May 3, 2015

NIGERIAN ARMY RESCUES ANOTHER SET OF 234 BOKO HARAM CAPTIVES

      Just 48 hours after announcing the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women in parts of Sambisa Forest, Borno State, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday said the military had made another rescue of 234 Boko Haram captives. Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen Chris Olukolade, in a statement on Friday night, said  “Another  set […]

MUGABE REFUSES TO SHAKE HANDS WITH XENOPHOBIC KING ZWELITHINI

      President Robert Mugabe refused to shake hands with King Zwelithini Goodwill ,as he believes he was the brainchild behind the recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa, though the King has denied the charge.. The incident happened at Southern African Development Community SADC summit in Harare, which was overshadowed by the recent xenophobic outbreak. Press […]

A FLEEING NIGERIAN LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE IN NEW YORK CHARGED WITH MURDER OF A TODDLER

      A Nigerian New York based licensed practical nurse, Ms. Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, was arrested Wednesday as she was preparing  to flee on a flight to Nigeria via London.  She was charged with murder in the death Naomi Mondesire, who was born prematurely, was a happy and thriving little girl but required the care of […]

PDP WILL BOUNCE BACK IN 2019 – GOODLUCK JONATHAN

      President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan declared Thursday in Abuja that if members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) remain committed to the vision of its founding fathers and work very hard, the party will return to power at the Federal level in 2019. Speaking after receiving the report of the PDP Presidential Campaign […]

NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT-ELECT BUHARI INAUGURATES HIS TRANSITION TEAM

      Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhamma­du Buhari, yesterday in Abuja inaugurated a 19-member transition committee to liaise with its Federal Government coun­terpart to ensure a smooth transition. According to a statement issued in Abuja by the Na­tional Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Committee (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the terms of reference of the […]

NIGERIA CONDEMNS EXECUTION OF FOUR NIGERIANS IN INDONESIA, AND DEMANDS RETURN OF THEIR BODIES

      The Federal Government has condemned the execution of four Nigerians by Indonesian authorities over drug-related crimes, despite pleas for clemency by President Goodluck Jonathan. The government extended its condolences to the families of the deceased, demanding the repatriation of the corpses of the executed persons for them to be given a decent […]

JONATHAN FIRES INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, APPOINTS DEPUTY AS ACTING

      President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment and duties with immediate effect. President Jonathan has also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police, also with immediate effect. Until his appointment as Mr. Abba’s replacement, Mr. Arase was […]

NIGERIA: PRESIDENCY DECRIES MALICIOUS FRONT PAGE ARTICLE IN THE NIGERIAN PUNCH NEWSPAPER

      FULL TRANSCRIPT OF REUBEN ABATI’S INTERVIEW WITH STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ON THE SUNDAY PUNCH FRONT PAGE STORY OF APRIL 19, 2015 TITLED “JONATHAN DEMANDS N2tn ELECTION FUNDS REFUND, AUDIT”   The front-page story of the Sunday Punch of April 19 alleging that the Presidency spent a whopping N2 trillion on the 2015 […]

THE AFRICA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION RETURNS TO KENYA FOR THE 40TH ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS

      Experience Magical Kenya November 9-14, 2015 NEW YORK, NY, April 14, 2015 – The Africa Travel Association (ATA), the leader in promoting tourism to Africa, will hold its 40th Annual World Congress in Nairobi, Kenya from November 9-14, 2015. The international tourism meeting will be hosted by the Kenya Ministry of East […]

NIGERIA’S PETROLEUM MINISTER DENIES SMEAR CAMPAIGN OF SEEKING ASYLUM

      Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister and Chair of the OPEC group, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, has denied a smear campaign by a group calling itself  the Business Council for Africa, (BCA), which published an article on its site saying that the minister had sought asylum from no less than six countries and had been refused […]