Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Army arrests 18 suspected Fulani Herdsmen with arms


Soldiers from the One Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna have arrested about 18 suspected Fulani herdsmen and recovered several arms including AK47 rifles from them.
The suspects were arrested in Laduga village, a Fulani settlement in Kachia Local Government Area in the southern part of Kaduna State.
The army stormed the village in the early hours of Sunday following a

Adichie wins US National Book Prize


Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won the US National Critics Book Prize for her novel Americanah.

The writer’s work tells the story of a Nigerian woman who moves to the US to pursue a college education.
In 2008, her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, won the UK’s Orange Prize and Purple Hibiscus was longlisted for the Booker Prize four years earlier.
Other category winners for the US honour included Sheri Fink’s book about Hurricane Katrina.
Her account of the patients, staff and families who took shelter in New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital during the devastating storm took the non-fiction prize.
Frank Bidart won the poetry section for his collection Metaphysical Dog, while Amy Wilentz was

Barber, bicycle repairer turned billionaire

Barber, bicycle repairer turned billionaire

 Anybody that knows Chief Peter Ojemen today would hardly believe he started  life as a barber and at some point, a whee-lbarrow and bicycle repairer.Not only does his garage contain cars that are driven by the rich such as the latest models of the Rolls Royce Phantom and Bentley, the princely carriage of the man fondly called Don P are indicators of his success. But refreshingly, it is the businessman‘s kind nature that leaves a lasting impression, not his wealth. In his warm way of speaking to people, Ojemen sounded convincing when he attributed his rise in business to God and his love for creating jobs. Yes, the man who is a

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Kano:Six Drugged To Death During Wedding Ceremony, As Police Arraign Man For Raping Six -Year Old Girl

A wedding ceremony in the northern Nigeria city of Kano turned melancholic at the weekend as six young men between the ages of 19 and 25 drugged themselves to death as Tijani Usman (26) and Hafsat Ibrahim (18) tied the knot.

Also in the ancient commercial city, police on Monday arraigned a 20 year-old man, Sadi Ahmed before a senior magistrate court No 25 sitting in Nomans-Land over an alleged rape of a six years old girl.

The six young men while popping in jubilation over their friends wedding took too many doses of

Helicopters drop arms, food for insurgents —Borno, Yobe elders


Political elders in Borno and Yobe states have raised alarm over the supply of food and medicine to areas known as the stronghold of Boko Haram by some unknown persons.


Indeed the elders alleged that some helicopters drop arms and ammunition, food and medicine to areas known to be strongholds of the insurgents in the North-East.
They said the authorities in the states could not claim ignorance of this development and described it as bad omen if a convoy of about 20 to 30 Toyota Hilux vehicles could move freely without being detected despite the curfew in place.
The elders, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, also asked the government to provide answers to the attack on the Maiduguri Air Force Base by members of the Boko Haram sect, who

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