ONE hundred days after the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, met with parents of the girls. At the closed-door meeting were 53 of the girls, who had earlier escaped from their abductors as well as representatives of Chibok community and other stakeholders.Read More →
Former Head of State and chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, x-rayed current political developments in the country and concluded that Nigeria was headed for the brink.Read More →
There was a clear indication last night that former Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako, who was sacked last week, had fled the country.
A competent source confirmed to Vanguard exclusively that the governor was not in Nigeria, having left the shores shortly after he was impeached by the state House of Assembly over alleged gross misconduct.Read More →
AFTER fruitless attempts to pin down and arrest impeached Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, the Federal Government appears to be under pressure to declare him wanted.Read More →
Hell was literally let loose, yesterday, in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital as supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, engaged in a free-for-all, using dangerous weapons over attempts to impeach the state governor, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura by the state House of Assembly.Read More →
Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd.), yesterday, lamented that insurgents appear to be having an upper hand in the country at the moment and tasked President Goodluck Jonathan to bring the insurgency to an end.Read More →
There were indications last night that the impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, might be arrested by security agents and charged to court for alleged treason.Read More →
UNABLE to reach an agreement on three major fund-related issues, the National Conference, yesterday, threw back the key issues to the Federal Government to work out and adjourned till August 4.Read More →
There were indications last night that the panel raised by the Adamawa State House of Assembly to probe the allegations of misappropriation of funds had indicted the state governor, Murtala Nyako. Also, the panel might have cleared his deputy, Bala James Ngilari. The panel is expected to submit its report to the state House of Assembly today.Read More →
THE National Conference was, yesterday, thrown into confusion as moves to reach a compromise on recommendations ended in deadlock sparking off chaos at the plenary session. The rowdy situation forced the house to adjourn abruptly till Monday to prevent the exchanges from degenerating to fisticuffs.Read More →
THERE were protests on the floor of the National Conference, yesterday, as the Elders’ Committee raised the 13 per cent derivation to 18 per cent.Read More →
Last minute spirited efforts by two former heads of state to stave off the axe of impeachment hanging over the head of embattled Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, are not yielding fruits.Read More →
THE planned showdown between southern and northern delegates at the ongoing National Conference over reshaping the power configuration in the country, turned into an anti-climax, yesterday, after conference chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi ruled against reversion of positions adopted last week.Read More →
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.Read More →
About 12 soldiers including a colonel, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, three policemen and four civilians were feared killed at the weekend when about 200 terrorists operating in many Toyota Hilux vehicles attacked Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The structure housing the Divisional Police Headquarters in the area, markets, houses and vehicles were also destroyed during the encounter between the terrorists and the armed forces.Read More →
Soldiers yesterday went on rampage, grounding human and vehicular movements along Ikorodu road, Lagos, following allegations that a commercial bus belonging to the Lagos State government ran over one of them, killing him at the Palmgrove bus stop at about 9:00 am.Read More →
DELEGATES at the National Conference, yesterday, voted for rotation of Presidency between the North and South and among the six geo-political zones. The delegates, however, shot down a proposal for a single term of six years for the President.Read More →
More than 50 people, including 16 members of the Vigilante outfit, also known as Civilian JTF, were killed, yesterday when a Peugeot 505 saloon car conveying charcoal and wired with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, exploded in the busy Monday Market in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. About 68 others were seriously injured.Read More →
Almost three months after Boko Haram terrorists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, the military announced, yesterday, that it has arrested one of the sect’s leaders, who was one of the abductors.Read More →
Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram Islamic sect, yesterday, attacked some communities in Chibok and Biu local government areas of Borno State, killing no fewer than 51 people. Those killed were mostly Christian worshippers. Five churches including Cocin, EYN and Deeper Life Bible Church in Kwada village, about 10 kilometres from Chibok were also burnt down when the gunmen laid ambush on them during church service.Read More →
The wave of bombings by suspected Boko Haram insurgents across the country continued at the weekend after 13 persons were killed in an attack in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State.Read More →
As outrage from within and outside Nigeria continues to trail last Wednesday’s bomb blast in Abuja, which claimed 22 lives and left 50 others injured, some of the survivors have narrated their close shave with death.
The Department of State Security, DSS, on its part disclosed that security agencies actually obtained intelligence reports two weeks ago that the terrorists planned to attack a busy shopping mall or market in Abuja. Major markets in the city were virtually deserted, yesterday, following the bomb blast.Read More →
A third deadly explosion in the Federal capital territory, Abuja in two months, yesterday, exploded at a shopping mall, EMAB Plaza, adjacent BANEX Plaza, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, at 3. 50 pm. It killed no fewer than 21 persons and injured 17 others. The extremist Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the two explosions in April and May in Nyanya, a suburb of the capital.Read More →
No fewer than 38 persons, including women and children, were killed on Monday night in separate attacks on Fadan Karshi and Nandu villages in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.Read More →
At least 91 persons, were said to have been abducted by suspected Islamic militants between Thursday and Sunday from the Kumanza,Yaga and Dagu, Damboa and Dagu, Damboa and Askira Uba Local Government Areas of Borno State, local vigilante officials said yesterday night.Read More →
Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, said he won the election because of his past performance and catering for the welfare of the people.
Fayose spoke to reporters on how he took Ekiti state from the incumbent governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Less than 48 hours after the Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh dismissed as untenable, rumours in some quarters of a possible coup d’etat in the country, the All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday called on the international community and Nigerians to prevail on President Goodluck Jonathan not to derail the country’s democracy.Read More →
Outrage, yesterday, trailed the fencing off of some governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Ekiti State by agents of the Federal Government hours before the police placed a 60-hour restriction on movements into and out of the state.Read More →
Against the backdrop of security challenges confronting the country and insinuations making the rounds of a possible coup d’ etat, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has dismissed as untenable, such rumours insisting that the military would do everything to defend democracy and its growth in Nigeria.Read More →
THE Defence Headquarters disclosed, yesterday, that one of the most wanted terror kingpins of the Boko Haram group was among the 486 suspected insurgents arrested last Sunday on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. They were arrested by soldiers from the Asa Military Base, 14 Brigade, Ohafia Barracks, Abia State.Read More →
SOLDIERS from the Asa Military Base of 14 Brigade, Ohafia Barracks, Abia State, Sunday arrested 486 suspected insurgents including eight girls. The arrest was made same day bombs were uncovered and defused in a church in neighbouring Imo State.Read More →
THE police, yesterday, averted what could have amounted to the worst disaster in the southern part of the country by terrorists, as it defused three improvised explosive devices, IEDs, carefully planted in the Living Faith Church, (Winners Chapel), Owerri that accommodates more than 10,000 worshippers.Read More →