Southerners panic in Kano over threats by Arewa youth group

A palpable panic has gripped non-northern­ers resident in Kano State following a threat by Arewa Youth Development Founda­tion (AYDF) insisting that southerners must obtain settlers permit to remain in the North.Indication to this effect emerged after an emergen­cy meeting of the Ethnic Traditional Leaders Forum in Kano, which consisted of traditional rulers of the South-west, South-east and South-south regions.

Army tests officers on weapons handling in Plateau

The Nigerian Army at the weekend said it has concluded all arrangements for its men and officers to be tested on their dexterity in handling weaponsBut contrary to speculations that the test was in preparation for any threat of attack by Boko Haram sect, a statement signed by Col. Texas Chukwu, a Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Army Headquarters, 3 Division and made available to Sunday Mirror in Jos yesterday explained that the exercise which he said involves shooting is meant for soldiers of the 43 Division undergoing basic Engineering course for the year 2014.

Chief Oluyemisi Falae Niger Delta deserves 100% oil revenue

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and delegate to the National Conference, Chief Oluyemisi Falae, has thrown his weight behind the Niger Delta region, saying it deserves 100 per cent control of its resources.Speaking to SUNDAY PUNCH, Falae urged other states of the Federation to approach the issue of resource control and derivation with the recognition that oil-producing states had full ownership of their resources.

Boko Haram terrorists kills more than 100, hoists flag in Borno

Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by the military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Maiduguri, a civil defense spokesman and a human rights advocate said Saturday.Hundreds of villagers in another northeast area, Askira Uba, are fleeing after receiving letters from the Islamic extremists threatening to attack and take over their areas, spokesman Abbas Gava of the Nigerian Vigilante Group said.