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States join anti-terror crusade, Boko Haram scare in Enugu

Northern govs deny alleged plot against Christians Police guard churches in Jigawa, others AS some state governments unveiled fresh strategies to curb terrorism through strong partnership with security agencies, panic yesterday swept through Enugu State when news filtered in that about 50 members of the Boko Haram had stormed the state capital. This situation was […]

Jonathan directs EFCC’s probe of subsidy payments

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to begin the review of all payments made in respect of subsidies on petrol and kerosene. He also directed the commission to take all necessary steps to prosecute anybody found culpable of malfeasance, fraud, over-invoicing and related illegalities in an open and transparent manner. […]

CAN flays N100m compensation for Boko Haram leader’s family

The Christian Association of Nigeria in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday criticised the Borno State Government for compensating families of the late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf, and his in-laws to the tune of N100m. The body said it was improper for the state government to use tax payers’ […]

Sylva challenges PDP over alleged bribery in INEC

January 16, 2012 by Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party to expose officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission which the party accused of receiving bribes to exclude its candidate from the list of candidates for the February governorship election in the state. Sylva, in a statement […]

Boko Haram: Are things falling apart?

January 16, 2012 by NIYI ODEBODE NIYI ODEBODE examines security problems and protests against fuel subsidy removal in the country; and notes that there is need to arrest the gradual descent to anarchy These are not easy times. In spite of measures taken by the Federal Government, there is growing tension and mutual suspicion in […]

Ahmed Musa eyes Arsenal

January 16, 2012 by Agency reporter Nigeria international Ahmed Musa has revealed he still nurses a dream to star for his childhood team Arsenal even after opting to join Russian club CSKA Moscow. Musa’s five-year contract with CSKA was officially finalised Saturday and that finally put paid to a reported interest by Arsenal to sign […]

Man detained for impregnating daughter

January 16, 2012 by Mudiaga Affe, Calabar A 45-year-old man (name withheld) has been detained by the Cross River State Police Command for allegedly defiling his 17-year-old daughter. A source at the command said the victim, who resides at  Idundun in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state, is also pregnant for her  father. The […]

No plan to arrest protest leaders – FG

  THE presidency on Sunday denied giving orders for the arrest of the key leaders of the mass protests against the removal of the subsidy on petrol. There was widespread speculation at the weekend that President Goodluck Jonathan had ordered the arrest of the convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare; Lagos lawyer, […]

Fuel subsidy crisis: Jonathan offers N97 per litre

At last, after marathon talks between the Federal Government and Labour, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday reduced petrol pump price to N97 per litre. The offer was the thrust of a presidential broadcast this morning. The President made the announcement in a national broadcast this morning, the second time, he would be addressing the nation in […]

Searching for the Nigerian God – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria , Jan. 15, 2012 – “You cannot suppress a powerful question, you may neglect it, refuse to answer it, but people will never stop asking. The year 2011 has gone, a year characterized by debates, when it started with zoning,  ended with fuel subsidy, spiced with insecurity, bombs and […]

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