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IPOB: Another Biafra Group Emerges, Says ‘Nigeria Is Dead And Gone’
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IPOB: Another Biafra Group Emerges, Says ‘Nigeria Is Dead And Gone’

A self-acclaimed leader and founder of the Biafra National Guard (BNG), General Innocent Orji, has said they are prepared to face Nigeria over threats made by President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that in a meeting with INEC officials, Buhari had threatened to deal with those bent on destroying Nigeria through insurrection. The president said, “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.” In a statement to newsmen, the BNG leader charged people of the southeast to brace up and defend themselves against an imminent genocide. While stating that Buhari meant his threat to Igbo,...
I Beg To Feed Despite Working Under Buhari, Obasanjo, Gowon – Retired Capt. Amos Iyari Monye
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I Beg To Feed Despite Working Under Buhari, Obasanjo, Gowon – Retired Capt. Amos Iyari Monye

Capt. Amos Iyari Monye (retd.) tells a Newsman how despite risking his life in the Nigerian Civil War, being shot and working with three senior officers who later became Heads of State/Presidents, he lives in poverty and begs to feed What was your service number in the army? I am Capt. Amos Iyari Monye (retd.), with number NA/1239. I was born in 1944 to the family of the late Pa Okoh Monye of Aligwe Quarters, Owa Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State. What schools did you attend? I started primary education in 1952 and finished in 1958. I started secondary education in 1959 at C.M.S. Modern School, Agbor, Delta State and completed it in 1961. Thereafter, I was employed as a teacher at C.M.S. Primary School, Alihiagu in 1962. In April 1963, some of my co...
Wikipedia Lists Killing Of Protesters Among Nigerian Army’s Engagements
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Wikipedia Lists Killing Of Protesters Among Nigerian Army’s Engagements

FOLLOWING the alleged killing of seven #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki Tollgate, a wealthy suburb of Lagos, on Tuesday, Wikipedia has listed “killing of peaceful protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos” among engagements by the Nigerian Army. A visit to the Wikipedia page of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed this development. There were nine other engagements attributed to the Nigerian Army, namely Boko Haram insurgency, invasion of The Gambia, Northern Mali war, and Nigeria-Cameroon border conflict. Others are Nigerian Civil War, Congo Crisis, First Liberian Civil War, among others. About two weeks into the #EndSARS protests, the Nigerian Army reportedly deployed soldiers to the Lekki Tollgate, an epicentre of the protests, on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses said sold...
Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed
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Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic House of Representatives member in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on latest developments in the polity especially the recent Supreme Court rulings, lessons from Nigerian Civil war and other issues. Excerpts: The Federal Government and the six governors of South West states last week agreed to formalise the South West Security Network, Operation Amotekun. What is your perspective on this? In politics, there is always the possibility of give and take. If there is mutual understanding among political actors, the sooner they come together, understand and address the concerns of what is agitating their minds, the better. This meeting between the governors and the Vice- President should have come much earlier before th...
No Regrets Fighting Civil War – Gowon
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No Regrets Fighting Civil War – Gowon

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has said his administration had no regret going into the Biafra war because it was necessary to keep Nigeria one. The ex-military dictator said this in a special interview he granted the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigerian civil war, on Wednesday. He said, “The war was fought to keep Nigeria one, not for other reasons as is being speculated in some quarters. It is because of this that we don’t have regrets about fighting the war. “We fought because of our love for our country. That is why at the end of the war, we declared that there was no victor, no vanquished.” The retired general, however, cautioned those he said were trying to turn bac...
FFK Warns Tinubu, Lists All Yoruba Leaders That Have Been Betrayed By Fulanis
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FFK Warns Tinubu, Lists All Yoruba Leaders That Have Been Betrayed By Fulanis

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has warned National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu against forming any form of alliance with Fulani leaders, saying that all notable Yoruba leaders that aligned with Fulani leaders in the past regretted their actions. He stated this in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday. Fani-Kayode said that his own father, Chief Remi Fani-Kayode, was one of those who aligned with Fulani leaders in the past and paid a “price”. He identified others as Afonja, Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola and Chief Obafemi Awolowo during the Nigerian Civil War. The controversial ex-minister identified others as Chief MKO Abiola, Chief Bola Ige and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He urged Tinubu to learn a lesson from the elders before h...
The Economic Sanction Of Cow Meat Boycott
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The Economic Sanction Of Cow Meat Boycott

I re-print here today a viewpoint expressed in my “Treasures” column in the New Telegraph newspaper last Wednesday because of its currency. Next week, we shall attempt a content analysis of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s damning letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, and the side swipes at the ruling All Progressives Congress, the dethroned Peoples Democratic Party as well as the clarion call for a Third Force, which is a sad reminder of ill-fated Lt. Col. Victor Banjo and the Third Force during the Nigerian Civil War. Nigerians are generally very imaginative or wicked, depending on which side of the divide you sit; imagine that OBJ’s letter to Buhari is already being described as epic battle between two godfathers – OBJ, godfather of farmers and Buhari, godfather of herdsmen! Very apt,...
Biafra: Kanu Backs Out Of Talks With Southeast Govs
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Biafra: Kanu Backs Out Of Talks With Southeast Govs

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has backed out of the planned talks between the group and the South-East Governors Forum. On August 30, Kanu had met with the governors at the Enugu State Government House where both parties agreed to hold further talks to seek an amicable resolution to the issues raised by the pro-Biafran group. Another meeting was scheduled to hold between the IPOB leader and the governors on Friday, but, in a statement he personally signed, which was made available to journalists, the IPOB leader said he would no longer continue with the talks. He blamed the development on an alleged plot by soldiers to assassinate him while on his way to the meeting with the governors. He also alleged that he was currently attending to his injur...
Southern Leaders Berate N’Assembly Over Devolution Of Powers
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Southern Leaders Berate N’Assembly Over Devolution Of Powers

The Southern Leaders Forum has condemned the decision of the National Assembly to reject devolution of powers in its ongoing constitution amendment. At a meeting yesterday in Chief A.K. Horsfall house in Lagos to appraise the state of the nation, the forum described the decision of the legislators as a complete disregard for the popular demand for devolution of more powers to the federating units from the overburdened central government. Among the leaders of the South West, South South and South East present at the meeting were Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; former Director General of the Department of State Services, Horsfall; former President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. Joe Irukwu; former Minister of External Affairs, Maj. Gen. Ike Nwachukwu (rtd); Secretary of the Yoruba C...
Nigerian Army Has Contributed To Democratic Process – Buratai
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Nigerian Army Has Contributed To Democratic Process – Buratai

The Nigerian Army says it has contributed immensely to the democratic process in the country through robust participation in peace support and internal security operations. It said that it contributed by consolidating, especially in the last one year on the gains so far achieved in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency and other domestic threats. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai made the remarks on Friday at a news conference to begin the 2017 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), which holds on every July 6. The army which came into being in 1863 is now 154 years old. Represented by Maj.-Gen. Christopher Jemitola, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Buratai said that the 2017 event was organised to sustain the rich history, traditions and values of the army. T...
Shelve Biafra, Negotiate For Nigeria’s Presidency – Abia APC Chief Tells Ndigbo
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Shelve Biafra, Negotiate For Nigeria’s Presidency – Abia APC Chief Tells Ndigbo

Chief Donatus Nwankpa, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia, has advised pro-Biafra agitators to shelve their secession plan and negotiate to produce an Igbo president in the country. Nwankpa gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia on Sunday. The APC chieftain stated that the agitation for a Biafra Republic is not a viable option for the Southeast zone of the country. “For the Biafran agitators, I think Ndigbo need two things: One is that they should try and produce a president of Nigeria. “They should try and work hard to see that a president comes from the Southeast.’’ Nwankpa said a president of Igbo extraction would make the ‘no victor, no vanquished’ declaration at the end of the 30-month Nigerian civil war more realistic. He, therefo...
Quit Notice: NYSC Reassures Parents Of Corp Member’s Safety
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Quit Notice: NYSC Reassures Parents Of Corp Member’s Safety

s the recent October 1 quit notice given to the Igbos by a coalition of Northern youths continues to cause tension all over the nation, authority of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reassured parents of safety. The notice, which coincided with the NYSC mandatory orientation exercise for the 2017 Batch A Stream I corps members across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has created unease among parents. Even in the orientation camps across the country, the situation was tense as concerned Nigerians felt their wards might not be safe in the Northern states of the country. However, as the issue continues to elicit reactions and high level discussions among politicians and leaders across the six geopolitical zones, the management of the 44-year-old scheme ...
7 Most Prominent Public Secondary Schools In Nigeria And Their Famous Alumni PIX
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7 Most Prominent Public Secondary Schools In Nigeria And Their Famous Alumni PIX

It is generally believed that Nigeria’s education system currently thrives on past glory and that the ‘good ol’ days’ are light years behind. While this belief may not be totally out of place it could be refreshing to know that things have not always been this bad. In spite of the steady but certain decline, some of the older institutions still enjoy the benefits of the reputation they have earned over time and are still held in high esteem till date. The list below is a profile of seven of Nigeria’s most popular and prominent public secondary schools as a means of remembering the good old days. The schools are mentioned in no particular order and the list should not be taken as a ‘best of schools’ list. Happy reading… Barewa College, Zaria The present day Barewa College was ...
Enoch Adeboye Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today
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Enoch Adeboye Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today

Enoch Adeboye is a famous Nigerian pastor who rose to national and eventually international prominence upon being appointed as the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Hitherto unknown to the public at large, he began his journey to fame at RCCG where he initially translated the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English. With his undying devotion towards the Lord and his commitment towards helping the common man understand the nuances of Christianity, he helped to expand the church which now has branches in over a hundred countries. Prior to his involvement with the church he had been a lecturer in mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin. Even though he had always known that God existed in heaven,...

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