Confab and bad Igbo people: Igbo Group Backs 50% Derivation, Warns North Against Taking South For Granted

DELEGATES DURING THE HEATED DEBATE ON THE CONTROVERSIAL REVENUE SHARING FORMULA AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ABUJA THURSDAYAn Igbo group, Ndigbo Unity Forum, NUF, has thrown its weight behind the agitation for the adoption of 50 percent derivation for revenue coming from oil.The President of the forum, Mr. Augustine Chukwudum, who spoke on Saturday, said…

Gunmen shot Abia commissioner

By CHUKS ONUOHAAbia State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, was on Wednesday night shot by gunmen in Olokoro in Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state.He was shot while returning to his house from an official outing in Umuahia, the state capital.Nwosu was, however, lucky to have survived the gun attack and is…

Failed Country: Obasanjo’s failed eight years in power and Yar’Adua’s sick three years in power are the benchmarks that Jonathan has surpassed and proud of – PDP.

By TAIWO AMODU, ABUJA•Alleges APC bent on truncating democracy The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that no administration in Nigeria’s history has achieved the feat of the Jonathan administration despite its enormous security challenges.Reacting to the declaration of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) that a fresh term for President Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s…

Confab: Rift over Biafran oil revenue derivation deepens

By IHEANACHO NWOSU and FRED ITUA, Abuja•Fresh negotiations deadlock, confab reconvenes Monday  The rift between Northern and Southern delegates over derivation deepened yesterday, forcing the conference to adjourn abruptly for the second consecutive day.The standoff, which started on Wednesday took a more damning twist, as delegates engaged in a shouting match, frustrating several attempts by…