In June 2012, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for three suicide attacks on churches in Kaduna state, where the city of Kaduna is located, which led to deadly rioting. Dozens of people were killed in the violence. Boko Haram's insurgency in northern and central Nigeria has led to more than 2,800 deaths since 2009, including killings by the security forces.
Finally, for millions of Africans in the U.S., their primary interests and votes are primarily defined by and attracted by fair immigration policies and the opportunities offered by a better economy. The 2012 presidential elections offers them an opportunity to vote their hopes rather than their fears…..
"Hundreds of residents, especially those living on the outskirts of the city, which have been worst hit by the attacks, are fleeing with their belongings," he said. "Those of them with personal cars are stuffing personal belongings into their vehicles and heading out of the city, while others are taking buses and taxis at the garage and along the main road, heading south," he said.
The decision was taken at a CAF disciplinary meeting in Cairo after violence flared in Dakar on Saturday, with Ivory Coast players and fans pelted with stones, bottles and chairs, fires lit in the stands and firecrackers thrown. "As a result, CAF decided to officially confirm the result of the match as 2-0 in favour of Ivory Coast... and to consider Senegal the loser of the match and eliminated from the competition," the CAF said in a statement on its website.
A South African court on Tuesday (October 16, 2012) found rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye guilty of ploughing his car into a group of children while drugged and drunk, killing four and seriously injuring two more.
The astonishing level of myopic defence of the indefensible Awolowo-led policy of starvation of women and children based on ethnic -tribal sentiment (such as reflected in Femi Fani-Kayode's reckless insults against Achebe where the youthful Femi does not cite any facts etc) is all over the media. Instead of inquisition for the truth they pour abuses and show the dangerous precipice the "geographical expression" called Nigeria stands on. If the facts of history can be so vehemently challenged and twisted in favour of ethno-tribal interest, it follows that the hope for an indivisible Nigeria is bleak.If the facts of history can be so vehemently challenged and twisted in favour of ethno-tribal interest, it follows that the hope for an indivisible Nigeria is bleak.
''There is no one I've come across who has not been totally outraged about this,'' said Rachel Gichinga, a manager at a Nairobi technology development centre. ''After everything that's been happening, with the teachers' and doctors' strikes when the government said it had no money to pay them higher salaries, to then give themselves [the bonus pot] is beyond unreasonable.''
Some have tried to put the blame on Gowon or the military leaders but Chief Awolowo’s own words are clear: “I decided to stop sending the food there.” It was not a military decision by Adekunle or Murtala. This is a decision made by then Finance minister of the federation, Chief Awolowo. He owned that decision in the interview quoted above. Whenever this issue is raised Awoists and the Awolowo family usually drew umbrage, assailing whoever called Awo out on this issue and generally attacking the character of those who dare to confront Awoists on the frailties of their leaders. It is time for Awoist to realize that Chief Awolowo is not infallible. He made some sound decision in governance as well as other horrendous decisions, one of which is this starvation policy. He might have done it to please the northern oligarchy who had promised to install him as president or he might have had a truly altruistic motive; whatever the case this is a sadistic policy that should never have been put in place by any Nigerian leader. The impact of Chief Awolowo's starvation decision on Biafra’s children still reverberates around the world. It was such that over 40 years later, Steve Jobs referenced it in the interview for his 2011 biography written by Walter Isaacson.
The question is not whether or not the 4 boys stole anything. That is quite besides the point. Let us ask instead: What do I need to ensure my children do not grow up hearing stories like these? What would it cost to make this country and are we willing to pay the price? Because if I were there that day, would I have spoken up and done my best to put a stop to it? Or silently stood by, condemning the actions in my heart, but doing nothing? Would I have been seized by the bloodlust and fear and anger myself, and spurred them on with my shouts, and cries for blood, maybe tossed in a rock or two for good measure.
A local Islamic leader in Maiduguri informed USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com in the summer of 2012 that a major problem which the Nigerian government is facing in their fight against the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram in and around Maiduguri is that "the Nigerian army and the police engage, sometimes, in sweeping attacks on not only the Boko Haram but on some innocent civilians. They lose the trust of the population."