Presidency justifies media clampdown. Says Nigeria’s security is at stake

The Presidency said yesterday that the clampdown on the print media by soldiers is in order. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, told reporters in Abuja that the country’s security is at stake and “you cannot neglect security threats because we are living in trying times.”But he claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan has no hand whatsoever in the continuing assault on the print because as he said, the soldiers’ action runs contrary to his principal’s political belief.

Dora Akunyili, former NAFDAC DG dies at 59

Former Minister of Information and former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)Professor  Dora Akunyili has died.Professor Akuniyili died at the age of 59 after a long battle with cancerFormer governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi,  confirmed the death of Professor Dora Akunyili on behalf of the…

Okorocha sacks Eze Cletus Ilomuanya Strong Friend of Ralph Uwazuruike and one other monarch

■ Ilomuanya and Onyeneke dethroned The Imo State govern­ment yesterday an­nounced the dethrone­ment of two traditional rulers. The deposed monarchs are Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, who was the tradi­tional ruler of Obinugwu Autonomous Community in Orlu Local Govern­ment Area, and Eze Cosmos Ony­eneke, the traditional ruler of Lagwa Autonomous Community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area.…

Breaking News: Uwazuruike has broken the IPOB in a very insulting way; he has broken the monument as he threatened!

Nnamdi Kanu:Just coming in from the site of Biafra Memorial housing our cenotaph in remembrance of our dead heroes and murdered children where Uwazuruike’s thugs in Massob in collaboration with the Nigerian Police attended today in my absence to attack and damage the Eagle the centre piece of the structure. The cowards struck at exactly…

Panic as earth tremor hits Bayelsa community

Yenagoa—Houses shook and residents were rattled late Wednesday, as earth tremor rocked Okordia clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.The noise, it was learnt, was so loud that some residents mistook the tremor for an earth quake.Residents of Okordia clan, which is predominately a fishing and farming settlement, said they felt a quake on the ground  and saw most of fixed objects shake during the tremor which lasted about five minutes.