Jonathan spends N260bn on 30,000 ex-militants

The Federal Government has spent at least N260bn on ex-Niger Delta  militants between 2009 and 2013 through both the amnesty programme and  oil pipeline protection deals, SUNDAY PUNCH investigations have shown. About N248bn has been spent through the amnesty programme to pay  monthly stipends to ex-militants and on their training, both in the  country and abroad.…

Why A Northern Christian Candidate For President Won’t Work By Sheik Ahmad Gumi

Outspoken Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi has said that a Northern Christian candidate for President under the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) would not work in Nigeria’s 2015 elections. He made the comment while analyzing the political developments in Nigeria in an interview with SaharaTV on Saturday. Northern Christians he said needed to rebuild confidence…

Nigeria in war situation —Aregbesola

 Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has declared that the Federal Government was waging war against its citizens with the reduction in the monthly allocations to states and local governments. Speaking, yesterday, in Ejigbo, Osun State, at the commencement of a retreat organised for members of the state House of Assembly on the 2014 Budget,…