Nigeria News

NIGERIA: Ex-militant, others threaten to sue NNPC over pipeline security payments

Former militant, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has threatened to drag the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to court over pipeline security payments owed to him. Other beneficiaries who have threatened to sue the NNPC over the payments include the factional leaders of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Frederick Fasehun and Gani Adams. The demand was made via […]

Nigeria News

NIGERIA: PDP not afraid of probe

Acting Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue, Mr Godwin Ayiyeh, said that the party was not afraid of probe of its stewardship in the state. He, however, insisted that the investigation must not be a witch-hunt. Ayiyeh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Makurdi that the probe should cover […]

Nigeria News

NIGERIA: Senate Leader wants removal of privileges of principal officers

Senate Leader Mohammed Ndume on Tuesday, August 18, called for removal of privileges attached to principal officers at the National Assembly. Ndume made the call when he spoke with newsmen in Maiduguri. He said the removal of the privileges would eliminate the leadership struggle among legislators. "I am championing the issue of downgrading the position […]

Asia Pacific

Wreckage of missing plane found

The  wreckage of the Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people, which lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, has been found. According to Yahoo News, "Officials said the wreckage was spotted about 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Oksibil, and Henry Bambang Soelistyo, the chief of the National […]