Boko Haram terrorists blows bridge in Yobe

Boko Haram continued its onslaught in the Northeast yesterday, blowing up a bridge linking Buni Yadi with Damaturu in Yobe State.The insurgents attacked Katarko, hitting a military facility, before entering the town. Eight people were killed.Katarko is 22 kilometers south of Damaturu, the state capital. It is in Gujba Local Government Area, one of the strongholds of the Boko Haram insurgents.Eyewitnesses said the insurgents stormed the town around 7:30pm and operated unhindered till 2.00am yesterday.

Prof. Pat Utomi don’t judge public officers by road construction

Nigerians have been cautioned against judging public office holders based on the number of roads constructed.Speaking at the Directors Forum organised recently by Poise Nigeria, founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), Prof. Pat Utomi, called for a more pragmatic approach to governance in Nigeria by evolving a culture of quality works and good maintenance culture. “What is the essence of road constructions that will not be properly maintained years after? He asked.

President Jonathan N100m gift divides Chibok community

A rift has broken out between the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and the community’s leaders over the sharing of the N100m cash gift allegedly given to the parents of the students by President Goodluck Jonathan.The money was allegedly given by the President after a meeting in Abuja on July 22.

TIMEBOMB!!! Nigeria can explode anytime. You need to Read what ex-Ohanaeze leader says…

UMUAHIA — FORMER President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, has described Nigeria as an inflammable commodity that could explode anytime. Ikedife, a delegate at the ongoing National Conference, warned that the country could explode, if the confab failed to handle the issue of derivation formula with honesty, seriousness and without unnecessary sentiment.According to him,…

We’re stranded in Malaysia -Bayelsa indigenes

No fewer than 70 Bayelsa State indigenes on state scholarships in Malaysia have raised the alarm that they are stranded in the Asian country.There was a strong indication on Monday that the beneficiaries of the programme, who had graduated from different academic disciplines in the country, were stranded and battling deportation threat from Malaysian Government.A…

Petroleum to contribute $108bn to Nigeria’s GDP — McKinsey report

 BY SEBASTINE OBASIDespite the challenges of insecurity, Nigeria’s ongoing struggle with poverty and withheld investments by the international oil companies, IOCs, the oil and gas sector has the potential to contribute about $108 billion yearly by 2030, up from $73 billion in 2013, a McKinsey Report has stated.The report, which was released recently stated that…

Niger Delta ex-militants spoil for war, say Boko Haram’s days numbered

Worried by the activities of Boko Haram Islamic sect, repentant militants in the Niger Delta region have warned the insurgents against the wonton killing of innocent Nigerians, declaring that their “days are numbered.”To this end, the former warlords expressed their readiness to confront the dreaded sect members head-on, even as they wondered why a segment of the country would be playing politics with issues that borders on security of lives and properties.