Clueless Jonathan accepts U.S. offer to join girls rescue battle

The world is joining  forces with Nigeria to rescue the school girls abducted by Boko Haram gunmen.President Goodluck Jonathan accepted yesterday America’s offer to send in men and equipment to join the battle to rescue the girls who were snatched away from their hostels in Chibok, Borno State on April 15.Besides, the United Nation (UN) warned that no harm must befall the girls.Britain said it would help.

Don’t Use Force In Battle To Save Abducted Girls, Shehu Sani Warns

By SaharaReporters, New York Comrade Shehu Sani has warned the Nigerian government and military against using force in the battle to get female students abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno state. Sani, president of Civil Rights Congress in a statement said the government should set up a committee that will involve respected Islamic leaders,…

SEPA accuses Okorocha of high-handedness, impunity

BY CHIDI NKWOPARA, OWERRI. The leadership of South East Progressives Assembly, SEPA, has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of high-handedness, impunity and imposition of his acolytes as party executives of All Progressives Congress, APC.   The group, which made its position known in a statement signed by Okorocha’s former media aide and SEPA President, Mr. Ebere…

37 former PDP Reps to present impeachment motion against President Jonathan

THE battle for political supremacy in the House of Representatives is set to be rekindled with the plan by 37 former members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to present an impeachment motion against President Goodluck Jonathan.The legislators, who are allegedly acting in concert with their governors who defected with them to All Progressives Congress, APC, are also following up their plans with a high profile sensitisation campaign against alleged misdeeds of the administration.The plan to present the impeachment motion Vanguard learnt is, however, being seriously opposed by Speaker Aminu

Policeman abducts, brutalises eight-year-old girl

Residents of Olufowobi Street, Ketu, Lagos, were thrown into confusion after an eight-year-old girl, Amarachi Abakwam, was found tied up and brutalised under the bed of a policeman attached to Police Mobile Force 22.PUNCH Metro learnt that the policeman, Augustine Gbuchenge, with Force number 400823, lived in the same compound with Amarachi’s family.The father of the victim, Patrick, told PUNCH Metro that on the fateful day he had been looking everywhere for his daughter until they discovered her under Gbuchenge’s bed.

Boko Haram terrorists: Army to begin mass recruitment in May

The Federal Government has given  the armed forces and other security agencies the nod  to embark on mass recruitment.The PUNCH gathered in Abuja on Sunday that the directive was to give fillip to the war against terrorism in the country.It was also learnt that those who attended the expanded National Security Council meeting in Abuja on Thursday emphasised the need for the recruitment.

Missing Girls: We’re close to abductors – DHQTRS

The military disclosed, yesterday, that its troops have succeeded in their major offensive to rescue the remaining 190 abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State as they have moved closer to the abductors’ den.The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, who spoke with newsmen, yesterday, on the sideline of media tour of military operations in Maiduguri, said the military was satisfied with the ongoing operations in Borno.