Shot Abia Commissioner dies

By CHUKS ONUOHA, UmuahiaThe Abia State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Ken Nwosu, who was shot last week by gunmen while on his way to his country home is dead.He died after medical doctors battled in vain to save his life for the five days he was in the hospital. Dr Nwosu, a   former executive director…

National conference deadlock S-South leaders insist on true federalism

PROMINENT leaders and stakeholders in the South-South, yesterday, called on delegates from the region at the national conference to walk out on the next sitting if the confab was not ready to adapt to true federalism by allowing the regions to control their resources.Reacting to Monday’s deadlock at the confab over derivation votes, they insisted  that the North cannot dictate to the rest of the country and rejected the 18 per cent derivation being proposed for mineral producing areas.The leaders also ruled out the suggestion of five per cent derivation for the reconstruction of states in the northern region ravaged by insurgency and internal conflicts, saying it was a non-issue.

Theophilus Danjuma Terrorists having upper hand

Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd.), yesterday, lamented that insurgents appear to be having an upper hand in the country at the moment and tasked President Goodluck Jonathan to bring the insurgency to an end.President Jonathan, on his part, is seeking approval of the National Assembly for a $1billion loan to enable him fight terrorism, saying that the days of terrorists are numbered.

The Muslim Rights Concern Stop persecuting Muslims in south-east

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has denounced the constant raids on mosques which have become recurring decimal in the South Eastern part of Nigeria and called on the Nigerian security agencies to stop coercing Northerners and Muslims resident in the South-East.According to MURIC’s Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola said the unfolding pattern reveals overzealousness on the part of Easterners and the security operatives based in the South-East. “Flimsy excuses are being used to persecute Muslims and Northerners resident in their midst. Men of the Nigerian Army on Monday

Jonathan Requests One Billion Dollar Foreign Bailout To Battle Boko Haram terrorists

Today, President Goodluck Jonathan pleaded with the Nigerian legislature for approval to borrow up to $1 billion, to help the military combat the Boko Haram insurgency.The request, delivered via a July 15th letter titled “Tackling ongoing security challenges for urgent action”, appealed for further “government to government” funding to fight mounting security issues. “You are no doubt cognisant of the on-going and serious security challenges which the nation is facing as typified by the Boko-Haram terrorist threat,” Jonathan wrote the Senate and the House of Representatives.