Month: September 2011

The Jos I Met Last Weekend

 

Jos Entrance gate

I went to Jos last weekend and deliberately didn’t tell any of my family members. Everyone that knew I was going warned me not to; apparently for fear that I might be killed in one of the city’s unpredictable planned killings.

I went anyway for my friend’s traditional wedding. Being a reporter, I had no fear of going to Jos like most people do. Firstly, I have visited many crises zones and found life as normal as it were in places that had never had chronic widespread killings like Jos, Maiduguri, or even Kabul in Afghanistan.

Secondly, I just do not fear death.

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This is not a story but a hilarious language development in Europe

*The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English
will be the official language of the European Union rather than German,
which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English
spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in
plan that would become known as ‘Euro-English’.

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David Mark’s Radical Resumption Speech – Full Speech (Unedited)

ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SENATE, DAVID A.B MARK, GCON,fnim, ON THE RESUMPTION OF PLENARY ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

David Mark

Senate president, David Mark

Protocol:

Distinguished colleagues, it is my immeasurable pleasure to welcome you back to this hallowed Chamber after a well deserved recess. I am sure the recess afforded you the opportunity to catch some rest, interact with the family, connect with constituents, and attend to some personal matters.

As you are all aware, we did what we could to assist the Government take off before we went on recess. Forty-two ministerial nominees were diligently screened in this hallowed Chamber in line with our constitutional duty. Out of these forty-one nominees were confirmed as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Nigeria Police Admits They Lack Anti-Terrorism Capacity In a WikiLeak Cable

By Nigeriapolicewatch.com

The Nigeria Police  lack the capacity to check the current wave of terrorist bombings across the country, the top hierarchy of the force has admitted to American officials in Abuja.

A recently leaked US diplomatic cable, made available by Wikileaks, quoted top police chiefs as telling embassy officials that their force lacked trained dogs, explosive detectors, bomb suits and other equipment necessary to face the kind of security challenge the insurgent group, Boko Haram, has foisted on the nation.

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Taliban Bomb Stash Blown Up

Taliban Bomb Stash

The Sun in UK today reported that UK soldiers are jubilant after blowing up a Taliban bomb stash hidden in an Afghan desert.

The four tons of ammonium nitrate is the biggest haul yet uncovered in Afghanistan — and would have kept terrorist bomb makers going for years.

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SSS Say Five Confess To Suleja Bombings – Full Statement

United nation Abuja gate house after Boko Haram attack

United nation Abuja gate house after Boko Haram attack

PRESS BRIEFING

        Following the bombings at the INEC office, Suleja on 8th April, 2011 and the All Christians Fellowship Church, Suleja, Niger State on 10th July, 2011, this Service commenced investigation to unravel the perpetrators.

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