Nigerian military warns of action in oil delta

Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military threatened on Saturday to carry out raids against what it said were camps of criminal gangs in the creeks of the oil-producing Niger Delta, and told civilians in the vicinity to leave. Any major offensive by the armed forces would be the first in the Niger Delta, the heartland of […]

IBB Must Think We Are Fools

  Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is perhaps the most famous Nigerian ex-president. Virtually every Nigerian is conversant with the name IBB. Unfortunately, we all seem to remember him for wrongdoings. Very early in IBB’s time as military president of the country, former Newswatch Editor-in-chief Dele Giwa was assassinated through a letter bomb. There were many pointers […]

INEC contracts, minimum wage and the attack on Obasanjo

“What kind of thing was that?” “What?” “The story about that fellow at the airport road in Lagos who jumped into former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s vehicle and assaulted him.” “No. He didn’t assault him. He was going to do so, but security men quickly intervened and whisked the man away.” “I read one story that […]

FG May Report Iran to UN over Arms

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia is threatening to take action against Iran if it violated international law and United Nations’ sanctions in the arms smuggling case which the Nigerian government is still investigating. Nigerian intelligence officials and diplomats suspect that the Iranian government is behind the secret shipment of weapons discovered last month in […]

Enugu crisis: My story — Nwodo

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has said that he cannot recall the point where his relationship with Enugu State governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, went sour. Nwodo, who spoke for the first time on the lingering Enugu State PDP crisis, however, traced the crack in his relationship with the […]


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