IPOB shuts down Onitsha over Anambra poll protest

IPOB shuts down Onitsha over Anambra poll protest

IPOB shuts down Onitsha over Anambra poll protest Members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday took to major streets of Onitsha and its environs calling for boycott of next Saturday’s Anambra State governorship election. The group marched along major roads including Awka road, Old Market road, New Market road to Main Market, Oguta road and Upper Iweka to Owerri road vowing that there would be no election in the state or ‘Biafra land’ unless a referendum was held for the exit of Igbo people from Nigeria. They waved Biafra…

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IPOB Speaks Ahead Of Anambra Election

IPOB Speaks Ahead Of Anambra Election

IPOB Speaks Ahead Of Anambra Election Following calls by some agitators, particularly the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) urging people in Anambra State to boycott the November 18th election, Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has said that it wants no bloodshed on the election day. BNYL Leader, Princewill Obuka said the group has no plans to directly or indirectly interfere in the exercise, “as we recognize the right to vote or boycott”. Obuka said the group is equally not against some agitators boycott ideology/ “We know boycott is another form…

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Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha

Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha

Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha The ruling All Progressives Congress APC, APC, has hailed the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha for bringing the South African leader to the country. Okorocha has been under heavy attacks for bringing Zuma to the country and erecting a statue in his honour. The statue reportedly cost the state government N50m.   At a meeting of its National Working Committee NWC with its 24 state governors and principal officers of the National Assembly, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said Okorocha’s efforts at attracting foreign…

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Senators knock Buhari

Senators knock Buhari

Senators knock Buhari Some Senators, yesterday, warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that the country is on the brink of collapse. The lawmakers also said that Nigerians can no longer access basic amenities of life. The senators said delivery of public values has ceased to be the essence of governance, and that the challenges have shaken the very foundation of Nigerians’ faith in leadership. Addressing newsmen yesterday, ahead of the eighth National Prayer Breakfast (NPB), senators Emmanuel Bwacha, Joshua Lidani, Oluremi Tinubu, Binta Garba, Sonnie Ogbuoji and Barnabas Gemade,…

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We must restructure before 2019 – Falae

We must restructure before 2019 – Falae

We must restructure before 2019 – Falae Chief Olu Falae, the former minister of finance and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation(SGF) has cautioned that Nigeria must be restructured before the next general elections in 2019.  The octogenarian who was also the joint presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, AD and the All Peoples Party, APP in the 1999 presidential election believes that for the country to move forward, she must go back to the 1963 constitution. He made the remarks and more in this interview with…

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NIGERIA DOESN’T NEED RESTRUCTURING – LAWAL KAITA

NIGERIA DOESN’T NEED RESTRUCTURING – LAWAL KAITA

NIGERIA DOESN’T NEED RESTRUCTURING – LAWAL KAITA Alhaji Lawal Kaita, former governor of Old Kaduna State whose tenure lasted just three months between October and December 1983 is one politician who does not sit on the fence on national issues. Having been around in politics for a long time, there is no gainsaying that he is one of the most respected voices in the Northern part of the country. Though a core believer in the unity of Nigeria, he does not pretend in defending the interest of the North. In…

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Buhari: Fayose explodes over World Bank president’s revelation

Buhari: Fayose explodes over World Bank president’s revelation

Buhari: Fayose explodes over World Bank president’s revelation Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that he was not surprised by the comment from the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim that President Muhammadu Buhari directed specifically that the World Bank should shift its focus to the northern region of Nigeria​. ​”T​he President has never hidden the fact that he is a sectional leader and painfully, because of his nepotism, religious bigotry and favouritism, Nigeria is now more divided than ever before, with the unity of…

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I spent two hours,10 minutes talking to Nnamdi Kanu at Kuje Prisons -Kalu

I spent two hours,10 minutes talking to Nnamdi Kanu at Kuje Prisons -Kalu

I spent two hours,10 minutes talking to Nnamdi Kanu at Kuje Prisons -Kalu Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu in an interview monitored on AIT Thursday, bared his mind on his conversation with the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, when he visited him in Kuje Prisons, the chances of APC in the forthcoming Anambra elections as well as other leadership issues in Nigeria. Let me start this way, you said Biafra is not possible. Why did you say so? Let…

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What I will do to EFCC when I become President – Gov. Fayose

What I will do to EFCC when I become President – Gov. Fayose

What I will do to EFCC when I become President – Gov. Fayose Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has revealed what he will do to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, when he becomes Nigeria’s President. Fayose described the commission as a ‘senseless’ organization, in dire need of restructuring.  The Governor said he will overhaul the anti-graft agency. “By the grace of God, I will restructure the EFCC when I become the president of this nation. I will reorganize EFCC and make it looks responsible. “They detained me in…

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Why Buhari’s presidency will end in defeat, shame – Fani-Kayode

Why Buhari’s presidency will end in defeat, shame – Fani-Kayode

Why Buhari’s presidency will end in defeat, shame – Fani-Kayode Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will end in “defeat and shame” and “his wickedness shall not go unpunished”. Fani-Kayode stated this in a series of tweets on Thursday night, while reacting to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo revealing that he signed N648billion oil contracts for the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) . He tweeted: “So now u say it is no longer Buhari that signed the 648 billion naira worth of oil contracts whilst…

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Biafra: Fani-Kayode blasts Junaid Mohammed for calling IPOB members “bastards”

Biafra: Fani-Kayode blasts Junaid Mohammed for calling IPOB members “bastards”

Biafra: Fani-Kayode blasts Junaid Mohammed for calling IPOB members “bastards” Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has lashed out at Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, who has described the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as “bastards” , if they can’t cause another civil war in their struggle to actualize Biafra. Fani-Kayode, in a tweet on Tuesday, warned Mohammed not to use “this type of languge. He wrote: “Junaid Mohammed says “IPOB are bastards if they can’t cause another civil war”. “I urge him to stop using this type of language….

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Nigeria is better together – Ekweremadu

Nigeria is better together – Ekweremadu

Nigeria is better together – Ekweremadu The Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, has said that Nigeria is better as a united country and should not be dismembered. Ekweremadu expressed the view after delivering a lecture on ‘Constitutionalism and the challenges of leadership in Africa: an evaluation of tested models’, in New York. The event was organised by the Centre for Media and Peace Initiatives, a New York-based international non-governmental organisation, to mark the 10th anniversary of the centre. He said “Nigeria does not require to be fragmented…

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2019: I am here for the taking, Fayose tells PDP

2019: I am here for the taking, Fayose tells PDP

2019: I am here for the taking, Fayose tells PDP Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday, submitted himself to serve the people of the country if given the opportunity to service, saying ‘I am here for the taking.” He said this while formally declaring his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election. Governor Fayose declared his intention at the Golden Hall, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, At the occasion, he also vowed to defeat incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari at the poll. Governor Fayose, who said that the Peoples Democratic Party…

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IPOB, flood, PIGB, economy top agenda as NASS resumes

IPOB, flood, PIGB, economy top agenda as NASS resumes

IPOB, flood, PIGB, economy top agenda as NASS resumes Issues relating to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and environmental challenges across the country will dominate legislative business in the House of Representatives, as the chamber resumes after eight weeks recess, today. Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Abdulrasak Namdas, disclosed this in a telephone interview with Daily Sun, yesterday. Namdas said the House, apart from taking a holistic view of issues concerning IPOB, would also look at other security challenges across the country. He said the…

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CD tasks Obiano on security

CD tasks Obiano on security

CD tasks Obiano on security THE Campaign for Democracy, CD, has raised the alarm over what it described as deteriorating security in some locations of the state that may affect the peaceful conduct of the November governorship election and urged Governor Willie Obiano to rejig the Operation Kpochapu which sanitized Upper Iweke when he newly assumed office as the state Governor. The CD also urged the people of Anambra State to ensure that they vote in a candidate that will ensure that their rights are not violated. National Publicity Secretary…

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[PHOTOS] Buhari arrives Nigeria from London

[PHOTOS] Buhari arrives Nigeria from London

Buhari arrives Nigeria from London President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after spending eight days abroad . Buhari was said to have touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 7 pm on Monday . The President was received at the airport by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari , the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, the Inspector – General of Police , Idris Abubakar, and other dignitaries . Buhari had left the country on September 17 to attend…

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Race for Anambra Govt House getting to high pitch

Race for Anambra Govt House getting to high pitch

Race for Anambra Govt House getting to high pitch. Contenders in the race to the Anambra State Government House have emerged after the intrigues that trailed the rigorous governorship primaries of the various political parties. Except for the Progressives Peoples’ Alliance, PPA, whose candidate, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo remained the only aspirant since the politicians started nursing the governorship ambition some years back, other aspirants in the other major parties faced stiff opposition before they secured their parties’ tickets. Ezeemo was already doing door to door consultations as a time some…

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No automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019

No automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019

No automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019 Professor Ango Abdullahi is the spokesman of Northern Elders Forum, and former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He expressed support for the position of the Yoruba nation that Nigeria be restructured. Although there is a caveat that each existing region be allowed to decide the modalities for internal restructuring in view of new realities before fusing with others under a federal constitution similar to the First Republic. The NEF boss spoke with ABDULLAHI HASSAN in Zaria on other national issues including…

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Restructuring: We are not fearful, but won’t be stampeded by other groups – Northern elders

Restructuring: We are not fearful, but won’t be stampeded by other groups – Northern elders

Restructuring: We are not fearful, but won’t be stampeded by other groups – Northern elders – The Northern Elders Forum has stated that on the issue of restructuring, the north would not be stampeded into adopting a grand design from other regions, which would not be in its best interest – The group stated that it however acknowledged the calls for restructuring from various quarters, and stressed that all issues of disagreement could be resolved by dialogue – According to the NEF, the north will demand a respectful and responsible…

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Wike to Lai Mohammed: Stop stoking disharmony, division

Wike to Lai Mohammed: Stop stoking disharmony, division

Wike to Lai Mohammed: Stop stoking disharmony, division Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, to stop stoking embers of disharmony and divisions in the polity with his utterances and allegations against members of opposing political parties. The governor stated this yesterday, while declaring open the 13th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC) 2017, in Port Harcourt, and gave reasons why Nigeria is in crisis “We are only pretending; we think all is well with our country. The country is in crisis as poor governance, nepotism,…

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Anambra guber: Anambra’s low debt profile shows Obiano’s competence -APGA chieftain

Anambra guber: Anambra’s low debt profile shows Obiano’s competence -APGA chieftain

Anambra guber: Anambra’s low debt profile shows Obiano’s competence -APGA chieftain The Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Uchenna Okogbuo, has described the recent debt profile released by the Debt Management Office (DMO) which showed that Anambra State was the least indebted state in the country as an indication that Governor Willie Obiano has the capacity for financial management. According to the DMO, Lagos, Delta and Akwa Ibom topped the list of the most indebted states, while Anambra is the least. Okogbuo said the statement…

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PDP suspends Ifeanyi Ubah

PDP suspends Ifeanyi Ubah

PDP suspends Ifeanyi Ubah Governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Anambra and CEO of Capital Oil and Gas Ifeanyi Ubah has been suspended by the National Working committee of the party. Ubah had announced his decision to file a suit against the outcome of the governorship primaries that produced Oseloka Obaze as the party’s candidate for the Anambra election slated for November 18. “I will be approaching the court to determine the legality or otherwise of the PDP primary in the state”, Ubah told newsmen. “The election…

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IPOB crisis ‘bigger than Boko Haram’-Shettima

IPOB crisis ‘bigger than Boko Haram’-Shettima

IPOB crisis ‘bigger than Boko Haram’-Shettima Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has said the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB crisis being spearheaded by Nnamdi Kanu is bigger than the activities of the deadly terrorist group Boko Haram No fewer than 20, 000 people are believed to have been killed by Boko Haram since the Islamist sect started its attacks about eight years ago. According to The Nation,speaking in Owerri on Monday night during a meeting with Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, when he led a truce team of North’s governors…

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FG Under Severe Criticism Over IPOB

FG Under Severe Criticism Over IPOB

FG Under Severe Criticism Over IPOB The Federal Government, yesterdy, came under acerbic attack from the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and the aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, over its claim that disgruntled politicians and treasury looters were behind the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), the separatist group led by Nnamdi Kanu. Minister of Information, Mohammed had said looters and disgruntled elements in the opposition were the chief sponsors of IPOB. But in their seperate reactions, Fayose and Omokri challenged the minister to disclose names of…

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Anambra: APC’s NWC recieves appeal panel report

Anambra: APC’s NWC recieves appeal panel report

Anambra: APC’s NWC recieves appeal panel report The All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra governorship primary appeal committee submitted its report to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) yesterday. While submitting the report to the party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Ostia Izunaso, at the party’s national secretariat, the committee’s secretary, Dr. Nosa Aladeselu, revealed that the committee received petitions from several aspirants demanding the cancelation of the August 26 party primary. Speaking with journalists after submitting the report, Aladeselu said “a number of persons submitted petitions and also a good number…

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I almost ran away from Nigeria – Buhari

I almost ran away from Nigeria – Buhari

I almost ran away from Nigeria – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari says he is thankful for the improved rainy season in the country in the last two years , admitting that he would have run away from the country if there was no rain. Buhari said this on Monday when he received the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad SAbubakar III, in Aso Villa, Abuja . He said, “ We are lucky this year that last year and this year the rainy season is…

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Nigeria Senators “HARDSHIP” Allowances As Revealed By Channels Television (Photo)

Nigeria Senators “HARDSHIP” Allowances As Revealed By Channels Television (Photo)

A strange allowance fee for senators have just leaked by channel24. Check it out: HAVE YOU READ “Fulfill Your Promise To Nigerians” – Former Vice President, Atiku Tells President Buhari Couples kidnapped on the way to their wedding in Ondo State Mazi Nnamdi Kanu accused the Nigerian Army of an attempt to kill him My team can beat Super Eagles – Nyirenda Share with friends

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“Fulfill Your Promise To Nigerians” – Former Vice President, Atiku Tells President Buhari

“Fulfill Your Promise To Nigerians” – Former Vice President, Atiku Tells President Buhari

“Fulfill Your Promise To Nigerians” Atiku Tells President Buhari Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration to fulfil its promise to Nigerians to make them feel safe again. Atiku, who is also the founder of the American University of Nigeria group of schools in Yola, Adamawa State, faulted an online report on one of the Chibok girls. The former Vice-President said this in a statement signed on his behalf by his Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe, in Abuja, on Sunday. Atiku was reacting…

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Ojukwu’s Biafra – Debe Ojukwu

Ojukwu’s Biafra –  Debe Ojukwu

Ojukwu’s Biafra – Debe Ojukwu Chief Sylvester Debe Ojukwu is the eldest son of the late Biafran leader Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. A lawyer and ex- senior police officer, he speaks on the fledgling agitation for the actualisation of Biafra, his father’s Biafra and dreams, the challenges of Nigeria’s nationhood among other contemporary issues. Excerpts With the closeness you had with your father, how do you think he would feel with all these agitations going on now, if he were alive? With the benefit of hindsight, I believe he would…

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I Will Expose El-Rufai, AlHassan Talks Tough

I Will Expose El-Rufai, AlHassan Talks Tough

I Will Expose Your Role In Chibok Girls Kidnapping, Alhassan Threatens Elrufai The embattled Minister of Women Affairs, Amina Alhassan has threatened to expose Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Elrufai and his role in Chibok girls kidnapping. The Minister said she was surprised that a dirty character like Elrufai could even have the gut to comment against her preference for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for 2019 Presidential race. She said, there are lot of things Nigerians needs to know about the planning and execution of Chibok girl kidnapping because those behind…

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