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MEND destroys oil pipeline in Bayelsa, threatens more attacks

The deadly militant group based in Niger Delta region, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has carried out a devastating attack in Bayelsa State, destroying oil installations belonging to Agip. The attack was carried out after the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum issued by aggrieved ex-militants in the Niger Delta over their […]

FG to ban public officials from overseas medical trips –Minister

The Minister for Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has said that the federal government will soon wield the big stick against public officers travelling abroad for medical attention. He, however, said such trip will only be allowed if there is a proven fact that the attention the public officer seeks is not available in Nigeria either […]

Killing of Boko Haram leader was a big mistake —Argungu

Ex-deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Suleiman Argungu and incumbent national organising secretary of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), has said that Boko Haram is not targeted at President Goodluck Jonathan, as the group also wreaked havoc during the late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua government. He said that the Yar’Adua government goofed when leader […]

Alleged secession plot – FG puts Osun State Gov. Aregbesola on security watch for planning to secede from Nigeria

The Federal Government has mobilized virtually all security agencies in the country to put Osun State governor, Engr Rauf Aregbesola on 24-hour surveillance over an intelligence report generated by the Department of State Security (DSS) which accused the governor of creating an army of Islamic jihadists as a prelude to seceding from the Federal Republic […]

2015: Balarabe Musa Slams Clark, tells Jonathan to call his men to order

Almost three years away from the 2015 presidential election, political tempers are already rising across the country over suspected moves by President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the poll. Towards this end, prominent Niger Delta leaders, including First Republic information minister, Chief Edwin Clark have been making comments, warning that nothing will stop their kinsman from […]

Jonathan to sack indicted heads of parastatals for budgets lobbying

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he was going to use as scapegoats heads of parastatals that have been indicted by security report for lobbying the National Assembly to have their budgets increased, blaming them for failed budget implementations in the past. Jonathan dropped the bombshell after signing the 2012 Appropriation Bill into law at his […]

Group tackles Bayelsa gov over plan to hold ‘peace walk’

THE proposed plan by the Bayelsa State governor, Honour-able Henry Dickson, to hold a “peace walk” in Yenagoa, the state capital, was, on Thursday, criticised by a group, under the aegis of the Bayelsa Democratic Front (BDF), which said the development may “precipitate chaos of unprecedented magnitude in the state.” The government said the event […]

You can’t drain excess crude account •Okonjo-Iweala tells govs

THE Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has carpeted the state governors for their insistence on sharing funds from the Excess Crude Account, which now has a  balance of  $3.6billion rather than  saving it in the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). The minister, who spoke at the first Civil Society […]

Boko Haram threatens Jonathan •Says we’ll devour you in 3 months

THE Boko Haram sect has said it intends to bring down the government and “devour” President Goodluck Jonathan within three months, its purported leader said in his second al Qaeda-style video posted on the Internet on Thursday. The 14-minute video of Abubakar Shekau seen on YouTube belittled Jonathan for saying two weeks ago that the […]

Police uncover baby factory in Akwa Ibom *Doctor pays pregnant girls N70,000 *Sells their babies to ritualists

Written by Udeme Utip, Uyo Friday, April 13, 2012 POLICE in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, have uncovered a mysterious factory where young girls are made to conceive, give birth and the babies later sold to suspected ritualists and other members of the public in Uruan Local Government Area of the state. The new babies, Nigerian […]

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