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…