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  • Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85

    04/21/2014 6:58:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-21-14 | ap
    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85.
  • Death, Taxes, and Anti-Semitism

    04/19/2014 11:56:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/20/14 | Clarice Feldman
    Ben Franklin opined that there was nothing certain but death and taxes. I’d add a third to the list of certainties, anti-Semitism, and this week reminds us of that. As Americans struggled with preposterously complex federal income tax regulations and ever-higher tax burdens, the Washington Examiner’s Timothy P. Carney tweeted “That’s the price we pay for 7 of the 10 richest counties being within commuting distance of DC.” Right he is. As the rest of the country struggles to keep on producing -- cattle, grain, merchandise, services -- hamstrung by ever more regulations and executive and judicial branch overreaching, DC...
  • Nigeria: Another Forgotten–Or Ignored–Jihad

    04/17/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 17 April 2014 | Unattributed
    There is an unfortunate tendency in the West to downplay the threat from Jihad. This is especially true when the acts of Jihad occur in the Third World and especially when the victims are non-white and poor. This week has provided us with prime examples of this in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has continued its Jihadist terror with horrific attacks which have been little more than an afterthought in US and other Western media. 72 killed, 133 wounded, 129 young schoolgirls kidnapped, all since Monday...had this happened in Europe or the US, it would have stopped all activity. But it's...
  • Suspected Islamic militants abduct 100 female students from school in northeast Nigeria

    04/15/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2014‎ | HARUNA UMAR
    Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, ... Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. Insurgents from the Boko Haram terrorist network are blamed for attacks that have killed more than 1,500 people this year alone. The group — whose name means "Western education is forbidden" — has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centers in increasingly indiscriminate attacks. They have also made daring raids on military barracks and...
  • Islamists kidnap 100 schoolgirls, who face living hell as sex slaves

    04/15/2014 10:28:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Associated Press
    Islamists kidnap 100 schoolgirls, who face living hell as sex slaves By Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the Sambisa Forest that is an insurgent hideout, said Borno state police commissioner Tanko Lawan. Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school, then took off with at least 100 students, a...
  • Bus station blast near Nigerian capital kills at least 35

    04/14/2014 3:58:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/2014 | ISAAC ABRAK AND CAMILLUS EBOH
    A bomb at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja killed at least 35 people during rush hour on Monday morning, witnesses said, the first such attack near the Nigerian capital for two years. Body parts and blood were strewn across the station and an unruly crowd of several hundred onlookers were roaming around with security forces unable to keep them away. "I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard a deafening explosion then saw smoke. People were running around in panic," said Mimi Daniels, who works in Abuja. A Reuters cameraman saw 20 bodies...
  • Ron Paul on the airline plot : “They’re terrorists because we’re occupiers!”

    12/29/2009 9:24:17 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 202 replies · 3,933+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ve already written about how his isolationist garbage leads inexorably to nonsense like this, so let me just add two points. First, and most obviously, there is no U.S. occupation of Yemen or Nigeria. The only way the airline plot is a reaction to U.S. “occupation” is if you accept the jihadist premise that there are no Arab/Muslim nation-states but rather only one Islamic caliphate waiting to be born. Only in that way does the U.S. occupation of Iraq warrant a reprisal from, say, a Pakistani or Yemeni. And yet, needless to say, if Britain was attacked tomorrow and Obama...
  • Nigeria Plans Nuclear Power For Development (arms race?)

    03/27/2014 6:17:13 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 8 replies
    Voice Of America ^ | 3/27/2014 | Heather Murdock
    ABUJA — On Monday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said his country intends to harness nuclear energy for development purposes - which to most Nigerians means one thing: providing electricity. But some analysts say that Nigeria should figure out how to keep the lights on with the huge natural resources it already has. Nigeria’s nuclear aspirations began in 2007, when then-President Umaru Yar'Adua said the country planned to add nuclear power to the national grid by 2017. The original deadline seems to be off the table, but officials say the plan is still on track. “Nigeria is on course in its...
  • "Who am I to judge" forces Nigerian Bishops' Conference President to explain himself

    03/23/2014 5:46:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/22/2014 | New Catholic
    Archbishop Kaigama, once again (see here and here) you and your fellow Bishops of the Martyr-Church of Nigeria stand with the Catholic saints and prophets of all times and places, with the firm and unswerving moral teaching of the Church of all ages: thank you for your witness. The universal Church cannot hinder but instead must help the Church in Nigeria in its struggle to present and teach the unchanging truth of the Catholic Magisterium. “It is a mischievous and faulty generalization to reason that because we resist same-sex ‘marriage’ we differ from our Pope who said: ‘If a person...
  • Herdsmen Kill 100 In Attacks On Nigerian Villages [Translation: Muslims Murder Christians]

    03/16/2014 12:15:03 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 16 March 2014
    Gunmen shot, hacked and burned to death at least 100 people and razed homes in central Nigeria.
  • Nigeria: Muslim hacks daughter to death with machete for converting to Christianity

    03/08/2014 6:01:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/8/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Muhammad commanded: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi`i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-`ashriyyah,...
  • 4 accused gays whipped in North Nigerian court

    03/06/2014 10:15:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2014 1:03 PM EST | Michelle Faul
    Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said. The four were among dozens caught in a wave of arrests after Nigeria strengthened its criminal penalties for homosexuality with the new Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act in January. The men could face further violence in prison if human rights organizations do not come up with an additional fine of 20,000 naira ($120) each meted out Thursday by a judge in Bauchi city, Dorothy Aken’Ova, convenor of the Coalition for the Defense of Sexual...
  • Anglican Church in Nigeria Subjects Members to Oath Denouncing Homosexuality

    03/02/2014 1:35:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has introduced a clause in its constitution subjecting members, who intend to hold positions in church, to take an oath of allegiance to God denouncing homosexuality. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the public denunciation took place in Abuja on Sunday at St. Matthews, Maitama, during the swearing-in of new members of the Parish Church Council (PCC). The Vicar of the church, Ven. Ben Idume, who administered the oath to members of the PCC, said the church recognised that those with such sexual orientation needed help and counselling. “But they would not...
  • Nigeria violence: Many die as militants destroy village

    03/02/2014 9:42:53 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/3/2014 | BBC
    Suspected militants have shot dead at least 39 people in an attack on a village in north-eastern Nigeria. The attackers - believed to be from the Boko Haram group - destroyed the entire village of Mainok, about 50km (30 miles) west of the city of Maiduguri. The incident took place late on Saturday, hours after two bomb blasts killed at least 50 people in Maiduguri
  • Twin Nigeria blasts kill at least 50 in Maiduguri

    03/02/2014 9:39:12 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/3/2014 | BBC
    Two explosions targeting a busy market in the town of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria have left at least 50 people dead, the Red Cross says. Hospital sources say many of the victims were children. Maiduguri is the headquarters of a military force fighting against the Boko Haram Islamist group, which has stepped up its attacks in the area.
  • We’ll Permanently Crush Boko Haram In Nigeria – Jonathan

    02/26/2014 7:53:34 PM PST · by Viennacon · 11 replies
    Leadership ^ | 2/27/2014 | George Agba
    President Goodluck vowed yesterday that security forces in the country would adopt whatever means to totally end the sourge of terrorism and other gory activities of the Boko Haram sect. The president, LEADERSHIP gathered, had on Tuesday morning shed tears when he got the news of the gruesome killings of about 43 students in Yobe State before issuing a statement in which he opened verbal fire on the insurgents. He spoke in a live broadcast last night on national television and radio to mark the nation’s centenary celebrations, which kick off today at the International Conference Centre by 9am. LEADERSHIP...
  • Nigeria school raid 'leaves dozens dead'

    02/25/2014 6:38:37 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 08:28 ET
    Suspected Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group in north-eastern Nigeria have attacked a school and shot some students, the military has said. Dozens of pupils are reported to have been killed. Police told Reuters that all the dead were boys and that some of the bodies "were burned to ashes". The attack took place in troubled Yobe state, the military said. Residents of the town of Buni Yadi said the attackers struck at night, slitting the throats of some students. They said that others were shot. Teachers at the remote Federal Government College boarding school in Buni Yadi told...
  • Suspected Islamist militants kill dozens of students in Nigeria

    02/25/2014 6:28:15 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 4 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/25/14 | associated press
    DAMATURU, NIGERIA – Suspected Islamic militants killed dozens of students in a pre-dawn attack Tuesday on a northeast Nigerian college, survivors said, setting ablaze a locked hostel and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive. Adamu Garba said he and other teachers who ran away through the bush estimate 40 students died in the assault that began around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Federal Government College at Buni Yadi. It is a co-ed school about 45 miles south of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, and difficult to communicate with because extremists...
  • New York Times’ Biased Coverage on Muslim Persecution

    02/17/2014 9:13:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 17, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - New York Times’ Biased Coverage on Muslim PersecutionPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 17, 2014 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments The New York Times has finally found a victim of Islamic aggression in Nigeria worth reporting on: homosexuals.   In a big spread complete with pictures appearing last week, the NYT’s Adam Nossiter wrote “Wielding Whip and a Hard New Law, Nigeria Tries to ‘Sanitize’ Itself of Gays.”While it’s all well and good to expose the persecution of any group, why does the NYT remain silent about the much more...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram targets Christian town and fishing village in latest attacks

    02/16/2014 5:51:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Aminu Abubakar, for
    Dozens of residents in northeastern Nigeria have been killed in two separate attacks launched by Boko Haram Islamists, according to officials and residents. Scored of Islamist insurgents dressed in military uniforms stormed the Christian farming village of Izghe, in Borno state, late Saturday and opened sporadic fire on residents, killing at least 60 people in an attack specifically targeted at male residents. The gunmen, who arrived in the village riding in trucks and on several motorcycles, opened fire and hacked male residents they had assembled in the village square. They moved door to door in search of male residents who...
  • Hotel Selling Cooked Human Meat Found In Onitsha As Police Arrests 11 With Fresh Human Heads

    Hotel Selling Cooked Human Meat Found In Onitsha * Police Arrests 11 With Fresh Human Head On Thursday Onitsha police arrested 11 people after they discovered 2 fresh human heads in a hotel (name withheld) very close to the popular Ose-Okwodu market in Anambra state.2 AK47 rifles & other weapons were also discovered in the hotel. The arrest followed tip-offs from area residents on Thursday morning. The hotel owner, 6 women and 4 men were arrested. After police got access to the hotel, they made a startling discovery of two human heads wrapped in a cellophane bag, two AK47 rifles,...
  • President of Nigerian Bishops' Conference once again honors his position

    02/08/2014 2:39:05 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/8/14 | New Catholic
    Weeks after bravely supporting the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013, signed into law by his nation's president, the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Abp. Ignatius Kaigama, of Jos, once again shows himself to be one of the most assertive bishops alive, merely by defending what the Church has always defended: The criticism of the position of the Catholic Church on abortion and other related immoral acts has been attributed to inherited prejudices of the critics and their ignorance of the beliefs and traditions of the Church. ... According to the Archbishop: “The Catholic Church has...
  • Nigeria Wields Law and Whip to ‘Sanitize’ Gays

    02/08/2014 10:27:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | ADAM NOSSITERFEB
    BAUCHI, Nigeria — The young man cried out as he was being whipped on the courtroom bench. The bailiff’s leather whip struck him 20 times, and when it was over, the man’s side and back were covered with bruises. Still, the large crowd outside was disappointed, the judge recalled: the penalty for gay sex under local Islamic law is death by stoning. “He is supposed to be killed,” the judge, Nuhu Idris Mohammed, said, praising his own leniency on judgment day last month at the Shariah court here. The bailiff demonstrated the technique he used: whip at shoulder level, then...
  • Woman Disowns Cat For Being Gay (Nigeria)

    01/28/2014 11:10:27 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies
    Leadership (Nigeria) ^ | January 20, 2014 | Donatus Nadi
    A middle-aged woman (names withheld) yesterday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, publicly disowned her cat whom she had kept as a pet for seven years for what she termed “an unnatural sexual behavior” which she finds disturbing and “a contradiction of the laws of nature.” By this, the cat has made a record as the first cat to be so publicly declared gay and disowned by its owner. The cat, named Bull, was alleged to be in the habit of making sexual advances only to other male cats in the house even though there are several other female cats. Neighbours attested...
  • Gunmen kill at least 62 in Nigeria, including in church

    01/28/2014 2:30:11 PM PST · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Rueters ^ | January 27, 2014 | Imma Ande
    YOLA, Nigeria, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Suspected insurgents armed with guns and explosives killed at least 62 people in northeast Nigeria, including at a church service, in a region where Islamist sect Boko Haram is resisting a military crackdown, witnesses said on Monday.
  • A Racist Turn in India

    01/25/2014 5:48:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | January 24, 2014 | NILANJANA S. ROY
    A Racist Turn in India JAN. 24, 2014 African students demonstrated against discrimination at a protest in New Delhi last June. Deepak Malik/Demotix via Corbis Contributing Op-Ed Writer By NILANJANA S. ROY NEW DELHI — The Africans — Nigerians, Ghanaians, Ugandans — began leaving my neighborhood in New Delhi around December. Each week, more and more families exited. Some went to parts of Delhi considered more accepting of Africans; others to areas where the residents were thought to be less interfering in general. I have heard that some of the Ghanaian families had gone back to Africa, but I don’t...
  • Canadian gvmt canceled Nigerian president’s visit after he signed homosexuality law

    01/22/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/21/2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    OTTAWA, January 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - African media is reporting that a state visit by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to Canada planned for February has been canceled by the Canadian government because Jonathan signed his country’s controversial homosexuality law. The law imposes a 14-year prison sentence on anyone who enters a “same-sex marriage contract or civil union” or aids and abets such an action. It also bans public displays of affection between homosexuals, along with gay clubs and organizations. SaharaReporters.com reports that sources in Abuja said the Nigerian ambassador to Canada, Ojo Madueke, was told by an undisclosed Canadian official...
  • Arrests Spreading Under Nigeria Anti-Gay Law

    01/18/2014 4:14:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | January 17, 2014 | CARLEY PETESCH
    Arrests have spread across Nigeria as dozens more people perceived to be gay have been rounded up and questioned, activists said Friday, describing another ast few days, more than 30 people have been arrested, with an increasing number coming from the west African country's Christian southern states. Until Goodluck Jonathan signed the law more than a week ago, prosecution of gay people had largely been centered on the predominantly Muslim north, where gays have long been punished under Shariah law. "The arrests are all over. It's no longer just in the north," said Ifeanyi Kelly Orazulike, executive director of the...
  • Nigeria begins arrests after anti-gay law passed

    01/14/2014 12:43:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Mike Pflanz
    Nigerian authorities today began arresting gay men after legislation was quietly approved criminalising homosexuality and imposing prison terms up to 14 years for breaking the new law. Several gay couples were taken into custody in the country’s majority-Muslim north, and rights groups feared that others would be targeted across the West African country. Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act into law on January 7, but there was no public report of the new law until journalists obtained a copy of the act on Monday. It prohibits homosexuals from even meeting in groups of two or...
  • Sec. Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

    01/13/2014 2:49:33 PM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Secretary Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Deep Concern with Nigeria’s Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 13, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians. Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution. People everywhere deserve...
  • Nigerian leader signs anti-gay law, drawing U.S. fire

    01/13/2014 10:19:18 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/2014 | Felix Onuah
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying Western pressure over gay rights and provoking criticism from the United States. The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex "amorous relationships" and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly last May but Jonathan had delayed signing it into law.
  • Proof that the Plame case was a hoax

    01/11/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    CIA official's John Rizzo's revelations in new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, establish beyond peradventure of doubt that the Plame case was a hoax, stirred up by her husband and Patrick Fitzgerald. See these excerpts from the book:
  • Nigerian Pastor Tries to Walk on Water Like Jesus, Then Drowns in Front of His Congregation

    01/10/2014 12:41:43 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies
    ReportGhanaNews.Com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Kokonsa
    Walking on water is not easy.  Not too many people have the ability.  Let’s see, there’s Jesus, and well, that’s about it.  Unfortunately for one pastor on the West Coast of Africa, his attempt to become the second man to make this impossible feat a reality cost him his life.Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation that he was capable of reenacting the very miracles of Jesus Christ.  He decided to make it clear through way of demonstration on Gabon’s beach in the capital city of Libreville. Referencing Matthew 14:22-33, Kabele said that he received a revelation which told him...
  • British plan ANZAC whitewash

    01/08/2014 2:13:41 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 28 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 9th January 2013
    A PC push by British politicians is threatening to downplay the role of Aussie diggers in WW1 in favour of developing nations. The ANZAC whitewash comes despite the 62,000 Australians who died in the Great War fighting for the British Empire and another 156,000 wounded, with no 100-year anniversary events planned by Britain recognising the sacrifice. ..... British government sources have confirmed internal briefings on WWI commemorations have not mentioned Australia or New Zealand once, instead staff from departments and cabinet offices have been briefed to concentrate on other British Empire contributions by soldiers from countries such as Nigeria and...
  • The Great American Oil & Gas Boom & the Future of Iran

    01/07/2014 8:43:59 PM PST · by ckilmer · 9 replies
    The Great American Oil & Gas Boom & the Future of Iran No country, No Nation, has ever added oil production capacity – yes ever – like the United States has in the past few years. America has gone from producing 5 Million barrels of oil per day in 2011 to over 7.5 Million barrels this past year; and will soon surpass 10 Million barrels of oil production domestically. It’s an incredible oil boom that will have a profound impact on the lives of ordinary Americans. By the time Obama leaves office, he will have presided over a country that...
  • Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization

    01/03/2014 3:08:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 219 replies
    Osun Defender ^ | 1/03/13 | Bilkis Adams
    DAILY CURRANT – Colorado is reconsidering its decision to legalize recreational pot following the deaths of dozens due to marijuana overdoses. According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, 37 people were killed across the state on January 1st, the first day the drug became legal for all adults to purchase. Several more are clinging onto life in local emergency rooms and are not expected to survive. “It’s complete chaos here,” says Dr. Jack Shepard, chief of surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, “I’ve put five college students in body bags since breakfast and more are arriving...
  • Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic, rescued after finding air pocket [w/-video]

    12/05/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | December 04, 2013 | Associated Press
    GOS, Nigeria – Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. The other 11 seaman aboard the Jascon 4 died... It was a shock for the diver while he was down there looking for bodies, and we (in the control room) shot back when the hand grabbed him on the screen." Okene kept faith with the psalm he recited, that promises to "give thanks in your name, Lord," at a...
  • Islamic militants attack Nigerian air force base

    12/02/2013 1:02:09 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 7 replies
    msn news ^ | Haruna Umar
    Scores are dead after 500 Islamist militants attacked a Nigerian air force base in the home city of Boko Haram a week after the military routed its hideouts.
  • Islamic police destroy beer in north Nigerian city

    11/28/2013 5:57:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2013 9:29 AM EST
    Islamic police shouted “God is great” as an earthmover shattered 240,000 bottles of beer in a widening crackdown in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano. Alcohol is banned under Shariah law imposed here in 2001, but authorities had turned a blind eye to its consumption in hotels and the Sabon Gari Christian quarter. …
  • Islamic police smash 80,000 beer bottles in Nigeria

    08/04/2010 8:50:28 PM PDT · by posterchild · 47 replies
    AFP via news.yahoo.com ^ | Tues Aug 03, 2010
    KANO, Nigeria (AFP) – Islamic police smashed 80,000 bottles of beer in the Nigerian city of Kano on Tuesday to enforce a sharia law ban on consumption of alcohol that exists in much of the country's north. Over a dozen veiled female sharia police, called Hisbah, destroyed the beer bottles with sticks amid shouts of "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great) on the outskirts of the northern city in a ceremony. The ceremony was attended by government officials as part of "efforts to rid the state of immorality," said Kano state Hisbah chief Saidu Dukawa. Kano city is the capital of...
  • ‘This Is What Terror Is’: Adm Slammed for Brushing Off Religious Root of Boko Haram Threat

    11/18/2013 12:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 15, 2013 | November 15, 2013
    Adamu said he fell to the ground as the gunmen stomped on his body, crying “Allahu Akbar” as his wife sobbed. When his wife realized he was alive and went to find help, she found the neighbors had been murdered. Adamu lay there for eight hours before he was able to get to a hospital. He held up photos of his bloody, swollen face after the attack for committee members to see. “I am alive because God want you to have a message,” he continued. “I have a message, just as I told my wife as I was left for...
  • French hostage 'escaped' captors in Nigeria

    11/17/2013 8:56:47 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 17/11/2013
    A French hostage held in Nigeria managed to escape on Saturday while his captors, Islamist militants from the Ansaru group, were praying. Francis Collomp, 63, is due to brought home to Paris by France’s Foreign minister later on Sunday. French hostage Francis Collomp, 63, escaped his captors in Nigeria, the office of President François Hollande said in a statement on Sunday. Collomp had been held since being abducted by the Ansaru Islamist group on December 19, 2012. FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Nigeria, Aminu Abubacar, reported that there were no military operation involved and that Collomp managed to escape entirely on...
  • Nigeria: Militants kill 44 inside mosque

    11/16/2013 5:46:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Abuja, Tue Aug 13 2013, 15:13 hrs | PTI
    Suspected Islamic militants wearing army uniforms gunned down at least 44 worshippers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a string of attacks blamed on radical extremists. Militants believed to be linked to Boko Haram sect opened fire on people worshipping inside the mosque in Konduga near Nigeria's restive city of Maiduguri on Sunday, security officials said yesterday. At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead, they said. Also, a member of a vigilante group said that some of its members were gunned down by the rampaging terrorists when they tried to respond to a distress call. It...
  • Details of Nigerian naval shipbuilding plans revealed

    11/06/2013 8:21:32 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | 23 October 2013 | Mrityunjoy Mazumdar
    This computer-generated image of the P18N OPV was shown during the IQPC OPV Africa conference. The first vessel is being built in Wuhan, the second will be completed in Nigeria. Source: CSOC The Nigerian Navy (NN) is moving ahead with plans to build naval vessels locally by collaborating with foreign partners. "The Nigerian Navy is extremely keen to have their own in-house shipbuilding capacity and has opened the floor to constructive partnerships in that regard," Dr Karen Sumser-Lupson, the chair and commissioner of the African Maritime Safety & Security Agency (AMSSA), told the inaugural IQPC OPV Africa conference, which was...
  • Nigeria: U.S. Firm Negotiates with Nigerian Pirates for Hostages' Release

    11/01/2013 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    All Africa ^ | 1 November 2013 | Ekanem Etim-Offiong
    A United States maritime company is negotiating the ransom for two American mariners kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria last week, U.S. government officials told ABC News. Sources briefed on the matter said third-party agents had made contact with the hostage-takers, who have not been publicly identified, and talks to free the men are under way.The U.S. government is not considering any type of military operation to rescue the seamen, officials said. The kidnapped men, employees of the maritime transportation company, Edison Chouest Offshore, have only been identified as the captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, an oil supply...
  • Inside the hidden world of thefts, scams and phantom purchases at the nation’s nonprofits

    10/26/2013 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2013 | By Joe Stephens and Mary Pat Flaherty
    For 14 years, the American Legacy Foundation has managed hundreds of millions of dollars drawn from a government settlement with big tobacco companies, priding itself on funding vital health research and telling the unadorned truth about the deadly effects of smoking. Yet the foundation, located just blocks from the White House, was restrained when asked on a federal disclosure form whether it had experienced an embezzlement or other “diversion” of its assets. Legacy officials typed “yes” on Page 6 of their 2011 form and provided a six-line explanation 32 pages later, disclosing that they “became aware” of a diversion “in...
  • How the U.S. Shale Boom Is Splitting OPEC Apart

    For decades, OPEC nations have, for the most part, enjoyed a good living. As long as oil prices remain high, they can recover billions of barrels of oil at relatively low cost and sell it to the rest of the oil-thirsty world. But the North American shale oil boom is shaking things up for the cartel. In fact, the surge in U.S. and Canadian oil production resulting from the application of new drilling technologies threatens to reduce OPEC's share of the global oil market this year to its lowest level in more than a decade. Does that imply gloom and...
  • Ted Cruz Angers Nigerian-Americans with Obamacare Remarks

    10/25/2013 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 90 replies
    WABC77 ^ | 10/25/13
    WASHINGTON) -- Given the amount of spam email users have received allegedly from Nigerian "princes" and "doctors" looking to share their fortune in gold for a small fee, it's surprising anyone could get offended at Sen. Ted Cruz’s recent joke comparing Obamacare to said scams. However, a Nigerian-American organization wants the Texas Republican to apologize for comments he made Monday about the problems with the Affordable Care Act website. “You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz said at a gathering with supporters in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle....
  • Nigeria army 'kills 74 suspected Boko Haram fighters' in raid

    10/25/2013 8:24:52 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    excerpt- "The operations, which involved ground and aerial assault...led to the destruction of the identified terrorists camps, killing 74 suspected militants," area army spokesman Mohammed Dole said of the Thursday raid in Borno in the northeast, Boko Haram's stronghold. -excerpt- It followed a Monday assault on Boko Haram camps in another part of Borno, which the military said left 37 Islamists dead.
  • Nigerian ambassador demands Cruz apology

    10/24/2013 8:10:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    The Nigerian ambassador to the United States on Thursday decried Sen. Ted Cruz’s joke earlier this week that “Nigerian email scammers” built the government’s health care exchange website, saying his comments are offensive and demanded an apology. Ambassador Ade Adefuye told POLITICO that Nigerians are “disappointed and shocked” by Cruz’s comments. “We deplore the statement, and we demand an apology, and we demand it be withdrawn,” Adefuye said. Cruz (R-Texas) made the remarks Monday night in Houston at a “Welcome Home” event with tea party supporters. The following day, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) criticized the comments and said they appeal...