For some Nigerian fans who trooped out to watch this night’s European Champions League final between Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid, it was a deadly experience as they ended up being bombed.The sad experience took place in Jos, capital of Plateau State in Nigeria’s North-Central. A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the terrorists successfully detonated a bomb at a match viewing centre located
The owner of the zoological republic of Nigeria Sultan of Sokoto Don’t associate Islam with Boko Haram terrorists
The President-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, who is also the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, have called on Nigerians not to associate the Boko Haram Islamist group with Islam.They spoke in Ibadan while inaugurating the Bodija Estate and Environs Muslim Community Islamic Centre. The Sultan, who called on Muslims to continue to live peacefully with non-Muslims, stressed that Islam is a religion of peace. He urged Muslims to emulate Prophet Mohammed.
Olu Craig, a retired Colonel of the Nigerian Army and ex-military police officer, was imprisoned alongside former President Olusegun Obasanjo and General Shehu Yar’Adua by General Sani Abacha over the 1995 alleged coup plot. He speaks on the state of the nation in this interview.Before the kidnapping of the schoolgirls in Chibok, there was the allegation in certain quarters that men of the Nigerian armed forces attacked some Fulani herdsmen under the excuse that they were members of the Boko Haram. When you begin to hear that kind of allegation, how does it sound to you, given your background as a retired colonel of the Nigerian Army?
A Yoruba group, Afenifere Renewal Group, says the National Conference is the last option to save Nigeria from impending doom, saying “if appropriate care is not taken, we are on a roller coaster down the precipice.”The group, which advised the delegates to approach all discussions with utmost sincerity and objectivity, warned that any attempt to sweep contentious issues, especially regional autonomy canvassed by the Yoruba of the South-west, under the carpet might spell doom for the country.
This report by JIDE AJANI will show that whereas members of the Jama’atu Ahliss-Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram, may have started out as a rag-tag group of Islamic evangelists who came in handy for political domination, it became a veritable tool of distraction to President Jonathan’s government in the build-up to and in the wake of the 2011 general election, before becoming a terror group with international network, contemporary reality is that with just about nine months to next year’s presidential election, even the incumbent, constitutionally guaranteed to seek re-election, is tongue-tied to verbalise his aspiration.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s perceived mishandling of the case of the more than 200 school girls abducted by Boko Haram in Borno State got further knocks yesterday in South Africa.Crowd at the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma for a second term in office registered their disapproval of government’s inability to rescue the girls one month after, with boos of “Bring back our girls” directed at President Jonathan as he stepped into the venue of the swearing in.
Troops on the hunt for the more than 200 school girls abducted last month in Chibok, Borno State are up against a fresh challenge.Their navigation of the massive Sambisa forest where the girls are believed to be kept by their abductors is being restricted by land mines laid across the area by Boko Haram, it was learnt yesterday.Vigilant soldiers detected the mines and the spots have accordingly been marked.
A fresh moveby former President Olusegun Obasanjo to regain relevance in the PDP is being resisted by President Goodluck Jonathan.President Jonathan is said to have rejected Obasanjo’s proposal to replace Vice President Namadi Sambo with Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State as his running mate in next year’s election.
The relative peace enjoyed by the people of Ogui-Agu Eke community in the Udi Local Government Area of
Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof Tam David-West, has said Nigerians should not expect any serious fight against corruption from the present administration since President Goodluck Jonathan himself has said stealing is not corruption.Speaking with Saturday Sun in Ibadan yesterday, the retired university teacher and Professor of Virology said his earlier posture that President Jonathan…