Niger Delta ex-militants spoil for war, say Boko Haram’s days numbered

Worried by the activities of Boko Haram Islamic sect, repentant militants in the Niger Delta region have warned the insurgents against the wonton killing of innocent Nigerians, declaring that their “days are numbered.”To this end, the former warlords expressed their readiness to confront the dreaded sect members head-on, even as they wondered why a segment of the country would be playing politics with issues that borders on security of lives and properties.

Sallah Day tragedy Boko Haram terrorists attacks again, kills 50

There seemed to be no let up in the orgy of violence spreading across the country as 50 people, including four soldiers, were killed by the Boko Haram Islamic sect in another attack on some villages in Adamawa State.This is even as two female bombers killed themselves in Kano yesterday, with three others in the process.The Adamawa attack took place at a military base in Garkida, Gombi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday night, according to the Acting Governor, of the state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

Ex-Ohanaeze leader warns Nigeria can explode anytime

FORMER President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, has described Nigeria as an inflammable commodity that could explode anytime.Ikedife, a delegate at the ongoing National Conference, warned that the country could explode, if the confab failed to handle the issue of derivation formula with honesty, seriousness and without unnecessary sentiment.According to him, it is unfortunate that some delegates at the confab are trying to scuttle efforts to amicably settle the issue of derivation formula to the satisfaction of everybody, particularly Niger Delta people.

Enugu community cries out over erosion

Obinofia Ndiuno community, in Ezeagu local government area of Enugu State, has cried out to all tiers of government to come to its rescue, as it has been cut off by erosion.Our correspondent, who visited the community, reports that the Nkwo Ezeagu-Obinofia Ndiuno road linking Obinofia Ndiagu road has been washed away by erosion, even as ditches have split the road, making it unmotorable.

Police arrest Civil Defence operative over arms deal

 The police have arrested Idris Saidu, an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Niger over alleged involvement in illegal arms deal.A statement issued by the force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, on Sunday in Abuja said that Saidu was arrested on July 22 by police detectives in the state.The statement said…

Northern Leaders Have Failed Us – Arewa Youths

President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, recently took a swipe on all former heads of state from the North when he accused them of contributing to the backwardness of the region.The youth leader also blamed some delegates at the ongoing national conference who kicked against establishing a special fund to rehabilitate the…

Jonathan clearly under Hausa spell. says Buhari’s survival saved Nigeria

By JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja• President urges Islamic clerics to preach peace, not hatred• To launch Victims Support Fund Thursday President Good­luck Jonathan has given thanks to God for not allow­ing Boko Haram attack­ers, whom he described as sons of the devil, to succeed in killing for­mer Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and popular Islamic…

Boko Haram Attack: 30 feared dead in Adamawa

By DAVID MOLOMO,YolaNo fewer than 30 per­sons were killed yes­terday when gun­men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents unleashed mayhem on some communities in Hong and Gombi local government ar­eas of Adamawa State.Also, the village head of Zar community, Dauda Daniel, a retired Wing Commander was also feared missing following the attacks.According to eyewitness account,…