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…

Who wants Buhari dead? Dokubo desperate to clear name, petitions DSS

Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegations that he plotted the recent assassination attempt on former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.).“In the petition to the Director-General of DSS, Nta Ekpenyong signed by his lawyer Festus Keyamo, Dokubo-Asari urged the DSS to investigate the allegations contained in the publication to curtail the threat to his life and family,” reports Daily Trust.

Boko Haram terrorists: Military traces explosives source to Chinese factory in Cameroon

The military has traced some of the explosives being used by Boko Haram female suicide bombers to a Chinese factory which was seized some weeks ago by the sect.Also, preliminary findings revealed that some of the teenage bombers were not aware that they were on suicide mission.It was learnt that most of the girls were lured on errands without knowing the import of their mission.

Boko Haram terrorists bombs churches in Borno, says Hawul LG Headquarters is next target

No fewer than five churches in Kwajaffa, Tashan Alade and other communities in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno were on Wednesday set ablaze by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.Hawul, a predominantly Christian community in the southern part of the state, shares local boundary with Garkida town of Adamawa State which came under attack by some group of insurgents last Sunday, killing two soldiers and three civilians with the setting ablaze of police station.

Boko Haram terrorists war claims 631 lives in July, 4,749 in the first 7 months of 2014

At least 631 died last month in connection with Boko Haram’s terror campaign in Nigeria while 4,749 lies have been lost to the needless war in the past seven months.These are some of the shocking details contained in a statement entitled ‘Nigerian Insurgency & Related Issues: 631 Citizens Killed in July 2014 & 4,749 In Seven Months of 2014’ released this morning in Onitsha by the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Rule (Intersociety).

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…