The 19 New States Proposed by expired Nigeria and Their Capital

Details of the 19 new states proposed by the ongoing National Conference t be created in addition to the 36 already in existence have been identified.This was contained in the documents obtained Saturday.For the proposed Edu State, which will be created out of the present Niger State, it will be made up of Agagie, Bida…

CAN Urges Christians to Stop Eating Suya, Says They May Be Poisoned By Boko Haram

An official of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the Sout-East, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma have warned of the possibility of Boko Haram resorting to the use of suya as a means of spreading their jihad across the south of the country by poisoning millions of innocent people. According to CAN, Boko Haram intends to…

State creation: North wants fresh vote •May insist on head count •Reversal would mean annulment —Southern delegates

AS northern and southern delegates to the national conference held series of crucial meetings on Sunday night to strategise on the vexed issues of state creation and delisting of local governments from the constitution, both sides are also reportedly working on options available to them, including the possibility of another round of voting.ADVERTISEMENTTo this end,…

Insecurity: National Conference Delegate Receives Notice of Attack

The ongoing National Conference in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja was thrown into a state of panic on Monday as a member of the conference revealed that he received a threat message of attack from some unknown terrorists.The delegate, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the conference that he received the message via his telephone…

Nigerian soldiers behaving like Boko Haram members —Soyinka

NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has likened Nigerian soldiers to the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram.The literary icon, speaking on Saturday night at the grand finale of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, described as shocking, the alleged burning on Friday last week of some BRT buses on Ikorodu road, Lagos, by protesting soldiers.Soyinka…

Police van burnt over death of 3 in Lagos

A police patrol van was, on Sunday morning, set ablaze by an angry mob, while some policemen were injured, as hoodlums protested the death of a commercial motorcyclist at Awoyaya area of Ajah, Lagos State.ADVERTISEMENTThe mob was reportedly angered by the death of the commercial motorcyclist and his two passengers, when they were being chased…

National Conference set to explode over resource control •Oil producing states want 50% derivation

As delegates to the National Conference prepare to debate the Report of the Committee on Devolution of Power, which is expected to be presented at plenary tomorrow, there are strong indications of a titanic battle over the 50 per cent derivation being canvassed for oil producing states.The battle-line would be drawn between the submissions by the relevant committee, which is said to have insisted that the 13 per cent derivation is enough for oil producing states, and the advocates of 50 per cent