Blog entries from: Max Siollun's Website

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July 25 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Fri Jul 25 2014, 16:30:50   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  Filed under: International Tagged: gaza, hamas, israel, middle east, netanyahu

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From Max Siollun's Website Fri Jul 25 2014, 08:55:16

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 [...]

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July 24 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Thu Jul 24 2014, 16:06:34  Filed under: People Tagged: BBC, government

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From Max Siollun's Website Thu Jul 24 2014, 12:34:28

  Video of former head of state Major-General Muhammadu Buhari emerging after a bomb and shooting assassination attempt on him n Kaduna yesterday:   Filed under: Nigerian Current Affairs, People

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From Max Siollun's Website Thu Jul 24 2014, 09:48:56  Filed under: Arts, Nigerian Current Affairs Tagged: entertainment, media, satire, television, TV

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July 22 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Tue Jul 22 2014, 11:13:43

  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 [...]

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July 21 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:40:06   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 [...]

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From Max Siollun's Website Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:30:49

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 [...]

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July 19 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Sat Jul 19 2014, 09:18:14   Interesting article in Foreign Policy about how the Boko Haram insurgency is fuelled by Nigeria's bleak economic and demographic stats: In Borno State: More than 98% of children aged under 2 are not vaccinated. 83% of young people are illiterate. 48.5% of children do not go to school. Overall more than 60% of [...]

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July 17 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Thu Jul 17 2014, 11:22:55 under: Nigerian Current Affairs, People Tagged: africa, boko haram, education, girls, nigeria

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