Nigeria Islamists slaughter 10 Christians in north
KANO, Nigeria — Ten Christians had their throats slit and militants killed two police officers during attacks on churches and border posts in a fresh wave of violence in northern Nigeria, officials reported Sunday.
The Islamist group Boko Haram was thought to be behind the slaughter of the Christians late on Saturday in the northern town of Chibok, local officials said."The attackers came in around 9:00 pm chanting 'Allahu Akbar', which made us suspect they are Boko Haram," said a local government official on condition of anonymity. Add a comment
FG, Boko Haram hold secret talks in Senegal
The Federal Government and fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, held a secret meeting in Senegal a few weeks ago in a bid to end the terrorism onslaught against the country, media authoritatively reports.
The governments of Mali and Senegal played significant roles in the peace talks with officials of the two West African countries serving as mediators during the negotiations, our correspondent learnt.
Mali and Senegal have majority Muslim populations and also have mainstream Islamic groups with strong ties to religious groups in Northern Nigeria.Add a comment
Jonathan Condoles With Buhari Over Daughter's Death
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) on the death of his eldest daughter, Zulaihatu yesterday.
Also yesterday, the Northern Governors Forum commiserated with the former Head of State.In a condolence letter to General Buhari, President Jonathan prayed that God Almighty would comfort him, and grant him and members of his family succour from the pain of losing a beloved child who has been nurtured and raised to adulthood. Add a comment
Sanusi Makes U-Turn, Says He Called For Sack of Political Appointees Not Civil Servants
The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has lashed out on those calling for his sack over his purported statement that the federal government should reduce the work force in the country.Speaking to Channels Television’s correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, in London at the end of the 13th session of the Honorary International Investors council meeting, Mr Sanusi said that those calling for his sack “are shying away from the reality of the time”. Add a comment
The Minister of Labour, Chief Chukwuemeka Wogu, yesterday told Nigerian workers not to be worried over the call on the government by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to cut the nation’s workforce by half to help sustain economy. Sanusi had argued that the country was spending too much money on a negligible percentage of the population to the detriment of the overwhelming majority.
Wogu, who made the call at the 8th National Labour Relations Summit and Fellowship Award, with the theme, ‘Social Policy, Labour Relations and the Transformation Agenda: Extending Social Protection In Nigeria’, assured the workers that the federal government would rather create more jobs for Nigerians than sack workers.The House of Representatives also raised objections to Sanusi’s suggestion for a reduction in the number of lawmakers in National Assembly to save cost. Add a comment
General Buhari loses First daughter
Zulai Buhari, the first daughter of former Nigerian head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has died.
Media learnt Ms. Buhari died earlier today from sickle cell anemia, a source disclosed that she developed complications after having a baby two days ago Chasel Hospital, private clinic in Ungwar Sarki area of Kaduna.
Today she passed away despite effort save her. However, the new born baby is healthy and doing well.
Zulai's father General Buhari has been a candidate in several of Nigeria's presidential elections. Saharareporters contacted associates of the general who confirmed news of his bereavement, they said Zulai will be buried soon according to islamic rites.
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