Be prepared for war with North, Asari tells southerners

Controversial leader and founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF, has charged the people of the South-South region to prepare for war, even as he said, the ongoing onslaught by Boko Haram is designed to unleash terror on the people of the region.Asari called on the different ethnic nationalities in the region to unite to fight the invasion of the northern imperialists.The Niger Delta youth leader, who is noted for his controversial posture on national issues, spoke at the 10th

118 killed in Jos bomb explosions

The relative peace in Jos, the Plateau State capital, was shattered yesterday when twin-bomb explosions went off in the city, killing about 118 people.“The exact figure of the dead bodies recovered as of now is 118,” Mohammed Abdulsalam, co-ordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, North-Central, told AFP.He added that “more bodies may be in the debris” of buildings which collapsed due to the intensity of the blasts.

Senate approves emergency rule extension in three states

The Senate yesterday approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an extension of emergency rule in the three North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. The approval came after over three hours of serious negotiations and bargains.Rising from two separate closed-door meetings, the first by the leadership of the Senate and the second by the entire chamber, the lawmakers however listed some conditions which the President must fulfill as part of the deal for the approval of the request.

We’ll bring down oil industry –MEND

•Accepts responsibility for fuel jetty attack From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has vowed to continue its systematic attacks on the nation’s oil industry. In a statement issued via e-mail by its spokeperson, Jomo Gbomo, in which it    claimed  responsibility for the  recent fire incident  at the NNPC…

16 Suspected Boko Haram terrorists Members Arrested in Imo

Sinister signs of security threat in Imo State emerged at the weekend when security operatives comprising men the Nigeria Police and Department of State Security (SSS) arrested young men suspected to be Boko Haram members.Trumpeta had in recent time exposed security threats in the state, ranging from the presence of some Fulani herdsmen and lack-luster approach of the state government, to provision of certain logistics necessary for protection of lives and property. While the dust raised by that publication was yet to settle, a sad incident occurred on Wednesday night at the private home of the immediate past governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim.