Israel Intercepts, Destroys Rocket near Egypt’s Sinai
Israel intercepted a rocket near Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula early on Tuesday, exploding it in the air over the southern Israeli city of Eilat, a military official said. No damage or injury was reported in the incident, but explosions reverberated in the dark skies over the desert hills surrounding the... Read more
Keita Triumphs in Mali Presidential Elections after Rival Concedes Defeat
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, an ex-prime minister with a reputation for firmness, won Mali’s presidential election after his rival conceded defeat on Monday in a poll meant to draw a line under more than a year of turmoil. Keita, 68, universally known by his initials IBK, will now have access... Read more
Suspected Militants kill 44 in Nigerian Mosque Attack
Suspected Islamic militants wearing army fatigues gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, while another 12 civilians died in an apparently simultaneous attack, security agents said Monday. Sunday’s attacks were the latest in a slew of violence blamed on religious extremists in this West African... Read more
Nigerian Naval Ship, Thunder departs for Australia International Fleet Review, Naval Chief Urges Good Behaviour
  From: Diana-Okon Effiong   Calabar The Nigerian Navy ship, NNS Thunder (f90) departed the Calabar Port Aug. 8 enroute Australia to participate in the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review (IFR). The Chief Naval staff Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, charged the 177-member crew including 37 officers and 140... Read more
Between Hate Rants and a past of narcotic drugs addiction
By John Okiyi Kalu   I was upset yesterday by a hate filled article written by a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria titled “the Bitter Truth About Igbo”. I was ready to respond to his lies, concoctions and attempt to further generate hatred against Ndigbo in... Read more
Nigeria Targets North For Wheat Bumper Harvests, Set to Halve Imports by 2015 via Local production
The discovery of two improved varieties of wheat is expected to position Nigeria well in local wheat production, sufficient to reduce national wheat import by half in 2015. This was disclosed by the executive director, Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI), Dr. Oluwasina Gbenga Olabanji, in Abuja, while presenting 100 per cent... Read more
Rattled by “deportation” effects, Fashola attempts to pull strings
Thoroughly embarrassed by the reaction to the recent forced arrest and nocturnal expulsion of some Nigerian citizens to Onitsha, Anambra State,  the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola is said to be approaching his colleagues and friends from the South Eastern part of the country discreetly to help him douse... Read more
Jonathan appoints Atako as Interim Head of NDDC
President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed the Director of Education, Health and Social Services of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. (Mrs.) Christiana Atako, as its Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, conveyed the President’s decision to the Chairman... Read more
Egypt’s brotherhood not persuaded to “swallow reality”
The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to “swallow the reality” that Mohamed Mursi will not return as Egypt’s president. The envoys from the United States and the European Union, trying to resolve a political crisis brought on by the army’s overthrow of the Islamist Mursi... Read more
Igbo deportation from Lagos
By Herbert Ekwekwe On Wednesday 24 July 2013, Nigeria’s Lagos regional regime, headed by Raji Fashola, deported 72 Igbo people from Lagos to Onicha, the Igbo Oshimili/Niger delta city, 230 miles away. This is the second such deportation that Fashola has embarked upon within a year. On 18 September... Read more