President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Brigadier-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa as his new chief Of staff. Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said this in a statement today. Jonathan last Monday in controversial circumstances sacked Mike Oghiadomhe as his chief of staff. Abati said Arogbofa’s appointment is with immediate effect, adding that he has taken up his new post at the…

How 45 Directors At The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colluded With Nigeria’s Attorney General And Minister To Reverse Their Retirement

Some 45 directors at the federal  ministry of foreign affairs have colluded with the highly corrupt  Attorney General of the federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke and the  supervising minister of foreign affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri to  frustrate their retirement from plum foreign ambassadorial positions in a  situation that may yet redefine retirement of federal civil servants…

Dr Ekwueme to lead Igbo team to national conference

As the presidency begins to receive lists of delegates’ names for the national conference tomorrow, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has indicated that former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, is likely to lead other 14 people from the region to the conference.Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretary-General, Dr. Joe Nworgu, who disclosed this to Daily Sun yesterday in Enugu, said it was a difficult task for Ohanaeze to select 15 persons out of the over 1,500 Igbo who are eminently qualified to represent the region.He disclosed that as at Monday, they have the names of 30 persons from where the President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief Gary Igariwey, would narrow down to 15 after last minute consultations with critical stakeholders from the zone yesterday.

Yakubu Gowon Nigerians must be united

Former Head of State and Chairman, Board of Patrons of the Arewa Consultative Forum,  General Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday bemoaned Nigeria’s unending woes and said the country could only overcome its challenges through the unity of the citizens.Gowon, who spoke at the inauguration of the new officers of ACF,said no nation could thrive on the victory of factions.“It is very important to note that no nation thrives on the victory of factions, but through ultimate reconciliation,” the former Head of State said.He said that though the country’s politics and economy were going through hard times, the difficult times should spur national

US recommends Niger Delta model for North Boko Haram terrorists

THE United States has advised the Federal Government to adopt the Niger Delta Development Commission’s model for solving the problem of militancy in the Niger Delta to tackle insurgency in the north.US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said this on Tuesday at a press conference on the outcome of the Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission, in Abuja.Responding to a question on how to tackle the Boko Haram violence in the north, she said, “I think that we can learn from the Niger Delta Commission and what was done to arrest the violence that was taking place in the Niger Delta. I don’t know if the exact approach would work but I think some of the approaches that were taken in the Niger Delta could work in the north as well.”

Boko Haram terrorists Our hands are tied said Presidency

THE Presidency explained, yesterday, why the nation’s security forces have found it difficult to completely flush out from their hideouts, members of the Boko Haram sect, who have massacred innocent people and massively destroyed property in the North Eastern part of the country. It admitted that the situation was a complex one.It said the security forces were constrained by international conventions which prevent them from pursuing terrorists to foreign countries, while the civilian settlements are also co-located within the vicinity of the insurgents’ hideouts, making selective engagement tenuous and difficult.The Senate on its part, argued that the war on Boko Haram must be won by the security operatives.Addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, who was apparently

US To Partner Kano In Fight Against Terrorim

Boko Haram emir Abubakar Shekau makes his first major video appearance  United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas Greenfield, Monday expressed her government’s readiness to work with Nigeria and state governments in the country to help them address security problems bedeviling the nation.  According to Greenfield the September 11 terror experience is still…

HEART BREAKERS, T.A ORJI AND SON HAVE MURDERED SLEEP!; Wife of murdered aide of Abia Governor’s son is seven months pregnant.

The scale of the tragedy that happened at Saturday’s reception for  Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, South-East Nigeria, is becoming  clearer following the revelation that the wife of the murdered Mr. John  Ndukuba is carrying a seven month pregnancy. The poor woman just  completed her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme last  Thursday, February…

CONFESSION: I was responsible for Amaechi’s 2007 woes not Dr. Peter Odili – Obasanjo.

FORMER  President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he should be held responsible  for the travails of the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi,  before and after the 2007 governorship election.Obasanjo explained that rather than  blame Dr. Peter Odili, who was Amaechi’s predecessor, the state governor  should realise that he (Obasanjo) was fully in charge and…