Alex Perry: #BokoHaram is “More Extreme Than Al-Qaida”


Audio interview with journalist Alex Perry who was researched and written about Boko Haram for a long time. Perry alleges that there is no coherent plan to Boko Haram’s attacks, and that it is just violence for the sake of it.

Perry saw a gruesome video of Boko Haram members beheading a hostage and gives his analysis of the groups’s actions.

The McKinsey Report on Nigeria’s Economic Growth



Emmanuel Ifeajuna: Erased from Nigerian History

Interesting articles on how Emmanuel Ifeajuna (the first black African to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in high jumping) has been erased from Nigeria’s history due to his involvement in the January 15, 1966 coup and civil war in Nigeria.

The Gaza Death Toll: By the Numbers


Total deaths: 896 (as of July 25)

Israeli soldiers killed: 36

Israeli soldiers killed: 35

Palestinian militants killed: 122 (of which 2 were children)

Palestinian civilians killed: 649 (of which 104 were women, and 190 were children)

Palestinians with unknown role: 86


Israel’s “Knock on the Roof” Technique for Bombing Gaza

Video footage of how the Israeli air force is conducting raids in Gaza. One technique is to “knock on the roof” of a building that Israel intends to destroy by firing at the roof of a building to scare its occupants into leaving, before dropping larger munitions to destroy the building.


The video below also contains an audio recording of a phone conversation between an Israeli operator and a Palestinian where the Israeli warns the Palestinian to tell his neighbours to evacuate as the Israeli air force is about to destroy a building in his neighbourhood.


Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili on BBC Hardtalk


Video of Buhari Escaping Bomb Attack


Video of former head of state Major-General Muhammadu Buhari emerging after a bomb and shooting assassination attempt on him n Kaduna yesterday:


Ogas at the Top: Nigerian TV Satire


#BokoHaram Infiltration into Cameroon


Good reports on how Boko Haram has infiltrated into Nigeria’s neighbour Cameroon. Boko Haram allegedly take advantage of the huge border between Nigeria and Cameroon to go backwards and forwards between both countries to recruit members and stage attacks.


Locals in Cameroon claim that Boko Haram members quickly bury their dead who are killed in attacks to prevent them from being identified.


One of the most tragic ironies is that thousands of Nigerians have fled from Nigeria into its poorer, smaller, less resourced neighbour Cameroon.

Readers with Their Copy of #SoldiersofFortune: Number 21 – Nas #maxsiollun


Many of you have been posting images of yourselves with your copy of my book Soldiers of Fortune. To say thanks to you, I have been posting “shout outs” to say thanks to you for  buying and reading the book.

The 21st shout out goes to “Nas” (@pam_E_chic on Twitter).

She has actually posted snippets of a few pages from the book:


Copies can be bought from:

Online from Buyam and Cassava Republic who can deliver directly to your front door:




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