MOST OPINION: BOKO HARAM’S ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS: IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIA

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By Orshi Terhemba Ephraim.

     The recent pledge and acceptance of allegiance by Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) to the Caliphate of ISIS has added another dimension to the threat of terrorism in Nigeria. It is envisaged that BHT would seek to consolidate on its newly acquired global jihadist status by undertaking more devastating attacks.
     Thus attacks on airports, educational institutions, leisure facilities, national gathering and other high value targets could be imminent. The allegiance also opens an avenue for borderline converts as those with sympathies for ISIS but unable to link up with it, may join BHT, as directed by ISIS. Furthermore, more lone wolf attacks could be instigated in Nigeria by ISIS utilizing its internet indoctrination/radicalization programme as the internet is accessible to many Nigerians with very limited control by the Government of Nigeria.    
    Additionally, it is most likely that BHT would receive support from ISIS in the areas of training/operational tactics, media strategy, acquisition of weapons and recruitment which could leverage the group into a more lethal and ruthless fighting force.
In view of the above, there is need for parent to close monitor their children activities, especially in the area of using social media network, educating them on the terrorist groups’ recruiting antics.

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Ways to Lose Weight Fast.

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It’s a familiar story: You pledge to honor a daily elliptical routine and count every last calorie. But soon, you’re eating cupcakes at the office and grabbing happy hour mojitos, thinking, Oops, diet over .

There is a better way: Swap the all-or-nothing approach for one or two healthy switch-ups in your daily routine. “Doing this can lead to more weight loss than you ever imagined,” says Marissa Lippert, RD, author of
The Cheater’s Diet .

In fact, we talked to readers who knocked off 10, 25, even 60 pounds with some easy tweaks. Borrow their slim-down secrets to transform your body the real-world way.

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General Buhari has made it public his first warning shot.

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                Gen. Buhari

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian President-elect has just declared that stealing is now corruption in Nigeria and would be treated as such.
Buhari said, “from now on let all be notified that stealing shall be corruption and likewise acts of corruption shall be regarded and dealt with as stealing. Let there be no ambiguity.”
In a press statement the former General said he will make all necessary arrangements to update all relevant state documents and educational materials in the country to that effect.
He added that, this important legislation will be applied retroactively due to the critial needs of the broke nation, with a view to eradicating corruption and making money available for development.

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