with the Nigerian authorities. [more…]

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Nigerian police commissioner claims cure for HIV/AIDS

June 17, 2010 Comments off

The following article cites Nigeria’s Daily Sun as the originator.

Strange! Police commissioner claims cure for HIV/AIDS
©  Daily Sun
By Garba Muhammad
June 17, 2010

KADUNA, Nigeria – With what appears to be a twist of fate, a serving commissioner of police in charge of Communications in the Force Headquarters, Abuja Alhaji (Dr) Umar Sule Garkida, who from his primary function of saving lives and property, ironically claimed to have “cured” well over 200 people living with the dreaded HIV/AIDS virus since 1995 within Nigeria and abroad through herbs.

Garkida who spoke to Daily Sun from his Foundation office in Kaduna said he was not a medical practitioner but has background in roots and herbs. He said “I have been managing the effect of HIV/AIDS for well over 15 years now. I used the word ‘manage’ because we have been advised by institutions not to use the word ‘cure’, but managing to concur that there is no cure for the disease.

“Most of my foreign patients I manage come from the United Kingdom and the United States of America and some African countries like Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and Ghana and so on. They sometimes come to me or send a representative to collect medications for them. A good number of them were the police and military personnel who returned from peace missions abroad…”

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NIGERIA: Al Qaeda agents invade Abuja

March 1, 2010 Comments off

The following article cites Nigeria’s Daily Sun as the originator.

Al Qaeda agents invade Abuja
©  Sun News
By Sola Balogun
March 1, 2010

A group of young men suspected to be agents of Al Qaeda may have invaded the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with a mission to woo more Nigerians into terrorism. The men, said to be now moving about in several suburbs of Abuja to win more members with diverse gimmicks…
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Read more. Full-text article appears at the following links.
Partial list.

Daily Sun, 01 Mar
AfroWall, 01 Mar

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Nigerian groups and militants being mobilized in response to "dangerous ethnic trend"

February 28, 2010 Comments off

The following article cites Nigeria’s Sunday Sun as the originator.

We’ll cripple Nigeria – Militants
©  Sun News
By Ismail Omipidan, Kaduna
February 28, 2010

Push could come to shove with regards to the raging power tussle in the Presidency, if feelers emerging from the Niger Delta are anything to go by.

Sunday Sun learnt that groups are being mobilized by concerned leaders in the region to respond to the “dangerous ethnic trend” that had been introduced into the Aso Rock power game.
Some key former militant leaders are also said to have been contacted as part of a strategic plan to compel the cabal to stop undermining the Acting President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

One of the former warlords who confirmed this, but spoke on condition of anonymity, said they had watched the developments in the Presidency as it affected Jonathan and decided that it is time to act. “Enough is enough. Since they (the cabal) have decided that Jonathan cannot occupy the office of the President because he is from the Niger Delta, we have also resolved that our oil is not for Nigeria. In fact, we are ready to dismember Nigeria. If they do not want us in Nigeria, they should not want our oil too…”
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Read more. Full-text article appears at the following links.
Partial list.

Sunday Sun, 28 Feb
Nairaland, 28 Feb

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Categories: NIGERIA