’s State Security Service said Wednesday that it broke up what it characterized as a terrorist group, backed by “Iranian handlers,” that wanted to gather intelligence about locations frequented by Americans and Israelis. The service said it arrested three suspects, but one remained at large. A spokeswoman, Marilyn Ogar, who was reading from a statement, identified the head of the group as Abdullahi Mustaphah Berende, a leader of a local Shiite sect. “He personally took photographs of the Israeli culture center in Ikoyi, Lagos,” she said. The group also conducted surveillance on USAID and the United States Peace Corps, she said. Ms. Ogar did not take questions.
LAGOS (Reuters) – Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest up to $8 billion to build a Nigerian oil refinery with a capacity of around 400,000 barrels a day by late 2016, the tycoon told Reuters on Tuesday, almost doubling Nigeria's refining capacity. "This will really help not only Nigeria but sub-Saharan Africa. There […]
Interview Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe is a frontline governorship hopeful in Abia State and in this interview with Olawale Olaleye, he bares it all. Excerpts: What are the problems the next Governor of Abia State will inherit from the outgoing Governor? Let me say that the challenges of development in every state in Nigeria will is […]
Have you been wondering why our amiable president was named Goodluck? The answer has been revealed in his authorized biography..According to his mother, Madam Eunice Aye Jonathan….“Madam Eunice recalls that there was nothing special about the day on which Goodluck was born in Otuoke. His birth was however very easy compared to her other experiences […]