Are Nigerian women dealing a blow to Boko Haram?

Friday Column by Uyo Salifu When mothers cry, society answers. This powerful message was brought home by the recent social media campaign to free the Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram. With the exception of…

Democracy Day: FG offers amnesty to Boko Haram

As Jonathan declares total war By Hassan Haruna Ginsau & Tobias Lengnan Dapam The federal government has offered to grant amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect who are prepared to lay down their arms and embrace peace. This…

Chibok girls: Obasanjo blasts Badeh

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi, Etuka Sunday & Doyin Ojisipe Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, for claiming that the military knows the location where the over 200 girls abducted from a…

Bomb scare in Abuja suburb

By Stanley Onyekwere As Nigerians marked the country’s 15-years of democratic rule, yesterday, a pandemonium broke out in Kurudu, a suburb of Abuja, as rumour of bomb blast filtered in, following an explosion, thought to be from a bomb attack.…

Chibok girls: Mu’azu, a pathological liar – Borno SSG

By Lawrence Olaoye, Abuja & Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri Secretary to the Borno State Government (SSG), Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda, yesterday declared that the National Chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), lied in a recent television interview, where…

Missing $20bn: We didn’t clear NNPC – Panel member

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi & Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin Vice-chairman of the Senate panel which probed the alleged unremitted $20 billion oil revenue, Bukola Saraki, yesterday disagreed with the position of the committee, saying that contrary to media reports, the panel actually…

Alleged fraud: Jigawa court summons Turaki, 3 others

From Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse A High Court sitting in Dutse has issued a summon to former Jigawa state governor, Alh. Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, his brother, Bashir Turaki and former state House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Mustapha Makama Kiyama, to appear…

Gombe Emirate to bury Emir today

From David Hassan, Gombe Gombe Emirate council yesterday said arrangements have been concluded for the burial of the late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar. Speaking to our correspondent yesterday, at the Emir’s palace in Gombe, the Secretary, Gombe…

Suspicion, anxiety as NASS toys with PIB

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi & Umar Mohammed Puma Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is an essential Bill which Nigerians are looking up to the Seventh National Assembly for passage into law. This, no doubt, is because of the potentials it has to…

Democracy Day: Kudos, knocks for Nigeria’s judiciary

Kudos and knocks yesterday trailed theperformance of the Nigerian judiciary, as the nation marked 15 years ofuninterrupted democratic governance. Some prominent lawyers who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)in Lagos commended the judiciary for playing a vital role…