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.
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…
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…
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) presidential candidate in the 2011 election, Maj-Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday described the war against the Boko Haram sect as injustice against the North. Buhari spoke as “Guest of the Week” on Hausa programme of Liberty Radio, Kaduna.
Security operatives on Friday took over the premises of Amigo Supermarket, one of the biggest supermarkets in Abuja, over the proprietor’s alleged links to a terrorist group, Hezbollah.
By Peter Duru; Makurdi, Kingsley Omonobi; Abuja, Ndahi Marama; Maiduguri, Chris Ochayi Boko Haram paid us N5,000 to set fire on schools released – freed members Despite efforts by security agencies to stem the recurrent invasion of parts of Benue state by armed Fulani herdsmen, no fewer than 17 persons have been killed in Akough…
BY JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU, ABUJA MEN suspected to be kidnappers Friday morning stormed Obasanjo farms in Mfamosong, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State and kidnapped two Asians said to be staff of the Oil Palm Estate.
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.
By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North INDICATIONS emerged, Thursday, that the north might sanction prominent politicians from the region found to be fraternising with President Goodluck Jonathan with a view to scuttling its desire of occupying the Presidency in 2015.
By JIMITOTA ONOYUME PORT HARCOURT – THE people of Kula community in Rivers State, have threatened to shut down Shell Petroleum Development Company and Chevron Nigeria Limited operations in the area over alleged abandoned projects.