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Nigeria: Female Bomber Arrested in Abuja

Abuja — What could have been another Boko Haram tragic incident this year, was averted over the weekend by staff of a private security firm, Encouragers Security company Limited who thwarted an attempt by a female suicide bomber, a suspected member of the deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram from gaining entrance into the complex of … Continue reading

Special Report: Boko Haram – between rebellion and jihad – REUTERS

Tue, Jan 31 06:05 By Joe Brock MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – At about 10.40 one morning last August, Mohammed Abul Barra rammed his ash-colored station wagon into a security gate outside the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, knocking it off its hinges. Barra’s 1996 Honda Accord then crashed through the main building’s … Continue reading

Breaking News: Bankole, Nafada have no case to answer – Court

An Abuja High Court sitting at Apo, Tuesday, has ruled that former Speaker Dimeji Bankole and his deputy Usman Bayero Nafada have no case to answer in the N40bn loan case. The court ruled on a “no-case-submission” before it by the erstwhile Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole and his deputy, Usman … Continue reading

Yorubas are the Problem with Nigeria – By Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Via Elombah.com. Wed, 05/27/2009 – 11:01 By Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Prospective Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria In sum, the Yoruba political leadership, as mentioned by Balarabe Musa, has shown itself over the years to be incapable of rising above narrow tribal interests and reciprocating goodwill from other sections of the country by … Continue reading

While ‘They’ Think They Are Making Nigeria Ungovernable: FG secures N4.89trn investment commitments

Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government was able to secure N4.89 trillion investment commitment from local and foreign investors in the last six months. Of the total, local investors accounted for N2.67 trillion, while the remaining N2.22 trillion commitment came from foreign investors. Aganga revealed that investment … Continue reading

CCB to sacked govs: Declare assets within 30 days or…

ABUJA – Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, Monday, threatened to initiate criminal proceedings against any of the five sacked governors found to have violated paragraph 11 of the 5th schedule to the 1999 Constitution, by failing to declare his personal assets in line with  statutory provisions. In what appears to be the first major move … Continue reading

The butchers of Nigeria – Wole Soyinka

Over the past year, Nigeria’s home-grown terror group, Boko Haram, has escalated its deadly attacks against Christian and government targets, with the aim of establishing a Sharia state in the country’s north. Nearly 30 years ago, in the largely Christian heartland of a multi-religious Nigerian nation, and at that nation’s pioneer institution—the University of Ibadan—a … Continue reading

INEC’s position on the sacked governors – Press statement

S’Court did not invalidate Kogi election – Sagay, Babalola

Two legal luminaries, Prof. Itse Sagay and Chief Afe Babalola, on Sunday said the judgment of the Supreme Court on Friday did not invalidate the governorship election in Kogi State in which the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Captain Idris Wada, and his running mate, Mr. Yomi Awoniyi, were declared winners. Following the judgment, … Continue reading

Judgment brings respite to Bayelsa PDP: ”Sylva in USA” – Source

The sacking of Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State by the Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the camp of the former governor and brought a relief to the Peoples Democratic Party. Our correspondent learnt that the judgment, which also sacked four other governors, has weakened Sylva’s camp who has been fighting his disqualification … Continue reading

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