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Boko Haram Gives Christians Leaving in the North 3 Days to leave; Calls on Muslims in the South to Return Home

(CNN) — The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has issued an ultimatum giving Christians living in northern Nigeria three days to leave the area amid a rising tide of violence there. A Boko Haram spokesman, Abul Qaqa, also said late Sunday that Boko Haram fighters are ready to confront soldiers sent to the area under […]

Emergency rule in four states divides citizens

President still chasing shadows, say ACN, Rep He is on course, Mark, Aliyu, AYCF, NBA others AS emergency rule takes root in 15 local councils across Borno, Niger, Plateau and Yobe states, opinions were divided yesterday as to the appropriateness of the step. Niger State Governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, yesterday backed President Goodluck Jonathan on […]

Soldiers guard churches in Ogun,cleric seeks better policing

  CHURCHES in Ogun State held peaceful crossover and New Year services on Saturday and yesterday. Thousands of Christians trooped to their worship centres to end the outgone year and move into the New Year. Unlike the fear that pervaded some states, especially in the north due to attacks by members of the Boko Haram […]

Sports: Everything went wrong – Amiesimaka

CHIEF Adokiye Amiesimaka, a former Nigerian international and a lawyer, spoke with Chukwudi Akasike NOT much was achieved in 2011 in Nigerian sports. What in your view went wrong? I don’t think anything went wrong in 2011. I think everything went wrong before 2011. What happened in 2011 was just a culmination of bad decisions […]

Arsenal target Taiwo, Bridge

Arsenal are reportedly considering a loan bid for AC Milan defender Taye Taiwo. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking sign a left-back on loan before the end of the month as he continues to be without the likes of Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs and Andre Santos. And according to the Sunday Mirror, Wenger will look […]

Perpetrators of Ebonyi killings’ll be arrested –Elechi (We’ll believe it when we see it)

The Ebonyi State Government on Sunday said it had beefed up security in the state to prevent further blood letting and killings of its citizens. The state government’s assurance was in response to last Saturday’s renewed killing of over 52 members of Ezillo Community in Ishielu Local Government Area of the  state. Meanwhile, the state […]

Insecurity: Jonathan, Rep disagree on leadership style

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday defended his leadership style, saying he had been slow in taking decisions on national issues because of his belief in consulting widely. Jonathan said at the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja, where he and his family joined other Christians to mark the New Year that expereince had taught him that […]

Ex-militants to stop agitation for amnesty

Some Niger Delta ex-militants have signed an undertaking to stop protests against their alleged exclusion from the amnesty programme. Our correspondent learnt that the State Security Servcie ensured the ex-militants signed the undertaking on December 23 due to the security problems in the country. The SSS was said to have viewed the protests as a […]

Boko Haram: Kumuyi rejects self-defence call

Boko Haram: Kumuyi rejects self-defence call January 2, 2012 by Oyetunji Abioye 151 Comments THE General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, on Sunday rejected the call on Christians to defend themselves against attacks by Boko Haram. Christian Association of Nigeria President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, while reacting to the Christmas Day […]

Emergency: FG deploys more soldiers in Jos, Maiduguri

Emergency: FG deploys more soldiers in Jos, Maiduguri January 2, 2012 by Oluwole Josiah, Abuja 14 Comments More soldiers have been deployed in Madalla, Niger State, Jos and Maiduguri, following the declaration of state of emergency in 15 local governments of the state by the Federal Government. Also, residents of Maiduguri reported a sharp increase […]

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