Nigeria remains indivisible – Sambo

By Ameh Comrade Godwin Vice-President, Namadi Sambo has declared that those clamouring for Nigeria’s break-up would be put to shame. Namadi made this known on Saturday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, during the traditional wedding of the President’s foster daughter, Faith Sakwe. Sambo, who chaired the occasion, said he and Jonathan were committed to the unity…

The Islamic party of APC Buhari/Tinubu ticket Christian APC leaders threaten to quit party

Prominent Christians in the country’s biggest opposition party, All Progressives Congress, are threatening to quit the party over an alleged plan to field a Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket. There has been speculation in recent times that power brokers in the party have concluded plans to present a Muslim/Muslim ticket for the 2015 presidential election.But Sunday PUNCH gathered that some leaders of the party, who are Christians, are insisting that the party should present a Muslim/Christian ticket through a primary election or they would leave the party.

Insurgency: Should Christians defend themselves against terrorism?

Senior Correspondent goes on a fact finding mission on what Christians should do in the face of insurgency. Should Christians defend themselves or turn the other cheek as recorded in the Bible?Boko Haram attacks against the Christian community and the nation in general have become difficult for the security agencies to tackle. As a result, hundreds of unarmed Christians have been murdered and continue to be murdered.

Dr Ogbemudia North must negotiate with Jonathan or lose out

Youths from the three senatorial districts of Edo State besieged the Benin-City residence of the two-time  governor of the old Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, on Tuesday, calling on him to lead  the search for Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s successor in 2016. The youths’ visit did not come as a surprise to many who believe that Oshiomhole’s transformation agenda for Edo State must not be tampered with after his exit in 2016. Sunday Vanguard spoke with Ogbemudia after the youths’ visit during which he bared his mind on some national issues.

Northern govs kick against emergency rule extension

In an apparent endorsement of the position of elders from Borno and Yobe States, the Governor of Adawama State, Murtala Nyako and his Borno State counterpart, Kashim Shattima, have advised the Federal Government to review its strategy on security.Elders from Borno and Yobe states under the aegis of Borno, Yobe People’s Forum, had at a press conference, in Abuja, urged the Federal Government, not to extend the state of emergency in the North-East due to expire on April 19.

US slams Nigeria: Corruption is extremely high in this country — Dep. Asst. Secretary of State

Bisa Williams is United States Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs. She is responsible for West African and African economic policy issues.Wiliams, who visited Nigeria, disclosed the US government’s position concerning Nigeria’s  2015 elections and the need for  the authorities to ensure fair and non-violent polls.She stressed, in an interview with Sunday Vanguard, the importance of diversifying the Nigerian economy. Excerpts:US position on Nigerian elections?Nigeria is a very fascinating and dynamic country and there are enormous interests and attractions from the international community, particularly the US, concerning your up coming elections.

Gunmen attack two villages in Zamfara

By Adekunle Aliyu with Agency ReportOukolade explains military operations in BenueTwo villages in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State were attacked yesterday afternoon, killing 28 people . Also the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, on Friday said the deployment of troops to some state in the North-Central was aimed at restoring…