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Northern Governors’ Forum in crisis

More members of the Northern Governors’ Forum are preparing to withdraw their membership of the 19-member group in  protest over the May 24 Nigeria Governors’ Forum election.Investigations by The PUNCH on Monday showed  that the  governors are those sympathetic to Governor Jonah Jang, who heads a faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

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Renewed attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Nnenna Ukeje, has described the renewed attacks on Nigerians in South Africa as distressing. In a telephone interview in Ibadan on Sunday, the lawmaker said that the renewed attacks came at a time when Nigeria and South Africa had shown commitment to fostering…


Jonathan has not rewarded Igbo Uwazurike

By Tony Nwankwo *Says Achebe wrote Igbo English Chief Goddy Uwazurike is a Lagos-based legal practitioner and President, Aka Ikenga, the pan Igbo think-tank organisation. In this interview, he speaks on the development of the South-East, Boko Haram and other issues. Excerpts: We just lost Prof. Chinua Achebe. We already lost Cyprian Ekwensi and Chris…


Released Boko Haram detainees confess

From TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU, Maiduguri Fourteen boys initially detained but released yesterday by the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State in compliance with President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive, stunned journalists when they confessed they were informants and spies of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgent group.