Headline News, Fri, 29 July 2016: Many Wounded As Boko Haram Attacks UN Team, Soldiers In Bama


Rivers: I ran a transparent government, I never received N3trn as Governor – Amaechi

Mikel Obi denies donating $30,000 to Nigeria’s Olympic squad

Why I asked principals, students to apologize upon violent protest – Governor Ajimobi

If I stop talking, Nigerians will suffer – Fayose boasts

Budget padding: Northern Elders support investigation of House members

Three Nigerians killed by firing squad in Indonesia

Tension in Ikere Ekiti as cultists kill one, 20 arrested

Many wounded as Boko Haram attacks UN team, soldiers in Bama

Kaduna State Government dismisses three directors, others over land, Hajj scandal

Buhari charge religious leaders on public communication

Any state owing salary should not exist – Amosun

Attack on UNIJOS VC’s residence: One person killed, policeman injured; suspects escape with rifle

Aguiyi-Ironsi’s killing: Danjuma, others should apologize to Ndigbo – Ohanaeze

Two escape death as car falls off bridge in Abuja

Boko Haram: We are facing food crisis – Borno government cries for help

Buhari congratulates Fr. Mbaka on 21st anniversary of priestly ordination

Teenager rapes 35-year-old woman in Ekiti

Court sacks Markafi, affirms Sheriff as PDP National Chairman

NSCDC orders submission of names, addresses of expatriate security firms

Welfare: NMA gives 14-day ultimatum to Kano government

Police arrest kidnappers of mother, 1-year-old baby in Rivers

EFCC on wild goose chase in Ekiti – Fayose

SS2 student leader of robbery gang arrested in Cross River

Nigeria’s leaders causing failure of PPP –Utomi

We’ll talk with militants, say Ijaw leaders

Internet fraud: AAUA suspends student arrested by EFCC

Ize-Iyamu didn’t make me gov, says Oshiomhole

Obiano dares Anambra protesters, installs Oraukwu monarch

Sokoto uncovers 13,000 ghost workers in LGAs

El-Rufai sacks three directors, others over land, hajj scandal

I almost fled to Cameroon during Jonathan’s regime – Lamido

Convoy attack: UN suspends aid to Borno

Alleged Turkish coupists own schools, hospitals in Nigeria –Envoy

Anti-corruption War Not To Embarrass Anyone – PMB

Indonesia executes three Nigerians, one local, despite protests

Decentralisation, Islamic banking will empower MSMEs for economic growth, says WIEF

Nigeria loses $2.8bn to importation of foreign ICT products

More Trouble For PDP As Court Sacks Makarfi

Udoma parleys Chinese EXIM Bank for infrastructure loan

Security Challenges Threaten Nigeria’s Unity, Says Chief of Defence Staff

Nollywood Actress Aimaku Accuses #SaveMayowa Campaign of Fraud

APC Governors Have No Business Meddling In NASS Affair – Apena

Allow Us To Manage IDPs, N/East Youths Tells FG

Join Us In Bakassi Agitation’, Ita- Giwa Tells Obono- Obla

PDP Chairmanship: Dokpesi To Step Down For Bode George

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Number of pilots, technicians to hit 1.5m by 2035, says Boeing

Erdogan Doesn’t Need Coup To Consolidate Power – Oztunc

Mozambique closes in on huge gas deal after years of delays

Tanzania hands out cash to help its very poorest kickstart businesses

With Aisha Buhari’s Get Involved, Future Assured

Fury Of Step Mothers: Stakeholders Identify Causes, Solutions

How FG’s Ban On Rice Importation Stimulates Youths, Women Into Farming

FORGERY: Police Arraign Man, 56, For Alleged False Information

Military: Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds 5

Tax debt: FIRS shuts more firms in Lagos, Abuja

Huawei posts $11.6b profit on global smartphone shipments

NACCIMA worries over dwindling fortunes of real sector

50 Years After, Aguiyi-Ironsi’s Son Speaks On 1966 Coup

Judge Accuses EFCC Lawyer Of ‘Professional Misconduct’

Kaduna releases proposed LGAs’ 2016 budget

Government mulls single digit interest rate regime for SMEs

Wi-pay technologies secures mobile money license from CBN

We’ll talk with militants, say Ijaw leaders

Internet fraud: AAUA suspends student arrested by EFCC

Ize-Iyamu didn’t make me gov, says Oshiomhole

Obiano dares Anambra protesters, installs Oraukwu monarch

‘100,000 Jobs Lost To Fish Importation’

As a girl, my father refused to sponsor me to university– Eucharia Anunobi

EFCC on wild goose chase in Ekiti — Fayose

I was told ‘clean’ cars are in Lekki: IMSU student docked for parts theft

Festac electricity consumers insist on pre-paid meters

N800m crime: Judge lambasts EFCC lawyer over forfeiture order

Akarigbo’s death: Ogun donates N10m to RTC

N481bn Budget Padding: Heads to roll in NASS

Melania Trump’s website deleted after degree questions


UNICEF statement on attack on humanitarian convoy in northeastern Nigeria

NEW YORK, 28 July 2016 – Today unknown assailants attacked a humanitarian convoy that included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA and IOM.  The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance.

UNICEF can confirm that a UNICEF employee and an IOM contractor were injured in the attack and are being treated at a local hospital.  All other UNICEF, IOM and UNFPA staff are safe.

The convoy was in a remote area of northeastern Nigeria, where protracted conflict has caused extreme suffering and has triggered a severe malnutrition crisis.  This was not only an attack on humanitarian workers.  It is an attack on the people who most need the assistance and aid that these workers were bringing.

The United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions pending review of the security situation.