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  • Chibok Girls: Ugandan President Mocks Jonathan  

    May 24, 2014 6:36 AM 8

    Published on May 23, 2014 by admin pmnews   ·   78 Comments Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni has mocked Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan over the worsening insecurity occasioned by terrorism in Nigeria. Museveni, a former guerrila fighter before he became president, mocked Jonathan while speaking at a grand final campaign rally for the NRM woman

  • B’Haram: Nigeria Is At War –Jang

    May 24, 2014 6:22 AM 6

    He said unless the insurgents are defeated, Nigeria would know no peace. Jang spoke on Friday while inspecting the scene of Tuesday’s explosions in Jos. The governor, who described the perpetrators of the incident, as enemies of the country, said nothing could stop President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid to seek re-election in 2015. “These people are from outside

  • Military received N130bn in three months, says Okonjo-Iweala

    May 24, 2014 4:52 AM 6

    The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied claims by the Nigerian military and other security agencies that poor funding was undermining ongoing war against terrorists. She said that the Federal Government has been providing the needed funds to prosecute the war. She said, for example, that the military

  • Capturing of 2 foreign nationals in Niger Delta

    May 24, 2014 3:37 AM 13

    In this piece we are going to make references to Nnamdi Onyeuma’s article which was published on the 17th of May, 2014 titled In the Niger Delta. Our interest here is merely to appraise a few events in the past few years in the Niger Delta. We will try to place them in some kind of perspective. Here we surely will not go into much detail of the various

  • Lagos 2015: An oba’s personal wish is his prerogative

    May 23, 2014 11:16 PM 10

    So much has been made of the statement credited to the highly respected Oba of Lagos, His Royal Highness, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, who, at a recent book launch, reportedly assured one of the presumed aspirants to the office of the Governor of Lagos State of his selection by the ancestors and ‘key elders of Lagos’ as the next Governor of Lagos State. I know that such statements

  • Chibok Schoolgirls: #BringBackOurGirls protesters raise 10 questions for Jonathan

    May 23, 2014 7:47 PM 6

    The protesters have been holding daily protests to demand the safe release of the over 250 girls. The #BringBackOurGirls protesters that were stopped from getting to the Presidential Villa on Thursday raised 10 questions/demands which they said they want President Goodluck Jonathan to address. The hundreds of protesters had marched from the Unity Fountain

  • Abducted Girls: Presidential Fact Finding Committee Meets Borno Elders

    May 23, 2014 7:22 PM 4

    The Presidential Facts Finding Committee on the abducted female students of Government Secondary School Chibok in Borno state on Friday held an interactive session with members of the Borno Elders’ Forum in line with its terms of reference. At the opening session of the meeting, the Chairman of the committee, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Sabo urged members

  • Nigerian Army Denies Report Of Mutiny In Maimalari Barracks

    May 23, 2014 7:04 PM 16

    Director, Defence Information in the Army, Major-General Chris Olukolade, in a press statement on Friday said “the online report titled ‘Second Mutiny in Maimalari Barracks as Soldiers Manhandled Commander’ is not true.” The Nigerian Military has been under fire in recent times for a seeming incapability to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end. A media

  • Just In: Pres. Jonathan signs 2014 Budget

    May 23, 2014 5:48 PM 2

    Posted in wpzoom Economy, Lead Story on May 23, 2014 1:44 pm / no comments The Appropriation Act was passed by the National Assembly several weeks ago with the President delaying its to assent until today. Jonathan has, however, signed the law “after going through the statutory legislative processes.” The Information Minister, Labaran Maku, had last week told journalists

  • Goodluck Jonathan cries out to protesters

    May 23, 2014 4:58 PM 15

    The president has warned the protesters against politicizing the Boko Haram insurgency in the government, saying government does not deserve the kind of blame being heaped on it. Mr. Jonathan said, “We must be careful not to politicize the campaign against terrorism. When a bomb goes off in Kabul, Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan do not blame the government