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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers
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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State, have received N20m each from Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike made the donation during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka at the State Police Command on Monday May 10. The Rivers state Governor who acknowledged that no amount of money can equate human life, said the state’s gesture is aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain. Lamenting that those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless for no just cause, Wike asked police officers to be on offensive against those who perpetrated the heinous act. He sai...
This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere
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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said the ''failure'' of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country is fuelling agitations of secession by groups within the country. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, 93, alleged Buhari's stubbornness to implement federalism will only make secession inevitable while also saying Buhari was hiding in the 'Fulanization' of Nigeria The Yoruba chieftain also said the 2023 election will not happen in Nigeria if the current state of insecurity is not handled while claiming the country's leadership has no clue on how to handle the security crisis in the country. "The people in charge have no clue to manage the country. And as long as you are not carrying every section of the country along with you, you can’t win any ...
‘You Can’t Intimidate Or Bully Buhari’ – Garba Shehu (Video)
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‘You Can’t Intimidate Or Bully Buhari’ – Garba Shehu (Video)

The Presidency on Tuesday criticised calls for secession noting that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be bullied. Addressing journalists during a media parley at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja, presidential spokesman Mr Garba Shehu said those advocating for secession are the problem of the country. He said that although the Federal Government is working to address challenges being faced in the country, those calling for secession and national conference are unelectable people who do not care for the nation’s democracy. “One thing with this president is, you can’t intimidate Buhari, you can’t bully him,” he said. “A lot of these people who are calling for secession, they are the problem of this country. And I am happy that reasonable opinions, voi...
Those Calling For Secession Are Nigeria’s Greatest Problem – Garba Shehu
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Those Calling For Secession Are Nigeria’s Greatest Problem – Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity malam Garba Shehu, has said those calling for secession from the country are its problem. Shehu said this on Tuesday in Abuja at an event organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Professional Forum to showcase the achievements of the President Buhari-led administration. Shehu added that Buhari would, however, not be intimidated by the calls for secession by some persons, pointing out that the country will remain united no matter what. According to him, “for those saying that the presidency has not been talking, our position is clearly that this country is one and will remain united by the grace of God. “You can’t intimidate Buhari, you can’t bully him, a lot of these people who are calling fo...
IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation
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IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is believed to be under serious political pressure to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, for calling for the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria. It was learnt that the police may again attempt to carry out a covert operation to take Igboho into custody having failed to arrest him last month. Findings indicate that the police authorities are in a dilemma on how to contain the activist who has been demanding the secession of the Yoruba from the country, following the failure of the Federal Government to curb the insecurity in the South-West. Security sources said the police are being careful not to upset the delicate security situation in the South-West, which may become aggravated if Igboho is for...
‘We’ve Invested So Much In Nigeria’ – Yoruba Elders Disown Igboho Over Secession
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‘We’ve Invested So Much In Nigeria’ – Yoruba Elders Disown Igboho Over Secession

Kunle Olajide, secretary-general of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), says Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba youth leader popularly known as Sunday Igboho, does not represent the Yoruba people in his call for secession. Igboho had recently said Yoruba is no longer part of Nigeria, calling on people of the ethnic group residing in the north to go back home. Speaking with TheCable on Wednesday, Olajide said Nigeria would be stronger if it remained as a unit. He said the Yoruba people had invested so much in Nigeria’s formation and unity, and it would be unwise for them to seek secession. Olajide said: “It is his (Igboho’s) personal desire but the present circumstances in our nation do not favour and will not make it achievable, and the fact that Yorubas have invested so much in the unit...
Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu
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Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said the people’s consensus rather than individual’s agitation will determine the success of any secession bid. He explained that few people can’t declare the establishment of the “Yoruba nation” without considering the general interest of the South-west. The governor spoke on Wednesday when he featured on a Channels Television programme monitored by The Nation. Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), had declared that the Southwest would no longer be part of Nigeria with the establishment of “Yoruba Nation”. Akeredolu said: “It is a group of individuals who are raising this issue; they are entitled to it. Everybody is entitled to his own position. But when you come to the issue of nation or you want to leave...
Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie
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Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie gave her opinion about Biafra during her interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The renowned writer wondered how Igbos can achieve Biafra when they can't unite towards selecting a Nigerian president who is from the region. The 43-year-old said Igbo people need to rethink how they strategise politically before talking about secession. She said: "There is no Biafra. There are new movements but, for me, it’s a question of being practical. Where would the border be? What is propelling these movements is a sense of marginalisation, which I think is completely valid. "But this idea that the answer is independence is what I’m not convinced of. Nobody has made a logical case for me. Quite frankly, I’ve observed the terrible leadership that we have in the southeast. ...
Biafran Group Declares Secession, Names Utomi, Soludo, Gana, Others In ‘Cabinet
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Biafran Group Declares Secession, Names Utomi, Soludo, Gana, Others In ‘Cabinet

One of the pro-Biafran groups, the Biafra Zionist Federation, on Monday, in Enugu, declared the secession of the ‘Republic of Biafra’ from Nigeria. Biafra takes off as an independent country on Tuesday (today), August 1, 2017, according to BZM leader, Mr. Benjamin Onwuka, who declared himself the ‘Interim President’ of the new nation at a press briefing at the Enugu secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists. He did not name a Vice-President. Onwuka, who was detained, and charged with treason after leading some members of the BZF to invade the studios of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service in a failed bid to announce the secession of Biafra on June 5, 2014, also named ministers and other top government officials of Biafra. Secession: ‘Igbo’ll be greater losers’ The of...

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