President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan condoles El-Rufai over son’s death

President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with Nigeria’s former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai over the death of his son, Hamza in an auto accident yesterday morning. (39)
Boko Haram

Cameroon army officers sacked after Boko Haram attacks

(BBC) – Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has sacked two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram. (65)
Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

Somali ‘killed for not wearing veil’

(BBC) – Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. (71)

Female suicide bombers kill three, injure 13 in city of Kano during Eid al-Fitr

Two blasts by female suicide bombers have killed three people and injured 13 in Kano city, bringing the number of attacks this week in the area to five and overshadowing festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (59)

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon vice PM

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon vice PM The wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister, Amadou Ali, has been kidnapped and at least three other people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram fighters on Ali’s home in the [...]
Boko Haram

Boko Haram clashes with Cameroon soldiers in cross-border attacks

(Reuters) – Nigeria’s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killing at least four soldiers and prompting the Cameroonian army to send reinforcements to the area, army [...]
Seleka fighters

Central African Republic rebel leader rejects ceasefire

(BBC) – Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic have rejected a ceasefire deal and demanded the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians. (142)
The Ebola virus has already spread from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone

Nigeria ‘on red alert’ over Ebola

Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. (170)
US shuts embassy in Libya due to militia clashes

US shuts embassy in Libyan capital

(BBC) – The US says it has temporarily shut its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. (153)
Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

When The Truth Does Not Save But Destroys….Amaechi’s burden of Truth

By Bright West In the streets of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State of Nigeria, one would find billboards with the picture of the state governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and a bold inscription which says, The Truth Shall Prevail”. [...]