Why are members of Nigeria’s third-largest ethnic group, numbering 35 million (accurate figure 45 million), turning to Judaism asks The Times Newspaper an Israel based publication? There is a widespread belief among Igbos — the third-largest ethnic group in Nigeria — that they are descendants of the tribes of Israel. Many of them are passionately Zionist reports The Times newspaper in Israel. They put the number of Igbo people among the 175 million people in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, within the range of 30 and 35 million. The more accurate figure is 45 million as Igbos make up the second largest population in every city, town and village all
Anambra State, Peter Obi and docile Citizens-by Kenneth Nwankwo from Awka, Nigeria
Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has accused the Nigerian Government of abandoning the state in the wake of the Baga tragedy. A yet undetermined number of people were killed when government forces aided by troops from Chad and Niger hunted Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, a town located near the Chad border in the weekend of April 19. While the Borno State Government alleges that over 200 civilians were massacred during the operation, both the joint military task force and Nigeria’s disaster management agency NEMA however put the number of casualties at below 40. An emotional Governor Shettima lamented his people’s fate yesterday while receiving Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, who was on a
Steal N2, 000 in Nigeria and face Hanging; steal N3.9 trillion and become Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFRN)
Is this really the Nigeria we live in. A nation (zoo) where people steal billions of naira in public funds, and go scot free, or receive presidential pardons or rewarded with high public offices? Last week, an Ogwashi-Uku High Court in Delta Statesentenced a 23-year old student, Aruhor Ezekiel, to death by hanging for robbing another student of N2, 000 at gunpoint. The convict was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms, punishable under sections 1 (2)a and 3 (1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R.II Vol. 14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The prosecution led by Deputy Director in the state Ministry of Justice, Mr. E. Ferdinard, told the court that “Aruhor Ezekiel, on or about the 26th of July 2010 at Umu-Otu quarters within Ogwashi-Uku Judicial Division, robbed one Idakpo Friday of
Nigeria the Theatre of Death: How Over 1000 Citizens Were Murdered In Four Months By Malicious Elements-Human rights group
(Onitsha Nigeria) Nigeria In Review By: International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law: January to April 2013 remain the darkest periods in the history of Nigeria outside the full blown war and violence such as the 2011 post election violence in nine northern Nigerian States and the 2009 military action against the Boko Haram violent Islamist insurgents and the latter’s retaliated killings in some northern parts of Nigeria as well as the Jos killings of 2001 and 2007.
Unspeakable Evil in Igboland: Babies farmed like pigs in Aba for the child sex industry, some sold for their organs
THE discovery of a baby-making factory in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, early this month, draws attention to the nagging problem of the chilling child trafficking rings in the country reports The Punch newspaper. The existence of illegal baby markets, where infants are auctioned off to the highest bidder and killed for their organs and paedophilia is an evil that must be stopped.
Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, at the weekend, expressed the fear that the nation was tilting towards disintegration, contending that critical measures must be explored by the Federal Government to salvage the nation in the face of daunting challenges threatening its corporate entity.
Jigawa State on fire as militiamen Surround, Attack and Bomb Inspector General of Police’ Ringim’s Residence
In further escalation of the Islamic separatist offensive in Northern Nigeria, there were reports of pandemonium in Ringim town, the headquarters of Ringim local government area of Jigawa state Sunday night as gunmen stormed the town and started shooting. An indigene of the town who spoke to Vanguard newspaper said the gunmen arrived Ringim town around 8 pm and took over the personal residence of former Inspector General of Police (seen here with President Goodluck Jonathan), Hafiz Ringim as well as the Divisional Police headquarters, while people deserted their business places and entered their respective homes.
About five police officers were killed in an attack in Bama Town of Borno State. Barely a week after a massacre in Baga community of Borno State, a gun battle similar to the Baga massacre occurred on Thursday in Bama Town of the state, claiming 17 lives including soldiers and police officers, security officials said.
War in Northern Nigeria as Nigeria, Chad and Niger Republic Troops kill hundreds of Hausa/Fulani civilians during battle with suspected Islamic terrorists
There is continuing outrage over the massacre of over 185 persons including women and children in a shoot to kill encounter between soldiers from Nigeria, Chad and Niger Republic and Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists in the Baga, area of Borno State last Friday. Baga is a fishing village near Lake Chad.