Enugu stands still for President Jonathan as he approves 1,000MW dirty coal plant that will be generating lung cancer

(Over the years, mounting evidence has accumulated against coal. Research has shown the severe, and often unaccounted for, human health impacts from coal emissions on miners, workers and local communities. Health risks from coal include lung cancer, bronchitis, heart disease and other health conditions. In the US, 50,000 deaths each year have been attributed to air pollution from coal-fired power generation. Globally, air pollution from coal combustion is accountable for more than 200,000 deaths per year.)

Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram attacks Borno villages, kills pastor, 19 others

Some suspected members of Boko Haram sect yesterday attacked Shaffa and Shindiffu villages of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, killing one Pastor Eliud Gwamna Mshelizza of the Living Faith Church, a teacher (names withheld) at Government Girls Secondary School, Shaffa, and 18 other persons who were mainly Christians.

TB Joshua lied to us, family of deceased Zimbabwean woman claims

A DESPERATE Bulawayo woman, Catherine Ndlovu, who allegedly paid thousands of dollars to visit Nigeria, seeking divine intervention for her hospitalised daughter has been reported as one of the  115 people confirmed to have died after the collapse of a church building owned by the pastor, TB Joshua.

The zoo Senate in rowdy session over Jonathan’s $1bn loan request

THE Senate yesterday was thrown into rowdy session following the approval of the $1 billion loan request by President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle the ongoing security challenges in the country.Trouble started when the Chairman, Senate Joint Committee on Finance; and Local and Foreign Debt, Senator Ahmad Makarfi had recommended the approval of the request.

Hausa feels the pain: Displaced persons become Almajiris in Maiduguri • As women deliver babies on the streets

INTERNALLY Displaced Persons (IDPs) who escaped to Maiduguri when Bama was attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents are now begging for food and other essentials in Maiduguri while three women among them delivered babies on the streets. ADVERTISEMENT A BBC Hausa report monitored in Kaduna quoted a Maiduguri resident who craved for anonymity as saying…

Soyinka and the price of partiality

  AFTER the election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011, my cousin, who lives in my hometown, called me. He told me that he, in concert with many other supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan, was celebrating the president’s electoral victory. In such elation and jubilation over the triumph of their preferred candidate, it is possible…

Tears of a ‘one Nigeria’ apologist: ‘Foreign fighters aiding Boko Haram—Jonathan • Says world must help fight the insurgency

Christian Okeke -AbujaPRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, said foreign fighters have added a new dimension to the emerging phase of terrorism in the world.Addressing the United Nations (UN) Security Council High-Level Meeting on the threat of terrorism to global peace and security, President Jonathan said the world must act immediately to stop the new phenomenon…

Nigeria is a disgrace to humanity: New York Police Arrest Pro-Jonathan Hirelings Fighting Over Cash

Several witnesses at the event told SaharaReporters that a group of homeless men hired from the streets of Newark, New Jersey, clashed with another pro-Jonathan group made up of Nigerians from the New York area. A fracas broke out when some of the homeless hirelings feared that members of the Nigerian group were planning to hijack the payment of $50 per person the organizers had promised to pay.