Hoodlums burn church, damage school in Funtua crisis

From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina A Catholic church, was burnt while a private school, Ideal International School, located in Tudun Wada Quarters in Funtua, Katsina state, was partially damaged after a mob attack over alleged blasphemy committed by one of…

Insecurity: Army launches offensive in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau

From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi & Joy Baba, Abuja The Nigerian Army yesterday commenced a major operation to put an end to the activities of all armed men and criminal gangs engaged in wanton killing and destruction of lives and property…

I don’t have link with Boko Haram – Sanusi

From Ayodele Samuel & Matthew Irinloye, Lagos Suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday denied any link or being a major financier of dreaded Boko Haram sect. Sanusi also insisted that Federal Government had…

Confab: Delegates adopt 70% voting procedure, to demand more money

By Patrick Andrew The contentious three quarter or two third consensus voting mode was finally resolved yesterday when the delegates adopted the 70 percent majority proposed by the ’50-wise men’ constituted by the leadership of the National Conference to deliberate…

Emergency Rule has failed – Borno/Yobe Forum

By Umar Muhammad Puma The Borno/Yobe People’s Forum (BYPF), yesterday declared that they will resist any attempt by the federal government to extend the current state of emergency imposed in their state, which expires on the 19th of April, 2014,…

Tambuwal mourns Emir of Agaie

By Umar Muhammad Puma Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has expressed shock over the death of the Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Muhammad Kudu Abubakar Ubandoma III. In a statement issued in Abuja by his Special…

Court remands 5 suspected cult members over alleged murder

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday remanded five suspected cult members at the Ikoyi Prisons over the alleged murder of a rival member. The accused, Ayodeji Olusegun, 23; JideShittu, 22; Caleb Abidemi, 22; Olaitan Gbadebo, 26, and…

Jonathan leads ECOWAS delegation to Brussels

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna President Goodluck Jonathan has been scheduled to attend the fourth European Union African summit in Brussels to promote people, peace and prosperity. In a statement issued yesterday by the Special Advice to the President on Media…

Jonathan committed to youth development – Minister

By Albert Akota The Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan is more than ever committed to the wellbeing and development of the lives of the teeming youths of Nigeria. Speaking to 2014 Batch…

FMH cautions on Ebola outbreak

From Ngozi Onyeakusi, Lagos The Federal Ministry of Health has urged the general public to take measures to avert the outbreak or spread of Ebola disease in the country even as it has alerted all State Commissioners of Health to…