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Boko Haram Releases Video Message of Abuja Bus Station Bombing

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for the Monday bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people.  The video message, rare for the Islamist group following any dramatic attack, is circulating widely and a copy of it was obtained by SaharaReporters late Saturday afternoon. “We are the ones that carried out the ... Read More »

El Rufai’s Daughter Passes Away

Former FCT Minister and strong member of the All Progressive Congress had a huge Easter shocker he has lost another daughter! We gathered that the lady Zainab El- Rufai-Mohammed died of complications related to sickle cell anaemia. *Already friends of the minister have taken to twitter to sympthize with him. Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry. Read More »

Youths burn down Laz Ekwueme’s Palace over Killing of Masquerade

The annual Afia Olu festival turned bloody yesterday in Oko, Orumba North local government area of Anambra State. One of the soldiers, allegedly invited by the paramount ruler of the community, Prof Laz Ekwueme, to stop youth from observing the festival killed a masquerade. It was gathered that the paramount ruler had ordered no masquerade should perform during the festival, ... Read More »

The story of Easter, from Passover to chocolate eggs

Of all the Christian holidays, Easter is the most solemn and ancient. But what is it, and where did it come from? According to religious doctrine, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The account as it appears in the Christian Bible varies from book to book, but, using broad brushstrokes, the story can be told like this: Jesus ... Read More »

Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab backing Boko Haram

A forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins has disclosed that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria. Rawlins, a US marine, who has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South ... Read More »

BASKETMOUTH BLASTS FG’S ANTI-GAY LAW AT GHANAIAN COMEDY SHOW

Top Comedian, Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth did not hide his disdain for the anti-gay law that was passed by the Parliament and signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. “What is wrong with our Government in Nigeria instead of facing  the serious issues we have in the country, they are signing anti-gay laws. I have nothing against gays ... Read More »

EASTER: PRESIDENT JONATHAN URGES NIGERIANS TO HAVE FAITH IN HIS GOVERNMENT

President Jonathan, his mother and others at the good friday service at Aso Villa. Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has urged Nigerians to have faith and confidence in their abilities to overcome obstacles. The President also implored Nigerians to reflect on the significance of the lessons of Easter as we continue to tackle the challenges of nation building and development, ... Read More »

SHITTA-BEY BROTHERS AT WAR OVER FAMILY ESTATE

Things are falling apart, and it is certain that the centre can no longer hold in the Shitta-Bey family of Lagos as Rasheed Shitta-Bey who runs the popular Jabita Hotel in Ikeja Lagos and Family Head, Kunle Shitta-Bey are at loggerheads.   We gathered the matter at the centre of the brouhaha is the battle for the control of the ... Read More »

78 YEAR OLD FEMALE SOCIALITE MURDERED IN LAGOS

Who killed 78 year-old female socialite Ms. Olu Oshodi? That is the big puzzle that the Nigerian Police has to solve as family members and neighbours are shell-shocked by her unfortunate death. Sources revealed to us that Ms. Oshodi, a UK-trained Nurse who was married to Yinka, a Lawyer from the famous Odutola family was allegedly murdered on Wednesday, April ... Read More »

Mourinho & Chelsea blow it to leave title path clear for Liverpool

If anyone needed further proof that football is no respecter of reputations and narratives, the events of Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge provided it in spades. Those who arrived expecting Chelsea to set up the mother of all Premier League title showdowns with Liverpool at Anfield next weekend left having witnessed something far more momentous: Jose Mourinho’s 77-game home league ... Read More »