…Assures of maximum security The Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday, assured residents and visitors of utmost safety amid tight security across the length and breadth of the State during the yuletide season. The police commissioner, in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr….
…Boko Haram vows to fight on in new video
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and Chief of Air Staff, Aoir Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Tuesday, arrived Maiduguri, Borno State capital, following the order of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo that they should relocate to the state.
At an emergency meeting, last Thursday, the acting president had
directed the duo to relocate to Borno State to restore normalcy to the area following the ambush and killing of oil experts and soldiers who were on an exploratory survey of Lake Chad, last Tuesday.
No fewer than 59 people have been reported killed in the attack, which
is one of Boko Haram’s bloodiest this year.
The army had claimed that it rescued all the staff of the Nigeria
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) who were kidnapped after the
attack, but it later admitted that it gave false information.
Boko Haram has increased attacks lately, despite the claim of the
military that the sect has been defeated.
Notwithstanding the presidential directive and the relocation of the
service chiefs, the Islamist insurgents, have vowed to sustain the
battle with the country.
“We are ready to do everything to protect our territory… we won’t
allow an inch of our territory to be penetrated by the infidels,” one
of the sect members said in a 29-minute video believed to have been
shot in Sambisa forest.
In video, the group showed its men going about their normal business.
Some of them were seen in a local bakery, a few on their farmlands,
while others engaged in trading activities.
Items such as foodstuff, books, cement, automobile spare parts were
displayed in shops. Armed members of the sect rode on motorcycles,
while some were seen operating computers.
This is coming at a time when the Nigerian military had repeatedly
said it had degraded Boko Haram territories in Sambisa forest.
Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, had said the Nigerian Army
Small Arms Championship will hold in Sambisa forest to consolidate the
army’s grip on the area.
— 5th December 2017
From: Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, visited the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretariat, Wadata House, in Abuja. This is Atiku’s first visit to the PDP secretariat after he rejoined the opposition, last Sunday. Atiku , who arrived Wadata House, at about 11.58a.m was received by members of the National…
— 5th December 2017
From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi Unconfirmed report reaching Daily Sun indicates that Kebbi State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Barr. Rukkayat Tanko Ayuba, has resigned from office. It was gathered that Barr. Ayuba resigned over her suspension from the office by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagugu. Details… Miracle fruit improves EYESIGHT – can…
— 5th December 2017
Governor Ibrahim Geidam. Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State, on Tuesday, presented a budget proposal of N92.2 billion for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. Details later… Miracle fruit improves EYESIGHT – can help stop use of glasses in 30 days BREAKING: 23 yrs boy started importation with N10,450. Read his story here! Financial…
— 5th December 2017
From: Fred Ezeh, Abuja Long fuel queues have resurfaced at major fuel stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, signalling the commencement of another round fuel scarcity. This horrible experience was coming few weeks to commencement of Christmas and new year celebration. The devastating experience left motorists and commuters in Abuja more frustrated than…
Entertainment— 4th December 2017
India’s legendary actor and veteran Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor passed away Monday, at the age of 79, family members said. “The actor was admitted to the Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai. “He was administered several rounds of dialysis at the hospital and today evening he breathed his last,” a family member told media. Born on March…
South-West Report— 30th November 2017
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta it was celebration of traditions and exhibition of the rich cultural heritage of Ayetoro, at the grand finale of the 2017 Ayetoro-Yewa held at the football pitch of Comprehensive High School. Drumming, dancing, cultural displays and booming of guns rent the air, while superlative performances by Sango and Egungun dancers, drew…
Abuja Metro— 29th November 2017
…Onaiyekan preaches peace, unity By Obi Okwe It was celebration galore as Baha’is religion marked the 200th anniversary of its founder in Abuja. The event attracted notable religions leaders and representatives of religious organizations including the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan. The colourful garbs of the religious leaders coupled with the ceremonials of…
Oriental News— 29th November 2017
From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha Nkpolo village, Adazi Nnukwu, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State was in a festive mood recently when the Igwe Adazi ji wee di Ebube, Ikechukwu Emmanuel Chukwuma, marked this year’s new yam festival. Chukwuma popularly known as Igwe Nwatayanachiyadinamma is also the Ezeigbo Cote d’Ivoire where he runs successfully chains of…
Features— 5th December 2017
From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Mrs. Ify Asia-Chiemeziem hosts writing seminars for young Nigerians. She is more widely known as a sex therapist. She has had over 15 years of experience in her field. In this interview, she reveals the reasons marriages are hitting the rocks and how couples could oil the wheels of their sex…
Literary Review— 25th November 2017
Dike Chukwumerije is the author of eight books. A spoken word and performance poetry artist and prose writer, his novel, Urichindere won the 2013 edition of the ANA Prize for Prose Fiction. He runs a poetry theatre production, Made in Nigeria, which has toured many cities in the country. He hosts the Abuja Literary…
Lifeline— 5th December 2017
•Soldiers shoot villagers protesting deaths, three wounded From Gyang Bere, Jos Life has turned sour and meaningless for Ngo Laraba Audu, an 86-year-old widow who recently lost her only male child, James Audu, in a controversial manner. The deceased died while trying to rescue his cousin from an abandoned well. Ngo Laraba, a mother of two…
Education Review— 5th December 2017
• Commission N300m projects at 50th anniversary From LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin The power of unity in a group as more potent than an individual’s was rekindled at Omu Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State penultimate week as the Government Secondary School Old Boys Association (OGSSOBA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the school….
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 1st December 2017
By Tony Ogaga Did you graduate from the university with a Third Class and feeling that life has come to an end? if that is the case with you then listen to this. Blogger, Stella Dimoko-Korkus made a Third Class from the University of Benin where she studied Linguistics & African Languages. However, today, she…
The 2017 All-Nigeria Judges’ Conference may have come and gone but not without disagreements between the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and President Muhammadu Buhari on the role of the judiciary, and the need for the executive to respect the rule of law and the doctrine of separation of powers. In his address,…
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has made history by becoming the first governor in Nigeria’s history to be reelected by winning all local government areas (LGAs) in his state. The election of Saturday, November 18, 2017, was not an ordinary election. History will definitely record it as the day Anambra people made a statement…
Recently, I was in Italy for a few days, where I participated in a conference specifically convened by the President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, Her Excellency, Ms Laura Bodrini, to discuss a very topical issue – “Women Empowerment and the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons. The Partnership Between Nigeria and Italy.” The conference…
Orgasm is sweet and pleasurable but pain hurts. Perhaps, nothing best manifests these two contrasts as the way two of Nigeria’s major ethnic groups, the Igbo and Yoruba, relate with each other. It is a relationship fraught with so much mutual suspicion that they both prefer to enjoy the pain of relating with their common…
Nigeria is a school where students learn life, intrigues, survival and commonsense. That’s the reason the rest of the world sees Nigerians as mavericks. We adapt to any situation, anywhere. We circumvent anything, anytime. The world over, no other concentration of human beings is as eccentric, overcritical yet hyper-docile as Nigerians. Twenty-five hours daily, we…
THIS is a tribute to Madam Ahudiya K. U. Eke, the mother of Elder Urum Kalu Eke, the Group Managing Director of First Bank Holdings PLC. She left this divide on September 18, 2017, aged 77 years. It should interest Urum to know that Mama is alive in him! Anytime anyone sees you, the person…
Let me think aloud – please show me one person, above 50, who does not experience occasional waist and back pain, then I will show you a super human. Yes, almost everybody at one time or the other has signs and symptoms of arthritis, it may be mild or severe. • Arthritis has…
Gowon has never been a nationalist; he has been a stooge of the Northern oligarchy from day one. They declared a war against a mainly Christian population and the planners thought Gowon, a Christian Northerner would serve better to hide their real intentions. It was Gowon who aborted the outcome of the Aburi conference. It…
The problem with genuine patriots is that they always carry about a strange death wish. In fact, the most significant test for patriotism is the willingness to give up one’s life for one’s country. And it should immediately become obvious that putting this yardstick this way reduces the space of patriotism considerably. For Horace, the…
Predictably, Atiku Abubakar, the man from Jada, a rustic community in Adamawa State, has jumped off the All Progressives Congress (APC) boat. He was always going to do so. Not because he is a habitual lecherous politician as some persons have tagged him. Atiku, more popularly addressed by his first name, believes he is a…