"Today, the Security Council took an important step in support of the government of Nigeria’s efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities. By adding Boko Haram to the U.N.’s 1267 (al Qaeda) sanctions list, the Security Council has helped to close off important avenues of funding, travel and weapons to Boko Haram, and shown global unity against their savage actions,”
Friday, May 23, 2014
While speaking at a campaign rally yesterday, Uganda's President, Yoweri Museveni mocked President Jonathan for accepting foreign assistance to help fight Boko Haram. The former guerrila fighter said he'd rather commit suicide than ask the international community to guard his people against terrorists
“I have never called the United Nations to guard us. Me, Yoweri Museveni to say that I have failed to protect my people and I call on the UN: I would rather hang myself. We prioritized national security by developing a strong Army, otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC, South Sudan, Somalia or Nigeria where militias have disappeared with school children.
“It would be a vote of no confidence in our country and citizens if we cannot guarantee our security. What kind of persons would we be?” He said
The 2014 budget has been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. The president signed the budget into law today, May 23rd, after the statutory process of legislative scrutiny was completed. Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, and the DG of the Budget Office are expected to deal with the press later today on the budget signing
Two policemen serving at Area ‘E’ Festac Town, Lagos State, western Nigeria, have been reportedly lynched by angry commercial motorcycle riders in the area.
Sources said the victims, a sergeant and an inspector simply called Bashiru, were lynched when they attempted to seize some motorcycles at notorious spot called Aso Rock in Festac Town.
Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday said he appreciated the patriotism of the local hunters who showed their readiness to go into Sambisa forest, but pointed out that he had no authority to give them permission to proceed, saying that, only the president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria could do so.
The United States has dealt a major crackdown on Nigeria’s Yahoo gang, with arrests of 16 people in several US cities, Canada and South Africa. Most of the people arrested were Nigerians. The suspects were arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court in Gulfport, Mississippi Tuesday.
Two men – children of the unidentified elderly woman who was almost lynched by a mob in the Ajegunle area of Lagos after being accused of witchcraft – have identified the victim as their mother.
They said the octogenarian was not a witch, but a victim of the nature and had been missing from home.
P- Metro had reported on Wednesday that the elderly woman was attacked by a mob which accused her of being a black bird that transformed into a human being.
"When I was travelling precisely on the 26 of April, I left this airport and I spoke to the airport correspondents and I said there was a need to collaborate with international organisations. You see, this issue is not about President Goodluck Jonathan. If we don’t take time and work together as Nigerians, Jonathan might be the last Nigerian President. Jonathan might be the Gorbachev of Nigeria. And that is the truth, so we better wake up. Political class, business class, military, civilians must now stand up to work for our internal security. Internal security is more important than anything we have done and I believe that once we are able to come together Nigeria will be alright. As of now the country is in pains; the country is in problem and some people are taking it very lightly.Continue after the break.