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Who is a Terrorist in Nigeria – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | April 26, 2012 – The word, terrorism, conjures up images of rebellious elements, armed with guns and bombs, blowing up bridges, buildings and planes, and killing security personnel and innocent civilians. And since the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka took terrorism to new heights with their introduction of […]

Subsidy scam: I won’t spare any culprit – Jonathan

By BEN AGANDE, Henry Umoru, EMMAN OVUAKPORIE & Inalegwu Shaibu ABUJA- PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that those indicted in the report of the House of Representatives Committee that investigated the implementation of the subsidy regime in Nigeria will be punished. He vowed that no one will be spared. The House which called for the […]

Liberia’s Charles Taylor guilty of war crimes – to serve prison term in Britain

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AFP) – Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor was convicted Thursday of war crimes for arming Sierra Leone’s rebels in return for diamonds in the first verdict against a modern former head of state by a global court. “The trial chamber finds you guilty of aiding and abetting of all these crimes,” presiding judge Richard […]

Gunmen raid Gombe police stations, bank

KANO  (AFP) – Attackers have carried out assaults on two police stations and a bank in a northern town, but it was unclear if there were casualties, residents and authorities said Thursday. The attackers raided the northeastern town of Bajoga in Gombe state, using guns and bombs, beginning late Wednesday and into early Thursday. Residents […]

Man who allegedly killed lover after romp hangs in police custody

By OLA AJAYI IBADAN – A suspect, Asimiyu Ayantayo, who allegedly beheaded his lover last Thursday, has hanged himself in police custody. He was paraded with his alleged accomplice, Isiaka Akanbi, on Tuesday, in respect of beheading of a middle- aged woman in Ibadan. After allegedly killing his mistress, Sakirat Emiola, he was accused of […]

Mark returns from medical trip, says he is moved by love from Nigerians

Senate President David Mark returned to Nigeria on Wednesday after a trip to Israel for medical treatment. Mark left the country on April 14 for medical treatment in Tel Aviv, Israel. Speaking to newsmen on his arrival at the airport with his wife, Helen, Mark said he was moved emotionally by the show of love […]

Police uncovers explosives worth N9m as blast causes panic in Kano

A bomb blast outside a military base on Wednesday in the  city of Kano caused panic but no injuries, while police earlier in the day discovered a large cache of explosive materials. The homemade bomb planted in an open sewer across from Bukavu military barracks caused people to flee and businesses to shut, a military […]

Breaking News: Bomb blast hits Thisday office in Abuja & Kaduna

ABUJA (AFP) – A loud explosion rocked an area  Abuja on Thursday followed by smoke and ambulances headed in the direction of the blast, with injuries reported. Reports have it that the bomb blast in Abuja Thisday office in Jabi was carried out by a suicide bomber who drove into the media house before detonating […]

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