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Patience Jonathan now in Congo, says Presidency

Patience Jonathan

The Presidency on Thursday morning broke its silence on the whereabouts of President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience. The Media Assistant to Mrs. Jonathan, Mr. Ayo Adewuyi, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja said the President’s wife is currently in Congo. He said Mrs. Jonathan was in the country to join her colleagues from Africa for the celebration ...

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Drug trafficking : 132 Nigerians waiting to die

.120 on death row in China, 11 in Indonesia, 1 in Singapore Nigeria stands to lose no fewer than 132 citizens who are on death row in various prisons across Indonesia, China and Singapore. While the Taiwan Embassy in Abuja denied knowledge of any Nigerian on death role in its country, the story is totally different in Indonesia who, last ...

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FG demands corpses of executed Nigerians

The Federal Government has condemned the execution of four Nigerians by the Indonesian authorities over drug-related offences, despite pleas for clemency by President Goodluck Jonathan. The government, while commiserating with the families of the deceased, demanded the repatriation of the corpses of the executed Nigerians. It explained that they would be given decent burials by their various communities. A terse ...

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Indonesia dismisses pleas, executes four Nigerians, Australians

Indonesia has executed eight out of nine drug convicts by firing squad despite last-ditch appeals by Australia’s foreign minister for a stay of execution so that claims of corruption during the trials of two Australian prisoners could be investigated. The executions were carried out after midnight (17.30 GMT) at Besi prison on Nusakambangan Island on Tuesday, after the inmates were given 72-hour notice. ...

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$370m Abacha loot traced to Luxembourg

… Swiss government closes doors to looters Nigerians ferrying money to Switzerland will now have to prove that such wealth is acquired legally before they are allowed to lodge such in the European nation’s banks. The Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Hans Rudolf Hodel, who disclosed this after a meeting with the President elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, also disclosed that about $370million ...

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Earthquake devastates Nepal, killing more than 1,900

A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu, killing more than 1,900 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center, and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks. As officials in Nepal faced the devastation on Sunday morning, they said that most of the deaths occurred in Katmandu ...

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Xenophobic attacks: Minister summons envoys from S-Africa

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali, has summoned Nigeria’s senior diplomats on tour of duty in South Africa for consultation over the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country. A statement from the Public Communications Division at the ministry, said those summoned are the Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria, Ambassador Martin Cobham and the Deputy High Commissioner ...

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ECOWAS Parliament condemns Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, has condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, describing it as barbaric and un-African. The Parliament spoke through its Speaker, Senator Ike Ekweremadu  Thursday. The Speaker who also doubles as the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, said the attacks were criminal disrespect for the ...

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Xenophobia: FG may take Zulu King to ICC

..Summons Foreign Affairs Minister; says Nigeria must stand up for Africa, 350 Nigerians displaced The Senate, Wednesday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, following the wave of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. It also hinted that the Federal Government would formally file a criminal case at the International Criminal Court, ICC, ...

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S’Africa must punish perpetrators –ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States has demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of the xenophobic attacks on fellow Africans by South African mobs. ECOWAS also demanded for action on the part of the South African government to halt the attacks. The regional economic block equally offered to work with the government of South Africa to end ...

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