THE Rivers State Police command yesterday raided an arms depot allegedly belonging to leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, in Rumuodemanya part of the stateRead More
Dangote, until his election, was the First Vice President of the NSE, emerged the President, following his appointment by the NSE Council members in Lagos.Read More
THE amnesty promised militant groups in the Niger Delta by President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua commences today amid confusion as the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has disowned its commander in charge of Bayelsa axis, General Boyloaf, who is already holding talks with the President in Abuja and relieved him of his position as its commander.Read More
ABUJA â€” FOLLOWING allegations that Mohammed Yusuf, leader of the religious sect, Boko Haram, was hurriedly killed after he was earlier captured alive in order to shield his sponsors who are influential members of the society, President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua yesterday directed the National Security Adviser (NSA) to carry out a full scale investigation into the matter.Read More
â€œThe FG shall pay N300,000 per an AK47 and two magazines.
â€œThe Federal Government shall construct sustainable three bedroom flats at low cost. The buildings which must be constructed in their places of choice within the Niger Delta, shall be exclusively for militants and sundry youths who shall undertake to pay the cost due within ten years.â€
Meanwhile, demand for foreign exchange in the official market has risen more than threefold since the introduction of WDAS on July 13. Analysis of the foreign exchange demand and sales in the six auctions conducted by the CBN before and after the introduction of WDAS shows demand for foreign exchange shot up by 351 per cent to $3.16 billion from $861.8 million.Read More
This is in the wake of wide condemnation of the killing of the sectâ€™s leader, Mohammed Yusuf, by groups including the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Action Congress (AC), and the Yoruba Pan-social organisation, Afenifere.Read More
By Emma Amaize Warri – Participants at a workshop organized by the Human Rights Defenders Organization of Nigeria (HURDON) in Warri, Delta State on the amnesty granted militants by the Federal Government have urged freedom fighters in the Niger-Delta region not to surrender their arms, as the Federal Government has no post-amnesty plan for revolutionists.
By Kolade Larewaju NO fewer than 20 passengers were yesterday crushed on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway by a truck during a robbery operation. Hours before the 20 victims met their untimely death, two passengers lost their lives in an accident on the Ijebu-Ode/Ore end of the expressway when two vehicles were involved in another accident on
By Jide Ajani, Deputy Editor THE push for electoral reformsÂ Â launched in Abuja on Thursday by some prominent politicians in the country is not all about reforms, according to indications. Former Lagos governor, Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu; one-time speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Naâ€™Abba;Â former national chairman of PDP, Chief Audu Ogbeh; former
By Daniel Idonor Abuja – THE Presidency today broke its silence over the lingering controversy on the status of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State, which was upgraded to a degree-awarding institute, by the former President Olusegun Obansanjoâ€™s government; declaring that the Petroleum University remains in Effurun, as â€œthere has been no reversal
State Coordinator explained that it was natural for the corps members to have reacted to the story the way they did, stressing that despite the fearful expression no member of the scheme has ever been caught down in numerous religious crises in the ancient city.Read More
Mohammed Yusuf in a media interview said, â€œDemocracy and the current system of education must change, otherwise this war that is yet to start will continue for long.â€ And this has proved true as the clash which started in Bauchi has escalated to other neighbouring states like Borno, Adamawa, Kano and KatsinRead More
LEADER of Boko Haram, the Islamic sect blamed for days of deadly violence in Nigeria has been killed in custody, police officials sayRead More
Names of the six persons rescued from under the rumbles of the collapsed building were Haolu, Sola, Muritala Abubakar, Yausa, Rilwan Garuba, Muritala Suleman, Lawan Adam and they were immediately taken to a nearby hospital in Asokoro.Read More