Chibok girls: Govt knows where they are – President Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has called for effective international assistance in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country and rescue of the over 200 girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State,  kidnapped 115 days ago.The President also insisted that the government knew the whereabouts of the girls.According to him, the Federal Government is encouraging intermediaries who have offered to persuade the Boko Haram terrorist group to release the girls.

Boko Haram have displaced over half a million Nigerians – UN estimates

(ABUJA)No fewer than 650,000 persons have been displaced from their homes, in several attacks orchestrated by the outlawed Boko Haram sect, the United Nations humanitarian office said on Tuesday.According to a report by the UN refugee agency, (UNHCR), about 1,000 people trying to escape the fighting had fled to an uninhabited island on Lake Chad,…

President Jonathan will contest 2015 presidential election, says Anenih

The Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Tony Anenih, said on Tuesday in Calabar that President Goodluck Jonathan would contest the presidential election in 2015 on PDP platform.Anenih said this while addressing party faithful at the maiden zonal tour of the South-South by the new PDP chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.“I want the national chairman to go home with a word from the father that come 2015, Jonathan will run for presidency for the second term, ‘’ he said.He said that the party was becoming stronger in the South-South, adding that “if we continue like this, the load in 2015 will be lighter than the load in 2011,” he said.

Defence Headquarters We’re worst victims of Boko Haram terrorists

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, yesterday declared that the military was the worst victim of Boko Haram insurgency as it had suffered so much damage to its image. The DHQ, which was responding to allegations of human rights abuses against the military by the Amnesty International, however, said it was investigating the cases to bring anyone culpable to justice.The Director of Defence Information, DDI, Maj.- Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in Abuja, that one of the weapons being used against the military in the counterinsurgency operation was impersonation of military personnel by the Boko Haram terrorists.

Church & 3 other houses demolished over kidnapping in Anambra •Police parade 15 suspects

A church and three buildings belonging to suspected kidnappers were today demolished in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria.Governor Willie Obiano in his bid to rid the state of criminals has already revoked the certificates of occupancy of the four buildings.The church and two of the other buildings are said to belong to Pastor Ifeanyi Nwaezeagu, General Overseer of Unchangeable God Ministries, Awkuzu. The other two buildings were located at Dusogu and Ifite villages, both in Awkuzu.

The chief Monopoly Dangote Blackstone to invest N825 billion on power, transmission and pipeline projects

Dangote Industries and Blackstone today announced a commitment to jointly invest up to $5 billion (N825 billion) over the next five years in energy infrastructure projects across Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular emphasis on power, transmission and pipeline projects.The investment is facilitated by Black Rhino, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners and affiliated funds managed by Blackstone, and Dangote Industries.