Top 10 Nigeria News Headlines Of The Week

Nigeria News Headlines

Feb 3, 2012 – Top 10 Nigeria News Headlines Of The Week

Below are the top 10 Nigeria News headlines for this week.

1. Major Al Mustapha sentenced to death by hanging over Kudirat abiola’s death

al mustapha sentenced to death by hanging

On Monday the 30th of January, 2012 , the former CSO to late Sanni Abachi and his partner-in-crime, Alhaji Lateef Shofolahan who happens to be a protocol officer in MKO Abiola Campaign were both sentenced to death by hanging for the brutal murder of Kudirat Abiola in 1994. (Read Al mustapha sentenced to death by hanging).

2. Dimeji Bankole & Bayero Nafado Acquitted

Dimeji bankole and nafada freed

On the 31st of January, 2012, an Abuja High court declared cleared the 2 of fraud allegations. (Read Dimeji Bankole & Nafada Acquitted)

3. US Consular General in Lagos – Over 100,000 Nigerians Apply For US Visa in 2011






The Consular Chief, US Consulate General in Lagos, Mr Carl Cockburn said at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday January 31st that no fewer than 100,000 Nigerians applied for the United States visas in 2011 and more than 50 percent of the number were granted visas.

 4. National Union of Petroleum and National Gas Workers Commenced Indefinite Strike Nationwide






The National Union of Petroleum and National Gas Workers on Tuesday, January 31st commenced an indefinite nationwide strike. According to the Lagos state Chairman of the union, the reason for embarking on the strike was to draw the government’s attention to a dispute between its branch in Shell Nigeria and the management of the oil firm.

5. ASUU Suspends Two-month Old Strike






The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Wednesday February 1st suspended its two month nationwide strike. The National Executive Council of the union directed all university lecturers to resume back to work on Thursday February 2nd. (Read ASUU Suspends Strike)

6. National Youth Service Corps Service Update For 2013






The Minister of Youth Development, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullai on Wednesday February 1st said that the Ministry had directed that from next year 2013, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) should post corps members to rural areas only with no provision for redeployment.

7. Boko Haram Hits Kogi State, 4 Killed

boko haram attack in kogi state

Islamic sect, Boko Haram struck, Friday February 3rd, at Ajaokuta in Kogi state killing four persons as the sect attacked a police station and a bank in the town. ( Read Boko Haram Attack in Kogi State )

8. Cult Clash At MAPOLY: Eiye Confraternity Vs Buccaneers








Five people were killed on Feb 1st during a clash between 2 rival cult groups at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. ( Read 5 People Killed in MAPOLY Cult Clash )

9. Armed Robbers Carted Away US$600,000 From Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.






Armed Robbers on Wednesday February 1st, carted away US$600,000 (N95, 969, 998.17 million) from a Bureau De Change operator inside Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. The robbers stormed the car park and shot sporadically into the air, wounding a woman, before dispossessing their victim of the said amount at about 8.30pm.

10. LASTMA Official Pushed Bus Conductor To His Death


A bus conductor on Thursday, February 2nd fell to his death after he was pulled down from a moving bus by a LASTMA official. Eyewitnesses say another vehicle ran over the conductor as he fell from his bus, killing him instantly. The incident happened around 11 am at Motorways, Ikeja on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

11.Boko Haram Fighting Each Other: 6 Killed During Fight For Supremacy

boko haram fighting each other

At least 6 members of the Boko Haram Sect were killed during a tough battle for supremacy in Borno State. (Read Boko Haram Killing Each Other)

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This week has definitely been a tough one. Please remember Nigeria in your prayers.

Have a lovely weekend everyone ! Lots of love