Four-year old boy kidnapped in Calabar

By Emma Una, CalabarA   4-year old boy, Effiong Edet has been abducted   at the Ekorinim axis of Calabar, the     Cross River State Capital   by the hoodlums who raided the community in an Audi car with a   concealed   car registration number.

Nigerian Army among the best in the world – Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said on Friday that the Nigerian Army was among the best in the world. Minimah, who is also the reviewing officer, made the statement at the passing out parade of 70 Recruits Intake Trades Men/Women held at the Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, Kaduna. “With the calibre of…

Nigeria must protect civilians amid the alarming increase in attacks: Amnesty International (Press Release)

BY Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International is alarmed by the increase in attacks by unknown gunmen on people in north-east Nigeria and called on the government to take effective measures to protect the people and prevent further human rights abuses.     “Since the beginning of this year the attacks have intensified. Over 600 people have been killed…

Boko Haram stops over 15,000 pupils from schooling, which excludes thousands killed …destroys over 200 schools so far.

Activities  of the Boko Haram sect has resulted in no fewer than 15,000 pupils  dropping out of school in Borno State in the last one year, a  non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, has said.The group, which made this known on  Thursday, also claimed that the actions of the sect had led to the  destruction of no…

CENTENARY CELEBRATION: Jonathan acting out alone as Obasanjo, Buhari, Mark refused to show up.

THREE of President Goodluck Jonathan’s successors-ex-President  Olusegun Obasanjo; ex-Heads of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)  and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida – as well as President of the Senate, David  Mark, were on Thursday absent from the country’s centenary being held in  Abuja.They did not attend the international conference held as part of  activities marking the…

UNBELIEVABLE: Nigerian Soldiers Run Away from Boko Haram! A Pastor in the Shuwa area told AFP that Nigerian soldiers ran into the bush on sighting Boko Haram men.

When the governor of Borno State, who is on ground and knows what is going on in his state, said those who have been recruited by the Boko Haram are better armed and motivated than the Nigerian Army, people like Doyin Okupe who haven’t been to Borno since the killings started insulted the governor. But…

Fawehinmi, Fela families, Soyinka reject centenary awards

As the Federal Government honours 100 persons today with Centenary awards as part of Nigeria’s Centenary celebration, the families of late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi and afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti have rejected the post humous awards for both late Fawehinmi and Fela even as Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka also mulls rejecting the award.Professor Soyinka is on the list alongside the likes of Professor Chinua Achebe, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Chief Odimegwu Ojukwu, Nwankwo Kanu, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Mike Adenuga and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, among others.

Igbo group declares support for President Jonathan 2015

The Supreme Igbo Security Council, a group committed to peace on Thursday said it would support President Goodluck Jonathan for second term if he indicated his interest.The President of the council, Mr Bobby Ukadike, made the declaration while addressing journalists in Abuja.He said that the North and South had had a fair share of the office of the president, saying that other parts of the country should be given a chance to lead as well.Ukadike said that in spite of many challenges ravaging the polity, President Goodluck Jonathan had delivered dividends of democracy to the