Bird Flu Update

H5N1 Avian flu in chickens has been confirmed in 8 States in Nigeria. No bird flu has been confirmed south of the Benue and Niger rivers. A report from Kwara is under investigation. Yesterday 6 dead, and several ill vultures … read more

Buses collided killing 36

Two commuter buses collided head-on in northern Nigeria and burst into flames, killing 36 people, police and witnesses said. The accident occurred Saturday night in the northern town of Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa state, said police spokesman Awalu Bebeji. It was … read more

Alamieyeseigha Offers Help on Hostages

IMPEACHED Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, has volunteered to assist in securing release of the nine foreign oil workers kidnapped by ethnic militias in the Niger Delta. Alamieyeseigha, standing trial for alleged money laundering, said if contacted, he could secure … read more

Nigerians Make Demands, With Hostage’s Support

Nigerian militants who last week abducted nine foreign oil workers, including three Americans, demanded Friday that their government commit to jump-starting development in their chronically poor, southern region, which derives little apparent benefit from its vast oil fields. “We are … read more