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Can good luck save Jonathan’s Nigeria?

Can good luck save Jonathan’s Nigeria?

By Sanusi Muhammad  Since his imposition in 2011, a lot has been and yet to be written on the inept leadership style of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He says he gives no damn to outcries that are not sycophantic including the recent revelation of NNPC unremitted $20billion and the cover provided to the oil minister,

Boko Haram: APC States Creating Nigeria’s Problems – FG

The federal government declared yesterday that 90 per cent of all terror activities being perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect take place in states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC). It lamented that in spite of the huge amount of money it spends on security in those APC controlled states, its members are still


Boko Haram: A hidden agenda to overthrow Jonathan?

By CHIKA ONYEANI  When it comes to equity as Dr. Junaid Mohammed advocated, I don’t know whether the north believes that Nigerians are stupid: the world should know that the North has ruled Nigeria for 36 years out of the 53 years since the country gained its independence from Britain; the south-west has ruled Nigeria

Either Jonathan goes to Sambisa forest or Shekau remains at Nyanya

By Rotimi Fasan BEYOND any thing we’ve ever seen in the past, Nigeria is today under the siege of terrorist insurgents. We are a besieged people. The yet unresolved abduction of nearly 250 school girls in Chibok earlier brought home loud hints of this. Last Thursday’s attack at Nyanya motor park confirms it beyond any

Boko Haram predates Al-Qaeda?

 While the group is linked to Salafist Groups in North Africa, it’s seems it is a product packaged for Northern Nigeria’s collapse, writes Jeremy Weate The bomb blast near Abuja, Nigeria, on April 14 that killed at least 75 people, and the kidnapping the following day of what appeared to be more than 100 schoolgirls in the northeastern Nigerian


We’ll survive Boko Haram attacks — Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said, yesterday, that the Boko Haram insurgents would not emerge victorious in their continued killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians. Shettima spoke with newsmen in Maiduguri following the recent attack and abduction of some female students of the Government Girls Secondary School, GGSC, Chibok. He said: “They can burn


BY EMMANUEL YAWE His last message to me came on April 1, 2013. I wish it were, but it was not an April fool’s message. Dear Mr Yawe, he wrote: “After years of seeking ways and alternatives to working professionally and remaining with my family in Nigeria, I am afraid to report that I came

Terrorism: Presidency goes tough; stops N3b payment for Abuja CCTV

By SONI DANIEL The Presidency is angry with the entities handling the controversial Federal Government’s N76 billion  closed circuit  television (CCTV) project, otherwise known as Nigerian Public Security Communications System, NPSCS. Sunday Vanguard learnt, last night, that the Presidency, which feels embarrassed by the failure of the project to contribute to the fight against terrorism,



Yesterday’s wedding of the adopted daughter of President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa State frustrated efforts to rescue the son of Ijaw national leader Chief Edwin Clark, Ebikeme, who was abducted by gunmen in Delta State on Wednesday. This paper learnt that security agents were compelled to stay action in storming the den of the kidnappers