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Restructuring only solution to unrest in Nigeria – Onochie
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Restructuring only solution to unrest in Nigeria – Onochie

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the southeast and former Nigerian envoy to Algeria and Philippines, Amb Nnamdi Onochie, has lamented that Nigeria’s political space has suffered in the last twelve years. In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, Onochie, who recently declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidential seat of Nigeria, also regretted that the myriads of challenges ravaging the nation have continued to persist with no decisive approaches or measures taken by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to end them. The presidential hopeful posited that under the watch of the current government, Nigeria and her citizens have continued to witness tragedies of kidnapping of vulnerable scholars, University students, farmers ...
Plateau crisis: Southeast Govs urged to evacuate Igbo students
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Plateau crisis: Southeast Govs urged to evacuate Igbo students

Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), a socio-cutural organization has asked governors of the southeast zone to immediately evacuate Igbo students from the University of Jos. This is following the rising tension in Jos. The apex youth group in Igbo land stressed that the urgency of the security situation in Jos led the Benue and Kogi state governors to evacuate their students in Unijos, hence the need for Southeast and South-south governors to immediately rescue and save the life of the Igbo students studying in the northern institution. The Igboayaka O. Igboayaka led Ohanaeze Youth Council in a release sent to DAILY POST on Sunday, revealed that it was now obvious that the Fulani herdsmen had declared war against all other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. According to the OYC, “the Fu...
‘It’s better Nigeria remains united’ – Buhari tells youth corpers
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‘It’s better Nigeria remains united’ – Buhari tells youth corpers

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated it is more beneficial for Nigeria to remain united, notwithstanding the differences among her nationalities. He made this known in Daura, Katsina State when corps members deployed to the town paid him a Sallah visit on Tuesday, July 20. While giving the advice of unity, the President also threw his weight behind the National Youths Service Corps scheme, insisting the scheme had helped in promoting unity in Nigeria. Buhari said; “Not only the cultural differences but also physical differences and this is what makes Nigeria. That is why I feel strongly about NYSC and I will always wish you the best of luck. And I thank you for your service to the country. "It’s better Nigeria remains united" “I assure you that, there is much better of ...
Ganduje backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo over one Nigeria stand
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Ganduje backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo over one Nigeria stand

  Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State has expressed happiness at the open positions of the Igbo Cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo for believing in one strong entity, Nigeria. Ganduje said, “the position taken by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has debunked all rumours, speculations and fears of the imminent break of Nigeria as championed by a very disgruntled element amongst the Igbo speaking nationalities” Governor Ganduje said, “our diversity is the source of our unity and strength and that could not be used to break the country, because God in his wisdom knows why he created us as such, he would have created us, one tribe”. The Governor made the comments while receiving three gubernatorial candidates and 27 states Kwankwasiyya members who decamped to the APC. He said it was hig...
Insecurity: Nigeria should seek foreign help before it’s too late – Cleric
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Insecurity: Nigeria should seek foreign help before it’s too late – Cleric

The Diocese of Lagos West (Anglican Communion), on Friday, urged Federal Government of Nigeria to seek foreign help to curtail insecurity. The Communion gave the advice, through Archbishop James Olusola-Odedeji, the presiding priest. The synod president urged the country’s leadership to reach out to the international community “before the whole country become unmanageable’’. Olusola-Odedeji noted that without dialogue by the different ethnic nationalities, national cohesion might remain elusive. The cleric told leaders to always advance national interest above sectional and primordial beliefs. He said it was high time Nigerians discussed the way and manner they want to live for lasting peace and unity. Olusola-Odedeji observed the nation is overstretched with issues that ...
Call to secession would lead to unnecessary loss of lives – Rev. Thompson
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Call to secession would lead to unnecessary loss of lives – Rev. Thompson

A Christian clergy and security expert, Rev. Ladi Thompson, has stated that the situation that Nigeria has found herself wasn’t natural but a plot that had been devised by the British colonialist from the beginning. Speaking on a radio current affairs programme in Osogbo Friday, the cleric disclosed that with all the statistics on ground, the current state of insecurity in the country and the agitations for secession when achieved will cause a catastrophic defeat for each party. He noted that the only means of avoiding this defeat is for all the people of different nationalities to stay together and strong. He hinted that the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, former premier of Western Nigeria had instructed the South West to collaborate with the South East in order to move Nig...
Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego
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Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego

Four people died and 25 were injured Sunday May 2, after a boat used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized off the coast of San Diego, authorities have revealed. The vessel, a 40-foot cabin cruiser, “broke apart” on a reef near Point Loma, west of downtown San Diego, said Lt. Rick Romero of the San Diego Lifeguard Service. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. The boat’s operator is in custody, officials say although no one on the vessel has been identified. Crews are scheduled to continue to their search through the night, the Coast Guard said. Jeff Stephenson, San Diego sector chief with Customs and Border Patrol, said it wasn’t clear where the boat had come from or what the nationalities of its passengers were. An...
We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns
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We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns

  A group known as the Yoruba Appraisal Forum, YAF, has warned those fighting for the freedom of the South-West to stop it or face the full wrath of millions of its members in the area. The National Coordinator, Yoruba Appraisal Forum, Adesina Animashaun, in a statement, warned against violent plots by any group in the guise of hunting criminals. Speaking against the recent violence in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo State, the group noted that it would no longer tolerate trouble fomented by persons, groups or their collaborators pretending to be protecting the interests of the people of the area. The group observed as uncalled for and unnecessary the quit notice issued by some individuals, who are neither state actors nor security agents, to some other Nigerians ...
FIFA Clears Eght Players that have Represented other Countries, to Play for Super Eagles
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FIFA Clears Eght Players that have Represented other Countries, to Play for Super Eagles

World football governing body, FIFA, has cleared eight new players with dual nationalities to play for the Super Eagles. The players who have played for junior teams in England and Germany are now eligible to represent the Super Eagles after indicating to FIFA with assistance from the NFF that they were ready to play for Nigeria if called upon. Top most on the list is Fulham’s forward Ademola Lookman Others on the list include: - Jordan Torunarigha  who plays Hertha BSC in Germany. - Nathan Tella who plays for Southampton FC - Tosin Adarabioyo who plays for Fulham FC Others include Ovie Ejaria of Reading FC, Noni Madueke of PSV, Sheyi Ojo of Cardiff City, Ike Ugbo of Cercle Brugge.
20 People killed in Fresh DR Congo Attack
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20 People killed in Fresh DR Congo Attack

Up to 24 people were killed Thursday in a fresh attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s east attributed to the Allied Democratic Forces militia, taking the number of civilians killed this week to over 60, officials and a monitor said. Twenty-four bodies were found at four sites near Oicha in the volatile Beni region, the area’s top administrator Donat Kibwana said. The Kivu Security Tracker, a joint project of the Congo Research Group and Human Rights Watch put the toll at 19. DR Congo troops have been carrying out a military operation on the ADF, which originated in Uganda but now active in DRC’s east — long plagued by various militias. Militiamen have responded with a series of massacres against civilians with gruesome attacks involving machetes. The ADF, ...
List Of Nationalities In The Crashed Ethiopian Airlines Plane
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List Of Nationalities In The Crashed Ethiopian Airlines Plane

We obtained the list of nationalities in the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Plane. AFRICA Kenya 32 Ethiopia 9 Egypt 6 Morocco 2 Djibouti 1 Mozambique 1 Rwanda 1 Sudan 1 Somalia 1 Togo 1 Uganda 1 Nigeria 1 AMERICAS Canada 18 United States 8 ASIA China 8 India 4 Indonesia 1 Nepal 1 EUROPE Italy 8 France 7 Britain 7 Germany 5 Slovakia 4 Russia 3 Austria 3 Sweden 3 Spain 2 Poland 2 Belgium 1 Ireland 1 Norway 1 Serbia 1 Middle East Israel 2 Saudi Arabia 1 Yemen 1 Other UN passport 1 TOTAL = 150 NOTE : The count is not final
Northern, N’Delta Elders, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Others Endorse Atiku
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Northern, N’Delta Elders, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Others Endorse Atiku

Less than two weeks to the presidential poll, a forum of Nigerian leaders and elders yesterday resolved to back the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The third edition of the Summit of Nigerian Leaders and Elders with the theme: ‘The Search for Credible, Free and Fair Elections,’ which took place in Abuja, had in attendance the Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi; Leader of Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clarke; Leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo; and President of Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Dr. Bitrus Pogu. In a communiqué issued at the end of the five-hour summit and read by the spokesman of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the leaders emphasised that...
13-year-old Girl Forced Into Prostitution In Dubai, Had Sex With 11 Men Daily
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13-year-old Girl Forced Into Prostitution In Dubai, Had Sex With 11 Men Daily

A Pakistani man, who “fell in love” with a 13-year-old girl forced into prostitution in Dubai, is standing trial over molestation charges. The 25-year-old admitted to having sex with the minor several times “with her consent”. He reported the girl’s plight to the police, which led to her rescue. The court of first instance heard that another Pakistani man, 49, brought the 13-year-old to the country, after claiming to be her father, and forced her into prostitution. He allegedly raped his compatriot and assaulted her with a stick every time she refused to have sex with him. The accused ran a brothel in Abu Hail in Dubai and was arrested along with two of his countrywomen, who face prostitution charges. He is facing charges of human trafficking, running a brothel, molestation and fa...
We’re Not Interested In 2023 Presidency- Igbo Leaders
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We’re Not Interested In 2023 Presidency- Igbo Leaders

ENUGU- IGBO Leaders of Thought, ILT, an umbrella of Igbo statesmen intelligentsia lead by Professor Ben Nwabueze, has told whoever is planning Presidency for Ndigbo in 2023 that Igbo Presidency is no longer on the cards of the nationality. They rather said that what would be more beneficial to Ndigbo and indeed the entire Nigerians is a restructured country, where Presidency would become less attractive and no longer an instrument for ethnic jingoism. The group also warned that the country is close to being equated with a failed state given the level of insecurity with attendant killings across states. It also spoke on the popular restructuring mantra and warned against escalated nepotism that it described as ‘political corruption.’ ILT made their positions known, yesterday, after tw...
The Weird Hair Style That Broke The Internet (Photo)
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The Weird Hair Style That Broke The Internet (Photo)

African hairdressers have become too creative with their beautification skills as what looks like a gun was weaving on the head of a lady. This is a viral picture of a lady with a weird hairstyle posing with her colleague who is dressed in a military camouflage alongside her. They struck a pose as if they were about to shoot an enemy at the war front using the attached on the head of one of them. The nationalities of the ladies couldn't be ascertained but the picture has served the purpose of humour on the internet. One wonders how the lady with the hairstyle would be able to move around with the heavy object on her head.
APC to PDP: You Were In Power For 16 Years But Failed To Restructure Nigeria
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APC to PDP: You Were In Power For 16 Years But Failed To Restructure Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over its ongoing calls for the restructuring of Nigeria. The party wondered why PDP suddenly woke up to realize that Nigeria needed to be restrucutured but failed to do so while it was in power between 1999-2015. Speaking, Hon. Hilliard Etta, the National Vice Chairman (Southsouth) of the party said, Nigerians needed to give the APC time as it would surely fulfill all electioneering campaign promises. He said, “I don’t know if it is essentially about the APC. But some Nigerians are very quick to enter judgement when it comes to APC. The APC has been in power for two years and in these two years, you are aware of what has attended our presidency. It is disingenuous for people to now loo...
Two Tourists Stabbed To Death, Four Wounded In Egypt
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Two Tourists Stabbed To Death, Four Wounded In Egypt

Two tourists have been killed and four other foreigners wounded by an attacker in his 20s with a knife at an Egyptian Red Sea holiday resort. The country's interior ministry said the assailant was arrested immediately, but the motive for Friday's attack in Hurghada was still under investigation. It also said the attacker had swum from a nearby public beach to access the holiday resort. A security official said the attacker, a man in his 20s who was dressed in a black T-shirt and blue jeans, wielded a knife and intentionally sought to attack foreigners. He shouted in Arabic during the attack: "Stay away, I don't want Egyptians." He stabbed the tourists in the face, neck and feet. According to AFP news agency, the attack happened at Sunny Days El Palacio hotel. Confusion a...
Lagos Remains Home To All Tribes, Nationalities – Ambode
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Lagos Remains Home To All Tribes, Nationalities – Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode says he would not divulge efforts being made to rescue the kidnapped Lagos Model College students and end kidnapping in the state. He believes the efforts would yield positive results. Governor Ambode, who spoke in Ikeja when he received members of the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs led by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu. Ambode also hailed the measures the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has taken to quell tensions generated by agitation from some ethnic nationalities seeking secession. Oba Akiolu on his part stated the State were solidly in support of the peaceful co-existence of people in the country.

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