Gov Nyako blasts Jonathan: ‘Your Presidency is incompetent’

The war of words between Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and the Presidency continued last night on genocide in the North. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, lambasted Nyako for daring to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan and said Nyako did not deserve to be a governor given his utterances in recent times.Nyako fired back, accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of being incompetent.The governor, who spoke through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmed Sajoh, said the response by

Abduction: We saw no soldiers in bush, say victims’ parents

PARENTS and relations of students of the Girls Secondary School Chibok in Borno State abducted by suspected insurgents returned home yesterday without any of the girls.They alleged no soldier went in search of the girls because none of them was at sight throughout their stints in the farthest parts of the bush.The parents told the Hausa service of the BBC that throughout their 12- hour search in the forest, they did

Angry youth sack Anambra monarch

The annual Afia Olu festival turned bloody yesterday in Oko, Orumba North local government area of Anambra State.One of the soldiers, allegedly invited by the paramount ruler of the community, Prof Laz Ekwueme, to stop youth from observing the festival killed a masquerade.It was gathered that the paramount ruler had ordered no masquerade should perform during the festival, which did not go down well with the youth.

Pakistani president postpones his visit to Nigeria reportedly due to Boko Haram

by Paul Osas The Pakistani President, Mamnoon Hussain has postponed a planned visit to Nigeria following pressing concerns in the nation, the Deputy High commissioner, Ahmed Sirohey has said. Pres. Hussain was billed to begin a three-day working visit to Abuja on Monday. Sirohey confirming the postponement said, “due to pressing concerns in Pakistan, the visit…

“We are in your city but you don’t know where we are.” Boko Haram Claims

Terrorist group, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the Nyanya attack in a video obtained Saturday, as the search continued for 85 schoolgirls still missing after a mass abduction by the Islamists. The bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters early on Monday killed at least 75 people on the outskirts of Abuja,…

Military fooling Nigerians on security –Balarabe

The military’s sudden retraction of its earlier statement that some of the girls allegedly abducted by Boko Haram have been released has elicited reactions from prominent Nigerians.Angered by the development, former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa said the action of the military was an indication that they have been fooling Nigerians on the…

N76bn Abuja CCTV destroyed, stolen

Two years after the completion of a $470m   (N76.bn) National Public Security Communications    System Project in Abuja, most of the installed 1,000 cameras for the Closed-Circuit Television in the city have either been vandalised or stolen, investigation by Saturday PUNCH has revealed.Checks showed that the solar panels and batteries of the CCTV had been stolen while some cameras that were installed along the expressways and major roads in the city  had been crushed by vehicles involved in accidents.

How Boko Haram terrorists wrecked the North

Perhaps, no one saw it coming. No one also believed it would happen. It appeared to have taken us unawares even as it is considered very novel and alien to this clime. To many people, it is totally unAfrican. But surprisingly, what started like a bully at the thresholds of 2009 has  grown and assumed a gargantuan dimension, menacingly and uncontrollably tearing the country apart.It has caused us injury and pain. It has brought us hunger. It has spelt and unleashed untold hardship on the people. The economy is bleeding. It has brought division amongst us, fueling  animosities amongst adherents

Gunmen kill vigilante chair in Delta

SUSPECTED gunmen, yesterday, shot dead the Chairman of Udu Central vigilance group, Mr. Prosper Erhinyoja, at a beer parlour, along the Delta Steel Company, DSC, Road  in Ovwian town, Udu Local Government of Delta State.Saturday Vanguard gathered that hoodlums in Udu were not happy with the battle the deceased waged against hoodlums in the  area in his bid to make the town crime-free. One of his aides was killed not too long ago by hired killers.