The Zebras of Northern Nigeria

The guy in the picture is Abubakar Suleiman, a 15 year-old Boston student whose hobbies apparently include taking condescending local reporters for a ride. When one of the more august organs of the American press, the Boston Globe (founded 1872), came calling this week at his school in Boston’s suburbs (“thousands of miles from the beautiful, ruthless more

The Zebras of Northern Nigeria

Danjuma’s civil war alarm

The latest comments by the Nigeria’s Civil War veteran and retired general, Theophilus Danjuma, about the state of insecurity in the North paint a picture that is very scary and, at the same time, very objective. In his speech at the Special Convocation of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on March 2, the former Minister more

Jonathan Accused Of Deceit, Religious Bias Over Nomination Of Minister Of Defence.

In a surprise move earlier today, a political group from the Middle Belt accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being a deceitful leader who fails to reward loyalty but instead snubs his support base in matters of political appointments. The scathing criticism came from unexpected quarters: the Middle Belt that is regarded as the president’s strongest more

Another Terror Strike in Nigeria

FlASH! Gunmen opened fire on Muslim worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said. The attack happened in a remote village called Dogo Dawa, in Kaduna state, said Abdullahi Muhammad, the traditional ruler and councillor of Birnin Gwari, a local government area more

Boko Haram: Kano Emir cancels 700-year-old Sallah Durbah

The Kano Emirate Council on Wednesday declared that that it would not observe the annual Durbah ceremony during this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, coming up this weekend.  This would be the first time the Sallah Durbah would be cancelled in its over 700 years history. The Emirate council said the Durban was cancelled  due to the  health more

Sheik Gumi: Soldiers Are Fighting Innocent Muslims, Not Boko Haram

Outspoken Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has demanded that the Nigerian government withdraw soldiers from violence-ridden northern cities because the government and soldiers are not really serious about fighting Boko Haram. Instead, Mr. Gumi accused the soldiers of killing innocent Muslims across Northern Nigeria. He called on the government to send the soldiers back more

Advocates of SNC Bombing Northern Nigeria Not Boko Haram, Says Sheik Gumi

Dr. Ahmad Gumi, Saudi Arabia-based Nigerian Islamic scholar and son of late Sheik Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, has blamed the incessant bombings across Northern Nigeria on advocates of a Sovereign National Conference and not Boko Haram, saying “there is more than meets the eye,” according to a source who heard the speech. The preacher was speaking more

Advocates of SNC Bombing Northern Nigeria Not Boko Haram, Says Sheik Gumi