IGP Abubakar explained why police cannot stop hersmen/farmers clashes.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar has said clashes persist between herdsmen and local farmers because they largely occur in remote locations that lack police stations and outposts.The IGP disclosed this in Abuja on March 24, 2014, Monday, before going into a closed door meeting with Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and…

Buhari of Islamic APC blasts Jonathan for wasting nation’s resources on National Conference

By Ameh Comrade Godwin A former Head of State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Monday lambasted the federal government for wasting the nation’s hard-earned resources on the ongoing national conference.The former leader while speaking at the opening of the inaugural edition of the PGF Progressive Governors-Legislative-Civil Society Roundtable…

President Jonathan We’ll pursue nuclear energy at all costs

President Goodluck Jonathan has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to the global fight against nuclear terrorism.He said this at the Hague, Netherlands, where he is on an official tour. According to him, Nigeria, under his leadership, would continue to pursue efforts to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development.At the third global security summit, Jonathan said Nigeria would continue to support efforts against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.He told the gathering that, in keeping with Nigeria’s commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the peaceful use of

Mobile units deployed in Benue

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday said four units of mobile police (about 600 men) have been deployed in Benue State to tackle the communal crisis.He spoke shortly before a meeting with assistant inspectors-general (AIGs). The AIGs are in charge of the 12 zonal commands across the country. He said the meeting would review the security situation in states under the zones and adopt strategies to address them.“As I talk to you, I have four units of mobile policemen from the headquarters in Benue bush.

Obasanjo candidacy in 1998 was Yoruba’s compensation for June 12

Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gave its presidential ticket to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the 1998 general election to compensate the Yoruba, who were angry about the annulment of the June 12 election by former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida.He spoke yesterday at the Government House in Dutse while hosting executives of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).Lamido said: “At that time, Northerners were viewed with contempt and disdain because of the past military leaderships. In 1998, we zoned the presidency to the Southwest because we wanted a Yoruba Nigerian president, not a Nigerian Yoruba President and we chose

National Conference delegates rise against Jonathan, insist on rule change

But Ozekhome reasoned that achieving three quarters would be problematic. He noted that controversial, emotive and sensitive issues were bound to come up.In such a situation, he noted, it would be difficult to get 75 per cent or three quarters to support an issue. The lawyer suggested that the conference should go for simple majority or two-third, insisting that three quarters was likely to produce a tyrannical minority.The tyrannical minority, he said, might shoot down a popular issue because the conference was unable to get three quarters vote.He prayed that the section should be reviewed to avoid a situation where the delegates would find it difficult to take decision on issues.

Allison-Madueke’s N10bn jet expenses: Ripples in Jonathan’s camp over probe

…Reps probe aviation company. THE probe instituted by the House of Representatives into allegations that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke spent N10 billion on a chartered plane appeared to have taken another dimension at the weekend with indications emerging that the probe has now extended to the owner of the Challenger 850…

Islamic cleric docked in Ogun over alleged defilement of 12-yr-old girl

  An 32-year-old Islamic cleric, Kazeem Jimoh, on Monday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, charged with the alleged defilement of a 12-year-old girl. Jimoh, whose address was not given, is facing a one-count charge of rape. The prosecutor, Insp. Peter Molokwu, told the court that the cleric committed the offence on March…