We are seeing hell – Borno Elders

The Bornu Elders, Monday gave a graphic details of how life in Borno and the entire north east has been reduced to hell by the activities insurgents.Addressing a gathering of Northern Elders Forum in Kano, Zanna Hassan Boguma who delivered a goodwill message on behalf of Borno Elders Forum declared that the entire region is now engaged in full time war from enemy within.Boguma stated that “we have been seeing hell, our people are constantly decimated, our towns and villages razed, properties destroyed, schools and places of worship burnt, even innocent travelers were not spared” .

Abacha’s award: SERAP backs Soyinka, wants FG to disclose spending on centenary celebration

Former Head of State, Sani AbachaSocio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has backed Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka’s rejection of the centenary award, and said that “any public award to indicted corrupt public officials sends a wrong message and amounts to a triumph of corruption over public probity and integrity.”The organization also “wants the Federal…

2015 Imo guber ticket: Okorocha, aide on collision course

FROM GEORGE ONYEJIUWA,OWERRIAs preparations for the 2015 general elections intensify, Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and his former Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development and currently chairman of Imo State Housing cooperation, Prince Charles Onuoha may be heading for a collision over the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).It will be recalled that…

Top Military Officers Blast Maku for Warning Them Against Coup

The minister of information, Labaran Maku, is in trouble for daring to warn the military against intervening in the ongoing political logjam as top military officers have frowned against such ‘ill-advice’ from a civilian. With feelers coming from the military, the “talk-talk” minister may have advised a wrong audience as not fewer than seven top…

Boko Haram’s terrorists deadly blow on economy, peace

More than 1,300 people have died in the past two months as an insurgent Islamist group, Boko Haram, wages a rebellion rooted in poverty, corruption, religion and geography, writes The Guardian of LondonZakari Matazu had just got home when a deafening sound filled his ears and part of his wall cracked and fell to the floor, whipping up a cloud of dust. Then came another boom and his legs started shaking.“I walked outside my house, then I saw people running helter-skelter and people screaming, and at that point my legs could no longer carry me, so I just sat down on the ground,” he recalled. “That is when I saw my

Residents flee after Boko Haram’s terrorists threat letter

Residents of Auno, a village in Borno State have fled in droves along with their livestock to Maiduguri, the state capital, following a threat letter issued to the District Head of the village by the Boko Haram Islamic sect.This was even as seven policemen have allegedly been killed by the sect in an attack on another village in Adamawa State.This came few days after the sect’s deadly attacks on Mainok and Jakana villages, which claimed 84 lives.

Global stakeholders to assist Nigeria, Iraq produce new oil legislations

Players in the global oil and gas industry are set to step up efforts targeted at ensuring the enactment of new petroleum legislations in Nigeria and Iraq based on the prime position of the two countries.Nigeria and Iraq are frontline members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, with 37 billion barrels and 187 trillion standard cubic feet and 143 billion barrels and 128 trillion standard cubic feet of crude oil gas respectively.The countries, which petroleum industries have common features also have the promise of boosting global

President Jonathan hand pick National conference list of delegates sparks anger

Even before it begins, the National Conference is generating acrimony – the very ailment it is expected to tackle.The talk shop to which 492 delegates have been invited is to be inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan next Monday. It will be chaired by a retired Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Lagbo Kutigi.But the Ogoni in Rivers State, the Itsekiri of Delta State and Pensioners, among others, rejected the list yesterday. They are angry that they have been “sidelined”.