Category Archives: News

Who will call the First Lady to order?

Patience JonathanBefore the return of civil rule on May 29, 1999, not many Nigerians knew the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. We recall vividly, that throughout the close to three-year period Jonathan served as Vice-President, his wife, Patience, knew her limitations and fully accorded the then First Lady, Hajia Turai Yar’Adua, the respect she rightly deserved. This was probably why throughout the tenure of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua/Goodluck Jonathan; there were no reported cases of frosty relationship or altercation between Turai and Patience. Continue reading

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EU Condemns Edo State Executions

Oshiomhole-EUEU advocates for the abolition of capital punishment in Nigeria has Condemned the  trail and hanging of four criminals on Monday by the Edo State Government.

Four convicts including Osaremwinda Aiguohian and Daniel Nsofor, were hanged on Monday at an undisclosed location Continue reading

Civilian JTF target Boko Haram Member in Northeast of Nigeria

 Youth fight Boko haramYoung men armed with machetes and sticks have entered the streets of Nigeria’s biggest city in thenortheast to target suspected Boko Haram members, even as soldiers continued an offensive against the radical fighters.

The vigilante group, known as “Civilian JTF,” a play off the acronym used to describe the joint military and police taskforce in the region, started taking up arms after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency May 14 in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states — a territory of around 155,000 square kilometers (60,000 square miles) of the Sahel bordering Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Continue reading

Gay Lobby at work at the Vatican; Pope confirms

pope Francis1In private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group,Pope Francis lamented that a “gay lobby” was at work at the Vatican.

It was an apparent reference to allegations in the Italian media that blackmail was taking place within the Vatican against high-ranking prelates who are gay. Continue reading

MKO Abiola, Saro-Wiwa; Democracy Heroes of – MOSOP

KEN-ABIOLAOGONIS have described late Chief Moshood Abiola and  late Ken Saro-Wiwa as heroes of  the country’s democracy.

In a statement, Wednesday, by the Kingdom Coordinators Forum of Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, the body said that the ultimatum handed the military government of former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha by the Commonwealth after the judicial murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa, contributed largely to the emergence of the country’s democracy. Continue reading

Youth Captures Islamic Militants in Maiduguri

BOKO_protestsAt least 70 Boko Haram members have been killed in within one week in separate  locations in Maiduguri, Borno State Capital, a Senior Security official revealed to pointblanknews.com

This is happening at time when a group of youth are volunteering to assist the Military in the  ongoing military actions in Borno State  captured and handed over 30 suspected Boko Haram members. Continue reading

Nigeria NGO To Establish Breast Milk Banks

Breast feedingA Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Afribaby Initiative, said it plans to establish breast milk banks in Nigeria to enable proper breastfeeding of babies including the motherless.

The founder of the organisation, Oscar Odiboh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday that the banks would collect, screen, preserve and distribute human milk to babies.

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