’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.
THE National Population Commission (NPC) has faulted comments made by Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, calling for the removal of the NPC Chairman, Eze Festus Odimegwu, over his criticism and credibility of the 2006 census. In a statement signed by Chairperson of NPC, Public Affairs Committee and Federal Commissioner representing Ogun State, Oluseyi Aderinokun-Olusanya, […]
Abuja – The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) was on Wednesday thrown into a mournful mood following the death of a veteran actor, Justus Esiri. In their reactions to the development in various interviews Abuja on Wednesday, some of the executive members of the guild expressed concern over the number of departed colleagues in recent times. […]
As President Goodluck Jonathan visit Kwara State to receive some defectors from other political parties into Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday , Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has called on politicians and their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully and avoid any action capable of leading to break down of law and order. Already, […]