I went to Jos last weekend and deliberately didn’t tell any of my family members. Everyone that knew I was going warned me not to; apparently for fear that I might be killed in one of the city’s unpredictable planned killings.
I went anyway for my friend’s traditional wedding. Being a reporter, I had no fear of going to Jos like most people do. Firstly, I have visited many crises zones and found life as normal as it were in places that had never had chronic widespread killings like Jos, Maiduguri, or even Kabul in Afghanistan.
Secondly, I just do not fear death.
*The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English
will be the official language of the European Union rather than German,
which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English
spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in
plan that would become known as ‘Euro-English’.
ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SENATE, DAVID A.B MARK, GCON,fnim, ON THE RESUMPTION OF PLENARY ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Senate president, David Mark
Distinguished colleagues, it is my immeasurable pleasure to welcome you back to this hallowed Chamber after a well deserved recess. I am sure the recess afforded you the opportunity to catch some rest, interact with the family, connect with constituents, and attend to some personal matters.
As you are all aware, we did what we could to assist the Government take off before we went on recess. Forty-two ministerial nominees were diligently screened in this hallowed Chamber in line with our constitutional duty. Out of these forty-one nominees were confirmed as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police lack the capacity to check the current wave of terrorist bombings across the country, the top hierarchy of the force has admitted to American officials in Abuja.
A recently leaked US diplomatic cable, made available by Wikileaks, quoted top police chiefs as telling embassy officials that their force lacked trained dogs, explosive detectors, bomb suits and other equipment necessary to face the kind of security challenge the insurgent group, Boko Haram, has foisted on the nation.
United nation Abuja gate house after Boko Haram attack
Following the bombings at the INEC office, Suleja on 8th April, 2011 and the All Christians Fellowship Church, Suleja, Niger State on 10th July, 2011, this Service commenced investigation to unravel the perpetrators.