Satisfied with the level of work carried out by army engineers in the reconstruction of internal roads within the Barracks at Onitsha, Governor Peter Obi Friday presented another cheque of N100 Million Naira to the Army, bringing it to N200 million given to them so far for the project.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, issued criminal summons against eight Russians charged with unlawful importation of arms to Nigeria. The accused: Chichkanov Vasily, Varlygin Igor, Komilov Alexander, Mishin Pavel, Korotchenko Andrey, Vorobev Mikhail, Stepan Oleksiuk and their vessel, “MV Myre Seadiver” are standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on the alleged offence.
The Borno State government has said that 50 primary schools were burnt down by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in various parts of the state since they started their activities in the state. The state Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Tijjani Abba-Ali who made this known in an interview with newsmen also confirmed the killing of five pupils and six primary school teachers in last Monday’s multiple attacks on public schools in Maiduguri,
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN) has taken over the trial of three Lebanese businessmen held over alleged terrorism activities. The suspected Lebanese terrorists who were separately arrested by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) are Abdullahi Thaini, Mustapha Fawaz and Tahal Roda.
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday commended the leadership of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, describing his as wise, competent and diligent. His leadership, he said, prevented extremists, terrorists and insurgents from establishing firm roots in Kano.
The unemployment rate in Anambra state, one of the highest in the country has now reached an all-time high of about 95%. This was disclosed at Amawbia, Awka yesterday at a media chat by one of the front liner in the state’s 2014 governorship race, Dr Ifeatu Ekelem. The United States of America-trained medical expert/specialist who is vying on the platform of the Afirican Democratic Congress (ADC), admitted that his humble background prepared and motivated him to vie for the state’s top job.
Some residents of Abakaliki on Thursday counted their losses after Iyiudene River overflowed its banks after a downpour.
It however sent a clear message to the government: We’ll reunite all groups in the region before the polls. To buttress its allegation, the ACF cited the recent visit to President Goodluck Jonathan by some Middle Belt leaders, who urged him to contest the 2015 election. Among the Middle Belt leaders were a former Military Governor of Katsina State, Major-General Lawrence Onoja, Senator Ameh Ebute and Senator John Wash.
Maiduguri Traders at Gamboru market in Maiduguri, Borno State, Wednesday, rounded up six suspected Boko Haram gunmen and handed them over to soldiers of the Joint Task Force, JTF, eyewitnesses said. This is even as suspected sect members, yesterday evening, detonated an Improvised Explosive Devise, EID, in the metropolis, targeting the patrol vehicle of the JTF, in spite of the emergency rule imposed on Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, and the total ban on the use of GSM and Thuraya Satellite cell phones in the troubled states.
NIGERIA’s daily crude oil output declined by 150,000 barrels, as Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, joint venture, Thursday, said it has shut the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) following an explosion and fire at a crude theft point on the 28” section of the facility at Bodo West in Ogoni land. To this end, the country is currently losing about $14.73 million (N2.357 billion) daily, pending when the pipeline is restored.