Did President Goodluck Jonathan offer Boko Haram members amnesty on Democracy Day or not? This is the subject of a controversy now raging among top officials of the Federal Government.At the centre of the controversy are the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati and Youth Development Minister Boni Haruna.Abati said yesterday that there was no truth in Haruna’s statement that President Jonathan had offered amnesty to the insurgents.
At least 42 people were in the early hours of yesterday killed when some suspected members of Boko Haram sect attacked three border villages of Kanari, Wazarde and Gula villages of Gamboru Ngala Local Government area of Borno State.Just on May 5, 2014, Gamboru Ngala was on fire, when some terrorists ambushed its main market, killing over 300 people, including 16 policemen and other traders from Cameroon Republic, while the entire market and some vehicles were set ablaze.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to immediately
Northern political leaders and elite are not about to give up the claim of the North to the Presidency in 2015,The Nation can report today.They are insisting that the Presidency should return to the North next year after President Goodluck Jonathan would have completed his current term.Chieftains of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF); Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF); Arewa Reawakening Forum (ARF); Arewa Research and Development Project, (ARDP); Northern Union (NU); Middle Belt Forum (MBF); and
Ledum Mitee needs little or no introduction. An environmental activist, he is a delegate at the on-going National Conference and Chairman of Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, NEITI.As successor to the late President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), he narrowly escaped former maximum ruler Sani Abacha’s hangman. He spoke to Sunday Vanguard on controversial issues at the confab and the high level of insecurity in the North.
Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmad can be described as one of Nigeria’s outstanding technocrats, who has had the rare privilege of serving at the top echelon of the nation’s political class, public service and the defence institution.After a flourishing career with the Bauchi State Government and the Federal Civil Service, he was named the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HoS in 2000 and was immediately announced as the Defence Minister upon completion of his tenure as the HoS in 2007.He was brought into the political power house of the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, in 2008. It was during his tenure as the SGF that the intrigue over the
by:Mike Odiegwu,YenagoaUnknown gunmen yesterday kidnapped the 90-year old mother-in-law of the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Kombowei Benson.The victim, identified simply as Obololo, was seized from her Korokorosei home at about 2am by the hoodlums who reportedly rode on a speedboat.
The MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike clad in the navy blue Biafran uniform with the other members of his group urged the Federal Government to do the will of God and let their people go.Uwazuruike who addressed the large followers of the group with two representatives of MASSOB in the United Kingdom, Mrs Francese Joseph and Tina Joseph said May 30 was a turning point in the life of every Igbo man.
These veterans came from all over to Enugu to hear Director Nnamdi Kanu speak and hand over command of the struggle to him in person.