Uwazuruike was said to have accepted the President’s offer and advice as he directed his members to embrace peace.

By Tony Edike, Enugu FORTY-four years after the Nigerian Civil War ended and the Biafra Republic which was led by the late Ikemba Nnew,   Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu collapsed, the agitation for the rebirth of the defunct republic has been kept alive in the minds of some die-hard believers of the Igbo secession bid.  …

Kidnappers kill 72-yr-old shopkeeper after taking N1.7m ransom

Umuahia — Gunmen have killed a 72-year-old businessman, Chief Alex Okonkwo, in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.Family sources said yesterday that the man was abducted on June 8. The source said after a ransom of N1.7 million was paid, the body was discovered dumped in a bush path in…

How NFVCB wants the truth in the “Half of a yellow sun” removed so that its purpose will be defeated, though NFVCB denies this.

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Wednesday reiterated that it did not ban the movie “Half of A Yellow Sun ’’ as being speculated. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Caesar Kagho, Acting Head, and Corporate Affairs of NFVCB, in Abuja.The statement said it had become necessary for NFVCB…

MONEY-LAUNDERING Jonathan SALES CORRUTION FOR CORRUPTION: He withdraws charges against Mohammed Abacha.

BY IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI ABUJA—The Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, yesterday, withdrew the money laundering charge preferred against the eldest son of the late military dictator, Mohammed Abacha. Mohammed was accused of concealing the sum of N446.3 billion allegedly stolen from the national treasury between 1995 and 1998.…

ACF, also a branch of Boko Haram Condemns Categorizing Northerners As Boko Haram Members

By SaharaReporters, New YorkThe apex socio-cultural organization of Northern Nigeria, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has condemned in strong terms any attempts to categorize Northern Nigerians as members of Boko Haram, citing the danger of arresting people on account of appearance, faith or origin.The group expressed its position through Muhammad Ibrahim, its National Publicity Secretary, in…

Terrorism: Nigeria ports are not safe – US

By David Oladimeji, LagosThe United States government has declared that only 22 port facilities in Nigeria are so far compliant with the prescribed letters of the International Ships and Ports Facility Security, ISPS, code.The US government also said its declaration was based on the United States Coast Guard, USCG, reports on the several visits and…

Chief Tom Ikimi Tinubu has turned APC to private property

FORMER Minister of Foreign Affairs and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Tom Ikimi, has said that he stayed away from the party’s recent national convention in Abuja because the APC Governors Forum, AGF, and  former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had already predetermined the outcome of the exercise.He said that Tinubu and the AGF hijacked the powers of convening the  event from the National Interim Executive Council of the party, adding that same led to the alleged undemocratic manner through which party executives emerged.

Coup d’ etat rumours unfounded – Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh

Against the backdrop of security challenges confronting the country and insinuations making the rounds of a possible coup d’ etat, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Tuesday, dismissed as untenable, such rumours, insisting that the military would do everything to defend democracy and its growth in Nigeria. Speaking when he received the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, in his office, Badeh said: “Rumours in some quarters of a possible coup d’état in the country are unfounded.”Affirming the commitment of the Nigerian military to the defence of the nation’s democracy, the CDS noted that “as an arm of democracy, the military as a professional group has no option but to love Nigeria and do those things that will ensure security and protection of lives within the nation.”

Fresh plot afoot to impeach Gov Amaechi

ON a day that the Adamawa State House of Assembly served Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy impeachment notices, Vanguard gathered yesterday that there are plots to impeach Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State. Both governors are of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Sources said, yesterday, that the fresh plot, being coordinated by a serving minister from the state, entails convincing the six members of the House of Assembly, who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to carry out the impeachment.Known to be opposed to Governor Amaechi, which led to the recent crisis in the state, the six legislators have not been sitting with other 25 members who are of the APC.