Because Sharia allows old uncircumcised men to sleep with kids; ‘More than 150,000 Nigerian women (young and old) suffer from Fistula’

by Friday OlokorNigeria currently has 150,000 women suffering from Obstetrics Fistula, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Engender Health, has revealed.According to the body, the huge number is waiting to be given surgical operation, with 12,000 new cases recorded annually.The Country Programme Manager of Fistula Care Plus Project, Dr. Habit Sadauki, stated this on Monday in Abuja. The…

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

By Our Reporter(MAIDUGURI)Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 km (45 miles) from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, on Monday.…

Fight Boko Haram like Ebola, NLC tells FG

By NOAH EBIJE, KADUNAPresident of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abdulwaheed Omar yesterday challenged the Federal Government to double its fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the manner it has tackled the issue of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) so far in the country.Speaking at a one-day sensitisation on prevention of EVD in the workplace,…

2015: Jonathan’s bid suffers setback …As Lamido, Jigawa PDP reject PDP’s endorsement

By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Kaduna and ABDULLAH TSOHO, Dutse Indications that Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State will after all slug it out with President Goodluck Jonathan, at the primaries, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential ticket, further emerged yesterday, following an open rejection of Jonathan’s endorsement by the party in the North-West zone.The party held…

SCANDALOUS: Outrage in Nigeria as government brands National ID Card with MasterCard’s logo

The new Nigerian National Identity Cards launched Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan, with branded logo of the American firm, MasterCard, have sparked outrage across the country amid fears of serious security and economic breach, with many Nigerians calling for an immediate stoppage of the deal.

Gov Kwankwas President Jonathan not behaving as Commander-in-Chief

The governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on Tuesday criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for not taking a decisive step to stamp out the Boko Haram menace. Mr. Kwankwaso accused the president of behaving like the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, instead of the armed forces. NTA is the Federal Government-owned television station. The governor, believed to be eyeing Mr. Jonathan’s job on the platform of the All

Agreements on compensations are not easy -Shell

In August 2011, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, released its Environmental Assessment of environmental damage on account of spills from oil activities by the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, in Ogoni land in Rivers State. Three years down the line, Ogoni land is still nowhere near the emergency clean up as recommended by UNEP, yet some landmark international cases on oil spills in Bodoalso in Ogoniare nearing closure.

45 Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram feared dead as military repels attack on Bama council

No fewer  than 45 suspected members of Boko Haram sect have been killed in an encounter with military troops when the terrorists in their large number attempted to invade and take over Bama Local Government Area of Borno state. Also, over 30 of the insurgents were injured with minor injuries sustained  during the fierce battle with the security operatives that lasted over five hours.The incident according to sources started in the early hours of Monday morning at about 5:30am.

Soldiers Abandon Bama Battle Front As Air Force Jets Bomb Barracks

About 500 soldiers have fled the battle front in Bama after initially overwhelming Boko Haram militants who tried to take over the city earlier today.Bama is the second largest city in Borno State, after Maiduguri, the state capital.  Saharareporters sources said the militants arrived in Bama as early 5:30a.m.but met stiff resistance from soldiers in the city.  As the battle drew into the evening, however, about 500 soldiers initially drafted in to fight the insurgents fled to Maimalari Barracks in Maid, with thousands of civilians fleeing the city.