Our Voiceless Without Oil Income Maniacs Survive As Loyal Citizens

Farouk Martins Aresa The voiceless survivals and silent majority could care less about longevity of oil politics. They discuss the voices of MEND followed by those of OPC, MASSOB and Boko Haram demanding contracts and compensation. Some at National Conference want theirs written in constitution. Even the Afenifere went to Abuja claiming marginalization while Ohanaeze…

Boko Haram Kills 44, Burn Churches, Kidnap Women, Children In Fresh Attack

Suspected Boko Haram  Terrorists have killed  44 persons  between Monday and Tuesday in  Dille and Huyim villages of  Askira – Uba Local GovernmentArea of Borno State, Pointblanknews.com gathered. A member of the local Vigilante Group confirmed the incident on phone today. According to the member , ” the suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded our community…

Insult: Chibok Community Says Jonathan’s Selective Visit Is Offensive

KANO (AFP) – Relatives of some of the schoolgirls seized in a mass kidnapping by Boko Haram demanded Wednesday that Nigeria’s president meet everyone affected, describing a hastily-arranged plan for a visit with aselect few as offensive. More than three months after the Islamist rebels seized 276 girls from a secondary school in the northeastern…

HELP! Flood overruns Oduke Layout, Onitsha

By From ALOYSIUS ATTAH, Onitsha For the residents and landlords of Oduke Layout, Obosi, Anambra State, life has lost its good taste and meaning. Everyday spent within the layout is like living in perpetual agony owing to flood and erosion menace ravaging the area. While water is regarded as a source of life, the sign…

Mad Igbo Man: Our Democracy Is Threatened and Endangered

Being Text of a Press Conference Addressed By Joe Igbokwe in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, 16th July 2014.   Gentlemen of the Press.   I speak to you as an Activist, I speak to you as one of those who participated and witnessed the struggle for democracy in this country from 1985 to 1999. I speak…

Group backs UK’s move to probe politicians’ links to Boko Haram terrorists

Nigerians have continued to welcome the decision by the United Kingdom to probe the alleged links between terror group, Boko Haram, and some top Nigerian politicians.One of the groups, Citizens’ Cultural Renaissance Initiative, in a statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja, yesterday, said the move by the UK would lead to the exposure of those behind the deadly attacks in the country and bring about a safer Nigeria.

Igbo leaders decry ‘northern domination’ of police commands in the South-East

A group, Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, has raised an objection to what it perceived as domination of police commands in the South-East by commissioners of northern origin.The ILT, made up of prominent Igbo leaders like legal luminary and former Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, and the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, among others, said it was ‘outraged’ at the police shielding of the Boko Haram suspects arrested in Owerri.

Interpol extradites Abuja bomb blast mastermind, Ogwuche

The International Police Organisation, Interpol, yesterday extradited the alleged mastermind of the dual bombings of Nyanya bus station in Abuja, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, to NigeriaOgwuche, a high-profile terror suspect, had fled to the Republic of the Sudan after the April 14 and May 1 bombings in Nyanya, Abuja.He was subsequently declared wanted with a N15m bounty placed on him by security agencies.