Liberian woman hangs self in Lagos
Confusion brokeout at Bankole Street, Isheri-Oke, Lagos, on Friday morning when residents woke up to discover that a woman was hanging from a tree.
The woman, popularly called Kate, was found dead in a black sweater and orange skirt under a pear tree. Read more
Anglican members want demolished church rebuilt
Just as the special committee set up by the Anambra State government to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the conflict that erupted between the Diocese of the Niger, the Anglican Communion and the Nkwelle Ezunaka community, leading to the demolition of a church building, the Bishops of Niger Province, Anglican Communion has demanded the rebuilding of the demolished church by the Anambra State government. Read more
Presidency sets up C’ttee to monitor activities of pro-Jonathan groups
AS part of moves to check and curtail the activities of all Pro- Jonathan groups presently rooting for President Goodluck Jonathan’s second bid, the presidency disclosed yesterday that it has set up a committee to do content analysis of all the groups.
According to the presidency, the move was among others designed to monitor their activities. Read more
A’Ibom clears air on delay of workers’ salaries
The Akwa Ibom State Government has cleared the air on misconception over the delay in payment of workers’ salaries and other entitlements.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Elder Nse Ekefre, who made the explanation on Friday while interacting with executive members of NLC /TUC Youth wing who called on him in his office, said the welfare of public servants was the priority of government. Read more
Ebola hospital workers down tools over pay in Sierra Leone
Local workers have gone on strike in an overcrowded Ebola ward at a major district hospital in Sierra Leone’s disease-stricken east over claims the government is failing to pay them.
Up to 80 workers crowded the entrance compound to the hospital on Friday, deserting their posts and bringing operations at the Ebola treatment ward to a standstill. The workers were peaceful but frustrated. Read more
Secret Intelligence Report Links Ex-Governor Sheriff, Chad President to Boko Haram Sponsorship
New facts showing stronger links between former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, and the Boko Haram sect have emerged, further fuelling suggestions the ex-governor is a major financier of the terrorist sect.
Intelligence insights obtained in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Abuja show dated communications between field officers and the velvet ranks of Nigeria’s military chronicling Mr. Sheriff’s involvement in promoting the growth of the sect. Read more
Three dead, 24 injured in Pakistan car bombing
A car bomb has exploded in a bazaar in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding 24 others, police officials said.
Saturday’s attack took place when a vehicle carrying security forces was passing through a bazaar near Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, senior police officer Abdur Razzak Cheema said. Read more
I’m ready to return to Edo Assembly – Jega
Abas Momoh Jega, a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, has stated that he was desirous of returning to the hallowed chambers to continue the good work he was stopped from completing when he lost his seat in the 2007 elections.
He disclosed that he contributed to the state’s growth by ensuring the availability of fertilizers to farmers in the state in his capacity as chairman of the House committee on agriculture. Read more
Army Moves to Turn Tide Against Boko Haram, Kills 100 in Konduga
Determined to turn the tide against the terrorists Boko Haram, the Nigerian Army yesterday inflicted heavy casualty on the sect fighters who attempted to capture Konduga, a strategic town just about 35km to Maiduguri, killing over 100 and halting their match to Maiduguri. Read more