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Posted: February 28, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It is curious that under an emergency rule when security operatives are on red alert, this mayhem still persists.” David Mark, the Senate president in Nigeria, where Islamic extremists killed dozens of people after soldiers reportedly abandoned their checkpoints

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