30 killed in Nasarawa clash, Jonathan declares Boko Haram will pay for Abuja bomb blast victims & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo

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30 killed in Nasarawa’s Eggon-Gwandara ethnic clash 

According to online media platform, SaharaReporters, about 30 people have reportedly been killed in a fierce ethnic clash that occurred today in Nasarawa state.

A senior security officer said that the clash, is between Eggon ethnic and their Gwandara counterpart. Several other people, according to the officer sustained serious injuries and have been rushed to several hospitals. Read more….

Jonathan declares Boko Haram will pay for Abuja bomb blast victims 

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that the persons behind the Nyanya bombing in Abuja which claimed many lives will not go unpunished but pay for their deeds.

Speaking at the 4th Presidential National Prayer Breakfast session in Abuja, he said that his administration is doing everything within its powers to support the living and injured victims of the blast.

According to him, the security agencies are not only working to unravel the scourge of the evil attacks, but also to forestall further senseless attacks in the country. Read more….

IBB urges Nigerian governors to emulate Oshiomhole

Former military Head of State, retired General Ibrahim Babangida on Saturday commended Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, for embarking on people-oriented developmental projects.

Babangida gave the commendation in Igueben, Edo, where he spoke as the Chairman at a reception marking the 70th birthday of Tom Ikimi, the All Progressive Congress (APC) South-South leader. Read more….

NECO to conduct ‘another test’ after Common Entrance

The National Examinations Council (NECO) said it will conduct another test for candidates who pass its Common Entrance Examination to select the best for admission into Federal Government Colleges on merit.

The Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, made the announcement on Saturday when he monitored the ongoing Common Entrance examination in some schools in Abuja.

Represented by the Director, Basic and Secondary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, Daniel Uwaezuoke, he said this was in line with government’s promise to ensure that 60 per cent of admissions into Federal Government Colleges were on merit. Read more….

Jonathan pledges to build biggest seaport in Badagry

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Badagry pledged that the Federal Government was planning to build the biggest seaport in Badagry, Lagos State.

Jonathan made the pledge at the 37th coronation anniversary of the Akran of Badagry, Aholu Menu-Toyi I, held at his palace in Badagry, Lagos State.

The president, who was represented by the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, said the decision to establish the seaport was part of the Federal Government’s Transformation Agenda. Read more….

Former THISDAY editor, Simon Kolawole, launches online newspaper, The Cable

Almost two years after he stepped down as editor of Lagos-based THISDAY newspaper, respected journalist and columnist, Simon Kolawole, is returning to newspapering with a bang.

Mr. Kolawole will on Tuesday, April 29, begin a new journalistic journey with the launch of his own newspaper, TheCable, in Lagos.

The online paper will be unveiled at a colourful ceremony to be headlined by some of Nigeria’s business and political leaders. Read more….

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