Month: June 2011

Boko Haram targeting civilians in latest bombings says Amnesty International

Boko Haram bombing of Police Head Quarters

Nigerian armed groups must stop attacking civilians, Amnesty International said today, after as many as 30 people were killed in a bomb attack blamed on the religious sect Boko Haram.

Motorcyclists hurled bombs into a beer garden killing up to 30 people in Maiduguri, Borno State, in the northeast of the country on Sunday, before shooting into the crowd. Several people were injured in a fresh bombing on Monday, also believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram.


List Of Ministers To Form President Jonathan’s Government

President Jonathan shaking Hands with bama
s/no Name State Designation
1 Diezani Alison-Madueke  Bayelsa – Petroleum
2 Bello Haliru Mohammed Kebbi Defence
3 Ruqqayatu Rufai Education
4 Mohammed Bello Adoke Kogi Justice
5 Olusegun Aganga Lagos Commerce
6 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Abia Finance

President Jonathan appointa Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla as the Accountant-General of the Federation

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla as the Accountant-General of the Federation.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Professor Oladapo Afolabi, who announced the approval, said that the appointment of the new Acountant-General is with effect from 1st July, 2011.


President Jonathan Speakes, say Terrorism is a Global Phenomenon

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Nigeria will overcome terrorism challenge– President Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has urged all Nigerians to remain calm following yesterday’s bomb explosion that rocked the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja, assuring that he has been meeting with the heads of the nation’s security forces to ensure that such incidents become a thing of the past in the country.


Bankole re-arraignment puts Tambuwal on the edge

Speaker Dimeji Bankole and his deputy Nafada

The re-arraignment of Demeji Bankole, the former speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, has put the serving speaker, Aminu Tambuwal on he edge.