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  • At Least 50 Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack at Mosque in Northern Nigeria

    11/21/2017 1:32:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The attack happened in the town of Mubi in Adamawa State as worshipers were gathering for the “fajr” dawn prayer at around 5:20 a.m. local time, said Othman Abubakar, a police spokesman. The bomber was about 17 years old, Abubakar added. Many more people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but over the past eight years, jihadist group Boko Haram has carried out hundreds of deadly attacks on mosques, schools, markets and churches in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram, whose name translates roughly as “western education is forbidden,” frequently uses children...
  • Suicide bombing kills 50 in Nigeria

    11/21/2017 2:51:20 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 Nov 2017 | BBC News
    At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say. The mosque was packed with worshippers during morning prayers when the bomber struck in Adamawa state. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appears the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one has said they were behind the bombing but the Islamist militants Boko Haram typically target crowded places in northern Nigeria. Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.
  • Christians Recount Terror of Herdsmen’s Nine-Day Massacre in Plateau State, Nigeria

    10/26/2017 1:41:18 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 4 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | October 25, 2017 | Nigeria Correspondent
    The assailants destroyed eight houses in the attack, one of several assaults in Plateau state that went on uninterrupted from Oct. 8 to Oct. 17, killing 48 Christians, survivors said. “All Christians in villages around here have been displaced, and worship buildings have been abandoned,” Kadiya said. “Some of the church buildings were destroyed by the attackers.” “They broke the doors to our rooms and then set fire on my house,” Aura said. “Having set fire on my house, they went to the next house and did the same. They continued burning houses until they were done. “In the past...
  • America, Europe to blame for decline in Catholic Church in Nigeria – Bishop Kukah

    10/21/2017 11:19:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Accord ^ | October 21, 2017 | Editor
    Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Sokoto Diocese has accused the United States and Europe of contributing to the diminishing influence of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.The Bishop said the Catholic Church in Nigeria is beginning to lose its public influence partly because of the decline of religious faith in the Western countries, especially Europe and the United States.“The Arab world is pouring money into Nigeria and the Pentecostal pastors in America are doing the same, and the Catholic Church is now becoming the weakest in terms of access to resources,” he said in Liverpool, United Kingdom.Bishop Matthew Kukah accused European...
  • U.N. lends megaphone to Nigerian genocide

    09/21/2017 1:00:59 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Bruce Fein
    U.N. lends megaphone to Nigerian genocide Nigerian genocide holds Christians in bondage ANALYSIS/OPINION: The United Nations will live in infamy for lending its megaphone on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, to Nigeria’s elected military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. The Hausa-Fulani Muslim strongman is currently orchestrating genocide as defined by the Genocide Convention against Nigeria’s 50 million Igbo people because of their ethnicity and unwavering devotion to Christianity. Buhari’s genocide marks the culmination of a long train of Biafran subjugation by radical Hausa-Fulani Islamic terrorists. The dictator’s power is anchored to an illegitimate constitution decreed by a military dictator in 1999 to...
  • Nigerian Gunmen Kidnap Priest And Murder Him In Cold Blood (truncated)

    09/05/2017 8:08:41 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies ^ | 09/05/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    Full title: 'Nigerian Gunmen Kidnap Priest And Murder Him In Cold Blood, Attack Another Priest Driving And Riddle His Car With Bullets' ~~~ Nigeria has been ranked as the most dangerous place to be a Christian. Between constant fighting with Muslim terrorists, war, and robbers, being a Christian and especially a priest is a very risky proposition. Many clergy have been and continue to be kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. Such was what happened in Nigeria recently as a group of gunmen attacked two Catholic priests. One was kidnapped and found murdered less than 24 hours later, and the second one...
  • How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet

    08/10/2017 11:11:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | JUL 20, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN
    How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet BY KERRY FLYNN JUL 20, 2017 Fake news, terrorist propaganda, hateful comments — the internet is not the nicest place in the world. Jigsaw is trying to change that. Formerly under Google, Jigsaw now is a subsidiary within Alphabet. The company, under the direction of Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen who serves as founder and CEO of Jigsaw, focuses on researching some of the darkest corners of the internet and implementing ways to address them. Yasmin Green, director of research and development at Jigsaw,...
  • God appointed Donald Trump to be President – Obasanjo

    07/23/2017 1:56:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Information Nigeria ^ | July 23, 2017 | Tope Alabi
    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has given the answer to the mystery behind how Donald Trump became US President through GodÂ’s intervention, Obasanjo said Trump became US President so that America can be humbled. The former president who was said to have mocked the US election that took place in November 2016, made this known at an event held at the French Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. It was gathered that he said Africa can take charge of its own future if it needs foreign direct investment. The two-time Nigerian Head of state, who said he was happy about the turnout...
  • India 3rd largest terror target after Iraq and Afghanistan: US report

    07/22/2017 4:58:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 23, 2017 | Neeraj Chauhan, TNN
    Highlights o India has displaced Pakistan on a list of countries facing terror attacks in 2016 o According to the report, out of 11,072 terror attacks in 2016 worldwide, India bore the brunt of 927 o The US analysis labelled Naxals as the third most deadly terror organisation in the world after IS and Taliban [Caption] The Modi government has decided not to seek a political outreach and concentrate on intensive security operations. NEW DELHI: India has displaced Pakistan on a list of countries facing terror attacks in 2016, with higher fatalities and injuries than its restive neighbour, according to...
  • Nigerian Pro-life Leader Speaks Out Against Melinda Gates’ Push for Contraception in Africa

    07/21/2017 11:23:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 18 July 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Obianuju Ekeocha, a Nigerian-born biomedical scientist and the founder of Culture of Life Africa, a U.K.-based pro-life group, argued on BBC’s Sunday Morning Live that the Gates Foundation’s push for contraception in Africa might be “an insidious way of moving the agenda of population control” since in many African countries the “desired number of children is actually quite high.” Melinda Gates announced last week that the Gates Foundation will commit an additional $375 million to family planning programs citing deep concerns “about the White House’s proposed budget cuts to global family planning efforts.” President Trump recently expanded a policy that...
  • Ann Coulter: Immigrant of the Week: Henry Bello (Obotetukudo)

    07/06/2017 8:56:03 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jul 2017 | Ann Coulter
    Last Friday, Nigerian immigrant Henry Williams Obotetukudo, aka Henry Bello, opened fire with an AM-15 rifle at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, killing one doctor and injuring a half-dozen others. I would prefer to leap right in and offer my ideas for stopping these immigrant shooting rampages, but first I’ll have to tell you the facts the media won’t. The New York Times, still unaware there’s an internet, is trying to pass off the Nigerian as a Californian, the non-doctor as a doctor, and Mr. Obotetukudo as “Dr. Bello.” In the Times’ major biographical profile of Bello the next day, he was...

    07/05/2017 12:48:16 PM PDT · by Syncro · 63 replies ^ | July 5, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    IMMIGRANT OF THE WEEK: HENRY BELLO (OBOTETUKUDO)July 5, 2017 Last Friday, Nigerian immigrant Henry Williams Obotetukudo, aka Henry Bello, opened fire with an AM-15 rifle at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, killing one doctor and injuring a half-dozen others. I would prefer to leap right in and offer my ideas for stopping these immigrant shooting rampages, but first I'll have to tell you the facts the media won't. The New York Times, still unaware there's an internet, is trying to pass off the Nigerian as a Californian, the non-doctor as a doctor, and Mr. Obotetukudo as "Dr. Bello." In the Times' major...
  • For Gunman at Bronx Hospital, Fleeting Success and Persistent Strife

    07/02/2017 9:10:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    NYT's ^ | 7/1/17 | LISA W. FODERARO
    With a limited permit from New York State to practice medicine as an international medical graduate, Dr. Bello was essentially an extra pair of hands for the department of family medicine at the 17-story hospital, one of the biggest and busiest in New York City. Dr. Sridhar Chilimuri, the hospital’s physician in chief, said Dr. Bello could treat patients and prescribe medication, as long as other doctors were looking over his shoulder, and only at Bronx-Lebanon. “Not over there — not in a clinic,” he said for emphasis, pointing out the hospital’s doors. But Dr. Bello’s slow journey to the...
  • Revolving Shotgun, to Fight Boko Haram in Nigeria

    06/25/2017 6:40:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from In this widely circulated image of Aisha Gombi Bakari, you can see the homemade revolving shotgun that she uses to hunt Baka Haram Islamic terrorists.  The lock up does not look impressive, but it will do for a small number of shots.  The cylinder is probably turned by hand. There are index cuts to make sure it is lined up with the barrel.  Aisha is supposed to be paid about $25 a month, but the payments are spotty.  An official has recently been indicted on embezzeling 1.8 billion dollars marked for anti-terrorism efforts. That might explain...
  • Online Campaign Tries to Raise Doubts About Pope’s Nigeria Edict

    06/15/2017 8:31:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/14/17 | Ines San Martin
    After Pope Francis issued a dramatic demand for submission from priests in the Nigerian diocese of Ahiara, insisting they all write to pledge loyalty and to indicate a willingness to accept a bishop appointed in 2012 who's never been able to take control, an online campaign is attempting to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the pope's edict.ROME- After Pope Francis demanded that priests from Nigeria’s Ahiara diocese write him promising loyalty, including accepting a new bishop appointed five years ago from outside the area, an online campaign is now attempting to cast doubt on the authenticity of the pope’s...
  • Children strapped with explosives kill nine in north Cameroon

    06/03/2017 3:50:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies ^ | 6/2/17 | Josiane Kouagheu
    DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Two children carrying explosives blew themselves up on Friday near a camp in northern Cameroon housing civilians displaced by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, killing nine people and wounding 30, officials said. They entered the town of Kolofata, around 10 km (6 miles) from the border with Nigeria, before dawn, posing as refugees looking for food before the start of the daytime fast for Ramadan. "Two suicide bomber adolescents aged between 10 and 15 years infiltrated the town of Kolofata," Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told state radio, adding that both had detonated their explosives.-snip-Villages and towns...
  • Rival Cult Group Machets One to Death in Delta

    04/24/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Daily Post (Nigeria) ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matthew Omonigho
    In what appears to be a revenge mission, a rival cult group, in the early hours of today, launched a retaliatory attack over the death of one of their members, Kevwe Ikolo. Ikolo was allegedly murdered at his residence barely a month ago. Early Monday morning, suspected members of the Vikings confraternity stormed the home of a member of Aiye Confraternity at Ekiagbon Quarters and allegedly macheted one Emmanuel Misiate to death in his apartment. DAILY POST learnt that Misiate had survived a similar attack in the past. ‎This time, it was gathered that the Vikings, allegedly led by one...
  • Trump plans to move ahead with Nigeria planes sale: sources

    04/10/2017 3:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2017 | Patricia Zengerle and Felix Onuah
    President Donald Trump's administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria's air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram, sources said on Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million. The Super Tucano A-29 aircraft, an agile, propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance and surveillance as well as attack capabilities, is made by Brazil's Embraer. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately held Sierra Nevada Corp of Sparks, Nevada. Former President Barack Obama's administration originally agreed on the sale, but delayed...
  • Three Years Ago This Week: A Symbol of a Failed Presidency

    04/09/2017 11:28:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | Christopher W. Holton
    Can there be anything more symbolic of the Obama administration’s failure to combat the global Jihad than Boko Haram’s kidnapping of hundreds of Christian school girls in Nigeria three years ago? Especially given the fact that Boko Haram subsequently became an Islamic State affiliate. That’s right, one side-effect of the Obama administration allowing the Islamic State to form and metastasize was the joining of forces with the organization that then-first lady Michelle Obama so infamously “attacked” with her hashtag counterterrorism program. This week marks the third anniversary of the mass abduction
  • Wife Of DC Lawyer Worth $1.5 Million Arrested For Taking Food Stamps, Welfare

    03/13/2017 7:46:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 12, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Helen Agbapuruonwu “fraudulently obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 under false pretenses” police allege, and she has been charged “with felony welfare fraud and document forgery,” according to a police report. Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in the 1990s, worked as an associate at Mayer Brown in D.C., according to his LinkedIn profile. A spokesman for Mayer Brown told NBC 4 that Agbapuruonwu no longer works there. Agbapuruonwu received a Paul & Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans, which he used to pay for law school at Ohio State University. Court officials believe that Agbapuruonwu...