Boko Haram: Our hands are tied — Presidency

Senate  By Henry Umoru & JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU  ABUJA—THE Presidency explained, yesterday, why the nation’s security forces have found it difficult to completely flush out from their hideouts, members of the Boko Haram sect, who have massacred innocent people and massively destroyed property in the North Eastern part of the country. It admitted that the situation…

Zoological Reps to Probe: ‘N1trn Spent On Kerosene Subsidy In 4 Years’

Despite the inability of the many Nigerians to buy kerosene  at the official N50 per litre, it was disclosed yesterday that the  country had spent a whopping N1 trillion over the past four years to  subsidise the domestic product. Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, made the  disclosure while declaring open an investigative hearing on…

Zoo’s Senate confirms Gusau, Obanikoro, 9 others as ministers

ABUJA — THE Senate, yesterday, confirmed former National Security Adviser, Gen. Mohammed Aliyu Gusau, former Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro and former governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna, from Zamfara, Lagos and Adamawa states as ministers. Former Nigerian Ambassador to China, Aminu Wali, former Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Mohammed Wakil, Mrs.…

BLOOD OF 3.5 MILLION BIAFRANS IS GOWON’S FEAR THAT WILL REMAIN IN HIM FOR ETERNITY.: Nigerians must be united –Gowon.

Former  Head of State and Chairman, Board of Patrons of the Arewa Consultative  Forum,  General Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday bemoaned Nigeria’s unending  woes and said the country could only overcome its challenges through the  unity of the citizens.Gowon, who spoke at the inauguration of the new officers of ACF,said no nation could thrive on the…

JONATHAN KEEPS THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF STAFF IN YORUBA LAND, Appoints Arogbofa New Chief of Staff

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Brigadier-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa as his new chief Of staff. Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said this in a statement today. Jonathan last Monday in controversial circumstances sacked Mike Oghiadomhe as his chief of staff. Abati said Arogbofa’s appointment is with immediate effect, adding that he has taken up his new post at the…

How 45 Directors At The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colluded With Nigeria’s Attorney General And Minister To Reverse Their Retirement

Some 45 directors at the federal  ministry of foreign affairs have colluded with the highly corrupt  Attorney General of the federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke and the  supervising minister of foreign affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri to  frustrate their retirement from plum foreign ambassadorial positions in a  situation that may yet redefine retirement of federal civil servants…

Dr Ekwueme to lead Igbo team to national conference

As the presidency begins to receive lists of delegates’ names for the national conference tomorrow, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has indicated that former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, is likely to lead other 14 people from the region to the conference.Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretary-General, Dr. Joe Nworgu, who disclosed this to Daily Sun yesterday in Enugu, said it was a difficult task for Ohanaeze to select 15 persons out of the over 1,500 Igbo who are eminently qualified to represent the region.He disclosed that as at Monday, they have the names of 30 persons from where the President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief Gary Igariwey, would narrow down to 15 after last minute consultations with critical stakeholders from the zone yesterday.

Yakubu Gowon Nigerians must be united

Former Head of State and Chairman, Board of Patrons of the Arewa Consultative Forum,  General Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday bemoaned Nigeria’s unending woes and said the country could only overcome its challenges through the unity of the citizens.Gowon, who spoke at the inauguration of the new officers of ACF,said no nation could thrive on the victory of factions.“It is very important to note that no nation thrives on the victory of factions, but through ultimate reconciliation,” the former Head of State said.He said that though the country’s politics and economy were going through hard times, the difficult times should spur national

US recommends Niger Delta model for North Boko Haram terrorists

THE United States has advised the Federal Government to adopt the Niger Delta Development Commission’s model for solving the problem of militancy in the Niger Delta to tackle insurgency in the north.US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said this on Tuesday at a press conference on the outcome of the Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission, in Abuja.Responding to a question on how to tackle the Boko Haram violence in the north, she said, “I think that we can learn from the Niger Delta Commission and what was done to arrest the violence that was taking place in the Niger Delta. I don’t know if the exact approach would work but I think some of the approaches that were taken in the Niger Delta could work in the north as well.”