IN furtherance of their search for a common position on burning issues in the polity and in readiness for the proposed National Conference, Igbo leaders from all divides are to meet in Enugu on December 12. The meeting is a follow up to the one held last Thursday and is to articulate common positions for the South-East geo-political zone . Vanguard gathered that issues and questions raised at the parley, included restructuring, fiscal federalism and devolution of power, what should be the federating units-states or geo-political zones? What should be the system of government, presidential or parliamentary? Should we have regional or state police? Hinting about the December 12 meeting, an Igbo leader, who attended last week’s parley said the leaders do not want the South-East to be short-changed in a
The Ijaw youth leaders have raised the alarm that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have infiltrated the Ijaw nation, with a view to distabilise the home base of President Goodluck Jonathan. Udengs Eradiri, who was declared President by the electoral committee of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), said they would resist all attempts to divide the Ijaw nation, as they would continue to back President Jonathan. Eradiri, who accused some members of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) of playing politics, declared that the IYC would not allow the opposition to use the organ to play politics.
A 30-year-old man, Umar Mohammed Kandahar has been sentenced to death by stoning by a Bauchi State Upper Sharia Court for impregnating his younger sister. However, Umar has appealed the judgement at the Bauchi State Shariah Court of Appeal and filed fresh bail application at the Bauchi State High Court. Court records made available to newsmen yesterday in Bauchi showed that Umar was arraigned before Upper Sharia Court, Unguwar Jaki by the Bauchi State Shariah Commission, where he was accused of impregnating his younger sister. Counsel to the Shariah Commission, Mr Dayyabu Ayuba told the court that the suspect, who was married with three wives forcibly had carnal knowledge of his sister, who was taken to his house by their father to take her to school. Ayuba said instead of taking her to school, Umar had sexual intercourse with her when she was 16 years old and she became pregnant. The offence was contrary to Section 136(1) of the Bauchi State Penal Code Law 2001, Ayuba said.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and business mogul, Chief Arthur Eze, has fingered Governor Peter Obi for the crisis that has trailed the governorship election in Anambra State held last Saturday. However, Anambra State government has dismissed the complaints of business mogul, Chief Arthur Eze about the recent governorship election in the state. Reacting to Eze’s declaration, Special Adviser to Governor Obi on Media, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, stated that the businessman was angry because his candidate lost the election. He accused Eze of trying to return to the government of Anambra after Obi had rescued the state from people like him.
The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered another round of investigation into crude oil sales and remittances by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The focus of the fresh investigation is on the “volume and value of crude oil sales and remittances” by the corporation from January 2013 to date. The investigation, which will last four weeks, is to be conducted by an ad-hoc committee of the House. The resolution of the House followed a motion moved by Mr. Haruna Manu, who raised the alarm that about $13.9bn crude oil revenue could not be accounted for by the NNPC. Manu, who quoted from statistics allegedly generated by the NNPC, told the House that the value for crude oil sales from January to August stood at $20.9bn.
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has fallen sick on the first day of his working visit to London. Jonathan left the Nigerian capital Abuja yesterday for the on-going meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council. However, according to Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Reuben Abati, “President Goodluck Jonathan became indisposed and could not be present at the opening of the meeting today. President Jonathan has since been examined by competent medical practitioners. “He has been advised to rest for a few days. “The Presidency wishes to assure all Nigerians that President Jonathan’s condition is nothing serious and that the medical attention he has sought is only precautionary.”
Habila Adamu of Yobe State, Nigeria describes how he miraculously survived being shot in the face with an AK47
Criminal Nigerian politicians set to legalise looting of public treasury before the collapse of the country
Treasury-Looting Government of Nigeria Moves to Avert Accounts lock-down overseas:————————————————————————————– The attention of world governments, Human Rights bodies and the United Nations are hereby drawn to the brazen and unashamed criminality that is called politics in Nigeria and its government. Just a few days ago, thanks to Radio Biafra London, the voice of the massacred, dehumanized, deprived and disenfranchised Indigenous People of Biafra, the world was put on notice on how those who champion the one-Nigeria agenda have been the very people perpetrating abominable crimes that is leading to the inevitable and eventual disintegration of the zoo.
E-X-P-O-S-E-D!!! APC at desperate attempt anyone individual willing to go Awka to protest will receive N5,000
Anambra Women’s After Governorship Election Protest. Women spokesperson opens up on their journey to state capital. **we were told that anyone individual willing to go Awka to protest will receive N5,000 cash and APC party uniform, but they paid us only N2,000. Mrs Njideka Nwaigwe was the spokeswoman for the women who protested last Sunday in Awka, Anambra state capital, about the conduct of the election and Ngige’s dismal performance in the election. Mrs Nwaigwe narrated her story at Aroma junction late Sunday evening after they finished the Protest rally assignment Awka.She recounted how she was getting ready to go to church when her neighbour called her that the bus has come to take them to Awka for protest rally.
The kidnapping of a young Christian woman and her forced conversion to Islam is part of an inhuman new strategy used by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram to rid the region of Christians, experts told FoxNews.com. After her escape from captivity of the radical Islamists, the 19-year-old Hajja told Reuters “I can’t sleep when I think of being there.” Boko Haram ruthlessly exploited Hajja as its domestic slave, compelling her to clean and prepare meals for the Islamic militia. Her chilling account of her captivity included Boko Haram using her as bait to lure civilian Nigerians working with the military into murderous traps. She witnessed Boko Haram Islamists slashing the throats of captured civilians.