No action from Shell, Nigeria on Ogoniland pollution report – Amnesty

LAGOS (AFP) – Nigeria and Shell have done almost nothing to ease oil pollution in the Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta, three years after a landmark UN report called for a $1 billion dollar clean-up, Amnesty International said Monday.Environmental devastation in Ogoniland has for many come to symbolise the tragedy of Nigeria’s vast oil…

Lagos Government Warns Prophet TB Joshua Not To Accept Ebola Victims At His Synagogue Church -The Nation Newspaper

Officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Federal Government visited the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Joshua seeking his cooperation in ensuring Ebola victims are not brought to his church for healing. by Seun Akioye -THE NATION NEWSPAPER Prophet T B Joshua As the deadly Ebola…

Police arrest mortician over stolen corpse of SAN in Enugu

By Tony EdikeENUGU—Enugu State police command has arrested the mortician in-charge of the Christ Specialist Hospital, Enugu, from where the corpse of Chief Theodore Ezeobi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was reportedly stolen last Thursday morning.Some unknown persons were said to have broken into the mortuary and forcefully removed the corpse of the legal…

Igbo leaders: Boko Haram terrorists desperate to bomb South-East

Igbo Leaders have urged the Federal Government and all stakeholders to avert what they termed desperate attempts by Boko Haram insurgents to bomb the South-East, warning that a successful attack in the region portended grave danger for the country. In a statement by their Deputy Secretary, Evang. Elliot Uko, the Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, described as worrisome the Sallah day arrest in Borno State of a long trailer laden with bombs and IED’s disguised as cattle merchants headed for Onitsha and Port Harcourt.“This simply tells us that those who are committed to bombing the east are very serious at their plans,” they said in the statement entitled, ‘The calm before the storm.’”

Asari denies masterminding Kaduna bomb blast

Leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has denied allegation that he masterminded the bombing in Kaduna that almost killed former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.)Asari, who spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said the allegation was part of a ploy by those behind the attack to rubbish him ahead of the 2015 general elections.Speaking through the national chairman of his group, Aladiokuma Hart, Asari alleged that the same group behind the allegation masterminded his arrest in Benin Republic because of the coming general polls.

Anxiety over fate of Boko Haram terrorists butcher

There was anxiety yesterday over the whereabouts of the suspected Boko Haram “chief butcher” Mohammed Zakari in police custody.The suspect was arrested on July 15 after a counter-insurgency operation in Balmo forest in Bauchi State, which was rated as the major armoury of the sect.The suspect had been undergoing interrogation in a police facility.

Gov Kwankwaso attacks President Jonathan again

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration promotes hatred, enmity, ethno-religious rivalry and corruption, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State said at the weekend.Kwankwaso, who spoke to reporters in his office, said the inability of President Jonathan to tackle insurgency in the North and insecurity in other parts of the country exposes his incompetence to preside over Nigeria’s affairs.According to him, the real cause of insecurity is bad leadership being experienced in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.

How Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is killing NNPC •Why GMD Andrew Yakubu was sacked

Irreconcilable differences between Andrew Yakubu, who was on Friday dropped as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, cost the former his job, it has been revealed.Yakubu and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development  Company (NPDC), Mr. Victor Briggs, were unceremoniously dumped via a statement by President Goodluck Jonathan,  who  immediately appointed  Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha at NNPC and Mr. Anthony Ugonna Muoneke at NPDC as replacements.