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‘Coward soldiers stalling Boko Haram battle’

Nigeria’s campaign against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents is being hampered by “cowards” within the armed forces, National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) said yesterday in London. Boko Haram’s bloody uprising to carve out an Islamic caliphate has taken much of Nigeria’s northeast. “Unfortunately, we have a lot of cowards. We have people who…

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From today’s confusion to perfect future

Why would a bank customer deposit his or her money in Lagos and yet make withdrawals on arrival in Maiduguri?  It is because his banking details are virtually captured; and with just a punch on the computer key board, the data could come up. A similar technology powers the INEC virtual electoral roll.  So, why…

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Buhari Campaign, Atiku: no to postponement

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Buhari Campaign Council have warned the government against postponing the February 14 and 28 elections, saying they should be allowed to go ahead as scheduled.  Atiku said there was enough time for the distribution of the permanent voter cards, adding: “Yes, we have a problem with the distribution…

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Principal gets death threats for releasing Buhari’s results

Barely 24 hours after releasing Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s 1961 West African School Certificate (WASC) results, the Principal of the Government College, Katsina, Mallam Isyaku Bello, has been receiving death threats. The source of the threats could not be ascertained last night. The principal was summoned by his employers, the Katsina State Ministry of Education, in…

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It is only a fool that you can deceive twice ::-::I won’t disappoint, Jonathan in Abia assures Ndigbo

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised the people of Abia State and the Ndigbo in general that his administration will provide them with the enabling environment for entrepreneurship to thrive if voted into power in the forthcoming election. Speaking in Umuahia during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally, President Jonathan said he would give…

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Voters are likely sitting on a Gun Powder as INEC Plan to bar soldiers from polling units

There will be no official role for uniformed soldiers at polling stations across the land when next month’s elections get underway,according to  indications from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) . Only unarmed policemen will be allowed at  the  120,000 polling units created for the elections,Saturday Nation gathered yesterday.  The commission is also said to…

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Another APC secretariat bombed in Rivers

BARELY six days after the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State was bombed, another secretariat of the ruling party was yesterday bombed in Ngo, the headquarters of Andoni Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the APC’s secretariat, a bungalow, was bombed by…

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Jonathan under attack over Maiduguri trip

A barrage of criticisms from across the nation yesterday greeted Thursday’s visit by President Goodluck Jonathan to Maiduguri, Borno State, with many Nigerians dismissing the trip as belated and politically motivated. The President had used the visit – his first to the state since March 2013 when he held a town hall meeting with Borno…

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Chibok community angry over Jonathan’s silence on missing girls

Spokesman of the Chibok Community Nationwide, Dr. Allen Mannaseh, has described as empty the promise made by President Goodluck Jonathan in April last year on the release of their abducted daughters in April 2014. Dr. Mannaseh also said the entire Chibok community was shocked over the silence of Mr. President on the true situation of…

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Non-violence accord US applauds Jonathan, Buhari

The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has applauded President Jonathan and General Buhari for their signing of a non-violence pledge, the “Abuja Accord,” by which they have publicly committed to refraining from advocating, fomenting, or condoning electoral violence. All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday signed a non-violence accord…