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2014-07-28 Panic in Kano as Second Blast Hits
[Premium Times]The Nigeria Police say a second explosion has rocked the ancient city of Kano.

2014-07-28 American Doctor Contracts Ebola
[VOA]An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

2014-07-28 Boko Haram Abducts Wife of Cameroun Deputy PM
[Leadership]Suspected Boko Haram terrorists yesterday kidnapped the wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.

2014-07-28 Beyond Africa Rising - What Future for the 'Last Frontier'?
[allAfrica]London -Public Lecture at the London School of Economics by Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor (Financial System Stability), Central Bank of Nigeria and Author, Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy's 'Last Frontier' Can Prosper and Matter (Penguin Books, 2014)

2014-07-28 Suicide Bomber, Three Others Died in Explosion in Kano - Mba
[Independent]The police have confirmed the death of four people, including a suspected female suicide bomber, in an explosion at the NNPC Mega Station in Hotoro, Kano, on Monday, a statement said.

2014-07-28 Immigration Hikes Cost of International Passport
[Daily Trust]Lagos -Effective from August 1, 2014, Nigerians seeking to obtain international passports will have to pay more as the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reviewed the cost, Daily Trust gathered.

2014-07-28 Ministry Takes Steps Against Ebola Following Employee's Death
[Liberia Govt]In the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instil confidence in users of services at the Ministry.

2014-07-28 El-Zakzaky - Soldiers Killed 35 of Our Members, Including My Three Sons
[This Day]Abuja -Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as Shiite, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zazzaky, yesterday alleged that 35 of his members, including his three biological sons, were killed by soldiers on Friday. El-Zazzaky said this at a press conference he addressed in Zaria.

2014-07-28 Dokubo Blasts Buhari Over Kaduna Bomb Attack
[This Day]Self-acclaimed Niger Delta warlord and leader of Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari yesterday accused former Head of State, General Mohammed Buhari (rtd.) of masterminding last Wednesday's alleged assassination attempt on himself in order to attract public sympathy and paint President Goodluck Jonathan as a bad leader.

2014-07-28 Govt Orders 40 Attack Helicopters From U.S., Russia to Fight Terrorism
[This Day]In its determination to eliminate terrorism and smoke out Boko Haram members from their hide outs in parts of the North East and North West, the Federal Government has ordered 40 attack and transport helicopters from the United States of America and Russia.

2014-07-28 Senate - Jonathan's U.S.$1 Billion Loan Request Consistent With Our Resolution
[This Day]For opponents of President Goodluck Jonathan's request for $1 billion loan to equip the military for the battle against insurgency, it was bad news from the Senate yesterday as the parliament said the request was consistent with its earlier resolution asking the president to present a supplementary budget whenever it is required to fight the battle against insurgency.

2014-07-28 Wife of Top Cameroon Politician Nabbed - Is No One Safe From Boko Haram?
[Daily Maverick]Proving, once again, that borders in this part of the world are little more than an inconvenience, Boko Haram militants launched another attack in Cameroon on Sunday. This one was even scarier than those that have come before, because it wasn't just ordinary, innocent civilians who paid the price. The militants made off with the wife of one of Cameroon's top politicians - and if she's not safe, then who is?

2014-07-28 'Army Pays Operational Allowances Upfront, Treats Six War Casualties Abroad'
[This Day]In a bid to maintain high morale amongst its personnel, the Nigerian Army (NA), yesterday said it has paid upfront the operational allowances of soldiers, therefore dispelling insinuations that allowances of soldiers were not being paid on time.

2014-07-28 Northern Nigeria - Looking Back On the Year 2000 Attacks
[RNW Africa]Oyo -Did you attend school fearing for your life? Did you have a neighbour who wished he had killed you when he had the chance? As members of an ethnic and religious minority, Joke Adetunji and her family were forced to leave their home in northern Nigeria 15 years ago, when the Christians like herself suffered from attacks by Muslims.

2014-07-28 The Weird World of Bombs and Tombs
[This Day]"A dream-team is an assembly of humane and urbane beings, who uphold in the highest esteem a moral sanctity and fundamental necessity that allows man to live as individual within the community of others without molestation, harassment or threat of extermination." - Anonymous

2014-07-28 WHO Confirms Liberian Died of Ebola in Nigeria
[Deutsche Welle]A man has died of Ebola under quarantine in Nigeria. Before Friday, the virus had killed more than 660 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the first diagnosis in February.

2014-07-28 Payment of Allowances to Team Nigeria Athletes Guaranteed
[Vanguard]The Minister of Sport, Tammy Danagogo, has directed the immediate payment of competition allowances of Team Nigeria athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland.

2014-07-28 Happy Eid El-Fitri
[Vanguard]THE Ramadan has ended. Its demands of abstinence from food and water are some of the easily remembered aspects of the month-long observation, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.

2014-07-28 For Failing to Bribe Policeman With N200 I Was Sentenced to Death
[Vanguard]A shaft of pain knifed through his facial contours as he recounted the grisly experiences he had in prison for more than 23 years.

2014-07-28 West Brom Manager Never Saw Ideye Play Before £10 Transfer
[This Day]Startling revelations are trailing the move of Nigeria international striker, Brown Ideye from Dynamo Kiev to Barclays English Premier League club, West Bromwich Albion. Speaking during an interview which is sure to shock fans of the Baggies, manager of WBA, Alan Irvine has admitted that he has never watched Ideye play live. Irvine said the club signed on the 25-year-old based on the recommendations of "people we trust."

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