77 persons feared dead in herdsmen attack

The Red Cross yesterday said in Wukari, Taraba State that about 77 people lost their lives during the crises between some Fulani herdsmen and the indigenous people of the area few days ago.This was even as the police said that the death toll from Wukari crisis had risen to 24.The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Joseph Kwaji made this known in an interview with newsmen yesterday also in Wukari. He said 34 persons were injured while 99 houses were burnt during the crisis.District Leader of the Red Cross in the area, Saidu Aji who spoke on the issue said that about 37 people were

Nigerian preacher comes under fire in UK, activists call for her ban and deportation

A Nigerian preacher, Helen Ukpabio, a self styled witch hunter, could be banned from the UK following calls to Home Secretary Theresa May that she is a risk to youngsters.Ukpabio who founded the controversial African Evangelical Franchise Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries in Nigeria, has published her views around the demonic possession of children in several…

Nigerian military retracts claim it freed 107 abducted schoolgirls, says students are still missing.

Nnenna IbehAn apparently embarrassed Nigerian military on Thursday backtracked on its claim that it freed majority of the 129 female students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, abducted on Monday night by suspected Boko Haram members.The spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, Chris Olukolade, had said 107 of the girls were freed…

National Security: Nigeria’s Military Being Compromised

Corruption and gross, malicious ineptitude of the fourth republic has taken its toll on the Nigerian security department, the last remaining, touted vestige of decency in the nation. It can no longer be denied that the military and entire security network of the nation right up to the office of national security, ONSA and ministry of defense has been compromised. In September last year, PremiumTimes and SaharaReporters broke a story about a Security massacre of innocent citizens squatting in a building in Apo area, Abuja. The Nigerian forces had reportedly simply fired upon squatting civilians who they

Nigeria’s President Is Sick; And The Northern Leadership Is Dead

There is no question that the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is a sick man. To be partying and dancing hours after a massacre in the nation’s capital and rallying with more dancing in illegal campaigning the same day and a day when 200 innocent girls were abducted into the bushes by lunatic, rapist murderers. Only a sick person can do that. Some of us have been perturbed since yesterday. We are anxious, worried, disorganized and weak in the knees. We look at our daughters, nieces and shudder. But the president of Nigeria is either sick or he hates the poor and most especially poor northerners. There’s no need over-emphasizing his pathological love for parties, for power and for stupid

The Jihadist Buhari gives PDP 7-day ultimatum over Boko Haram terrorists

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, today in Kaduna issued a seven-day ultimatum to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to retract its accusation linking him with the Boko Haram terrorist acts, tender an unreserved public apology to him or face a legal action. In a statement he personally signed, the former Head of State said: “I cannot sit back and allow my image, and that of my political party be smeared by falsehood in the name of politics.” He said the widely publicised and very serious allegations made against him by the PDP and its spokesman, Olisa Metuh, to the effect that his utterances were responsible for the current state of insecurity and terrorism bedeviling Nigeria, were absolutely without basis

2 killed as bomb rocks PDP chieftain’s home

The residence of President- General of Egi Peoples Assembly (EPA), in Ogbogu in Ogba /Egbema /Nodoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Chief Oris Onyiri, has been bombed. Two persons died in the attack, which occurred at about 10pm, Wednesday . One of the victims was said to be a relative of Chief Onyiri, popularly called Stainless, while the other was a member of the terror gang, who was shot dead during a gun duel with some security men. Other members of the gang, it was further gathered, escaped after one of them was killed. Daily Sun gathered that Chief Onyiri was not at home when the bandits, who arrived on a motorcycle, came to detonate the