President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured that his administration was committed to winning the war against terrorism and ensuring better living conditions of Nigerians.In his Eid-el-Fitri message to the nation, the President stated that his government would not be deterred from its goal of positively transforming the country into a strong, united, progressive, stable, secure and prosperous nation in which all citizens would live in peace in spite the immense diversities.
The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has warned the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, against holding talks with the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, until he receives an official approval from the Federal Government.The apex body of Muslims in the country fears that the Sultan might be blackmailed by the government if he goes ahead to negotiate with the terrorist group, especially on the over 200 pupils of Government Girls’ Secondary School abducted by the sect on April 14, without an official consent.
West Africa is gripped by the worst outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in history. The deadly virus, which has over 90 percent fatality, could cross borders to more African nations and even Europe. Last week, Nigeria recorded the first ever suspected case of Ebola. What implications does this development portend for Africa’s most populous nation. What lessons do we learn from the outbreak in the sub-region?
The leader of Islamist Movement of Nigeria, the Shiites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zazzakey, yesterday, said the death toll from the bloody clash between soldiers and members of the movement in Zaria, Kaduna State on Friday, has risen to 35 as against 5 earlier reported.Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zazzakey disclosed this at a news conference in Zaria yesterday on the incident, adding that he believed the operation by soldiers was ordered from Abuja.
When the administration of the immediate past governor of Anambra State,
Pro-Palestinian Protest Turns Bloody In Zaria, 10 Others died in Nigerian troops, Shiite Muslims Clash
Nigerian Shiite Muslims has issued a statement indicting Nigerian troops of killing 11 of their members and injuring 40 others in a clash between the group and soldiers in Zaria. According to the group, Mahmud, the son of the leader of the group, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, as well as a woman with a baby strapped to her back were among those gunned down were.Ibrahim Musa, the editor of Al-Mizan, the weekly newspaper published by the group, said in a statement, “Reports reaching our news desk now indicated that some soldiers of the Nigerian army have opened fire on the tail end of the Quds procession held after Jumaat prayers in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Finally revealed: Why Nigerian terrorist Umar Mutallab a.k.a Underwear Bomber failed in bid to bomb US plane
Underwear bomber Umar Abdulmutallab failed in his bid to blow up a transatlantic flight because he had been wearing the same pants for TWO WEEKS, it’s been revealed.Nigerian Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison without parole after he pleaded guilty to the Christmas Day 2009 plot, which saw him board an Amsterdam to Detroit flight with a bomb in his underwear.Thankfully the explosives failed to fully detonate – something a US security official yesterday claimed was down to how long he had been wearing his pants.
Second Republic federal lawmaker and convener, Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, Dr. Junaid Muhammed in this interview with JOHN ALECHENU reacts to an alarm raised by some northern elements recently that resource control was capable of splitting the countryWhy does the North think resource control issue will split Nigeria?I am aware of some of those sentiments; they are not confined to any section of the country, east or west, north or south. I did not make that statement
Perhaps, the march to true federalism in Nigeria may have begun inadvertently, taking into account the recent agitation by some elements of Hausa Fulani extraction in the North for the registration and relocation of southerners in the region.The 1D card crisis, which started rather innocuously, in the form of a petition to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi 11, last week, has transformed into an avoidable headache as the campaigners, Arewa Youth Development Foundation, and their allies, seemed to have captured the passion of their people and provoked, by means of their threats, a huge fright among southerners resident in the region.
Aftermath of the determination by the Jonathan administration to eliminate terrorism in