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Thursday, 12 February 2015 18:12

Final push on Boko Haram

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 Nigerian army*Allied forces bombard Sambisa Forest, scores of insurgents killed

*Scores of insurgents killed

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 05:25

Minister Radebe blasts TB Joshua

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remains4-600x400Radebe was speaking on the sidelines during a working lunch with editors at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.

He said he had information Joshua was recruiting people in Nigeria and placing them in wheelchairs to make money.

He would not elabor

Dasuki-Sambo-jonathan"All known Boko Haram camps will be taken out. They won't be there. They will be dismantled," Dasuki said when asked what gains could be made against the insurgents before March 28, the new date for Nigeria's general elections.

f-nigeria-a-201502090Nigeria's ex-central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, has been officially confirmed as Emir of Kano in a coronation ceremony in the northern state.
The coronation on Saturday attracted high-profile personalities and former presidents of Nigeria, but there were no representatives of the current government.

radebeSouth Africa said Monday it will this week bring back the remaining bodies of its nationals killed in the Nigerian Synagogue Church guesthouse collapse four months ago.

Minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe told reporters that a South A

Nigerian Navy_P-18NP-18 pennant number F91.One of the Nigerian Navy’s two new P-18N offshore patrol vessels has departed South Africa on its way home as it sails from its shipyard in China.

The ship was seen leaving False Bay on 30 January, after having arrived in Simon’s Town on January 28.

abuja bomb3_6768110050A car bomb went off near a stadium in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday, a few minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left a party rally there.

awo-leadership-prize01Former South Afri­can President, Mr. Thabo Mbeki has won the 2014 edi­tion of the Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership. It was the second edition of the Prize instituted by Obafemi Awolowo Foundation orga­nized to serve as custodian of of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s intellectual and leadership legacy.

olukolade01•As ‘private military experts’ arrive to train Nigerian soldiers in counter-terrorism

•Pretoria threatens to arrest them on return home

Nigeria and South Africa may be heading towards a fresh diplomatic row after about 100 South African ‘private military experts’ arrived Abuja to train Nigerian soldiers on how to confront the Boko Haram terrorism.

thumb Nigerian armyA Brigadier General, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel G.A. Suru and some other senior officers have been arrested by the authorities of the Nigerian military over their failure to repel the attack on the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force [MNJTF] in Baga.

boko-haran01Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram has released photos purportedly showing a training camp for child soldiers.

The images show kids dressed in blue and black clothing aiming automatic rifles.