Bombing going off everywhere in the Zoo: EXPLOSION ROCKS ILE-IFE

A suspected bomb device has gone off in Ile Ife, the popular university town in Osun, South-West Nigeria.Such explosions were usually associated with the terrorist-ravaged North but have lately started to creep into the South.The device was said to have gone off at the back a house that is not far away from the family compound of the Osun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Sikiru Ayedun.The Osun State Government has pointed accusing fingers in the direction of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It said the state had been peaceful until very recently when PDP vowed to take over the state from the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.

Over 50 feared killed, 68 injured in Borno market bomb blast

Over 50 people, including 16 members of the Vigilante Youth, a.k.a Civilian JTF, were killed, while about 68 persons were seriously injured when a Peugeot 505 saloon car carrying charcoal but laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) exploded around the busy El-Kanemi Round-About, Monday Market and about 40 metres away from the office of the Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, at about 7am today.Chairman of the Vigilante Youth a.k.a Civilian JTF attached to Sector 3, Mallam Iliya Saidu, while briefing Governor Kashim Shettima, said his men were able to identify nine of his

National Conference bans non-graduates from becoming lawmakers, governors or president •Scraps SIECs

The National Conference today set the minimum academic qualification for candidates seeking elective positions. For the Presidential, Governorship and National Assembly candidates, first degree or its equivalent was set as the mandatory qualification.Candidates seeking to contest for State Houses of Assembly and Local Government Chairmanship elections are also expected to possess a first degree certificate or its equivalent while Secondary School Leaving Certificate or its equivalent was set as the minimum academic qualification for candidates seeking election as local government councilors.Delegates also resolved to have the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) scrapped and recommended that their functions be transferred to the Independent National

Criminal Umaru Dikko who stolen public fund dies in London at 78

Former minister of Transportation during the Second Republic, Dr. Umaru Dikko, is dead.His younger brother, Dr. Bello Dikko, and another family member in London, confirmed this in Zaria, yesterday.Dikko died in the early hours of yesterday in a London hospital, after battling with stroke, at the age of 78. According to his younger brother, he had been sick for some time and had suffered three strokes in a row.Umaru Dikkko was born on December 31, 1936. He was the third son of Alhaji Abdurrahman Dikko, the Turaki Babba of Zazzau.

Complete Idiots:Igbo group wants Chibok schoolgirls brought back

By NGOZI UWUJARE      Association of Ndiezendigbo Nuzoije in the Diaspora has called for the immediate release of Chibok schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram insurgents. The association also condoled with the family of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, and the Kano State Government. The group commended the Federal Government for commencing work on…

Looter and Murders’s Club: Peter Obi says South-East looter and killer govs are doing well.

The immediate-past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has  expressed satisfaction with the level of governance in the South-East  geo-political zone. He made the observation in Lagos on Sunday when Ndigboamaka, a  scoio-cultural organisation, honoured him for the exemplary leadership  he had continued to provide for the Igbo in particular and Nigeria in  general. Speaking…

Attacks on churches meant to cause religious war – Jonathan

By  JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja      President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that Sunday’s attacks by  Boko Haram on churches in  three villages near Chibok, Borno State are  meant to instigate violence among religious groups in the country. The President, who condemned the attacks, said the insurgents have  just proven by the latest violence that they are totally…