The abductors of President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle and foster father, Nitabai Inengite, have rejected an offer of N30 million made by the victim's family. Mr. Inengite has been in his abductor's custody for 12 days.
A day after Sadiq Abacha, son of former Nigerian military dictator, late General Sani Abacha directed a tirade at Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka for criticizing his father’s reign of terror and corruption, SaharaReporters has obtained a 42-page document detailing the scale, spread and ruthlessness with which the late dictator — in collusion with his associates — stole billions of dollars during his military presidency.
Rivers State Police Command's anti-kidnapping unit said it has rescued three chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were abducted last week.
“The Sad Story Of The Imagbon Community,” a report posted on Sarahareporters on March 5, 2014 betrays a total mischief by the author. It boggles the mind why a writer would have no compunction in feeding the public with mere fictions, presenting such as the gospel truths.
Dear Sadiq Abacha,
I am going to appeal to the wisdom of the ‘law of excluded middle’ you so brilliantly espoused. I am going to shoot straight and unequivocally by telling you the hard truth. For one, you should have stayed out of the discourse for whether your father deserves a place on the list of personalities to be honored at the Centenary celebrations. Wisdom dictates that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. “A good name is better than gold and silver,” so says the Yoruba proverb. Your family has traded its good name for gold and silver in ill-gotten wealth. You have no one but your late ‘Sani the devil’ father to blame for that. You should ipso facto direct your misguided venom to the appropriate quarters – your homestead!
Since the beginning of last year, President Goodluck Jonathan and several government functionaries, particularly Secretary to the Government, Pius Anyim Pius had busied themselves with preparations geared towards celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the January 1, 2014 amalgamation of the Southern and Northern Protectorates of the area around Rivers Niger and Benue by the British colonialists to create a country it christened Nigeria.
Justice Oyejide Falola is a poster-child for everything that is wrong with the Nigerian judiciary. His latest sentencing to a total of 27 years in prison of two citizens, Babatunde Ogunjobi and Oluwatoyin Yusuf, alleged to have stolen the mobile phone of Governor Aregbesola of Osun State, and for defrauding other persons, including Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran, shocks the conscience.
Only a thief will give an award to a thief. Giving an award to a thief is not only a national insult, it is treason. Our pledge is to defend the nation's honour. The nation has been dragged in the mud once again with this centenary abomination. What just happened in Nigeria is very serious. This is no longer an issue of ethnic groupings or religious differences. This is sheer limitless wickedness to the poor, the dead and dying. Nigeria has now been taken over by frank evil. This is a battle between good and the hopeful's and supporters of good and evil and the aspirants and workers for the grand commander of evil. The devil. If the awards to Nigeria's thieves of the past were given in error, open public apology and public and private repentance is urgently necessary. Stealing, and a thief is not defined by what is given, it is defined by what is taken. Abacha was a thief. Babangida was a thief. Obasanjo was a thief. There is no mincing these words. There is no room in our national honour rolls for these thieves. This is not an example to be given to our kids and an image to be broadcast of our nation. N300 million in foreign media propaganda will never redeem Nigeria from this abomination. This senseless political desperate patronage of the evil men of Nigeria's painful past.
Nigeria’s military forces claimed today that they killed 20 members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic insurgency group on Wednesday as they attempted to unleash more mayhem in Borno State.
Dear Sadiq Abacha: I do not know you personally, but I admire your filial bravery—however misguided— in defending your father, the late General Sani Abacha. This in itself is not a problem; it is an obligation—in this cultural construct of ours—for children to rise to the defence of their parents, no matter what infamy or perfidy the said parent might have dabbled in.
It could have been me, my friends and room-mates found head-less in our dormitory. It could have been Janet's head found bodiless. It just could've been Asenath found armless, or Labake, limbless. It could've been me roasted beyond recognition or my bunk-mate's body shattered beyond imagination by a chain-saw and in her own very eyes. It could be me asked to try identifying my classmates amidst roasted bodies.
Bad Leadership 101: To Compound Problems Just Install A Criminal Suspect As Minister Of Police Affairs?
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has a doctorate degree but obviously lacks any administrative acumen or leadership qualities. One could readily concede that Nigeria’s problem predates Jonathan and he should not be blamed for the myriads of problems assailing Nigeria. His many blames however lies in his lack of tact and seriousness. His approach to Nigeria’s hydra headed problem has not been sure footed and when he did took decisions he often complicates simple problems with politicking.
Nigerian authorities are signing off a N300 million war chest to contest what an official called “negative publicity” on Nigeria in foreign media, as the government faces increasing criticism over its handling of a rampaging terror crisis in three northeast states.
Prophet Jones Erhue, the Delta state interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of using millions of naira to induce members of his party, to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Wednesday March 5, 2014 re-arraigned Garba Abdullahi Tahir and Charbo Bureau De Change Limited before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja, on a 23-count charge bordering on fraud amounting to N514.9 million allegedly obtained from the Pension Account, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation of Nigeria.
Hamiiru Argungu, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5, has alleged that some politicians in Bayelsa, Edo and Delta States were plotting to throw the Niger Delta region into a state of anarchy ahead of the 2015 elections. He made the claim against the backdrop of worsening insecurity in Bayelsa where kidnap incidents and other violent crimes have been on the rise in recent weeks.
When I first penned the piece, Boko Haram Sponsor Discovered In The Presidency, I never thought anyone will believe what appears to be a wild allegation, but recent events has confirmed I might actually be saying the truth.
The plan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to arraign more persons implicated in the billion naira fuel subsidy scam today (March 5, 2014) prevented further hearing in the trial A.S.B. Investment Company Limited, Aro Samuel Bamidele and Abiodun Kayode Bankole at a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja and presided over by Justice Lateefa Okunnu.
Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja under on February 28, 2014 convicted and sentenced Barrister Ibrahim Abdul and A.I Associates to 5 and 2 years imprisonment respectively for criminal breach of trust.