Kidnappers Free President Jonathan’s Uncle

The Police in Bayelsa have rescued Chief Nengite Nitabai, 70, PresidentGoodluck Jonathan’s uncle kidnapped on Feb. 23.Mr Hilary Okara, Commisioner of Police in the State, confirmed thedevelopment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria inYenagoa on Thursday.He said Nitabai was freed in Odioma community in Brass Local GovernmentArea of Bayelsa.Nitabai, a community…

President Jonathan Begging Aliyu Gusau To Rescind His Resignation As Minister of Defence

President Goodluck Jonathan has continued sending emissaries to help him convince his newly appointed Minister of Defence, Aliyu Gusau, to rescind his resignation.  The Minister was barely one week old on the job when he resigned today following an ominous blowout with the country’s military chiefs.As previously reported by SaharaReporters, Mr. Gusau followed up his decision, which reportedly shocked Mr. Jonathan, by refusing to attend the weekly cabinet meeting.  Presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati has claimed Gusau did not attend the meeting because he “had a flu.”

We seized Enugu Govt House for 4 hours, says Onwuka, BZM leader

Leader of the pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM, Barrister Benjamin Onwuka, has claimed responsibility for last Saturday’s invasion of Enugu State Government House. According to him,  members of the group took control of Enugu State seat of power for about four hours after they successfully hoisted the flag of the Republic of Biafra and some banners at the main gate.He briefed some newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Press Centre, Enugu,   yesterday, where he claimed responsibility for the invasion, which he said was primarily to reclaim the old headquarters of the former Biafra Republic.Onwuka dismissed speculations that the group was sponsored by politicians in Enugu State, explaining that the major target of the BZM

President Jonathan sets up Boko Haram Amnesty Committee, appoints members

In what appears to be a carrot-and-stick strategy, President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a new committee on Boko Haram specifically charged with developing an amnesty programme for aggrieved youths of Northern Nigeria.This is even as Nigerian forces and the Multinational Task Force intensify the onslaught against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East with a view to bringing an end to the insurgency.A similar amnesty strategy was employed by Jonathan’s erstwhile boss, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, to end militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

Northern Elders Forum Rejects National Conference As Lacking Constitutional Basis Or Authority

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has dismissed the National Conference, which is planned to commence next week, saying it lacks a constitutional basis or any form of legitimacy or authority to speak for the people of the North or other Nigerians.In a declaration adopted at the end of its meeting in Kano on Tuesday, the group said the proceedings, conclusions and recommendations of the National Conference are therefore of no consequence and will not be accepted by the people of the North.  It further added that the critical issues of national development are fairly well known and can be incorporated in amendments of the

YET ANOTHER BABY SOLD FROM BIAFRALAND: Imaobong Udoh, Sold Her 3-Day-Old Baby for an equivalent of $1500 (USD)

A nursing mother, Imaobong Udoh has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly selling her three-day old baby girl for the sum of N260,000.Imaobong UdohThe buyer, Mrs. Regina James; her husband, Mfon James; the traditional birth attendant who delivered the baby, Mrs. Comfort Henry; and Mr Emmanuel Okon, a homeopathic doctor,…

JONATHAN’S GOVT’ FLIP-FLOP: Refineries must be privatised, says Alison-Madueke.

Contrary to denials by the Presidency, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, said on Tuesday that the privatisation of the nation’s refineries remained the best way to tackle the problems in the petroleum sector.Alison-Madueke stated this when she appeared before the Joint Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream, Downstream and Gas) to defend…