Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

UN urges Nigeria bird flu action

Nigeria must step up its measures to prevent further spread of the deadly bird flu virus, the UN has warned. The government needs to clamp down on the trade in poultry and intensify culling and movement controls, said two UN … read more

Crackdown on Nigeria Sharia group

Nigeria’s federal government has accused the northern Kano State’s government of seeking foreign funding to train an Islamic militia. Information Minister Frank Nweke said the state was trying to turn Hisbah, a volunteer group that enforces Islamic law, into a … read more

Bird Flu Red Alert In Lagos

Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, tried to calm nerves on Thursday over the outbreak of bird flu that has claimed over 200,000 chickens and poses a threat to humans. He set up a team to curb the spread of … read more

Militants Threaten Fresh Attack On Foreigners

Militants sympathetic to detained Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo on Thursday gave foreign countries up till February 12 to evacuate their nationals from the Niger Delta. They threatened another round of violence if the warning is not heeded. Dokubo, leader of the Niger … read more


There are reports of an outbreak of H5N1 Avian flu in chickens in the North of Nigeria and possibly in the Federal Territory. It is important to put the human risk into perspective. H5N1 is a disease of poultry, and … read more

African bird flu ‘set to spread’

The first case of H5N1 bird flu in Africa is likely to be followed quickly by others, creating a “very severe situation”, the UN’s top expert says. Dr David Nabarro of the World Health Organizaton (WHO) told the BBC the … read more

UK & US unite against 3rd term bid

NIGERIA’S future, especially next year’s presidential elections, has continued to feature widely in official and diplomatic circles in both the United States (U.S.) and Britain. However, both western governments have resolved to adopt different strategies to achieve the same goal: … read more