Fulani herdsmen kill 60 in Zamfara, Plateau

By Salisu Maradun & Marie-Therese NanlongGUsau—Over 50 people were reported to have been killed in Gidandawa District of Maradun Local Government Area in Zamfara State, while many others were injured following a reprisal attack yesterday on the residents by suspected Fulani herdsmen.This came as no fewer than 10 persons were reportedly killed in the latest…

Ex-Minister Mbazulike slams Jonathan over free hand Boko Haram to operate any how it wants to.

BY NWABUEZE OKONKWOONITSHA—Elder statesman and First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, has blamed the federal government for the continued existence of the dreaded Boko Haram sects in the country.“I’m disappointed in the Nigerian government for its incompetence and poor handling of the Boko Haram issue because it appeared to me that the federal…

Okorocha Has Betrayed Ndigbo

By KayCee Nze Elvis Agukwe, former commissioner for information and Strategy, Imo State, is a firm supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan. A former national director in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he has been deeply involved in the campaign to re-elect Jonathan. In this interview with Daily independent, he speaks on what he considers political deviations…

Derivation: N-Delta’ll boil again, A-Ibom confab delegates warn

By Henry UmoruABUJA—Following the irreconcilable differences between the Northern and Southern delegates over revenue allocation at the on- going national conference, Akwa Ibom State delegates have threatened that the Niger Delta region will boil again. UPROAR OVER Revenue formula: Delegates to the National Conference argue during debate on revenue sharing formula as the conference degenerated…