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Governor Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law
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Governor Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed the bill prohibiting open grazing in Lagos into law. Sanwo-Olu assented to the bill at the Lagos House on Monday September 20. The Governor's aide on print media, Wale Ajetunmobi confirmed the development. Ajetunmobi wrote; “Breaking! Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, signs the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos into law." Lagos State House of Assembly had on Thursday, September 9, 2021, passed the bill entitled, “A bill for a law to Prohibit Open Cattle Grazing In Lagos State, the Trespass of Cattle Land And For Other Connected Purposes”.   Lagos is now the fourth southern state to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law, after Rivers, Ondo, Enugu, and Akwa Ibom.  
Enugu Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill
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Enugu Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill

The Enugu State House of Assembly, on Thursday, passed the open grazing prohibition bill into law. DAILY POST reports that the bill scaled through the third reading after a clause by clause consideration. The passage came in line with the September 1 deadline issued by the Southern Governors for an end to open rearing of cattle. The State Assembly earlier in the week held a public hearing on the bill, during which the umbrella body of Fulani herdsmen, the Miyetti Allah had asked for one month extension to enable them make input on the bill. However, at plenary on Thursday the bill was passed into law and would now be sent to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his assent. More to come…
Southern Kaduna residents decry killings, destruction of properties by suspected Fulani militias
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Southern Kaduna residents decry killings, destruction of properties by suspected Fulani militias

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has described the attacks by suspected Fulani militias in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State as a deliberate mass onslaught and heart wrenching destruction of ripe crops, homes and property that bears the form of genocide. The forum lamented that 20 persons were killed in a night when suspected Fulani militias stormed four villages in Chawai Chiefdom, Kauru Local Government Area (LGA), adding that the attackers crossed a bridge well manned by soldiers at Bakin Kogi market town and attacked neighboring Apiababun village in Atyap Chiefdom Zangon Kataf. The SOKAPU spokesman, Luka Binniyat, in a statement, added that they (attackers) killed a pregnant woman about to give birth, her two children and two children ...
Edwin Clark Knocks Buhari Over Insistence On Open Grazing
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Edwin Clark Knocks Buhari Over Insistence On Open Grazing

Foremost Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari over his insistence on open grazing and recovering of grazing routes. Naija News had reported that the Southern governors resolved to ban open grazing in their region — a decision that sparked divergent views. The decision did not go down well with Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, who argued that the ban on open grazing is against the freedom of movement enshrined in the 1999 constitution (as amended). Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, while responding to questions on Arise TV on the position of southern governors and AGF’s stance, said he has asked the AGF to recover lands meant for grazing routes as stipulated in the first republic gazette. But in a statement on Monday, Clark desc...
Igbos brought drugs to the north, biggest armed robbers in North have been Igbo, Yoruba and Edo people -Former NHIS boss, Prof Usman Yusuf
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Igbos brought drugs to the north, biggest armed robbers in North have been Igbo, Yoruba and Edo people -Former NHIS boss, Prof Usman Yusuf

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf has accused Southerners in the country of profiling the Fulani ethnic group even though some tribes from the region are allegedly responsible for some vices in the Northern region of the country.   Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Usman alleged that agitations for restructuring and secession are blackmail tools being employed by the Igbos and Yorubas to force their way into the Presidential Villa in Abuja in 2023.   When asked why he said the 17 Southern governors should have consulted Fulani groups before banning open grazing even though Kano and some other northern states banned the consumption of alcohol without carrying along other stakeholders, Usman said;   ...
Southern and Northern Kaduna Groups Agree to Split State into two
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Southern and Northern Kaduna Groups Agree to Split State into two

Kaduna state will now be splitted into two following an agreement reached by representatives of southern and northern Kaduna. The agreement was reached at a constitution review hearing at the state house in Kaduna. The hearing was attended by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central; Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south, and other stakeholders. Jonathan Askake, President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) who presented the group's demand for creation of Gurara state from Kaduna, also asked that the constitution be amended to allow for the creation of additional two geo-political zones. He also said that the planned Gurara state will be under a new zone called middle-belt west. Asake said; “I’m here to further expound on the m...
I Don’t Really Enjoy the Antagonism Between Governors, they Should Come together and Discuss – Goodluck Jonathan
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I Don’t Really Enjoy the Antagonism Between Governors, they Should Come together and Discuss – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken up against an alleged disunity between southern and northern governors in finding solutions to some challenges in the country. In his address to mark the 50th birthday of Apostle Charles Osazuwa, President of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly, the former President called on Governors to come together and discuss. Jonathan stated that if Governors of states meet to dialogue about things are good for the country, then we will move forward. He said; “Governors themselves should continue to meet, I don’t really love a situation where the northern governors will meet then the southern governors will cry foul. “Then the southern governors will meet then the northern governors will cry foul, that will not help our country. “The g...
I Averted Another Civil War In Nigeria – Yahaya Bello
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I Averted Another Civil War In Nigeria – Yahaya Bello

A few days after brokering a truce between Northern food producers and southern buyers, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has expressed satisfaction that God used him to avert another bloody civil war in Nigeria. Governor Bello, who spoke to some journalists in Abuja at the weekend, said his decision to intervene in the face-off between the food production union and buyers was borne out of his patriotic desire to consolidate peace and security in Nigeria and make the country stronger. The governor pointed out that his timely intervention staved off another brutal war between aggrieved Northern youths and those in the South they felt were responsible for the killing of their kinsmen and the destruction of their property in the Southern part of the country. Bello pointed...
Northern Tomato Farmers, Traders Lose Over ₦10 Billion In One Week, Cry Out
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Northern Tomato Farmers, Traders Lose Over ₦10 Billion In One Week, Cry Out

Following the blocking of foodstuff by northern traders to Southern part of Nigeria, MCI has gathered the traders have lost over 10 billion naira in one week. MCI had reported that members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria across the Northern part of the country have started diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south. Speaking via telephone, a trader, Musa Tijani said they have lost over N10Billion in just one week and pleaded with the group to allow them bring their foodstuff to the Southern part of the country. According to him, "most of the perishable foodstuff have spoiled...
Miyetti Allah to Southerners: Be Ready to Leave the North
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Miyetti Allah to Southerners: Be Ready to Leave the North

Alhaji Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, the Bauchi State chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Saturday, February 20 pledged that the association would resist any attempt by Southern governors to evict herdsmen. The MACBAN chairman said it would be tit for tat by the north should the herders be evicted from the south. According to Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed, everyone has the right to live anywhere he or she wants. He said; “In fact, herdsmen, based on their activity of pastoralism, own every part of Nigeria. So why should anyone go against the constitution? ‘’If the southern governors insist on sending our people away, we will have no option than to send their people packing too. “We are no fools. We are only studying the situation. We are all human...
2023: Don’t Let Northerners Divide You, Adebanjo Tells Jonathan, Tinubu, Fayemi
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2023: Don’t Let Northerners Divide You, Adebanjo Tells Jonathan, Tinubu, Fayemi

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Saturday warned Southern politicians, especially those in the South-West not to allow Northerners cause division among them on the issue of who becomes President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. Speaking with SATURDAY INDEPENDENT, Adebanjo who accused the Northerners of using ‘divide-and-rule tactics’, said while the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been clamouring that the presidency should be zoned to the South in 2013, it has been dangling its presidential ticket among prominent politicians in the region so as to cause confusion among them. He mentioned former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former president Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Rotimi Amaechi, the M...
No Going Back On Support For Southern Presidency In 2023 – El-Rufai
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No Going Back On Support For Southern Presidency In 2023 – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Sunday said there is no going back on his support that the 2023 presidency should shifts to Southern part of Nigeria. El-Rufai, who spoke on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said based on arrangement, after President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency should shift to the South. According to him, even the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had that arrangement of power rotation, which was why after former President Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umaru Yar’Adua came to power. He said he did not say he would not support a northern or southern candidate, but that it is just a fact that power had to shift to the south in 2023, even though there was no such power sharing in the APC’s constitution. “After Buhari, what is honourable is for the northern po...
Abolish herdsmen movement from North to South – Ganduje to FG
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Abolish herdsmen movement from North to South – Ganduje to FG

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje urged the Federal Government to abolish the movement of herdsmen from the North to the South, while reacting to the farmer/herders conflicts.   The Kano State Governor in an interview with Channels TV, spoke about the 16-man committee he inaugurated to identify critical areas of settling herdsmen across the state which according to him, is the only way to reduce the concerns raised.   “The Federal Government should abolish the movement of herdsmen from the Northern part to the Southern part of Nigeria because that creates a lot of problems and the only way to do it is the RUGA issue. “This settlement is a must and to us in Kano state, it’s a task that must be done, because we must improve the quality of lives of the herdsmen so that they be...
Police Arrest Man After Allegedly R*ping An 89-Year-Old Woman
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Police Arrest Man After Allegedly R*ping An 89-Year-Old Woman

A 71-year-old man, Yap Chaiphak, has been arrested by the police in Southern Thailand after confessing to have raped an 89-year-old neighbour. However, before the police arrived, some measure of “justice” had already been given to Chaiphak. A granddaughter of the victim, simply identified as Naphawan, affirmed that she whacked Yap four or five times with a broom handle for not being remorseful of his shameful act. “I admit I lost my temper,” she said. “Society is not safe any more – for a neighbour to do this to my gran is just terrible”. The victim, identified simply as Mia, was raped while out on a raised platform outside her house in the village of Ban Na, on Monday. The suspect has been admitted and taken to hospital to treat a broken arm and damaged ribs which he got fro...
Trump threatens to close border with Mexico ‘next week’
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Trump threatens to close border with Mexico ‘next week’

  In this file photo taken on February 15, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump announced that he will declare a national emergency in order to build a barrier on the US-Mexico border. – Trump renewed on March 28, 2019, his threat to close the vital US-Mexico border. In a flurry of early morning tweets, Trump warned: “May close the Southern Border!“Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action,” he added. President Donald Trump on Friday again accused Mexico of failing to curb the flow of migrants illegally entering the US, and threatened to close the common border “next week” unless something changes. Trump’s latest tweets ramp up the tension between the n...
Yale expels student whose parents paid over $1m in bribes for admission
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Yale expels student whose parents paid over $1m in bribes for admission

Some 50 people have been indicted so far in a scam to help children of the American elite gain entry into top US colleges. They include sports coaches who provided bogus recommendations, university administrators who manipulated test scores, and 33 parents accused of paying bribes totaling some $6.5 million to guarantee admission for their children. In a statement published on its website on Tuesday, Yale said it had first learnt about the scheme in mid-November, when it was approached by the Boston US Attorney’s Office requesting information about head women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith. According to the university, Meredith, who left Yale just before it was approached by authorities, provided fraudulent athletic recommendations to “two applicants only.” One of the two was acc...
Comoros awaits results of divisive poll
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Comoros awaits results of divisive poll

Lawyer Mahamoudou Ahamada, the candidate of the Juwa party for the Comoros presidential election, casts his ballot at the polling station in a school of Chomoni on March 24, 2019. – Polls opened on March 24, 2019 in the tiny archipelago of Comoros, with the incumbent President widely expected to win a new term in an election that rivals say has been hijacked. Counting of votes cast in the first round of Comoros’ presidential polls was expected to wind up on Tuesday as tensions mounted between re-election-seeking President Azali Assoumani and his rivals, who accuse him of fraud. Twelve people were injured on Monday when police fired teargas and rubber bullets at opposition candidates and supporters as they marched through the capital Moroni protesting alleged irregularities. ...
Pastor Involved In Sex Scandal Gives Shocking Prophecies On Nigeria And Election
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Pastor Involved In Sex Scandal Gives Shocking Prophecies On Nigeria And Election

A Nigerian pastor who was recently involved in a s*x scandal, has given some prophesies on the state of the nation and the 2019 election.                                                                    Chris Omatsola The Senior Pastor and General Overseer of Zionwealth Of Life Assembly (ZOLA), Lekki, Lagos,  Apostle Chris Omatsola, who was embroiled in a sex scandal in 2018, has given shocking prophesies and predictions on Nigeria, Elections and 2019. It will be recalled that the pastor made headlines months ago after his sex tape with his former lover identified as Princess Tamaratokoni Okpewho surfaced online. Below are the prophecies released by the pastor. 1. I see serious blood share in River. Governor Wike Victory is of the Lord, but God said he should do mor...
Eagles’ Rohr Warns Coach’s Departure May Motivate Libya
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Eagles’ Rohr Warns Coach’s Departure May Motivate Libya

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes the sudden resignation of Libya coach Adel Amrouche could motivate their rivals even more ahead of a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Amrouche quit as Libya coach just days before the clash in Uyo, southern Nigeria, over unpaid wages. “The coach can change, but the players and his assistants are still there, so it won’t be an easy game because they changed the coach,” Rohr said. “Sometimes it’s even more difficult when a new coach joins the team because the players then want to show what they can do.” Israel-based midfielder John Ogu said the Super Eagles are more concerned with winning the two games against the north Africans than on the issue with their coach. “We won’t be carried away by their problems,” he said. “Thes...
Moroccan Singer, Saad Lamjarred Detained in France Over New Allegations of Rape
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Moroccan Singer, Saad Lamjarred Detained in France Over New Allegations of Rape

Moroccan singer, Saad Lamjarred has been detained in southern France over new allegations of rape. The alleged incident took place in a hotel in Saint-Tropez but no further details were given. The 33-year-old is already on bail over an alleged rape case dating back to 2016 and was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of another assault. Lamjarred's 2015 hit Lmaallem has become the most-viewed song by an Arab artist on YouTube with more than 650 million views. Prosecutors in the south-eastern city of Draguignan, near Saint-Tropez, told AFP news agency that the latest case was "complex" and involved two "radically opposed versions of events"  
The South Is A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy, By SKC Ogbonnia
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The South Is A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy, By SKC Ogbonnia

The Hand Shake Across the Niger summit has come and gone. Though the event was fraught with strategic shortfalls, the move ought to be encouraged by all, because disunity in Southern Nigeria has been a stumbling block to Nigeria’s democracy. Here is why and how: A definite problem that dogged Nigerian democracy for ages was a lack of dynamic opposition due to prefoliation of political parties. This phenomenon contributed to systemic dictatorship and, by consequence, a history of power abuse. The god of democracy came to the rescue by provoking the creation of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Unfortunately, however, the desired outcome has been elusive because of another dimension of dictatorship in the form of primordial ethnic tyranny. The gist is that disunity in Southern Ni...
NE Nigeria Crisis Improves, But It Is A Slow Road To Recovery
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NE Nigeria Crisis Improves, But It Is A Slow Road To Recovery

While the protracted crisis in Northeastern Nigeria seems to be making a turn toward improvement, a wave of militant attacks in 2017 paired with ongoing constraints around limited access to rural areas and slow returns to agriculture and economic activities have impeded humanitarian response and slowed the region’s road to recovery. The security climate in a region that has been a focus of world attention remains very fluid. Varied strikes on food aid and soft targets, such as open-air markets and mosques, along with incidents of a criminal nature continue to cripple the region. Attacks by radical armed group Boko Haram have followed a trend that humanitarian responders have grown to understand, Ghilda Chrabieh, director of humanitarian programs for Northeast Nigeria at Mercy Corps, ...
Monkey Pox: Confusion In Rivers State As Parents Rush To Schools To Pick Their Children Over News Of Soldiers Coming To Inject Them “Photos”
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Monkey Pox: Confusion In Rivers State As Parents Rush To Schools To Pick Their Children Over News Of Soldiers Coming To Inject Them “Photos”

There’s been a viral social media report about the pandemonium in schools in Rivers State. It was gathered that just like in Anambra State, Parents in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru LGA, in Rivers State, rushed out today to pick their children from school, because it was alleged that soldiers are on their way to inject their wards with the monkey pox virus. A member of Gov. Nyesom Wike’s cabinet, Oraye St, Franklin wrote: The military should please forget its charity/ humanitarian work in Southern Nigeria. From reports, they are clearly not welcome. If they wish to win the confidence and support of the publics, they must begin by changing the character of their narrative. Who wants to frolick with Pythons or Crocodiles, and within the same period that humanity is being dehumanized by them? Haba...
El-Rufai Orders Reopening Of Tertiary Institutions In Southern Kaduna
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El-Rufai Orders Reopening Of Tertiary Institutions In Southern Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has announced that due to the improvement in the security situation, the government has decided to reopen all closed tertiary institutions in Southern Kaduna. The governor also disclosed that the state government has decided to adopt a multi-campusstructure for all its tertiary institutions, a decision that will assign at least one tertiary institution to every local government area. El-rufai, has earlier received stakeholders from Southern Kaduna at Government House. While commending the delegation which included Air Commodore E.K.Jekada (rtd) and Bishop George Dodo, Catholic Bishop of Zaria, for helping to stabilize and restore peace in the affected local government areas in Southern Kaduna, said he was delighted to personally thank t...
An Eye For An Eye Will Make Nigeria Blind – Atiku
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An Eye For An Eye Will Make Nigeria Blind – Atiku

Former Nigerian vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned those issuing quit notices and counter quit notices to fellow Nigerians in various parts of the country, saying they were misguided. He said retaliatory quit notices will only make Nigeria, a blind nation asked for the restructuring of the country that will place premium on state residency, as done in the United Arab Emirates. In a statement issued by his Media Office, Atiku said he was sad that there has been a counter Quit Notice issued in reaction to the unfortunate initial notices issued by some misguided youths in July of this year. “Just as I strongly condemned the Quit Notice on people of the Igbo ethnic stock living in Northern Nigeria and the counter quit notices that ensued, I also vehemently condemn the retal...
Heat Builds Up In Southern And Eastern Europe
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Heat Builds Up In Southern And Eastern Europe

Another heatwave is building in Europe. Ten years ago, temperatures persisting at 10 degrees above average would have been unusual but the current state of the climate is such that this is becoming the new norm. The French island of Corsica, hit by forest fires last month, is back in the high 30s Celcius. Ajaccio, the island's capital, started August with a maximum temperature of 38C. The record for August is 39.5C. Southern mainland France, also having suffered extensive forest fire, is equally hot. In the Rhone valley, Carpentras saw temperature reach 41C on Monday and Tuesday. Further east in Europe, Prague hit 36C on Tuesday – one degree below the record and 12 degrees above average. Warsaw, at 34C, was 10C above normal and Munich in southern Germany also recorded 34C...
Cost Of Managing 2.4 Million IDPs Enormous, Says Osinbajo
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Cost Of Managing 2.4 Million IDPs Enormous, Says Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday admitted that the cost of managing the humanitarian crisis caused by insurgency especially as it concerns about 2.4 million Internally Displaced Persons and extensive destruction of infrastructure “is “huge and enormous.” According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acting President spoke while receiving a delegation of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Osinbajo said countries in the Lake Chad Basin had been cooperating in dealing with the insurgency in the region and the consequent humanitarian crisis. He cited the progress of the Multinational Joint Task Force set up to address insurgency as a sign of the cooperation. Osi...
At Least 29 Dead As Car Bomb Hits Bank In Southern Afghanistan
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At Least 29 Dead As Car Bomb Hits Bank In Southern Afghanistan

At least 29 people were killed Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan. Sixty wounded people were rushed to hospital after the bombing at New Kabul Bank which upturned vehicles, left the area littered with charred debris, and sent a plume of smoke into the sky. No group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attack, but it comes as the Taliban ramp up their nationwide spring offensive despite government calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan. The bomb tore through a queue of civilians and government employees who had lined up outside the bank to collect their salaries ahead of the Eid holidays marking the end of Ramadan. “At least 29...
Between Biafra And Restructuring Nigeria
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Between Biafra And Restructuring Nigeria

Nation-building is hard, but it need not be as difficult as we make it in Nigeria. Nation-building is also intentional. It doesn’t happen by accident. The real test is in the leadership and the actions that create a real spirit of nationhood, and the willingness of every stakeholder to build a united, stable and cohesive nation. Fifty years after Biafra, we are confronted with the imperative of defining a future for Nigeria that escapes our country’s past. The Federal Government of Nigeria and all our countrymen and women should take the increasingly potent agitations by various groups for the Igbos of the Southeast zone to break away from Nigeria with the seriousness the matter deserves. The Nigerian state must engage the agitations and address, and redress, their root causes that lie ...
Resorts World Manila Complex On Lockdown After Attack
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Resorts World Manila Complex On Lockdown After Attack

A resort and casino complex in the Philippine capital Manila is on lockdown after reports of gunfire and explosions from the area. Images and videos posted on social media on Thursday evening [Friday morning local time] showed emergency medical workers giving several injured people first aid. Witnesses interviewed by local media said the attackers were wearing masks and black shirts. Contrary to statements from witnesses, Ronald dela Rosa, the Philippine police chief, said authorities were looking for only one armed man. SITE intelligence monitoring agency quoted an ISIL "Filipino operative" as saying the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group "is responsible for the attack". The claim could not be independently verified. But dela Rosa played down the claim, saying "we cann...
How Troops Killed ‘Ossy Ibori’, Notorious Militant Leader, Others In Shootout
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How Troops Killed ‘Ossy Ibori’, Notorious Militant Leader, Others In Shootout

YENAGOA—Some members of a militant group that killed an army captain and two policemen at Ikorodu, Lagos State, last month, have been confirmed killed by troops of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, code named Operation Delta Safe, Sunday night. The militants were reportedly gunned down in an attack on troops’ location around Ajakpa community in the creeks of Southern Ondo State, led by the gang leader, Ossy Ibori. According to a statement by the Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Operation Delta Safe, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, the gang leader, Ossy, was gunned down during the gun battle, along with some of his gang members. Abdullahi said the body of the gang leader was identified by some of the locals in the area, adding “search for other criminals, who jumped into the wa...
Nnamdi Kanu Will Continue Agitation For Igbo Nation – Wife
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Nnamdi Kanu Will Continue Agitation For Igbo Nation – Wife

The wife to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Uchechi Kanu has disclosed that her husband will continue to pursue the Biafra restoration agitation. Uchechi, who made the remark in a video online, described Nigeria as a contraption with its foundation laid by the British. The wife of the IPOB leader maintained that government was using the resources of the South East to develop other regions at the detriment of Igbo people. She said, “The British laid the foundation of the contraption called Nigeria, made up of the Biafra people, Oduduwa and Arewa people and these people were all of different culture, religion and believe towards things of life. “We are all different in everyway and are not actually meant to be together. “In fact, all the r...
“N42million Tithe In Benue Is Chicken Feed” – Bishop Kukah
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“N42million Tithe In Benue Is Chicken Feed” – Bishop Kukah

Church member giving N42m tithe is chicken feed – Kukah The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, tells TOBI AWORINDE his issues with the modus operandi of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war You have consistently criticised the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Do you still doubt the anti-corruption war in view of recent developments? Like millions of other Nigerians, you both overstate my intention and may have read too much into my text because this led the ignorant to conclude that I was against the war. I was, and still am, against the lack of vision, clarity, diagnosis, strategy and intellectual depth of what we call a fight against corruption. Conceptually, I was a...
Most Technicians In Kano Are From South; While Untrained Indigenes Beg – Sanusi
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Most Technicians In Kano Are From South; While Untrained Indigenes Beg – Sanusi

The vociferous progressive muslim, Emir Of Kano and Former CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi has yet again sought to speak meaning and reason into his conservative and seemingly intellectually disadvantaged northern brothers and sisters, charging them to learn from the commercially minded and productive Igbo people as well as other progressive southern tribes that have set the pace of development in the country and apparently left them (the north) behind. He wrote on his Instagram page: "I choose to fight for the progress of Nigerians and suggest solutions to their problems. It's my duty to speak the truth about the ill-effects of conservative Muslims who are harming Islam rather than helping it. I condemned their refusal to expand their knowledge outside their own religion and failure t...
Patience Ozokwor Celebrates Her 59 Birthday
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Patience Ozokwor Celebrates Her 59 Birthday

Patience Ozokwor, born March 1958, is a Nigerian actress who won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Ozokwor was among 100 Nigerians honoured by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 1914.
23 Mar, 2008 – 4000 U.S. Servicemen And Women Dead in Iraq
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23 Mar, 2008 – 4000 U.S. Servicemen And Women Dead in Iraq

23rd March, 2008 : The number of United States military personnel killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion has passed the 4,000 mark. The latest to die were the four soldiers whose vehicle was blown up by a bomb in southern Baghdad today. A fifth soldier was wounded in the attack, which took place about 3 p.m. E.T. This milestone has come just days after Americans marked the fifth anniversary of the war's start.  
Southern Kaduna Killings: Audu Maikori Apologizes For Posting False Infor
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Southern Kaduna Killings: Audu Maikori Apologizes For Posting False Infor

Chocolate City founder, Audu Maikori, has apologized to the College of Education in Gidan-Waya, Kaduna and the Kaduna State Government, for sending out false information about an attack on the school. Maikori at the time claimed that six students of the school were killed by Fulani herdsmen, including his driver’s younger brother. The College of Education released a statement denying the incident and Maikori faced a lot of backlash on social media, with many saying he posted fake pictures. However, he has now published a retraction on his Facebook page and claims his driver, a certain Simon Joseph, misled him. His statement in full: “Following the statement by the College of Education, Gidan-Waya Kaduna and the Kaduna State government refuting the story that 5 students of the school...
Obama Reveals He Suffered Racism In Office
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Obama Reveals He Suffered Racism In Office

President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has revealed that he suffered racism in office, adding Americans’ ‘primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign’. In 2009, Obama became the first ever African American to be elected to office and the first president born outside the contiguous United States. He said to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria while reflecting on his legacy: “The concept of race in America is not just genetic, otherwise the one-drop rule wouldn’t have made sense. “It’s cultural. It’s this notion of a people who look different than the mainstream, suffering terrible oppression. “But somehow being able to make out of that a music and a language and a faith and a patriotism,” “I think there’s a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in...

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