There’s no evidence of economic growth, says Tambuwal

by: Joseph Jibueze and Precious Igbonwelundu House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal questioned yesterday the Federal Government’s claim that the economy is growing.Figures from the recent rebasing of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) placed the country as Africa’s largest economy and the world’s 26th.But Tambuwal said there was no evidence to back the claim.Nigeria, he…

Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky says the US and Israel arranged the Chibok abduction as a launch pad for an invasion of Nigeria to stealing her resources

Timmy Campbell US, Israel and other Western powers have been accused of plotting the abduction of nearly 300 girls in Chibok, Borno state, as an excuse to invade and steal from Nigeria.Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, made the accusation while speaking speaking at the annual Martyrs’ Day commemoration held…

Mr. Azuka Onwuka the truth el-Rufai and Ribadu should tell the North

Anytime the likes of Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Dr Junaid Mohammed, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, Lamido of Adamawa, Mr. Anthony Sani or any of the members of the Arewa Consultative Forum or Northern Elders Forum speak on national issues, there are some things that are constant in their speeches: Arrogance, condescension, threats, etc. If the matter has to do with national resources, two critical “words” must be present in their speeches: “Sharing” and “allocation.”That makes you wonder: Don’t these “elders” feel that they are insulting the North by their fixation on “sharing?” Don’t they feel they are insulting the North by portraying the region as incapable of taking care of itself? Don’t the younger generation feel ridiculed by this unenviable image foisted on them by these elders? Most times when these comments fly around, the lone dissenting voice you would hear is that of Col. Abubakar Umar (retd.), a former Governor of Kaduna State.Whenever there is a call for true federalism, regional autonomy or resource control, you are sure that it will be resisted vehemently by the North. Ironically, the South-West that cannot be called an oil-producing region, except

Boko Haram terrorists kill 4 soldiers in Plateau

Four soldiers attached to the Special Task Force, STF in Plateau State were yesterday feared killed by gunmen who attacked their patrol vehicles in Gida Bua village of Langtang South Local Government Area of the state.Villagers said that the members of the STF were patroling the village in their military vehicle at the early hours of yesterday morning when unknown gunmen opened fire on them, killing four. They said nine soldiers were in the vehicle when the gunmen struck, but five of them escaped.The Chairman of the local government, Mr Bendel Nancwat, confirmed the incident to our reporter, and appealed

Villagers kill Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

Scores of gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect were yesterday killed by vigilance youths, known as Civilian JTF, and the military in Kawuri village, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.This was even as residents of Attagara village, in Gwoza Local Government Area of the state on Friday repelled an attack on their community by the dreaded sect, killing seven of the invaders. Kawuri village has a direct link road to Sambisa Game Reserve, where the terrorists have several camps, from where they have been launching attacks on hapless villagers.

0 0 A call has been made for a substantive restructuring of the country to remove her from the socio-political and economic woods she has continued to find herself 100 years after creation. The ace columnist with The Nation newspapers, Prof. Olatunji Da

A call has been made for a substantive restructuring of the country to remove her from the socio-political and economic woods she has continued to find herself 100 years after creation.The ace columnist with The Nation newspapers, Prof. Olatunji Dare, made the call yesterday during a lecture he delivered at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, in honour of former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Jacob Festus Ade-Ajayi, who turned 85 years.

The Chief of Defence Staff We know where the girls are but

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, said yesterday that the military would not use force in the rescue of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Badeh gave this assurance while speaking to members of the Citizen Initiative for Security Awareness, CISA, an NGO, who were on solidarity campaign to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.“We want our girls back, I can tell you that our military can and will do it, but where they are held, can we go there with force? “Nobody should say Nigerian military does not know what it is doing; we can’t kill our girls in the name of