By NGOZI UWUJARELike hail, curses have been raining on Samuel Uba, a 65-year-old man in Kalabari Beach, Oguta Local Government Area, Imo State, who is alleged to have committed an abominable act by repeatedly raping his 17-year-old daughter, Hannah Uba and impregnating her in the process. The poor teenager is now saddled with a five-month-old…
By Geoffrey Anyanwu, AwkaAgainst a publication yesterday by the National Director of Information of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu, that President Goodluck Jonathan should forget victory in 2015 election because of the unresolved strike by polytechnics and colleges of education in the country, the movement yesterday said…
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to immediately order the rescue of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, spoilt the chances of rescuing them.In an interview with Bloomberg TV, which was aired on Saturday, ex-president said that the President did not believe the pupils were truly abducted until after…
War veterans from different parts of the South-East and in the Diaspora have threatened to pull out from Nigeria if their benefits were not paid.They issued the threat at Hill Top Ngwo, near Enugu where they gathered to commemorate the May 30 anniversary of Biafran fallen heroes. Speaking at the event, Executive Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu regretted the non-payment of benefits due to Biafran soldiers saying “it is a continuation of the same injustice that led them to try to extricate themselves from this Lugard creation called Republic of Nigeria”.Kanu warned that the indigenous People of Biafra would commence what they called a new wave of freedom
Did President Goodluck Jonathan offer Boko Haram members amnesty on Democracy Day or not? This is the subject of a controversy now raging among top officials of the Federal Government.At the centre of the controversy are the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati and Youth Development Minister Boni Haruna.Abati said yesterday that there was no truth in Haruna’s statement that President Jonathan had offered amnesty to the insurgents.
At least 42 people were in the early hours of yesterday killed when some suspected members of Boko Haram sect attacked three border villages of Kanari, Wazarde and Gula villages of Gamboru Ngala Local Government area of Borno State.Just on May 5, 2014, Gamboru Ngala was on fire, when some terrorists ambushed its main market, killing over 300 people, including 16 policemen and other traders from Cameroon Republic, while the entire market and some vehicles were set ablaze.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to immediately
Northern political leaders and elite are not about to give up the claim of the North to the Presidency in 2015,The Nation can report today.They are insisting that the Presidency should return to the North next year after President Goodluck Jonathan would have completed his current term.Chieftains of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF); Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF); Arewa Reawakening Forum (ARF); Arewa Research and Development Project, (ARDP); Northern Union (NU); Middle Belt Forum (MBF); and
Ledum Mitee needs little or no introduction. An environmental activist, he is a delegate at the on-going National Conference and Chairman of Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, NEITI.As successor to the late President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), he narrowly escaped former maximum ruler Sani Abacha’s hangman. He spoke to Sunday Vanguard on controversial issues at the confab and the high level of insecurity in the North.
Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmad can be described as one of Nigeria’s outstanding technocrats, who has had the rare privilege of serving at the top echelon of the nation’s political class, public service and the defence institution.After a flourishing career with the Bauchi State Government and the Federal Civil Service, he was named the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HoS in 2000 and was immediately announced as the Defence Minister upon completion of his tenure as the HoS in 2007.He was brought into the political power house of the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, in 2008. It was during his tenure as the SGF that the intrigue over the