~ Cynthia Osokogu: NOA to honour 7 policemen
“NOA will soon confer the award on seven policemen for their dedication and professional competence displayed in their speedy investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Cynthia Osokogu.”
~ Robbers sack Lagos, Ogun landlords from homes
Some Lagos and Ogun landlords have abandoned their homes because of persistent robbery attacks.
~ Day robbers laid siege to Lagos.
Residents living in the Agege, Anthony village, Ojodu, Ogba, Itire, Gbagada, Ilasamaja, and Ikeja areas of the metropolis were practically held hostage as not less than 12 robbers, armed with sophisticated weapons, reportedly attacked some bureau de change operators.
By the time the attacks, which altogether lasted about two hours, were over, motorists, roadside vendors and other businesses had been forced to part with cash and other valuable items. Three policemen and one civilian were dead, while many others, including an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, were wounded.
~ Court refuses to stop Reps from impeaching Jonathan
An Abuja Federal High Court on Friday refused to order the House of Representatives to refrain from its threat to commence impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan over the implementation of the 2012 budget. The National Chairman of the African Liberation Party, Dr. Emmanuel Okereke, had in an ex-parte application, asked the court to restrain the lawmakers from going ahead with their threat to impeach the President over what they described as poor implementation of the budget.
Fury about a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad tore across the Middle East after weekly prayers on Friday with protesters attacking U.S. embassies and burning American flags as the Pentagon rushed to bolster security at its missions.
At least seven people were killed as local police struggled to repel assaults after weekly Muslim prayers in Tunisia and Sudan, while there was new violence in Egypt and Yemen and across the Muslim world, driven by emotions ranging from piety to anger at Western power to frustrations with local leaders and poverty.