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Quit notice: MASSOB declares August for ‘repatriation’ of Igbos

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In compliance with October 1 Arewa youth quit notice deadline, the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State Biafra (MASSOB) has declared August a month of mass return for Igbo living in the northern parts of the country. The group said the choice of August was informed by its significance in Igbo calendar as the period for new yam festival ...

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Insurgency: Jonathan defeated Boko Haram before handover – Dasuki

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The former National Security Adviser (NSA, Sambo Dasuki,  has said that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan deserved accolades for defeating the Boko Haram group before handing over to current President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking from detention where he is being held for allegedly mismanaging an estimated $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms to fight the dreaded Islamist sect, Dasuki said it was ...

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Biafra and the North: In Defence of Igbo Leaders

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By Solomon Obele “Behind crisis anywhere in the world is injustice. The solution to that crisis is justice”- Maitama Sule During a congratulatory visit by late Alhaji Maitama Sule to the then President-Elect, Mohammadu Buhari, on 10th May 2015, he pleaded with him in the above words to be President of all Nigerians. Sule said: ‘‘What has recently happened to ...

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EFCC arraigns Umezulike, ex-Enugu CJ over alleged N10m corruption

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Former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike (rtd) was Friday arraigned before the Enugu High court presided over by Justice Anthony Onovo on alleged corruption charge. Umezulike was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a ten million naira donation he allegedly received during his book launch while in office in 2014. He was accused ...

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PDP: It’s New Dawn, No Victor, No Vanquished- Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of Nigerian Senate

   …Calls for immediate reconciliation The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the Supreme Court judgment on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leadership crisis, ushers in a new dawn of peace, reconciliation, and recovery for the party. Reacting to the apex court’s verdict on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said it was a no victor and no vanquished situation for ...

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Osinbajo meets ailing Buhari in London …details of meeting to be made known soon – Presidency

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday left Nigeria for London, United Kingdom, where he met ailing President Muhammadu Buhari. President Yemi Osinbajo spent one hour with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in London and then swiftly left to begin the journey home. According to Reuters, Osinbajo arrived in the night at the Abuja House, where Buhari has been living ...

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Osun West: INEC beginning to revive hope in our Electoral System- Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the winner of the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on his victory, describing the poll as “a glimmer of hope for the nation’s electoral system”. Reacting to the outcome of the election, Ekweremadu said it was not only victory for the ...

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Enugu APC crisis deepens over Chime’s alleged Senatorial ambition

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The crisis rocking the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have deepened over the struggle for the party’s ticket for Enugu west senatorial zone in 2019 between the immediate past governor of the state, Sullivan Chime and another member, Juliet Ibekaku. The Chairman of the party in Enugu, Ben Nwoye, made this known while addressing journalists ...

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Magu’s confirmation controversy: Sagay, others knock AGF, El-Rufai says Magu’ll remain EFCC chairman

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The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said going by the constitution, any minister, who openly disagrees with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, risks being sacked for insubordination. Sagay said this in a statement on Thursday. The PACAC chairman therefore berated the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for taking a separate stance ...

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Eulogies pour in as Maitama Sule’s burial holds today

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Kano declares today work free day …Buhari, Osinbajo, govs, Saraki, others pay tributes EXACTLY 90 days to his 88th birthday, Elder statesman and frontline nationalist, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, passed on, Tuesday morning, throwing his Kano home state into mourning. Born on October 1, 1929, the former Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nations and Minister of Petroleum, died in a ...

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