Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Latest News From Nigeria

Abuja Property - FHA Commences House Verification in FCT 21 Feb 2007 18:17
El-Rufai Commends Microsoft for Abuja Product Launch 21 Feb 2007 18:17
Nigeria urged do more to stem bird flu 21 Feb 2007 18:17
Lebanese hostage released in Nigeria 21 Feb 2007 18:16
Nigerian Senate rebukes Obasanjo over elections 21 Feb 2007 17:42
Lebanese hostage freed in Niger Delta: Italy 21 Feb 2007 17:38
Niger Delta militant group denies report of talks with gov't 21 Feb 2007 17:38
Nigeria: FG, Shell, UN, Ogoni to Sign MoU - Kukah 21 Feb 2007 17:32
Nigeria: Ibori Reacts to Clark's Statement On Dokubo 21 Feb 2007 17:32
Nigeria may disburse -4 bln oil windfall before poll 21 Feb 2007 17:29
Gilat to Supply Broadband Net to Nigerian ISP 21 Feb 2007 16:34
Nigeria: Senate to Probe Important Commission 21 Feb 2007 16:32
Nigeria: SSS Places N1m Ransom On Oyo NURTW Chairman 21 Feb 2007 16:32

Nigeria: Why We Are Not Monitoring Insurance Consolidation - EFCC Boss 21 Feb 2007 16:32
Nigerians Urged to Embrace Scientific Innovations 21 Feb 2007 16:28
Nigeria : Blaze consumes goods worth N1bn at Onitsha market 21 Feb 2007 15:30
Nigeria: Indicted Candidates [editorial] 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: Oyo Crisis - SSS Places N1m Reward On Tokyo 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: EFCC List - Senate's Latest Intervention 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: Fraud - Doctors Petition IGP Over Threat to Life 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: I'm Not On Trial for Any Offence--Ugochukwu 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: Militants Make Counter Claims Over Planned Attack 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: Obasanjo's Visit - Vandals Remove Powerline 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: Senate Faults EFCC's Graft List -VP Says It's for Witch-Hunt 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: The Media And the EFCC List [opinion] 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: UAD Faults EFCC's Anti-Graft War 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: ...'fatal Blow to Lawlessness' 21 Feb 2007 15:29
Nigeria: Yabatech Begins N50 Million ICT Centre 21 Feb 2007 15:28

Nigeria may disburse $4 bln oil windfall before poll 21 Feb 2007 15:28
Oyo Crisis - SSS Places N1m Reward On Tokyo 21 Feb 2007 14:55
Peacekeeping Troops To Come From Nigeria 21 Feb 2007 14:55
Somalia: Peacekeeping Troops To Come From Nigeria 21 Feb 2007 14:55
Bonnke Tasks Nigerian Politicians On April Poll 21 Feb 2007 14:55
Nigeria: Explosion Rocks Rivers Varsity 21 Feb 2007 14:51
Nigeria: Nigerians Urged to Embrace Scientific Innovations 21 Feb 2007 14:51
Nigeria: Algiers Games - Nigeria to Hire Egbunike 21 Feb 2007 13:56
Nigeria: 'Youth Empowerment, Education, Key to Militancy'-- Soberekon 21 Feb 2007 13:51
Nigeria: How Uniabuja Students Died Celebrating Valentine 21 Feb 2007 13:51
Nigeria: Visiting Panel Indicts Provost 21 Feb 2007 13:51
Gilat Provides SkyEdge Broadband Satellite Network to Hyperia, a Leading ISP in Nigeria 21 Feb 2007 13:38
Nigeria: British Council Introduces Career Devt Programme 21 Feb 2007 13:37
How Staff Unions Shut Down Ibadan Varsity 21 Feb 2007 13:33
Private Partnerships And Nigerian Children 21 Feb 2007 13:33
Lagos Subeb Hosts First Primary Schools Debate 21 Feb 2007 13:33
Nigeria: Chinese Language Council Donates N1.9m Equipment to Unizik 21 Feb 2007 13:29
Nigeria: Child Rights - Nominee Pledges Local Implementation 21 Feb 2007 12:52
Nigeria: The Defeat of the Homosexuals [opinion] 21 Feb 2007 12:52
Why Nigerian Education Should Reflect Global Perspective 21 Feb 2007 12:52
NIGERIA: FAO warns more effort needed to check worsening bird flu crisis 21 Feb 2007 12:50
FAO urges Nigeria to enhance measures against Avian Flu 21 Feb 2007 12:34 / 1-50 of 1491 / More stories

Saturday, February 03, 2007

AMIS Civpol Monitor Shot Dead In Darfur

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Headquarters Ceasefire Commission African Union Mission in SudanEl-Fasher SudanFax: +249-731-831457, e-mail: aucfc2005@yahoo.com


Press Statement
by the AU Ceasefire Commission on the killing of an AMIS Civpol monitor

The AU Ceasefire Commission is shocked by the news of the killing of an AMIS CIVPOL monitor who was shot dead today 1 February 2007 by unknown gunmen who snatched the AMIS vehicle in which the officer with two other colleagues were riding in.

The Ceasefire Commission condemns the shooting of the officer who was unarmed and performing his normal patrol duty in an IDP camp at the time.

It is to be recalled that on 10 December 2006 an AMIS military officer was abducted along with his vehicle by unknown persons and has not been found to date. Also, on 22 December 2006 and on 26 January 2007 AMIS vehicles were hijacked by unknown persons.

AMIS is calling on the perpetrators to desist from such ruthless acts and is strongly appealing to them to handover the officer unconditionally and return the vehicles they have snatched without further delay.

Once again the AU Ceasefire Commission would like to remind the perpetrators that AMIS is here to help Sudan make peace and is not part of the conflict in Darfur.


El Fasher, 1 February 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

King Kong Versus Godzilla

The titanic battle between the King Kong and Godzilla of Nigerian politics is still on as the President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar are at loggerheads over the political leadership of Nigeria. And Atiku seems to have gained the upper hand in the power struggle.

Atiku was on leave in the US and met with American journalists to tell them how corrupt President Olusegun Obasanjo is. And to defend himself, Obasanjo invited 12 American journalists to his Aso Villa in Abuja and told them that the Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the one guilty of corruption. But one of the journalists preferred to visit Ajegunle,the notorious ghetto in downtown Lagos city and the miserable lives of the poverty-stricken Nigerians he saw there made him wiser.

When fools are in power
There will be disorder.