MAIDUGURI — The Shehu of Borno and Chairman of Borno State Traditional Rulers’ Council, Alhaji Abubakar El-Kanemi, has blamed the security challenges occasioned by activities of Boko Haram Islamist sect in the state on alleged marginalisation by Federal Government. El-Kanemi said that Federal Government had marginalised the state for so long in terms of appointments at the federal level and provision of social amenities.
Four convicts who had been on the death row were Monday executed by hanging in Benin City, capital of Edo State, south-south Nigeria. The execution which took place in the premises of the Benin City Central Prisons, has however elicited condemnation from Amnesty International. In a statement, the international human rights group, called on Nigerian government for restraint in carrying out the execution which it said was confirmed by a court yesterday in Benin City.
The people of Ogoni have again said they would mobilize their youths to resist the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) from operating in their land,
THE Guardian Tuesday, May 28, 2013 carried the report of the interview of The Patriot’s Chairman, Prof Ben Nwabueze and Chief Solomon Adun Asemota (SAN) a member. In that interview, the two leaders maintained that the way to “save Nigeria from Anarchy” was by the convening of a National Conference” and the Arewa, the conclave of the Northern Elders, are in agreement on that proposition. “My argument,” says Asemota, “is if the ideological issues were not discussed and we continue the way we are going, Nigeria will collapse.
Work on the long-awaited second Niger bridge has commenced. Wolfgang Goetsch, Managing Director of Julius Berger stated this at the 43rd annual general meeting of the company in Abuja. Goetsch also said the Federal Government had given Julius Berger a letter of intent, which would enable it to do preliminary work such as, soil testing and engineering design.
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A bloodbath may be imminent in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State after Fulani herdsmen allegedly robbed and raped women in the area some days ago. The PUNCH also learnt that two residents were also reported to have been killed by the herdsmen recently, a situation that has made the residents to live in fear. A resident of the area alleged that the herdsmen had few days ago raped some young girls and middle-aged women and robbed motorists along Adani-Nsukka highway of their valuables and cash.
President Goodluck Jonathan and a former Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), held a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday. The meeting, which a Presidency source described as one-on-one, came less than 24 hours after the media reported Danjuma to have said the country’s economy was in tatters. The source said although he was not privy to the subject of their discussion, the meeting did not look like one between the President and a man, who criticised the nation’s leadership the previous day.
Nigerians above age 18 years, who intend to travel to Britain may be forced to pay a deposit of £3,000 (N720,000) to obtain a six month visa, according to a new policy being considered by the government. According to a report yesterday in British newspaper, The Independent, the new immigration policy when enforced, would target travellers from Nigeria, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India whose citizens are termed “high risk” visitors.
Roadside shops by day, brothels at night. I can take on 20 men on a good day’. Pregnant hawkers charge N400, sell babies for N80,000 – N120,000 To the uninformed, Oba junction near Onitsha, which leads to Nnewi, the acclaimed ‘Japan of Africa’, along the Onitsha- Owerri expressway in Anambra State, is a mere stop-over relaxation spot for mainly drivers of heavy-duty trucks and trailers on long distance travels. This explains the concentration of makeshift shops and drinking joints competing for space on both sides of the road.