Blog entries from: Max Siollun's Website

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July 28 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Mon Jul 28 2014, 14:34:28

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/16/331988815/nigerias-boko-haram-more-extreme-than-al-qaida-journalist-says   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 [...]

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From Max Siollun's Website Mon Jul 28 2014, 10:32:34

MGI_Nigerias_renewal_Full_report   http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/africa/nigerias_renewal_delivering_inclusive_growth?cid=other-eml-alt-mgi-mck-oth-1407  Filed under: Economics Tagged: economics, economy, nigeria

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From Max Siollun's Website Mon Jul 28 2014, 09:25:17

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.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023nq9p http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/13/commonwealth-games-emmanuel-ifeajuna-nigeria http://ireporterstv.co/how-emmanuel-ifeajuna-nigerian-first-gold-medalist-faced-a-firing-squad/?sauth=authcode-28afFiled under: People, Sports Tagged: athletes, athletics, commonwealth, sport

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July 25 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Fri Jul 25 2014, 16:30:50

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/gaza-counter/?clsrd   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, 16:30:50

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/gaza-counter/?clsrd   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. http://rt.com/news/172316-israel-knock-roof-video/   The video [...]

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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. http://rt.com/news/172316-israel-knock-roof-video/   The video [...]

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July 24 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Thu Jul 24 2014, 16:06:34

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023f9yh http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3csw9gz  Filed under: People Tagged: BBC, government

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From Max Siollun's Website Thu Jul 24 2014, 16:06:34

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023f9yh http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3csw9gz  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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