Boko Haram terrorists in disarray over Shekau’s reported death

Boko Haram terrorist group appears to be in disarray following the reported death, in battle, of the leader, Abubakar Shekau.Quoting fleeing residents of Konduga, Borno State, News Express had this morning reported the news making the rounds in Maiduguri, the state capital, of the dreaded terrorist leader.

Two Igbo lawmakers Arua Arunsi and Udo Oluchi Ibeji from Abia State, had objected to the call and denounced the late war criminal Benjamin Adekunle

THE shooting ended in 1970 in Nigeria’s fratricidal war, but the war, it is now becoming increasingly obvious has not quite ended. Indeed, the civil war is continuing by other subterranean means, with prejudices and parochialism ossifying along

‘Endorsement of Jonathan is endorsement of corruption’

by: Musa Odoshimokhe The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to probe its erring governors for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 election is an endorsement of corruption by the ruling party.Addressing reporters yesterday at a rally to…

MPPP chief carpets Ohanaeze Ndigbo over Jonathan

By Anolu Vincent Senior Correspondent, Owerri Barely one month after the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, reportedly endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential race, a chieftain of the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP), Onyedika Paulinus Asiegbu, insists that the apex Igbo umbrella body, acted like a pressure group due to selfish interest.Asiegbu…

Synagogue: Investigators doubt video clip on collapsed building •S/African investigators restricted to victim identification

Lanre Adewole – LagosTHE controversial CCTV footage of the collapsed guest house of Synagogue Church of All Nations is reportedly serving minimal assistance to the six different agencies that are investigating the tragedy.A leader of one of the investigating agencies told Sunday Tribune that only the probe body from the aviation sector was possibly finding…

Jonathan, Boko Haram begin negotiation • As rumour of Shekau’s death spreads in Borno

Stephen Gbadamosi and James BwalaTHERE is hope in the horizon that the over 200 Chibok school girls in the captivity of terrorist group, Boko Haram, may regain their freedom soon.This is following reports that the Federal Government and the leadership of the insurgent group may have finally begun a process of negotiating the release of…

Catholic Bishops to Jonathan: This is not time for politics

…Declare 2 days of national prayersCatholic Bish­ops across the country have ex­pressed concern over the alarming spate of violence, bombings and killings of inno­cent citizens in the North Eastern part of Nigeria and beyond.The bishops under the aegis of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) declared in a com­muniqué that while Nigeria bleeds and burns,…

Imolites To Mallam Okorocha Where Is N3bn Roche Paid For Adapalm

As Federal Govt UBE Inscription Appears on Roche Proto-type School Blocks he recent discovery by residents of Imo State that the much acclaimed 365 prototype schools being built across the state by the Owelle Rochas Okorocha government have Universal Basic Education, UBE inscription on them has raised uproar and doubt about the earlier statements of the governor concerning the Rescue Mission project.

Ex-generals Convicted soldiers deserve to die

Some retired senior military officers have backed the death sentence passed on 12 soldiers of the Nigerian Army for committing mutiny.The officers told SUNDAY PUNCH that it was necessary for the military to maintain its age-long rules on discipline.The soldiers were court-martialled for a variety of offences, including firing shots at the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ahmed Mohammed, in Maiduguri, Borno State.

El-Zakzaky drags FG before UN over alleged killing of sons, followers in Zaria

Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has reported the federal government to the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, over the killing of his members.Thirty-five members of the group, including three of the prominent cleric’s sons, were shot dead in July by soldiers during the group’s procession in