Friday, 3 April 2015

Italian police find bullet-riddled body of Nigerian woman in pine forest

This story made the news on Italian newspapers on Wednesday. The Italian police said they were called to a scene of a crime where they found the bullet-riddled body of a woman near a bicycling trail in woods between the Tuscan cities of Lucca and Pisa.

Buhari: This Is Not The People's Victory - by Adekoya Boladale

Adekoya Boladale is a political scientist and scholar on good governance, a social commentator and consultant on political and intra governmental affairs. He is the Convener, Advocacy for Better Leadership (ABEL), Nigeria. Below is an interesting article he wrote. He said Nigeria is run by five people. 1. Gen.Theophilus Danjuma. 2. Ibrahim Babangida, 3. Emir of Kano, 4. Olusegun Obasanjo and 5. the Oil Mafias.

Pope Francis washes & kisses prisoner's feet in celebration of Holy Week


Pope Francis washed and kissed prisoner's feet at Rebibbia prison in Rome yesterday April 2nd after holding a Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper for inmates.

Yakubu Gowon pays Buhari congratulatory visit

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon paid a congratulatory visit to the president-elect, Gen Buhari at his Abuja residence yesterday April 2nd. 

French President invites Buhari to Paris for bilateral talks

President of France, Francois Hollande has invited President-elect, Gen. Buhari to Paris for bilateral talks on expansion of trade between France and Nigeria and the fight against Boko Haram.

A statement by the French Embassy in Abuja said President Hollande had put a call to Gen. Buhari yesterday April 2nd, congratulating him on his success at the polls and reiterated France's support to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram. The statement reads in part;
“The French head of state assured the President-elect of France’s wish to continue the close relationship that existed with his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan and reiterated France’s support for Nigeria and its neighbors in their efforts to combat the terrorist sect Boko Haram."

'I’ll speak at the appropriate time' - President Jonathan

President Jonathan says he will speak on issues bothering on his administration and the last election at the appropriate time. President Jonathan said this while speaking to State House correspondents after Good Friday Service organised by the Aso Villa Chapel today April 3rd
“Don’t worry, I will talk to you at the appropriate time,” President Jonathan said with a smile on his face

INEC Resident Commissioner, Wife, Children Killed In Sudden Fire Over The Night

The Resident Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, Mikaila Abdulahi, has died.

CNN's mistake while reporting the Kenyan College massacre

Pres. Jonathan breaks lenten fast with Christian leaders in Abuja

President Jonathan broke the Lenten fast with some Christian leaders at the state house in Abuja this morning. 

Bola Shagaya to host Aisha Buhari to lavish dinner?

The billionaire business woman was trending on twitter last night and I went to find out why. Apparently, there are reports that she's planning to host a lavish dinner for the incoming First Lady, Aisha Buhari. Bola Shagaya is known to be friends with all government in power.

Al-jazeera Journalists sue Nigerian military for illegal detention

Al-jazeera journalists, Ahmed Idris - a reporter and Ali Mustapha - a camera man, both pictured above, have instituted a lawsuit against the Chief of Army staff, Gen Kenneth Minimah and the Nigerian military for what they term the infringement of their fundamental human rights following their illegal detention by the Nigerian military. They filed the suit in an Abuja high court this morning