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March 23, 2017

Trump’s travel ban isn’t Islamophobic – UAE Foreign Minister

The United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister said President Donald Trump’s recent order barring citizens from seven countries to enter the country isn’t Islamophobic and doesn’t target a single religion. The order, which some media outlets have called a “Muslim ban,” isn’t actually that, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan told Al Jazeera TV. “The United States has taken a decision that is within the American sovereign decision,” he said in Abu Dhabi, the Muslim-majority country’s capital. “There are attempts to give the impression that this decision is directed against a particular religion, but what proves this talk to be incorrect…

Life History of Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau

Abubakar Shekau who has led the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, has carried out series of deadly attacks, in parts of northern regions since 2009. Shekau is said to be a fearless loner, a complex, paradoxical man – partly intellectual, partly gangster. Fondly called imam or leader by his followers, Abubakar Muhammad Shekau was born in Shekau village in Yobe State. He is said to be originally from Kaduna State but settled in Shekau village in Yobe state. He later adopted the name of the village as an almajiri who went to Maiduguri to learn about Islam. He did not…

Christmas: Pope prays for end to conflict in Nigeria, South Sudan, others

Pope Francis has called for dialogue to end all conflicts and wars, as he celebrated his first Christmas as a Pope last Wednesday.   The Time Person of the Year, said everyone should strive to be personal peacemakers. He also prayed for a ‘favourable outcome’ to the peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians, and called for dialogue to end the conflicts in Nigeria, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq.   Nigeria is battling the Boko Haram insurgency, which has ravaged parts of the North East, with occasional incursions in other parts of North Central.   Speaking to…