APC Convention fallout: How Tinubu arm-twisted Buhari, Atiku, northern governors

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and foremost leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend made his towering influence to bear on the choice of candidates in Friday’s convention of the party.His grip of the soul of the party came to fore at the weekend in Abuja during the maiden National Convention where he practically selected the entire executive and in so doing, arm-twisted other notable stakeholders including former military Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar as well as the northern governors.

Dokubo-Asari I became radicalised after converting to Islam

In this concluding part of the interview with a former militant leader, Dokubo-Asari, he speaks on how he became radicalised and his many encounters with the authorities.During the anti-SAP riot, after the demonstration in Jos, students in the University of Calabar also demonstrated. We were demonstrating outside the main campus when the police started shooting. And there was a female student, Nnenna, behind me. She was shot. She fell. I started wondering. I was taller than she was. How come she got shot standing behind me? How did the bullet pass me to hit her? I carried her with all the blood and everything. Though it

Emir of Kano Sanusi the 1995 beheaded of Gideon Akaluka begins three-day do- or-die ritual

The new Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, yesterday began a three-day solitary ritual in fulfillment of tradition.A competent palace source confided in Sunday Vanguard that the process would see the emir locked up in the room known as Dakin Duhu (dark room) without access to anyone.The source explained that “it is a tradition that has survived thousands of years, and it predates the conquest of Fulani Jihadist in 1804.”

Arrested BMZ pro-Biafra members moved to Abuja

Leader of the Biafra Zionist Federation, BZF, Mr. Benjamin Onwuka and 12 members of his group arrested last week following a failed attempt to seize the Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS, have been transferred to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for further investigation.The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, who disclosed this in Enugu said after the arraignment of the suspects they were moved to Abuja where they are currently undergoing further interrogation.

Disbanded Supreme Council of Elders: Ikedife, BILIE & APC’s Public Outcry and Disclaimer on Nnamdi Kanu & Radio Biafra London.

By Dozie IkedifeSuit No FHC/OW/CS/192/2013: Bilie Human Rights Initiative Representing Indigenous People of Biafra v.Federal Republic of Nigeria and Attorney-General of the Federation: The Defendants in the above-named Suit pending in the Federal High Court Owerri Nigeria and the General Public and members of the International Community are hereby put on notice that Mr Nnamdi…

Disbanded Supreme Council of Elders: Ikedife & APC’s public outcry and Disclaimer on Nnamdi Kanu and Radio Biafra London.

By Dozie IkedifeSuit No FHC/OW/CS/192/2013: Bilie Human Rights Initiative Representing Indigenous People of Biafra v.Federal Republic of Nigeria and Attorney-General of the Federation: The Defendants in the above-named Suit pending in the Federal High Court Owerri Nigeria and the General Public and members of the International Community are hereby put on notice that Mr Nnamdi…

Chieftaincy tussle tears Ngige’s community apart

By GEOFFREY ANYANWU, AwkaThe peaceful com­munity of Alor in Idemili South lo­cal government of Anambra State has been thrown into crisis follow­ing alleged connivance of some government officials with few natives of the community to enthrone a monarch against the cus­toms and wishes of the people.Consequently, tension, ap­prehension and war drums have become the order…