A total of 171 Nigerian female pilgrims were deported to the country yesterday from Saudi Arabia through the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. Some wept openly as they disembarked from the flight. Some of the pilgrims covered their faces shortly after they were conveyed through the “Arrival” hall of the airport’s Hajj wing. They looked frail and tired.
The deported pilgrims were returned on board Max Air at exactly 4:55pm. Most of them complained of ill-treatment and rejection.The female pilgrims were brought back to the country due to what the Saudi authorities said was “their inability to come along with their male guardians”. Add a comment
FG Gives Saudi Arabia 24 hours To Renege Position On Detained Nigerian Pilgrims
The Nigerian Government has just this evening, given the Saudi authorities 24 hours to renege on their detention of over 1000 Nigerian female pilgrims at the Saudi airport in Jeddah.
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Despite Owning Julius Berger, Babangida is Soon to Own Part of PHCN!
Only recently, NaijaPundit brought you an exclusive Wikileaks documents which gave unchallenged details that former Nigerian military strongman, Ibrahim Babangida, partially owns the German Staffed engineering and construction company, Julius Berger (click here for the Wikileaks document). Apparently not satisfied with that, Babangida who is rumored to have interests in the Mike Adenuga owned Globacom yesterday emerged as the successful bidder for the Shiroro Power Plant with an offer of $111.7 million as fixed annual fees and $236.8 million as commencement fees. North-South Power, the consortium through which Babangida bided for the Shiroro Power Plant was actually unopposed in its bid. Add a comment
On The Track Of Jonathan’s Ministers
Amidst growing criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, office of the Special Adviser, Research, Documentation and Strategy documents the performances of the government in a book, Sure and Steady Transformation, Akeem Lasisi writes.That many people have criticised the president on various issues is no more news. Many of these border on the performance of his administration. While the President has even openly acknowledged this, the office that, many people believe, is at the centre of the government’s brain, Research, Documentation and Strategy, has responded in a strategic way. Add a comment
Tension In Adamawa: Boko Haram Chief Killed, 156 Arrested
Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State
Security agents made another major breakthrough yesterday with the killing of a top suspected member of the insurgent group Boko Haram and the arrest of 156 others in Mubi, Adamawa State.
Mubi, which is about an hour’s drive from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, and one-and-a-half hour’s drive from Damaturu in Yobe State, both focal points of Boko Haram activities, is a major base of the Boko Haram in Adamawa State.Operatives of the special security squad, “Operation Restore Sanity”, made the arrest during a raid on the insurgents’ hideout in Mubi which led to a gun battle with the terrorists in which one of the Boko Haram key commanders, believed to be Abubakar Yola, alias Abu Jihad, was killed. Add a comment
Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, yesterday condemned last Sunday’s suicide bombing at St John’s Catholic Church in Bauchi State, which killed three and injured over 43, saying it was a threat to peaceful co-existence and aimed at igniting a religious war.
“Our country is today passing through a bitter and bloody experience of insurgency and sectarian violence. Our unity as a people and as a country is threatened. Our freedom and democracy is also under threat.“It is an act of savagery of the most unfathomable nature to maim and kill worshipers on a day which is globally recognized as one in which neighbours should extend their hands of fellowship to believers and non-believers in their faith. Such an act is even unacceptable on any day anywhere in any civilized society the world over,” he stated. Add a comment
PhotoNews: Even Children Protest Anti-Islam Video, But No One Protests Church Killings!
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