Selfish political interest of Orji Uzor-Kalu Bounces Back: Set To Snatch Ohanaeze Ndigbo Structures

by Kene Amazuoke Baring last minutes manoeuvres, the former governor of Abia State Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu is set to bounce back to political reckoning through the forthcoming elections of the Apex Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth and Women wings which is coming up on Saturday 5th and  Sunday 6th April 2014 in the Ohanaeze…

Gunmen kidnap Edwin Clark’s son

 By Emma Ogoigbe  Gunmen yesterday struck at Kiagbodo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, seizing and taking away Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark. A top police source in Delta, who confirmed the kidnap, said Ebikeme’s abductors emerged from the water in the evening and whisked…

More money for the terrorists as Sanusi floors Nigerian govt; court awards him N50 million damages.

A Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services from arresting or harrassing the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido. The court also ordered the DSS to release Mr. Sanusi’s passport to him immediately while also awarding the embattled CBN boss N50 million…

Delegates wants indigene-settler dichotomy addressed

Some delegate at the on-going National Conference taking place in Abuja has made a strong case for the issue of indigene and settlers that has impacted negatively to be brought to an end after the conference. Speaking during plenary on Wednesday, a delegate from North East and representative of minority nationalities, Dr Dauda Sale said…

National Conference: Delegates advocate death penalty for corrupt officials

Some delegates at the ongoing national conference yesterday advocated death by hanging for corrupt officials to tackle the growing incidence of graft and large scale theft of public funds in the country.A retired general in the Nigerian Army, Geoffery Ejiga, lamented that the country was deteriorating and urged his colleagues to rise up and salvage the situation.He said that at the 2005 National Political Reform Conference, he had suggested capital punishment for corrupt officials or politicians but his views were unpopular as he was said to be speaking as a military man.

Arewa Consultative Forum laments spate of killings in 17 northern states

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday, lamented that the entire northern states were being consumed by crises, saying 17 of the 19 states in the region were either being attacked by criminal gangs including  Boko Haram insurgents and herdsmen.ACF said the massive attacks had led to the death of thousands of innocent citizens as well as loss of property worth billions of Naira.A  statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Muhammad Ibrahim, yesterday named some of the states under siege from Boko Haram terrorists or herdsmen attack as Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kaduna among others.

Presidency’s initiation of Constitution amendment divides Senate

There was a sharp disagreement among senators yesterday following the consideration of new proposals to further amend the Constitution.Specifically, a new proposal, among others, seeks to empower the President to initiate the process of making a new constitution for the country.The Bill entitled: “Additional report of the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution on a Bill for an Act to further alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and for other matters connected therewith, 2013” was sponsored by the Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.