Mallam Okorocha of Imo state to Nzeribe you can’t determine who governs Imo

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha told Senator Arthur Nzeribe yesterday that no individual can determine who governs the state .Nzeribe reportedly vowed to resist the re-election of Okorocha, saying a new governor would be sworn in next year.But the governor, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, said it was unexpected of an experienced politician like Nzeribe to vow that he would resist his re-election, knowing that in democracy, the electorate decide who governs them.

Impeachment: Ebonyi Assembly majority leader kidnapped

BY PETER OKUTUABAKALIKI-UNKNOWN gunmen Thursday morning within Abakaliki metropolis kidnapped the majority leader of Ebony State House of Assembly, Hon. Samuel Nwali.Vanguard learnt that the majority leader was kidnapped at his residence at Watchman street in AbakalikiThe House member who represents Ikwo South state constituency is believed to be a strong supporter of the Speaker-elect,…

Jonathan assures the zoo on prosecution of Boko Haram leaders

By Henry UmoruABUJA— THE Federal Government disclosed, yesterday, that the suspected mastermind of the April 14 bombing of the Nyanya bus terminal in Abuja, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who was extradited from Sudan, would soon face prosecution.It also declared, yesterday, that it has the will, resources and strategies to win the war against Boko Haram and…

2015: Igbo in Lagos ready to partner any political party if…

By Onozure DaniaLagos—Amuwo Odofin chapter of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo in Lagos State has said it was ready to bargain with any political party that would protect the interest of its members in 2015 elections.Chairman of the group, Chief Emmanuel Akalika, stated this at a press briefing on the forthcoming general elections, yesterday.The group said if…

Police parade alleged kidnappers of babies, others in Abia

By Anayo OkoliUMUAHIA—ABIA State Police Command, yesterday, paraded three persons who allegedly snatched three baby girls from their mother at gun point last Friday.The suspects include  Felicia Ahukanna, Peace Ogbonna and Oluchukwu Ukpai, all from Alaukwu Autonomous Community of Isiala Ngwa South council of Abia State.The command also paraded one Joseph Edet Essien of Ifetai…

2015: Repeat your 2011 support for Jonathan, FCT minister tells Ndigbo

By CHARLES KUMOLUABUJA—MINISTER of Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Usman has called on the indigenes of the South East geo-political zone, to ensure that their support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s electoral success in 2011, is replicated in 2015, saying that Igbo were key to the President’s re-election.He said this in a speech titled: Transforming Nigeria:…

Vacate the south, Asari-Dokubo’s group ask northerners

Following a recent two-week ultimatum by northern youths, under the aegis of Arewa Youth Development Foundation, AYDF, to Southerners living in the north to relocate, the Mujahid Dokubo-Asariled Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front, NDPSF, has asked northerners living in the south to leave.It also called for a ‘Republic of Niger Delta’, saying that southerners are not slaves to the north.Yesterday, thousands of youths thronged the major streets of Ughelli, Delta State, warning all northerners resident in the region to vacate.

Boko Haram terrorists Battle Called A ‘Tough Fight’ By The U.S. State Department

The Islamic militant group, Boko Haram is believed to have been behind the shooting down of the Nigerian Air force helicopter that was on a training mission around Borno state, according to reports by the International Business Times, and Catholic World, including local daily claims.Nigeria’s military helicopter ‘take down,’ coupled with the recent take-over of the town of Damboa, in the Borno State, was called part of ‘a tough fight’ by Marie Harf, the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokeswoman. Her comments came Wednesday during the department press briefing in Washington, monitored by a SaharaReporters correspondent.

Army chief on why military can’t stop Boko Haram terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah  said yesterday that the military has not been able to quell Boko Haram insurgency because military personnel were not trained to fight unconventional war like Boko Haram.Minimah spoke at the 9 Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment. He was addressing a troop of 280 soldiers as part of his ongoing familiarisation tour.He said that while military personnel were trained to fight known enemies from opposing camps, Boko Haram members are enemies within, whose singular mission is to die, not fight.