The trial of three Lebanese accused of belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist group, and in ration the Kano arm find,
The Chief of Army Staff Lt General Azubike Ihejirika, has advised Nigerians not to panic over speculation of the spread of terrorists into other regions of the country, assuring that security moves were in top gear to monitor terrorists movements just as the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru also alerted Nigerians that Boko Haram terrorists have come out with new tactics to circumvent security measures put in place towards curtailing their activities in the North East. The new methods according to General Attahiru include resorting to attacks on soft targets and erecting snap road blocks on major highways in the north east. He however stressed that the Army has been responding swiftly through effective combat patrols both on air and land.General Attahiru said: “While the onslaught on the violence extremist organisation continues, the insurgents have devised methods
I have considered the way Nigeria is going and I thought she needs to grow and develop. But while I was in the public service, I couldn’t make comments on issues concerning leadership in the country but I secretly wrote articles which were published in The Guardian, for instance, “Why the Military Intrude in African Politics”, published in 1978. I retired voluntarily from the Customs and began thinking of how to write a book that will encapsulate all my ideas about leadership, growth and development. By that, I tried in my book,”Leadership & Developmental Issues in Nigeria: A Search for Development Strategies”, to make a distinction between growth and development. Growth is simply economic expansion where you produce and people consume and it does not translate to development. But development is when Political Leadership begin thinking in terms of how to bridge the gap, that is technological gap between us and developed countries of the world. This is done by building infrastructures, mass transit fares to move people, building aeroplanes, why can’t we build our own automobiles and automobile parts and couple them in this country and then sell to other countries? We need industrialisation,
BILIE Human Rights Initiative has declared that they are no longer fighting for the restoration of Biafra rather that they are figting for the independence of
The Senate dramatically rejected, on Thursday, via voice vote, the consideration of President Goodluck Jonathan’s
By Chijioke Ngobili One of the foremost Igbo intellectuals and a great historian fiercely told me after asking me a few questions about Abia State:
The Federal Government yesterday announced the commencement of the second marginal field licensing round for the sale of 31 oil fields. Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, at a press briefing in Abuja, said 16 of the oil fields on offer were located onshore, while the remaining 15 were in the continental shelf. The licensing round comes 12 years after the initial exercise. The marginal fields are small oil blocks which have been recovered from international oil companies due to their failure to develop them over time and are being sold to local firms to encourage increased Nigerian participation in oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities.
Kokori community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State was deserted yesterday after a fresh bloody clash between troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF) and armed youths loyal to the alleged notorious crime lord, Kelvin Ibruvwe, left at least two persons dead. The latest clash occurred less than 24 hours after the State Security Service (SSS) secured a court order to keep Ibruvwe for 90 days to enable it conclude its investigation. Sources said armed youths, who had laid siege to the community since the arrest of Ibruvwe two months ago, engaged in a gunfight with JTF troops, which lasted about one hour.
All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are working for the good of the country, Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido said yesterday. The governor spoke in Dutse, the state capital, while receiving former military Head of State Gen. Abdussalami Abubakar, who was rounding off his two-day visit to the state. Lamido, one of the G-7 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors crusading for internal democracy and good administration of the ruling party, described PDP National Chairman Bamanga Tukur as a “polio virus to Nigerian democracy”. Lamido, who declined to join the APC like five of his colleagues in the G7, described Tukur’s style of leadership as a threat to democracy, which people fought for, losing wealth and lives.
The leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, who was arrested yesterday in Cotonou, Benin Republic has been released. Mr. Dokubo was released after President Goodluck Jonathan personally intervened on his behalf with the Beninoise President Yayi Boni.Festus Keyamo, a civil rights activist and personal attorney to Mr. Dokubo confirmed his release to Saharareporters. Dokubo, who once bragged openly that his arrest will lead to the demise of Nigeria spent 36 hours with the Beninoise gendarmes before his release around 1 AM Nigerian time today.