Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hoha! (Pointblank): The Talkingheads on Nigeria

"The failure of the Nigerian leadership over many years to respond to the legitimate needs of their own young people, to have a government that promoted a meritocracy, that really understood that democracy can't just be given lip service, it has to be delivering services to the people, has meant there is a lot of alienation in that country and others,"

-------Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton Speaking at a town hall meeting of State Department employees, Clinton said the Nigerian government has failed for years to address the legitimate needs of its people.


"The Obama administration appears to have a blind spot when it comes to the war on terrorism...When the Obama administration decided to treat Abdulmutallab as an ordinary criminal, it did so without the input of our nation's top intelligence officials...They would have explained the importance of gathering all possible intelligence about Yemen, where there is a serious threat from terrorists whose sights are trained on this nation... They would have explained the critical nature of learning all we could from Abdulmutallab. But they were never asked."

-------Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) that the Obama administration has a "blind spot" when it comes to fighting the war on terror in the weekly GOP Internet and Radio Address.



"Let me tell you something, Nigeria is just a funny entity. When the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo described Nigeria as a mere geographical expression, rather than a nation, the man knew very well what he was talking about. If we are a nation, we should be able to speak with one voice, we should be able to have a common destiny, our aspiration should be towards national goal and all our actions should reflect that national goal and national interest. But these days, everything that is anti-nationalism is what is pervading the political and socio-economic atmosphere of Nigeria. The ethnic agenda is taking the centre stage as against the national interest. Otherwise, why should Nigeria almost at 50 still be talking about federal character with a Commission created for it? Not only that, it went ahead to insert it in the Constitution to say every appointment and decision taken must have tribal and ethnic consideration at the expense of merit. Otherwise, why should we be talking about the President‘s inability to handover. Does it cost him anything? If we truly belong to the same nation, we should trust each other. There should not be what I will describe as mutual suspicion of each other. We have succeeded in promoting religious and tribal hegemony as against national interest. Otherwise, Ya‘Adua was aware of what he should do whenever he was going on vacation or on sabbatical according to the Constitution. The man knew very well the state of his precarious health condition and yet, he went ahead to stand for election. We knew what was happening to him during the campaign; he was collapsing. Then there was nothing Nigerians could do because the powers that be wanted him at all cost and here we are today."

-------Nigerian-based attorney, Fred Agbaje
in Punch's exclusive interview.


"The judiciary as the pivot on which our constitution deservedly stands is balancing the delicate concept of separation of powers as well as ensuring that the pure water underlying the aforesaid constitutional principles is not polluted has unequivocally spoken. The judicial voice must be respected without qualms by all. The ultimacy of the ruling firther lies in the fact that what seems to be an unending falsehood and shenanigans being paraded to Nigerians as truth about Yar'Adua's health by the People Democratic Party leaders and the jokers masquerading as ministers would stop fortwith by allowing constitutional sanity to have its way."

-------Lagos, Nigeria-based attorney Femi Falana disagreeing on Justice Dan Agbatu's court ruling on the role of Vice President Goodluck Jonathan in the absence of the President.

Nigerian Jungle Blues and Sunday Cartoons

Since last November when Yar’Adua was flown to Saudi Arabia for treatment, Tanimu’s influence has grown enough to have drowned that of Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, to whom the President did not officially hand over. Tanimu has been effectively assisted by Turai, Yar’Adua’s wife; Yusuf Tilde, Yar’Adua’s Chief Security Officer; and Sayyadi Abba Ruma, Agriculture Minister; Abba Aji, Special Adviser to Yar’Adua on National Assembly Matters; Yayale Ahmed, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Michael Aondoakaa, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. Tanimu, Turai, Tilde and Abba Ruma are reckoned to be the only government functionaries who have been in touch with Yar’Adua since the President left Nigeria. The Chief Economic Adviser’s portfolio has greatly expanded–unofficially–to include speaking on behalf of the President and government. <<< MORE @ THE NEWS >>>


Yar'Adua's men map out fresh plan: The camp composing, but not limited to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa (SAN); Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Abba Ruma; and Chief Economic Adviser to the President, Dr. Tanimu Yakubu; has been having series of meetings and consultations aimed at neutralising the lockjam created by President Yar’Adua’s long absence from the country and his non-formal handing over to the vice president. <<< MORE @ VANGUARD


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Nigeria and Terrorism

BY AMBROSE EHIRIM






Life was certainly easing up a little bit with a hopeful upcoming prosperous better year in a matter of days as the war on terror seemed to be waning; though, the emergence of Taliban in Afghanistan had taken a new dimension for the United States and its allies in fighting the terrible war on terror. Nobody had thought al Quaeda was still functioning very well in maintaining its strongholds toward the development of fatal devices to attack United States' interest all around the world.

Christmas Day was another way to learn a lesson that al Quaeda was still out there, underground, recruiting and training would-be suicide bombers and terrorists in the name of radical Islam. And this time around, in an attempt to use another United States aircraft for another act of terrorism on United States, it came from what some couldn't have imagined since the focus of "fishing out" al Quaeda operatives had been on the Arab Peninsula, the Far East - India, Pakistan, Kashmir, Afghanistan - and countries surrounding the Black Sea, including the states in Limbo, the quasi countries teetering on the brink of statehood - Abkhazia, Puntland, South Ossetia - "nations" that particularly doesn't exist and where al Quaeda had been known to either have strongholds or gearing up to open up cells.

Yes, some couldn't have imagined that a Nigerian-born Umar Forouk Abdulmutallab would be trained to attack the United States, which has raised questions from many circles including my colleagues who had been wondering what had gone wrong regarding the Nigerian terror suspect, the least they had expected.

On the morning of December 26, 2009, my longtime friend, Ardis Hamilton, had called me, and I had looked forward to his gist relating to his trip to Costa Rica, one of his routine annual vacations.

"Hey, Ambrose, what's happening, man!? What's going on with Nigeria, man!? Come on, man, what's going on with your country and all that terrorism stuff, man!? That is not cool, and I will tell you that," shouted Ardis.

"Are you surprised it happened?" I replied in response.

"Of course, I am, man! This is crazy. Unbelievable. Nigeria?" Ardis said.

"Well, unfortunately, not too many of you guys know about that country called Nigeria and the goings on ever since it was fabricated by the colonists," I said.

That was part of our brief telephone conversations regarding what unfolded the previous day, the day a 23-year-old Nigerian, Abdulmutallab, attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airline Flight 253.

The news was all over the media - the print and electronic - with some astounded and many not even surprised, for it was only a matter of time for the secular Northern Nigeria murderous Islamic Jihadists to take their deadly casts to a whole new heights going overboard to blow up a United States aircaft. Even upon my arrival later in the day of December 26, at Black Township's Leimert Park, California, where the joyous festivities and merry-making to commemorate Kwaanza, being held and observed which was lukewarm as a result of Abdulmutallab's newest adventure that gave him a "15 minutes" of fame in a very bad way, "what's up with Nigeria?!" echoed all around the hood.

Leaving aside the thought of the alleged son of a "prominent Nigerian banker" who had been privileged to attend British run elite school in neigboring French-speaking Togoland, then to University College, London, what could have inspired this kid to go as far as he did, and the senior Abdulmutallab could not detect his boy's out of character early enough for attempt to destroy a Detroit-bound Northwest Airline Flight 253, not to have happened? How are we sure Abdulmutallab's father did not encourage him or prepared him through series of contacts by way of bankrolling the projects in the quest to kill we who they call "infidels" in their "satanic verses" of the Holy Koran? And since Abdulmutallab, the former minister and "prominent Nigerian banker" claimed and told us he reported his son's suspicious moves to the United States months before said attempt, why was he reluctant in notifying the Nigerian media? With the history of the northern caliphates and its groomed Islamic Jihadic nihilists and hoodlums who plundered and demolished properties, raped Igbo women, eviscerated the pregnant ones, beheaded Southern Christians, and burned down their churches to the ground, why should it take too much probing to elicit testimony that these dreaded mallams are cold-blooded murderers?

And of what background is Abdulmutallab? And what is the history of his clan in Nigeria and elsewhere on the northern deserts of West Africa? And throughout this process, and the damages radical Islam had caused all around the world with obvious horrific events in Nigeria before 9/11, why is it so difficult to comprehend the fact that terrorist cells had been in Nigeria even before the United States began its war on terror?

The tone I have drawn here: origin, religion, ethnicity and arguments in this form of public worship are not only the product of terrorists, suicide bombers, making of lethal devices. organizational funding, travel arrangements and logistics. They have been encouraged, sponsored and developed by Saudi Arabia, and the West vividly knew it and kept quiet. Saudi Arabia is the root of all terrorist activities, and in order to win the war on terror effectively, that root must be uprooted.

And Abdulmutallab's full name has nothing to identify with a typical traditional Nigerian, or a typical Hausa descent like Dogoyaro, Baba Yara, Sofo Bature, Funla Masa, Mutum Banza, Kudi Mangana, Metusa, Gujia, Ina Zaka and names and stuff of that nature typical of Hausa heritage in a fabricated Nigeria. He bears a full-fledged Arabic name whose clan "is" Arab influenced.

So now that Abdulmutallab's father has been cleared for his beforehand complaint to the United Staes about his son's out of character, what point does it make when a father who had taken the full task of raising a child, sending him to the best institutions of learning in these modern times, not to have known way before time that his son had gone out of character - in a dire case of terrorism years ago - while grooming his child as a mentoring parent to produce one of society's best on the basis of humble beginnings from a father's prominence and legacy?

But a deeper reason may be at work here, for instance, the extensive to near exhaustive debates, commentaries and analyses including reports that had been seen over the years at Igbonet, Igbo Forum, and BiafraNigeriaWorld and other related websites; and my articles that had been widely published on a wide range of issues regarding a fabricated national state called "Nigeria," and that "Nigeria" had never been a one country from the time of the constitutional conferences as asserted by Obafemi Awolowo; and in 1966, when the country lost its sense of purpose which resulted to the first military coup; in July 1966, the counter coup which propped up a whole lot of confusion, leading to a civil war on agitation for self-reliance based on the inexplicable events which erupted the pogrom; and ever since, too many complicated issues arriving from civil unrest, militancy and things like that for the quest of plebiscite; the Hausa-Fulanis and their murderous Islamic Jihadists chose all sorts of anarchy instead; which was evident that the country had nothing in common from its numerous cultures and ethnicities as in the Balkans, and shouldn't have been joined together by a British mandate.

Shouldn't we have known, then, from all the vagaries and uncertainties surrounding a Nigerian national state, that no such thing as Nigeria, and that it is impossible for its existence?

Well, Awolowo, the Yoruba tribalist, saw it firsthand and argued that this is indeed the case. He wrote:

"When imperial powers ratified the final share-out of colonial territories at the Berlin Conference in 1885, Nigeria existed as three separate political units. These corresponded roughly with the present three regions, and administered by three different authorities. Since the amalgamation all efforts of the British government have been devoted to developing the country into a unitary state. This is patently impossible; and it is astonishing that a nation wide political experience like Great Britain fell into such a palpable error. If rapid political progress is to be made in Nigeria, it is high time we were realistic in tackling its constitutional problems. Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no "Nigerians" in the same sense as there are "English," "Welsh," or "French." The word Nigeria is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria from those who do not."

But whether or not Awolowo was right - and I for one think that he was, at least about his analogy on the Welsh, the Scot, and the Brit to a multicultural and multiethnic enclave like Nigeria, even though his orchestrated "economic blockade" was designed to wipe out the Igbo nation from the face of this planet in Yakubu Gowon's-led genocidal campaign, despite all legitimate measures taken to avoid it, which brings to the fore that nothing could stop the bloodthirsty northern Islamic Jihadists from carrying out their wish list of horrific carnage; blood letting, wantom killing, demolishing and plundering of properties that continues apace.

Yet the West kept a sealed lip and watch all the atrocities unfold until terrorism surfaced on American soil, which begun a new chapter and a new way of fighting the war on terror, never mind the Islamic presence in the United States, not to be compared in any way the huge Islamic communities in France, Germany and Britain. And inspite of all this, and apparently, no serious attempt was made to have noticed the presence and threats of a potential deadly gangs of terrorists.

And with all that warning shots, we sat idled and watched as if it's a child's play which made sense recollecting the ongoing debate at BiafraNigeriaWorld Message Board; and reading carefully we learn a whole lot from the talking heads at this message board. One, Icheoku, by his handle, made it patently clear that Nigeria is a terrorist state and Abdulmutallab had been groomed to be a terrorist from childhood. He writes:

"Reading the views of the ruling class of BiafraNigeria, on the US action of including Nigeria in the list of terrorist states, shows we are yet to understand that the US is a country, which takes the security of the lives and investments of its citizens seriously. How can anyone fail to see that all the unprovoked and persistent killing of innocent Christians in the North particularly since the North commenced its agenda of islamizing Nigeria through the introduction and forceful implementaion of Sharia, did not influence the terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab? The boy was right there, in the North till he was 13 years, his impressionable years. He saw those who worshiped with him in the same mosque routinely murder thousands of Christians, burn their churches and rape their women because their Imams openly dub them (Christians) infidels and promise them heavingly rewards of 12 virgins if they die while killing Christians. He saw fellow Muslims in the North celebrate Osama bin-Laden when WTC was bombed on 9/11, 2001.They even made and wore t-shirts with Osama bin-Laden's picture. It became a fashion statement for them in the North and no one challenged them. He knew they went on a killing spree of Christians because of a cartoon in far away European country. Besides, he heard Osama bin-Laden's admonition to Nigerian Muslims to overthrow the infidel government of Olusegun Obasanjo some years back. Yet we fail to acknowledge these facts. As far as I am concerned, Northern Nigeria is a hotbed for growing real and potential terrorists. Therefore, Nigeria is a terrorist State. It is clear now because the Muslims have gone beyond the borders of Nigeria."

Writing from experience and based on eyewitness accounts, Icheoku was a victim of the pogrom and had seen all kinds of terrorist activities unfold in his native land. And this one from Ikenga Iguedo:

"Nigeria is a terror sponsor state and should be branded a such, calling Nigeria a place of interest at this moment despite the fact the Nigerian oligarchy has not and will never condemn terrorism is absurd, an action the Western authorities will defiantly regret in the long run. These people live and thrive in terror, killing Christians for them is like watching a baseball match in America. The Obama administration has the duty to inform the American public of the truth about Nigeria. He must encourage Gordon Brown to loosen the conspiracy of the British government and the Nigeria northern oligarchy to hold on to power by means of terrorism and in turn, allow Britain unlimited access to oil in the Christian South. It's now down to oil money or American lives."

Nevertheless, recognizing the fact that Nigeria is a terrorist state which summarizes the agenda from this framework that terrorism had been well established in Nigeria even before the world knew it, the United States must not stop fighting the war on terror; the pounding of terrorist nations must continue in order to defeat this new war of terrorism, entirely. But again, for those who wish us well and wish the United States well, too, must keep something in mind, especially in France, Germany and Britain which has in all accounts the largest concentration of not particularly and radical Islamic community, that our protection based on expericience to defend ourselves against any existential threat begins at home, and avoiding it must be done preemptively.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nigeria: Scores Killed in Jos Religious Riots

"Jonathan decries bloodbath in Jos." As Vice President Goodluck Jonathan described the bloodbath on the plateau as one crisis too many; declaring that "the Federal Government finds it most unacceptable, retrogressive, and capable of further sundering the bonds of unity in our country." MORE @ VANGUARD
















Photos courtesy of Vanguard

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Nigerian Jungle Blues and Sunday Cartoons

Vice President Goodluck Jonathan has warned key government officials who peddle rumour to be ready for the exit door. Talking tough yesterday, he said that government was aware of the presence of mischief makers within its fold and would soon decisively deal with them. MORE @ SUN NEWS ONLINE


Ogbonna Onovo, Inspector General of Police "Kidnappers Storm Presidency Abduct Son of Yar’adua’s Top Aide Demand N20 Million Ransom We’re on their Trail -Police" Kidnappers struck The Presidency yesterday when they abducted a four-month-old male baby of the Commander of the presidential aircraft fleet, Air Commodore Aminu Adamu. Sunday Trust gathered last night that the child, called Al-Amin, was kidnapped at the Apo Zone D residence of the Aminus, and that the kidnappers were asking for N20 million ransom from the baby’s parents. MORE @ SUNDAY TRUST


"How to cut down cost of fuel consumption." SOURCE: PUNCH


SOURCE: GUARDIAN


SOURCE: SUN NEWS ONLINE


SOURCE: SUNDAY TRUST

Press Release: Africa For Haiti at Leimert Park


Forging Towards Economic Integrity through Commerce between the United States and Nigeria


The Nigerian Chamber of Commerce USA Hosts Africa for HAITI at Leimert Park

Beverly Hills, CA January 16, 2010- In an effort to demonstrate the African community's unalloyed support to the people of Haiti, the Nigerian Chamber of Commerce-USA (NICOCUSA) will host Africa for HAITI, an Emergency Relief Drive for the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Africa for HAITI will be held on Saturday January 23, 2010 from 8am to 4pm at the Vision Theater, Leimert Park 4300 Degnan Ave Los Angeles, California 90008 (@ Crenshaw Blvd & 43rd Place). Africa for HAITI will organize various members of the African community to collect invaluable resources such as money, medicine, non perishable foods, toiletries, and clothing in order to provide immediate assistance to the American Red Cross and other charity organizations on the ground in Haiti.

NICOCUSA is imploring all members of the African community here in the United States, to make donations, volunteer their time, as well as encourage their friends, families, and colleagues to join us in solidarity.

To participate or make a donation to Africa for HAITI please visit www.ncocusa.com. You may also make your tax deductible donations to the American Red Cross and mail it to:


Africa For Haiti
C/O The Nigerian Chamber of Commerce-USA
468 North Camden Drive, 2nd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210



About NICOCUSA:

NICOCUSA is a US based business league founded in 2002, which serves as a liaison between business communities and their interests in the United States and Nigeria. Each year, NICOCUSA facilitates lucrative contracts between businesses here in the United States and Nigeria, which have created jobs and literally changed the lives of thousands of people all over Nigeria.


Victoria Afriyie, Director of Corporate Communications

The Nigerian Chamber of Commerce USA


(310) 860-7622

www.ncocusa.com

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ehirim Files List: Images of Yakubu Gowon's-Led Genocidal Campaign Against the Igbo Nation

"Yakubu Gowon was the head of a murderous gang that killed over 3 million Igbo people in a bestial genocide that shocked the world (1966-70). Now he has the effrontry to pose as a statesman and peace-maker..."

------- Kevin Ani, NSIBIDI PRESS/Igbo Forum












































Never again! To forget is to proclaim Yakubu Gowon, the Hausa-Fulanis and their Yoruba counterparts innocent.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nigerian Jungle Blues and Cartoons

ABUJA—A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, declared that Vice President Jonathan Goodluck is empowered by the 1999 Constitution to exercise, in the absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua, all the powers vested in him, including signing of sensitive documents, so far such powers are delegated to him. The presiding high court judge, Justice Dan Abutu made the pronouncement while interpreting the meanings and intendments of sections 5(1) and 148 (1) of the 1999 constitution in a suit brought by a lawyer, Mr. Christopher Onwuekwe. Onwuekwe, in his suit, FHC/ABJ/CS/10/2010, had requested the high court to declare that in the absence of President Yar’Adua who is receiving treatment in Saudi Arabia, the Vice President, by virtue of the provisions of Section 5(1) and 148 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, could exercise all the powers vested in the President in the interest of peace, order and good governance pending when his boss, Yar’Adua, would resume office. He sued the Attorney General of the Federation and the Executive Council of the Federation. MORE @ VANGUARD



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SOURCE: GUARDIAN


SOURCE: BLACK NEWS

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Hoha! (Pointblank): Nigeria is a Terrorist State

"What the US did is a punishment to Nigerians, not the government. They are harassing the people by that decision. Agreed, we have our internal problems as a country, but they would have looked at other ways of dealing with the problem. Apart from harassment, many people may decide to cancel their trips. I am already revisiting my dairy to put off some trips. Travelling on its own is a burden; the situation at the moment has further been worsened by this restriction. Already, you can no longer check in on some airlines on the Internet. The moment the word Nigeria appears, you cannot go further, even though every other thing was done. These are consequences for us and this is what I want the US government to understand. They are harassing the people, not the government."

------- Wole Soyinka, Nobel Luareate speaking with journalists in Lagos, Nigeria



"Nigeria expresses its disappointment and concern of the undeserved placement of Nigeria on the countries of interest list and views this action as having the potential of undermining longstanding and established U.S.-Nigeria bilateral ties,"

------- Dora Akunyili, Nigeria Information Minister disappointed on US listing Nigeria among the terrorist nations.



"I am sure that you have been observing the trend in the media and we are referring to the issue of America listing Nigeria as one of the 14 countries to be placed under watch. I am speaking on behalf of the Senate and on behalf of the Senate President to state categorically that we are very unhappy about the development and when we resume, we are going to take up this matter seriously if America has not taken Nigeria off that list. We also want to advise America that in their own best interest, they should conduct this matter very well in a manner that will not result in diplomatic row between America and Nigeria because the American president had, himself, clearly admitted that this was a failure of the system and manpower of Americans and I don’t see where Nigeria comes in there."

------- Senator Ayogu Eze, Senate Committee Chairman in Information and Media on the Senate Floor of Nigeria's National Assembly soundbiting America



"Nigeria is now a terrorist state that is not news anymore. The news now is that all Nigerians traveling to the US and some European countries will now seem to regret having the green passport. That Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of terrorists states or rogue states was almost predictable. What with the haste Nigeria was dragged into the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in 1986. What with the zeal with which some so called Islamic countries fall over themselves competing to Islamize Nigeria at all cost despite the fact that 50% of their own citizens leave below the poverty line. A good look at the landscape of Nigeria will tell you that every available space is being converted into a mosque..."

------- Ndiameeh Babrik, Modern Ghana



"Reading the views of the ruling class of BiafraNigeria, on the US action of including Nigeria in the list of terrorist states, shows we are yet to understand that the US is a country, which takes the security of the lives and investments of its citizens seriously. How can anyone fail to see that all the unprovoked and persistent killing of innocent Christians in the North particularly since the North commenced its agenda of islamizing Nigeria through the introduction and forceful implementaion of Sharia, did not influence the terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab? The boy was right there, in the North till he was 13 years, his impressionable years. He saw those who worshiped with him in the same mosque routinely murder thousands of Christians, burn their churches and rape their women because their Imams openly dub them (Christians) infidels and promise them heavingly rewards of 12 virgins if they die while killing Christians. He saw fellow Muslims in the North celebrate Osama bin-Laden when WTC was bombed on 9/11, 2001.They even made and wore t-shirts with Osama bin-Laden's picture. It became a fashion statement for them in the North and no one challenged them. He knew they went on a killing spree of Christians because of a cartoon in far away European country. Besides, he heard Osama bin-Laden's admonition to Nigerian Muslims to overthrow the infidel government of Olusegun Obasanjo some years back. Yet we fail to acknowledge these facts. As far as I am concerned, Northern Nigeria is a hotbed for growing real and potential terrorists. Therefore, Nigeria is a terrorist State. It is clear now because the Muslims have gone beyond the borders of Nigeria."

------- Icheoku, BiafraNigeriaWorld on Nigeria is a terrorist state.



"Nigeria is a terror sponsor state and should be branded a such, calling Nigeria a place of interest at this moment despite the fact the Nigerian oligarchy has not and will never condemn terrorism is absurd, an action the Western authorities will defiantly regret in the long run. These people live and thrive in terror, killing Christians for them is like watching a baseball match in America. The Obama administration has the duty to inform the American public of the truth about Nigeria. He must encourage Gordon Brown to loosen the conspiracy of the British government and the Nigeria northern oligarchy to hold on to power by means of terrorism and in turn, allow Britain unlimited access to oil in the Christian South. It's now down to oil money or American lives. DIVIDE NIGERIA AND MICRO MANAGE THE TERRORIST NORTH."

------- Ikenga Iguedo, BiafraNigeriaWorld on Nigeria is a terrorist state.

Nigeria Jungle Blues and Thursday Cartoons

FIFTEEN new Federal permanent secretaries who were appointed by President Umaru Musa Yar’adua in October last year have been cooling their heels for nearly three months because his absence from the country has stalled their swearing-in ceremony and assignment of portfolios. One of them actually died last month while waiting to be sworn-in. MORE @ DAILY TRUST


"I Spoke With Yar'Adua Briefly - Jonathan." MEETING: From right; Osun State Governor, Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Martin Elechi, Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu and Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State, after the PDP Governors' meeting with Vice President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, yesterday. MORE @ VANGUARD


"We Don't Know When Yar"Adua Will Return - PDP Govs" Nasarawa State Governor, Akwe Doma (left); Kwara State Governor, Bukola Saraki; Kaduna State Governor, Namadi Sambo; and Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke; after a meeting with Vice President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Wednesday. MORE @ DAILY INDEPENDENT


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SOURCE: PUNCH


SOURCE: SUN NEWS ONLINE