A direct order from Okorocha’s masters: Stop Discriminatory Identity Card Project For Northerners In Imo State

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha                                     By SaharaReporters, New York        The All Progressives Congress (APC) South East has called on Imo  State Governor Rochas Okorocha to rescind what it called the  “unconstitutional and undemocratic” plan to issue identity cards to  Northerners in the state.  In a statement by Osita Okechukwu, spokesman for APC South East Zone, …

African leaders’ summit urges action on rising militant threat

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi talks during the 23rd African Union Summit (AUS) in Malabo in this June 26, 2014 handout. CREDIT: REUTERS/THE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERSViolence cast a shadow over the opening of the two-day summit of the  54-nation African Union (AU) as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan  rushed home to deal with the aftermath…

National Conference States Can Establish Police Forces

The ongoing National Conference in Abuja today resolved that States can in the future establish, fund and control a Police Force of their own, as well as put into place community policing.A statement signed by Akpandem James, the Assistant Secretary for Media and Communication, noted that when enacted into law, this resolution will put to rest the long debate and controversies in Nigeria over the establishment of state police.The agreement was reached as the Conference considered the report of the Committee on National security.

Over 100 Children And Women Buried In Southern Kaduna

Over 100 persons, mostly children and women, were this afternoon buried in mass grave yards in the troubled Southern Kaduna region of Kaduna state.They were the victim of a series of gunmen attacks in about five villages in Sanga Local Government area from Tuesday into Wednesday in which the assailants sacked villagers and burnt down their houses.An indigene of the area, Barrister Sunday Ugah who sent pictures and notes to our New York office, said that many locals are still missing, and that over 300 others were seriously injured. Hundreds more were displaced in some locations.

President Jonathan rushes back from Malabo

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday returned to the country after cutting short his trip to the 23rd ordinary session of the African Union Heads of States and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.Jonathan, who was due back in the country today, had to withdraw from the summit following the bomb attack at Emab Plaza located at Wise II, Abuja, in which 21 people were confirmed dead and 17 others sustained injuries.Before he returned to the country yesterday, Vice-President Namadi Sambo had visited the scene of the bomb blast.

Fear grips residents workers in Apapa following Wednesday night’s car bomb explosion

Palpable fear has gripped residents and workers at Apapa area of Lagos State, following Wednesday night’s car bomb explosion that killed about four persons and left many others injured at the Folawiyo axis of Creek Road, Apapa. Meanwhile, security operatives have shut down business activities between Trebor Roundabout (near A.C. Christlieb) and Alex Junction on Creek Road, areas that were badly affected by the explosion.Operatives of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal, EOD, Unit of the Nigeria Police were also at the scene at about 7a.m., carrying out post-blast investigations, while the Nigerian Navy and policemen from Area B Command cordoned off the area, preventing motorists and pedestrians from accessing the scene.

Expired Country on Edge: VP Sambo pledges government’s commitment to security

The Vice President visited victims of the EMAB Plaza blast. The Vice President of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo, has said that despite the incidents of insecurity across the country, the Nigerian government is committed to the security of lives and property. Mr. Sambo said perpetrators of evil cannot dampen the spirit of Nigerians with their evil…

Jonathan refutes claim of abduction of 60 women in Borno

(ABUJA) The Federal Government on Wednesday refuted report carried by some media on the abduction of 60 women in Damboa, Borno. Mr Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre, made the denial at a news conference in Abuja. He said that the claim in several media reports about the abduction of 60 women could not be verified. “We hereby wish to…

How Police Uncovered Another Kidnappers’ Training Ground In Abia As Several Suspects Were Arrested

Emmanuel Ugwu Abia state police command Thursday said that it has taken proactive measures to checkmate resurgence of kidnapping in the state following the discovery of a compound in Umuokeyi village Obingwa local government where kidnappers were allegedly being trained. State commissioner of police, Mr. Adamu Ibrahim made this known at a press briefing on…