Islamic Clerics nabbed trading in human skulls

By CHIOMA IGBOKWE■ We only recycle the bones – SuspectsThree suspected human parts dealers, two of them Islamic clerics, are now helping police detectives to break the demand and supply chain of a trans-border syndicate which trades in human skulls.The suspects already arrested in connection with the illicit trade include Clement Omodijie as well as…

Boko Haram threatens to attack A’Ibom

 by Etim Ekpimah The Akwa Ibom State Government said it had received text messages from the Boko Haram terrorist group threatening to attack public places in the state.A statement issued on Friday evening by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, said the public places targeted include churches, markets and schools, among…

Jonathan sacks NNPC boss, appoints replacement

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday sacked the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu.The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Reuben Abati, said in a statement that a replacement, Joseph Dawha, was appointed to take over from him immediately.Mr. Abati also said the President also approved the appointment…

Ebola outbreak getting out of control –WHO •Confusion over Ghana’s reported ban of flights from Nigeria

Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:01 AM There was confusion on  Friday over reports that  Ghana had officially banned flights from four West African countries, including Nigeria, citing concerns about the rapid spread of the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 600 lives.ADVERTISEMENTA report carried by an online medium, Saharareporters quoted Charles Asare, Managing Director of…

Gunmen kill 15 in Rivers

AT least, 15 persons were feared killed in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State by unknown gunmen.The gunmen numbering about 12 stormed seven communities in the local government area and opened fire on unsuspecting persons.It was gathered that the assailants, who were all armed with AK-47 rifles, rode into the area with six motorcycles…