Gunmen have invaded the labour room of a maternity home in Nkwoegwu, Ohuhu, in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State and took away a baby delivered a few minutes back, while nurses were battling to save the mother from bleeding to death. The baby, a boy, was still dripping with blood when the evil men seized and folded him with the bed sheet in which he was lying. The mother, Mrs. Eberechi Ihezukwu, says she still thinks that she is in one deep dream, which she will wake up from
Several years after the bombardment of Odi Community in Bayelsa State by the military, President Goodluck Jonathan said it did not succeed in curbing militancy in Niger Delta. Jonathan said rather, it worsened militancy in the region and attracted international outcry against the Federal Government. Jonathan, who disclosed this yesterday during a presidential media chat in Abuja, also said it was too early for him to declare whether or not he will contest the 2015 election.
Senator Annie Okonkwo hails from Anambra State and represented Anambra Central in the 6th Senate of the National Assembly. Since his departure from the Senate, he has been involved in other things, relating to the development of the Ndigbo nation. He is the president of C-21, a pan-Igbo cultural group, pursing the South-east agenda. In this interview, the former federal lawmaker added his voice to the ongoing call by Igbo leaders that it is their turn to produce the next president. He also spoke on the race to succeed Governor Peter Obi
An early morning bomb explosion targeted at the Joint Task Force (JTF) troops in the restive city of Maiduguri yesterday caused panic among residents, prompting many to restrict their movements or stay indoor till mid-day. Military sources hinted that the bomb explosion which occurred at exactly 8.26am yesterday at Costain Gwange area in front of a Guest House, was targeted at the patrol vehicle of the JTF by bombers suspected to be Boko Haram.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal has assured the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC), that the leadership of the House of Representatives was not antagonizing President Goodluck Jonathan. While presenting vote -of –thanks at the end of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2013 budget presentation to joint session of National Assembly, Tambuwal had pointed out certain infractions on the part of the Presidency in budget implementation and execution.
Residents of Langbasa, a community in Ajah area of Lagos, are accusing a woman in the neighbourhood of causing a grievous harm on her two-year-old stepdaughter. Kehinde, as she’s known, is in trouble for allegedly dipping the two hands of her little stepdaughter, Esther, into oven-hot water.The girl’s hands were boiled terribly, and many are raising concern that one of them might have become utterly useless. Esther, it was gathered, has lost her own mum about a year ago a few days after her first birthday.
There is no shortage of shocking news in Nigeria. Virtually every day, we see a momentum of classic drama especially of the absurd. The way it unravels every so often, it seems we tolerate drama so well. And government, one is sometimes inclined to believe, is the unseen orchestra behind the drama we are watching. Few things will beat the ugly drama we witnessed last Friday at the official presentation of the report of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force headed by Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
The Federal Government yesterday, lamented that the acts of terrorism perpetrated by the Boko Haram are the worst form of violence suffered by the country after the civil war, indicating that the sect is the country’s greatest nightmare. President Goodluck Jonathan, who lamented the havoc caused by the dreaded sect while declaring open the first regional conference on counter terrorism, facilitated by the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) for all countries in the West African sub-region
The president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has doubted the real identity and sincerity of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram who recently issued a ceasefire offer to the Federal Government, emphasising that there were more questions than answers in the unusual offer. Reacting officially to the conditions Boko Haram gave for the ceasefire, the flamboyant pastor maintained that he was yet to understand why the sect wanted to drag the Federal Government to far away Saudi Arabia
The death toll of flood victims camped in various parts of Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State has increased to over 30. Among the dead were two new born babies. The sad news of flood victims, dying in their camps, hit the airwave when some of the ward councillors in charge of such camps raised the alarm that inmates were dying due to poor sanitary conditions of the camps. But the increase in the death toll was given by the traditional ruler of Ahoada, Eze P. C. Ihua Maduenyi, the Eze Ahoada III.