Posts Tagged ‘Assassination’

‘Oil price could hit $80pb following US assassination of Iranian commander’

Analysts at political risk consultancy, Eurasia Group, in a research note published on Friday said oil price could hit $80 per barrel soon, following the assassination early Friday of General Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s foremost military commander in a drone strike orchestrated by American forces at Baghdad International Airport. They said, “One thing is clear: Iran will […]

BREAKING| Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional ‘coup’ bid

Ehiopia’s army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in the north of the country, underscoring political instability as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to reform the nation. Violence flared on Saturday afternoon in Amhara, one of nine autonomous regions, when a “hit squad” […]

Senator Dino Melaye slams Gov Yahaya Bello over alleged assassination plot

A member of the Nigerian Senate, Dino Melaye, has again accused Kogi state government of planning to assassinate him on March 8 or 9. Melaye, who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly got reelected in last Saturday’s senatorial election defeating his closest rival of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Smart Adeyemi. […]

Wike alleges assassination attempt on his life

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged an assassination attempt on him, revealing how he survived it on Thursday night, after soldiers from the 6 Division confronted his security details. Governor Wike also alerted Nigerians that the military had supplied fake uniforms to militants hired by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the purpose of […]

Badeh’s Assassination: Why the Lies?

First, may we please take a lengthy aside. Reactions to my last article, “Question for Former President Goodluck Jonathan” revealed the real trouble with social media. Despite my having expressly invited robust debates on certain things such as how the immediate past President fitted the bill of a “Philosophy King,” or how the man showed […]

Air Marshal Badeh’s Assassination Must be Investigated

The gruesome murder of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh by gunmen on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, was a sad reminder of the perilous times we live in, here in Nigeria. The atmosphere of insecurity, amplified by the Boko Haram insurgency, armed herdsmen attacks, the siege on Zamfara State by bandits […]