president Jonathan’s father kidnapped

There was panic in Otuoke, the community of President Goodluck Jonathan  in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Sunday night as the 70 years old Chief Inengite Nitabai believed to be the foster father of the president, was kidnapped.He was kidnapped by 10 armed gunmen who invaded his compound, located after the bridge, off Otu-Okpoti Ogbia Road.Checks indicated that Nitabai, who is the compound’s chief in Jonathan’s Ebele family, is also the head.

Lay down your arms, president Jonathan tells Boko Haram terrorists

President  Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Federal Government is still open to constructive dialogue with the Boko Haram sect to end insurgency in the North East zone of the country. The president stated this in Abuja yesterday when he declared open an international seminar on the Observance of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Internal Security Operations.

Southern leaders pass confidence vote in Jonathan

Leaders of Southern Nigeria have commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the remarkable progress made in the development of critical sectors of the country’s economy, particularly in the areas of power, transport, aviation, agriculture, as well as direct foreign investment. Rising from a Southern leaders’ summit in Calabar, Cross River State, comprising eminent Nigerians including former Vice President Alex Ekweme, Pa Olaniwu Ajayi, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu, Chief Emmanuel Inwuanyanwu, Dr. Edmond Daukuro, the Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom, they affirmed their support for the

‘B’Haram, no big deal’ – Gen. Shehu Yusuf

General Officer Commanding, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Shehu Yusuf,The  General Officer Commanding, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen.  Shehu Yusuf, has described the recurring terrorist attacks by the Boko  Haram Islamic sect in the North-Eastern part of the country as not a big  deal.Yusuf said if the relevant security agencies  came…

Alison-Madueke, others to be jailed if found guilty of ‘Missing’ $20bn’ – Presidency

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke and  other chief executives of parastatals under her ministry will be  arrested and prosecuted if indicted by the ongoing probe into the  alleged missing $20 billion from the account of Nigeria National  Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The assurance was given by the presidency while explaining reasons  for the removal…

Terrorists now in Benue? Gov Suswam Says Terrorists, not Herdsmen, are Killing in Benue

The Governor of Benue State, Governor Gabriel Torwua Suswam Tingir, has said those behind the sustained attacks and killings of innocent Benue indigenes are terrorists who only disguise as herdsmen, NaijaSharpNews correspondent in Makurdi has reported. Gov Suswam, in his comments made after the recent killings in the State  said the terrorists in Benue have…