Tag: mali

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August 15, 2013

Mali to give Pres. Jonathan highest award for peace

by Oge Okonkwo President Goodluck Jonathan will today, be conferred with the highest honour of the Republic of Mali,  for ...

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August 13, 2013

Keita wins Mali presidential vote after rival admits defeat

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, an ex-prime minister with a reputation for firmness, won Mali’s presidential election after his rival conceded defeat ...

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July 13, 2013

Opinion: Mr. President, worry about others who will also rot in hell

by Adekoya Boladale Every step the presidency has taken to eradicate these insurgents has continued to make mockery of the political ...

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May 16, 2013

Too much money: Your president has promised to give Mali $2million for their elections

by NAN Nigeria on Wednesday pledged a donation of two million U.S. dollars (about N320m) in support of agricultural development ...

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May 7, 2013

2 Nigerian pilots die as fighter jet suffers “mechanical” problem

by Rachel Ogbu Two young Nigerian pilots have died in a crash on Monday, after its fighter jet suffered a ...

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March 13, 2013

Editor detained following publication of ‘critical’ letter, another journalist stabbed in Mali

Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the arrest by the state security service of Le Républicain editor Boukary Ndaou, who is being held ...

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March 1, 2013

French forces execute top al Qaeda leader in Mali

by Rachel Ogbu A top leader of terrorist group, al Qaeda was killed in Mali four days ago after French ...

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February 13, 2013

Japheth Omojuwa: The seamy side of Nigeria (Y! FrontPage)

Nigeria is critical to the rest of the continent and if Nigeria does not get it right, Africa will really ...

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February 10, 2013

D’banj set to perform at the AFCON 2013 finals

by Akan Ido Nigerian superstar artiste, D’banj is reportedly getting ready to entertain spectators tomorrow at the finals of the ...

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February 6, 2013

Getting away with murder – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze Of course Nigeria is a country that so many of her citizens sadly want to get out ...

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February 6, 2013

Keshi may leave Eagles, as Mali drops goalkeeper ahead of Nigeria clash

by Rachel Lawal Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has hinted that he may leave the team after the ongoing Africa ...

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February 4, 2013

Una watch dat ball yesterday? – and more in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze But for those of you who watch footie on the regular, you’d know that Big Boss achieved ...

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February 2, 2013

“FG is watching Boko Haram for 6 months before considering the ceasefire offer”

by Rachel Ogbu  The Federal Government has intensified its manhunt for Boko Haram sect leaders believed to be hiding in the ...

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January 30, 2013

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Nigeria spending N7 billion on intervention in Mali – President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan hinted on Tuesday that Nigeria has committed $34 million (about N7 billion) on the immediate deployment of troops and ...

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January 27, 2013

Simon Kolawole: Corruption and the Nigerian Project

by Simon Kolawole Why are government officials corrupt? There are broadly two motivating factors: poverty and greed. There are those ...

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January 25, 2013

“Power supply is one area in which Nigerians are quite satisfied…” – 5 key quotes from Jonathan’s CNN interview

by Joachim MacEbong President Goodluck Jonathan’s interview with Christiane Amanpour has generated a lot of reaction with several observers supporting ...

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January 25, 2013

John Campbell: Is the upsurge in violence in Northern Nigeria connected to Mali?

by John Campbell As for the attempted assassination, the emir of Kano has become a controversial figure. He is a ...

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January 23, 2013

Opinion: Nigerian troops and the Malian crisis: The issues to consider

by Theophilus Ilevbare Actually, Nigeria does not share its border with Mali. In-between there is Burkina Faso, Niger republic and ...

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January 22, 2013

Opinion: Issues for consideration as Nigerian troops deploy in Mali

by Waheed Odusile The cost of the wars to Nigeria, especially Liberia’s was enormous both in terms of human and ...

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January 21, 2013

Analysis: Seriously, what are Nigeria’s soldiers doing in Mali?

by Sylvester Awenlimobor With Nigeria currently facing a seemingly unending war against Islamic militants in the North, there is a ...

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January 21, 2013

Police College: Heads may roll after Jonathan’s unscheduled visit

by Akan Ido There are indications that president Goodluck Jonathan might be considering a major shake-up in the Nigeria Police ...

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January 21, 2013

Why we attacked Mali-bound soldiers – JAMBS militant sect explains

by Isi Esene A new group believed to be a break-away faction of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, have ...

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January 19, 2013

Here we go again: Explosion in Kogi kills 2 soldiers

by Vincent Ehiabhi An IED has killed two soldiers and injured five others, Saturday in Okene, Kogi state. An army ...

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January 18, 2013

In Nigeria, it’s garbage in, garbage out – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze Yesterday, PWC informed us that Nigeria will be the 13th biggest economy on the planet by 2050. ...

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January 18, 2013

Mali-trained terrorists are trooping into the country – Army chief

by Akan Ido The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Azubike Ihejirika, has confirmed the influx of Mali-trained terrorists in ...

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January 17, 2013

Mali conflict: Nigerian troops lead West African contingent

France has increased its troop strength in Mali to 1,400 to help fight militant Islamists in the north, the French ...

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January 14, 2013

Insecurity: UK (again) cautions its citizens against travelling to Nigeria

Chidi Okoye The British Foreign Office has updated its advice to Nigeria, Niger and the Ivory Coast following French military ...

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January 13, 2013

Pregnant 18-year-old given 100 lashes for having ‘child outside wedlock’ in Mali

An 18-year-old pregnant woman and her boyfriend were both lashed 100 times by Islamists in Timbuktu in Mali as punishment ...

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January 3, 2013

Opinion: Nigeria where every problem is too hard to fix

by Gwynne Dyer But it is the Government that raises, trains and pays these security forces, and even in a ...

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October 25, 2012

TICKER: Mali’s back in the African Union

The African Union (AU) has lifted Mali’s suspension from the bloc and said an African plan for military intervention to ...

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