Cowardly Yoruba threatens secession at National Conference

As the National Conference enters its plenary session today, the Afenifere has demanded for a regional autonomy to be granted the Yoruba in the Southwest or the Yoruba will secede from Nigeria.The Yoruba group at a news conference to unveil the Publication of “Regional Autonomy or Nothing” at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, said it was displeased that many of its demands at the conference had been thrown away as the northern group had ganged up to defeat autonomy for the regions.

Clueless President Jonathan orders service chiefs to probe Kano blast

Indications emerged yesterday that the Nigerian troops were set to take up battle with the invidious Boko Haram terrorists, who have pitched their tents in the Northeast, wreaking havoc around the region.In several tweets from his Tweeter Handle ‘#abati1990’, Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, posted four pictures depicting Nigerian soldiers in combat-readiness to confront the Boko Haram insurgents.Abati said in one of the tweets with a photograph showing soldiers massing with a tank, “Nigeria’s committed and patriotic troops in action to crush al Qaeda/Boko Haram terrorists of Sambisa to bring back our girls”.

President Jonathan meets with security chiefs over cooperation with US, others

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, met with military chiefs and heads of security agencies to review the recent multinational cooperation between Nigerian security services and those of America, the Great Britain, France, Israel and China towards tackling the Boko Haram insurgency.At the end of the meeting which held at the Presidential Villa, those in attendance kept sealed lips as it is common with such security meetings.

Northern Govs complacency, wickedness, evil characters brought us here – Aliyu Garbi

The member representation Bauchi federal Constituency, Hon. Aliyu Garbi has voiced out his anger over the abduction of the missing Chibok schoolgirls and asked Nigerians to hold the northern governors responsible for the insecurity in the region.Garbi  stated this while briefing the campaigners for the release of the abducted girls at Unity Fountain yesterday on Ecowas resolution on the matter.

Youths go on rampage over murder in Anambra community

From EMMANUEL UZOR, Onitsha Residents of Umudege and Ezihu villages of Igboukwu, Aguata Council Area of Anambra State were thrown into confusion following a violent demonstration by youths of the community over the alleged killing of one of them by gunmen on Sunday night.The incident, occurred few hours after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers allegedly abducted Chief Stephen Azike, the father of EcoBank General Manager, Lagos, Mr. Ifeanyi Azike in Igboukwu Community on  May 11, 2014. Chief Azike regained his freedom on Saturday morning after staying with his abductors for five days.

Imo govt flays Uwazuruike over claim of making Malam Okorocha gov

Imo State Government yesterday described the claim by leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike that he single- handedly made Owelle Rochas Okorocha the Governor of Imo State in 2011 as untrue and calculated attempt to deceive Ndigbo particularly Imo citizens.The state government in a statement signed by Sam Onwuemeodo , Senior Special Assistant to the governor on media, said that there was no truth in such claim.

Father sets ablaze two-year-old son in Imo

*Father allegedly threatened other Community membersA two-year-old boy was allegedly set ablaze by his own father at Umuahim Ikenga village, Eziudo autonomous community of Ezinihitte, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.The tragic incident happened on May 10. Uchechi Nwaogwugwu had reportedly poured petrol on his little son before setting him on fire for misbehaving.http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/1022082-3×2-340×227.jpgAccording…