An advocacy group, Youth and Conflict Resolution Initiatives, has alleged sabotage in the fight against Boko-Haram insurgency in some parts of the country. The group said it was worrisome that the insurgents could successfully launch coordinated attacks in Adamawa and Borno states, despite the curfew and state of emergency imposed on the states. The Director,…
THE Republic of Belarus yesterday indicated its interest to support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. Foreign Minister of the Belarus, Dr. Vladimir Makei, stated this during a visit to his Nigerian counterpart, Ambassador Aminu Wali, in Abuja. He said the country was aware of the ongoing war against terrorism and will not…
Fierce fighting raged yesterday between the military and the Boko Haram insurgents in a large swathe of Adamawa State yesterday, even as Cameroun said it had killed “more than 100” members of the sect during an attempted incursion into its territory.Reports from Mubi said that the insurgents last night attacked the hometown of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, in Vimtim, Adamawa State. Vintim is barely 30km from Mubi.
The Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, has criticized the Apex socio cultural organization Ohaneze Ndigbo, over what it described as being cowardly silence of the group in the face of injustice against its people. The BZF in a press statement made available to journalists in Enugu, signed by its national publicity secretary, Mr. Chiemeria Chibundu said the present Ohaneze leadership should be seen as a gathering of selfish, visionless and weak individuals who do have interest of their people at heart.
President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to place public interest above personal or private interest in the collective effort to build a strong nation, which would be pride of all. Opening the 44th Annual Accountants Conference in Abuja, yesterday, he said although the nation was blessed with world-class professionals, some of them had failed to add value to the efforts toward nation building by placing their personal interest above the public good.
All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of exhibiting a shocking act of indiscretion by hobnobbing with an alleged Boko Haram sponsor, Ali Modu Sheriff, who is not known to have been investigated and cleared of the weighty allegation against him.
Aggrieved commanders of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have explained the cause of the face-off between them and their embattled leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike.They said their grouse with Uwazuruike was not political, as was being insinuated in some quarters.The commanders said their expulsion from the group, which Uwazuruike announced at a recent meeting at the Ojukwu Memorial Library in Owerri, the Imo State capital, was null and void.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bashir Wali has described as embarrassing, the size of Nigeria’s delegation to the United Nation General Assembly every year.He regretted that not even China with a population of over one billion people can compare with the number of delegates that Nigeria sends to the annual general assembly each year.According to the minister, 80 per cent of members of the nation’s delegation to the annual event do not add any value to the team’s work at the assembly.
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BY CHIDI NKWOPARAOWERRI – Palpable anxiety has gripped the management and staff of Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, following the reported abduction of the institution’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Nze Ralph Njoku-Obi, last Sunday.Vanguard gathered that unidentified armed hoodlums scaled through the perimeter fence of Njoku-Obi’s private residence in Owalla, Uratta, Owerri North local Council…