How Jonathan was misled about Boko Haram

Below is the academic proposition by some scholars in the US to the Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.  The letter was copied to Ambassador Johnnie Carson, then Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Their argument, put forward in strong terms, is that the Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna Lidawati wal Jihad, otherwise known as Boko…

Maybe a good person in a very wrong political party: North survives on govt–Sen. Kanti Bello

By DICKSON OKAFORThe just concluded national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been described as a milestone in the polit­ical history of Nigeria. Senator Kanti Bello came to this conclusion after the opposition party ap­pointed national leaders recently in Abuja. The maverick politician and three-term lawmaker, who represented Katsina North in the Senate…

2015: Opposition floods so-called South with Northern migrant voters •Arrested suspects open up •As security reports fingers Senator

TOP flight security reports arising from arrests of northerners in the southern region have revealed a plot by one of the leading opposition parties to flood the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones with northern migrant voters ahead of the 2015 presidential polls.ADVERTISEMENTThe plot, already under implementation, has led to movement of thousands of northerners to…

Confab threatened as consensus group splits

Vice-Chairman, National Conference, Prof. Bolaji AkinyemiThe National Conference may end in chaos as it winds down its activities, Sunday Punch has discovered.Crisis has hit the National Consensus Group of the confab, which was set up to keep the conference and delegates in focus, despite conflicting views and different positions on issues.The consensus group was created…

Kaduna violence: Over 150,000 flee

Not less than 150,000 villagers have fled their villages in Sanga Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna State after four days of attacks, last week, by alleged Fulani armed men on native Ninzom communities left about 200 dead.