Nigerian Troops Capture High-ranking Boko Haram Leader

Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DH) has disclosed that military operations in volatile North Eastern Nigeria has led to the arrested a top member of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Konduga, a community in Borno State. According to the DH, the high-ranking leader of the sect was captured on Wednesday during a battle that led to … Continue reading Nigerian Troops Capture High-ranking Boko Haram Leader

Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday thumped his chest for organising a successful national dialogue, saying he meant well for the country and promised to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, which officially closed Thursday. The president made the pledge Thursday at the National Judicial Institute, NJI, ‎during the closing ceremony of the conference, … Continue reading Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

U.S. Could Use Ground Troops to Save Iraqi Refugees

A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard that President Obama would probably receive recommendations in the … Continue reading U.S. Could Use Ground Troops to Save Iraqi Refugees

Ebola: Liberian NEC Recommends Postponement of Midterm General Election

Following declaration of state of emergency in the wake of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in Liberia, the National Elections Commission (NEC) is recommending the postponement of the October 14, 2014 Special Senatorial Election. The Chairman of the Commission, Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, said the NEC may be unable to deploy staff in the … Continue reading Ebola: Liberian NEC Recommends Postponement of Midterm General Election

Nigerian Doctor Who Treated Dead Liberian Tests Positive To Ebola

A Nigerian doctor who treated a sick Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer, who was infected with the Ebola virus has tested positive to the deadly virus, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu confirmed on Monday in a briefing. Sawyer died of Ebola virus on July 25. He, however, said the Federal Government had not been able … Continue reading Nigerian Doctor Who Treated Dead Liberian Tests Positive To Ebola

American Doctor in Liberia Infected with Ebola Virus

An American doctor trying to quell the Ebola outbreak in Liberia is now infected with the virus, the organisation for which he works said. Dr. Kent Brantly is now hospitalised and undergoing treatment at an isolation center, the Christian humanitarian group Samaritan's Purse said. The 33-year-old doctor had been treating Ebola patients and started feeling … Continue reading American Doctor in Liberia Infected with Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus Kills One Dies in Lagos, As Health Minister Calms Nerves, Gives Out Contact Numbers, Email

Federal Health Minister Prof Onyebuchi ChukwuAfter several speculations and enlightenment regarding possible outbreak of Ebola disease in the Nigeria, one death resulting from the virus occurred on Friday in Lagos, compelling the Federal Government to embark on frantic efforts to calm the nerves of Nigerians. The victim was said to be travelling from Monrovia, Liberia … Continue reading Ebola Virus Kills One Dies in Lagos, As Health Minister Calms Nerves, Gives Out Contact Numbers, Email

Former Petroleum Minister Rilwanu Lukman Dies a Month to his 76th Birthday

Reports indicates that former Petroleum Minister, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman say he is dead. He was born on August 26, 1938, he died about a month to his 76th birthday, early Monday morning in Vienna, Austria, his country of residence, after a brief ailment. Dr. Lukman, who served as Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum … Continue reading Former Petroleum Minister Rilwanu Lukman Dies a Month to his 76th Birthday

Nigeria Police Uncover Plot to Bomb Abuja Transport Network

Nigerian police have uncovered a plot to bomb the Abuja transport network, they said on Saturday, using suicide bombers and devices concealed in luggage at major bus stations. Abuja has increasingly been targeted by Islamist group Boko Haram, with three deadly bombings since April, including one in a bus park on its outskirts that killed … Continue reading Nigeria Police Uncover Plot to Bomb Abuja Transport Network

Why Charges Against Mohammed Abacha Were Withdrawn – Adoke

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has explained why the money laundering charges filed against Mohammed Abacha, son of the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha was withdrawn, saying it was because the Abacha family had not only undertaken not to contest the proceedings, but had also … Continue reading Why Charges Against Mohammed Abacha Were Withdrawn – Adoke

Bode George’s Wife, Roli, Named New NDLEA Boss

Mrs Roli Bode-George, has been appointed as the new Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. Her appointment was confirmed on Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan. Roli is the wife of Chief Olabode George who was former Vice-Chairman, South-West of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olabode George, Special Adviser to the President on … Continue reading Bode George’s Wife, Roli, Named New NDLEA Boss

Unmask the Corrupt – Transparency International Tells G20 leaders

Huguette LabelleG20 officials meeting in Australia later this year must make it harder for the corrupt to hide behind secret companies, Transparency International said Wednesday as it launched a global campaign to "unmask the corrupt". Today many leading economies do not require or record information about who really owns or controls companies registered in their … Continue reading Unmask the Corrupt – Transparency International Tells G20 leaders

Alcohol May Lead to High Blood Pressure

As much as blood pressure is affected by various states of the body throughout the day, as well as various diseases that are seen in many people, it can also be affected by outside influences such as food and drinks. Specifically, alcoholic drinks are a major factor that influences blood pressure in a person. It … Continue reading Alcohol May Lead to High Blood Pressure

Thumbs Down for Obama Over Handling of Deadly Terror Attack on U.S. Embassy in Libya

Nearly six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the way the Obama administration has handled the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a new poll shows. The issue has been a major point of attack against Hillary Clinton, who oversaw the State Department at the time and ultimately took responsibility … Continue reading Thumbs Down for Obama Over Handling of Deadly Terror Attack on U.S. Embassy in Libya

Terrorism: Iraq Crisis Pulls in U.S. and Iran as Violent militants capture More Cities – CNN report

One by one, Iraqi cities seem to be falling to a militant group bent on continuing its march forward. What's happening in Iraq now has all the makings of a civil war -- and a full-blown foreign policy crisis. The United States is mulling direct talks with Iran while it boosts security at the U.S. … Continue reading Terrorism: Iraq Crisis Pulls in U.S. and Iran as Violent militants capture More Cities – CNN report

Ukrainian Military Plane Shot Down By Separatist Militants, 49 Personnels Dead

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane overnight carrying troops and supplies in the eastern city of Luhansk, the defence ministry said on Saturday. “On the night of June 13-14, the terrorists...fired from an anti-aircraft weapon and a large calibre machine gun, shooting down military transport aircraft...IL-76 as it was about to land,” … Continue reading Ukrainian Military Plane Shot Down By Separatist Militants, 49 Personnels Dead

Suicide Bombing in Syria By U.S. Citizen – U.S. Officials

A radical Islamist fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Syria was a U.S. citizen, two U.S. government officials told CNN late Thursday. The man identified as Abu Hurayra Al-Amriki in videos on YouTube, which showed the blast, grew up and went to school in Florida, the officials said. Neither official would disclose the … Continue reading Suicide Bombing in Syria By U.S. Citizen – U.S. Officials

Full Text of President Jonathan’s Speech at Regional Summit on Security in France

PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE OF FRANCE (L), WELCOMING PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN TO THE PARIS SUMMITPresident Goodluck Jonathan’s speach at the Regional Summit on Security in Nigeria, in Paris, on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  Let me start by first expressing my deep thanks and appreciation to the President of the French Republic, His Excellency, Mr Francois … Continue reading Full Text of President Jonathan’s Speech at Regional Summit on Security in France

The New York Times Sacks Executive Editor After Anti-Jonathan Editorial

The New York Times has fired its the executive editor, Jill Abramson, unexpectedly less than a week after the medium published a widely circulated anti-Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan administration. Abramson will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the newspaper, the company said Wednesday. Ms. Abramson, 60, a former investigative correspondent and Washington … Continue reading The New York Times Sacks Executive Editor After Anti-Jonathan Editorial

Alleged Missing $20bn: Forensic Auditors Begin Probe of NNPC

750,000 youths would be encouraged to go into agricultureDebate on the alleged missing $20 billion from the Federation Account uncovered by suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Thursday resurfaced at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) when the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, … Continue reading Alleged Missing $20bn: Forensic Auditors Begin Probe of NNPC