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Parishioners defy Boko Haram threat to bury victims of the Madalla bombings

More Stories on This Section Agony, anger, sorrow yesterday characterized the mass burial of victims of Christmas Day 2011 bomb blast, which Boko Haram claimed responsibility. They were laid to rest at the church’s premises. The Islamist sect sent 43 worshippers of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, to their early graves last December […]

Why ASUU called off strike

Asomba ABUJA—  Students of public-owned universities across the country were yesterday bubbling with enthusiasm for resumption following the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off its 59-day strike. The strike was called off following what sources close to the negotiations between the union and government told Vanguard was the government’s […]

Abuja road contract inflated by N38 billion

Shaibu ABUJA—Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has discovered that contracts for the construction of Abuja-Airport and Kubwa-Zuba roads were inflated to the tune of N38 billion. The revelation came during the budget defence of FCT, when the Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, told the committee that the two road projects had been reversed by […]

Boko Haram spokesman arrested in Maiduiguri

, Maiduguri Thursday, February 02, 2012 More Stories on This Section Security agencies have arrested a man believed to be a spokesman for Islamist sect, Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for scores of deadly attacks, security sources said Wednesday. The attacks claimed hundreds of lives and property with billions of Naira since its leaders, […]

Jonathan, and Nigeria’s Ringim Bell of Shame – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria, Feb. 1, 2012 – When you see a snake, you kill it first and set up a committee, you do not set up a committee first to kill the snake… The very few paragraphs that I will write , I have done with deep grief and plenty emotions, I […]

Of Subsidies, Strikes and the Lessons Not Learned – Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

Raheem Oluwafunminiyi, Ibadan, Nigeria, Feb. 1, 2012 – This writer has followed events in the last couple of weeks and have come to a conclusion that for all the salt we are worth as a nation and people, we have learned nothing other than the mindless continuation of the status quo that continues to renegade […]

When Will the Sorrow, Tears and Blood Stop? – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

Raheem Oluwafunminiyi, Ibadan, Nigeria, Feb. 1, 2012 – Looking at the last one to two years, the headlines that greet the average Nigerian has been that of senseless killings unprecedented in the history of this country. It seems the so called geographical expression (to borrow a leaf from the late Chief Awolowo) has finally reached […]

How Self Acclaimed Pastor Punished Son to Death

What would have made a woman so heartless as to mete out the kind of punishment that would lead to the death of her child? How stubborn or disobedient can a child be to warrant death as punishment? These were the questions on the lips of nurses and doctors of St. Mary Hospital Gwagwalada, and […]

Death Sentence – Al-Mustapha Files Appeal

Lagos — Embattled former Chief Security Officer to late Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has appealed the verdict of the Lagos High court which sentenced him to death by hanging. Al-Mustapha, in the notice of appeal filed on Tuesday, said the death sentence hanged on him by the lower court was unwarranted,unreasonable and a manifest […]

ASUU May Suspend Strike Wednesday

Academic Staff Union of Universities is set to call off its strike action after its consultation with individual striking universities on the offer made by the Federal Government. ASUU had been on strike for over two months now demanding increased funding for universities as well as increased wages and retirement age for members from 65 […]

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