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Friday, 19 October 2018

Red Cross Threatens To Vacate Turbulent Areas In Nigeria Following Killing Of Aide Worker

Red Cross Threatens To Vacate Turbulent Areas In Nigeria Following Killing Of Aide Worker


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has officially announced that its aid worker, a 24-year-old Nigerian midwife Hauwa Mohammed Liman who was captured by Boko Haram in May has been killed by her abductors.

Reuters, in an updated report, revealed that Red Cross said this on Tuesday, October 16, during an interview session with Patricia Danzi, its regional director for Africa saying the death of Hauwa was because it failed to pay her ransom, adding that paying such a ransom would set a regrettable precedent for other 16,000 of its aid workers across 80 countries in the the world.

However, the Geneva-based aid agency said that though it was reluctant on paying Hauwa's ransom, it appealed to the the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of Boko Haram, to spare the life of the valiant aid worker.

“When health care workers are captured or abducted there is always a demand. We are a humanitarian organisation so we cannot enter into such kind of negotiations. So we always ask for unconditional release. And that’s what we did. That was the plea.

We believe that there is no cause that can justify an execution of a young healthcare staff (worker). We are now in a period of mourning...Then we will have to rethink what we can do. And the (security) guarantees we can get. Because we want to give humanity a chance, we want to be there for the people that still need our help.”

Nigeria is the ICRC’s second largest operation in Africa and its aid workers help 80,000 mainly displaced people in the northeastern town of Rann. Liman and two other Nigerian aid workers, Alice Loksha and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, were working in Rann when they were kidnapped by ISWA in March. Saifura was killed in September. 
2019: PDP Submits Saraki’s Name To INEC

2019: PDP Submits Saraki’s Name To INEC


The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has sent Senate President, Bukola Saraki's name to the Independent National Electoral Commission as a senatorial candidate for Kwara central senatorial district in the 2019 general election.

This move comes two weeks after Saraki's hope of becoming the next president was dashed at the PDP presidential primaries in Port Harcourt on October 7th.

According to report, Saraki’s name was used to replace the name of one Ope, whose name was initially filed as the PDP candidate for the senatorial district.

Source: Sahara Reporters
Body Of Bishop Found Days After The Bus He Was In, Plunged Into River

Body Of Bishop Found Days After The Bus He Was In, Plunged Into River


Days after an 18 seater Hiace bus plunged into a river in Rivers state, more bodies have been retrieved from the river and one of them has been identified as Bishop Raph G.U Innocent of the Headstone tabernacle.

The fully-loaded bus carrying Bishop innocent and other passengers plunged into the river beneath the flooded Akala Olu Bridge, Okogbe-Mbiama, East-West Road, Ahoada West LGA Rivers State. The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Seven unconscious passengers were rescued, but so many others were not found until hours and days later due to the high level of the flood and water current.


The bodies of Wasini Patience and Nnena Achegbu were found first. Yesterday, the bodies of Bishop Raph G.U Innocent, Uchechukwu Nnenoka, and Chizaru Oti were found.

In all Eight people are reported to have survived, five people have been found dead and the search is still ongoing because, according to reports, there were 20 people in the bus at the time of the accident.
Jailed Nigerian Businessman, Fred Ajudua’s Only Son Set To Wed

Jailed Nigerian Businessman, Fred Ajudua’s Only Son Set To Wed


Bobo, the only son of convicted businessman, Fred Ajudua, is set to wed. Bobo, a lawyer, is set to tie the knot with his fiancee, Naomi Giwa. Yesterday October 18th, Bobo and his friends including singer Davido, flew to Ghana for his bachelor's party.

The trial of one-time Lagos socialite and businessman, Fred Ajudua, was heard in June this year. Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court remanded Fred Ajudua in prison custody on allegation of fraud.
We Remain Focused On Securing The Country And Stabilizing The Economy - Buhari

We Remain Focused On Securing The Country And Stabilizing The Economy - Buhari


President Buhari in Abuja said his administration will work harder to improve on the gains recorded in securing the country from the onslaughts of terrorists and criminals, and ensuring that Nigerians enjoy a better livelihood by stabilising the economy.

The President who received Tijjaniyya Shura Council at the Presidential Villa, said the government continues to review its interventions and projections on security and the economy, with the hope of bringing peace and improved economy to all.

He commended religious bodies and Nigerians for the encouragement shown to the administration through prayers, pointing out that a peaceful and prosperous country is realisable with collective vision and shared effort.

“I am grateful for the prayers and words of encouragement. Nigeria’s unity is strong and must be sustained. It is instructive to note that Nigeria preceded all of us in age, and we must do our best to keep the country together'’ he said.

In his remarks, leader of the Tijjaniyya, Sheikh Ibrahim Shiekh Maihula, said, “our desire is to live in a country that is peaceful and economically vibrant, and we will keep praying for you and members of your administration.’’ Shiekh Maihula said peace and economic prosperity were not negotiable for the unity of the country, urging the president to remain focused and steadfast in pursuing the policies he had outlined.

I Will Control, Respect Myself During Manchester United/Chelsea Match - Jose Mourinho

I Will Control, Respect Myself During Manchester United/Chelsea Match - Jose Mourinho


Jose Mourinho has promised to control and respect himself when Manchester United take on his former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Portuguese coach made the statement while addressing journalists at a press conference this afternoon.

According to him, if his side pulls off a shock win against his old club, Chelsea, he wouldn't rub it in their faces.

Mourinho is bound to get a hostile reception from supporters who like to tell him 'you're not special anymore', and said: 'For me, this is another game

'Would I celebrate like crazy my team's goal at Stamford Bridge or my team's victory at Stamford Bridge?

'I don't think so, I think I would try to control myself and to respect the stadium and the supporters that were my supporters and stadium for many years.

'I would think which stadium I am in, which public is in the stands but apart from that it is another match for me.

'I want to do well for my team, players and support.

'I am 100% Manchester United tomorrow.'

Mourinho started his Premier League career in London when he was named manager of Chelsea in June 2004, before leaving early in the 2007/08 campaign. He later returned to the Blues on 3 June 2013 and  left the club again by mutual consent in 2015.

In May 2016, Mourinho signed a three-year deal as manager of Manchester United.