Al-Qaeda takes over Boko Haram

There are very strong indications to suggest that al-Qaeda, the global terror organization founded by the late Osama Bin Laden, may have taken control of the notorious and deadly Jama’atu Ahliss-Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, Sunday Vanguard can report authoritatively.In addition, it was learnt that some of the camps used by Boko Haram members as safe haven in Cameroun have been detected by Nigeria’s security forces.The problem, however, according to sources, is that “except Cameroun enters into concrete collaboration with Nigeria, nothing can be done”.

Boko Haram: Gowon tasks Jonathan on ending killings

Former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to put an immediate end to the killing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists.Gowon, speaking at the National Youth Peace Concert in Abuja, also challenged the terrorists to come out to defend their actions.He urged Nigerians to come to the aid of the government by providing useful information about the terrorists.The concert was organized by the Office of the First Lady and office of the Special Adviser to the President on

2015: Sultan of Sokoto we must avoid bloodshed, Sultan tells Jonathan

THE Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, is worried by the bloodshed in parts of the north, especially with the 2015 elections approaching.He wants President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently take steps to stop the killings.“Let’s not make 2015 a year of taking innocent lives away,” he cautioned yesterday in his palace, while receiving the president who was on a private visit, his second in as many weeks.

Conversion To Christianity: Father Allegedly Kills Daughter, Attacks Pastor

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a man suspected to have killed his daughter, Miss Kausara Isiaka, for allegedly converting to Christianity. According to a Reverend Daniel Oladimeji, one of the four persons he attacked with machete, the suspect had long been suspected to be the brain behind the attack. According to the police…

Stop Playing ‘transactional politics’ with Boko Haram, Ezekwesili tells APC

Former  Vice president of the World Bank,  Dr Oby Ezekwesili ,on Thursday ,during the All Progressive Congress’ (APC) Summit  in Abuja came down heavily on the political class, insisting that switching camps at short intervals was not a solution to Nigeria’s myriad of problems. Ezekwesili also told her host that the leadership that would serve…

Mujahid Dokubo-Asari supports National Dialogue, warn against provocation

By George Onmonya Daniel Mujahid Dokubo-Asari who has been excited over National Dialogue has warned against provocation. The leader of Niger Delta People Volunteer Force (NDPVF) who is currently resident of Benin Republic because he rejected the entity called Nigeria has been talking on social media about the National dialogue. Asari Dokubo as he is…

NNPC, CBN must explain missing money, FRC query – Peterside

The Founder and Chairman of Stanbic IBTC Bank, Atedo Peterside, has said the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation must give adequate explanations about the alleged missing money, which it was meant to remit to the Federation Account. The Central Bank of Nigeria and its suspended Governor, Lamido Sanusi, he said must also give appropriate response to…

Ghanaians pray for divine intervention to resurrect cedi •Nigeria, Zamia, S/A also battle currency slump

ACCRA, Ghana—A rising U.S. dollar has stirred many pastors here into nightly prayers for their fallen currency to rise again.“I command the resurrection of the cedi! In the name of Jesus!” preached evangelist Nicholas Duncan-Williams of a megachurch called Action Chapel, recently. Then he addressed Satan: “Take your hands off the central bank!”African countries are having a devil of a year, due in large part to the slump in their currencies. From Gambia to Zambia, sharp drops against the U.S. dollar are making imported goods more expensive, forcing shopkeepers to

Nigeria Soldiers complain of poor welfare, low morale

There are mounting concerns in security circles over the issue of special arrangement for the security operatives deployed in the operational areas in the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa which are under emergency rule.Saturday PUNCH  learnt that low  morale occasioned by lack of motivation and poor welfare package might be some of the factors working against the successful execution of the war against Boko Haram militants  in the zone.