Two dons, thirteen others feared killed in BUK bombing

Two dons, thirteen others feared killed in BUK bombing

At least fifteen people including two university professors are feared dead in a gun and bomb attack at the Bayero University, in the Northern city of Kano on Sunday. The multiple blasts that rocked St Stephen Catholic Chaplain, Bayero University, Kano was believed to have claimed the lives of Prof Ayodele of the Chemistry Department […]

ICC convicts Charles Taylor for war crimes

ICC convicts Charles Taylor for war crimes

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was today found guilty of sponsoring brutal rebel groups in neighbouring Sierra Leone’s civil war. The charismatic war lord-turned elected president was judged to have funnelled arms, ammunition and even mining equipment to rebels in return for blood diamonds and power in the volatile West African region. The 64-year-old was […]

Three newspapers hit in terrorist bombing

Three newspapers hit in terrorist bombing

The offices of ThisDay Newspapers in Abuja and those of Daily Sun, The Moment and ThisDay in Kaduna were all hit in what appeared to have been well-coordinated bomb attacks.   Though there was no official casualty figure available as at 8.00 pm Thursday, unofficial figures ranged from 10 to 40.   Thursday’s attack is […]

Boko Haram: Police recovers explosives

Boko Haram: Police recovers explosives

The Kano State Police command has recovered three bags containing explosive substances allegedly used in the manufacture of Improvised Explosive Devices (EIDs). The discovery of the explosive substances came just days after the Joint Task Force (JTF) raided a bomb factory believed to belong to the dreaded Boko Haram militant group.   Kano State Commissioner […]

Fare disparity: FG halts plan to ban foreign airlines

Fare disparity: FG halts plan to ban foreign airlines

The Federal Government has withdrawn its threat to ban foreign airlines over fare disparity to allow conclusion of investigation into the matter.   Government had threatened to ban the airlines by Wednesday should they fail to adjust their fares to tally with those charged in other countries in West Africa, especially Ghana.   A statement […]

Subsidy fraud: House wants Aganga, Mukhtar, others tried

Subsidy fraud: House wants Aganga, Mukhtar, others tried

Former Ministers of Finance, Mr. Mansur Mukhtar (2009–2010) Mr. Olusegun Aganga (2010–June, 2011), who is now Minister of Trade and Investment and the Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe may be investigated and prosecuted if the recommendation of the House of Representatives is adopted by the Federal Government.   Following the conclusion of the debate of […]

Breaking News: Bomb Explosion Hits THISDAY Abuja Office

Breaking News: Bomb Explosion Hits THISDAY Abuja Office

An explosion has torn through the THISDAY Newspaper’s office in Abuja, located at the Jabi District of the city. The incident, which occurred at about 20 Minutes ago sent the whole of ever busy district in confusion with people scampering for safety. The explosion sank the whole office building which is located opposite the main […]

Senate seeks dedicated power line to airport

Senate seeks dedicated power line to airport

The Senate on Tuesday has ordered the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to immediately dedicate a power line to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senate’s order was made in response to frequent embarrassing power outages at the airport, the latest being last Saturday, during which passengers of British Airways flight were unable […]

Boko Haram: Bomb factory closed

Boko Haram: Bomb factory closed

The Nigerian military on Tuesday raided another bomb factory in the suburb of Kano. The property is located in Haye Hotoron Arewa, Nassarawa Local Government Area. The Spokesman of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF), Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha, who broke the news to journalists on Tuesday said the military raided the house in the early […]

Senate halts liquidation of NITEL, Mtel

Senate halts liquidation of NITEL, Mtel

The Senate has suspended the guided liquidation of the Nigeria Telecommunication (NITEL) and its Mobile Telecommunication (MTEL). The Senate’s position follows an earlier House of Representatives directive that the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) should suspend the planned liquidation of the two companies until investigations into the matter […]