A former USA Ambassador John Campbell I insist Nigeria is dancing on the brink

A former United States of America Ambassador, John Campbell, tells BAYO AKINLOYE in this interview that his view about Nigeria has not changed and that the country faces formidable challenges that will either make or break it based on the choices made by NigeriansIn your critically acclaimed book, Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink, you talked about Nigeria exhibiting symptoms of a failing/fragile state. Has your view changed?

Islamic Clerics nabbed trading in human skulls

By CHIOMA IGBOKWE■ We only recycle the bones – SuspectsThree suspected human parts dealers, two of them Islamic clerics, are now helping police detectives to break the demand and supply chain of a trans-border syndicate which trades in human skulls.The suspects already arrested in connection with the illicit trade include Clement Omodijie as well as…

Boko Haram threatens to attack A’Ibom

 by Etim Ekpimah The Akwa Ibom State Government said it had received text messages from the Boko Haram terrorist group threatening to attack public places in the state.A statement issued on Friday evening by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, said the public places targeted include churches, markets and schools, among…

Jonathan sacks NNPC boss, appoints replacement

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday sacked the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu.The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Reuben Abati, said in a statement that a replacement, Joseph Dawha, was appointed to take over from him immediately.Mr. Abati also said the President also approved the appointment…

Jonathan laments suicide bombing in his personal zoo Nigeria

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said that he never imagined that Nigerians could make themselves available to be used as suicide bombers but has vowed to lead Nigerians to defeat Boko Haram.He declared: “I never for once thought that I would, in my life time, hear of Nigerians strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up innocent…

Ebola outbreak getting out of control –WHO •Confusion over Ghana’s reported ban of flights from Nigeria

Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:01 AM There was confusion on  Friday over reports that  Ghana had officially banned flights from four West African countries, including Nigeria, citing concerns about the rapid spread of the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 600 lives.ADVERTISEMENTA report carried by an online medium, Saharareporters quoted Charles Asare, Managing Director of…

Who wants Buhari dead? Dokubo desperate to clear name, petitions DSS

Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegations that he plotted the recent assassination attempt on former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.).“In the petition to the Director-General of DSS, Nta Ekpenyong signed by his lawyer Festus Keyamo, Dokubo-Asari urged the DSS to investigate the allegations contained in the publication to curtail the threat to his life and family,” reports Daily Trust.