Independence day bombing: Henry Okah jailed for 24 years

South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday has sentenced the leader of the Movement of the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Henry Okah, to 24 years in prison.
On 21 January, Okah was found guilty on 13 counts of terrorism, including engaging in terrorist activities, conspiracy to engage in terrorist activities, and delivering, placing, and detonating an explosive device. 

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President Jonathan should be impeached – Joel Brinkley-LA Times

By Joel Brinkley

Just outside President Goodluck Jonathan’s office sat 17 ambulances, just in case he or one of his aides fell ill. They were seldom if ever used.

No actual health-care facility nationwide had as many, and in fact a few still have none at all. But as soon as a Nigerian newspaper took a photo of the ambulances and published a story about them, they suddenly Continue reading

Chinua Achebe is dead

Chinua Achebethe internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissident who gave literary birth to modern Africa with Things Fall Apart, has died. He was 82.

Achebe died following a brief illness, said his agent, Andrew Wylie. “He was also a beloved husband, father, uncle and grandfather, whose wisdom and courage are an inspiration to all who knew him,” Wylie said.

For decades, Achebe penned novels, stories and Continue reading

4 Ways to Prepare for An Interview

1. Prepare your appearance

  • I know that there are varying opinions on what to wear for an interview, but in my experience and opinion and from talking to people across careers, there should be some basics.  If you are applying for any type of office job, professional position, or anything that you might call a Continue reading

that is just the way to go. no amnesty

AFRICA NEWS UPDATE

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigerian has stated that his government cannot grant an amnesty to the militant group Boko Haram because the government does not known who its members are or what they want to achieve in their attacks.

President Jonathan said the Boko Haram militants are like ghosts, operating under cover with no identity.

President Jonathan was on his first official visit to the north-eastern region worst hit by the group’s insurgency since it began operation in 2009.

“On the issue of amnesty, you cannot declare amnesty for ghosts, Boko Haram are still operating as ghosts, you don’t see the person,” he told reporters in the city of Maiduguri which is considered to be the headquarters of Boko Haram.

“You cannot declare amnesty for people that are operating under a veil so we can’t even discuss the issue of amnesty, let them come, let them tell us their problems”…

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