Our Arms Are Resting Because Jonathan is President, Not Amnesty.

Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has said  Militants in the Niger Delta has suspended hostilities in the Region  simply because one of their own, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is the  President of Nigeria, not amnesty, NaijaSharpNews has gathered. Asari  Dokubo’s comments were registered in his reactions to the threat by the  Boko Haram terrorists to visit the Niger Delta…

Shocker: What the Kano Emirate Council Said to Jonathan Over Sanusi’s Sack

Kano Emirate Council has condemned the suspension of Malam Sanusi  Lamido Sanusi from the position of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  Governor.The Emirate council in a statement  Friday signed by Walin Kano,  Alhaji Mahe Bashir said “We viewed Mr. President action as a deliberate  witch-hunt of the governor for doing his job by letting Nigerians…

Centenary City: Traditional Chief Grumbles As FG Pays N319m Compensation To Host Community

Government released N319 million for payment of compensation to residents of Baruwa Community, Abuja, whose farms are to be used for the development of the Centenary City. The community, which is situated on Airport Road, Abuja, covers 1,200 hectares. Mr Okechukwu Francis, Director, Resettlement and Compensation in the FCT, made the fact known at an…

FG Makes U-turn, Denies Plan to Ban importation of Tokunbo Cars.

The Federal Government said it has no intention to ban the importation of fairly used vehicles, also known as tokunbo, into the country.The Minister of Industry,  Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun  Aganga, stated this on Friday during a facility tour of one of the  nation’s automobile assembly plants, Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria,  Kaduna.Aganga said despite…

Igbos urged to save language from extinction.

UNESCO, in 2012, predicted the extinction of the language The participants at a symposium to commemorate Mother Tongue Day, on  Friday, urged the Igbos to take pride in speaking their language to save  it from extinction. Speaking during the event organised by Umuada Igbo in Enugu, the  President-General of the group, Kate Ezeofor, urged parents, teachers,  care-givers…

Boko Haram terrorists: Outdated weapons hinder military operations

There are strong indications that the ongoing military operations against  insurgents in the North-East may have been seriously hampered by lack of modern military hardware and the prevalence of aging equipment in the Armed Forces.Saturday PUNCH learnt that the military had been faced with the difficult challenge of using mostly refurbished military hardware in the critical campaign against the deadly members of the Boko Haram sect.It was learnt that a good number of the military hardware in the country such as the Armoured Personnel Carriers, the Alpha Fighter Jets, the MIG Fighter Jets and the Helicopter gunships that were being used in the ongoing fight

Boko Haramterrorists: Fresh attacks cause tension in military

The renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East is causing serious tension in the military, even as the Service Chiefs are already charting new courses to ensure that the situation is arrested.Before the Service Chief’s assumption of office in January, there was a relative peace in the North East especially, as the former chiefs had tried to curtail the insurgents.It was this progress that made government to create 7 Division, Nigerian Army, as well as approved the handing over of all military operations in the North East to the Army by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ).

The role Sanusi played in the murder of Akaluka, and why the Abacha regime decided to lock him up for two years

* The regime identified the masterminds, so mandated its hit squad to eliminate the nine, including Sanusi. Fresh facts have emerged as to why the government of late Sani Abacha did not kill Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), governor, Lamido Sanusi, in 1995, after he and eight other jihadists mobilized crazed extremists to behead Gideon…