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Protesters, Boko Haram overstretch security in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa

January 7, 2012 by Mustapha Salihu, Kano The spate of unrest that has enveloped the country since the removal of petroleum subsidy by President Goodluck Jonathan has added to the challenges facing security operatives nationwide. In Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states, not only has the fear of bomb blasts and other nocturnal activities of the […]

2015 election caused hurried subsidy removal –Investigation

January 7, 2012 by Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Indications have emerged in Abuja on why President Goodluck Jonathan hurriedly removed subsidy from petroleum products on January 1, 2012. An investigation by our correspondent showed that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party and some politicians insisted that the subsidy must be removed early in his regime. […]

FG lied about N141 per litre – NLC, SNG

January 7, 2012 by Niyi Odebode, Fidelis Soriwei and Everest Amaefule, Abuja Organised  labour and other interest groups have faulted the N141 per litre of petrol template being used by the Petroleum Products Regulatory Agency and the Federal Government in selling the product to Nigerians. This is even as a top official of the Nigeria […]

Infidels at Work: Boko Haram Kills 8 Christians in Gombe and 20 Igbo traders in Adamawa, 15 injured

Gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram that has claimed responsibility for a wave of bloody attacks in the north, killed 28 people and wounded many others on Thursday and Friday in Gombe and Mubi, Adamawa State. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen had stormed the venue of a meeting in Mubi and fired directly […]

Slain Lagos bizman identified as ex IGP Sunday Ehindero’s nephew

January 7, 2012 by Eniola Akinkuotu Friends and neighbours of Niyi Ehindero, a businessman, who was allegedly killed by soldiers attached to the Operation MESA unit in Mushin during a clash between warring parties on Thursday, have urged the police and military authorities to bring the killers to book. Niyi was said to be a […]

Jonathan has committed impeachable offence -Rep (Not anymore impeachable than your jumbo salary)

A member of the House of Representatives, Monsur Alao Owolabi, has described President Goodluck Jonathan’s removal of fuel subsidy as an impeachable offence. Speaking exclusively to Daily Sun in Lagos, Owolabi who represents Mainland Federal Constituency hinged this on the fact that the president did the withdrawal illegally. Said he: “It is a big fraud. […]

I didn’t threaten to resign –Okonjo-Iweala

Friday January 06, 2012 • Iweala Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section The Minister for Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has debunked online reports of threatening to resign her appointment if the Jonathan-led administration bows to public pressure and rescinds its decision on removal of fuel subsidy. She said the reports, which tried […]

FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: Jonathan, govs in emergency meeting •Over palliatives

PROTESTS against the removal of petrol subsidy continued on Thursday, as they spread to various states in the country, including Edo, Zamfara, Bauchi, Kaduna, Ekiti and Ondo. Since the announcement of the removal of subsidy on fuel on Sunday, there have been protests by organised labour, human rights activists and others condemning the removal. The […]

Boko Haram bombs Maiduguri, Damaturu again •Kills 2 •JTF kills 2 sect members

MEMBERS of the Boko Haram sect, on Wednesday evening, killed two members of a family; an 80-year-old man, Usman Durkwa and his 40-year-old son, Musa Durkwa, a staff member of Himma Secondary School in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.   This is just as members of the Operation Restore Order of the Joint Task Force […]

Make INEC competent election management body – Experts tell Jega

A team of experts constituted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review its operations in 2011 ahead of the 2015 general election, on Thursday, urged its chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, to intensify efforts at the ongoing restructuring of the commission to make it a competent election management body. The team, christened “Registration and Election Review […]

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