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  • Boko Haram Islamikaze Car Bomb Kills 38 Christians Outside Easter Service in Kaduna, Nigeria

    04/08/2012 1:48:33 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 26 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 April 12 | Unattributed
    Another Christian Holy Day and another murderous attack by Jihadists in Nigeria. This time 38 Christian worshippers were killed by a vehicle-born explosive device driven into a crowded area near an Easter worship service in the Nigerian city of Kaduna.
  • At Least 10 Killed as Suicide Bomber Attacks Catholic Church During Mass [Nigeria]

    03/12/2012 6:51:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies ^ | 3/11/12 | Ahmed Saka and Jon Gambrell
    <p>JOS, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church Sunday in the middle of Mass, killing at least 10 people in the latest violence targeting a church in a central Nigerian city plagued by unrest, a state official said.</p>
  • Hostages in Nigeria killed before rescue attempt

    03/08/2012 12:53:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A Briton and Italian held hostage for 10 months in northern Nigeria died Thursday, apparently killed by their captors before they could be rescued, the British prime minister said. Nigerian security forces, with support from Britain, launched an operation Thursday to free British citizen Chris McManus and Italian national Franco Lamolinara, Prime Minister David Cameron said. But the effort did not succeed.
  • Nigeria Adds Yuan to External Reserves

    03/04/2012 1:48:26 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    This DayLive ^ | 3/3/2012 | Yemi Adebowale
    Nigeria's central bank has added the equivalent of $500 million in Chinese yuan to its reserves and plans to buy seven times that amount, in a shift that underscores booming commerce between China and the African continent. Minister of Finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala The bank will gradually increase its yuan holdings to 10% of its $35 billion in reserves, Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Over the past six months, Nigeria has converted 1.4% of its reserves to Chinese currency, largely by selling euros and buying yuan...
  • Worshippers Kill Suspected Fleeing Church Bomber

    02/26/2012 12:37:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Times of Nigeria ^ | 2/26/12 | NAN
    Angry worshippers at the headquarters of Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Jos on Sunday killed one of the two suspected bearers of the explosives that hit the Church in the morning. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bomber and one other, who both wore army camouflage, drove into the Church and beat the security before hitting the building. NAN correspondent, who was at the scene, reports that the suspect appeared to be in his early 30s. The suspect, who wore a neatly carved moustache, looked well-fed. But probably afraid of dying, the bomb carrier jumped...
  • Christian's Killing in Nigeria Inflames Tensions (79 y.o. woman)

    02/23/2012 7:26:09 PM PST · by Cronos · 6 replies
    ABC news ^ | 23 Feb 2012 | Haruna Umar
    Police discovered the body of a 79-year-old Christian woman killed in northeast Nigeria, with a note in Arabic left on her chest reading: "We will get you soon," a witness said Thursday. The slaying raises religious tensions in Nigeria as a radical Islamist sect increasingly targets Christians in its bloody attacks. While police said they knew of no immediate suspects in the killing, witnesses blamed the attack on the sect known as Boko Haram, which has been blamed for killing at least 305 people this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The dead woman was identified as Shetu...
  • Clinton’s Jihad Ignorance [Bill]

    02/21/2012 5:26:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 21, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Bill Clinton recently demonstrated the tenacity of those liberal/leftist/materialist paradigms that have all but blinded the West to reality. According to the Associated Press: Former U.S. President [and current spouse of the U.S. Secretary of State] Bill Clinton warned Monday that the rampant poverty that plagues oil-rich Nigeria—felt most acutely in its Muslim north—is fueling the religious violence now tearing at the nation. A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram claimed Monday it killed 12 soldiers and beheaded three government informants in its bloody wave of sectarian violence against Nigeria’s weak central government [the report later adds that Boko...
  • Nigeria: Attack Sparks Revival

    02/05/2012 9:27:45 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Increasing violence in Nigeria has only strengthened local Christians’ faith, even sparking a revival at the Deeper Life Bible Church in Gombe, where nine Christians were martyred in a Jan. 5 attack on the church. During a funeral service on Jan. 19 for those killed, many believers rededicated their lives to Christ, and others came to faith in Christ for the first time, according to a VOM worker. Weeping and singing on their knees, a choir led about 500 attendees and 50 pastors in worship. The martyrs’ relatives and other dignitaries — including the deputy governor speaking on behalf of...
  • Ali al'Amin Mazrui = Jihadi racist

    01/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Ali al'Amin Mazrui Another Islamic fanatic, Afro-ARAB racist Infamous for wish washing[1] the Goliath Arab-Muslim Slave Trade while 'criticizing' the West. His allegiance are with his Arab ancestors. He writes approvingly on the Arab-Islamic genocide in the Sudan (2.5 million deaths[2]), as well as sympathizing with the Hausa-Fulani Islamic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Igbo ethnic non-Muslims in Nigeria (100,000 Igbo/Biafraians died[3][4]). Served as chief adviser for the infamous butcher, Islamic leader Idi Amin.(the 'Butcher of Uganda,'[5] responsible for the genocide of between 300,000 [6] and a half a Million Ugandans,[7]. He went on a 'crusade against Whites,'[8] has...
  • Nigerian Churches Mostly Empty after Islamist Insurgents Kill Over 178

    01/24/2012 9:53:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents in the northern Nigerian city of Kano last week killed at least 178 people, a hospital doctor said on Sunday, underscoring the challenge President Goodluck Jonathan faces to prevent his country sliding further into chaos. A coordinated series of bomb blasts and shooting sprees mostly targeting police stations Friday sent panicked residents of Nigeria's second biggest city of more than 10 million people running for cover. The scale of the carnage makes this by far the deadliest strike claimed by Boko Haram, a shadowy Islamist sect that started out as a clerical movement...
  • Nigeria: Scores Killed by Bomb Attack and Gunfire

    01/21/2012 3:05:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/12
    Nigeria imposed a 24-hour curfew Saturday in the northern city of Kano after assailants killed scores of people and wounded others in a hail of gunfire and coordinated bombings of eight government sites. The Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast....
  • Scores Killed in Bombings in Northern Nigerian City (They're being peaceful again alert)

    01/21/2012 8:19:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 21, 2012
    A series of coordinated bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kano have left scores dead. News reports say at least 120 people were killed Friday in attacks that targeted police stations and government buildings. The radical Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attacks. A 24-hour curfew is in force in the predominately Muslim city, Nigeria's second largest. Salusi Radiu, a reporter for VOA's Hausa Service, says that over a period of 90 minutes, he counted more than 24 blasts in Kano. Abubakar Jibril, the city's emergency coordinator, described conditions as chaotic following the attacks. A...
  • Gunmen kidnap American in Nigeria's delta region

    01/20/2012 8:24:15 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:17pm EST | Austin Ekeinde
    (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped an American working for Marubeni Corp in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region on Friday, killing his driver and demanding a 50 million naira ($310,300) ransom, a security source said. The U.S. embassy confirmed that one of its citizens had been abducted. "A foreign national was kidnapped this morning in Warri by gunmen who trailed him from Sapele," Charles Muka, spokesman for the Delta Police Command, told Reuters. "They killed his police escort and forcefully took him away from the car. He was going to the bank when the attack occurred," he said.
  • Chevron: Nigeria Rig Continues To Burn; 2 Contractors Missing

    01/17/2012 4:29:02 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 17, 2012, 5:15 P.M. ET. | Drew FitzGerald
    A rig drilling for Chevron Corp.'s (CVX) Nigerian subsidiary continued to burn Tuesday, while a search for two missing contractors continued. Initial indications suggest a surface equipment failure on the rig might have caused workers to lose control of the well, Chevron said, though its full investigation continues. The K.S. Endeavor rig, which was drilling an exploratory well for natural gas, is run by FODE Drilling Nigeria Ltd. ... Chevron has meanwhile contracted a Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) rig to start drilling a relief well and has stopped production at its nearby North Apoi platform, which produces about 2,000 barrels...
  • Police: Nigeria bomb suspect arrested, escapes [Christmas Day church bomber]

    01/17/2012 4:02:01 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/17/2012 | unattributed
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Police in Nigeria say they arrested the suspected mastermind of a bomb attack on a Catholic church on Christmas Day, but he later escaped custody in a shootout. In a statement late Tuesday, Nigeria's federal police say the suspect escaped while being transferred to another police station. He'd earlier been identified as Kabiru Sokoto. The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 42 people in Christmas Day strikes that included the bombing of a Catholic church in Madalla, a city near Nigeria's capital Abuja.
  • Canadian Prime Minister, Frustrated with Obama’s Dithering, Will Travel to China to Seek Asian Mkts

    01/15/2012 4:46:32 PM PST · by ak267 · 87 replies
    The Ledger via Hotair via C4P ^ | 1-15-2012 | Doug Brady
    In a post last month, I noted that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s patience with Obama’s dithering over the Keystone Pipeline in order to pander to the rainbow and unicorn crowd that forms his political base wouldn’t last forever. Harper, I wrote, fully understands what motivates Obama, and it’s not sound energy policy:
  • Key US oil supplier may cut off spigot Sunday (Nigeria affects US prices and biggest export - fuel)

    01/14/2012 5:13:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    News Tribune ^ | 1/14/12 | CHRIS KAHN
    Key US oil supplier may cut off spigot SundayCHRIS KAHN, AP Energy Writer Saturday, January 14, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest suppliers of oil to the United States may shut off the spigot this weekend, pushing crude and gasoline prices higher for Americans. Nigeria, which supplies 8 percent of U.S. oil imports, could see production halted if striking workers walk off the job Sunday. Workers are demanding the return of a vital government fuel subsidy that has kept gasoline prices low in that impoverished and restive nation of 160 million people. It’s unclear how much of...
  • AU Wants Peace, Security and Bigger Global Role in 2012

    01/13/2012 9:38:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    AllAfrica ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2012 | unattributed
    The AU wants Africa to manufacture and export finished products to its trading partners rather than just selling them the raw materials as it does now. She cited China, India, the EU and US and other rising stars in trade with the continent, including Turkey and Latin America, and said the AU had held talks on the new breed of partnerships with some of them. The AU also wants Africa to have a veto-wielding seat on the UN Security Council, and a place at the G20 negotiating table, Ali said. The peace and security that have eluded Africa for decades...
  • Chinese deal could herald new era for African cotton

    01/13/2012 9:13:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Just-Style ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | Wang Fangqing
    A recent Chinese-African cotton agreement could usher in a new era for the African cotton industry -- but not in the short-term, say industry experts. Under the agreement, signed in December with four key cotton-producing African countries -- Benin, Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso (known as the C4) - China stated it would provide machinery, expertise and materials in a bid to increase and improve the quality of local production. At the signing ceremony in Geneva, Chinese commerce minister Chen Deming suggested this was a step towards outsourcing production to Africa. "In [the] longer term, we may relocate some of...
  • Mauritius tops African household lighting survey

    01/13/2012 9:06:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ESI-Africa ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | unattributed
    A Gallup survey done across 20 sub-Saharan African countries on the main sources of lighting for households saw Mauritius fair best, with 100% of respondents saying this was provided by power lines. South Africa came in second at 80% in terms of households with grid supplied power for lighting, followed by Ghana (67%), Nigeria (66%) and Cameroon (65%). At the bottom of the list in this survey for electrical grid power supplying household lighting was Liberia at 4%, followed by Chad and Burkina Faso at 8%. In Chad, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda and...