Strike: ASUP Agrees to End Strike Soon as ASUU Snubs Senate Education Committee

Nigeria's Education Minister Ruqayyatu Rufai

Nigeria’s Education Minister Ruqayyatu Rufai

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Tuesday heeded pleas from the Senate Committee on Education, Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i and his Labour and Productivity counterpart, Chief Emeka Wogu, to end its seven-week-old strike. Continue reading

Ihejirika: Terrorists Smuggled Explosives into Lagos in Fuel Tankers

Two weeks after the plot to bomb about 16 landmarks in Lagos was uncovered and 14 culprits arrested, new information has shown that the suspected terrorists had smuggled in the said explosives and the detonators in empty fuel tankers. Continue reading

Suspected Thieves Arrested in Aircraft

Two passengers were arrested Wednesday for theft inside an Abuja-bound Med-View Airline flight. They were on the flight, which took off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos when security officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) nabbed them while they were attempting to steal N1.5 million from the hand luggage compartment of the aircraft. Continue reading

Man Rapes Daughters, 15-Month-Old Granddaughter

It is perhaps the worst degree of incest for a man to serially sleep with his daughters and worse still, with a 15-month-old granddaughter.

It all looked like a tale from a movie when seven-year-old yesterday recounted how her father had repeatedly had carnal knowledge of her. Continue reading

NSCDC Boss Clears Lagos Commandant

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has cleared the Lagos State Commandant of the Corps, Mr Obafaiye Shem, of any ‘wrongdoing’ over his inability
to name the organisation’s website during a live interview on Channels Television recently. Continue reading

2015: APC unfolds agenda for Nigeria

BARELY a week after four parties in Nigeria fused into one, ten governors under the platform of the newly-formed All Progressives’
Congress, APC, met in Abuja, on tuesday, and picked zonal contact mobilisation coordinators for the country. Continue reading

Lightning strikes St. Peters hours after the Pope announced resignation

Lightning strikes St. Peters Basilica hours after the Pope announced resignation Feb 13th 2013, 7:22. Was it just Mother Nature or a sign from God?

Lightning appeared to strike St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City on Monday just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, according to the BBC. The lightning strike
happened around 6 p.m. local time. (Photo above).

AFP was the first to publish the startling photo of a lightning bolt coming out of the heavens and appearing to strike the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of Catholicism’s holiest sites.

AFP photographer Filippo Monteforte caught the amazing photograph during a storm.

“It was icy cold and the rain was falling in sheets,” he told AFP.

“When the storm started, I thought that
lightning might strike the rod, so I decided it was worth seeing whether – if it DID strike – I could get the shot at exactly the right

He waited two hours before lightning struck twice and he captured a still image.

“The first bolt was huge and lit up the sky, but
unfortunately I missed it,” he told AFP. “I had better luck the second time, and was able to snap a couple of images of the dome
illuminated by the bolt.”