Nigeria News

Boko Haram: Gov Nyako escapes attack

YOLA – Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State Friday escaped death by the whiskers when he was attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect at Shuwa, Madagali local government area of the state. Madagali has witnessed series of terrorists attacks recently and the governor had gone to the area to […]


Berlin: Pope emeritus Benedict’s resignation hastened by World Cup

BERLIN (AFP) – The soccer World Cup taking place in Brazil this year indirectly prompted Benedict XVI to bring forward his resignation as pope by a year, his private secretary told a German newspaper Friday. Archbishop Georg Gaenswein was asked whether Benedict’s historic resignation in February 2013 was influenced by the moving up of a […]

Nigeria News

Nigeria ‘at war’ with Boko Haram, says presidency

LAGOS  – Nigeria’s presidency on Friday said the country was at war with Boko Haram, apparently backing off previous claims that the Islamist rebels were on the run and desperate. President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has been fiercely criticised over its handling of the conflict, both for its inability to stop massive attacks on defenceless civilians […]

Nigeria News

Why Nigeria’ll not break up under Jonathan’s watch—Clark

Elder statesman and Ijaw Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark was the guest lecturer at the 7th Distinguished Lecture Series of School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Victoria Island, Lagos, last Wednesday. He spoke on burning national issues including the raging Boko Haram insurgency, war against graft and comments that Nigeria may disintegrate before […]

Nigeria News

Fawehinmi, Fela families, Soyinka reject centenary awards

LAGOS—As the Federal Government honours 100 persons today with Centenary awards as part of Nigeria’s Centenary celebration, the families of late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi and afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti have rejected the post humous awards for both late Fawehinmi and Fela even as Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka also mulls rejecting […]

Nigeria News

NIGERIA CONFAB: Igbos canvass secession, self determination rights

ENUGU — The Igbo leaders of thought led by eminent Constitutional lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze, yesterday, rolled out its position paper that would guide the Igbo delegates to the proposed National conference with a strong proposal for the inclusion of the right of secession or self determination in the new constitution. At a public presentation […]

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Exposed: How Lamido Sanusi, Senator Saraki, Lai Alabi Fraudulently Acquired Intercontinental Bank Plc

A letter written by founder and deposed Group Managing Director of defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr. Erastus Akingbola, to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan details how suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Senator Bukola Saraki and Mahmoud Lai Alabi fraudulently took over the bank. In the document, Akingbola reveals […]

North America

Germany’s Merkel voices ‘grave concern’ over Israeli settlements

Jerusalem (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed “grave concern” over Israel’s continued settlement building on occupied Palestinian territory Tuesday, as she and her cabinet visited Jerusalem to meet their counterparts. “We are looking at the settlements issue with grave concern,” Merkel said at a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We hope […]