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8 months ago

Female suicide bombers kill dozens in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.

A third woman bomber was arrested and has given officials information about other planned bombings that helped them increase security at the camp, said an official of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency.

Some 78 people are being treated for wounds from the twin explosions that occurred Tuesday morning in a camp of some 50,000 people driven from their homes by the Boko Haram Islamic uprising, according to health workers in Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria and birthplace of Boko Haram. They spoke on condition of anonymity as did rescue officials who said they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

The emergency management official said 51 bodies were buried Wednesday in Dikwa, the scene Nigerian of the carnage 53 miles northeast of Maiduguri. Health workers said five bodies were brought to the main hospital in Maiduguri. The officials said poor cell phone service delayed news of the attack.

Boko Haram's 6-year-old Islamic insurgency has killed 20,000 people, made 2.5 million homeless and spread across Nigeria's borders.

Gov. Midjiyawa Bakari of neighboring Cameroon's Far North province said two suicide bombers believed to have come from Nigeria on Wednesday killed 10 people and injured 40 attending a wake in a border village, including children. Attacks in Chad and Niger also are blamed on Boko Haram.

Since troops from Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon last year drove the Islamic extremists from towns and villages where they had announced an Islamic caliphate and ruled with their strict interpretation of Islamic law, the insurgents have taken to attacking soft targets such as mosques and market places where many people gather.

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8 months ago

Nigerian parents say 234 schoolgirls kidnapped by extremists

CHIBOK, Nigeria - Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.

The higher figure came out a week after the kidnappings when the Borno state governor insisted a military escort take him to the town. Parents told the governor that officials would not listen to them when they drew up their list of names of missing children and the total re

11 months ago

Obasanjo bags MA degree, graduate next week with 5,000 others at NOUN convocation

NOUN to install Igwe Chikezie Agubuzu as first Chancellor

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is among over 5,000 students that would be graduating from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). He would be conferred with MA degree in Christian Theology.

The MA degree is under the School of Arts and Social Sciences and Obasanjo studied at NOUN Abeokuta study centre. His two are supervisors, Prof Isaac Ayegboyin, Head of Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan and Dr. Philip Tachin, lecturer in Systemic Theology Department.

Attempt by Saturday Sun to get the title of Obasanjos MA project proved abortive but it was learnt that the former President conclu

11 months ago

Dozens Killed In Nigeria As Mosque, Market Bombed

ABUJA, July 23 (Reuters) - The death toll from multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe on Wednesday has risen to 37, with 105 others injured, a Red Cross official said on Thursday.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the hallmarks of the Islamist group Boko Haram, which has killed thousands of people in the last six years as it tried to establish a caliphate in the northeast.

The first bomb, which exploded around 7 p.m. (1800 GMT), was detonated by a suspected suicide bomber at a mosque at Dadin Kowa motorpark as people gathered to pray, two witnesses said.

Another two blasts occurred at the gate of the major Duku bus station and a small market nearby.

"Twin explosions.... led to 37 dead, and 105 injured are currently receiving treatment at the specialist hospital and Federal Medical Center, Gombe," said a Red Cross official.

At least 50 people were killed in two bombings at a market in the same city last Friday.

The bombings on Wednesday were the latest in a string of attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants in the last few weeks in the northeast of Africa most populous nation, which has the continent's biggest economy.

Attacks have also been carried out in neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

Two suicide bomb attacks killed at least 13 people and injured 32 others in northern Cameroon on Wednesday. (Reporting by Isaac Abrak in Abuja, additional reporting by Ardo Abdallah in Bauchi and Lanre Ola in Maiduguri; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram, editing by Larry King)

1 year ago

Nigeria makes history in presidential election

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria's aviation minister says President Goodluck Jonathan has called challenger Muhammadu Buhari to concede and congratulate him on his electoral victory. This paves the way for a peaceful transfer of power in Africa's richest and most populous nation.

Celebrations erupted all over Buhari's strongholds in northern Nigeria and around Buhari's campaign headquarters in Abuja. Cars honked and people waved brooms in the air - a symbol of Buhari's campaign promise to sweep out Nigeria's endemic corruption.

Jonathan called Buhari, 72, to congratulate him Tuesday evening, thus conceding defeat, Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka told The Associated Press. Chidoka is c

1 year ago

Gross Abuse - CNN iReport

The pregnant woman in this footage would have never in her wildest dream believed what befell her on the 5th of September, 2008.

This is a scene from Funsho Williams way (former Western Avenue), in Lagos, Nigeria - where else? The woman had been assaulted by a traffic official popularly called "LASTMA".

We all know that absolute power corrupts absolutely but in order to check this gross disrespect for life and indeed the rule of law, stiff measures need to be taken at this and all manner of recklessness FAST!

It is high time public office holders and indeed the government knew the true meaning of service.

1 year ago

Meet Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Architect of Modern Lagos

Meet Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Architect of Modern Lagos......

Lagos the center of excellence was created in 1967, from the colony province and the Lagos federal territory as an island Lagos state is situated in a very vantage position being a major access point to the Atlantic Ocean.

This gives it a very strong commercial value, because of the sea ports and its strategic importance to the military. The government of Lagos as the manager of these verse resources and so its rapid development is crucial to its very diverse people, Lagosians

1 year ago

Linda Ikeji brand new luxurious Banana Island home in Ikoyi Lagos state.

My name is miss linda ikeji . I am a blogger. The blogger'm 35 years old and I've never...never ever in my life slept with a man for cash. Not only have I never done it, I have not even considered it...and here I'm with a house that cost me over half a billion naira.

Listen, you're amazing and you are more powerful than you know. There is certainly nothing if you set your mind to it, put your heart and soul into it, you can't reach.

Up until five years ago, I was a struggling entrepreneur. The blogger can not tell you how many offices

1 year ago

Melinda Ikeji brand new luxury Banana Island house in Ikoyi Lagos state.

My name is ikeji linda . I'm a blogger. I'm 35 years old and I've never...never ever in my life slept with a guy for money. Not only have I never done it, I have not ever even contemplated it...and here I'm with a house that cost me over half a billion naira.

Listen, you're not ugly and you're stronger than you know. There is absolutely nothing if you set your mind to it, put your heart and soul into it you can't attain.

Up until five years back, I was a struggling entrepreneur. I can not tell you how many offices in this Lagos I sat in for hours waiting to see people who could support my company...but mos

1 year ago

Ms.Linda Ikeji Known Nigerian Blogger

Entrepreneur and controversial writer are among the countless talents that best describe the Nigerian blogger. Born in 1980, September 19th, Linda Ikeji continues to make waves in media with her no nonsense attitude and modern strategy directed at connecting with her audience, expressing the facts, and exploring the hottest business trends. Having been recognized as a true force to compete with, the well known publisher has lately concentrated on the creation of her fashion and lifestyle blog.

Linda was born and raised in South Eastern Nigeria in the town of Imo State within a strong catholic home. It was during this interval that she was working as a server and worked as a model owing to her knowledge in fashion and lifestyle trends.

With her fearless attitude and openness to inform the public of a wide variety of styles to private events and shocking news stories from healthful living and trend, Linda Ikeji has become a famous blogger. Her platforms extend from her regular blog to social media supplying upgrades on real life events using a powerful passion for governmental issues. The blogger was described as focusing on remarkable reports and issuing publications which have got her in hot water.

It was in 2006 that her blogging career soon got tremendous interest and began. The honest and no nonsense style of writing frequently cause dramatic publications and controversy. This consists of content issued about famous stars Richard Mofe Damijo, Funke Akindele, and Djimon Honsou who expressed dissatisfaction and defamation at the time.

You CAn't keep a great thing down while the site was shut down in October 2014, and shortly the writer was up and running an only 2 days later. The reason for the downtime was clarified by an internet representative, who expressed concerned at policy breaches. This contained the nature of the content published that could prove harmful for its so called casualties.

The former model was honoured at NBA service or the Nigeria Blog Award in 2013. It was here that she received recognition as being the greatest entertainment blog.

The skilled writer and former model is followed by thousands of supporters on social media. She stays updated on the hottest style trends, but in addition government policies and shocking real life reports with headlines and graphical posts. With an impressive following, Ikeji has demonstrated the she is a force to contend with in the media industry.