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Kidnapped mother of Nigeria’s finance Minister freed

Kidnapped mother of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance’s, Professor Kamene Okonjo has been released. Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, who confirmed her release said the 82-year-old grandmother, who was abducted Sunday, was released hale and hearty early Friday morning.  Prof Okonjo is the wife of the King of Ogwashi-Uku, Professor Chukuka …

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Whitney Houston Dead at 48

The associated Press and CNN has reported that Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48. More details will be made available as they unfold. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston (1963-2012) was born on August …

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Odumegwu-Ojukwu (1933-2011)

U.K – Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ikemba Nnewi has died in a London hospital after a protracted illness following a stroke. He was 78. The ailing leader of the defunct Biafran Republic and  leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was born on 4 November 1933 …

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Americans gather at the White House to Celebrate the Death of Osama Bin Laden

At 10:36pm Central time, President Barack Obama officially announced the assassination of Osama Bin Laden during a special covert operation. As the announcement was made, thousands of Americans had gathered outside the white house to celebrate the news. President Obama said that Osama Bin Laden was killed in a compound …

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Bianca Ojukwu appointed SSA of Diaspora Affairs

ABUJA, Nigeria – Bianca Ojukwu, wife of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has been appointed by Nigeria’s president to a government position. In a recent statement by a spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan, Bianca Ojukwu would serve as senior special assistant (SSA) of Diaspora affairs. The statement said her appointment took immediate …

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Nigeria: Middle class in fear as kidnapping becomes a trend

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria – Masked armed men guard Nigeria’s elite in this volatile oil-rich region, but the country’s middle class can only lock their doors and pray each time their children leave home. Kidnappers who once targeted foreign oil workers are now abducting children — including one as young as …

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