Babangida weeps as wife is buried
Even "acolytes" of the Prince & the Art of War by niccolo machiavelli have emotions .
FORMER Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) bowed to emotions last night as his wife for nearly 40 years, Mayram was interred, in their Hill Top Home, Minna, Niger State
Former military President, Ibrahim Babangida (middle), on arrival at the Minna Airport .. on Tues.
PHOTO: Daily Independent… Continue
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America, al-Qaeda and home-made bombs From shoes to soft drinks to underpants was culled and rewriteen from the Economist Magazine .
The attempted bombing of an airliner highlights gaps in intelligence-sharing and airport security
THE charred underpants of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tell the story of a terrorist attack averted only by luck. The 23-year-old son of a prominent Nigerian banker had hidden a fistful of high explosive in a package sewed into the… Continue
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Xmas Day Bomber AKA El nigri Said "I am lonely ! "
"Hence I am in a situation where I do not have a friend, I have no one to speak too, no one to consult, no one to support me and I feel depressed and lonely. I do not know what to do."
Liverpool FC is my TEAM Arsenal is just a stupid team ...
The disturbed mind of the Christmas Day airline bomber is evident in a series of tormented postings he wrote on the internet.
As a lonely 18-year-old,… Continue
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THIS is the singed underpants bomb that terrorist Umar Abdulmutallab used in his deadly bid to blow up a Christmas Day jet.
THe Exploded Pant
The charred underwear contained a packet of high explosive strong enough to blow a hole in the side of the plane, it was claimed.
Photos of the would-be suicide bomber pants were revealed as internet postings allegedly from Abdulmutallab emerged.
A 'farouk 1986' posted hundreds of… Continue
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Fire Guts DAAR Communication Headquarters
The corporate headquarters of Daar Communication Plc, owner of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Ray Power Radio, and Daar Sat was gutted by fire.
The private media organisation's office located in Alagbado, Lagos went aflame on Tuesday afternoon.
Fire servicemen from Nigeria Airport Authority were dispatched to salvage the situation.
Details on the fire outcome remain sketchy at the time of… Continue
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Deaths as police and sect clash in Bauchi, Nigeria
At least 20 people are thought to have died in clashes between security forces and members of a religious sect in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi.
Some eyewitnesses said as many as 37 people had been killed.
The fighting came after local people told authorities they were alarmed by open-air preaching by the religious sect, which is known as Kala Kato.
Such preaching was banned… Continue
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Yar’Adua’s absence: Military on alert • No holidays for commanders • Politicians wooing soldiers
By PHILIP NWOSU
“No commander is allowed to travel during the celebrations. Stay with your troops and celebrate with them. The Nigerian Army is not unaware of recent remarks in the press literally calling for what they term military solution to the political affairs of the country. While taking cognizance of the current democratic dispensation that respects the freedom of… Continue
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To his classmates and teachers at the British school in Togo, west Africa, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was the cheerful if sometimes serious student, whose pious views earned him the nickname, the Pope.
But behind his innocent chiding about the perils of alcohol and western decadence
lay a burgeoning pull towards radical Islam, which on Christmas Day, saw him try to take the lives of 278 passengers aboard an American bound airliner.
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Maryam Babangida dies; burial today
By Emeka Mamah, Wole Mosadomi &Austin Ogwuda
Monday, December 28, 2009
MINNA— Former First Lady and founder of the Better Life for Rural Women, Mrs. Maryam Babangida, is dead.
She died at City Hope Hospital, California, United States of America, at 12 noon Nigerian local time, with her husband of over three decades, General Ibrahim Babangida, beside her sick bed.
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Detroit terror attack: Second Nigerian arrested on Amsterdam flight
By NICK ALLEN
A second Nigerian man has been arrested on a Northwest Airlines jet in Detroit 48 hours after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up an airliner
unday's flight - Northwest Airlines 253 - was exactly the same route that Abdulmutallab targeted on Christmas Day.
The pilot alerted the authorities and the plane made an emergency landing and was met by… Continue
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Tragedy struck last Friday at about 11:30pm as a 54-year-old man, Mr. Patrick Omini Ewoh, died having marathon sex with his 20-old heart throb at a guest house in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The late Mr. Ewoh was said to have met his untimely death when on that fateful day, he decided to have fun with his little damsel.
An eye-witness told Daily Sun that the lover-man after he had gone out with his wife to visit… Continue
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1. Quantum Mechanics for Beginners
- An Introduction -
How the Princess began to Feel the Pea.
Science is exciting because it is always in trouble. No matter how excellent a theory is, it always misses some point or other. Even our most precious ideas about the universe are not able to explain everything; there's always a blind spot. And when the hopeful folks zoom in on that blind spot it pretty much always turns out to be a lot larger than anybody… Continue
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* 38 others critically injured
Lokoja-IT was a gory sight yesterday in Dekina, in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State when a truck carrying fertilizer lost control and crashed into a market in the area, killing about 90 people.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that 38 other victims, mainly traders, were seriously injured and were, at press time, being treated at the intensive care unit of a private hospital in the area. The zonal commanding officer of the… Continue
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Supreme Court says Soludo is Anambra PDP candidate
The camp of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, erupted in excitement this afternoon after the Supreme Court vacated the order barring Mr. Soludo from parading himself as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the February 6, 2010 governorship election in Anambra State.
The victory comes a day after the Federal Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja,… Continue
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ONE HUNDred and Seventy ! ! Not One touch am !
The Federal High Court in Asaba today discharged and acquitted the former governor of Delta State, James Ohanefe Ibori, of the 170-count charge of corruption filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The presiding judge, Marcel Awokulehin, had adjourned the judgment three times in the past before today’s ruling.
The trial of some associates of Mr. Ibori at the… Continue
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JTF closes 600 illegal ‘refineries’ in N’Delta
By Olamilekan Lartey, Yenagoa and Obinna Ezeobi, Abuja, Published: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009
The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta raised the alarm on Tuesday that illegal refineries might soon spread to areas outside the oil rich region.
The JTF Commander, Maj.-Gen. Sarkin Bello, gave the warning after his men destroyed over 600 illegal refineries in different parts of the Niger Delta.
Bello said that intelligence and overfly… Continue
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Okechukwu Agbanama, 27, might forever regret meeting Judith Chukwu, a lady he dated for merely two weeks.
Mr. Agbanama is an interior decorator who is being detained at the homicide section of the state criminal investigation department for allegedly killing his friend, Udoka Ibemesi, over a tussle for the affections of the young woman.
"Barely two weeks into our relationship, Judith had brought bad luck to me," Mr. Agbanama told NEXT.
How it… Continue
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Amnesty International exposed the shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria in a new report released on Wednesday.
“The Nigerian police are responsible for hundreds of unlawful killings every year,” said Erwin van der Borght, Director of Amnesty International’s Africa Programme.
“Police don’t only kill people by shooting them; they also torture them to death, often while they are in detention.”
“The majority of the cases go un-investigated and the… Continue
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*China, Nigeria in talks after $50 billion offer in June
*Nigeria desperate for funding to fill joint venture gaps
China is ready to invest $50 billion to acquire 6 billion barrels of Nigerian oil reserves in a proposal made in June, a sum which could help the OPEC member fund its joint ventures with oil majors, a top adviser said.
Several state-run Chinese oil firms, including CNOOC, are in talks with Nigeria about Beijing's search for proven oil reserves,… Continue
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Kabir Audu is a very successful Nigerian. He's 30. And he has an idea.
"It was Ben Gurion in the late 1940s," he says.
"He called on Israelis around the world to come home. To build an Israel greater than their wildest imagination."
"We see Nigeria every day - tremendous talent, this tremendous potential. Imagine if it's wielded toward one vision."
Kabir and his friend Tunji Abdul are living proof of… Continue
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