Group backs UK’s move to probe politicians’ links to Boko Haram terrorists

Nigerians have continued to welcome the decision by the United Kingdom to probe the alleged links between terror group, Boko Haram, and some top Nigerian politicians.One of the groups, Citizens’ Cultural Renaissance Initiative, in a statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja, yesterday, said the move by the UK would lead to the exposure of those behind the deadly attacks in the country and bring about a safer Nigeria.

Igbo leaders decry ‘northern domination’ of police commands in the South-East

A group, Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, has raised an objection to what it perceived as domination of police commands in the South-East by commissioners of northern origin.The ILT, made up of prominent Igbo leaders like legal luminary and former Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, and the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, among others, said it was ‘outraged’ at the police shielding of the Boko Haram suspects arrested in Owerri.

Interpol extradites Abuja bomb blast mastermind, Ogwuche

The International Police Organisation, Interpol, yesterday extradited the alleged mastermind of the dual bombings of Nyanya bus station in Abuja, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, to NigeriaOgwuche, a high-profile terror suspect, had fled to the Republic of the Sudan after the April 14 and May 1 bombings in Nyanya, Abuja.He was subsequently declared wanted with a N15m bounty placed on him by security agencies.

Archaeologists discover pyramids in Udi Igboland Enugu State

Pyramids, 10 in number, have been discovered in Udi, in Enugu state in Igboland of Nigeria.  Known as the Nsude pyramids, these ten circular stepped pyramids were associated with the Uto deity and were made of mud. Their reconstruction is needed, some tourists  and scholars, including Wikipedia have said.  The discovery, made in the early 1930s by an archeologist, G.I. Jones,  were not made public until a few years back. Now they have been published online, a research resource designed to make Jones photographs available to people who have a personal or professional interest in the art of Southeastern Nigeria.