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Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

ICC aids survivors in Jos as they begin again

More than 500 Christians, mainly women and children were killed in religious riots in villages near Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria earlier this year as I mentioned in an older article. Despite the fact that their homes and churches were demolished and their fields burned, the survivors chose to remain in their villages. Living in makeshift [...]

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Jos Crisis: July 2010 Updates

Flashes of violence resurfaced again in and around Jos, Plateau State, in the month of July, just when we were beginning to hope that the troubled waters were eventually getting still. One sad Saturday, the 17th of July it was reported in the news, how some religious extremists attacked Mazah, a predominantly Christian village in [...]

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Being Nigerian

I like to think I’m a patriot, I fancy myself a true Nigerian, but the problem is… I don’t know what that means anymore, actually I guess I never did. So I ask myself: what does it mean to be Nigerian? what is the Nigerian identity? what does it symbolize? What in it’s essence am I proud to be identified with?

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Jos Crisis! Religious or Not?

I used to refer to the recurring killings in Jos as a religious crisis, well, not for now. I wonder what qualifies a religious crisis these days? I think we have consistently allowed an evil that raids our nation to get away with a cheap masquerading. We need no longer accept the theory that the [...]

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More news and relevant facts FYI

Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, West Africa; The Manga Messiah, Japan; Poverty facts FYI.

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News Watch: Religious Clash in Jos; Christian Slaughter bounty in Orissa …

Religious Clash in Jos, Plateau Leave over 500 dead, 40 churches and the homes of 25,000 destroyed Jos, city in the middle belt of Nigeria and capital of Plateau State once again exploded in violence between the 28th and 29th of November 2008, resulting in the killings of over 500 people including six pastors, as [...]

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