Monday, September 29, 2014
The Defence Headquarters has said that it was aware that members of the outlawed Islamist sect, Boko Haram, were in the habit of looting its armoury. The military authorities stated that they were making efforts to secure all armouries in its various formations across the country.
Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, made the disclosure during his first real-time Twitter chat which held on Sunday night.
An eyewitness, who narrated the cause of the riot to our correspondent, said the fracas was ignited after a motorcyclist knocked down a woman by the roadside, who sustained serious injury.
This triggered a heated argument among onlookers and sympathizers. In defense of himself, the motorcyclist brought out a dagger and stabbed five people.
PRESIDENT Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, yesterday, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held in Benin-City, vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram exactly the way it fought Ebola virus disease.
The President also boasted that the PDP will recapture Rivers and Edo states in 2015 and 2016, insisting that the entire South-south must return to the PDP as it were in 1999.
President Jonathan, First Lady Patience Jonathan and other top government functionaries celebrated Nigeria's 54th independence at an interdenominational service at the National Christian Center Abuja yesterday Sunday Sept. 28th. See more photos after the jump...
A person wanting to cross to another side to steal diesel met his untimely death after he got caught in electric barbed fence on Dagin Farouk road in Jos. Carry on to see the pic after the jump. !!!warning - graphic pic!!!
10 Nigerians who went along to Saudi Arabia to do the Islamic Hajj rites have died. Chairman of the National Hajj, Mr Aliyu Tanko, confirmed their deaths but didn't reveal the reasons for their deaths. A source with the group stated that a few of the those who died had lingering health conditions before embarking on Hajj whilst the harsh weather conditions affected others...
“The United States, at least over the situation In Ukraine, base their public statements – I will not speak about real politics now – but their public statements they base on unverified facts, or on framing-up, when they show a crashed helicopter and it turns out that it happened not in Ukraine, but in Syria. And there is a lot of such facts, when the false data was used in order to make some public statements, to call for some steps,” Lavrov said.
Ogwuche has been in the DSS custody since his extradition from Sudan over a month ago. However, confusion arose in court on Friday between the police and State Security Service (SSS) over which of the two agencies should prosecute the suspected bomb blast mastermind who had subsequently fled to Sudan.