118 killed in Jos bomb explosions

The relative peace in Jos, the Plateau State capital, was shattered yesterday when twin-bomb explosions went off in the city, killing about 118 people. “The exact figure of the dead bodies recovered as of now is 118,” Mohammed Abdulsalam, co-ordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, North-Central, told AFP. He added that “more bodies…

We’ll bring down oil industry –MEND

•Accepts responsibility for fuel jetty attack From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has vowed to continue its systematic attacks on the nation’s oil industry. In a statement issued via e-mail by its spokeperson, Jomo Gbomo, in which it    claimed  responsibility for the  recent fire incident  at the NNPC…

Clueless President Jonathan orders service chiefs to probe Kano blast

Indications emerged yesterday that the Nigerian troops were set to take up battle with the invidious Boko Haram terrorists, who have pitched their tents in the Northeast, wreaking havoc around the region. In several tweets from his Tweeter Handle ‘#abati1990’, Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, posted four pictures depicting Nigerian soldiers in combat-readiness to confront the…