Blog entries from: Max Siollun's Website

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April 9 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Wed Apr 9 2014, 10:12:58

  A lively debate in Washington DC in the USA between members of the APC and PDP about the electoral process in Nigeria ahead of the 2015 federal elections. There were some innovative suggestions by the panelists such as allowing Nigerians in Diaspora to vote, and filming the counting of votes at all polling stations [...]

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March 31 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Mon Mar 31 2014, 12:18:52

  I am letting readers tell the story of their "experience" with Soldiers of Fortune in their own words. Some readers have been kindly submitting reviews of their emotions and thoughts after reading the book. Here is the latest review, written kindly by reader Nnenna Muo:   Soldiers of Fortune, My Personal Journey, by Nnenna [...]

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March 28 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Fri Mar 28 2014, 12:01:14

  Economist article on the latest government and army proposals to fight Boko Haram. The government seems to be trying everything: military force, negotiations with Boko Haram, an amnesty, and finally - a long overdue campaign to provide counselling to Boko Haram members and get Imams to give them non-violent interpretations of the Koran.   [...]

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From Max Siollun's Website Fri Mar 28 2014, 11:55:34

China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam:   http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/turkey-facebook-youtube-twitter-blockedFiled under: Miscellaneous Tagged: censorship, facebook, media, social media, twitter, youtube

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March 25 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Tue Mar 25 2014, 11:55:21

    Reviewed by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema   http://www.thenewblackmagazine.com/view.aspx?index=3262    History is not popular in Nigeria. Rare is the Nigerian youth who chooses History as a course of first choice in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board entrance examination. The systematic onslaught on the Arts by the planners of our education curriculum is not helping [...]

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March 24 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Mon Mar 24 2014, 12:20:05

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 19th shout out goes to Mr Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee on Twitter). https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-505FIcMkNYg/UyzCi0fvGyI/AAAAAAAAM0c/8OxDFtoPLmc/w506-h675/14%2B-%2B1   There [...]

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March 23 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Sun Mar 23 2014, 23:21:19

Nigeria's National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki outlines the government's new ideas for combating Boko Haram. The plan focuses on economic development and job creation, as a means of drying up poverty and recruits for Boko Haram.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=engfJJXMAUUFiled under: Nigerian Current Affairs Tagged: terror, terrorism

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March 21 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Fri Mar 21 2014, 12:23:23

  http://telegraphng.com/2014/03/soldiers-fortune-review/ Soldiers of Fortune - A review Author(s): Sylva Ifedigbo March 20, 2014 History matters. It matters even more when it is about Africa's most populous country- Nigeria, which celebrates the centenary of her existence this year, 2015. At this point when the younger crop of her over 160million strong population are contemplating the [...]

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March 19 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Wed Mar 19 2014, 14:23:37

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 18th shout out goes to Foghi Batarhe (@batarhe on Twitter). https://twitter.com/batarhe/status/375273901615771649/photo/1 There are also [...]

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March 18 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Tue Mar 18 2014, 11:04:01

  https://twitter.com/Zuby215/status/445890734877839361/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 17th shout out goes to Abdul (@Zuby215 on Twitter). There are also [...]

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