By Obadiah Mailafia IN his novel, The Brothers Karamazov, nineteenth century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky evokes a scene in the sixteenth century provincial Spanish city of Seville, where Jesus Christ returns and is confronted by The Grand Inquisitor. He is immediately recognised by the throng who flock to him in droves. Many are healed. A child is raised from the dead merely on encountering His shadow. The drama draws the attention of the local prelates. Jesus Christ is immediately arrested and thrown into a prison cell. In the middle of the night the Grand Inquisitor visits him. He has only one grouse: “Why have you come to hinder us?”
By Chinedu Adonu ENUGU—AN Igbo interest group, Voice from the East, VEAST, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria, FGN, to declare herdsmen as terrorists because of the dastardly way they have been wasting human lives and property in Nigeria.
… FG meets US, UK, Jersey officials in London By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor
The Federal Government, yesterday, met with top officials of the United Kingdom, United States of America and Jersey to work out the final modalities for drawing down $500 million Abacha loot frozen by the American government. Abubakar Malami
The retired officers, under the aegis of Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries in Osun State, addressed reporters at the weekend in Osogbo, the state capital, ahead of public presentation and launch of a book.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is steadily transforming Nigeria through innovative measures that are yielding positive results.