Monday, 30 April 2012


Nicki Minaj deactivated her Twitter account just over one week ago. During her current press run in the U-K, she admits that she's still pondering if or when she will get back on the social media site. In an interview with Graham Norton, Nicki explained that one of the many personalities in her head told her to quit Twitter. Norton specifically asked when she planned to get back on her timeline, but she wouldn't confirm anything, telling him,
"I don't know yet, I'm thinking about it. I miss my Barbz, please bear with me."

 "A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that's what I did. I had 11-million followers and I hope they will wait for me

Bomb Explosion Rocks Ministry Of Finance Building In Taraba State

Militants have just bombed the state government ministry of Finance in Jalingo, Taraba state as terror campaign spreads in Nigeria's north. Details and pictures coming soon.....UPDATE:
Mr Umar Waziri, the Red Cross Information Coordinator in Taraba, has confirmed that 11 people died in the bomb attack at the premises of the state Ministry of Finance in Jalingo on Monday.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Multiple Explosion rocks Bayero University Kano. Chapel Bombed.

UPDATE 4: Main gate to old site cordoned off by soldiers.Witnesses say they first attacked soldiers on guard before bombing. Uncomfirmed reports say two professors are among the casualties
UPDATE 3: Witnesses say JTF has driven away in two pick-up vans filled with corpses, and wounded
UPDATE 2: A Kano resident sent us this: "I wasn't there but I know of the first place they went to in BUK! There is a Federal Government-assisted IT infrastructure site inside BUK old site that they first went to. They told the legionnaires guarding that they were there to bomb the building because it belonged to the Federal Government."

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Kidnappers kill 16yr-old daughter of ex-Anambra lawmaker

Kidnappers on Friday at Onitsha shot and killed Chisom, a 16-year-old daughter of a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Chief Anthony Ezechi Nwoye, while attempting to kidnap his wife, Vero.

The incident happened at the popular Borromeo Roundabout, Onitsha, where the five-man gang blocked their victims in their Mercedes Benz 190.

Friday, 27 April 2012

"I am only Engaged to My Career" -Karen Igho Denies Engagement Rumour

BBA Winner karen Igho has denied engagement rumour that spread like wildfire on blogs and social media.
   Speaking through her publicist, Karen says she has  followed with intrigue in the past few days, rumours and gist circulating her supposed 'Engagement to a Mystery man' following her tweets on Twitter....(if you missed her tweets, read it HERE) continue to read her press release.

I Killed My Girlfriend Over Abortion Money, Man Tells Police.

Jim Zaccheus, the 27-year old security guard who allegedly killed his girlfriend, Miss Peace Mathias and buried her corpse in shallow grave in his room at Elechi Beach Waterfront, Mile One, Diobu in Port Harcourt, southsouth Nigeria, said he killed her over abortion money and blamed the devil for his action.

Zaccheus was arraigned before Mrs. D.N. Wanjoku, who ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody for lack of jurisdiction of the Magistrate's Court to adjudicate on matter.
The magistrate said since the court lacked the legal powers to hear the case, the suspect could approach the High Court for bail.

Kidnappers Want N50m For Catholic Priest

Kidnappers of a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Nwika Gbinu have demanded a N50 million ransom for the man of God to regain his freedom, after spending four days in their den.
Rev. Nwika was reportedly kidnapped at about 2 a.m. on Monday at his residence at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Onne in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, Southsouth Nigeria.

ThisDay Owner Unmoved By Boko Haram Attack.

Billionaire founder of ThisDay newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena has condemned the bombing of the Abuja and Kaduna offices of his company on Thursday, saying he can never be cowed by the dreaded Boko Haram sect members. The militant sect on Thursday night claimed responsibility for the attack.

Obaigbena, while reacting to the sect members' attack, said he was unmoved by their bombings and threats on his company, declaring that life must go on. Speaking at the ongoing South-South Economic Summit in Nigeria on Friday, the business mogul told a large audience including governors and security experts that no amount of bombing by any terrorist group can rob him of his social life...(read the news on the Bomb blast HERE and Boko Haram's statement on why it was bombed HERE.) Meanwhile continue reading.

U.S. denounces attacks on media houses

The United States on Thursday condemned violence against offices of Nigerian newspapers that killed eight people, saying that the attacks targeted "free speech itself."

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that it was up to Nigeria to determine the culprits of the attacks but voiced solidarity with concerns about Boko Haram, an Islamist group that has purportedly threatened media.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing

SaharaReporters just learnt that a series of explosions rocked the campus of Gombe State University late this evening (Nigerian time).

A source who lives close to the university told SaharaReporters that the explosions occurred around 8 p.m. (Nigerian time), adding that the explosions appeared to be at or near the university’s administrative block.

Court jails monarch for marrying subject’s wife

CUSTODIANS of the law who turn to breach it may not always go free as an upper Area High Court sitting in Buruku, Benue State and presided over by Acting Sole Judge, Mrs. Kpadoo Chia, has sentenced the District Head of Mbalaagh in Buruku Local Council Area, Zaki Toryila Nyitse, to three months’ imprisonment for marrying another man’s wife.

Boko Haram Spokesperson: Why We Attacked THISDAY Newspaper Offices-PREMIUM TIMES

The extremist sect, while claiming responsibility for Thursday's attacks, says more bombings are coming the way of the media. The Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, says it attacked THISDAY Thursday to send a strong message to the media that it would no longer condone reports misrepresenting it in the press, or blaming it for acts it knows nothing about.

Outrage as Egypt plans 'farewell intercourse law' so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six hours after their death

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. The subject of a husband having sex with his dead wife arose in May 2011 when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death.

Plagiarism: I did not write my speech, CBN did, say Sanusi

Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, wednesday, denied allegation that he copied the research work of a United States based Nigerian Professor, Victor E. Dike and presented it as his own ideas at a public lecture he delivered in Edo state on November 26, 2010.

Sanusi who refuted the allegation via a press statement that was issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,  Wednesday  insisted that he did not write the said paper that culminated to the lawsuit currently pending before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court....Read the story HERE if you missed it. Meanwhile continue.

Olaniyi Jones, 26 To Face Extradition To The US For $3.2million Payroll Theft

26 year old Olaniyi Jones Makinde is a wanted man in the USA for being part of a 7-man criminal gang that stole $3.2 million from payroll companies and banks between 2009 and 2010, by using fake websites to trick people into giving up their online usernames and passwords.

The other six are: Karlis Karklins, Charles Chidi, Waya Nwaki, Osarhieme Obaygbona, Marvin Dion Hill and Alphonsus Osuala When the activities of his gang was discovered by FBI in 2010, Olaniyi escaped the US and returned to Nigeria. Unfortunately for him, the US police informed the EFCC about his activities in the US and his wanted status there. The EFCC tracked him down in Nigeria and arrested him.

Court: Charles Taylor Responsible for Sierra Leone Crimes.

In a historic ruling, an international court convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday (Today)of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for blood diamonds. Taylor is the first head of state convicted by an international court since the post-World War II Nuremberg military tribunal.

U.S.-based Nigerian leads others in $1.3b acquisition of Edinburgh Airport

The sale complied with an order by the Competition Commission, the United Kingdom's antitrust watchdog, asking that BAA should dispose of either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport. Ogunlesi's GIP saw off stiff opposition from a consortium led by JP Morgan Asset Management's infrastructure fund in landing the deal.

In a statement released on Monday, Ogunlesi, the Chairman and Managing Partner of the $5.64 billion fund managers said: "Edinburgh Airport is a high quality infrastructure asset. Its acquisition is a landmark deal for GIP and represents the first investment by GIP II."

BREAKING NEWS; Thisday Newspaper Complex Utako Abuja Bombed.

One of Nigerian's leading newspaper, THISDAY NEWSPAPER complex was bombed just now...details are still sketchy.

Continue to see more pictures.

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Blast In Kaduna Kills 10 Near Thisday Newspaper's Bureau Offices In Kaduna

A bomb blast near Thisday newspaper's Kaduna office has killed at least 10 people. The attack, a second one on the newspaper today, occured along Kontagora road by Ahmadu Bello way in Kaduna. The suspected bomber was arrested....

N160m heroin abandoned at Lagos Airport

Sniffer dogs of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, yesterday recorded their first major seizure of narcotics after they detected a heroin-laden consignment from Iran.

The brownish substance that tested positive was packed in white transparent polythene and hidden inside metal pipes. The drug, which was industrially packed was brought as cargo on an KLM flight from the Republic of Iran. The estimated street value of the drug in Lagos, Nigeria was about N160 million and could be four times higher in international market said an NDLEA official.

The Agency conducted 100 percent search because of the alert given by the sniffer dogs. A welder was invited to forcefully cut the pipe opened. The effort paid off when the heroin was found. The cargo with Air Waybill number 0747419547 was addressed to one Mr. Nnaemeka Chinedu Joseph of 64, Ladipo Industrial Road, Mushin Lagos.

5 killed, many injured in midnight attack in Plateau.

Five people have been killed in a midnight attack carried out by gunmen on Gwarim village in Rim District of the Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State yesterday. The attack was alleged to have been carried out by Fulani herdsmen.

Member Representing Riyom Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Mr. Daniel Dem, who confirmed the incident gave names of the deceased as Dinnatu Danbwarang (48), Simi Joseph (26), Rose Dalyop (25), Jafates Samuel (four), and Christiana Samuel (seven). He said the dastardly act occurred, while the victims were sleeping. Dem, who spoke in tears described the attack as coward.
He however, appealed to people in the area to remain calm and not take laws into their hands as appropriate measures are been taking to bring to an end, the senseless killings.

Governor Mimiko’s wife assists yam seller to deliver twins at meeting venue

Wife of the Ondo State governor, Mrs. Olukemi Mimiko, yesterday assisted in the delivery of a set of twins at the venue of her monthly 'Gbebiro' programme with community women in Ikare Akoko. A 29-year-old pregnant woman suddenly developed signs of discomfort in the middle of the meeting and Mimiko's wife provided urgent support for her through her mobile health team and a non-governmental organisation, the Maternal Pulse.

The ambulance in the convoy of the governor's wife was driven to the venue and within minutes, Mrs. Ajimo Ogunsusi, a yam seller, was delivered of two babies, a boy and a girl. The woman and her babies were later taken to the state Specialist Hospital, Ikare Akoko for a comprehensive healthcare. Mimiko, who expressed joy at the birth of the twins, attributed the timely intervention to the Safe Motherhood Abiye programme of her husband, which had simplified delivery of pregnant women without stress. She said delivery of babies could now take place inside a tricycle ambulance, boat ambulance and even four-wheel vehicle ambulances.

Killings: Army threatens to overrun Kaduna community

Following recurring killings of innocent civilians and uniformed men in Rigasa Area of Kaduna metropolis, the Nigerian Army has warned that, if the dastardly act does not stop, the entire community would be sacked.

There were reported cases of policemen and civilians being killed by unknown gunmen recently in Rigasa, a predominantly Muslims dominated community. Addressing stakeholders of the community at a peace meeting recently, the Sector Commander, Rigasa Rapid Strike Force, Lt. Colonel Ismail Dapo Oloyede said, the Army was disappointed by the latest happenings after he had rated the place before his boss as peaceful.

Lagos suicide bomb suspect insane – Police

Investigation into the foiled attempt by a  suspected suicide bomber to blow up a Methodist Church, Tuesday, in Ikorodu area of Lagos, indicated, yesterday, that the suspect could be mentally deranged.
The 26-year-old suspect, who gave his name as Olasunkanmi Ismail,was reportedly caught with a suspected combustive substance which he intended planting in the church's premises.
During interrogation by a mob, Olasunkanmi reportedly disclosed that he was sent by an unidentified person to plant the substance— a bottle on which was scribbled 'press in case of emergency'— in the church.

Man Who Beheaded Lover After Sex Hangs Himself In Police Custody

A suspect, Asimiyu Ayantayo, who allegedly beheaded his lover last Thursday, has hanged himself in police custody. He was paraded with his alleged accomplice, Isiaka Akanbi, on Tuesday, in respect of beheading of a middle- aged woman in Ibadan.

After allegedly killing his mistress, Sakirat Emiola, he was accused of beheading her and cut off her two hands.
He was said to have hanged himself with his shirt which was tied to the iron bar of the cell where he was detained. After his parade, he was taken to the police station at Iyaganku.

The murder suspect was said to have killed himself yesterday morning at Iyaganku, Ibadan. Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police Mr. Mohammed Tambari, said all the policemen on  duty at the time would be queried.

You were on the run from the police in London – JJC blasts D’banj

Skillz, who was a part of the JJC & 419 squad (hits including 'Gbao', 'Atide' and 'Kilonsele' and 'We are Africans') and has been acknowledged as one of D'baj's early mentors, has quite a bit to say about the D'banj interview this week. And, as the host of Nigezie's E News, which conducted the interview notes, "It was not nice."

In the D'banj interview, he had mentioned JJC as part of his evolution with Don Jazzy thus: 'People say I'm less talented, I was known as a jester in the JJC squad. I'd make everyone happy and play the mouth organ, but I knew what I wanted. I decided to give Don Jazzy power in 2007 when we realized that after four years, they did not recognize us as a record label. We had signed artistes and done all this work. So we restructured, and restrategized.....if you missed it, you can read it HERE

Skillz is having none of it. He is upset at D'banj saying "we worked for for four years and got nowhere. Why would you be slandering my name?" Noting that the JJC & the 419 squad was "at the top of its game", he shares how he helped D'banj, Kas and other artistes: "I used to pay Don Jazzy a thousand pounds a month."

I am not interested in what D’banj said – Don Jazzy speaks out… again

A couple of days ago D'Banj finally broke his silence over the much talked about Mo Hit's break up. In an exclusive interview with NET Ng, he said: "Don Jazzy was no longer comfortable. You know, we were like fishes out of water, in this new system, starting all over again, like when we returned home in 2004.   I got him a place in the US, set up a studio there, just so he'd be comfortable and be able to work without going to hang around the studios. In one year Jazzy did not make a song. I said, maybe you want to go back to Lagos, you'll get inspiration there?'...You can read Dbanj's interview HERE.

Well, Don Jazzy has now spoken out yet again, this time stressing the need for people to respect his privacy. Ascology News reports that in an exclusive phone interview, he stated that he was not interested in getting into a debate.

Rainstorm destroys 115 houses in Oyo

Residents of Ago-Are in Atisbo and Iseyin local government areas of Oyo State have been rendered homeless following a rainstorm that destroyed about 115 houses on Monday. Though no life was lost in the incident, no fewer than 30 houses collapsed during the rainstorm while the roofs of scores of others were blown off.

The rain that started about  8pm wrecked havoc for than one hour in the affected areas. While counting their losses, Chief Taiwo Fabunmi told Vanguard that property worth millions of naira were destroyed while scores of residents were left homeless.

Calabar monarch chased out of palace

THE paramount ruler of Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River State, Muri Munene Mbukpa, was, yesterday, beaten and chased out of his palace by persons, suspected to be hired thugs, allegedly sponsored by the factional kingmakers (Muris), who are contesting the throne.
Meanwhile, the state Police Command, has rounded up the factional kingmakers, who allegedly sanctioned the sacking of the paramount ruler, after the state government, through the state Security Adviser, Mr. Rekpene Bassey, intervened to maintain peace.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Why Genevieve, Omotola And Ini Edo Were Absent At AMAA

 The eighth edition of the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, held last Sunday night at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos has come and gone.

Nonetheless, tongues have continued to wag concerning the obvious absence of some of Nollywood A-list actors and actresses at the star-studded event that had Hollywood big names like Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Lynn Whitfield (The Josephine Baker Story and Without a Trace), Morris Chestnut (American Horror Story, Boyz in the Hood); Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break, Sons of Anarchy) and Maya Gilbert (General Hospital, Days of Our Lives) in attendance.

52 Nigerians Lose Legal Rights To Stay In UK

Fifty-two Nigerians yesterday lost their legal rights to remain in the United Kingdom. Investigation in London revealed that the arrangement have been concluded for the deportation of the affected Nigerians made up of 41 males and 11 females on a chartered flight yesterday. Mr Muhammed Isa, Head of Immigration Section in the Nigerian High Commission, who confirmed the development, said that already, manifest documenting detailed offences of those to be deported have been forwarded to appropriate authorities in Nigeria. .....sorry all of you but welcome back to Naija....

5 Nigerian Drug Traffickers Arrested In India And Malaysia

A 35-year-old Nigerian, Uche Sylvester, who used to traffic drugs between Mumbai and Delhi, was arrested in the capital and 100 grams of cocaine was recovered from him, the Times of India reported on Sunday.

Sylvester was arrested near the Delhi airport on Thursday while returning from Mumbai, police said on Friday.

Asa’s N700m lesbianism suit resumes hearing on Thursday

The on-going ‘Bukola Elemide & Another VS Dockland Communications Services’ N700m lawsuit between Nigerian soul singer Asa and weekly publication News of the People is set to resume this Thursday, April 26, 2012. On Thursday, February 23, 2012 a Lagos High Court presided by Justice A.J Coker adjourned the case to April 26 (Tomorrow) after the claimants Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide and her manager Janet Nwose were missing in court.

I am quitting acting – Ramsey Nouah

Tracking down this ‘Nollywood’ A-lister was an experience in itself, so much so that by the time I got to meet him, I felt like a soldier who had survived a very long and arduous campaign. The journey coupled with leads from e-mails, text messages and phone calls to well-known industry contacts, finally took me to the ancient city of Ibadan in Oyo state where he was in the process of shooting an epic movie.
However, because we were pressed for time, the following interview was not as all encompassing as i had hope but i had extracted a promise for him for a sequel. In this interview which revealed Ramsey as one who is very guarded about his privacy, the award winning actor talks about the industry, his humble beginnings and projection for the future after ‘Nollywood’. Enjoy…

Beyoncé named People's Most Beautiful Woman 2012.

Beyoncé Knowles has been dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine.
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," say the new mom, whose baby Blue Ivy Carter was born on January 7. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth ... The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word 'love' means something completely different now."
Beyoncé may have received the platitude of most beautiful, but Knowles says that there is someone who is more aesthetically pleasing than herself -- baby Blue Ivy.
"She's just the cutest thing," gushed Beyoncé.
When asked who her daughter resembles more -- herself or her husband Jay-Z -- Beyoncé said, "She looks like Blue. She's her own person."

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: No Custody Fight Ahead

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony want to set things straight about their divorce.
"The parties are working together to reach a friendly resolution that's in the best interest of their children," Lopez's family law attorney Ron Anteau tells PEOPLE.
The statement follows a report that Anthony, 43, was seeking to find out whether Lopez, 42, was hiding money in offshore accounts, which an Anthony source said was "ridiculous."
"He's not seeking financial support from her in this divorce. Never has, never will," the source added. "This is about trying to figure out how best for two very busy parents to share their children."
The two stars are parents to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Dbanj's Twitter Account Gets Verified.

D’banj has joined the select list of Nigerian celebrities who have had their Twitter accounts verified. D’banj’s account which has over 200,000 (two hundred thousand) followers received the blue verification logo today, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, and he joins the likes of supermodel Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi, and singers Asa and Nneka.

D’banj in recent times has been a victim of social network hacking which spurred more controversy around his recent split with former Mo’Hits label owner Don Jazzy, an active Twitter user. The producer’s account is however yet to be verified.

See Dbanj's verified account when you continue!

Peter Okoye Is 10,000 dollars Richer After Winning A Bet With His Brother.

Before yesterdays match between chelsea and Barcelone, the two brothers had to bet $10,000 on which team would make it to the finals and it turned out the younger boy was lucky....Thats faith.

Uche Jombo To The Rescue; Saves Van Vicker From SSS Detention.

In what can only be described as a scene from a Nollywood movie, screen diva Uche Jombo recently saved Ghanaian actor Van Vicker from a real-life detention in the hands of the SSS!!
Sources revealed to Bola Aduwo that Van Vicker was in Nigeria a couple of days ago. Apparently he had some prop guns from America which he planned to use in a movie. After passing all security checks, he entered the plane and while on-board, his attention was called to by airport security to identify what he had in his luggage. He identified that they were prop guns, the security personnel at the airport were not convinced and said they have to get their experts in Ikoyi to check it out! That was how Van was whisked off to the SSS gulag in Ikoyi where he eventually passed the night! 

Davido Gets A Cheque Of N10 million, Calls It 'Lil Change'

Exhibiting his immaturity....I like him but this is not cool.

Osaze Odemwingie Changes Wedding Date; Moves It To June 2nd.

Nigerian and West Brom striker Osaze odemwingie who has earlier fixed his wedding to his fiancée Sarah, for May 19th, has postponed it to June 2nd, 2012 because of UEFA Champions League. Didnt even know Osaze was hooked...To think he was very much single and crushing on him...Oh dear, time to look elsewhere..

PHOTO Of The Day: Peter Okoye And Son!

Wow so cute!!

Fisherman Sets Six Children Ablaze For Disturbing His Sleep

A 40-year-old fisherman, Kobina Amakye, threw an improvised explosive device leading to the death of a 10-year-old boy and inflicting severe injuries on five others for disturbing his siesta. Amakye, a father of four, was said to have told the police that he was angered by the noise the children were making when he was trying to catch some sleep. According to him, he threw the explosive at them just to scare them away and that he took the action without the intention to cause harm.

Airport Cleaner Finds, Returns N7 Million

Salami Ibrahim, a staff of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), who found and returned a wallet containing foreign currency totalling N7.3 million while cleaning an aeroplane has been rewarded for his honesty. Ibrahim, a cabin cleaning team leader, found the wallet containing £25,000 and €5,000 inside an aircraft at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos, during a routine cleaning exercise.

World's Thinnest Woman. Eats Every 15mins To Stay Alive

Lizzie Velasquez must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive. Doctors say she has neonatal progeroid syndrome, which causes fat loss in the face and accelerated aging. The 21 year old Austin TX native has to consume 5,000 to 8,000 calories every day in order to keep from losing weight. She has to wear size triple zero clothes!  According to her, she used to wear doll clothes as a baby, because she was born premature, at only 2 pounds, 10 ounces. She has zero percent body fat, and she is blind in one eye. There is still not much known about her condition. Despite her condition, Lizzie has been able to do a lot of things. She has been a cheerleader in high school. She also runs her own website, she works as a motivational speaker, and she writes books!

45 yr Malam Rapes 3 Kids, Lures Them With Biscuits

Mr Abubakar Suleiman a 45-year old Hausa petty trader,  has been sent to Kirikiri Prison for allegedly having carnal knowledge of three minors inside his shop at Shasha area of Lagos State, Nigeria's commercial hub.

Two of the children aged 7 and 5 are from the same parents, while the last one is three years old. It was gathered that Suleiman allegedly enticed the kids into a kiosk with biscuits and sweets and then defiled them. Suleiman's act was exposed when curious neighbours suspected there was strange movement of kids inside his kiosk. They moved in and discovered he was defiling the children. He was arrested when the children confessed that he defiled them to the neighbors who raised the alarm.

Bomb explosion rocks Jos football viewing centre

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An unspecified number of people sustained injuries on Tuesday nite in a bomb blast close to a football viewing centre in Tudun Wada, Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that most of the injuries resulted from stampede as the soccer enthusiasts ran for safety. Plateau State Commissioner of Police Dipo Ayeni, who confirmed the incident said that no death was recorded. "Those injured have been rushed to the Plateau Specialist hospital," he said.

NAN reports that the bomb went off by the road side, minutes after the end of the UEFA semi final match between Chelsea FC and Barcelona FC. An eye witness, Hosea Daniel, a security man with NAN, said that among the injured were petty traders selling by the roadside. Tuesday's bomb is the third in Jos, targeted at soccer fans during high profile European matches. (NAN)

ACN asks Jonathan to apologise, revert fuel price to N65

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise to Nigerians for his government's ill-advised removal of the so-called fuel subsidy in January, saying the report of the House of Representatives Committee that probed the management of the subsidy had shown that the removal was an egregious error of judgement that had left Nigerians feeling swindled by their government.
"Against all informed pieces of advice, even from well-informed industry insiders and analysts, President Jonathan approved the removal of fuel subsidy and went ahead to defend it. Well, the President is human and therefore can also be wrong. But when he is, as it has now been proved, he should be humble enough to admit it and apologise," the party said yesterday  in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.



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