Boko Haram gets Nollywood treatment as Nigerian films imitate life

Industry insiders say there is a growing trend for Nigerian films that take on controversial topics in current affair.

It’s a tried and tested formula for smash-hit Hollywood cinema: terrorists plotting mass destruction only to be foiled by a mixture of fate and law enforcement – with a good love story thrown in to boot.

Now Nollywood, Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry, has got in on the action, making the country’s Islamic extremist sect the subject of a new release, Boko Haram – the movie.[The Guardian]

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Explosion, gunshots in Maiduguri •15000 fleeing Nigerians return from Cameroon

Nigerian Tribune

REPORTS reaching the Nigerian Tribune from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Wednesday, indicated that several people might have been killed, following clash between members of the Boko Haram sect and the youth group popularly called Civilian 
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Inside Senate’s report on Baga massacre

Nigerian Tribune

Nigerians, on April 17 2013, woke up to the grim realities of the growing negative impact of the activities of men and members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect that have been ravaging some parts of the northern states. On that fateful day, men and officers of 
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20550 Borno residents flee to Cameroun over Boko Haram

The Guardian Nigeria

NO fewer than 20,550 residents of 15 border communities in Gwoza Local Council of Borno State yesterday fled to Cameroun. They vowed never to return. The residents fled after two weeks of Boko Haram gunmen’s attacks that resulted in the destruction of 
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Human Rights Watch gives terms for Boko Haram’s amnesty

The Guardian Nigeria

ANGRY Borno youths moved against former governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday, attempting to burn his mansion in Maiduguri metropolis over the Boko Haram menace in the state. It was gathered that their action was triggered by alleged involvement of 
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3 Boko Haram disguised as women killed by JTF in Maidugur

Osun Defender

jtf_2 Operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) yesterday gunned down three suspected Boko Haram members who disguised as women while 20 others who also dressed like women were arrested while attempting to attack the Ibrahim Taiwo Police Station 
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Three new trends that will impact Nigeria over the coming months

How we made it in Africa

Three new trends will impact Nigeria in the months to come. Technological and political developments are forcing companies to adjust strategies for long-term growth: Nigeria’s Central Bank is promoting an initiative to transform the country into a cash-less 
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Boko Haram – HRW Opposes Amnesty for Atrocities

AllAfrica.com

Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday called on the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North to exclude serious crimes that violate international human rights law. In a letter to the committee, the rights 
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