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Women of Nigeria made the world pay attention - CNN
Posted On 05/08/2014 23:56:28 by lagosadmin
Women in many countries are vulnerable and victimized, but they are fighting back in unexpected places with the built-up fury of long held frustration. And they are getting results. Women are no longer powerless. Let there be no doubt: The reason the United States is sending help, Nigeria is accepting it and the entire world is paying attention is that the women of Nigeria demanded it.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Boko Haram: A bloody insurgency, a growing challenge - CNN
Posted On 04/17/2014 12:56:10 by lagosadmin
The militant group says its aim is to impose a stricter enforcement of Sharia law across Africa's most populous nation, which is split between a majority Muslim north and a mostly Christian south. In recent years, its attacks have intensified in an apparent show of defiance amid the nation's military onslaught. Its ambitions appear to have expanded to the destruction of the Nigerian government.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria abduction: Fate of 8 girls still unknown - CNN
Posted On 04/17/2014 02:57:57 by lagosadmin
"They forced us into trucks, buses and vans, some of which were carrying foodstuffs and petrol. They left with us in a convoy into the bush," said one of girls, who escaped and declined to be named for security reasons. "A group of motorcyclists flanked the convoy to ensure none of us escaped." At one point, one of the trucks broke down and the girls on that vehicle were transferred to another one, the student said. The broken down truck was set on fire, she added.[Finish Article ]... Read More

As many as 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say - CNN
Posted On 04/16/2014 06:56:39 by lagosadmin
-- As many as 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists who arrived in trucks, vans and buses, officials and witnesses said. The group has recently stepped up attacks in the region, and its leader released a video last month threatening to kidnap girls from schools.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Blast kills 71 people at bus station in Nigeria - CNN
Posted On 04/15/2014 00:56:08 by lagosadmin
Interpol, which has offered its assistance to the team investigating the explosion, condemned what it called a "senseless and cowardly terrorist attack." "This slaughter of innocent members of the public will have appalled citizens of all countries," the organization's Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said in a statement. "Interpol condemns this mass murder in the strongest possible terms and we express our solidarity with the people of Nigeria at this difficult time."[Finish Article ]... Read More

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