Jonathan takes the animals in the zoo for a ride, says confab report ‘ll go to N’Assembly

By IHEANACHO NWOSU, JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE and FRED ITUA, AbujaContrary to his March 17, 2014 promise while inaugurating the National Conference in Abuja, that the outcome of the dialogue would go into referendum, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday reversed himself, saying the final document will be forwarded to the Council of State and the National Assembly for…

1 in 4 ISIS foreign recruits are British and half are already back in UK

At least one in four of the estimated 2,000 foreigners fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq is British, and half of those are already back in the UK.Serious questions have been raised as to whether enough is being done to stem the flow of fighters after the Government revealed it has only seized 23 passports this year to prevent them travelling to the war zone.

Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram takes over local government headquarters

Boko Haram insurgents have seized Buni Yadi town, headquarters of Guja Local Government Area of Yobe State, and hoisted their flag at the palace of the district head.Residents who fled to the state capital Damaturu said yesterday the militants have set up base at the palace, and have been enforcing their own laws on people in the town.Daily Trust gathered that the insurgents stormed the palace on July 30, but could not find the district head as he managed to scale the fence and flee to Damaturu where is still taking refuge.

Nigeria leads the world in oil theft

The nation has emerged a leading environment where crude oil theft and other vices thrive in the world.The Managing Director of Energia Nigeria Limited, Mr. Felix Amieyeofori, at a conference in Lagos, yesterday, said in terms of pipeline vandalism, $10-$12bn had been lost to crude theft from 2009 to 2011 alone.The managing director, who noted that the figures would be higher when other years are considered, said 100,000 barrels per day, bpd, amounting to $5-7bn annually were also lost to sundry oil theft.

Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram : 11,442 displaced in Gwoza after insurgents capture town

The recent attack and capture of Gwoza by Boko Haram insurgents has forced no less than 11,442 persons displaced.The victims are now in camps established in Adamawa State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) revealed on Thursday.The North-East zonal information officer of the agency, Mallam AbdulKadir Ibrahim in a press statement said that as at Thursday, there were 6566 persons registered in Madagali and 4876 in Mubi.