Insurgency has crippled Borno State, says SSG

by: Yusuf AlliBorno State is grounded by the Boko Haram insurgency, Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Baba Ahmad Jidda said yesterday.He asked all political leaders and stakeholders to unite and meet with President Goodluck Jonathan on how to salvage the situation.He also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the proposed by-election…

Britain Promises Scotland More Self-Rule if It Rejects Independence

LONDON — Shaken by polls showing momentum shifting toward independence for Scotland, the British government will offer proposals for greater political and fiscal autonomy for the Scots if they vote to remain within the United Kingdom in a referendum on Sept. 18, George Osborne, the chancellor of the Exchequer, said on Sunday.The narrowing polls have caused considerable anxiety among politicians and business leaders, driving down the value of the pound and raising questions among investors about the stability of the economy and the fate of the current British government.

Referring confab report to NASS illogical — Dr. Alex Ekwueme

Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, weekend, submitted that it would be illogical to refer the report of the just-concluded national conference to the National Assembly for clause by clause consideration. The former National Chairman of People Democratic Party, PDP, noted that issue of referendum or taking confab report to National Assembly should have been decided before the commencement of the conference.

Davis revelations; Nigerians’ll hear from us soon Boko Haram terrorists

More stunning revelations on the relationship among Boko Haram, the government and the Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, may be unveiled by the sect’s leadership this week. The move, according to a source close to the sect, is to put the record straight and clear the air on several controversial issues contained in the interview by the Australian to the media last week.

Tension heightens in Adamawa as redidents afraid of Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram

Yola— Anxiety, panic gripped residents of Mubi, the commercial nerve centre of Adamawa State, yesterday, as news spread that Boko Haram insurgents were closing in on the town. This came as the military vowed that the onslaught to checkmate activities of the terrorists will not stop until they are completely wiped out.The military has also claimed that it raided the terrorists’ hideout in Kawuri, killing more than 50 of the terrorists as it recovered  anti-aircraft guns, armoured tank and artillery gun. An officer and  two soldiers were wounded during the raid according to the military.

Chibok Girls Parents Allege Conspiracy In Abduction Of Daughters

Parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls are alleging grand conspiracy in the abduction of their daughters by the Boko Haram terrorists, even as they accused some top staff members of the school of having a prior knowledge of the kidnap.According to one of the parents of the girls, Bulama Jonah, some top staffers of Government Secondary School, Chibok, from where the girls were abducted, had moved their wives and daughters out of the school premises less than 24 hours before the terrorists visited Chibok on the night of April 14.

Weak Asian Oil Demand Threatens Nigeria’s Crude Export

Nigeria will export about 1.83 million bpd of crude oil in October, down from 1.94 million bpd exported in September, a drop of about 6 per cent over a period of one month, export data LEADERSHIP sourced from Platt Energy Markets, an international news agency, have shown.By current loading schedules, traders said some Angolan crude grades have been cleared for October loading, while Nigerian cargo appeared to be finding buyers more slowly.