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The Untold Story of Boko Haram hitman Kabiru Sokoto

Two days before the arrest of Kabiru Sokoto, the alleged mastermind of the Christmas Day bombing at Madalla, a Daily Trust’s reporter visited the suspect’s hometown of Gagi village in Sokoto South Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Gagi, a dusty sprawling suburban settlement about five-minute drive from Sokoto metropolis, is the birthplace of Kabiru […]

Why we rob banks –Boko Haram…Abu Qaqa reveals how N41m tore sect apart

From detained Boko Haram topshot Abu Qaqa, came more stunning revelations yesterday on why the Islamist sect robs banks, besides suicide bombings. As he squealed, 12 people were killed on Sunday night in a shoot-out between the Joint Task Force (JTF) and members of the sect in Maiduguri, Borno State, even though a hospital source […]

JTF after us, ex-militants cry out

The ex-militants invited for questioning by the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in connection with the attack on AGIP truck line in Brass, Bayelsa State have cried out over the threat to their lives. The ex-militants said they are only agitators that wanted inclusion into the amnesty programme and have no connection with the bombing […]

Why it is Not a Crime to Call Nigeria’s Politicians “Black Monkeys” – By Ikechukwu Enyiagu

By Ikechukwu Enyiagu, NNP, Feb. 14, 2012 – I have a story to tell you. Wait! It’s no fairytales; it’s not like we have it in several books of fiction. This is real: it’s the story of a group of people. Amongst them are my brothers, my neighbors, and those who have certified themselves as […]

Gazing into the Future for Nigeria – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria, Feb. 14, 2012 – Not much of good can be attached to Nigeria; yet, not yet the worst can be related to her. Let me talk about her people. For whom do I write? I think I write on behalf of the millions of Nigerians without either a voice […]

Opinion: Mr. President, parading of suspects is wrong

February 14, 2012 by John Egbeazien Oshodi At the time of this writing, Nigeria has yet to be legally known as a Police state; as such, the parading of suspects in criminal or civil matters in front of the public or the media is not only a sign of instant indictment, direct forfeiture of one’s […]

112.5 million Nigerians live in poverty –NBS

February 14, 2012 by Ifeanyi Onuba Statistician-General of the NBS, Dr. Yemi Kale  | credits: File copy The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday said that 112.519 million Nigerians live in relative poverty conditions. This is staggering when compared with the country’s estimated 163 million population. Relative poverty is the comparison of the living standards […]

FG made N4.62tn from taxes in 2011 – FIRS (All embezzled for sure)

February 14, 2012 by Ifeanyi Onuba Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru  | credits: File copy The Federal Government made N4.62tn from tax collections in 2011, the Federal Inland Revenue Service has said. The figure represents an increase of N990bn or 27.27 per cent over the N3.63tn revenue target set for the agency. It also […]

Wonderful Zambia celebrate historic win with street parties

February 14, 2012 by Agency Reporter Zambian supporters poured into the streets of the capital in the early hours of Monday and partied to celebrate the first Africa Cup of Nations title won by the copper-rich country. Confident of victory before the kick-off of a final won 8-7 on penalties against Cote d’Ivoire after 120 […]

Columbia singer, Shakira, attacked by a sea lion in South Africa

February 14, 2012 by Agency reporter 9 Comments A sea lion has attacked Colombian singer, Shakira, as she enjoys her holiday in Cape Town, South Africa. Shakira posted about the incident on her Twitter account and followed it up with a full ‘special report’ and photographs of the encounter on Facebook. Although she was not hurt by the […]

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