Army destroys 98 illegal refineries

The 4 Brigade of Nigerian Army in Benin says it has carried out 592 anti-oil bunkering raids and destroyed  98 illegal refineries in the last one month.The Brigade Public Relations Officer, Capt. Abubakar Abdullahi, made the development known at the destruction site of two truckloads of illegally refined petroleum products in Benin on Thursday.Abdullahi said…

Senator Omar Sanda Nwachukwu: The killer of his own people to Leads South-east Delegates to National Conferece

Former Minister of External Affairs, Senator Ike Nwachukwu, was yesterday appointed as the leader of delegates of the South-east geo-political zone to the National Conference billed to be inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday next week.Briefing journalist at the end of a four-hour closed door meeting of the South-east governors and delegates to the conference from the zone, the Chairman of South-east Governors’ Forum and Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, said Prof. Monsignor Obiora Ike and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to United States, Prof. George Obiozor were appointed as deputy chairman and secretary respectively.

National Conference: Soyinka Cautions Yoruba Delegates against Making Case for Disintegration

Former Ogun State governorship aspirant on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Kayode Soyinka, has advised Yoruba delegates to the National Conference, not to push the case for the possible break away of Yorubaland from the Nigerian federation too far.He said the Yorubas should be more cerebral in their thinking and proffering superior, more convincing and workable solutions to the numerous developmental challenges facing the country.The three-time governorship aspirant made the appeal while speaking as a special guest at the meeting of the Afenifere Renewal Group

Another iroko falls as Ralph Uwechue dies

Another mighty iroko has fallen with the death of erudite diplomat, internationally renowned publisher and one-time President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador Ralph Uwechue.Uwechue, according to a reliable source close to his family, died earlier today, aged 80.Though his death is yet to be formally announced, tributes are already pouring in for the departed giant. In his tribute, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, President of Aka Ikenga, the Igbo think tank, told News Express: “Ambassador Uwechue was a great man, a diplomat, a leader of people, an author, a publisher and a respected Igbo leader. We will miss his mature advice.” 

Fulani herdsmen sack Suswam’s village, kill 22

FEW days after Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue state escaped death when his convoy ran into an ambush by suspected Fulani mercenaries at Tse-Akanyi in Guma local government area, his entire village at Anyii in Logo local government area has been sacked by the suspected mercenaries.The invaders also slaughtered over 22 persons whose corpses, Vanguard gathered were still trapped in the farms at Anyii and Ayilamo where the fleeing locals believe the mercenaries have set up their camps.Governor Suswam who, yesterday led Journalists, the Benue State Police Commissioner, Mr. Adams Audu and a team of Police officers

Palpable fear grips “one Nigeria” believers as Biafra prepare for war: Gowon, others urge Britain to invest in Nigeria.

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has charged British entrepreneurs to take the lead in investing in Nigeria.Gowon, who identified many areas of strategic partnership between both nations, made the call in London at the Nigerian Business Roundtable organised by the UK Institute of Director as part of the Commonwealth Day celebration.He said both…