by Oge Okonkwo
Aregbesola says abduction of school girls in Borno barbaric
Describing the abduction of about 100 school girls by insurgents in Borno state, the governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola has described the act as “barbaric”.
Aregbesola spoke at the public presentation of a book, “Giants of History’’, written by Mr Lateef Ibirogba, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy. Read more….
Lagos Assembly declines to screen Fashola’s nominee
Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday refused to screen a nominee of the state governor, Adisa Ipaye, for failure to present his resident’s registration card.
Governor Babatunde Fashola had sent the name of Ipaye and another nominee, Olusola Adeosun, to the House for confirmation as members of the State Audit Service Commission.
Ipaye, who appeared for the screening, was asked for his resident’s registration card but said he had yet to register with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA). Read more….
Libya to deport Nigerians
Libya plans to expel 271 migrants from sub-Saharan countries in a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration to and through the North African country, state news agency LANA said on Tuesday.
The emigrants will be deported to their home countries Chad, Niger, Eritrea, Ghana, Sudan and Nigeria, LANA said, quoting immigration officials.
Many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa head to this oil producing country to escape from desperate conditions in their own countries and find work here, or risk the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, Reuters reports. Read more….
2 killed in Edo tanker explosion
Two suspected oil bunkerers were on Tuesday roasted to death in a tanker explosion that occurred at Ivue-Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Another two persons were rescued by inhabitants of the community and they are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The Nation gathered that the incident occurred at about 1:30am when the driver of the tanker who was apparently trying to escape a pursuit by soldiers lost control and crashed into an electric pole. Read more….
‘Jonathan hasn’t failed in war against terror’
Kinsman of President Goodluck Jonathan and Convener, South-South Coalition for Goodluck 2015, Thompson Okorotie, on Tuesday said the Boko Haram insurgency has not overwhelmed the President.
Chief COkorotie, a former Political Adviser in Bayelsa State, said it was unfair for some persons to label his kinsman a failure following surprised bloody attacks by Boko Haram.
He said the President has successfully prosecuted the military campaign against terrorism. Read more….