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Philippines typhoon disaster UN admits failings to...

14 November 2013


MANILA (AFP) – The United States said relief channels were belatedly opening up in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines on Thursday as the UN admitted it had not acted quickly enough to help survivors.The aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrived off the Philippines Thursday, one of eight American ships in the region supporting a massive international aid effort.Britain announced that it ...

Anambra poll APC asks Jonathan to live up to his...

14 November 2013


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to live up to his promise of a free and fair election in Anambra State on Saturday, saying the President must be believable at all times.In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said nothing on ground in Anambra so far points to the fact that ...

Oduahgate ARG demands judicial review of cost of...

14 November 2013


Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to set up a judicial panel of inquiry that will investigate the cost of governance since 2009 when late President Umar Yar'Adua took ill.The group, in a statement by its National Chairman, Olawale Oshun, argued that the ongoing investigation into procurement of armoured vehicles by the aviation ministry ought to be ...

Obama administration finally designates Nigerian...

14 November 2013


Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist militant group that has ravaged Christian villages, schools and churches, has been designated as a terrorist threat by the State Department. Linked to Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram has threatened the U.S. and ...

Nigeria China hold conference on conflict...

14 November 2013


Nigeria and China on Thursday held a conference on conflict resolution in Abuja, capital city of the West African country, with a view to address issues of international affairs, peace and security, Sino-African relations and a host of other concerns.The conference, organized by Nigeria's Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolutions (IPCR) in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, ...

US on Boko Haram US Officially Blacklist Boko...

14 November 2013


Ansaru is an offshoot of Boko Haram and the group broke away from Boko Haram few months ago but has proven to be one of the formidable groups in staging attacks with dynamites. Ansaru is believed to have kidnapped and executed seven international construction workers this ...

French cleric kidnapped in Cameroon – France

14 November 2013


A French priest has been kidnapped in northern Cameroon, the French Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, just months after the violent Islamist sect, Boko Haram, captured a French family in the same region. The ministry said checks were under way to establish the circumstances and the identity of the kidnappers. Georges Vandenbeusch was seized in the night of Wednesday to Thursday in the region ...

Goa falloutIndians in Nigeria watch out

14 November 2013


Villages in Goa have started a racist campaign against Nigerians, a lawmaker in Nigeria's House of Representatives said, according to a report in a leading Nigerian newspaper Thursday.The statement, made a day ago, comes even as the lower house of the Nigerian Parliament resolved to mandate its committees on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to probe the Nigerian's murder and "illegal ...

Nigerian lawmaker alleges racism in Goa

14 November 2013


Panaji, Nov 14 (IANS) Villages in Goa have started a racist campaign against Nigerians, a lawmaker in Nigeria's House of Representatives said, according to a report in a leading Nigerian newspaper Thursday. The statement, made a day ago, comes even as the lower house of the Nigerian parliament resolved to mandate its committees on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to probe the Nigerian's ...

Nigerias Boko Haram Remains Persistent Mysterious...

14 November 2013


FILE - Confiscated weapons are displayed after a military raid on a hideout of suspected Islamist Boko Haram members in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, Aug. 11, ...

Cameroon French Priest Kidnapped in North Cameroon

14 November 2013


A French priest has been kidenapped in northern Cameroon, where he had refused to leave his parish despite safety warnings. Georges Vanderbusch, priest to the parish of Nguetchewe, was in Koza, near the Nigerian border in the region where a French family was kidnapped in February. Vanderbusch was aware that French nationals were "strongly discouraged" from going to the area ...

Gunmen kidnap French parish priest in terror zone...

14 November 2013


This undated photo provided by the St Jean Baptiste Parish in Sceaux, north of Paris, shows French kidnapped priest Georges Vandenbeusch. A French priest has been kidnapped from his northern Cameroon parish house, in a region where the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram is known to operate, the French Foreign Ministry said Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The zone has been flagged as a risk for terrorism ...

APC leaders apologise to Shekarau

14 November 2013


Kano – The leadership of the All Peoples Congress (APC) has apologised to Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state over its inability to visit him when they came to Kano to woo Gov. Rabi'u Kwankwaso to join the party.A chieftain of the party Chief Odigie Oyegun, former governor of Edo state, made the remark on Thursday in Kano when he led a national delegation of the party ...

Senate makes U-Turn on Oduah

14 November 2013


ABUJA – THE Senate Thursday made a U-turn from its initial resolution on the Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah to appear before the plenary to explain how the aviation industry was run as it now directed that the minister should appear before the Committee on Aviation instead of coming to the ...

Deji Falae buried amidst tears

14 November 2013


Ondo State commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Deji Falae was,Thursday, buried in Akure, the Ondo State capital.Mr. Falae’s burial was witnessed by his wife Mrs. Eseh Falae, his brother Barrister Deji Falae and his children, Wuraola, Ayorinde and Oreoluwa. The funeral service took place at St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Ijomu, Akure.As his body was lowered, Mrs Falae was ...

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