“She’s A Disgrace”: Pastor Tunde Bakare Takes On Dame Patience Jonathan

by Timmy Campbell  The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari during the 2011 presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called out to Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, in the wake of her public display in an interview over the abducted girls of the Government Secondary…

Confused Jonathan rules out swap of abducted girls for Boko Haram militants

President Good­luck Jonathan has ruled out free­ing Boko Haram prisoners in exchange for the release of more than 200 kidnapped school­girls, British Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds said yesterday.According to AFP, Sim­monds who is in Nigeria for talks about the interna­tional rescue mission, said he raised the issue with Jonathan during a meet­ing in Abuja.…

Obasanjo: Jonathan is overwhelmed by Boko Haram

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday insisted on a carrot and stick approach to end the Boko Haram insurgency.He said there could be no other means since President Goodluck Jonathan “is overwhelmed “by the Boko Haram (insurgency).”Obasanjo spoke on a BBC programme, Focus on Africa, which aired a special edition on Nigeria’s insecurity last night.Obasanjo said he…

Northern leaders back FG deal with Boko Haram on Chibok Schoolgirls

As the Federal Government explores ways of rescuing the girls seized by terrorists from their school in Chibok, Borno State, over a month ago, two northern groups have said that there is nothing wrong with the plan by the government to negotiate with the insurgents in order to free the captives. Chairman of the Northern Elders Council, NEC, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, and the National Coordinator of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, NPAPB, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, in separate interviews with Vanguard yesterday, threw their weight behind the plan by the Federal Government to dialogue with the sect in a bid to free the more than 200 girls in its custody.

Interpol arrests mastermind of Nyanya blast Aminu Sadik Ogwuche in Sudan

The National Information Centre on Wednesday announced the arrest in Sudan of the alleged mastermind of the April 14 Nyanya bombing, Aminu Sadik Ogwuche.Coordinator of the centre, who is also the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, said this in Abuja.Omeri spoke in company with the information officers of some security agencies and ministries, saying security

Why Nigerian soldiers sent to fight Boko Haram rose against their commander •Army investigates Maiduguri mutiny

The Nigerian Army has put in place a mechanism to investigate yesterday’s incident in which angry soldiers opened fire on the car of the General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Maiduguri, Major-General Ahmed Mohammed, who, however, escaped unhurt.Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement issued last night in Abuja, the Nigerian capital:“The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army is to institute a military board of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding

Setback for war against terror?: Northern Senators move against extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa

Northern senators under the aegis of the Northern Senators’ Forum yesterday rejected the extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, threatening to shoot down the proposal when it is brought up for debate on the floor of the Senate.This is as both chambers of the National Assembly yesterday resolved to suspend any decision on the president’s request to extend the emergency rule in the said states until they have been briefed by the service chiefs.

RENTED GIRLS AND UNVARIFIABLE CLAIMS: Parents identify 77 schoolgirls in Boko Haram video.

SEVENTY-SEVEN of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists, a month ago, have been identified from the video released Monday by the sect. Following release of the video by sect leader, Mallam Abubakar Shekau showing scores of the girls wearing hijabs and reciting the…