Anti-corruption campaign: EU to grant Nigeria 35m euros

Mr Alan Munday, the Head, Political, Governance and Democracy, EU Delegation to Nigeria on Monday said the EU would provide 35 million Euros to build the capacity of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies. Munday said this at a roundtable on Draft Sentencing Guideline for Corruption-related Offences 2014 to Judges of the Federal High Courts, organised by the UN Office…

Missing $20bn: Gatekeeper Foundation wants Diezani sacked

A civil rights organisation, under the aegis of Gatekeeper Foundation, has insisted that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, must be relieved of her position in order to ensure non-interference with the forensic audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.The group also attributed the rejection of Madueke as the President of the Organisation of…

With Sunusi Lamido Sanusi now bona fide Emir of Kano, Kwankwaso goes for Jonathan’s job; Patience start packing your stuff for Jonathan will not make it alive.

2015: Kwankwaso set for APC presidential ticketAfter the much-awaited national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the stage is now set for the party’s search for a sellable presi­dential standard bearer, who will square up to Presi­dent Goodluck Jonathan, whose re-election bid is ex­pected to be announced any moment.Checks by Daily Sun re­vealed that…

2 Lives Lost as Obiano Razes Ekesons Motor Park

From Nweke Nweke, AwkaTwo hoodlums suspected to be members of Anambra State task force; last Wednesday lost their lives when bulldozer allegedly sent by the government in the state to demolish Ekesons operational motor park headquarters in Onitsha, Anambra State descended on them while dozens of people sustained degrees of injuries during the barbaric act. However,…

National Conference failure’ll be disastrous for Nigeria

A group, the Southern Professionals, warned yesterday that the failure of the National Conference will be catastrophic for Nigeria. It said delegates to the conference should unite and keep hope alive for Nigerians.Its Coordinator, Mr. Emeka Ugwu-Oju, spoke in Abuja at an interactive session the group hosted for Southwest, Southeast and Southsouth delegates.Ugwu-Oju noted that a successful National Conference would prevent the doomsday scenario in the country. The group, its spokesman said, was interested in

Boko Haram terrorists killed 26 in Borno, Taraba violence

No fewer than 26 people were killed yesterday in attacks in the Northeast states of Borno and Taraba. Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 15 residents of  a Borno village and 11 died in ethno-religious violence in Wukari, Taraba State.Dozens were also injured in the renewed violence in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. Many homes were torched, as the crisis spilled to Ibi, Donga and other settlements.Sources said 10 military men were injured in the crossfire when they attempted to stop the assailants, who were being repelled by the villagers. Police spokesman Joseph Kwaji said four bodies were recovered when the fighting ended.

Chibok girls: U.S. ready for action against Boko Haram

United States troops may be deployed in the search for the over 200 abducted secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno State, it was learnt yesterday.A US Congressional delegation made up of Representatives Steve Stockman, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Frederica Wilson and Lois Frankel, told a news conference at the Unity Fountain in Abuja yesterday that the US planned to take action.Stockman said: “We get briefed by the military and pending the approval of the government of Nigeria and our government, we plan to take action but I don’t think we are going into specifics this time; it was a classified briefing. We stand ready to help and as soon as our government and Nigerian government approve, we will take action.”