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Is the US powerless in South Sudan?

By Mark  Mardell In a church in Alexandra, Virginia, just across the river from Washington DC, the congregation sing a solemn, gentle hymn in Dinka, one of the languages of South Sudan.There are more upbeat songs too, but this is a fairly reflective gathering. At the front of many minds is the violence that is […]

Leave Soku oil wells alone, David-West tells Jonathan

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt A former Minister of Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West, has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to lose his grip on the Soku oil wells in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. Professor David West gave the advice yesterday, when he led a delegation of royal fathers, chiefs, community leaders from Oceania communities, comprising […]

Police arrest 9 over Igarra shootings

From TONY OSAUZO,Benin The Edo police command has confirmed the arrest of nine persons following the fracas over the festival in which two youths were shot in Igarra  community, Akoko-Edo local government area of the State.  Confirming the arrest, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Foluso Adebanjo,  said the suspects would be transferred to the state […]

Ebonyi to expend 500m US Dollars on varsity devt

From JEFF AMECHI AGBODO, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Government has said that a total of 500 million US dollars would be spent on the development of the State University (EBSU), Abakaliki. The state governor, Chief Martin Elechi gave the figure during the flag-off ceremony of the distribution of 2013 instructional materials, assessment report booklets and commissioning […]

Northern elders set to drag Ihejirika, 6 others to ICC

From ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE, Kaduna Barely 24 hours after his sack by President Goodluck Jonathan, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has disclosed its resolve to drag the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika to International Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) in the Hague. The forum said the former Army Chief and six others […]

Police threaten to arrest Amaechi’s aide, LG chairmen

  Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu and Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi The Rivers State Police Command has threatened to arrest and prosecute the Chief of Staff, Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, and some local government council chairmen. The police command said it would not watch some […]

Reps tackle Okonjo-Iweala, set to probe $9bn waivers

  Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | credits: File copy The House of Representatives is set to investigate the alleged $9billion import waivers the Federal Government granted some individuals and organisations between 2011 and 2013. Saturday PUNCH learnt that the House Committee on Finance took the decision after members studied the reply of the […]

Woman dies after escaping from kidnappers

The Ekiti State Police Command has said that one of the five persons allegedly abducted by gunmen in the state on Tuesday has died. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sotonye Wakama, made the disclosure while addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Friday. The CP said an engineer working with an Abuja-based […]

SAN faults deployment of militants to guard pipelines

  Niger Delta militants | credits: File copy The deployment of militants to guard the country’s pipelines has been described as an indictment on the Federal Government. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, stated this in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, adding that the continued incidences of bunkering and other forms of oil […]

Supreme Court orders Mohammed Abacha’s retrial for theft

Mohammed Abacha, son of the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. | credits: http://www.nairaland.com/ The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the retrial of  Mohammed Abacha, son of the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. He had sought to stop the Federal Government from trying him for allegedly receiving and concealing stolen funds. The […]

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