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October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

NAIROBI — The death toll from two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital reached 300 on Monday, as the deadliest attack in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists signaled that the insurgency is far from defeated, despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations. Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday 17

October 15, 2017 6:12 PM At least 231 dead from powerful bomb blast in Somalia's capital in deadliest single attack ever

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise. Abshir Abdi Ahmed cited doctors at overwhelmed hospitals he visited in Mogadishu 18

October 15, 2017 2:32 PM Truck bombs in Somalia’s capital kill at least 189

NAIROBI — Two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital killed at least 189 people, the deadliest attacks in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists, signaling that the insurgency is far from defeated despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations. Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday outside a popular 22

October 15, 2017 1:04 PM African Leaders Urged to Unite, Tackle Continent’s Challenges — OsunDefender

African leaders have been called upon to unite and tackle the challenges facing the continent for social-economic development. The Media Training Supervisor, Mrs.Omyma Elsayed, made the call in Egypt, during the forty-Two graduation ceremony of the African Media Training course, organised by the Supreme Council of Media Regulation. Mrs. Elsayed added 14

October 15, 2017 9:21 AM Death toll rises after Somalia explosion

Residents examine the scene of an explosion in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 14, 2017. (Reuters) Hospitals in Somalia's capital struggled to cope with a high number of casualties Sunday after a huge truck bomb blast killed at least 53 people and injured more than 60, security and medical sources said. Somalia's government has yet to release 21

October 11, 2017 5:53 PM North prepared for Nigeria’s breakup – Ango Abdullahi

Former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University and Secretary of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi has asserted that the North is not afraid of breaking up. According to him, the region was prepared to go back to the pre-1914 arrangement. The elder statesman bared his mind at a two-day conference organised by the Arewa 20

October 9, 2017 6:03 AM ‘For a greater Nigeria, South East and South-South Regions must unite’

The governors from the South-South and South-East regions have declared their commitment to the sustained Nigeria’s unity, stressing that the country is indivisible. In an address during the 3rd Meeting of the South-South and South-East Governors at the Government House, Owerri on Sunday Night, Chairman of the Forum and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel 28

October 2, 2017 10:52 AM Nigeria’s future glory better than the past, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday declared that the country’s future would be better than its past. He made the declaration in his remarks at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. The Vice President, who made the declaration in the form of prayer, said `: “I declare concerning 2

October 1, 2017 9:06 PM Nigeria will be great again – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said that Nigeria will overcome all challenges facing it. Osinbajo spoke at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. The service was themed “National Unity in the Bond of Peace and Love.” The Vice President said that the greatest commandment in the scripture 2

October 1, 2017 6:48 PM Call for restructuring of Nigeria healthy – UK

Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Harriet Thompson, has noted that the call for restructuring of the country was a healthy one. Thompson tasked Nigerians to be united as they work towards peace and development. The High Commissioner stated this when she addressed newsmen on Sunday in Abuja on the occasion of the 57th Independence Anniversary 1