NIGERIA
Last Updated: September 29, 2013, 7:14 am
 

 




These pugilist-leaders
The scuffle which was reported on September 17th 2013, to have occurred in the Nigeria’s House of Representatives, is a mark the (dis)honournable members have scored, showcasing their incompetence to handle the affairs that bother to the reason the electorates elected them.

 
New PDP demands immediate recall of Emordi
The Alhaji Baraje led-PDP has called on the presidency to recall Senator Joy Emordi who was sacked as Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters because of her candid advice that inducing members of the National Assembly financially to impeach their principal officers would be counter-productive.

Nigeria's Boko Haram unrest: Scores dead in Benisheik raid
At least 87 people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state, according to local officials.

No Deal Yet with President Jonathan...Gov Akpabio is deceiving Nigerians – Baraje PDP
The Alhaji Abubakar Baraje-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wishes to inform Nigerians to discountenance what it calls “tissue of lies and propaganda” from the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur faction of the party on the outcome of our meeting with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the Presidential Villa last Sunday September 15, 2013.

Press release:Blockade on road to Rivers State gov't official's quarters: abysmal, primitive
The blockade on the road to the Rivers State Government Official's quarters on Thursday September 12 by the Nigerian Police, thus effectively preventing the Governor and his entourage from passing depicts the abysmal level of impunity and primitivism that the current Administration at Aso Rock has descended to.

Alhaji Baraje moves on amid pressure
Political observers might have thought that the Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could not survive the political mantle given to him by eight governors and former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, when they walked out of the party’s convention ground in Abuja on 31st August, 2013, and held a minuscule convention at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre and announced officers of PDP.

Disquiet in community as 27-year-old stands trial for raping mum
Twenty days after 27-year-old Akintunde Omotehinde reportedly assaulted his 60-year-old mother sexually at Ajebamidele area of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Nigeria, residents of the area are still in shock over the incident.

Sanitation and water-borne diseases: Authorities must kick start Practical Policies
On Thursday 15, November 2012, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources put fears into Nigerians to prepare for a possible outbreak of water-borne diseases. It made the disclosure through the Head of Climate Change Unit in the Ministry.

Anglican Bishop Kidnapped In Rivers
The Dean of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, was abducted at about 10.30pm on Friday, as he journeyed in the company of his wife, Beatrice, from Eleme to Port Harcourt.

Nigeria man to be extradited to US
A court in Nigeria orders the extradition to the US of a man accused of having links with al-Qaeda and recruiting members to train in Yemen.

'Boko Haram' kill Nigeria vigilantes
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 20 people in apparent revenge attacks on vigilante groups formed to fight the violent sect.

Boko Haram leader 'may be dead'
Nigeria's militant Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau may have been killed by the security forces during a shoot-out, an army spokesman has said.

Obasanjo: Atiku, Tinubu, Alams, Buhari, others failed Nigeria
Nigeria's former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar; chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Salisu Buhari, and former governors of Delta and Bayelsa states, James Ibori and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, respectively, are the ones that have failed his nation.

The triumph of mediocrity in Nigeria
On a sight-seeing tour around Maputo, my guide took me to an area of the city where the powers-that-be lived. The houses were obviously more elegant than those in other areas. The streets were tarred and the gardens manicured. He then said something that caught my attention. He said: “There are no power-cuts in this part of the city.”

The bitter truth about the Igbos
Who owns Lagos?

Why The Nigerian Diaspora Won’t Return Home
Recently New York Times published an article about the increase of U.S. immigrants going back to their native countries to start up their own businesses. It is safe to say over the past decade the countries grouped in the BRICS have been fortunate to receive a brain-gain, as many of their best and brightest have seen their own countries as land of opportunities.

Nigeria officer fired over video
A Nigerian police officer gets the sack less than 24 hours after secretly filmed footage apparently showing him trying to extort money from a motorist went viral.

North Nigeria attacks 'kill 35'
At least 35 people were killed in attacks by militants on a police station and a military base in northern Nigeria on Sunday, the authorities say.

Nigeria: Village elder buried alive
The remains of an 82-year-old retired Inspector of Police who was allegedly abducted by some youths has been discovered in an ‘evil forest’ near the village.

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 32 in in Zamfara State
More than 32 persons were reported killed in the early hours of Tuesday when gunmen numbering about 150 attacked Kizara village in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Nigeria militants kill school children in Maiduguri
Suspected Islamist militants in north-east Nigeria have killed at least nine school children, the second targeted attack on students in recent days.