Confab and bad Igbo people: Igbo Group Backs 50% Derivation, Warns North Against Taking South For Granted

DELEGATES DURING THE HEATED DEBATE ON THE CONTROVERSIAL REVENUE SHARING FORMULA AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ABUJA THURSDAYAn Igbo group, Ndigbo Unity Forum, NUF, has thrown its weight behind the agitation for the adoption of 50 percent derivation for revenue coming from oil.The President of the forum, Mr. Augustine Chukwudum, who spoke on Saturday, said…

UK probes APC’s alleged link with Boko Haram terrorists

Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) may have come under the spotlight of the British government over allegations that it has links with the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group. Feelers from the British parliament gave this indication at the weekend.Reports had it that the United Kingdom (UK)’s Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (otherwise known as foreign secretary), Mr William Hague, was, last week, questioned by an influential member of the British parliament, Mr Andrew Rosindell, on the UK’s engagement with the APC over the Boko Haram problem confronting Nigeria.

Clever people of the North, resource control may split Nigeria Northern delegates said

The Northern Delegates’ Forum at the National Conference has said the proposals by the Committee on Devolution of Power on the ownership and control of Nigeria’s mineral resources may split the country.The forum said it was opposed to some of the proposals to protect the unity of the country.The conference had witnessed rowdy sessions due to deep divisions among delegates on some proposals by the committee.The rowdy session at the conference on Thursday had forced the chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi, to adjourn plenary abruptly till Monday.

Derivation:North’s conspiracy versus South’s resistance

At its twilight, the 2014 National Conference in Abuja heads for the precipice. Read the account of a week long stalemated session on resource control and derivation principle.It was originally meant to be a National Intervention Fund, but they  called it a National Intervention Fund for North East, North West and North CentralThis is, for now, the impression a presentation made by an elder statesman to the ongoing 2014 National Conference, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, on Wednesday, has created. The presentation followed the deliberation by an intervention committee christened “Elders’ Committee”  set up by the leadership of the conference to work out a consensus on the contentious and vexatious oil derivation principle and percentage for the Niger Delta states.

Federal government loses N376.6b to vandalism in 6 years

THE federal government said it lost over N376.6 billion in six years (2008 – 2013) to vandalism of oil and gas pipelines by crude and product thieves.The Managing Director, Products and Pipeline Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Prince Haruna Momoh, disclosed this during a capacity building workshop for media practitioners in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

JTF imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Bayelsa waterways

As the security challenges facing the country continue, the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta has announced a dust-to-dawn curfew on all vehicular movement in Bayelsa State waterways.This was announced by the Head of the JTF, General Emmanuel Atewe, who was represented by Air Commodore I.H Ekpa at a one day security summit organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital at the weekend.

NORTHERNERS, OKOROCHA AND THEIR TERRORIST GROUP :Police Warn The People Of Imo State Against Calling Northerners Boko Haram

by: Deolu  The Imo State Police Command has warned the people of the state to stop calling Northerners in the state Boko Haram members. The Public Relations Officer of the state, DSP Andrew Enwerem in a statement issued yesterday in Owerri said the boko haram members are not identified by their mode of dressing or…