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NYANYA BOMBING: Mastermind, Sadiq Ogwuche arrested in Sudan.

  A mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blasts, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who was on Tuesday declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS, and subsequently placed on the international police (Interpol) red alert, has been arrested.The first Nyanya bombing of April 14 left no fewer than 100 people dead and s...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on May 18, 2014

NYANYA BOMBING: Mastermind, Sadiq Ogwuche arrested in Sudan.

  A mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blasts, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who was on Tuesday declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS, and subsequently placed on the international police (Interpol) red alert, has been arrested.The first Nyanya bombing of April 14 left no fewer than 100 people dead and s...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on May 18, 2014

Ogwuche, fleeing Nyanya bomber arrested in Sudan

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, one of the two suspects declared wanted on Monday by the State Security Service in connection with the 14 April bomb attack at a bus station in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja has been arrested in Sudan. Mike Omeri, the Director General of National Orientation Agency, NOA announced the arrest o...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 15, 2014

Warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

South Sudan’s president and rebel chief signed a ceasefire deal Friday vowing to end nearly five months of civil war, under international pressure to stem bloodshed and avert famine and genocide. President Salva Kiir and rebel boss Riek Machar were congratulated for inking a deal “ending the war&#...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 10, 2014

Obasanjo-led AU Commission arrives South Sudan to probe rights abuses

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo leads the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan. The African Union (AU) Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has embarked on a 10-day mission to the country amidst renewed violence in parts of the country’s oil rich regions. The field mission is an effort to...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 23, 2014

South Sudan rebels slaughter hundreds

JUBA(AFP) – Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred “hundreds” of civilians because of their ethnicity when they captured a key oil town last week, the UN said Monday, calling for a probe into one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation. In the main mosque alone, “more th...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 21, 2014

Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid

South Sudan president Salva Kiir Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan’s Warrap state, a local information minister told United Nations radio, in the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation. “We lost about 28 civilians” in a remote cattle herders’ camp in the ...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 19, 2014

South Sudan: Gunmen storm UN refugee base, kill 20

At least 20 people were killed and another 70 injured by gunmen posing as peaceful protestors who stormed a UN base in South Sudan, the US ambassador to the world body said. Samantha Power strongly condemned Thursday’s “brazen, inhuman attack on unarmed civilians” where 5,000 people are shel...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 18, 2014

Nigeria To Deploy 280 Policemen To Liberia, Sudan

The Nigerian government is to deploy 280 policemen to the United Nations peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Sudan. Addressing the officers and men at a brief ceremony in Abuja, the Inspector General of Police, Mohamed Abubakar, urged them to be of good behaviour and worthy ambassadors of Nigeria. He assured...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Nov 19, 2013

Sudan marchers want Al Bashir overthrown

About 1,000 people marched in the Sudanese capital calling for the overthrow of the government of President Omar Al Bashir, after a ceremony late Sunday mourning those gunned down in days of fuel price protests, witnesses said. The rally began in Khartoum’s wealthy Mansheeya neighbourhood, which was hom...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Sep 30, 2013

Protests in Sudan over fuel price hikes

Sudanese demonstrators angry over oil price hikes set fire to the ruling party’s headquarters in the capital’s twin city of Omdurman Tuesday as protests spread across the country, witnesses said. “I saw the building’s three floors on fire as people fled,” a witness told AFP, sayi...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Sep 24, 2013

Sudan Delays Blockage Of South Sudan Oil Flows For Two Weeks

Sudan has postponed the shutdown of pipelines carrying oil from South Sudan for two weeks to allow more time to end a row over alleged rebel support, an official said on Friday in a last-minute effort to keep vital crude exports flowing. Sudan, the sole conduit for South Sudan’s oil exports, said last m...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Jul 27, 2013

South Sudan

  South Sudan’s President has sacked the entire Cabinet. This is in an apparent power struggle with other Senior Leaders. President Salvakiir issued a decree dismissing all Ministers and Deputy Ministers, as well as vice-President Riekmachar no clear reason was given for the sackings. There have be...

Categories: AIT
Posted on Jul 24, 2013

FG defends hosting Sudan President Omar al-Bashir

ABUJA (AFP) – Nigeria’s presidency on Monday defended welcoming Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to the country for an African Union health summit despite war crimes charges against him, saying it cannot interfere in AU affairs. Bashir arrived in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Sunday for the summit on HIV/AI...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Jul 15, 2013

South Sudan

   The youngest Nation in the world South Sudan on Tuesday celebrated its second independent anniversary with hopes that the young nation will soon overcome its teething problems.  The country’s embassy in Nigeria rolled out the drums in celebration of the independence anniversary with a strong appea...

Categories: AIT
Posted on Jul 10, 2013

South Sudan Accuses Sudan Of Attacks In Disputed Borderland

South Sudan accused Sudan’s army on Friday of launching two separate attacks with planes and land troops on areas near their disputed border, in a new sign of friction between the former civil war foes. Relations between the African neighbors hit a low when Sudan threatened last month to halt South Suda...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Jul 5, 2013

South Sudan President Suspends Two Ministers In Fraud Inquiry

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has suspended two key ministers in a fraud investigation, the government said on Wednesday. Western donors have warned South Sudan’s government that aid payments are at risk unless it tackles the corruption undermining development in a country devastated from decades ...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Jun 20, 2013

Iraq Aids Sudan

Iraq has agreed to export oil to Sudan and accept deferred payment, the Investment Minister of the African Country, which is battling severe economic crisis, said on Wednesday. Sudan has been struggling to meet local demand for diesel and other oil products since losing most of its crude output with the seces...

Categories: AIT
Posted on Jun 7, 2013

Thousands Flee South Sudan Conflict To Seek Refuge

More than 23 500 people have fled fighting in South Sudan’s Jonglei state and sought refuge in neighbouring countries of Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, a U.N. official said Friday. Tim Irwin, a spokesman in South Sudan for the U.N.’s refugee agency, said majority of the refugees were fleeing to Ethio...

Categories: Channels
Posted on May 31, 2013

South Sudan Refugees

More than nineteen thousand people have fled fighting in the East of South Sudan and sought refuge in neighboring Countries since the start of the year. U.N. Sources say almost twelve thousand have entered Ethiopia from South Sudan’s Jonglei State, where the army is trying to put down a rebellion. Some ...

Categories: AIT
Posted on May 30, 2013

World Cup: Ghana Name Squad For Sudan, Lesotho Ties

Ghana coach, Kwesi Appiah, has named a 25-man squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho. The list released Friday in Accra, Ghana had some surprise inclusions, top of which is long-time absentee Dominic Adiyiah Also getting a recall for action with the Black Stars is France-based...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 25, 2013

Sudan steps up arrests, threats to bury alive, deportations of Christians

Sudan has stepped up its arrests and deportations of Christians, with interrogation including threats to bury them alive, sources said. A Sudan Pentecostal Church building the government bulldozed earlier this year. (Morning Star News) Besides the deportation to South Sudan of the secretary general of the Sud...

Categories: African Spotlight
Posted on May 1, 2013

Sudan, South Sudan agree to open border crossings

(Reuters) – Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Tuesday to open 10 crossings along their joint border to boost travel and trade after a thaw in relations between two sides that had come close to war. Highlighting the volatile situation along the 2,000-km (1,200-mile) boundary, Sudan’s army and rebels ...

Categories: African Spotlight
Posted on Apr 23, 2013

Sudan’s Bashir pledges peace in first South Sudan visit since split

(Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Friday he wanted peace and normal relations with South Sudan in his first visit there since it split off from his country in 2011 after decades of civil war. Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (L) and his South Sudan counterpart Sal...

Categories: African Spotlight
Posted on Apr 12, 2013

South Sudan resumes oil production, more than a year after it was halted by disputes

South Sudan has restarted oil production, more than a year after it was halted by disputes with its neighbour Sudan. The two countries, which formally split in 2011, agreed to resume transfers of oil across the border last month. The resumption comes as part of efforts to avoid an all-out conflict over oil re...

Categories: African Spotlight
Posted on Apr 7, 2013

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