Violent protests, yesterday, greeted the announcement of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the 14th Emir of Kano. The throne became vacant last week Friday following the death of the former Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero.Making the announcement, the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Rabiu Zakariya, said: “I have the honour to announce that after a careful study of the Kingmakers’ selection and advice, we have chosen the former CBN Governor, and the Dan’Majen Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano”.
CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Petroleum, Downstream, Senator Magnus Abe, has said the Senate refused to probe funds released to the military to fight insurgency, in the country, especially, in the North East, to prevent bringing down the moralE of the soldiers.The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, had called for a probe into how funds released to fight Boko Haram insurgence was spent, especially against the backdrop of continued onslaught of the sect, which had led to hundreds of deaths in recent weeks.
Onslaught on newspapers by the Federal Government evokes suppressive tendencies of military rule. Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan engaged the reverse gear and dragged Nigeria back into time. In different parts of the country, the military, which answers to Jonathan as Commander-in-Chief reenacted its infamous roles in the era of Nigerian military dictatorship.Soldiers, who claimed they were acting on orders from above, fanned out to steal and seize newspapers, brutalise vendors and distributors and cripple the distribution mechanisms of major newspaper houses. The
A female suicide bomber on Sunday killed herself and a soldier close to the Quarter-guard of the 301 Battalion of Nigerian Army in Gombe, Gombe State.There were however conflicting reports on how the incident which also injured another soldier happened.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the female bomber, was riding on a motorcycle and on approaching the gate of the military facility, hugged a soldier.
THE Chairman, Delta State Chapter of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Bishop Pius Odioko, has kicked
There was a report credited to you that guns and bombs will not help in the fightagainst insecurity in Nigeria. In the present situation the country has found itself, what do you think needs to be done?In the article I wrote, the point I was making is that guns and bombs alone cannot solve the…
By Levinus NwabughioguMr Olusola Ebiseni, Commissioner for Environment in Ondo State and a delegate to the National Conference, says oil was first discovered in Ondo State and not Bayelsa contrary to what is widely believed.He was completely ruffled by the omission of his name. Others had been called. They had also spoken and another phase…
Okorocha goes mad once again, laughs at wretched: I can’t be poor again, poverty is like HIV —Okorocha.
The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has described poverty as worse than the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, saying nothing would make him, his family and generation return to poverty.He said this at the fourth Nigeria Governors’ Forum retreat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday.Okorocha stated that it was not necessary for governors and…
He means different things to people. To some, he is a militant. To many others, he is a social crusader. But to several people in the Niger-Delta, especially the Ijaw community, his tribe, he is both a warrior and liberator. This is even as many people believe the former Ijaw Youth Council President and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, is enigmatic. The son of a former judge in Rivers State judiciary, Asari appears unstoppable in the fight to liberate his people. He clocked the golden age of 5O on June 1, 2014. In this interview, he tells the story of his many struggles amongst others. Excerpts:
Special Forces of the Nigerian Army Unit in Gwoza, Borno State, have arrested a 13-year-old girl for alleged spying on the military formation for the members of Boko Haram, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.A security source said the soldiers who picked up the girl were said to be stunned when they found an AK 47 assault rifle in her residence.