Is Amnesty for Boko Haram over?
By John Okiyi Kalu Following the publication of my short note yesterday titled “Between Boko Haram and a leader once termed “weak and clueless”, I received some messages on the amnesty program. Principally, people want to know if the President has scrapped the proposed amnesty program which was largely... Read more
Ahead of the 2015 Presidential elections, stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the South-South have thrown their weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan with a call on members to remain steadfast in their support for the party. The Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih and other... Read more
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson and 8 other Governors from the South-South and South-East met in Asaba, Delta State capital to review the state of the nation and called on the Federal Government to intensify its development efforts by building critical infrastructure in the zones. Arising from the... Read more
Nigeria’s leader imposes state of emergency in three crises-ridden states
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three states of the country’s north east where the militant activities of the muslim fundamentalist group, Boko Haram has led to the killing of hundreds of innocent citizens in attacks on worship and other public places since his election in 2011. The... Read more
Renewed violence claims 23 lives in central Nigeria
Officials say at least 23 people have been killed in separate attacks in central Nigeria, as the nation’s embattled president prepares to speak to the nation. It’s unclear what President Goodluck Jonathan’s address, scheduled for Tuesday night, will be about. However, he recently cut short a visit to southern... Read more
An Iranian and his Nigerian accomplice were sentenced to five years in prison Monday over a plot they orchestrated to smuggle a shipment of military-grade weapons including mortar rounds into West Africa. Both Azim Aghajani and his accomplice, Usman Abbas Jega, pleaded for leniency in the hearing, in which... Read more
Daring and unrelenting, Nigeria’s Islamists returns
  After a crackdown pushed them out of Nigeria’s northern cities, Islamist militant group Boko Haram have regrouped, rearmed and are staging a bold comeback that has already allowed them to seize control over parts of the northeast. Using porous borders with Chad, Niger and Cameroon in the desolate... Read more
Known for bringing in celebrities and smiling in photographs next to former Western leaders, a flamboyant Nigerian newspaper publisher now faces a challenge from his most vocal critics — his own employees. Workers have barricaded the front of ThisDay newspapers in Lagos, hoping to force publisher Nduka Obaigbena into... Read more
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has identified the absence of non-functional prison services as one of the factors militating against the quick dispensation of justice in the Country. This is just as he tasked the Federal Government; Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on employment generation. Receiving the visiting... Read more
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has faulted the position of the critics on the inauguration of the Bayelsa Development and Investment Corporation, (BDIC), arguing that it was aimed at attracting investments to the state and as well make it the delight of local and foreign investors. The... Read more