A building in Lagos collapsed injuring 10 in Oworonsoki area of the city.
Members from the All Progressives Congress, or the APC, have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to cancel the political rally being planned for him by the Adamawa People’s Democratic Party set for next Tuesday. Their reasoning for such a call is a party-held view that says, “the President cannot, and should not, be out celebrating and politicking,” when over 200 Nigeria schoolgirls remain missing.
The Special Task Force (STF) on the crisis in Plateau State says that 260 persons have been killed in 160 communal clashes in the State in the past six months, with 2,501 cows snatched.
I read with utter amusement the piece entitled ‘Oyerinde’s murder: The Police, DSS tango’ written by one Ben Okezie and published in the Opinion columns of Daily Sun of Friday, April 11, 2014 and Daily Newswatch of April 18, 2014. Ben Okezie who claims to be ‘a security analyst’ said he 'writes from Abuja'.
I plead your forgiveness if you find the absence of the lengthy protocol usually observed when addressing honourables disrespectful; I have not been able to get used to them, so please permit me to cut straight to the chase.
Update: Jonathan, Governors, Security Chiefs, Others In Expanded Nigeria Security Council Meeting - PREMIUM TIMES
The expanded Security Council meeting called by President Goodluck Jonathan was still ongoing as of 3:30 p.m.
On August 3rd, 2009, I wrote a piece for Nigeria World, titled, “Insecurity, Terrorism, and Intelligence failure.” In it I asserted that “ the Nigerian government had to make an honest assessment on whether the security of the nation is a top priority. If that is an affirmative priority, then counterterrorism measures should be enacted to effectively tackle the spreading surge of religious terrorist groups that are taking roots in Nigeria’s polite. Counterterrorism units must be created and experts on terrorism intelligence gathering and analysis must be retained, new ones trained and data routinely collected, stored and analyzed for an effective use. Corruption also should be aggressively addressed since without that, any fight against other areas will become ineffective. Bottom line is – the Nigerian government must have to become serious or they will be on the losing end even before the war began and as such may become another Somalia, or Afghanistan.”
If Nigerians know one thing about President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, it is that he doesn’t give a damn.
President Jonathan Assures International Community The Forthcoming World Economic Forum In Abuja Will Be Safe
With Nigeria’s international image considerably hurt by a series of security fiascos, including last week’s Abuja bombing and the abduction of 200 high school girls in Borno State, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday sought to assure the world next month’s World Economic Forum on Africa in the Nigerian capital will be safe.
We would like to use this opportunity to commiserate with friends and families of Nigerians who lost their lives in the recent car park bombing of innocent Nigerians by merchants of death and terrorists, suspected to be members of the “out-law” group, BOKO HARAM. We commiserate with the families of over two thousand Nigerians who have lost their lives across the northern part of our country in the last few years. We also pray for the full and speedy recovery of the entire injured and sick still in various hospitals and health care centres in and around the Federal capital city of Abuja and others convalescing at home after the tragic and fatal bombing of the Nyanya, Abuja park last Monday the 15th of April, 2014.
Following the landmark ruling by the Abuja High court on the immediate suspension of the ‘park and pay’ policy in the Federal Capital Territory Administration, residents in Abuja said that they can now breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over unnecessary police harassment, and extortion of money, by ironically, the enforcement officers of the scheme.
STATE HOUSE RELEASE : President Jonathan Applauds General Buhari’s Patriotic Call For National Unity Against Terrorism
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commends General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria as expressed in his article which was published by the media over the past two days.
The Nigeria Democratic Liberty Forum (NDLF) yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to "step up or quit" office if he is unable to eliminate Boko Haram.
Officials from Nigeria’s Defense Headquarters claimed on Wednesday that a group of terrorists, operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp on the
outskirts of Wukari, have been arrested, and later confessed, to being part of the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
The parents of schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State have vowed to go into the Sambisa forests in order to search for their daughters no matter the consequences.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today (February 23, 2014) arraigned one Tajo Sani Yunusu and his company, Sani Brothers Oil and Gas Limited, before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court on a 2-count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.
A disagreement over resource control, fiscal federalism, and devolution of powers has pitched delegates against each other as the National Conference commenced committee sittings on Tuesday.
Again we make a passionate call to Nigeria’s youth and indeed all willing youth worldwide, to take part in this great Jihad against the cursed men of Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest. Allah knows best, but this is a true Jihad and the type Muslims should endeavor for—where the enemy is clearly delineated, a murderer, an oppressor and a mischief maker.
The Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has initiated a series of projects in pursuit of greater accountability in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. The various projects are designed to advance good governance in Nigeria and to push the media and civil society to demand greater transparency in the operations of oil companies.
Dem wan hold us back forever? Who dem be? Greedy, senseless rascals that have been holding on to power since independence. All the cabal must pack them bags and get out now! We no dey take this rubbish anymore. Death no be our portion. Wetin be all this nonsense? Dem no get restraint. Where our $20 billion? Since February, we give dem time to cough out our billions, dem still get mouth to dey talk, dey sitdown for office. Bloody thieves. Dey fly in private jets while the masses dey die for bus stop!