Another Mutiny In Maimalari Barracks of Nigeria, As The Angry Soldiers Manhandle New Commander

Brigadier General M.Y. Ibrahim, the newly posted General Officer Commanding the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army located at Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri got a taste of the soldiers’ fury on Thursday afternoon as some angry soldiers stormed his office to demand that he pay their allowances and reinstate motorbikes to transport them and members…

Where are the lessons Ndigbo learnt from the civil war?

THE nation of Israel has never been a stranger to wars from the Biblical times to this day. They, therefore, built and developed structures and systems that make them succeed and dominate their environment and situation. Israel has become self-sufficient in almost all sectors of their economy through the use of lessons from numerous war experiences.This piece is about Ndigbo of the South East of Nigeria who, like the Jews, are presently scattered all over the 36

Treat Boko Haram terrorists like Al-Qaeda – France

FRANCE, yesterday, declared that the Boko Haram sect will be treated like Al-Qaeda, just as the sect’s members, again, killed 29 people in a Borno border village. Also, yesteday, President Goodluck Jonathan declared that although the Chibok school girls have not been rescued 39 days after their abduction, he was not slow in the rescue operation as he was in constant touch with his security chiefs on a daily basis.French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, who made the declaration in Abuja said his country would not hesitate to offer intelligence support, pointing out that collective effort was needed to tackle insurgency.

N10bn probe: Alison-Madueke, NNPC file fresh suit against National Assembly

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday, instituted a fresh legal action against the two chambers of the National Assembly, challenging their powers to probe allegations that she spent N10 billion on chartered private jets.The Minister filed the suit on a day the House Committee on Public Accounts invited the her, the Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, and Federal Airports Authority, FAAN, to appear before it on June 15 to explain their roles in the alleged N10 billion jet scam.

Northern Govs lambast FG, Maku over comments

Governors under the aegis of Northern Governors Forum have lambasted the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, over his recent comments on the insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, describing the statement credited to Maku after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday as unfortunate.Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Babangida Aliyu, reacting to the statement at the opening of a one-day meeting of Federal and State Government’s Security Administrators in Minna, said if the views expressed by the minister was the opinion of the Federal Government “it is very uncharitable, it is more than unfortunate.”

Lagos releases 88 babies for adoption, rescues 2,217 destitutes

Lagos State Government on Thursday said it has released about 88 babies for local and international adoptions in the last one year.Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Youth and Social Development, Dr. Dolapo Badru who disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos said the state government released the babies after screening over 1,200 applicants for adoption.

Maidservant of Hausa/Fulani Oby Ezekwesili, #BringBackOurGirls activists stopped from accessing Aso Presidential Villa

One-time Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, and the #BringBackOurGirls coalition have been prevented from accessing the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.Through to their threat, the activists dressed in red attire gathered at the Unity Fountain, from where they set out for the Presidential Villa after being addressed by their leaders.However, their wish to see President Goodluck Jonathan and directly hear from him on efforts being made to the rescue of the over 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on April 14, became dashed when they were stopped in front of Eagle Square by a long line of security operatives.

United Nations blacklists Boko Haram terrorists as terror group

UNITED NATIONS  (AFP) – The United Nations blacklisted and imposed sanctions on Boko Haram as an Al-Qaeda-linked terror group Thursday, a month after it claimed the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.The designation, which was immediately welcomed by Britain and the United States, came into effect after no objections were raised by the Security Council’s 15 members.The move subjects Boko Haram to UN sanctions, including an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban.The group, which was created 10 years ago, demands the creation of an Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria. Their attacks have left thousands dead since 2009.