TERROR: Opposition Tackles PDP As Insurgents Kill Two, Burn Vehicles In Borno

Angered by the allegation by the ruling People’s Democratic Party, that ravaging terrorism attacks in parts of the North were sponsored by the opposition APC to stop President Jonathan’s transformation agenda, Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, yesterday, challenged the PDP to provide evidence of its claim or shut up forever.Nyako, who is insisting that…

North and South on collision course over any demand for resource control

There are strong indications that delegates from the North at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja are set to shoot down any demand for resource control at the conference.This may be the first major area of conflict at the conference inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday as delegates from the South- South, South-West and other parts of the country are hell-bent on pushing for fiscal federalism.Delegates from the South-West, South-South and South-East, in separate interviews with Saturday PUNCH on

Boko Haram terrorists: Military uncovers terrorists’ armoury

A large cache of assorted arms and ammunitions, buried in a burnt church in Borno State by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, have been uncovered and evacuated by troops in their ongoing operations.This discovery was contained in the operations’ update by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in Abuja, yesterday, through its Director of Defence Information (DDI), Major General Chris Olukolade.General Olukolade also disclosed that the Service Chiefs who had been in the North East, were undertaking a

Alleged arms importation: Why we can’t summon Turkish envoy –FG

The federal government has declared that it could not summon the Turkish ambassador to Nigeria over alleged arms importation to the country through a Turkish airline because the case was lacking in evidence.Besides, the government said, summoning the ambassador would amount to diplomatic embarrassment to the affected official and his country.This declaration was made yesterday by the spokesman of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ogbole

Senate President David MarkMark escapes death as gunmen attack his convoy

Senate President, David Mark last Thursday escaped death as his convoy was allegedly attacked by yet to be identified gunmen in Orlu, Imo State.The Senate Present who had just retuned from Switzerland where he attended the International Parliamentary Union, IPU, conference, went to Nkwere, Imo state to attend the burial ceremony of late business mogul, Sir John Richard Anyaehie.In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Paul Mumeh Friday night, though no life

Don’t Exaggerate Corruption In Nigeria – Jonathan

In the opinion of President Goodluck Jonathan, the issue of corruption in the country has been dramatically exaggerated.Speaking during the meeting with the Nigerian community in Namibia held in Windhoek, the country leader stated that “corruption is everywhere” adding however that it is over-celebrated in the country to the extent that the nation and its people are stigmatised.According to the president, the government is doing their best to strengthen the relevant institutions in eliminating the problem.Jonathan also urged every Nigerian to support the authorities in their efforts to build a new Nigeria.President assured people that under close cooperation the nation would be completely transformed in the next 10 years.(From Biafra Galaxy)

Rochas Okorocha Stay away from Imo, govt warns Zionist Biafra

Following threat by a group calling itself Zionist Biafra to storm Owerri the Imo State capital and hoist the Biafran flag at the Government House, security has been beefed up in and around the state capital and the entire state.Reports yesterday said the state government has taken adequate security measures to protect lives and properties of the people.The leadership of the Zionist Biafra last week admitted being responsible for the attack at the Government House, Enugu, with a vow that their next target would be Owerri, the Imo state capital.

President Jonathan Boko Haram terrorists, It’s now fire for fire

President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a strong message to the Boko Haram terror group that the Nigerian government would no longer treat it with kid gloves.Speaking in Windhoek, Namibia during bilateral talks with President Hifikepunye Pohamba at the Conference Hall of the Namibia State House, President Jonathan solicited the support of other countries in the fight against terrorism, saying  a terror attack on one country is an attack on all countries.He said: “The issue of global terror is worrisome and in Nigeria, we believe that a terror attack anywhere in the world is a terror attack on

Alleged missing N24bn Police pension fund: Reps committee faults Okonjo-Iweala

THE  House of Representatives  committee on Public Accounts yesterday  faulted the claim by the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that N24billion pension fund  was not  missing and challenged her to a public debate on the matter.At the resumed hearing of the missing money yesterday the Public Account Committee Chaired by Rep  Solomon Adeola Olamilekan insisted that the N24bilion was actually missing accusing the Finance Minister of either being ignorant of the facts of the transactions or trying to mislead the country.The hearing was attended by the Director General of Pension Transitional Arrangement Department (PTAD) Mrs Nellie Mayshak and her