The pan-northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Friday alleged that the terrorist activities of Boko Haam are boosted by cooperation and support from within the military and other security agencies. ACF, therefore, urged the Federal Government to carry out an internal scrutiny of its security apparatus and put in ... Read More »
The Federal Government has approved $11 million personal travelling allowance for the 13,800 persons...
Yoruba elders, yesterday, called for an end to the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the Southwest, f...
Embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being probed by the...
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Thursday said 355 Nigerians were involved in the...
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned Nigerians living in the North-East and any other parts of ...
Three unexploded improvised explosive devices, IEDs, at the scene of the May 1 explosion in Nyanya, Abuja, have been safely disabled by men of the anti-bomb squad, the Nigeria Police confirmed on Friday. The explosion on Thursday night close to the scene of last month’s deadly attacks, left at least ... Read More »
The Federal Government has been given a 15-day ultimatum to implement outstanding agreements it entered into health workers or face total shutdown of the health sector. The health workers vowed to down tools indefinitely if government fails to release the circulars that would back the negotiated issues. The health workers ... Read More »
Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheik (Dr) Ahmed Abubakar Gumi has expressed the hope that the abduction of over 200 school girls by Boko Haram gunmen will signal an end to the sect’s terrorist activities. In a statement in Kaduna, Sheik Gumi advised Nigeria’s security forces to encircle the Sambisa forest in ... Read More »
Users and visitors of www.vconnect.com are in for pleasant times as lots of vouchers worth N10,000 from Lagos’ favorite businesses are up for grabs in the on-going “Share your Favourite business” campaign! Never one to neglect its users, vconnect.com presents a visitor reward campaign tagged “Search, Share and Win”. This ... Read More »
A major military operation is set to commence to rescue abducted students of the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, who were taken by Boko Haram terrorists seventeen days ago. Four different battalions, a little more than a Brigade of the Nigerian Army, have been mobilised This is just ... Read More »
Senator Iyabo Obasanjo has accused those in President Goodluck Jonathan’s inner circle of being a stumbling block to ending Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. In an open letter to the Islamist sect, Obasanjo fault the insurgents for betraying the true essence of revolutionaries in directing their venom against the lower ... Read More »
A statement credited to the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) dismissing claims that the ongoing crisis in Taraba State was religiously motivated, has attracted reaction from a Northern-based Christian organisation, saying that Christians in the state are indeed being targeted. Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF), in a statement jointly signed ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, at the National May Day rally, in Abuja, said Nigeria is not poor, but suffering from the distribution of wealth. Jonathan said this in reaction to the recent World Bank’s report that ranked Nigeria the fifth poorest country in the world. He said he was amazed ... Read More »
National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi Lagos (NOHIL) has sacked two female nurses for wearing hijab while on duty. The nurses Mrs Fasilat Olayinka Lawal and Miss Sekinat Sanusi, relied on the prescription of their regulatory body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria which says nurses should either wear nurse cap ... Read More »
The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, in the Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, has embarked on a week warning strike, demanding the unconditional release of their colleague, who was kidnapped by unknown persons. Mrs Elizabeth Urevbu was reportedly kidnapped five weeks ago at Awhire Secondary School, Awirhe-Agbarha-Otor during ... Read More »
First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, yesterday, urged Nigerians to support the federal, state and local governments to address the issue of insecurity in the country, saying “terrorism can defeat anyone including my husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, if he fights alone, because terrorism cannot defeat us collectively.” Mrs. Jonathan made the ... Read More »
Four more girls surfaced, Wednesday, after escaping from their Boko Haram abductors. Wednesday’s escape brings the list of the girls that have gained their freedom to 48, with 230 schoolgirls believed to still be held hostage by the terrorist group. The new escapees were said to have been sighted around ... Read More »
Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Sanni Sidi disclosed that yesterday’s bomb blast happened when a parked car with explosives exploded. Sidi, who spoke to journalists at the Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja, noted that the blast was not as intense as the previous one, stressing that yesterday’s blast ... Read More »
Just two weeks after a bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja killed over 70 commuters at the motor park, another bomb blast has occurred today opposite the Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja. According to unconfirmed sources, four persons were killed in the blast, while six were injured. It was learnt that the ... Read More »
The warring communities of Jukuns, Fulani and Tiv in Wukari, Taraba State, have agreed to henceforth live in peace with one another. The peace deal came following the delivery of additional eight trucks of relief materials to the victims of the violent clashes in the area. The peace agreement, which ... Read More »
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday, expressed doubt at the Federal Government’s capacity to end insurgency by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram. National President of the association, Chief Okey Wali, SAN, while speaking at a valedictory court session in honour of a retiring Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice ... Read More »
Workers in the state and civil liberty organisations in Borno State as well as other interest groups today staged a peaceful procession in Maiduguri to protest the inability of the Federal Government to rescue abducted schoolgirls two weeks after they were taken by members of the Boko Haram sect. Clad ... Read More »
Charles Okah, who is charged with treason for his role in the October 1st, 2010, explosion in Abuja, has sued prison authorities to court for alleged infringement of his right to life. He is asking the court to grant him N500million compensation. Okah based his claims on the ground that ... Read More »
Workers in the Plateau State Civil Service have used the opportunity of Workers’ day celebratIon, popularly known as May Day to complain about the way the state government had been treating the workforce. The workers, who were at the 2014 Workers’ Day celebration at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos Thursday, ... Read More »