Prof Wole Soyinka Jonathan knows about Boko Haram financier in CBN

The controversy over alleged sponsors of Boko Haram took a twist yesterday when Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka said information about a suspected financier of the terror group within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was passed to President Goodluck Jonathan.Soyinka also said he worked “in the background” with Australian negotiator Stephen Davis during the Niger Delta militancy crisis, and warned against  dismissing his claims on those allegedly sponsoring Boko Haram.

11 SEPT. 2014 BIAFRA AND CATALONIA ON THE STREETS OF BARCELONA Remembrance of Fallen Catalan Heroes

Radio Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra!! (IPOB)  Today being the 11th of September 2014 on the streets of Barcelona, the bond between Catalonia and Biafra was visibly demonstrated by the presence of Biafrans at the remembrance of fallen Catalan heroes. The Catalan Minister of State was at hand to reaffirm the relationship between Catalans and

Army chief denies engaging ex-militants, ex-servicemen

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah| credits: www.nigerreporters.comThe Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Friday in Kaduna denied alleged plan to enlist 10,000 former Niger Delta militants and ex-service men to boost the fight against the current insurgency in the North-East.The Northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, had on Thursday warned…

Boko Haram: Displaced persons take over churches in Borno

Thousands of internally-displaced persons have stormed churches in Borno State for refuge.The internally-displaced persons decided to seek refuge in the places of worship after members of the Boko Haram terrorist group sacked their communities.Some of the churches where the internally-displaced persons are taking refuge, Saturday PUNCH learnt are the Assembly of God, Wulari; Church of…

T.B Joshua’s Synagogue Church Building Collapses 15 bodies recovered

A six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, Lagos, collapsed on Friday with no fewer than 50 persons feared dead.The building, which was under construction, was initially a two-storey building before the addition of four new floors which were under construction.Saturday PUNCH gathered that the building, which housed guests and members of the church, already had so many people lodged in it before the incident.The six-storey building, which collapsed around 1pm, was under construction.

Mohammedan emirate of the North lists its case against President Jonathan

The North unleashed yesterday a blistering criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of “insensitivity.”The  North’s apex socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, (ACF), is not pleased with Dr. Jonathan’s handling of the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.The ACF listed its grouses against the President and his administration in “an open letter to Mr. President on security situation in the North” .

Army Chief Lt. Gen Minimah We don’t need ex-Niger Delta militants to defeat Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has denied the purported plan to enlist 10,000 ex-Niger Delta militants in Nigeria’s South-South and ex-service men to boost the fight against insurgents in the North-East.The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) had yesterday warned the Nigerian Army against using ex-militants, who had benefitted from the late President Umaru Yar’Adua amnesty programme, under any guise to fight the Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of the North.