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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.Continue Reading →
But for the quick intervention of men of the security agencies, the bombers, who detonated the explosives that destroyed parts of EMAB plaza causing the loss of over 20 people, may have planned to set off another explosion in another part of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Sunday Vanguard can reveal authoritatively.Continue Reading →
From the 2010 Independence Day car bombing at the Eagles Square to the daring attack on Police Headquarters in 2011, down to the strike on the United Nations building, not forgetting the deadly ThisDay Newspapers’ building attack in 2012, the Nyanya bomb explosion and, of course, Wednesday’s devastating attacks on Emab Plaza in Abuja, acts of terrorism appear to have permeated the polity, leaving everyone and every place completely vulnerable.Continue Reading →
Events leading to Ekiti election negate the principles of a free, fair and credible election — Lai Muhammed
With thousands of armed troops, police, state security and civil defense personnel deployed to Ekiti, the state, during the June 21 gubernatorial election, was simply under lock down, according to the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while faulting the process that led to the outcome of the poll won by Mr Ayodele Fayose of the PDP and the APC candidate, Governor Kayode Fayemi, lost.Continue Reading →
NOBEL laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, wants President Goodluck Jonathan to tell Nigerians who authorised the military to prevent some governors of the All Progressives Congress,APC, from attending the final governorship election campaign in Ekiti State, describing the action of the army as unconstitutional.Continue Reading →
There were strong indications, yesterday, that the security services have commenced a high-level investigation of a monarch in northern Nigeria, suspected to have links with the members of the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, which, in English, means, “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”, otherwise known as Boko Haram.Continue Reading →
The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa, in this interview, links the crisis in the institution to the reaction of some people to the reform agenda of his administrationContinue Reading →
One of the most famous quotes from the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign during the run up to the presidential election in 2011 was his reference to his humble beginning in rural Otuoke, Bayelsa State.Continue Reading →
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe has said that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is not clueless, stressing that he has achieved more than any president in the history of the country. He noted that the president has recorded success and transformed the country in the face of insurgency.Continue Reading →
In this interview with Ben Agande, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, speaks on why the Federal Government will not swap Boko Haram detainees with the Chibok schoolgirls abducted on April 14, some 50 days agoContinue Reading →
As the number two man to a President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, widely regarded as dictatorial, Atiku had an overwhelming influence and relevance. So powerful was he that many state governors reportedly prevailed on him to run for presidency in 2003.Continue Reading →
Because today has become yesterday’s tomorrow, good sense should compel every leader to sow good seeds today in the belief that when today becomes yesterday, people can look back and appreciate good deedsContinue Reading →
But what this creates is a catch-22 situation whereby Jonathan, if seen to have been hounded out of power on account of this insurgency, would create a fresh life for another form of militancy, south of the Niger. The report would conclude that bad as things are today, Nigeria can ill-afford a country that may become discombobulate because of an insurgency from the North and fresh militancy affecting Nigeria’s crude production in the south.Continue Reading →
“Already, our troops are smoking the terrorists out of their hiding places.
“For instance, one of their hideouts in Darazo, Bauchi State, has been bombed repeatedly and they are now on the run.
“The support we are also receiving from our foreign partners has upped the tempo and we are confident that soon, very soon, the parents would have their children back and, by God’s grace, in safe and sound health.
“We are closing-in on them. But there is a limit to what I can volunteer”.Continue Reading →
United states of America, USA, and Mexico are countries that border one another. Yet, their evolution as nations set them apart with the former far more prosperous. These excepts from ‘Why Nations Fail’ should be a reminder to Nigerian politicians who see 2015 as a do-or -die matter.Continue Reading →