The Islamic terrorists Boko Haram Appoint Emir For Captured Gwoza As Women Bury Their Dead

Another female source said it became necessary for them to bury the dead because “the men in our town and surrounding towns have either been slaughtered or have fled for fear of being killed.” With most of their menfolk killed or on the run, women in the town of Gwoza, Borno State, have taken on the grim task of burying dozens of residents massacred in last week’s assault by insurgents belonging to the Islamist group, Boko Haram.In telephone interviews, two sources in the town said the women of Gwoza were burying men, women and children who lost their lives when a vicious band of Boko Haram fighters descended on the town last week in an orgy of death and destruction.

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 designed primarily to allow for President Jonathan, other incumbent elective office holders whom they alleged as not qualified to contest to run for the election, even as they warned that if allowed to sail through, it has  the potential of throwing the country into violence and anarchy.

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 his administration is sponsoring the insurgency to decimate the Muslim-dominated North as “preposterous, contrary to common sense, divisive and essentially a deliberate attempt to disseminate ‘hate mentality’ and cause mischief.”

Tambuwal begins consultations with Obasanjo over presidential ambition 2015

Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was, yesterday, locked in a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta in a 30 minute encounter that flagged off his nationwide consultations on prospecting his candidacy in the 2015 presidential election.The meeting, meanwhile, stirred concern about a possible pull-out of the number four man from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.Tambuwal and the former president, according to sources, met alone and the meeting was already over before newsmen heard of it.

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…