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Cameroon sacks 2 army chiefs after Boko Haram raids

President Paul Biya: sacks two army commanders

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Tuesday dismissed two senior army officers in the country’s far north following Boko Haram attacks in which at least seven people were killed and the wife of vice prime minister, Amadou Ali was kidnapped. Militants of the Nigerian Islamist group seized the wife of Amadou Ali and killed at least […]

Breaking news: Nigeria’s teenage gold medalist fails dope test

Chika Amalaha: fails drug test

Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha, at 16 the youngest female weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, has failed a doping test, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said on Tuesday. She failed an in-competition test after winning the women’s 53kg competition on Friday, testing positive for banned diuretics and masking agents. Amalaha has been provisionally […]

Nasir El-Rufai Loses Son To Auto Crash

Nasir El-rufai: loses son in auto-crash

Jamiu Yisa Former Nigerian Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai has lost his son to a car crash, the second child to die in three years. Hamza El-Rufai died on the morning of Tuesday, 29th July, 2014, a day after the Eid-el-Fitri celebration, in Abuja. El-Rufai himself broke the unfortunate news […]

Tinubu predicts ugly end for PDP

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

A former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress,  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has predicted an end for the rival PDP in Nigeria, saying “The sun sets soon for the PDP and the party’s end will be ugly” In a Facebook posting on Monday by Sunday Dare, Tinubu’s media aide, Tinubu […]

In Pictures: Boko Haram keeps Abuja residents indoors

An armoured tank stationed at the Millenium Park in Abuja

Many residents of Abuja, the Nigerian capital stayed indoors Monday, avoiding usually boisterous, crowded places, such as the Eid praying ground and the Millenium Park. Few people showed up at the Park on Monday, a place usually jam-packed by residents during holidays .Even the Eid praying ground did not have too many people. At the […]

Boko Haram terror: Kano cancels Eid festivities

Lamido Sanusi Lamido:  Emir of Kano

Kano, Nigeria’s biggest northern city has cancelled Eid festivities marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after a deadly church bombing and a female suicide bomber’s attempt to attack a university, an official said Sunday. There was also a vehicle laden with explosives that was discovered at Isyaku Rabiu Mosque, which would […]

News Analysis: Police save Kano from multiple bombing plots

Kano State Commissioner of Police in the State, Adenrele Shinaba showing a white Peugeot laden with explosives

But for the vigilance of Nigerian policemen, many people would have died today if terrorists had succeeded in their plans to bomb the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on several fronts. Though the bombing of the Catholic Church in Sabon Gari succeeded, claiming five lives, the attack would have been a child’s play if a […]

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