US to ‘prosecute’ Indian diplomat for visa fraud

The US is proceeding with the prosecution of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade after her arrest earlier this month caused a huge diplomatic row, media reports say. Ms Khobragade’s detention on charges of visa fraud and underpaying her housekeeper led to outrage in India, where she is seen as being victimised. She has denied all the […]

US mother accused of poisoning children

A 13-year-old girl is dead and her mother is behind bars, accused of stabbing her ex-husband and trying to kill her children by poisoning them. Officers in Casa Grande, Arizona, responded to a 911 call on Christmas Day. A man said that his ex-wife, 35-year-old Connie Villa, had stabbed him but that he had managed […]

FG bars flight from landing in Maiduguri airport over Boko Haram

The Federal Government has barred airlines from flying into the Maiduguri airport until March 2014; documents obtained by our correspondent have shown. According to a Notice to Airmen sent by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency to airline operators, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, the carriers were told that the airport would […]

Nigeria military killed 63 Boko Haram in a raid

The Defence Headquarters said yesterday that 63 Boko Haram members were killed last weekend during ground and air operations on their bases in Bama, Borno State and Lake Chad. Two soldiers were wounded in encounters with the insurgents. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau boasted in a new video that the sect will wreak more havoc […]

Obasanjo letter: I’m not training snipers, says Asari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s allegation that President Goodluck Jonathan is training snipers keeps generating the heat. Although, Obasanjo did not name anybody, the founder of the militant Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPV), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, thinks he is the one the former president was referring to. Asari-Dokubo was recently detained in the Republic of […]

I nominated Wike to be Minister, he betrayed me, says Amaechi

By Ehi Ekhator, Colombo. The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed during the weekend that the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike and a Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Chief Austin Opara, betrayed him. Amaechi revealed this on Sunday at the 199th Convention of the Ikwerre Cultural Organisation, Wat A He […]

Obasanjo letter: Nigeria securities confuse on next line of action

Security agencies are weighing the options on whether or not to invite former President Olusegun Obasanjo for interrogation on his December 2 letter to President Goodluck Jonathan. They are wary of the political implications of subjecting a former President to grilling by security chiefs, who were mostly his juniors in the military. They appear to […]

Lack of love and unity is Nigeria’s greatest problem, says Jonathan

God made me a President

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he rose from the smallest community in Bayelsa State to become Nigeria’s President by the grace of God and people’s support. Jonathan spoke in Abuja at the Apostolic Faith Church, Jabi, during the Sunday church service. The President noted that lack of love and unity was the greatest problem facing […]

Obasanjo guilty of his own letter to Jonathan, says Bakare

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is guilty of the sundry allegations he levelled against President Goodluck Jonathan in his (Obasanjo) recent letter to the President. Bakare, who said this during his sermon in his church in Lagos on Sunday, noted that the former […]