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AllAfrica News: Nigeria
  • Fear Grips Lagos Drivers, Conductors As Government Plans to Ban Danfo Buses
    [Premium Times] For Ayo Bamidele, a typical day begins at 4:00 a.m. and ends 19 hours later at about 11:00 p.m. A driver of the popular commercial mini-bus, otherwise known as 'Danfo', Mr. Bamidele plies the Oshodi-Ilupeju route of the Lagos metropolis. But because he resides in Agbado-Ijaiye part of the city, he wakes up very early and gets home late in the night. And, like most Lagosians, Ayo does not enjoy the 7-9 hours sleep range recommended by the National Sleep Foundation.
  • Woman Dies As Car Plunges Into Lagos Lagoon
    [Premium Times] Tragedy struck Saturday night when a silver-coloured Kia Rio car plunged into the Lagoon at Mekwen Bridge, Bonny camp, Marina, at about 7.47 p.m., killing a woman.
  • Foreigners Targeted in Attacks
    [East African] Pretoria -South Africa's Pretoria West residents went on a rampage on Saturday and petrol bombed two houses belonging to foreign nationals.
  • Suicide Bombers Die in Failed Attack in Nigeria
    [Al Jazeera] As many as seven suicide bombers, six of them women, have blown themselves up while trying to attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to emergency services officials.
  • Dozens Feared Dead in Boat Accident
    [Vanguard] Makurdi -At least 11 persons reportedly lost their lives yesterday when a boat they were traveling in capsized at Kaambe crossing point at Gbajimba in Guma local government area of Benue State.

QUOTES

A bad military administration is worse than a raging, uncontrollable mob and an armed robber. In politics, he destroys and kills and guards himself with his arms. In social systems, he destroys and demolishes and stands armed on the tower ready for the worst to happen to whosoever may lift up his voice or his head...


Gen Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former military ruler and later civilian President; In his book - "This Animal Called man".


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