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…

Umeh bombs Okorocha, Uwazuruike

By CHIDI OBINECHE…Says MASSOB is deadNational Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has laid bare a number of issues surrounding the crisis-torn par­ty and the late Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu’s camp. Umeh who recently secured an em­phatic victory at the Abuja division of the Federal Court of Appeal on the lingering…

How Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram Smuggle Arms Into Nigeria

Proliferation of small arms and light weapons is increasingly and dangerously becoming a transnational organized crime in Nigeria, with Boko Haram’s insurgency, re-emerging Niger Delta crisis and escalating kidnapping, communal crises and armed robbery in the South East providing impetus for arms trafficking. Some border towns, particularly in the North Eastern flank, serve as a…