Friday, 22 September 2017

Flood hits Imo, residents stranded [PHOTOS]


Residents of Owerri the Imo State capital have been displaced following a heavy downpour that lasted over 12 hours, leaving the city flooded.

UK indicts Nigeria over Radio Biafra


 The United Kingdom has blamed Nigeria for the continued operation of pirate Radio Biafra which the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) uses to preach hate against the country.

FG Summons Turkish Ambassador over Illicit Arms Exports

 The federal government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl, for talks over the massive illegal shipment of arms from his country to Nigeria.

France Denies Sponsoring IPoB, Says IPoB has no Presence in France

 In the wake of the allegation by Nigeria’s minister of information, Lai Mohammed that France is a part of those providing financial assistance to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the French embassy in Nigeria has denied any knowledge of IPOB’s presence in its country.

Facebook to host developers’ conference October 4

 
Facebook will be co-hosting this year’s Facebook for Developers Conference in Lagos on Wednesday, October 4 from 9am to 6pm.

D’banj no get talent.Eedris slams koko Master

 CONTROVERSIAL rapper, Eedris Abdukareem, has slammed D’Banj for breaking up with Don Jazzy.

Lagos restricts movement on Ikorodu road for bridge repair

 The Lagos State government yesterday said there would be partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu Road to enable it replace the dilapidated and disused steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus-stop with a new footbridge.

JAMB warns institutions against illegal admissions

 
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said it would no longer consider or regularise admission of candidates done illegally by tertiary institutions.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

IPOB reveals what it will do if Nnamdi Kanu is not produced within 7 days

 
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday gave the federal government and South East governors 7 days to produce its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or be prepared to face consequences that would will follow it.

Illiteracy rate in Nigeria alarming – FG


The Federal Government, on Thursday, described the rate of illiteracy in the country as alarming. 
The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, made the remark when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday. 

Buhari set to leave New York for scheduled medical appointment in UK

Current news report reveals that the Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will depart USA for London today, Thursday, where he would see his UK doctors.

Reps can not Order Unfreezing of Patience Jonathan’s account – Sagay



Chairman of the Presidential Advisory committee against corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay(SAN) has asked banks to ignore the order by the House of Representatives panel to unfreeze bank accounts belonging to former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.

I Sense Danger: Resurgence of militarism in Nigeria Soyinka warns FG



The report reaching us as Professors Wole Soyinka and John Pepper Clark, yesterday, once again, expressed their deep concerns about the state of the nation. While Soyinka argued that that various agitations across the country were caused by mis-governance, poor leadership, and marginalisation, Clark lamented that for the past 50 years, Nigeria’s situation has not improved for the better, stressing that various issues that divide the nation are still very much present in the system.

Why we should pray for oil prices to remain low – Dangote

 Africa’s richest man and business mogul, Aliko Dangote has called on Africans to pray for oil prices to remain low.

Bring developmentt to creeks, not Military for Crocodile Tears: IYC


IJAW Youth Council, IYC, has condemned plans by the Nigeria Military High Command to extend its ongoing military exercise in the South-East to the South-South and South-West geopolitical regions, saying what the Niger Delta region need most is development and not military exercise.

I will not be intimidated by FG, I’m not a cultist – Wike declares

 The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that he will not yield to the threat by the Federal government to punish those who make “hate speeches”

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Buhari authorises commencement of process to proscribe IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the commencement of formal process for proscription of separatist group, the Indigeneous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Nyesom Wike Assigns Portfolios to 20 New Commissioners



POLITICS – The update reaching us according to a statement posted on social media the newly appointed Rivers state Commissioner for Information, Emma Okah, the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, assigned portfolios to newly appointed commissioners the state.
The new commissioners and their portfolios are as follows.

Diezani: Court strikes out fraud charge against ex-petroleum Minister’s aide

 Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of an Abuja Federal High Court has struck out one of the nine counts of $1.6bn crude oil fraud leveled against an ally of former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and five others.

Bail-out/Paris club refund: 10 salary defaulting states

 
TEN states have misspent the bailout funds and the Paris Club refund, according to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)  and are owing salaries of workers.
The states are as follows:

Nigerian Customs uncovers 475 arms in Apapa


 The Tin Can Island Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Tuesday uncovered a container suspected to contain yet another cache of arms imported from Turkey.
This is coming barely a week after the command intercepted a 20-foot container laden with 1,100 pump action rifles.

38 year-old man caught having sex with 7 year-old girl

A 38-year-old man, Chidiebere John was on Tuesday caught while having sex with a 7-year-old girl.
The suspect was caught by neighbours in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos state while having sex with the minor in his apartment, along Palace Street in the area.

Customs seizes 13 exotic bullet-proof cars in Abuja

 The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 13 exotic bullet-proof cars ostensibly smuggled into the country in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

IPoB members protest against Buhari at United Nations General Assembly (VIDEO)

Members of the Indigenous People of Bifafra IPOB, stormed in front of the United Nations office in New York to protest against president Muhammadu Buhari who is in the country for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

IPOB: Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers, slams Lai Mohammed

 
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West.

U.S. And Allies Drop Live Bombs In Retaliation To North Korean Missile

 The U.S., South Korea and Japan undertook a joint bombing exercise Sunday, dropping live ammunition on a test range in South Korea. The mock attack was a show of force in retaliation to North Korea test-launching a ballistic missile that flew over Japan Thursday.

Egwu Eke was carefully planned in the interest of South East – Buratai


Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (L) inspecting an armoured vehicle upgraded by Nigerian Army, during the Chief of Army Staff’s combined second and third quarter conference in Abuja on Monday

Ijaw Youth Council kicks against trial of 59 IPoB members as Terrorists

 The Ijaw Youth Coun­cil (IYC) has kicked against the move by the Commissioner of Police in Abia State to try the de­tained members of the In­digenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) for acts of terrorism.
In a statement issued on Monday in Yenagoa by the IYC spokesman, Mr. Henry Iyala, said that it was unfor­tunate that peaceful agita­tions and assembly by IPOB would be termed as a ter­rorist organisation without following the laid down pro­cedures as contained in the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended and the extant laws.

I’ll Never Support the Breakup of Nigeria – Wike

 Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that he will never support anything that will lead to the breakup or disintegration of Nigeria.

Reps chief whip attacks Saraki over Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB


 Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has attacked Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over his comment that declaration of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Nnamdi Kanu, as terrorists, was unconstitutional.

Ritualists Kill Okada Rider, Remove His Private Organ

The police in Sapele have apprehended a three-man gang of ritual killers and armed robbers with one shot dead after they had killed a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as Okada rider and removed his private organ and dumped the body along the Warri-Sapele highway.

ASUU Suspends Strike, Signs Agreement With FG


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU late yesterday suspended its five weeks strike action, after reaching and signing another agreement with the federal government.
The union, therefore, directed all its members to resume classes immediately after their branch congresses later today.

Monday, 18 September 2017

IPOB: Surely another spring shall rise – Bianca Ojukwu


Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu said every Igbo son and daughter ought to condemn the categorization of IPOB as a terrorist organization because it is, according to her, an armless group. She said, dialogue remains a better way of calming the agitation of especially the Igbo youths whom she said have continued to become disillusioned with the Nigerian collective existence, saying surely another spring shall rise, in God’s own time. 

Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 15 people at aid distribution point in Konduga

All I saw was blood, death, hunger during Nigerian civil war – CharlyBoy

My President: I bear my heart out in this letter with great respect and humility. Often times I wonder if you read any of my open letters. However, I write this open letter so fellow Nigerians will understand the ache in my heart. *Charlyboy I was about 17yrs during the Nigerian civil war. My youth was scandalized, and since then, I have carried a big scar in my heart. All I saw around me then, was blood, death, and hunger.

Nigeria: Why 'Outsiders' Control Niger Delta Oil Blocks - Olu of Warri

 
The Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, has explained why those he called outsiders control the oil blocks in the Niger Delta region, particularly in Delta State.He attributed the development to lack of unity among the various ethnic groups inhabiting the region, which emboldened outsiders to take over their resources.

Senate to meet with secu­rity chiefs,OPERATION PYTHON DANCE II

Disturbed by the grow­ing insecurity in parts of the country, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate would meet with securi­ty chiefs to chart a path for quick resolution of the contentious is­sues engendering tension in the South East.

Kevin Hart Apologizes to His Wife and Kids in Emotional Video After Alleged Extortion: 'I'm Not Perfect'

 “Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation,” his rep tells PEOPLE in a statement.

Trump Mentions 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un As White House Tries To Be Unified On North Korea

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Sunday affirmed in a tweet that he was conferring with world leaders on North Korea’s growing nuclear program, appearing to refer to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man.”

Kalu slams governors over proscription, activities of separatist body

Business mogul, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, has slammed the five governors in the South East over the activities of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). He noted that the proscription of the separatist body was belated.

Buhari Departs abuja to New York

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for New York to participate in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Violence after Suya Seller is killed by traditional ruler’s son in Lagos [PHOTOS]

Officers of the Rapid response unit of the Nigerian police force on Sunday put an end to what would have led to endless killings after a Suya seller was allegedly murdered by the son of a traditional ruler in Alaba, Lagos.

The JAMB cut-off marks

 THE cut-off marks for the 2017/2018 admission into tertiary institutions recently announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) are indicative of a lack of will to address the rot that has gnawed deep into the nation’s education system.

Presidency reacts to Obasanjo’s call on Buhari to negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu

 
The Presidency has reacted to comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the agitation by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Nnamdi Kanu’s house vandalized, guard dog killed [PHOTOS/VIDEO]

The home of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was allegedly vandalized by Soldiers during an invasion of the property on Friday.
Footage made available to PoliticsNGR show that several glass windows were broken, rooms ransacked and a guard dog called ‘Jack’ was shot dead during the raid.
Watch the video below;
 






 

Proscription of IPOB: South East governors

 
The proscription of the activities of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East by the South East Governors Forum, has drawn the ire of some legal practitioners, who say the governors lack the locus standi to do so.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

North Korea releases photos it claims are of latest missile test

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