Monthly Archives: December 2011

No hiding place for terrorism sponsors, members of Boko Haram – Jonathan

Suleja – President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday pledged that there would be no hiding place for sponsors of members of the terrorist group, `Boko Haram’ which had claimed responsibilities for a number of terror attacks in the country. The president stated this shortly after he inspected the Christmas day bombs explosion site at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State.

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2012: Jonathan assures on security, improved living standard

Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan, Sunday,  assured Nigerians of improved living conditions and security of lives and property in 2012 and beyond. The President gave the assurance in his New Year message to the nation. He urged Nigerians not to lose hope because of current challenges facing the nation, noting that his government was prepared to address them.

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Nigeria: Aiyegbeni Hails Rovers’ Old Trafford Victory

Tunde Sulaiman 31 December 2011 Blackburn Rovers' two-goal hero, Yakubu Aiyegbeni hailed the performance of his side in their stunning 3-2 upset win over champions Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Although the day was supposed to be a special one for Sir Alex Ferguson being the United boss' 70th birthday, Rovers' were clearly not in celebration mood as they inflicted only the second defeat on the Red Devils this season.

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Somalia: Puntland Clan Blames Al Shabaab for Scholar’s Killing

Garowe Online (Garowe) 31 December 2011 Galdogob — A Somali clan in the northern region of Puntland has issued a public statement signed by 21 traditional elders and community leaders blaming Al Shabaab terror group for the killing of an Islamic scholar earlier this month, Radio Garowe reports. The public statement was released in Galdogob town, in Puntland's Mudug region, on 30 Dec 2011 and signed by community leaders of Leelkase (Darod) clan, led by Ugas Ali Ugas Mohamed, the chief of elders

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Somalia: Govt Forces Seize Key Town as Residents Flee

Garowe Online (Garowe) 31 December 2011 Beledweyne — Government forces loyal to Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) have attacked and seized control of a key town in central Somalia, Radio Garowe reports. TFG forces launched a daybreak attack Saturday on the positions of Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab fighters in the outskirts of Beledweyne, provincial capital of Hiran region

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South Sudan: 3,000 Youths Attack Town in Ethnic Clash

31 December 2011 Juba — Armed members of the Lou-Nuer ethnic group today attacked Pibor town, home of the Murle tribe, in defiance of efforts by senior politicians to diffuse tension in Jonglei state's Pibor county. Vice President, Riek Machar, and other senior members of the South Sudanese government met with the leaders of both groups this week to try and prevent further violence.

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Kenya: Police Name 15 Key Shabaab Fugitives

Zaddock Angira 31 December 2011 Police have released the names of 15 men they believe hold key information that could help unravel the Al-Shabaab militia. The suspects are said to have left Kismayu recently for Kenya and some are believed to be already in the country. The group comprises nine Kenyans, two Asians and four Somalis aged between 24 and 32.

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Bonga oil spill: Senate c’ttee okay with clean up

BY KUNLE KALEJAYE Chairman Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Bukola Saraki has expressed satisfaction on the prompt and effective way  Shell responded on the Bonga oil spill. Senator Saraki told journalist on his arrival from the oil facility which lies 120km southwest of the Niger Delta, in a water depth of over 1,000m with members of the committee that the committee is impressed with what shell has done. The chairman said “ we just came back from the oil facility of Bonga where the oil toke place and the executives committee saw that a lot of work has been done by shell to curtail the oil spill and they were able to respond because they are up to the task and that is what we expect from other oil companies that are operating in Nigeria”

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