Boko Haram terrorists Lack of gunships hinders military operations

The contribution of the Nigerian Air Force to the prosecution of the campaign against Boko Haram insurgents may remain insignificant unless the Federal Government provides  it with the right equipment, investigation by The PUNCH has revealed. It was gathered from military sources on  Tuesday  that the Air Force, which should have  added fillip to  the  ongoing military operations in the North-East, had not done much because of the type equipment at its disposal. They said that   the   service   largely uses  Alpha jets  which, according to them,  are 

National conference’ll transform Nigeria– Igbo leaders.

The Concerned Igbo Leaders of Thought on Monday said that the proposed national conference represented a vehicle for genuine transformation of Nigeria. The CILT, which is led by constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, stated this in Enugu, through its strategy committee. Deputy Secretary of the CILT, Rev. Elliot Ukoh, spoke for the group. Elliot said…

Obasanjo’s ex-lawyer asks court to stop national conference

A former counsel for ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, has asked an Abuja Federal High Court to stop the Federal Government from going ahead with the national conference scheduled to commence in the Federal Capital Territory this month. In the suit numbered FHC/ABJ/CS/167/204 and dated March 3, 2014, Abayomi argued that President Goodluck Jonathan…

No end, as Boko Haram terrorists kills another 40 in Borno

MAIDUGURI— In what appears to be total dominance of Borno State, Boko Haram terrorists, Monday night, invaded Jakana village in Konduga council area of the state, killing no fewer than 40 people including two policemen.The gunmen were said to have arrived the village around 10 pm in 21 Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles, as well as explosives and petrol-bombs.Other property destroyed in the multiple attacks include the police station, a primary school, mosque and several houses and huts of villagers.An unconfirmed report, however, said that dozens of the terrorists who attacked Jakana were bombed in a nearby Sambisa village by Air

You’ve no powers to stop Jonathan 2015, Jubril Aminu tells northern politicians

Northern politicians opposed to the re‑election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 have no power to stop him from running for a second term in office, former Petroleum Minister, a Professor Jubril Aminu, warned, yesterday.The former petroleum minister said while it was proper for people to hold their views in a democratic setting, it was wrong for some elements to cause avoidable political rancour over a matter that did not warrant any protracted argument.He pointed out that any Northerner who wanted to stop Jonathan from getting a second term should not try to stop him by stoking unnecessary debate, which the law court could settle, but should go to the poll to vote against him.

Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala 2015 would be brutal for economy

ABUJA—THE Coordinating Minister for the economy and Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo –Iweala, yesterday disclosed that with the country’s election looming, the 2015 would be a tough and brutal year in maintaining a strong macroeconomic performance the country has recorded in recent times. Okonjo–Iweala, however, assured that she is determined to ensure that the country’s strong macroeconomic performance of recent years and reform agenda do not slip.The finance minister who realises that she will be targeted by opposition politicians jostling for power ahead of elections in February 2015

Nigerian Army failed Jonathan despite all efforts; FG recruits’s forest guards to fight B’Haram

The Federal Government has resorted to recruiting forest guards to assist the Joint Task Force in combating Boko Haram insurgents in the northern part of the country.Most of the insurgents are believed to be using routes cutting through forests in states like Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa to smuggle arms into the country from Cameroon…