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No to ceasefire, Boko Haram should surrender

On Monday, July 8, 2013, Nigerians received with mixed feelings the news of the ceasefire agreement between Boko Haram, a radical Islamic terrorist group, and the 25-man committee that was set up to work out modalities for Boko Haram amnesty on behalf of the Federal Government. Many people questioned the sincerity of the Boko Haram […]

Driver kidnaps Chinese to avenge colleague’s sacking

A 33-year-old driver, Taiwo Aduloju, who was recently arrested for kidnapping a Chinese employee of ZTE Nigeria Ltd, has said he took the action to avenge the sacking of his colleague. Aduloju was arrested alongside nine others-, Jimoh Olalere, Rotimi Segede, Michael Sunday, Chigozie Edeh, Adeyinka Jagbojagbo, Kabiru Jagbojagbo, Adeshina Mutiu, Ope Dada and Ufot […]

Man abducts son, beats lover’s boyfriend to death

The police in Lagos have declared a man, Victor Sunday, wanted for allegedly beating one Ubong Effiong to death in Ijora-Badia, Lagos State. According to the police, the suspect beat up Effiong on June 14, 2013 after allegedly seeing him in a compromising position with his girlfriend, Gift Essien. Our correspondent, who visited the area, […]

Police arrest pastor over N3m scam

A man, who claimed to be a pastor, Rev. Praise Bassey, has been arrested by the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for allegedly duping a contractor (name withheld) of N3m. Bassey, who runs his church, Household of Destiny, from his three-bedroom apartment at Gani Dabiri Street, Ajao Estate, was said to have collected the money […]

Ekiti 2014: ACN’s festering crisis over Bamidele’s gov bid

Femi Makinde writes on the dispute between Governor Kayode Fayemi and the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele The Action Congress of Nigeria in Ekiti State has been polarised by the insistence of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, […]

JTF detains Shekau’s in-laws

Operatives of the Joint Task Force have made a breakthrough in the campaign against terrorism by arresting in-laws of the Boko Haram leader, Sheik Abubakar Shekau. The Defence Spokesman, Brig. Gen Chris Olukolade, made this known during a press briefing by the Joint Security Services Public Information Committee in Abuja on Monday. Olukolade however did […]

PDP crisis festers as Tukur stops Gana panel

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party took a new turn on Monday with the party’s National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, asking members of the National Convention Committee headed by Prof. Jerry Gana to stay action on the plan. The decision to suspend the action of the committee, which had earlier fixed the national convention […]

Patience Jonathan blames elders for fuelling Rivers crisis

Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Monday faulted the contributions of some unnamed persons she referred to as “otherwise respected elders” who, by their views, had been contributing to the crisis in Rivers State. While describing their utterances as unfortunate, she called on all feuding parties in the state to sheathe their swords […]

Nigerian jet for Malawian President

WHEN Nigeria dispatched a jet from its Presidential Air Fleet late last month to fetch Malawi’s President, Joyce Banda, to Abuja, it unwittingly drew attention to our government’s fiscal recklessness. It was lost on President Goodluck Jonathan that while Banda had sold her cash-strapped country’s only presidential jet to save costs, he has, in three […]

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