Dead Country: Why Jonathan should forget 2015— Bukola Saraki

There was a report credited to you that guns and bombs will not help in the fightagainst insecurity in Nigeria. In the present situation the country has found itself, what do you think needs to be done?In the article I wrote, the point I was making is that guns and bombs alone cannot solve the…

Oil first discovered in Ilaje not Oloibiri — confab delegate, Ebiseni.

By Levinus NwabughioguMr  Olusola Ebiseni,  Commissioner for Environment in Ondo State and  a delegate to the National Conference, says oil was first discovered in Ondo State and not Bayelsa contrary to what is widely believed.He was completely ruffled by the omission of his name. Others had been called. They had also spoken and another phase…

Okorocha goes mad once again, laughs at wretched: I can’t be poor again, poverty is like HIV —Okorocha.

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has described poverty as worse than the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, saying nothing would make him, his family and generation return to poverty.He said this at the fourth Nigeria Governors’ Forum retreat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday.Okorocha stated that it was not necessary for governors and…

Dokubo-Asari at 50: ‘My encounter with Boko Haram terrorists leaders in jail’

He means different things to people. To some, he is a militant. To many others, he is a social crusader. But to several people in the Niger-Delta, especially the Ijaw community, his tribe, he is both a warrior and liberator. This is even as many people believe the former Ijaw Youth Council President and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, is enigmatic. The son of a former judge in Rivers State judiciary, Asari appears unstoppable in the fight to liberate his people. He clocked the golden age of 5O on June 1, 2014. In this interview, he tells the story of his many struggles amongst others. Excerpts:

Soldiers arrest girl, 13, for spying for Boko Haram terrorists

Special Forces of the Nigerian Army Unit in Gwoza, Borno State, have arrested a 13-year-old girl for alleged spying on the military formation for the members of Boko Haram, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.A security source said the soldiers who picked up the girl were said to be stunned when they found an AK 47 assault rifle in her residence.

Presidency justifies media clampdown. Says Nigeria’s security is at stake

The Presidency said yesterday that the clampdown on the print media by soldiers is in order. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, told reporters in Abuja that the country’s security is at stake and “you cannot neglect security threats because we are living in trying times.”But he claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan has no hand whatsoever in the continuing assault on the print because as he said, the soldiers’ action runs contrary to his principal’s political belief.