National Security: Nigeria’s Military Being Compromised

Corruption and gross, malicious ineptitude of the fourth republic has taken its toll on the Nigerian security department, the last remaining, touted vestige of decency in the nation. It can no longer be denied that the military and entire security network of the nation right up to the office of national security, ONSA and ministry of defense has been compromised. In September last year, PremiumTimes and SaharaReporters broke a story about a Security massacre of innocent citizens squatting in a building in Apo area, Abuja. The Nigerian forces had reportedly simply fired upon squatting civilians who they

Nigeria’s President Is Sick; And The Northern Leadership Is Dead

There is no question that the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is a sick man. To be partying and dancing hours after a massacre in the nation’s capital and rallying with more dancing in illegal campaigning the same day and a day when 200 innocent girls were abducted into the bushes by lunatic, rapist murderers. Only a sick person can do that. Some of us have been perturbed since yesterday. We are anxious, worried, disorganized and weak in the knees. We look at our daughters, nieces and shudder. But the president of Nigeria is either sick or he hates the poor and most especially poor northerners. There’s no need over-emphasizing his pathological love for parties, for power and for stupid

The Jihadist Buhari gives PDP 7-day ultimatum over Boko Haram terrorists

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, today in Kaduna issued a seven-day ultimatum to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to retract its accusation linking him with the Boko Haram terrorist acts, tender an unreserved public apology to him or face a legal action. In a statement he personally signed, the former Head of State said: “I cannot sit back and allow my image, and that of my political party be smeared by falsehood in the name of politics.” He said the widely publicised and very serious allegations made against him by the PDP and its spokesman, Olisa Metuh, to the effect that his utterances were responsible for the current state of insecurity and terrorism bedeviling Nigeria, were absolutely without basis

2 killed as bomb rocks PDP chieftain’s home

The residence of President- General of Egi Peoples Assembly (EPA), in Ogbogu in Ogba /Egbema /Nodoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Chief Oris Onyiri, has been bombed. Two persons died in the attack, which occurred at about 10pm, Wednesday . One of the victims was said to be a relative of Chief Onyiri, popularly called Stainless, while the other was a member of the terror gang, who was shot dead during a gun duel with some security men. Other members of the gang, it was further gathered, escaped after one of them was killed. Daily Sun gathered that Chief Onyiri was not at home when the bandits, who arrived on a motorcycle, came to detonate the

Southern Kaduna versus Fulani herdsmen:When a ceasefire ignites anger

The atmosphere in the main hall of the State House Kaduna that Tuesday was that of an uneasy calm. Reason? Traditional rulers, socio-cultural groups and community leaders from Southern Kaduna and their Fulani counterparts were seated in the hall awaiting the arrival of the Committee on Peace and Security led by Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIGP, Michael Zoukumor. The Committee was set up to douse the animosity between the feuding groups following series of gory encounters that left in their trail the loss of several lives and property in the affected communities. From all indications, it appeared that the Committee had given the two warring camps a few hours notice to converge for the

President Jonathan shifts security meeting

President Goodluck Jonathan rescheduled yesterday another meeting with governors over rising insecurity. The meeting will take place next Wednesday. The Presidency on Wednesday, through a statement by presidential spokesman Dr. Reuben Abati, invited governors and the National Security Council for a meeting yesterday to discuss insecurity. Although it was thought that all the governors were to attend, only the PDP governors turned up at the First Lady’s Conference Room, State House venue. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the two hours meeting, PDP Governors Forum Chairman and Akwa Ibom State

President Jonathan summons security chiefs and governors over terrorism

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at the Presidential Villa against the background of recent events and developments in the country. The meeting which will be presided over by President Jonathan is scheduled for 1100 hours, according to a statement from the State House signed by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. Those expected at the meeting include Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the State Security Services and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency.

Chairmen, Vice Chairmen of National Conference committees emerge

Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the 20 committees constituted yesterday emerged today. The Committee on Devolution of Power whose responsibilities comprises fiscal federalism; revenue sharing; resource control; sharing formula and any other related matters has both former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah and former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomasie as co-chairmen. Headed by Mohammed Kumalia and Gen Ike Nwachukwu as co-chairmen; part of the functions of the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government are Federalism; Regionalism; State Creation; Geo-political zones; Forms and Content of