President Jonathan says corruption blown out of proportion in Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the exaggerated reports on corruption in Nigeria have taken a  toll on the image of the country.Speaking at a  meeting with the Nigerian community in Namibia, the president noted that the sensationalisation of corruption in the country has stigmatised its people.He said though his administration would not condone the menace, using big stick will not be a solution to ending corruption.Rather, he said government would continue to strengthen relevant institutions in nipping the menace in the bud.

Oil reserves drop to 35 million barrels

(Abuja)The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said on Tuesday that Nigeria oil reserves had dropped from 40 billion to 35 billion barrels.A Director in the department, Mr George Osahon, made this known in an interview with newsmen at the ongoing Oil and Gas Seminar in Abuja.Osahon attributed the development to reduction in oil production in the country.He said that some oil wells in the Niger Delta had stopped production because they had attained “maturity”.He also said that vandalism and other unwholesome acts in the oil distribution process in the region accounted for the drop in production of crude oil.Osahon said that the situation called for worry, adding that there was urgent need to boost oil exploration in order to shore up the dwindling reserves.“Oil reserves are dropping and our output is dropping too. What we are supposed to do to correct this is to continue to explore and explore and explore for more oil.

MASSOB and Ralph Uwazuruike are not a splinter group of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB); they did not in any way put Radio Biafra on the Satellite.

You may have read this article that  titled: Biafra, Secessionist Group Radio Goes Live on Satellite! If you have not, please see the article below. THE ARTICLE WAS MASSOB, UWAZURUIKE AND YORUBA MEDIA’S ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT RADIO BIAFRA AND BIAFRANS FROM THE HOTTEST NEWS OF THE WEEK THAT SAW RADIO BIAFRA PLACED ON THE  SATELLITE. IT IS NOT NEWS ANYMORE THAT MOSSOB HAS BEEN BOUGHT OVER BY THE GOVT OF NIGERIA TO REMAIN AN ACTIVE DISTRACTION  TO OUR EFFORT, HENCE WE ARE USING THIS MEDIA TO INFORM YOU THAT RADIO BIAFRA HAS NO CONNECTION WITH MASSOB OR UWAZURUIKE AND WILL NEVER HAVE. MASSOB HAS NO RADIO WHATSOEVER TALK OF HAVING ANY ON THE SATELLITE. MOST IMPORTANTLY, RADIO BIAFRA DOES NOT HAVE ANY SPLINTER GROUP ATTACHED TO IT RATHER WORKS WITH IPOB WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF THE RADIO. HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT MASSOB AND UWAZURUIKE HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN USING BIAFRA NAME FOR FRAUD, AND WE SEE THIS AS THE ONLY REASON THAT THEY HAVE HIJACKED THE SATELLITE PROJECT. WE ADVISE ALL BIAFRANS THAT WANT TO PURCHASE THIS EQUIPMENT FOR THEIR PEOPLE BACK HOME TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY CONTACT RADIO BIAFRA DIRECTLY. WHILE MASSOB HIS MENTIONED NAMES OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ACTIVELY WORKING WITH RADIO BIAFRA AND IPOB IN THEIR ARTICLE BELOW, PEOPLE SHOULD NOTICE THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR METHOD OF COMMUNICATION. THE RIGHT CONTACT PERSON CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF THIS EQUIPMENT AND ITS INSTALLATION IS IKECHIKWU ENYIAGU, BUT IN MASSOB’S VERSION, YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY TAGGED HIM “Comrade Ikechukwu Enyiagu.” IKECHUKWU IS THE SECRETARY OF THE IPOB AND DOES NOT HOLD THE TITLE OF A COMRADE AS THIS IS NOT THE FORMAT THAT RADIO BIAFRA AND IPOB ARE USING TO ADDRESS THEIR OFFICE HOLDERS.

North seeks N100bn to rebuild North East from Boko Haram terrorist’s destruction

Northern lawmakers have put the losses resulting from Boko Haram attacks in the North-East at over N100bn and claimed that the amount was needed to rebuild the zone.A member of the House of Representatives from Borno State, Mr. Abdulrahman Abba-Terrab, who moved a motion on the cost of the attacks on Wednesday, said the sect caused “immeasurable destruction of lives, property, and public infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, worship centres and market places.”Abba-Terab led the debate on the floor against the backdrop of the N2bn the Federal Government earmarked for the rebuilding of the North-East this year.

Italian Police Launch Probe Into How President Jonathan And Cronies Shared Controversial Oil Block Funds

The police in Italy have launched an inquiry into Nigeria’s most infamous deep water oil block, OPL 245.By this action, they join the British, who in July last year also began a probe of the allegation that money laundering may have been involved in a $1.3 billion Nigerian oil bloc deal involving Royal Dutch Shell and Italy’s Eni SpA.According to previous newspaper reports in Nigeria, the two companies are alleged to have paid as much as $1.092 billion to the Nigerian government, using a JPMorgan Chase Bank in London.  The government had a parallel agreement to pay the money to Malabu

Al-Mustapha Nigeria deserves institutional revolution to foster unity

THE former intelligence and security officer to the former Nigeria’s military dictator, late Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has said Nigeria deserved institutional revolution, through tolerance, understanding, statesmanship, knowledge, commitment and honesty to be united, irrespective of who or where we are.Al-Mustapha stated this on Wednesday, in Abuja, at the second one-day Christian/Muslim interactive conference on peace, unity and justice.He said “Indeed, Nigeria is sick; our problem as Nigerians is lack of mutual trust, lack of understanding and greed.