Like flogging a dead Horse: UN sanctions B’Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, Ansaru

by Sodiq Oyeleke The  United Nations Security Council has sanctioned Boko Haram leader,  Abubakar Shekau, and a splinter group, Ansaru on Wednesday. According to  Reuters, Shekau is the first individual while Ansaru is the  first entity to be so sanctioned since the Islamist militant group was  blacklisted. With this sanction, Shekau and Ansaru  will be…

Insecurity: NBA reminds Jonathan that his basic responsibility is to protect lives and properties of the citizens.

NBA President, Mr. Okey WaliThe  Nigerian Bar Association said on Thursday that the unabated loss of  lives in bomb attacks in the country was an indication that the efforts  of the Federal Government to tackle insecurity were not yielding  results.In a statement by its President, Mr. Okey  Wali (SAN), the NBA reminded the government that…

Abacha loot: TI blasts Jonathan for encouraging corruption

An  anti-corruption group, Transparency International, has faulted the  decision of the Federal Government to drop corruption charges against  Mohammed Abacha, son of the late military Head of State, Gen. Sani  Abacha.TI expressed this dissatisfaction in a statement by its Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa, Chantal Uwimana, on Thursday.The Federal Government had charged  Mohammed Abacha for…

A direct order from Okorocha’s masters: Stop Discriminatory Identity Card Project For Northerners In Imo State

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha                                     By SaharaReporters, New York        The All Progressives Congress (APC) South East has called on Imo  State Governor Rochas Okorocha to rescind what it called the  “unconstitutional and undemocratic” plan to issue identity cards to  Northerners in the state.  In a statement by Osita Okechukwu, spokesman for APC South East Zone, …

African leaders’ summit urges action on rising militant threat

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi talks during the 23rd African Union Summit (AUS) in Malabo in this June 26, 2014 handout. CREDIT: REUTERS/THE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERSViolence cast a shadow over the opening of the two-day summit of the  54-nation African Union (AU) as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan  rushed home to deal with the aftermath…

Fear grips residents workers in Apapa following Wednesday night’s car bomb explosion

Palpable fear has gripped residents and workers at Apapa area of Lagos State, following Wednesday night’s car bomb explosion that killed about four persons and left many others injured at the Folawiyo axis of Creek Road, Apapa. Meanwhile, security operatives have shut down business activities between Trebor Roundabout (near A.C. Christlieb) and Alex Junction on…