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Bomb Scare At The National Assembly

ABUJA-BARELY 24 hours after the Nyanya bomb blast, there  was pandemonium Tuesday at the  National Assembly as staff abandoned  their duty posts as early as 1.30pm to avoid being killed by a bomb allegedly planted in the complex. Some  workers  claimed that there was an order that they  should vacate the complex for security reasons. The commercial banks operating within ... Read More »

Abuja bombing: Speaker Tambuwal donates blood

Following Monday’s ‎bomb attack, which claimed over 89 lives in Nyanya, an Abuja satellite area in the Federal Capital Territory, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, has donated his blood at the National Blood Transfusion Service today. He had earler offered to donate blood to victims as he visited some of the victims in hospitals to commiserate ... Read More »

Students Abducted By Boko Haram

About 200 girls have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members. This is following yesterday’s bombing in Nyanya, Abuja which killed at least 71 people. They reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno state, late last night, and ordered the hostel’s teenage residents on to lorries. At least 200 girls aged between 16 and 18 ... Read More »

Soyinka Blames Government For Insecurity

Professor Wole Soyinka, on Monday in Osogbo blamed the current security challenges facing the nation on the leadership incompetence. Soyinka, who was a keynote speaker at a colloquium with the theme, “Fundamental Imperatives of Cohabitation, Faith and Secularism,” organised by Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding  (CBCIU) Osogbo, explained that the problem cannot be solved by prayers but by ... Read More »

CONFAB Delegates Charge Government To Tackle Insecurity

Discussions at the National Conference centred on  yesterday’s bomb blast, with several delegates expressing displeasure with the deplorable security situation in Nigeria. As soon as the opening prayer was said and delegates took their seats, the Conference Chairman and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, retired Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, asked delegates to rise for a one-minute silence in honour of ... Read More »

GOLD PHONES AND OTHER JUICY STORIES FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL WEDDING

The first Presidential wedding of the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration has come and gone but for sure the fallouts will continue to be a subject of discussion for months to come. It is common Knowledge that the couple Faith Elizabeth Sakwe and Godswill Osim David, an indigene of Cross River state had their traditional wedding in Yenogoa , Bayelsa ... Read More »

TAMBUWAL DENIES ACCIDENT STORY…..INSISTS HE ONLY HELPED VICTIMS

Contrary to widespread reports in the media last night, The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has denied that his convoy was involved in an accident that  led to some casualties. According to the Spokesperson for the Speaker, Tambuwal’s convoy only offered humanitarian assistance to the victims of an accident along Ali Akilu Road in Kaduna. ... Read More »

OLUBADAN OBA ODUGADE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

History was made in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State yesterday as His Majesty Oba (Dr.) Samuel Odulana Odugade I became the first monarch to celebrate his 100th birthday on the throne!   This called for wild celebrations and that was what unfolded at St. Peter’s Catedral, Aremo, Ibadan when people of all walks of life gathered to mark this ... Read More »

GDP REBASING UPDATE; TONY ELUMELU CALLS FOR DIVERSIFICATION OF ECONOMY

Chairman of Heirs Holding, Mr Tony Elumelu has applauded the Federal government on the recent report concerning the rebasing of the GDP but he noted that to truly benefit from this goodnews, the  Nigerian economy needed to be further diversified. In his words “April 7, 2014, marked a historic day for Nigeria, with the rebasing of our GDP to nearly ... Read More »

Rapper, Naeto C and wife expecting second child

Nigerian rapper and afrobeat artiste, Naetochukwu Chikwe, popularly known as Naeto C and wife Nicole are expecting their second child, The Light News can confirm. The duo got married in July 2012 and welcomed their first child, a boy in March 2013. In a telephone chat with a source close to the couple, our source revealed that they are indeed ... Read More »