Emergency rule: Senate summons Service Chiefs, CDS, NSA, others

By ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja Senate yesterday unanimously approved a resolution summoning the Minister of Defence, his colleague in the Police Affairs Ministry, the Chief of Defence Staff, National Security Adviser, the Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police.The service chiefs would appear  before the Senate on Thursday.The affected security chiefs and their bosses, according to…

US deploys surveillance planes to search for Chibok girls

The US has disclosed that it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find the abducted schoolgirlsAlthough Washington did not disclose the type of aircraft it deployed but its officials said “the planes have sophisticated equipment that could listen into a wide range of mobile phone and telecommunications traffic.” These are functions…

Archbishop Obinna queries Buhari’s outburst on Boko Haram

Archbishop Obinna made his feelings known while preaching the sermon during the dedication of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Emekuku, Owerri North local council area of Imo State.It was the considered opinion of the fiery Catholic cleric that the former military ruler possibly reacted because well meaning people of the world, including the leadership…

South-West delegate to Jonathan: Beware, north wants to snatch your seat

By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, NorthA South-West delegate at the National Conference, Salvador Adegoke Moshood, has accused the north of using insurgent attacks to derail President Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidency so as to pave the way for the region to get back the post.Moshood in an exclusive interview with Vanguard pointed out that the declaration by…

Senator Oluremi Tinubu Calls for Jonathan’s Resignation over Girls’ Abduction

  Falana deplores clampdown on protestersOnyebiuchi Ezeigbo  and Gboyega AkinsanmiThe Senator representing Lagos East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Oluremi Tinubu,  Tuesday advised President Goodluck Jonathan to resign for failing to ensure security of lives and property, in the country, which she said, was the main reason the government exists. According to the…

Obasanjo didn’t win 1999 election –Okurounmu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo The battle for the political soul of Ogun State reverberated on Tuesday at the National Conference in Abuja when a delegate representing the South-West, Senator Femi Okurounmu, told members of the Confab Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government by that his kinsman and former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not…

National conference: Enugu forum urges delegates to consider devolution of powers

National Forum of Enugu Peoples Association (NAFEPA) an umbrella body of Enugu State elite clubs and associations has urged delegates at the national conference to advocate devolution of powers with a weak centre, a strong region and a six geopolitical zones structure for the nation.In a communique issued at the end of its quarterly meeting in Enugu, the forum noted that the power of the government at the centre did not not allow for effective development of the constituent parts of the federation.

Reduction of 13% derivation, call for war —N-Delta youth leaders

NIGER DELTA youth leaders, yesterday, described the recent call by a Northern leader, Mr. Junaid Muhammed, for a reduction of the current 13 per cent derivation to five per cent, scrapping of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and Ministry of Niger Delta, as an invitation to war.The youth leaders, Austin Ozobo, National President of Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI; Musa Biayeibo,  President of Niger Delta Youths For Positive Change, NDYPC; Ebi Wayas,  President,  National Association of Izon-Ebe Law Students, NAILS, and Jude Asiayei, President, Coastal Heritage and Economic Watch, CHEW,  spoke to newsmen in Warri, Delta State.

Canadian activists blast Jonathan, says Nigeria should solve its own problems

A group of Canadian activists yesterday evening came together in Ottawa in an information session to promote awareness of the plight of the 230 still-missing schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, and to call on the Nigerian government to act more responsibly.A spokesman of one of the groups at the gathering, Severin Jr. Ndemma-moussa (of the Carribean Union of Canada), said: “Nigeria is Africa’s biggest nation, has Africa’s No.1 military and has Africa’s biggest population. Why does its internal domestic problems require the help of so many other nations from around the world?”