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Accept Amnesty In the Name of God – Ribadu Begs Boko Haram

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Saturday called on the outlawed Islamist sect, Boko Haram to accept the amnesty offer in the name of God. The former Presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, who was accompanied by the former aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Aliyu ... Read More »

We’ll Bomb Mosques, Hajj Camps From May 31 —MEND….(Tribune)

NIGERIA may have started moving dangerously into a theatre of war following resolve by the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) to start avenging the killing of Christians in Northern Nigeria by members of the Islamic group, Boko Haram. MEND said it was prepared to launch a crusade in this regard code named “Operation Barbarosa which it said would involve  the bombings of mosques, ... Read More »

Dangote, Otedola Should Contest Political Offices –Senator (Punch)

A Peoples Democratic Party stalwart in Ekiti State, Senator Gbenga Aluko, has urged wealthy businessmen, including Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and Mr. Femi Otedola to go into politics. Aluko said this in Ode Ekiti on Saturday in an interview with journalists. He noted that prominent politicians across the globe, including former United States President, George Bush among others, were some of those, who were highly successful ... Read More »

Service Chiefs Endorse Amnesty For Boko Haram – Leadership

The military authorities are expected to present a common report and recommendations to the panel set up under the watch of the national security adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), last week where they would endorse amnesty for Boko Haram but insist on retaining soldiers on the streets of the volatile states. President Goodluck Jonathan last week mandated the NSA to set up a panel ... Read More »

Soldier, 6 Militants Feared Killed as JTF Foils Attack in Kano

No fewer than seven persons, including a military personnel have been confirmed dead in a fire exchange that erupted between men of the Joint Military Task Force and suspected Islamic extremists in an early morning raid in Kano, on Friday. The incident took place in the ancient city’s popular textile market, Sheka. The attack came following the arrest of a suspected militant on Thursday. He ... Read More »

ACN, Ribadu Outraged Over Murder of Party’s Vice Chairman—PM News

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the party’s presidential candidate in the 2011 election, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, have expressed outrage and sadness over the murder of the party’s national vice-chairman, Chudi Nwike by his abductors. Nwike, a former deputy governor of Anambra State was abducted 19 March,in the same state, with the abductors demanding the payment of N30m ransom. ACN’s publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed ... Read More »

Nigeria Spends N480bn Annually on Malaria Control- Jonathan

The president associated sickness with poverty. The Federal Government said on Thursday that it was spending N480 billion annually on the management and treatment of malaria in the country. President Goodluck Jonathan said this in Port Harcourt at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Town Hall meeting on Malaria Elimination and Ground Breaking ceremony of Biolarvicides (insecticides) factory. Represented by the Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, ... Read More »

Olaniyonu: Amosun Has Demystified Critics

With over 25 years of experience in journalism and having edited many newspaper and magazine titles, Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, could be said to be in a familiar terrain as the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy. In this interview with Olawale Olaleye, he runs through the two-year journey of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun administration. Excerpts: It’s almost two years since you left the newsroom ... Read More »

FG vows “action” over attacks on Nigerians in Bakassi- Premium Times

More than a dozen Nigerians have reportedly been killed by Cameroonian soldiers. The Nigerian government has vowed an “appropriate action” to recent escalation of attacks by Cameroonian gendarmes, accused of killing at least a dozen Nigerians in Bakassi, Cross River State. Reports suggest about 20 people have been killed and more than a thousand displaced in multiple attacks in the area within the past two weeks. ... Read More »

Court Denies Akingbola’s Request for Treatment Abroad – Daily Times

A Lagos High Court, Ikeja today refused former Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc, Mr. Erastus Akingbola, opportunity to travel abroad for treatment. Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo in a ruling said Akingbola, who is standing trial for allegedly stealing about N47.1bn, failed to provide sufficient proof that his condition needs urgent attention and cannot be treated in Nigeria. Akingbola is standing trial along with Bayo Dada, ... Read More »

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