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…

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…