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MEND calls for minister’s to resign

There are indications that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is set to make real its threat to resume hostilities, as the militant group issued a statement yesterday, threatening to begin to blow up fuel-laden tankers. The group also demanded the resignation of Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, the immediate release…

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Kenya mass deportation of Nigerians

For Nigerians resident in Kenya, these are the worst of times. Their plight could be compared to the era of slave trade when able-bodied Africans could not tell what the next minute held for them because human traffickers could pick them up the next minute. Checks revealed that in recent times, Nigerians have become victims…

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Britain may suspend aid to Nigeria

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on Friday said his government might consider cutting off aid to Nigeria over same sex marriage bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday.  The Senate had passed its own version in November 2011. Cameron spoke on a British Broadcasting Corporation programme monitored in Lagos.

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Child trafficking booms in South East

In 2008, Mazi Amaechi paid a woman (names withheld) from Ebonyi State but married to an  Imo State indigene, the sum of N8,000 and a teenage boy named Onukwube was brought to live with them as a house-help. Initially, there was communication problem because they couldn’t understand each other’s dialect.