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APC to PDP: Campaign on pro-people policies, not killings

•Sets record straight on security operations  Senator Iroegbu  The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of campaign of falsehood in attempting to distort facts on the security record of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on

How a brutal, 14-year civil war tore apart Africa’s oldest republic

•Story told in photos   Abdi Latif Dahir CHRIS HONDROS/GETTY IMAGES Joseph Duo, a Liberian militia commander loyal to the government, exults after firing a rocket-propelled grenade at rebel forces at a key strategic bridge Peace has now outlasted war in Liberia. But for 14 years, between 1989 and 2003, a brutal civil war ravaged the

Cameroon on brink of civil war as English speakers recount horrors

A soldier’s crumpled corpse at a traffic circle. Young men gunned down in their living room while partying. A teenage boy killed by a stray bullet while watching television. Outbursts of gunfire so frequent that children call them “frying popcorn.” The horrors residents recount here at the base of cloud-covered Mount

Nigerians pushing towards war unknowingly-Aregbesola

The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has said that Nigerians are inadvertently pushing the nation towards another civil war through hate speeches, wickedness and massive killings going on in the country. The governor said the nation was lucky to come out of the first civil war but stressed that Nigeria

The Asaba Massacre And The Nigerian Question

Charles Ogbu For the people of Asaba, Delta State, October 7, 1967 remains a day they will forever rue, for that was the day the Nigerian state executed one of the worst forms of savagery against them. As I sat listening to a number of survivors narrate their experience at Grand Hotel,

Meet the First Nigerian Army Female Officer

Meet the First Nigerian Army Female Officer   Why she retired before Biafran war By SNM     Editor’s note: Mrs. Josephine Okwuekeleke Tolefe, the first female to attain the rank of an Army Captain in Nigeria. She became Second Lieutenant (on Commission) on February 07, 1961; Lieutenant on May 09, 1961; Captain on