Nigeria Military arraigns five Lance Corporals over mutiny

Five Lance Corporals of the Nigerian army were yesterday October 21st arraigned before a military court at the Army Headquarters Garrison, Mogadishu cantonment in Abuja over a two count charge of conspiracy to commit mutiny and mutiny.Daily Trust reports that the soldiers are alleged to have committed the offenses in October 2013 after shooting into…

Looting business as usual: The Zoo’s National Assembly retains immunity for President, govs

Approves LG autonomy, independent candidacy in election. Scraps SIECs; removes wages from exclusive list. Empowers NASS to override President, govs on assent. Confers immunity on legislatorsBy Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Joseph ErunkeABUJA—THE Conference Committee of the National Assembly on Constitution Review yesterday retained the immunity clause for the President and the Governors which was originally in…

How Atiku’s economic blueprint plan to cage PHCN, NNPC mafia

By ISAAC ANUMIHE, ABUJA As 2015 elections cascade down, the political gladiators are busy oiling their armoury to overwhelm their opponents and take over power.One of such politicians is the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who last week announced his economic blueprint.He vowed to tackle what he called Nigeria’s greatest economic headaches which are…

Brainwashed and deluded Jonathan likened Biafran Heros Terrorists, says Gowon taught him how to fight Terrorism

By JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, ABUJAPresident Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said he borrowed a leaf from former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon‘s principle of not crushing his enemies during the civil war, in his administration’s fight against insurgency.The President made the disclosure during the service to commemorate Gowon’s 80th birthday at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. The…

The Boko Haram Truce Was A Scam – Shehu Sani

The president of the Civil Right Congress of Nigeria, Comrade Shehu Sani, yesterday said that the ceasefire pact between the federal government and the Boko Haram sect was a complete fraud.Sani, who had initiated talks between the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the leaders of the Boko Haram sect, said, “It is either government sat…

Boko Haram’ll keep promise to release Chibok girls, as negotiations continue – FG

Sect sacks Adamawa Village, many killed, houses razedBy Kingsley Omonobi, Henry Umoru & Umar YusufABUJA—Negotiations between the Federal Government and representatives of the Boko Harm Islamic sect on the release of 219 abducted Chibok girls will continue today in Chad. This came as government declared that it had no reason to doubt the sect’s promise…

Ebola: Liberia’s President writes moving letter to the world

Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written a heartfelt letter to the world over the Ebola crisis that hit her country. In the letter which was read over the radio and transmitted worldwide, she likened the Ebola epidermic to the civil war her country faced 11 years ago which killed a lot of Liberians, crumbled…

Catholic bishops scrap ‘welcome’ to gays

Synod dumps “welcoming homosexuals” section from draft document on ministering, after arguments over tone and content.Catholic bishops have rejected a landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.The bishops failed on Saturday to approve…

Nigeria: Boko Haram Shuns Ceasefire Beheads Father Of Borno Speaker, 40 Others In Borno Villages

“Dozens of gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram have taken over Abadam. They have been in Abadam since Thursday [October 16, 2014] but finally hoist their flags on Friday after killing many prominent people and forcing others to cross over to Niger”. At least 30 people have been killed in Abadam alone…