Just as Nigeria’s Federal Government has recently but unilaterally came out to tell the world that it has been able to secure a ceasefire deal with the Boko Haram insurgents, Nigerians have continued to express doubts over the sincerity of the statement. This was largely because of the general feeling that government officials in Nigeria consistently found it convenient to lie to Nigerians on matters considered very serious.
Another reason for the distrust is the fact that only about two days after the ceasefire announcement, a series of villages in southern Borno and parts of Yobe States were reportedly attacked by the sect, even as Boko Haram came out publically to disclaim Danladi Ahmadu, who was said to have represented Boko Haram at the ceasefire talks.
Consequently, many questions were raised regarding the whole thing, including the fact that only government officials came out alone to break the news. There was also the issue of not involving any traditional, spiritual or political leader from the south east during the ceasefire talks.
Though the Federal Government has expressed confidence in the peace talks and has given credence to those it sat with, insisting that the talks were genuine and would translate into the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, nothing of that nature was so far heard of at the time of filling this report.
So, is the whole issue a fraud? Find out details in the main story.
Also in this edition is a story that tries to examine the numerous hurdles before Jonathanin his bid to run for the second term of his tenure come 2015.
Nigerians have continued to express discomfort with President Jonathan’s bid for a second term. One of such Nigeians is Dr. Umar Ardo, a PDP chieftain from Adamawa, who has reportedly taken the President to court on the matter.
According to Ardo, “Any person of average intellect who read the 1999 constitution (as amended) along with four key judgments of the Supreme Court ( INEC Vs Boni Haruna; Peter Obi Vs Chris Ngige; Ladoja Vs INEC and INEC VS 5 Governors) would easily conclude that President Jonathan’s eligibility to contest for another 4-year term in 2015 or at any other time thereafter under the present constitution is impeded..” Read the import of these arguments and many others as captured in this report.
Plus, is it funny! Read how the Nigerian Army courageously attempts to gallantly make itself a laughing stock. This, as reported, was contained in a wrongly dated signal signed by one Bright Fiboinumama, a brigadier general. The signal is about the unwarranted shooting and killing of innocent Nigerians and members of the Islamic Movement for Nigeria numbering 34 0n July 25, 2014 in Zaria, Kaduna State. It described the arrested protesters as ‘prisoners of war’ and declared that among the dangerous weapons captured from them was an ambulance. Read more details on this drama and other equally interesting stories in this edition.
As usual and like any other edition, this promises nothing but the best.