Gunmen kidnap Anambra ex- commissioner, demands N16m

By EMMANUEL UZOR, Onitsha …As police foil bizman’s kidnap in Onitsha The former Commis­sioner for Science and Technology under former Gov­ernor Peter Obi’s admin­istration, Mr. Chike Okoli has been kidnapped by un­known gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Agulu, Anaocha Local Govern­ment Area of Anambra State. This was just as po­licemen foiled another at­tempt to…

THIRTEEN ODD Igbo groups meet in Enugu, back Jonathan on handling of insurgency.

THIRTEEN Igbo groups rose from a meeting in Enugu yesterday declaring their support for the measures being adopted by President Goodluck Jonathan in tackling insurgency caused by the Islamist group, Boko Haram in the country.After reviewing the present state of affairs in the country, the groups noted in an 11-point communiqué that the mindless pillorying…

Nigeria Army begins mass recruitment

The Nigerian Army yesterday warned that those who were not ready to sacrifice for their fatherland, by joining the forces in the North East to fight the Boko Haram insurgents, should not bother to apply in its ongoing recruitment exercise. Director of Army Public Relations, DAPR, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye, while briefing journalists in Abuja,…

Reps resumes Alison-Madueke’s probe over N10bn private jet expenditure

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed the House Committee on Public Accounts to resume investigations into allegations that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison- Madueke blew N10 billion of public funds to fuel her private jet. Tambuwal while giving the directive at a plenary session yesterday…

How Boko Haram terrorists Ambushed, Killed Some Of Nigeria’s Finest Soldiers Near Sambisa Forest

On May 12 2014, a group of soldiers selected from the Special Operations Battalion of the Nigerian Army headquarters were asked to proceed on an operation in Bita, Borno State. The mission, according to military sources who spoke to SaharaReporters, was informed by actionable intelligence showing that Boko Haram militants had been sighted in the…