Tiv and Fulani crisis over 32 displaced persons die in camps

After escaping the bullets of suspected Fulani mercenaries who are sacking communities in parts of Benue state, no fewer than 32 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs have been reported dead in the last one week in makeshift camps scattered around North Bank area of Makurdi town for the IDPs.Saturday Vanguard’s investigation revealed that among the dead were children and the elderly who in the last few weeks fled the escalating crisis and have been exposed to harsh conditions in the camps most of which were created by the IDPs themselves.

Boko Haram terrorists trails Governor Jang •Compiles list of schools in Plateau to be attacked

Plateau State Governor, Dr. Jonah David Jang, is being targeted by the Boko Haram terrorist sect, a report from Jos, the state capital, has said.The report, which appeared in today’s edition of the authoritative Guardian newspaper, has it that a State House of Assembly member, Daniel Dem, is also being trailed by Boko Haram, allegedly on the orders of the group’s leader, Sheikh Abubakar Mohammed Shekau. The Guardian said that “the three members of the group who have been assigned to trail” Jang Dem “have been given enough time to carry out that operation.”

“Nobody should threaten Nigeria” — Gani tells Lamido of Adamawa

National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Mr. Gani Adams, yesterday, said nobody could threaten the unity of the country.Adams, who spoke in an interview with newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, was reacting to the statement made, Wednesday, at the National Conference by the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Mustapha, that he was…

No Provision For Referendum In Nigerian Constitution – Lawmaker

The outcome of the ongoing national conference may be an exercise in futility unless the 1999 constitution is further amended to make provision for referendum, a lawmaker has said.Victor Ogene (APGA-Anambra), the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, made this known at news conference in Abuja on Thursday.He said there…

Soldiers kill 11 insurgents, apprehend others attempting to escape to Cameroon

The military said yesterday that 11 terrorists were killed when the troops engaged the terrorists in a gun duel while some of them were apprehended as they attempted to escape to Cameroon through Taraba and Adamawa borders.The Director, Defence Information and Coordinator of Joint Information Centre, Counter terrorism Campaign Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, who disclosed this in a statement yesterdaysaid the insurgents were attacked by troops on patrol of the areas in the ongoing counter-terrorism campaign.According to him, “the terrorists were trapped following the ongoing offensive launched by troops along the borders. Some of them could no longer bear the hunger in their make-shift camps at the forest. Those apprehended led the troops to some hideouts where

FRC suspends further hearing on Sanusi’s financial accounts

The Investigative Panel of the Financial Reporting Council, that is probing financial accounts of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,  between 2011 and 2012, has suspended further hearing in the matter following an order by a Federal High Court Lagos stopping the panel.Suspended Governor of the apex bank, Mallam Lamido Sansui had filed a suit before the court challenging his suspension from office by President Goodluck Jonathan and also prayed the court for an interlocutory  injunction restraining the investigative panel from summoning him to appear before it.The Council had invited Sanusi alongside the Acting Governor of CBN, Dr. (Mrs.) Sarah Alade, immediate past Deputy Governor, Operations, Mr. Tunde Lemo, Deputy Governor, Operations, CBN, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu; Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, CBN, Alhaji

APGA demands Prof. Akinyemi’s resignation as National Conference Deputy Chairman over alleged anti-Igbo stance

APGA demands Prof. Akinyemi’s resignation as National Conference Deputy Chairman over alleged anti-Igbo stanceAbout a decade and a half after he made ostensibly anti-Igbo utterances, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi’s past today returned to haunt him as the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has demanded his resignation from the on-going National Conference in Abuja.A statement issued in Abuja by APGA’s Publicity Bureau said that “after a review of Professor Bolaji Akinyemi’s speeches,” the party had decided to call on him “to withdraw himself from acting as the Deputy Chairman of the current National Conference, holding in Abuja,