Against all expectations, the Nigerian Senate Tuesday,unanimously backed the state of emergency slammed on Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states last week, by President Goodluck Jonathan, following what was seen as ceaseless and senseless killings of people in the affected states by Boko Haram Islamist group.
Nigeria has begun an offensive against Boko Haram Islamists, raiding camps in a remote northeastern park, while more than 2,000 troops have been deployed to retake territory seized by the insurgents, a military source told AFP Thursday.
By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA – Seven persons were feared dead when a building under construction in Agbama area of Umuahia, the capital of Abia State collapsed yesterday night at about 8 o’clock.
It was gathered that an unspecified number of people are still trapped in the rubble as the Red Cross, a construction firm and security [...]
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.
Attackers, including some dressed as soldiers have killed 10 members of the same family with half of the victims under the age of six, an official in central Plateau state said Friday.
Bail for murder-accused South African sprint star Oscar Pistorius was set at one million rand ($112,770) by Pretoria magistrate Desmond Nair on Friday.
Gunmen who stormed an oil service ship in southern Nigeria have kidnapped six foreigners and demanded a $1.3 million ransom for their release, police told AFP.
Just when everyone thought the rampaging spirit of death would atleast give the entertainment industry a break another solid entertainer and popular actor Justice Esiri has passed on.
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries.
A plane carrying a military delegation from Guinea to attend ceremonies for an annual armed forces day in Liberia crashed Monday in the Liberian town of Charlesville, Monrovia said.
The Littoral University community gathered recently at Shito Seme to commemorate the endorsement by the government of Republic of Benin for the school to kick off as a full fledge university system after several years of struggle to upgrade its status from the School of Part Time.
Fire is presently ravaging the Lagos head office of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
A suspected suicide attacker slammed a car bomb into a church during services on Sunday in the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing two other people and sparking reprisal attacks by Christians.
An attacker attempted to slam a car bomb into a church during service on Sunday, killing at least three people, including himself, while wounding others, a rescue official said on Sunday.
An explosion, suspected to be suicide attack, this morning rocked the St. Rita Catholic Church in Ungwar Yero area of Kaduna metropolis. The attack occured around 8:50 AM during the morning mass. It was gathered that the officiating priest was seriously injured
In their bid to have increased voice in the affairs of IMF and the World Bank, emerging economies ministers of finance yesterday said they are ready to pledge increased funding to bolster the International Monetary Fund’s crisis-fighting war chest, though Brazil was holding out for promises that their voting power at the global body would increase from now on.
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