Okonjo-Iweala Missing $20bn Oil Money: FG to hire forensic auditors

*No money is missing — NNPC boss*$20bn not accounted for, Sanusi insists*Subsidy: We need legal interpretation — Alison-Madueke ABUJA—The Federal Government is to hire independent forensic auditors to examine the books of the  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC,  with a view to ascertaining whether or not it has failed to remit  oil revenues to the…

Arewa Consultative Forum will not support autonomy for ethnic nationalities at National Conference

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said that the North would not support autonomy for ethnic nationalities during the proposed National Conference in the country. ACF, however, expressed support for devolution of power from the centre to the states in such a way that ”the centre is strong enough to keep the country one, but,…

Boko Haram storms Borno in SUVs, kills 51

Abducts 25 ladies, scores missing… Survivors, officials recount attackFrom TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU, MaiduguriKonduga, a serene community in Borno Central again witnessed another  violence on Tuesday evening as suspected Boko Haram insurgents stormed  the town, killing at least 51 people.Residents and local officials said all the dead were buried  yesterday. Many are still missing even as the…

President Jonathan finally sacks Oduah, Orubebe, others

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday sacked four ministers, including the Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, who had been enmeshed in a scandal over the N255m armoured cars purchased for her by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA. Other affected ministers include Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (Police Affairs), Elder Godsday Orubebe (Niger Delta) and Dr. Yerima Ngama (Minister…