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U.S. Female Missionary, Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped In Kogi State

U.S. Female Missionary, Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped In Kogi State

An American woman working as a Christian missionary in Nigeria was kidnapped overnight, the website of the Free Methodist Church and a security source said on Tuesday. “Early this morning we received a report that Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, Nigeria by

Guinness Announces 5% Revenue Rise

Guinness Nigeria has announced its interim results for the six months which ended December 31, 2014. The company delivered a five percent increase in revenue, while gross profit was up by two percent. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr John O’Keeffee, said: “We experienced improvement in performance during the half as revenue

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Attacks GSM Market In Potiskum

Suicide bomber attacks GSM market in Potiskum, Yobe state, scores feared dead. This is the second attack at the GSM market in a month. The last bomb attack in Potiskum was in a restaurant, three people were killed in that attack.

Many Swept Away by Avalanche in Swiss

An avalanche swept away “several people” Saturday in the Swiss Alps near the Italian border, local police said, adding that weather conditions were complicating the search. The avalanche happened at around 1:40 pm (1240 GMT) near the Grand Saint-Bernard peak in the canton of Valais, and police confirmed that “several people have been swept away.”

Indonesia postpones execution of Nigerian, seven others

Indonesia yesterday announced the postponement of the execution of a Nigerian and seven other drug convicts on death row for up to three weeks. The Attorney-General spokesman, Tony Spontana, said the executors surveying the facilities on Nusakambangan penal Island, off Javafound, discovered that it was not ready to handle the executions. “The execution plan is