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Govs against Amaechi are bad losers

Opposition parties on Sunday took a swipe at the governors that rejected the election of Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi as Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum as bad losers. They also criticised the Peoples Democratic Party and President Goodluck Jonathan over the rejection, accusing them of being desperate to win the 2015 electio at…

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Canada gives $5m for Nigeria’s 2015 polls

The Canadian government has said it was satisfied with Nigeria’s democratic credentials and promised to provide the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) with $5 million to conduct the 2015 general elections.The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Chris Cooter, said at an interactive session with the media and civil society groups on Sunday in Benin…

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The rising West-African al-Qaeda

The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, an offshoot of the al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, has grown in reach and sophistication, since October 2011 when it became active. The group announced its first armed action on video on December 12, 2011, with the intended goal of spreading Jihad across West Africa.It released…