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Jonathan visits Maiduguri, 275 days after Chibok girls kidnapped

President Goodluck Jonathan (r) being received by Gov. Kashim Shetima during the President's official visit to  Borno and Yobe states in Maiduguri on Thursday, 7 March, 2013

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday made a surprise visit to the troubled northeast, which is in the grip of escalating Boko Haram violence that threatens next month’s election. An AFP reporter in the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, said the president arrived in the city shortly before 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) and was met at […]

Why God Is Punishing Nigeria With Bad Leaders

Imam Abdulrahman Ahmad

Eromosele Ebhomele The bad leadership being witnessed in Nigeria at the moment is the direct consequence of the disobedience of Nigerians, both followers and prospective leaders, to God, the Chief Missioner of Ansar-ur-deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abd’Rahman Ahmad, has said. Sheikh Ahmad, who was the guest lecturer at the Prayer for the Nation 2015 […]

Massacre by Boko Haram ‘crime against humanity’, says Kerry

United States Secretary of State, John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that massacres in two Nigerian towns by the “evil” Islamist group Boko Haram this month constituted a “crime against humanity”. “What they have done with respect to the slaughter recently is a crime against humanity nothing less,” Kerry told a news conference during a visit to Bulgaria. […]

Boko Haram ‘killed woman in labour’ – Amnesty

Border town of Baga has been floored by recent Boko Haram attacks

Boko Haram fighters killed a woman as she was in labour during what is feared could be the deadliest attack in the militants’ six-year insurgency, Amnesty International claimed on Thursday. The human rights group said one witness to the assault on Baga, on the shores of Lake Chad in northeast Nigeria, told them the woman […]

You can’t divide Bayelsa, like you did Rivers, youths warn Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan, wife of the president:

A group of concerned youths in Bayelsa State under the auspices of Bayelsa Youth Vanguard has threatened to disrupt the re-election rally of President Goodluck Jonathan slated for 5 February in Yenagoa, the state capital, if the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan attended. The organisation therefore warned her not to accompany her husband […]

Muhammadu Buhari is Nigeria’s best luck, says Aregbesola

R-L: General Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

The Buhari campaign for Nigeria’s presidency moved to Osogbo, capital of the state of Osun today, with the party treated to a rousing welcome by an extremely large crowd. Present at the rally were national leader of the party, John Oyegun; the director general for Buhari’s campaign organisation, Governor Rotimi Amaechi; former governor of Ekiti […]

2015: Jonathan, Buhari, others agree to peace deal

L-R: General Muhammadu Buhari, President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Mu'azu and Chief John Oyegun

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday signed the Abuja Accord, a document in which all presidential candidates for the 2015 election pledged to shun words that could incite violence before, during and after the elections. Jonathan signed the document alongside Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and 10 other presidential candidates vying for Nigeria’s number one seat. Some of […]

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