Fresh Boko Haram Threat In Imo? How Ohakim, Family Escaped Bomb Blast, Assassination Okorocha, Opiah, Anumudu, PDP Others React

For the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, the date of May 14, 2014 will ever remain indelible in his mind and diary, for if not for a stroke of fate, he, the wife and first son would have perished in an organized inferno that engulfed his private residence located at Prefab Estate Aladimma, Owerri, Imo state.According to the former Governor, he arrived Sam Mbakwe Airport that fateful day at about 3 pm, in company of his wife Chioma and son, Obinna, and headed straight to Okohia, Isiala Mbano, his home town to consult with his political associates over a critical political pronouncement he is billed to make tomorrow, regarding his 2015 Imo Governorship ambition.

Northern Senators vow to frustrate extension of emergency rule

THE Senate and the House of Representatives have invited the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police to appear before them and brief them on the security situation in the troubled states before commencing debates on President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for extension of emergency rule. This is just as Senators from the North, operating under…

“She’s A Disgrace”: Pastor Tunde Bakare Takes On Dame Patience Jonathan

by Timmy Campbell  The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari during the 2011 presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called out to Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, in the wake of her public display in an interview over the abducted girls of the Government Secondary…

Confused Jonathan rules out swap of abducted girls for Boko Haram militants

President Good­luck Jonathan has ruled out free­ing Boko Haram prisoners in exchange for the release of more than 200 kidnapped school­girls, British Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds said yesterday.According to AFP, Sim­monds who is in Nigeria for talks about the interna­tional rescue mission, said he raised the issue with Jonathan during a meet­ing in Abuja.…

U.S. Will Not Share Intelligence With Nigeria – Official

The United States military has said that it will not share raw military intelligence with their Nigeria counterparts as both sides work to rescue over 250 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram. This declaration came amid concerns over corruption in the Nigerian military and infiltration of the force by Boko Haram. Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren…

Obasanjo: Jonathan is overwhelmed by Boko Haram

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday insisted on a carrot and stick approach to end the Boko Haram insurgency.He said there could be no other means since President Goodluck Jonathan “is overwhelmed “by the Boko Haram (insurgency).”Obasanjo spoke on a BBC programme, Focus on Africa, which aired a special edition on Nigeria’s insecurity last night.Obasanjo said he…

Northern leaders back FG deal with Boko Haram on Chibok Schoolgirls

As the Federal Government explores ways of rescuing the girls seized by terrorists from their school in Chibok, Borno State, over a month ago, two northern groups have said that there is nothing wrong with the plan by the government to negotiate with the insurgents in order to free the captives. Chairman of the Northern Elders Council, NEC, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, and the National Coordinator of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, NPAPB, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, in separate interviews with Vanguard yesterday, threw their weight behind the plan by the Federal Government to dialogue with the sect in a bid to free the more than 200 girls in its custody.

Interpol arrests mastermind of Nyanya blast Aminu Sadik Ogwuche in Sudan

The National Information Centre on Wednesday announced the arrest in Sudan of the alleged mastermind of the April 14 Nyanya bombing, Aminu Sadik Ogwuche.Coordinator of the centre, who is also the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, said this in Abuja.Omeri spoke in company with the information officers of some security agencies and ministries, saying security

Why Nigerian soldiers sent to fight Boko Haram rose against their commander •Army investigates Maiduguri mutiny

The Nigerian Army has put in place a mechanism to investigate yesterday’s incident in which angry soldiers opened fire on the car of the General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Maiduguri, Major-General Ahmed Mohammed, who, however, escaped unhurt.Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement issued last night in Abuja, the Nigerian capital:“The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army is to institute a military board of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding