ID CARD CRISIS Plot to sack southerners from North

Perhaps, the march to true federalism in Nigeria may have begun inadvertently, taking into account the recent agitation by some elements of Hausa Fulani extraction in the North for the registration and relocation of southerners in the region.The 1D card crisis, which started rather innocuously, in the form of a petition to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi 11, last week, has transformed into an avoidable headache as the campaigners, Arewa Youth Development Foundation, and their allies, seemed to have captured the passion of their people and provoked, by means of their threats, a huge fright among southerners resident in the region.

Don’t run away stay so that we can kill you through Boko Haram Kwankwaso begs southerners in Kano.

Kano state governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has declared that the two week ultimatum given toSoutherners in Kano to leave the state, by a non-governmental organization, NorthernYouth Development Foundation, is null and void.“No one has the authority to sack you from this place. Kano is your home and you have cometo stay”, the governor stressed.  Kwankwaso…

WARNING: Fears as man falls ill with Ebola-like symptoms in Lagos

LAGOS  (AFP) – A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday.The 40-year-old Monrovia resident arrived in Nigeria’s mega-city on Sunday and was admitted to hospital on Tuesday suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhoea, said…

Politicians buy human parts from me, says suspect

ILORIN —The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, Mr Ambrose Aisabor, yesterday, paraded two suspects, among others, for dealing in human parts. The third person paraded was said to be an accomplice.Speaking at the Police Headquarters along Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin, the commissioner told newsmen that the two suspects were arrested with human head, leg and…

Mad people: 2015- use and dump era over -Ohanaeze

By LUKMAN OLABIYIThe  Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Amuwo Odofin chapter in Lagos State, has declared its readiness to bargain with any political party that will protect its interest in 2015.  The Igbo leader and the secretary of the group, Rev. Innocent Peace, made the declaration at the end of their monthly meeting at the Trade Fair complex…

Boko Haram: Traditional ruler, 11 others killed in Borno

GUNMEN suspected to be members of Boko Haram terrorists, on Thursday invaded Garubula village of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the District Head, Alhaji Ibrahim Dawi and 11 others. A resident of the area, Mallam Idrisa Garubula, said the gunmen stormed the village at about 11.00 p.m. and opened fire sporadically, killing…

Third Attempt By the Nigerian Army to Retake Domboa from Boko Haram Control Fails

For the third time in a row, the attempt by the Nigerian army to retake the town of Damboa in Borno State from the control of the dreaded Boko Haram sect has met a brick wall. The first two attempts by the army has resulted in the death of some soldiers who met an ambushed…

Boko Haram Battle Called A ‘Tough Fight’ By The U.S. State Department

Boko Haram The Islamic militant group, Boko Haram is believed to have been behind the shooting down of the Nigerian Air force helicopter that was on a training mission around Borno state, according to reports by the International Business Times, and Catholic World, including local daily claims.Nigeria’s military helicopter ‘take down,’ coupled with the recent…

One killed, eight injured in Kano blast

An unidentified woman was killed, while eight other persons sustained severe injuries, when a high calibre improvised explosive device, concealed in a refrigerator went off at the New Road motor park in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis. The incident which occurred around 3p.m., triggered panic in the commercial city of nine million residents.New Road motor park was also the scene of the deadly blasts last year, during which no fewer than 70 lives were lost, when luxury buses were targeted.