Enugu Police Raid Arms Manufacturing Company, Arrest Widow Who Keeps The Guns

IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu The police in Enugu have arrested a widow and mother of four, Mrs Juliet Nwachukwu over her alleged involvement in gun running. According to the police, the widow’s arrest followed the raid of a gun manufacturing company located at Ihuoha Amansiodo Oghe, in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State. The state…

135 Civilians Killed’ In Boko Haram Attacks Since Wednesday – BBC

Senator Ahmed Zannah has told the BBC that gunmen have killed 135 civilians in at least three separate attacks in Northeast Nigeria since Wednesday. According to Amnesty International, at least 1,500 people, half of them civilian, have been killed in the restive region this year, the BBC noted. The organisation blamed both “an increase in…

Alhaji Othman Bashir Tofa lambasts agitators of secession

Former presidential candidate on the platform of defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the 1993 general election, Alhaji Othman Bashir Tofa, has tongue-lashed some Nigerians who are propagating secession in the country, saying that any part of the country that wishes to secede should do it through peaceful approach to avoid blood shedding.Tofa said “some sections of Nigeria want to create war before they secede”, pointing out that the country did not need any war for any part of the country to secede.

Boko Haram terrorists massacres JAMB students, kills 200 others in Borno

Many students travelling at the weekend to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in Borno State, were reportedly killed by the dreaded Boko Haram sect, in various attacks believed to have claimed over 200 lives in the past two days.The UTME, conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was held nationwide yesterday. The students, according to sources, lost their lives as the sect embarked on multiple attacks that affected no fewer than four communities in the state.

Muslim/Muslim Ticket forIslamic party APC Govs set for showdown with Buhari & Tinubu

There were very strong indications at the weekend that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors who defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, are ready to fully engage leaders of their new party, former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, and former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the growing suggestion that both men are plotting to contest as presidential and vice presidential candidates in the 2015  elections, Sunday Vanguard can reveal.In addition, information pieced together in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, and Lagos, over the weekend by Sunday Vanguard suggests that the disquiet in the APC over who flies its banner in the 2015

Lamido of Adamawa: Niger Deltans see Northerners as beggars

An elder statesman and a prominent traditional ruler, the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Aliyu Mustapha, yesterday, declared that people from the Niger Delta region want to make it appear that Northerners are beggars or Almajiris.Lamido also explained that his reason for advocating that oil producing states should control their oil wealth was because the oil states see the North as beggars.Lamido who spoke in an interview with the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Service (BBC), monitored

Nigeria Army retires 11 generals, 36 others

Indications have  emerged in Abuja that about 47 officers of the Nigerian Army including eight (8) Major Generals and some Brigadier Generals have been retired by the Nigerian Army in line with the terms and conditions of service.The retirements which flowed from the ranks of Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels down to those of Captains and Majors according  to military sources followed the approval of the recommendations submitted to the council by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General KTJ Minimah.Saturday Vanguard gathered that the Army Council is headed by President Goodluck Jonathan and it has as