National conference North insists on onshore-offshore dichotomy, scrapping of NDDC, Amnesty Programme, Niger Delta Ministry •Wins over some South West delegates

After seven hours of closed-door deliberations today, the Committee on Devolution of Power emerged without a decision on the twin issues of resource control and derivation principle at the on-going National Conference in Abuja.The committee could equally not resolve the argument and counter argument by some delegates from different geo-political zones that the onshore-offshore oil dichotomy be reintroduced in states whose minerals are located off the coasts of their states.

Federal Judge Stops “Malicious” Probe Of Ousted Nigerian Central Bank Governor Sanusi

Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday stopped the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) from further investigation of the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.Specifically, the court held that the FRCN which had earlier indicted the suspended CBN governor, lacks the powers to investigate him.Delivering judgment in a suit filed by Sanusi challenging the powers of the FRCN and its Executive Secretary, Mr. Jim Osayande Obase to probe him, Justice Tsoho who upheld all the prayers of Mr. Sanusi, declared that the

BokoHaram terrorists others received $3m from bin Laden in 2002

The violent sect, Boko Haram and other groups in northern Nigeria received $3m from Osama bin Laden in 2002, according to a report by some United States intelligence analysts.Bin Laden was said to have dispatched an aide to Nigeria to hand out the seed money in naira to a wide array of Salafist political organisations that shared al Qaeda’s goal of imposing Islamic rule.According to  a report in a United States-based newspaper, The Daily Beast, the Al-Qaeda founder helped provide Boko Haram’s seed money.

Britain may send soldiers to join the force in searching abducted girls

The United Kingdom  hinted  on Sunday   that it  could   send troops to Nigeria  if requested by President Goodluck Jonathan as part of efforts to rescue the over 200 female pupils abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from their school hostel in Chibok, Borno State on April 14.Prime Minister David Cameron made this known just as Pope Francis prayed for the safe rescue of the girls.Cameron, who has also joined the  growing list of   global  personalities that have  enlisted  in the  ‘‘Bring Back Our Girls,’’ social media campaign,  said  while featuring on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s  Andrew Marr show,  that 

Boko Haram terrorists, US ignored Nigeria’s 2013 request—Report

THE United States of America ignored requests by Nigeria for intelligence information and aid to help fight the militant Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram last year, reports have revealed..Two American newspapers, ABC News and the Daily Beast, weekend, accused the Obama administration of failing to reply to requests by lobbying firm Patton Boggs on behalf of the Nigerian government.Last weekend, US Senator John McCain told CNN, “We should have utilized every asset that we have, satellite, drones, any capabilities that we had to go after them. We didn’t have to wait until a practically non-existent

Boko Haram abducts DPO’s wife, two kids •Bombs bridge linking Borno, Adamawa

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group, on Saturday, have blown up a bridge that links Borno and Adamawa states during an attack on Limankara, a village in Borno State, witnesses and security operatives said. The gunmen also reportedly abducted the family of a police officer, including his wife and two…

Designate Boko Haram as terrorist organisation; FG, US urge UN

Nigeria and the U.S. are working on a UN Security Council  resolution to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation, diplomats at the foreign ministry in Abuja have confirmed. The sources said that the two countries have agreed that the UN should take a quick action to designate Boko Haram a terror organisation. A strong indication that the 15-member council would consider the resolution…