Governor Shettima Warns: Boko Haram May Extend To South, If…

By Our Correspondents Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima yesterday warned that the Boko Haram had the capacity to extend havoc across the country if they succeeded in overrunning the North-East.He said: If Boko Haram succeeds in overrunning the North East as they seek, they will surely want to extend greater havoc to other parts of…

Boko Haram Kill Five In Chibok Villages

By SaharaReporters, New YorkBoko Haram militants have invaded two villages in Borno state, killing no fewer than four people, and have reportedly packed away food items, as well as livestock.Yohanna Musa, a resident from one of the villages said, some well-armed men, believed to be Boko Haram, had stormed the Tohya, and Wurojene villages in…

Soldiers Desert Biita As Boko Haram Makes Strong Comeback

By Saharareporters, New YorkSeveral soldiers on the ground in Borno State have told SaharaReporters that many Nigerian soldiers are deserting after the military retreated from Biita and Izge as Boko Haram militants mounted a major offensive. Our sources said numerous soldiers had handed in their weapons and deserted in civilian clothes.On Saturday night, the Nigerian…

Boko Haram: Pay boost for soldiers

• Troops receive allowances in advance From MOLLY KILETE. ABUJAIndications have emerged that the Federal Government is set to increase the operational allowances for soldiers on Internal Security Operation (ISO) nation-wide.The decision, Daily Sun gathered, was ratified by President Goodluck Jonathan after the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Kenneth Minimah, pleaded with the President…

Robbers invade Catholic Church in Aba, snatch priest’s car

From OKEY SAMPSON, AbaArmed robbers on Monday invaded a Catholic Church in Aba, Abia Stat and made away with the car of the parish priest and other valuables at gun point.It was gathered that at about 12.45am, the armed robbers, who came in their numbers, invaded the Tansi Catholic Church located at the World Bank…

Jonathan Nominates Alison-Madueke As Secretary-General Of OPEC

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been nominated by President Goodluck Jonathan to become Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), when the tenure of incumbent Abdullah al-Badri of Iraq expires in December 2014.If the move sails through, Alison-Madueke will become the first female Secretary-General of OPEC.Seventy-four-year-old al-Badri has been Secretary-General of OPEC since 2007. He was also Libyan Minister for Oil and Electricity between 1990 and 2000.

48 hours as new Kano Emir: Sanusi operates from Govt House

FORTY-eight hours after his appointment as new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is yet to resume duties at the Emir’s palace, located in Nassarawa in accordance with tradition.Alhaji Sanusi was named new Emir by Kano Kingmakers following the death of Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero last Friday.The appointment of the new Emir was announced by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi last Sunday and was subsequently issued appointment letter and staff of office by Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso the following day.

What do these Biafran Zionists (BZM)?

The latest unsuccessful attempt by leaders of the so-called Biafran Zionist Movement to seize a state radio station in Enugu caught the nation unaware. The operation was reportedly led by one Benjamin Onwuka, a self-acclaimed President of Biafra. A few months ago, the same group invaded the Enugu State Government House but failed. It was in the wee hours of the night but their effort was promptly repelled by security agencies. I have seen the pictures of those detained in connection with the invasion and I am very worried. What could these able-bodied young men be looking for? What is motivating them? Who are they speaking for? Are they okay?