Nigerians are reacting with anger and apprehension to Monday’s suicide car bomb explosion in Kano that claimed the lives of over 40 passengers of buses bound for the southern parts of the country. The general anger was followed Wednesday with more violence as no less than 11 people were... Read more
(AP) — At least 41 people died in a suicide car bomb that struck a bus station in a Christian neighborhood in Kano, northern Nigeria’s busiest commercial center, in the most deadly attack in nine months that is blamed on Islamic extremists, an official said Tuesday. The blast increased... Read more
16 killed, dozens wounded in northern Nigeria blast
(AP) — At least 16 people were killed in an explosion that hit a bus station in Kano in northern Nigeria, a medic said Monday in the latest violence to hit this West African nation. The medic, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to... Read more
Nigerian airline to resume flight after second ban
(AP) — An aviation official says a Nigerian airline can resume flying, after being grounded twice in the past year. Nigerian aviation ministry spokesman Jo e Obi said in a statement late Monday that aviation authorities have lifted the suspension imposed Saturday on Dana Air with immediate effect. Obi... Read more
APGA insists on April 8 schedule for national convention
The leadership of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, weekend, asserted that the planned national convention of the party tentatively scheduled for April 8 in Enugu would hold. Interim National Chairman of APGA, Chief Maxi Okwu, who made the assertion during an unscheduled visit to the party’s secretariat in Abakaliki,... Read more
(AP) — A carrier that has been battling to regain flyers’ confidence after a fatal crash last year says it has suspended its flights. Dana Air spokesman Tony Usidanem said Sunday that Nigeria’s aviation ministry asked for the suspension in a letter received Saturday. He said the letter did... Read more
By Kelechi Deca   Junaid Mohammed’s layered Ignorance and Paranoia I had the unfortunate misfortune of stumbling on an interview which appeared in The Saturday Punch of 9th March, 2013 by one Junaid Mohammed who likes to be introduced as a Medical doctor while in the real sense he... Read more
Sequel to the report from the Meteorological service predicting heavy rains and severe flooding in 2013, Gov. Seriake Dickson has convened an emergency meeting to prepare the state for the anticipated flood. The Nigerian Metrological Agency on Feb. 15 in its seasonal Rainfall Prediction said that heavy rainfall was... Read more
Bayelsa Governor Mr Henry Seriake Dickson on Thursday attributed the huge wage bill of the state to prevalence of ghost workers in the public service. Dickson made the observation during the monthly breakdown of the state’s income and expenditure for the month of January 2013. He said that the... Read more
Unidentified gunmen who abducted six expatriates of Bayelsa coastline have demanded a ransom of N200 million to free the sailors. Police Public Relations Officer for Bayelsa Command Mr Fidelis Odunna confirmed the development in a telephone chat on Wednesday. A Russian, three Ukrainian and two Indian sailors were abducted... Read more