Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Photos: Ex-Boko Haram leader Kabiru Sokoto in Abuja court today

The ex-Boko Haram leader appeared at a Federal High Court in Abuja today. Sokoto is accused of masterminding the 2011 Christmas Day church bombing in Niger State, which left more than 20 people dead. His trial was stalled today due to negligence on the part of the prosecuting lawyers.

How My Gang Killed Hotel Manager & Pregnant Woman Even After Their Families Paid Us Money - Kidnapper

'We kidnap victims from Imo State, take them to Rivers state' …

Suspected leader of a kidnap syndicate that abducted the Managing Director, Naija Plaza Hotel, Oguta, Imo state and a pregnant woman and killed them after collecting ransom from their relatives, has been arrested by Policemen attached to Ilemba Hausa division in Lagos.

The suspect, Chika Richard Nwabiarijie, who hails from Omoku Local Government Area of Rivers state, was arrested in a hotel around Ojo area, in the company of his wife.

KANO BOMBING: “I heard people saying that I was dead because I was covered with blood " - Survivor

As Nigerians continued to express outrage over Monday’s suicide bombing at a bus park in Kano which claimed over 60 lives, survivours of the bomb attack, yesterday on their hospital beds, recounted their harrowing experiences and agony, saying they saw death.
Abdullahi Maiagogo Gayawa, a 70 year-old wrist watch seller who was affected by the blast said: “I was at the motor park as usual for a routine business when in a middle of the transaction, I heard a loud bang that sent me sprawling on the ground.

News From Nigeria: Insecurity; Tinubu Blasts Jonathan, Says President Should Resign!

Former Lagos state governor and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (A C N) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has condemned the inability of President Goodluck Jonathan to end the wanton waste of citizens lives across the country and demanded that the president should take the noble path of resigning rather than continuing to blame imaginary enemies for his own incompetence.

Tinubu who spoke to journalists at the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano today after a paying a sympathy visit to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero over recent attack on the monarch and Monday bomb blast that killed and injured scores of persons in Kano, said: “I am worried of the sustenance of terrorism. If it is happening in some of these states all this while and you have not gathered enough intelligence to nip it in the bud, you have failed. You should please resign as a government.”

''I Spoke With The Bomber Before He Struck'' – Survivors Of Kano Attack Recount Ordeal

In his account, Emmanuel Bassey, a 40-year-old bus park tout who survived the blast revealed his encounter with the suicide bomber before he struck.
Bassey who claimed to work for Ezewanta Group of Motors stated that “the guy came in a blue Golf car, I could recall that he was dark in complexion and appeared to be in his mid 30’s. He was calm during my brief interaction with him and did not look harmful. I asked him where he was going, and he said, ‘I have not decided’, and in no time some of my colleagues at the park  were rushing towards him and suddenly he sped off, applied brake close to a loaded vehicle and in a twinkle of an eye, I heard a loud bang that sent me sprawling on the ground”, Bassey explained.

There is Money In This country: See Some of the super cars they drive In ABuja

Some of the best and most expensive cars in the world can be found in Abuja, Nigeria. The super rich guys who live there do not play when it comes to their rides. There, you will find Chrome Ferrari, Ferrari California, Ferrari Italia, McLaren MP4, Mercedes SLS, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bugatti Veyron and many more exotic cars. See some of them after the break...all in Abuja...

UniUyo: ASUU Demands Lecturer's Release Within 24 Hours

The University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Tuesday, gave the security agencies in the state 24 hours to secure the release of its member, Dr. (Mrs) Justina Udotong, who was kidnapped last Friday by yet-to-be identified gunmen.

Threatening to make the state ungovernable if Udotong was not released within the stipulated time, the association maintained that its decision was not against the state government or the school authority.

The union chairman, Comrade Anyim Nwachukwu, who issued the threat during a protest by members of the association and some students, said the threat was  against the abductors of Udotong, who is a  lecturer in the department of Biochemistry at  the University, as well as the security agencies which have failed to secure her release after five days in captivity.

Federal Court Strikes Down Government’s Oil Deregulation Policy

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Adamu Bello has nullified the federal government’s deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry.
Justice Bello in a ruling delivered Tuesday in a suit filed by Lagos lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu declared the policy unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.
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 "That the policy decision of the Defendants to deregulate the downstream sector of the petroleum industry by not fixing the prices at which petroleum products may be sold in Nigeria is unlawful, illegal, null, void and of no effect whatsoever being in flagrant violation of the mandatory provision of section 4 of the Price Control Act, cap P28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004," the judge said.

About 45 Dead As Boat Carrying 166 Sinks In Nigeria

At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people fcom southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday.
The boat left on Friday from the town of Oron, in Akwa-Ibom state, and was heading across the Gulf of Guinea to Gabon, in central Africa, when it capsized 40 nautical miles offshore, emergency services and traders said.
A doctor at a hospital in the coastal town of Calabar said they had received 45 bodies of passengers who had drowned.


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