Gunmen kidnap Anambra ex- commissioner, demands N16m

By EMMANUEL UZOR, Onitsha …As police foil bizman’s kidnap in Onitsha The former Commis­sioner for Science and Technology under former Gov­ernor Peter Obi’s admin­istration, Mr. Chike Okoli has been kidnapped by un­known gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Agulu, Anaocha Local Govern­ment Area of Anambra State. This was just as po­licemen foiled another at­tempt to…

#MadeInNigeriaCrimes: Fulani Herdsmen Rapé Two Housewives and a 15-Year-Old Girl

The harm these so called Fulani Herdsmen are causing in our society is very worrisome. No fewer than nine of them allegedly rapéd a 15-year-old girl and two housewives at gunpoint, in Tse Ikyuer, Yandev, Mbagwen in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.Two of the victims, who narrated their ordeal in Makurdi, the state…

THIRTEEN ODD Igbo groups meet in Enugu, back Jonathan on handling of insurgency.

THIRTEEN Igbo groups rose from a meeting in Enugu yesterday declaring their support for the measures being adopted by President Goodluck Jonathan in tackling insurgency caused by the Islamist group, Boko Haram in the country.After reviewing the present state of affairs in the country, the groups noted in an 11-point communiqué that the mindless pillorying…

Insecurity Poor funding affecting military operations

Authorities of the Nigerian Army, yesterday, raised alarm over the negative impact of inadequate funding for military operations currently going on in the North-East and other parts of the country, noting that the development needed to be addressed urgently.Chief of Accounts and Budget of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Abdullah Muraina disclosed this in Jos, yesterday, even as the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Kenneth Minimah who spoke in a similar tone said that ethno-religious crisis and terrorism has left serious financial demand on the Nigeria Army.

Nigeria Army begins mass recruitment

The Nigerian Army yesterday warned that those who were not ready to sacrifice for their fatherland, by joining the forces in the North East to fight the Boko Haram insurgents, should not bother to apply in its ongoing recruitment exercise.Director of Army Public Relations, DAPR, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye, while briefing journalists in Abuja, stated that the exercise was solely to increase the manpower of the Army to join the ongoing campaign against the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states where the battle was fierce.

US gives conditions for investing in Nigeria

The United States of America yesterday said she would not do business in countries that did not follow the rule of law, maintain ethical standards, abide by workplace safety, encourage workforce training and protect intellectual property.Speaking in Lagos, the US Secretary of Commerce, Mrs. Penny Pritzker, said that these conditions would increase trust and confidence among international and local business leaders and encourage further investment.Pritzker is leading 20 American companies on an energy business development trade mission to Ghana and Nigeria.

Reps resumes Alison-Madueke’s probe over N10bn private jet expenditure

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed the House Committee on Public Accounts to resume investigations into allegations that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison- Madueke blew N10 billion of public funds to fuel her private jet.Tambuwal while giving the directive at a plenary session yesterday regretted that earlier newspaper reports suggested that he directed the Committee on Public Accounts, to suspend the investigative exercise following a court injunction.But the Speaker yesterday told the Chairman of PAC, Hon. Solomon Adeola Olamilekan (APC-Lagos) to resume the

How Boko Haram terrorists Ambushed, Killed Some Of Nigeria’s Finest Soldiers Near Sambisa Forest

On May 12 2014, a group of soldiers selected from the Special Operations Battalion of the Nigerian Army headquarters were asked to proceed on an operation in Bita, Borno State. The mission, according to military sources who spoke to SaharaReporters, was informed by actionable intelligence showing that Boko Haram militants had been sighted in the area.The village of Bita had witnessed numerous attacks by Boko Haram insurgents to the point that the residents had fled since February of this year to other locations, abandoning their community to the militants.

Attack on Governor Akpabio: Gov Kwankwaso exposes himself, APC

Our attention has been drawn to an interview granted by Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, in which he made these strange, unfortunate and unstatesmanlike remarks: “The vultures I was referring to are the three governors who were present at the President’s Kano visit and Godswill Akpabio is one of them. He wants to be anointed presidential candidate if Jonathan fails to get the ticket, while between the remaining two, one would be made the vice president and other, secretary to the federation.”We are pained to note that Governor Kwankwaso, now an APC Governor, could descend so low as to describe his