Police van burnt over death of 3 in Lagos

A police patrol van was, on Sunday morning, set ablaze by an angry mob, while some policemen were injured, as hoodlums protested the death of a commercial motorcyclist at Awoyaya area of Ajah, Lagos State.ADVERTISEMENTThe mob was reportedly angered by the death of the commercial motorcyclist and his two passengers, when they were being chased…

States Creation: North & South head for showdown

A stormy session is expected today as Northern and Southern delegates at the ongoing National Conference head for a showdown over power configurations in the consideration of the report of the Committee on Devolution of Powers. The North, Vanguard learnt, is especially concerned with recommendations of the committee adopted last Thursday that could put the…

How Jonathan was misled about Boko Haram

Below is the academic proposition by some scholars in the US to the Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.  The letter was copied to Ambassador Johnnie Carson, then Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Their argument, put forward in strong terms, is that the Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna Lidawati wal Jihad, otherwise known as Boko…

Maybe a good person in a very wrong political party: North survives on govt–Sen. Kanti Bello

By DICKSON OKAFORThe just concluded national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been described as a milestone in the polit­ical history of Nigeria. Senator Kanti Bello came to this conclusion after the opposition party ap­pointed national leaders recently in Abuja. The maverick politician and three-term lawmaker, who represented Katsina North in the Senate…

2015: Opposition floods so-called South with Northern migrant voters •Arrested suspects open up •As security reports fingers Senator

TOP flight security reports arising from arrests of northerners in the southern region have revealed a plot by one of the leading opposition parties to flood the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones with northern migrant voters ahead of the 2015 presidential polls.ADVERTISEMENTThe plot, already under implementation, has led to movement of thousands of northerners to…