The owners of Zoological republic of Nigeria Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar: Let’s fight our common enemies

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, called on Nigerians to unite and fight the common enemies of the nation, saying it did not include shedding of human blood.Sultan Abubakar stated this at the first Inter-Faith Health Summit, organised by the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association in Abuja.He said though leaders of faith in the country were determined to make their contributions towards improved health of the nation’s population, especially the children, such a dream would only be achieved in a peaceful atmosphere.

We ‘ll not accept govt of insurgency, blackmail— Southern peoples assembly

STATESMEN, prominent leaders of the three geo-political zones of the Southern part of the country, under the aegis of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly, SNPA, rose from a meeting yesterday, with a strong condemnation of insurgency in some parts of the country, warning that it would not be ruled by a government that would be a product of insurgency or blackmail against President Goodluck Jonathan.According to the group, no amount of intimidation by the insurgents and their sponsors would force

Legal luminaries mourn Justice Oputa •Immortalise him, Ngige tells FG, South East Govs

Immediate past president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, and a former chairman of the association in Anambra State, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, have both expressed sorrow over the demise of Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, saying that Nigeria has lost an enviable and erudite jurist.Speaking to journalists in Awka on Monday, Akeredolu described the death, on Monday morning at 89,

Northern Nigeria Christian Association Alleges Conspiracy In Chibok Abductions, raiese Six Queries To Borno Governor

The Northern Region of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged a conspiracy between Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, and the authorities of Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, from where Boko Haram terrorists abducted over 200 mostly Christian girls on April 14.Northern CAN in a statement issued today in Kaduna and signed by its Secretary-General, Prof. Daniel Babayi, and Public Relations Officer, Sunday Oibe, also raised six posers for Governor Shettima.The association alleged that Governor Shettima knows where the abducted children are being kept

2015 Election; I am Confused, Pray For Me, Malam Okorocha Confesses

Imo Governor, Malam Owelle Rochas Okorocha has declared that he is at Crossroads and state of dilemma on his future political ambition come 2015Addressing Keke Riders people at the Freedom Square Tuesday, the Governor said his greatest problem now is to decide whether to go for the presidency or to continue his second term bid in Imo state where he has recorded giant stride in infrastructural and human development.The Governor who seemed to be confused on next live of action therefore begged the Keke

Oil firms to sell 20 blocks worth $11.5bn in 2014

The divestment is part of the IOCs strategy to handover the ownership of relatively small oil fields to indigenous firms and focus on big onshore and deep offshore oil fields, which promise to yield commercial quantity now and in the future.The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National PetroleumCorporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, disclosed this at the ongoing Offshore Technology Conference, OTC, in Houston, Texas, Unites States.

Chibok girls: UK, France, China join rescue mission

As pressure mounts on the Federal Government to rescue over 200 students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, the United Kingdom, France and China yesterday promised to join the search effort.This is even as the Nigeria Police Force announced a cash reward of N50m to anyone who volunteers credible information that will lead to the location and rescue of the female students.The UK is to send a small team of experts to help in the rescue effort.

Northern elders ‘oppose force to free girls’

Some Northern elders and two other groups may be reaching out to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau to secure the release of the 276 abducted girls, it was learnt yesterday.The other two groups are Islamic clerics in the North and some of the detained insurgents.The three groups are likely to suggest two options to secure the girls freedom.The options are either payment of ransom or the release of some detained members of Boko Haram as a form of swap.