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by Akan Ido
There are indications that the Christian Association of Nigeria is planning to drag the dreaded Islamic group, Boko Haram, before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to answer to its alleged crimes.
This was disclosed by the president of the Christian umbrella group, Ayo Oritsejafor, at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of the association in Awka, Anambra State.Oritsejafor also advocated that the Islamic sect be pronounced a foreign terrorist group by the Federal Government. Add a comment
Former Nigerian national basketball player shot dead after 'trying to rob home in Texas
A former Nigerian national basketball player was shot dead in a botched burglary in Texas before Thanksgiving, it has been revealed.
Chinedu Onyeuku, 29, was trying to break into a home in Plano on November 21 and was shot and killed by the homeowner, police say.Onyeuku had played for the Nigerian team that qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in London. Add a comment
By Lugards 1914 Amalgamati
on Document, Any Region Can Secede in 2014-Shulu wa
Elder statesman and one of the founding fathers of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Abu King Shuluwa in this interview spoke on nagging national issues and gave reasons why the government should negotiate with the Islamic Boko Haram group, why Nigeria could break up after 2014 even as he expressed opposition to any bid by President Jonathan to sustain his presidency beyond 2015. Excerpts:
ON Boko Haram’s choice of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) to lead the dialogue.
Anybody’s name could have been mentioned. The people (Boko Haram) are the ones who said this is the person we want.
And if they said this is the man we want, perhaps, they discovered that of all the people in Nigeria, he is in-between; he is not for them, he is not for the Federal Government.Add a comment
NLC to FG ' Sack Sanusi Now , He is an Agent of Death'
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the immediate sack of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in a statement signed by its president Abdulwaheed Omar.“It is obvious Sanusi was never qualified for the office of CBN governor in the first instance, and he must be asked to leave the office as he has shown more than enough incompetence and contempt for the Nigerian people”. Add a comment
Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar has died in Texas. He was 86.
Ziglar's executive assistant Laurie Magers says Ziglar died Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano.According to his Plano-based company's website, Ziglar was a World War II veteran who grew up in Yazoo City, Miss., and then went to work in sales for a series of companies, where his interest in motivational speaking grew. Add a comment
From the Governor of the Central Bank, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, came a shock therapy advise for President Goodluck Jonathan. Sanusi wants the President to remove the subsidy on petroleum products and sack half of the nation's almost 1 million civil servants! His rationale for giving this advise is because of the huge recurrent expenditure bill which take a 70% share o the budget, an amount he believes is unsustainable for Nigeria.However, Sanusi said that before subsidy was removed those who had stolen subsidy funds must be punished. “People have the right to demand transparency. If you want to remove subsidy, you have to show what happened to those who stole.” Add a comment