AHEAD of the 2015 Presidential election, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, yesterday, asked his kinsmen, the Igbos, to jettison the idea of producing the next president, saying it would not be feasible because of lack of unity in the zone. According to him, the Igbos are not just ready to produce the country’s president. He also said if the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP must get it right and move away from its present crises, the National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, members of the National Working Committee, NWC must go, adding that ”the PDP must clear the desk, including Bamanga Tukur, to get it right.”
The Nigerian Army has uncovered a live bomb at the construction site of the proposed 344 Artillery Regiment at Ezillo in the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi.
FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, some South-South elders and stakeholders have urged the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to expel Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State if he did not resign honourably from the party. Calling on Amaechi to resign from the PDP, they said his resignation would enable him concentrate on his war of acrimony against the leadership of the PDP, adding that if failed to resign as a member of the party, the national leadership of the PDP should expel him from the party to restore sanity to the PDP as well as serve as deterrent to other ”renegade members.”
The Lagos State Government has allegedly deported no fewer than 70 persons from the city of Lagos to Onitsha in Anambra State. It was gathered that the people who were transported in a truck arrived Onitsha at about 2.30am yesterday accompanied by armed policemen who returned to Lagos shortly after the ‘human cargo’ was off loaded. Some of those who were brought in said they were detained for crimes they did not commit before they were subsequently moved out of the state. But the Commissioner for Information in Lagos State, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba denied the speculations that the government deported 67 persons from Lagos.
Tension has risen sharply in northern Nigeria following the conversion of a pastor’s daughter from Christianity to Islam. While the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and its affiliate groups allege that the Igbo girl was abducted by Muslim fanatics, forcibly converted and married off, Muslims insist that she converted voluntarily and is with them based on her request.
Business activities at Excellent Plaza mini market, near the Onitsha Main Market, were brought to an abrupt end, yesterday,
THOUSANDS of air travellers were, yesterday, stranded in Lagos and other airports across the country, following scarcity of Jet A1 commonly known as aviation fuel, crippling flight operations in most parts of the country. Investigation by Vanguard revealed that the scarcity started on Monday, forcing some of the airlines to either delay, cancel or merge their flight operations. At the time of this report, no reason has been given for the scarcity.
THE Senate yes-terday said it never did anything new to the 1999 constitution, following its failure to expunge section 29(4)(b), noting that the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led Review Committee had recommended it for deletion on the premise that it was discriminatory. This came as the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, expressed concern about the passage by the Senate. Similarly, former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, had last year rebuked Senator Sani Yerima for “child slavery”. This is even as human rights activitsts, Mrs. Marian Uwais, said Yerima’s ideas were not in the Sharia, wondering where he got them from.
The Boko Haram sect has denied entering into any ceasefire agreement with the Federal Government. The group stated this in a new video by its leader, Abubakar Shekau.
By Pamela Eboh After months of reprieve, kidnappers are getting back to their old game in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria. They went on rampage over the weekend, killing one person, abducting one and injuring another.