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Hospitals seek blood donors for bomb victims

Jonathan visits the injured at the Asokoro General Hospital. NAN photo

Thirteen hospitals in Abuja treating 126 injured victims of the twin bombing at a bus terminus in Nyanya, Abuja on Monday are in search of generous blood donors. Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, appealed to Nigerians to donate blood to the victims, saying blood shortage was the greatest challenge being faced […]

Maku condemns media coverage of Abuja bombings

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Nigeria’s minister of information, Labaran Maku has described as “unethical, unprofessional and insensitive’’, the manner some sections of the media presented the gory scenes of the Abuja bombing to the public. Maku, a former journalist spoke after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. The meeting was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the […]

Jonathan summons emergency security council meeting

•President Goodluck Jonathan: summons security council meeting

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the growing terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria. Those expected at the meeting include Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal […]

Shettima offers N50m reward to save kidnapped school girls

Governor Kashim Shettima: offers N50m reward

Governor Kashim Shettima of the beleaguered Borno state, in northeast Nigeria has offered 50 million naira ($300,000, 215,000 euros) reward to anyone with information that leads to the rescue of over 100 school girls kidnapped Monday evening by Boko Haram gunmen in Chibok. Shettima made the offer today in Maiduguri, when he spoke with journalists, […]

Troops pursue Boko Haram kidnappers of school girls

Shekau:his men staged the kidnap

Nigerian soldiers are on the trail of Boko Haram gunmen who kidnapped about 100 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno state. The gunmen stormed the Government Girls Secondary School after sundown on Monday, torching several buildings before opening fire on security forces guarding the school. A senior security source, said troops had tracked […]

6,000 Soldiers, Cops To Guard World Economic Forum Delegates

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The World Economic Forum on Tuesday said its Africa summit will be held in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, next month despite a bomb attack on the outskirts of the city that killed at least 71 people, reports AFP. The forum said it was putting in place unprecedented security measures to protect delegates in Abuja, adding that […]

15 Out Of 100 Kidnapped Girls Escape

•Secondary school girls in northern Nigeria. Photo... Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Reports say 15 out the 100 schoolgirls kidnapped Monday evening by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists from a school in northeast Nigeria have escaped from the custody of their abductors. The reports said the girls fled when a truck conveying them to Boko Haram camp broke down on the way. The lucky girls reportedly jumped […]

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