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    As insurgents kill 13 in Bauchi…Bombers dress in military uniform


    The wave of bombings by suspected Boko Haram insurgents across the country continued at the weekend after 13 persons were killed in an attack in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State.

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    Abuja, Boko Haram attacks and the elusive $470 million CCTV cameras

    From the 2010 Independence Day car bombing at the Eagles Square to the daring attack on Police Headquarters in 2011, down to the strike on the United Nations building, not forgetting the deadly ThisDay Newspapers’ building attack in 2012, the Nyanya bomb explosion and, of course, Wednesday’s devastating attacks on Emab Plaza in Abuja, acts of terrorism appear to have permeated the polity, leaving everyone and every place completely vulnerable.

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    Events leading to Ekiti election negate the principles of a free, fair and credible election — Lai Muhammed

    With thousands of armed troops, police, state security and civil defense personnel deployed to Ekiti, the state, during the June 21 gubernatorial election, was simply under lock down, according to the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while faulting the process that led to the outcome of the poll won by Mr Ayodele Fayose of the PDP and the APC candidate, Governor Kayode Fayemi, lost.

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    Extradition of Nyanya Bomber: Monarch under probe for Boko Haram links

    There were strong indications, yesterday, that the security services have commenced a high-level investigation of a monarch in northern Nigeria, suspected to have links with the members of the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, which, in English, means, “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”, otherwise known as Boko Haram.

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    File: *President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

    2015, The North and Jonathan: The consequences of baying for blood

    But what this creates is a catch-22 situation whereby Jonathan, if seen to have been hounded out of power on account of this insurgency, would create a fresh life for another form of militancy, south of the Niger. The report would conclude that bad as things are today, Nigeria can ill-afford a country that may become discombobulate because of an insurgency from the North and fresh militancy affecting Nigeria’s crude production in the south.

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    We’re closing-in on Chibok girls’ abductors — FG

    “Already, our troops are smoking the terrorists out of their hiding places.

    “For instance, one of their hideouts in Darazo, Bauchi State, has been bombed repeatedly and they are now on the run.

    “The support we are also receiving from our foreign partners has upped the tempo and we are confident that soon, very soon, the parents would have their children back and, by God’s grace, in safe and sound health.

    “We are closing-in on them. But there is a limit to what I can volunteer”.

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    ‘Why Nations Fail’

    United states of America, USA, and Mexico are countries that border one another. Yet, their evolution as nations set them apart with the former far more prosperous. These excepts from ‘Why Nations Fail’ should be a reminder to Nigerian politicians who see 2015 as a do-or -die matter.

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