Many injured in suicide bombing outside Gombe Church

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According to Punch, several people were injured on Thursday outside an evangelical church in Gombe, the Gombe State capital, when a suicide bomber set off his explosive vest amid the country’s ongoing battle against an Islamist insurgency. “There was an explosion outside the ECWA church this morning. A suicide bomber who was restrained from getting […]

Igbo will vote for Jonathan -Ohanaeze

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As Nigerians prepare for this year’s general elections, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has explained why it would vote for President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Against Major General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC). The position of the group, was disclosed on Wednesday by the chairman of […]

S. Africa’s President Zuma hints at 5th wife

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According to AFP, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has hinted he may be ready to take a fifth wife to accompany him through old age, the daily newspaper The Star said Wednesday. During a visit to a Durban township Tuesday in KwaZulu-Natal, the 72-year-old said in Zulu “Angakayakhi indlu yokugugela… laba ngisabathathile nje” (I do […]

Interim Government for Nigeria, Negotiated by the “International Community”? –Fubara David-West

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Interim Government for Nigeria, Negotiated by the “International Community”? By Fubara David-West The Nigerian elections of 2015 are almost here. Happy new year, to you Nigeria and Nigerians, for making it to this point, without a major national crisis. The continuing existential threat to the country, from the criminally insane Boko Haram, together with all […]

Three worst States to be a government worker in Nigeria

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has identified Benue, Plateau and Osun as the worst states in terms of payment of workers’ salaries. NLC President, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, in his New Year message to Nigerian workers released yesterday in Abuja said that while most states and the federal government are owing workers, Benue, Plateau and Osun […]

Electricity sector begins contract-based operations

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According to The Guardian, beginning from Thursday, the power sector would enter a landmark stage, as operators in the power sector would now be held more liable for failure to deliver on their contracts. This is as government would officially declare the activation of a contract based electricity trading era. All the Power Purchase Agreements […]

New Year’s Eve stampede kills 36 in Shanghai

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According to AP, people unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in Shanghai’s historic waterfront area killed 36 people in the worst disaster to hit one of China’s showcase cities in recent years. The Shanghai government said 47 others received hospital treatment, […]