• Tension in Niger Delta as military prepares onslaught against militants

    Tension in Niger Delta as military prepares onslaught against militants

    Palpable fear and widespread tension have gripped the Niger Delta communities preparatory to the launch of a major military onslaught on militants codenamed ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’.

    On Saturday, special military drills to commence the operation are said to have reached the peak and the development is creating panic in the region.

    The operation, it was learnt, was designed by the military to equip the amphibious and internal security operations in the riverine areas against the activities of Niger Delta militants.

    It was also […]

  • Reps probe centenary project, seek more funding against militants

    Reps probe centenary project, seek more funding against militants

    The House of Representatives has ordered its committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to investigate the alleged irregularities in the execution of Centenary City Project, with a view to ascertaining whether it was done in line with standard procedures.

    Specifically, the project was intended by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to on January 1, 2014, mark Nigeria’s 100 years of existence as a country since the amalgamation in 1914. The project was expected to be funded through the private sector.

    A […]