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Comment #200571 by Noirin Lynch

Noirin Lynch Dec 31st 2011, 8:59 PM #

It’s sad to think we might define the milliions of people living in Nigeria only as asylum seekers … its such a tiny world view. I spent a month in central & northern Nigeria and met amazing, cultured, kind, generous, committed people who laughed a lot & worked hard & were determined that their children would have a good education so as to access a better life. Oh yeah, they have people who use religion as an excuse to murder people too, and have a lot of emigration, some legal, some not. … Bit like Irish people really. I wish them peace in 2012: hope & history to rhyme & all that.

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State of Emergency declared in Nigeria

State of Emergency declared in Nigeria

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, declared a state of emergency in certain areas of the country following an attack that left 39 dead on Christmas Day.


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    Jan 1st 2012, 9:31 AM

    By your account is seems such a lovely place. If this the case why would any one want to leave

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    Jan 1st 2012, 10:13 AM

    Seriously, an Irish person asks why someone would leave their ‘native shore’, and ‘the girl I loved so true’, to ‘cross the ocean’, … Sure we’ve made a songwriting industry outta that … ;-)