Contest and plunge Nigeria into violence, anarchy, Northern delegates warn Jonathan, others

NORTHERN delegates at the on- going National Conference have threatened that if President Goodluck Jonathan presents himself for re- election in the 2015 presidential election, it would plunge the country into political chaos. According to the Northern delegates, the draft  Constitution as prepared by the Justice Idris  Kutigi led Secretariat was a third term agenda…

President Jonathan replies Northern Elders over ultimatum on Chibok girls and Islamic terrorists Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan this afternoon fired back at northern elders who yesterday gave him the end of October to produce the Chibok schoolgirls abducted since April 14 by Boko Haram and end the group’s insurgency. Jonathan in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, described the allegation that…

16 ‘female bombers’ held in training

by: Kolade Adeyemi, Kano Man believed to be training female bombers was arrested yesterday in Kano.Also arrested with Ibrahim Ibrahim, were the 16 girls who security agents said were being trained as would-be bombers.Sources in Kano said the teenage girls were arrested when security men swooped on the place were they were being trained following…

Cattle thieves kill 5 in Plateau

By Mariam Aleshinloye Agboola, Jos No fewer than five persons are feared dead and 413 cows  rustled from herdsmen in Yelwa and Dorowa communities in Shendam  and Barkin Ladi local government areas respectively in Plateau State. It was gathered that the armed cow thieves got to Yelwa village at about 4 p.m. on Sunday and…

New draft constitution emerges at Confab

The National Conference secretariat distributed a draft new national constitution to delegates yesterday, in what came as a surprise to many of them who said the idea of producing such document was never approved.On their resumption from recess, delegates also yesterday received copies of the conference report, a bill on constitution amendments being proposed, as…