Declaration of caliphate: Ex Generals alarmed by Boko Haram •Military seeks Jonathan’s will to fight •Army chiefs in Maiduguri

One of the retired Generals, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who visited Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday, was said to have voiced out to some of his close associates that he would not mind putting on his military uniform again in the face of the embarrassing declaration of an Islamic state in the North East by Boko Haram amid reports of the terrorists victory over the Nigerian army in several battles in recent days.

Life in Boko Haram’s Republic as the zoo breaks

By TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU, MAIDUGURI■ Residents unsure of safety of trapped relations■ As Catholic Church laments siege to parishesMusa Yakubu’s biggest worry was the safety of his septuagenarian uncle who has been trapped in the hilly Gwoza town, southeast of Borno since Boko Haram sacked the com­munity and reportedly declared it its territory.“I am very worried…

Another Emir Escapes From Boko Haram Attackers

by SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKSuspected insurgents belonging to the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, yesterday attacked the towns of Dikwa and Marte in Borno, with the Emir of Dikwa escaping death by fleeing to Maiduguri, the state capital. Boko Haram leader Abubakar ShekauA close aide of the emir told SaharaReporters that the heavily armed insurgents stormed Dikwa…

Details of Imo 27 Local Council Funds Squandered by Governor Rochas Okorocha

As a result of the grab all mentality of Okorocha and his anti poor, anti peoples philosophy which discourages social spending and sold public properties to himself under the guise of private-sector driven economy. This itself is corruption as the huge revenue at the disposal of the government is not primarily meant, in the eyes…

Another MASSOB bloodshed imminent in Owerri today

By Vincent Ujumadu, Awka The crisis rocking the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has taken a new twist with the organization’s director of information, Mr. Uchenna Madu warning members to steer clear of the meeting convened in Owerri today by its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike as there is most…

Yoruba Bishop mocks Jonathan on Boko Haram, prove you are not a weak president, Wale Oke.

Bishop Wale Oke BY OLA AJAYI, IBADANPresiding Bishop, The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke has said President Goodluck Jonathan should prove to Nigerians that they do not have weakling and lame duck as leaders by dealing decisively with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram for declaring a caliphate in Gwoza.Oke said Nigerians…

No voting at all: Why South-East Must Reject Jonathan in 2015

The South-East chapter of the All Progressives Congress [APC] has warned its Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] counterpart against the adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election.It noted that the president had repeatedly failed the people of the zone and that it would be fatal for the entire zone to endorse him.The party…

Anxiety in DHQ over seizure of Gwoza by Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram

There is serious anxiety at the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, following the capture of Gwoza and neighbouring towns in Borno State by the terrorists sect, Boko Haram, a week ago.This is even as the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, is said to be leading troops to reclaim Gwoza and other parts of the state occupied by terrorists.