#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.

http://www.voanews.com/content/in-cameroon-bodies-of-boko-haram-fighters-quickly-disappear/1956969.html

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


 

https://twitter.com/pam_E_chic/status/490594600269393921/photo/1

 

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:

 

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bs5dDN1IgAAhNj3.jpg:large

https://twitter.com/pam_E_chic/status/490435813445234689

https://twitter.com/pam_E_chic/status/490431728776134656

 

Copies can be bought from:

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

 

 

The Nigerian Billionaire that Wants to Negotiate with #BokoHaram


Great interview with former Abia State Governor Uzor Orji Kalu, who is also also a billionaire and one of Nigeria’s richest men. Kalu is a friend of other Nigerian billionaires such as Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga. Kalu has offered to negotiate with Boko Haram and claims the security challenge of Boko Haram could result in Goodluck Jonathan being Nigeria’s last ever president:

“There was a time when news of bombing and terrorism was synonymous to countries like Iraq, Iran and Pakistan. Nigeria is now at that point. We are now like those countries. This is what we have become. If care is not taken, Goodluck Jonathan would be the last president we’ve had in this country.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2014/07/16/the-nigerian-millionaire-who-wants-to-negotiate-with-boko-haram/?&_suid=140578562363007233305675908923

Nigeria’s “Boko Haram Economy”


http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/15/the_boko_haram_economy?utm_content=buffer7be58&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Interesting article in Foreign Policy about how the Boko Haram insurgency is fuelled by Nigeria’s bleak economic and demographic stats:

In Borno State:

  1. More than 98% of children aged under 2 are not vaccinated.
  2. 83% of young people are illiterate.
  3. 48.5% of children do not go to school.

Overall more than 60% of Nigeria’s population is aged under 25, and Nigeria spends less than 1% of its GDP on health (one of the lowest rates of health spending in the world).

 

 

Interview with #BringBackOurGirls Coordinator Dr. Oby Ezekwezili


https://audioboo.fm/boos/2327364-interview-with-bring-back-our-girls-coordinator?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Wole Soyinka Turns 80 Years Old


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022n8x4

African Churches and British Christianity


http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21606303-african-churches-are-leaving-mark-british-christianity-power-prayer?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/powerofprayer

 

A look at the rise of pentecostal African churches in England such as the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Kingsway International Christian Centre.

Interview with a #BokoHaram Spiritual Leader


https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/newsday-interview-with-a-spiritual-teacher-within-boko-haram?ocid=socialflow_twitter

 

In this interview a man who identified himself as a spiritual leader in Boko Haram said the Chibok girls will not be released until the Nigerian government releases all detained Boko Haram members. He claimed the girls are physically well, being well fed, and that Boko Haram do not differently treat Muslim and Christian girls. He claimed the girls “don’t have any problem”.

 

 

Christine Amanpour Interviews Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on #BringBackOurGirls


Readers with their Copy of #SoldiersofFortune: Number 20 – #maxsiollun


Fulani girl

 

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 20th shout out goes to “Fulani Girl” (@fulaniigirl  on Twitter).

 

https://twitter.com/fulaniigirl/status/481515847161511937/photo/1  

 

Copies can be bought from:

 

  • The Hub Media Stores in Shoprite, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki

 

 

  • Jazzhole in Lagos, at 168 Awolowo Road, Lagos, Nigeria
    +234 1 480 5222

 

 

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