The mother who outsmarted Boko Haram for nine months by pretending to be mad

By Eromo Egbejule The story of the woman who countered extremism with her own extreme measures Hassana was only 12 when her mom gently pushed her into a deep ditch in the backyard one morning in August 2014. The push was not to kill her, but instead to save her from being becoming a child bride to the Boko Haram foot soldiers who had just invaded their hometown of Madagali in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa. Since 2009 when the death of its founder Mohammed Yusuf triggered the insurgency,…

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Atiku Not a Threat to Buhari, No APC Governor Will Follow Him’ – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday said it was good that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar left the All Progressives Congress early. He said the party was already aware that Atiku would leave in December. He said if given the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, the former Vice-President is not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. El-Rufai said these in an interview with State House correspondents after joining Buhari in observing juma’at at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He described Atiku as a serial…

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Maryam Sanda Appears In Court, Eyes Glued To Her Quran

Maryam Sanda whose name has flooded the internet since she was accused of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, son of ex-PDP chairman, Haliru Bello, to death at their home in Abuja last Sunday, has been arraigned in court. She was arraigned this morning for offenses bordering on culpable homicide. Maryam could not control her emotion as she burst into tears upon her arrival at the court holding her six-month-old baby. Maryam who covered her face with a green scarf read her Quran with all seriousness before the court proceedings commenced. When the…

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SHOCKER: Yar’Adua ‘wanted Ibori as his vice-president’

It is common knowledge that the late President Umaru Musa Ya’Adua did not pick former President Goodluck Jonathan as his running mate in the 2007 presidential election. However, it has now been revealed that Yar’Adua’s preference was James Ibori, who was then completing his second term as governor of Delta state. This is contained in a new book, ‘On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria’, written by Bolaji Abdullahi — who served as a minister under Jonathan from 2011-2014 The book will go on sale nationwide…

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 FULL Text Of Atiku’s Statement Leaving APC

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC). He announced his decision in a statement he issued on Friday morning. Read the statement of resignation below: Statement of resignation of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar (Waziri Adamawa) Vice President of Nigeria, 1999-2007 from the All Progressives Congress. On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized…

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Atiku finally leaves Apc

Abubakar confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday. He also gave reasons for quitting the party.However, he did not state which party he intends to join, but said he is pondering on his political future.The statement, titled: “Statement of resignation of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar (Waziri Adamawa) Vice President of Nigeria, 1999-2007 from the All Progressives Congress,” reads in full: “On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to…

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