Again, Boko Haram onslaught on Adamawa

Kills 28, razes 3 banks, police station We killed, arrested some insurgents – Military ‘Enough is enough’, says Gov Nyako France offers to assist Nigeria   From Umar Dankano, Yola, Joy Baba, Abuja, Kills 28, razes 3 banks, police station Suspected…

2015: Jonathan’s second term endorsement thwarted at South-south conference

By Lawrence Olaoye with agency reports Attempts to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term bid was yesterday thwarted at the pre-national conference meeting put together by the South-Ssouth People’s Assembly in Calabar. Those opposed to the scheme staged a walk out…

Unremitted funds: AGF audits NNPC accounts

By Umar Muhammad Puma, Ikechukwu Okaforadi & Etuka Sunday Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura yesterday informed members of the House of Representatives that his office has sent out 20 auditors to scrutinize the financial records of the Nigerian…

Northern elders shun Jonathan’s confab

Say Tiv/Fulani crisis contrived to oust Al-Makura By Lawrence Olaoye The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) yesterday declared that it would not participate in the forthcoming National Conference scheduled to start next month. Addressing newsmen yesterday, the NEF Deputy Leader and…

Terrorism: Jonathan seeks African leaders’ cooperation

. . . seeks reduction in cost of governance By Lawrence Olaoye President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday called on fellow African leaders to cooperate with one another in their efforts to root out terrorism from the continent. Jonathan, in his address…

Police Service Commission promotes 5,115 Inspectors to ASPs

By Sunday Ejike Benjamin The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 5,115 Police Inspectors to the rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police II. A statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Ferdinand Ekpe, yesterday in Abuja, said among those…

Yobe school killings: Jonathan’s broadcast on centenary misplaced – APC

From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos The All Progressives Congress (APC) has sharply criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for devoting his broadcast to the nation on Wednesday night to the centenary celebrations instead of the national tragedy involving the cold-blood murder of over…

Kaduna health workers begin strike Saturday

From Muhammad Ibrahim, Kaduna Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Kaduna branch yesterday said it has completed all arrangement to embark on an indefinite strike tomorrow Saturday 1st March to demand for the consolidated health salary structure of its members which…

State of the economy: Okonjo-Iweala, others to appear before House committee Monday

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives finance committee has said that it has suspended the consideration of the 2014 budget revenue framework, to allow for the hearing of the responses to the 50 questions by the finance minister.…

Shell shuts down over leakages

By Etuka Sunday Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has temporary shut down a key oil pipeline in Nigeria to stop a leak caused by oil theft and sabotage. The 97 kilometre long Nembe Creek Trunkline was said to carry…