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Jos: We warned Muslims against using the praying ground – CP •As death toll increases •Pastor, son, bank staff, others killed

AS the security agencies are battling to restore normalcy to the city of Jos following the orgy of violence that gripped some parts of the state capital on Monday leading to the death of many people, secret killings still pervaded the nooks and crannies of the city while more corpses were being uncovered. In the […]

Mikel visits Jonathan in thanksgiving spirit

JOHN Mikel Obi on Monday visited Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan to express his gratitude to the government for the safe return of his father. Mikel’s father, Michael Obi, was kidnapped in Jos and held for nearly two weeks before he was rescued by security forces in Kano. President Jonathan is said to have kept a […]

CPC reads riot act to INEC

The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has read riot act to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for declining the party access to inspect the Biometric Database used during the last voter registration exercise and during the general elections. The party also stated that INEC’s refusal to produce the biometric database has shown the inadequacy […]

Kaduna: Tension over burning of shops

KADUNA – There is tension in Kaduna State following reports that two shops belonging to Christians which were among those rebuilt after they were razed in the last April  election violence in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area,  were burnt again.    By yesterday morning, the situation had become tensed in Kaduna, as text messages either […]

Adamawa: Army intercepts eight suspected terrorrists in Yola

Yola – A major tragedy was averted during Eld-el-Fitri celebration in Yola yesterday as the military intercepted about eight heavily armed terrorists heading towards the main Eid praying ground ostensibly to attack Muslim faithfuls observing the prayers. The men and officers of the 23 Armoured Brigade, which intercepted the people said to be on a […]

PDP begs Nigerians to support Jonathan

ABUJA-AS Muslims across the country join the rest of the world to mark this year’s Eid-El-Fitri, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday urged all Nigerians irrespective of their religion to support President Goodluck Jonathan in his determination to bring about development in the country. In a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Professor Rufai […]

Sultan flays UN house blast

Sokoto: Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III yesterday condemned last Friday’s bomb explosion at the UN Secretariat in Abuja describing it as an abominable act in Islam, especially in the blessed month of Ramadan. This is just as Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano has ordered the security agencies to release suspected members of the […]

Libya: The Return of Colonialist Bondage – By Hakeem Babalola

Hakeem Babalola, Budapest, Hungary – August 30, 2011 – Libya’s destruction, a victory for the west; a defeat for ordinary Libyans The suffering of Libyans has just begun. For there can never be true liberation when your oppressor is the one who defines what your freedom should be. The ousting of Colonel Gaddafi, Libyan leader […]

Abuja UN Bombing: Paul Waziri’s headless body found

The puzzle surrounding the whereabouts of Mr. Paul Waziri, the 25-year-old employee of one of the companies that service the bombed United Nations (UN) House, Abuja, last Friday was solved yesterday as the family discovered his dismembered remains at the National Hospital morgue. His cousin, Mr. Stephen Bahagu, who had been leading the search party […]

Plateau: Sallah celebration: 10 killed, many injured in Jos

Sallah celebration by the Izala Muslim group on Monday turned soured as clash between the group and some youths led to the death of no fewer than 10 people while many were injured. The Izala members, who had gathered at the Rukuba Road praying ground for the end of Ramadan fast, were held hostage for hours by […]

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