Obasanjo warns APC: Don’t give Presidential Ticket to Atiku

President Olusegun Obasanjo dislike associating with corruption, OluFamous.Com observed. And he has demonstrated this strong character in his fall out with Ogun PDP strongman, Buruji Kashamu.Anyway, there are strong indications that Olusegun may have warned the All Progressives Congress not to field former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku as its flagbearer in the 2015 elections.Obasanjo, during the…

BOKO HARAM: Col., 15 others burn armoured cars •To face court martial

Chris Agbambu -AbujaANOTHER set of officer and soldiers are soon to face a court martial for negligence and destruction of military vehicles and equipment in the ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgents.ADVERTISEMENTAn authoritative military source disclosed to Saturday Tribune on Friday that a colonel and 15 of his soldiers had abandoned battle after first destroying…

2015: ACF, others plans campaign against Jonathan

 by John Alechenu, Oluwole Josiah and Ihuoma Chidozie  As the race for the 2015 presidential election gathers momentum, northerners as well as their southern counterparts, are putting final touches to plans to get the best out of the next dispensation.Saturday PUNCH gathered on Thursday that while the North appear divided over the endorsement of President…

Boko Haram: 136 refugees use one bathroom

In this report, the United Nations’ Refugee Agency (UNHCR)’s Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) tells a shocking story of the living conditions of the over 15,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.Thousands of Nigerians who have fled attacks by Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, are crowded into Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon’s Far North Region, living in…

Abia teachers dying of hunger, Staff go months on end without salary

“Many teachers in primary and secondary schools in Abia State are present­ly down with high blood pressure and stroke. Some have even died. The cause of the health challenges and deaths is the condition of things in the education sector in the state. We are not being paid; we are suffering. In fact, we are

EU rejects death sentences Court Martial of 12 Nigerian soldiers

The European Union (EU) has rejected the death sentence handed to 12 Nigerian soldiers by the General Court Martial in Nigeria for alleged mutiny.The EU in a statement issued yesterday on the occasion of the World Day against Death Penalty condemned all death sentences especially after mass trials as was the case with the Nigerian soldiers.

Cameroon expresses surprise at news of purported release of hostages by Boko Haram terrorist

Cameroon’s Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, says that he is surprised by the news that some hostages kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect in northern Cameroon have been released.Earlier reports had said that the sect members have released the wife of Cameroon’s Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, 10 Chinese workers and district heads who were kidnapped in different attacks.

2015: Pro-Jonathan officials fail to convince Igbo leaders

The quest of those campaigning for Jonathan’s victory at the 2015 presidential poll to achieve Ndigbo’s endorsement of the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan in the next year’s election suffered a setback following a stalemate that ended its meeting with Igbo leaders.However, both parties agreed to constitute a committee to be headed by the…