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Trump slams Obama, demands ‘apology’

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US President Donald Trump on Monday demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow.


Why I’m Afraid Of Nigeria’s Break-Up

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By Gimba Kakanda

A few days ago, a friend asked me to explain my aversion for the idea of secession as championed by the neo-Biafran advocates of South-East Nigeria. He had assumed it was the fear, as simplified in a certain series of propaganda, of the North’s foreseen inability to sustain itself economically, post-breakup.

‎Buhari administration will unite Nigerians – Osinbajo

Posted on Sunday, 25 June 2017 No comments
Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Muhammadu Buhari administration would do everything to ensure unity among citizens of the country.

We’re not part of Biafra - Ibibio

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The Ibibio of Akwa Ibom State say they remain committed to “the sanctity of Nigeria as one and indivisible” irrespective of the challenges currently facing the country.

The Ibibio People’s Union (IPU) in a statement by Ikpafak Edet Udofia, Global President and Ikpafak Aniekan Udoh, Global Secretary, reacting to their purported inclusion in the proposed Biafra, said yesterday that they “still are well versed with self-governance and do not need others to think or speak” for them.

The union, in a statement, said they are “well aware of a key reason why the first Biafra project failed and will not agree to be taken for a ride again. We posit that irrational exuberance led to the declaration of the first Biafra BEFORE ALL the ethnic groups in Eastern Nigeria were properly consulted for their input. The same mistake is being repeated demonstrating that no lessons were learned from the first fiasco.”

It said having have looked around the world it came to the realization of “the need for at least one strong country for black people. Since there is strength in size, the Union believes in a united well-governed Nigeria. Nigeria has the people and resources it only needs good and responsible leaders and the will to be that country. Therefore, we encourage all Nigerians to join hands to work to improve the country.”

The union therefore “categorically and very strongly repudiates the effrontery of those who would draw a map of their dream Biafra and include Ibibio land without prior consultation.”

It said while the Ibibio are not against any ethnic nationality within Nigeria deciding its destiny, they are not and will “never be part of Biafra.”

It sympathized with the plight of the Igbo living in the north, and condemned any act of intimidation, violence against any ethnic group, it declared that the Ibibio are part of Akwa Ibom and Nigeria, and that ” should Nigeria disintegrate, Ibibio people, are capable of forming their own country by themselves. There are many countries in the world today whose population is less than the current population of Ibibio.”

Quit notice to Igbo is treasonable - Ohanaeze

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The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday branded as treason, the recent quit notice issued to the Igbo resident in the north by a coalition of Arewa youths.

Trump wishes Muslims ‘warm greetings’ for Eid

Posted on Saturday, 24 June 2017 No comments

US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month.

Eid-el-Fitr: President Buhari congratulates Nigerians

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As Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements.

Moon sighted, Sunday is Eid-el Fitr – Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto President General of the Nigerian Supreme of Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll has declared Sunday as Eid-el Fitr to mark the end of the Ramadam fast.

VIP Police to be withdrawn nationwide – IG

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The Police on Friday said it would withdraw personnel of its mobile formation attached to important personalities in the country back to the barrack.

'Bayelsa is part of Biafra not South-South' - Nnamdi Kanu

Posted on Friday, 23 June 2017 No comments

The Supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said that Bayelsa is part of Igbo and being that one of the region’s founding fathers, Late Ken Saro-Wiwa equally supported the cause of Biafra, then Bayelsa is not South-South but Biafran. Kanu who was joined by his father to welcome some Biafran supporters from Bayelsa also said that the Igbo man is more related to the Nkwere man from Bayelsa than a person from Maiduguri.

 He also said that Nigeria will return to the original state where it was before the coming of the whites who amalgamated her.

PSG make world-record bid for Mbappe

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Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their pursuit of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and have made an offer of over €135 million, Goal understands.

Over 30 Nigerians deported from European countries

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Thirty-four Nigerians were yesterday deported from six European countries for committing immigration-related offences.

'The man giving Igbo quit notice lives in Lagos' - Falana

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Rights activist and constitutional lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) said yesterday that the leader of the northern youth group that issued a three months ultimatum to the Igbo to vacate the North does not live in the North, but in Lagos.

Nigeria declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

Posted on Thursday, 22 June 2017 No comments

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitr.

Trump’s new idea — a ‘solar wall’ on Mexican border

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US President Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters Wednesday for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels — and use the energy to cover construction costs.

Nigeria To Become World’s Third Most Populous Country By 2050

Posted on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 No comments
Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, according to a report released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

MMM Nigeria Donates N1 million to Orphanage Home

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Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) Nigeria has donated the sum of One Million to Jofin Orphanage Home, Jos, Plateau State for its massive renovation.

Many will go to jail for my recall - Dino Melaye

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Constituents of Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate.

But reacting to the action, Dino Melaye said the move to recall him from the upper legislative chamber will land many people in jail. His constituents of on Wednesday submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate. Leader of the constituents, Chief Cornelius Olowo, at INEC headquarters, shortly after submitting the petition, said that electorate in Melaye’s constituency were resolved to recall him.

He said that the petition, which had signatures of more than 52 per cent of the electorate in the area, was submitted at the office of INEC Chairman. Olowo said that the move to recall Malaye was based on his “abysmal performance’’ since he was elected to represent the district in 2015.

He accused the senator of distancing himself from his constituents, saying that the lawmaker’s performance was low. “In the last two years, some senators have been meeting with their people quarterly. They update them on what has been happening and seek their contributions on issues and their aspirations to be presented at the senate.

“For the past two years, Sen. Malaye has not organised one town hall meeting anywhere in Kogi West to meet with the people to present his scorecard or stewardship. “He has been completely disconnected from the people. Since he won his election and the legal battle at the court, he is no longer reachable. “He has no constituency office in Kogi West as we speak, as a way to reach him on matter of interests from the people that elected him,’’ Olowo said. He said that the petition had signatures of registered voters in the senatorial district, who endorsed the recall.

“We have over 360,000 registered voters in Kogi West and after about one week of collection of signatures, we were able to gather over 188,500 signatures, endorsing the recall of the senator. “We have submitted the petition at the office of INEC Chairman. It is now left for INEC to go and do confirmation of the signatures before going on the process needed for the recall,’’ he said. On the allegation that the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, was sponsoring the recall and that people fought over the money disbursed for the exercise, Olowo said it was untrue.

He said that the genuineness of the demand would be confirmed when INEC would visit the area for confirmation of the signatories. He expressed optimism that INEC would do what was required of it over the petition. The Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, confirmed the receipt of the petition by the commission. “Yes, such petition was submitted today (Wednesday),’’ he said in a short message reply on telephone. However Dino Melaye who spoke to Seun Okinbaloye, anchor of Politics Today, a daily programme on Channels Television, said “I continue to laugh at their efforts which I know is in futility. The whole exercise is a comedy of errors,” Melaye was quoted to have said.

“Nobody should take it seriously the whole thing is shrouded in money politics and cannot stand. “We have discovered names of dead people on the list and a handwriting with similar signatures for several people on petition, the discrepancies are too much and it’s a total fraud.

“And I promise that many people will go to jail for forgery.” According to the electoral act, one-half of the number of registered voters in a constituency is required for the recall of a lawmaker. There are 360,098 registered voters in Kogi west.

2019 Elections: We need funds for Diaspora voting – INEC

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The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has urged the National Assembly to quicken the amendment of

Nigerian Billionaire kidnapper Evans risks death penalty sentence

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The Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law, the state kidnapping prohibition bill, 2016 which prescribes Life Imprisonment or death penalty for the offence of Kidnapping and forceful extortion in Lagos State, meaning that the recently arrested kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans may get a life imprisonment or death penalty sentence.


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