Arms deal: Asari Dokubu remains accomplice until FG discloses passengers’ identity – APC

By Sylvester UgwuanyiThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the denial by Asari Dokubo of the allegation that says he was aboard the plane carrying the $9.3m arms money that was impounded by the South African Government. The party said Asari’s denial was lacking in substance, arguing that he remains a suspect until the Federal…

185 churches razed in Borno, Adamawa captured towns

by The Advocate The Director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese, Rev. Gideon Obasogie has said that two months after the capture of 11 towns in Borno and Adamawa states by Boko Haram, residents could not return to their houses and places of worship, as 185 churches in the diocese were torched and 190,…

Pope accepts British Bishop’s resignation after affair with married parishioner

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who stood down after admitting to an affair with a married parishioner, the Vatican said on Monday.“The Holy Father Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Kieran Conry from the dioceses of Arundel and Brighton,” a statement said.Conry, 64, had said in a letter to…

$5.7Million Arms Deal: Jonathan’s Government Equals “Money Launderers” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathanto urgently address Nigerians on the serial embarrassments to which hisadministration is subjecting the country in the comity of nations, afteranother seizure of $5.7 million of Nigerian arms money by the SouthAfrican authorities. In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its National PublicitySecretary, Alhaji…

Outrage in military circles •Over plan to court martial Lt-Col, 37 others

Chris Agbambu -Abuja SOME soldiers and officers are said to be outraged and bitter over the decision of the General Court Martial, convened by the Army authorities, to try a Lieutenant-Colonel (names withheld) and 37 soldiers for mutiny.   This was as they claimed the authorities shunned the heroic operations of the officer and his…

Finally, Jonathan begs the B’Haram sponsors to stop, but will they?

Abuja – The Federal Government has appealed to financiers of the Boko Haram insurgents to desist from sponsoring the terrorists and surrender to security forces as some members of the sect had done recently.Mr Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre, made the appeal in statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.The statement which was personally…

Hausa/Fulani Armed herdsmen lay siege to Enugu-Nsukka Road

Enugu—ARMED herdsmen have continued to launch attacks on motorists and passengers plying Enugu-Nsukka Road almost on daily basis, Vanguard’s investigation has shown.The bandits, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have left several passengers wounded, while others have lost cash and valuables.

PETER OBI FINALLY DUMPS APGA, DEFECTS TO PDP

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, this afternoon finally defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He announced the switch from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) while receiving a visiting PDP delegation at his GRA Onitsha home. Led by the

Federal Government We’ll rescue all Nigerians in Boko Haram terrorist captivity

The priority of the Federal Government is to rescue all Nigerians that are in the captivity of violent Islamist group, Boko Haram, Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, has said.In a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday, Omeri said the insurgents could never win the war against the country and urged the Boko Haram fighters to surrender as their colleagues had done.