Cash-For-Arms: The Politics, the Hidden Agenda

Nigerian and South African Presidents Jonathan and Zuma. by GEORGE OJI, WOLE OLADIMEJI TORDUE SALEM, OMEIZA AJAYI and UBONG UKPONG on Oct 16, 2014 Nigerian Mirror The confiscation by the South African authorities of two tranches of $9.3 and $5.7 million meant for the purchase of arms for the prosecution of the war against insurgency…

Obama Administration Repeatedly Refused To Designate Boko Haram A “Terrorist” Organization

Former Obama administration Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to designate Boko Haram as a “terrorist” group. May 17, 2014 1:06 PM· Hillary Clinton argued against designating Boko Harum a terrorist organization when serving as Secretary of State. In 2012, Emmanuel Ogebe sent then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a 75-page brief advocating in favor of…

Why Obama Can’t Visit Nigeria

Why Obama Can’t Visit Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan holding talks with US President Barack Obama. The Christmas 2011 bombings in Nigeria may provide greater openings for Pentagon intervention., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Why Obama can’t visit Nigeria, by U.S. Deputy NSA Posted by: Yusuf AlliNigerian…

Nigerian War Rages On in the Northeast

Nigerian War Rages On in the Northeast Nigerian military mobilized in the state of emergency declared in three northeastern states. Sectional violence has escalated in the West African state., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. War against secessionists rages in North-East SUNDAY, 19 MAY 2013 20:59 FROM MADU ONUORAH, ABUJA NEWS…

Nigeria, Russia, and a private-security ship

October 31, 2012 A few comments on what’s going on at sea. Earlier this month, Nigerian authorities seized a ship operated by the Moran Security Group.  In the usual manner, the ship, M/V Myre Seadiver, is flagged by the Cook Islands, was built in Norway in the 1960s, was Norwegian owned and flagged for most…

African Misadventures

Payvand.com – Iran has succeeded in derailing its relationship with not one but three West African states in the embarrassing fallout surrounding a secret arms shipment. The row has left the Iranian administration’s hopes of expanding its political influence and trade ties with African states in tatters.   Senegal broke off diplomatic relations with Tehran…

Military’s Next Africa Chief Indicates 3 Terror Groups Are on His Hit List

By Spencer Ackerman 02.14.13 U.S. soldiers train their counterparts in Ghana, 2011. The next leader of U.S. Africa Command emphasized such training as a fixture for confronting terrorist groups in Africa. Photo: U.S. Army Here’s an indicator of how the U.S. military considers northern and eastern Africa the next major battlefield of the ongoing war…

Out: Latin American Drug Cartels. In: African Drug Cartels

U.S. and West African troops train in Senegal on July 13, 2012. This exercise included troops from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Photo: Marines   For years, West African cocaine traffickers have worked as mules for Latin American drug cartels seeking to smuggle their powder to Europe. But now the mules are going independent…

Nigeria And The Drone In The Sahel

Nigeria And The Drone In The Sahel   Map of areas where imperialism is launching invasions, occupations and drone stations in North and West Africa. The Pentagon and NATO are escalating their involvement on the continent., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. NIGERIA AND THE DRONE IN THE SAHEL: The good,…

Hajia Sodangi: A Quiet Northern Activist in Nigeria

Hajia Sodangi: A Quiet Northern Activist in Nigeria   Hajia Rabi Umar Sodangi, Chair of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Kaduna Branch. She recently gave an interview to the Nigerian Guardian newspaper., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Hajia Sodangi: A Quiet Northern Activist SATURDAY, 16 MARCH 2013 00:00 BANKOLE SHAKIRUDEEN…

National Hospital Workers Commence Indefinite Strike In Nigeria

National Hospital Workers Commence Indefinite Strike In Nigeria Healthcare workers in the Federal Republic of Nigeria have embarked upon an indefinite strike. Recently 1,000 physicians in Lagos were terminated due to labor disputes., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. National Hospital Workers Commence Indefinite Strike 08 Mar 2013 By Patrick Ugeh…

Big Pharma vs. Death in Nigeria: Supreme Court Rejects Pfizer’s Appeal

Almost 15 years after the fact, Nigerians are officially allowed to sue Pfizer over the company’s illegal use of a new antibiotic on their children. Pfizer is accused of illegally testing a drug, Trovan, in Nigeria and then killing 11 children and injuring 181 others during a meningitis epidemic in 1996. Trovan was banned in…

Nigerian oil industry probed,11 killed at Nigeria Church

Lagos – A probe alleging Nigeria has lost out on tens of billions of dollars in recent years through questionable practices in Africa’s biggest oil-and-gas industry has stirred controversy and calls for action. The report from a government-appointed task force has not been officially made public, but leaked copies have generated strong responses from officials,…

Nigeria ups ante in Boko Haram hunt

2012-11-23 22:09 Nigerian soldier   kano – Nigeria’s military on Friday offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in rewards for information leading to the capture of leaders of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. A statement listed 19 alleged senior members of the extremist group blamed for hundreds of deaths in connection with its insurgency in…

Drilling and Killing: Bush’s CHEVRON slaughtering Nigeria & Niger in the name of oil bucks.

  ‘President Bush arrives in Nigeria today. As he wraps up his five-day Africa tour, he is accompanied by a large entourage of corporate executives. Front and center are the oil executives. Bush is set to meet with ChevronTexaco CEO and chairman Dave O’Reilly. Other transnational corporations attending include ExxonMobil and Shell Petroleum. Bush is…