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Jos: Soldiers get shoot-at-sight order

Soldiers patrolling Jos, Plateau State capital, received shoot-at-sight orders yesterday after a group of youths killed an ad-hoc staff of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and set his body on fire on Monday. Army spokesman, Capt. Charles Ekeocha, who confirmed the new orders yesterday, said “the best option is to make sure you stop the […]

Northern Leaders, Atiku, in fresh plot against Jonathan

THE Northern Political Leaders Forum, NPLF, and its consensus candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, have gone back to the drawing board to map out fresh strategies on the way forward, Vanguard can reveal. Vanguard can also reveal that the possible outcome of consultations being made by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar do not point in the […]

Arms shipment: Nigeria trial ‘ll expose Iran gun-running

A trial in Nigeria at the end of the month is expected to expose details of an Iranian arms smuggling operation in Africa run by the Revolutionary Guards’ clandestine arm, the al-Quds Force. An Iranian, Azim Aghajani, identified by Nigerian authorities as a senior officer in the al-Quds Force, faces charges of smuggling 13 shipping […]

Police chiefs meet over security threat

THE police high commands in Abuja and Jos yesterday held an urgent security meeting to address the renewed security threat, which led to the latest killing of citizens in Jos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after a series of bomb explosions.    The meeting came after one person was killed in Jos the Plateau […]

Bank Crisis will soon be over

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has stated in Lagos, that the crisis currently rocking some of the nation’s financial institutions would soon be a thing of the past. Giving the assurance on Tuesday, at the official commissioning of Super-flux International new ultra-modern factory in Lagos, the CBN governor argued that […]

Ciroma, others in fresh plan to stop Jonathan •Ask Atiku to head for court

NORTHERN leaders, under the aegis of the Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPLF), have mandated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to commence legal action against President Goodluck Jonathan, who won the January 13 presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). Sources told the Nigerian Tribune that the leaders, at a meeting in Abuja, on January 15, ratified […]

Sad Story: Tears for a daughter’s murder

SINCE her husband’s death, Mrs. Catherine Asuquo Udo of No. 5, David Iyah Street, Mbiabong Anyanya, on the outskirt of Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, had held her family together by dint of hardwork and the grace of God. A petty trader, she managed to train her children in school, among them, her beautiful […]

Why Nwodo was sacked –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said the resignation of Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo as National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was a good development that would move the party forward. The President who spoke with aviation correspondents yesterday at the Lagos Airport on arrival from Abuja said the party was working very hard to move […]

JTF warns MEND over threat to resume attack

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) has warned the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) over its plans to attack interests in the downstream petroleum sector. According to the JTF, the threatened attack which MEND said would be launched because of the continued trial of those held in connection with the Independence […]

My Role As Enemy Of The State

By Okey Ndibe ( okeyndibe@gmail.com)-Jan 18, 2011 I arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on January 8 for what I imagined – or hoped – would be a routine two-week visit to Nigeria. Within moments of arrival, I came to realize that my trip would be anything but normal. The plain-clothed immigration officer, […]

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