Friday, September 22, 2017

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    Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in FCT

Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in FCT

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it has discovered an illegal firearm fabricating factory in Shenagu village near Zuba, FCT.Sadiq Bello, FCT commissioner of police, told journalists in Abuja on Friday that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.He listed the suspects to include Philip John, owner of the factory; Onyegabueze Okpara, supplier of ammunition and [...]

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    Nigeria didn’t ask us to shut Radio Biafra, UK contradicts Lai

Nigeria didn’t ask us to shut Radio Biafra, UK contradicts Lai

The United Kingdom has denied any knowledge of a request from Nigeria to shut down Radio Biafra.The radio station, established by the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), is based in the UK and run by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, had said the federal [...]

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    You can’t crush us, IPOB hits back at FG

You can’t crush us, IPOB hits back at FG

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says Nigeria will go down in history as the only country to proscribe a “peaceful organisation”.After the military declared it a terrorist organisation, a federal high court in Abuja upheld the declaration.But the group kicked against the terrorism tag, saying the federal government can testify that "crushing IPOB is not possible in this life".The [...]

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    ALERT! Lagos restricts movement on Ikorodu road

ALERT! Lagos restricts movement on Ikorodu road

The Lagos state government has announced a partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu road on Saturday and Sunday.This is to enable the government replace the dilapidated steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus stop along the road, according to a statement issued on Thursday.The statement, issued by Olujimi Hotonu, permanent secretary in the ministry of works and infrastructure, said the restriction [...]

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    IPOB already printed passports, currencies, says Garba Shehu

IPOB already printed passports, currencies, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has already printed passports and currencies for a “territory they had declared” as theirs.Speaking on a Channels TV programme on Thursday, Shehu said the secessionist group was determined to plung Nigeria into a major crisis.Following a week-long crisis in Abia due to a face-off between IPOB members and security [...]

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    Kola Aluko’s New York penthouse up for ‘just $39m’ 

Kola Aluko’s New York penthouse up for ‘just $39m’ 

A penthouse valued at $51.9 million, belonging to Kolawole Aluko, Nigerian oil mogul based in the US, is currently up for sale for a “motivated” price of $39 million.The property is believed to be part of the proceeds of “shady” oil contracts also involving Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources, and Jide Omokore, another businessman.TheCable had obtained copies of the controversial contracts [...]

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    Anambra election: Alex Ekwueme’s daughter emerges Obaze’s running mate

Anambra election: Alex Ekwueme’s daughter emerges Obaze’s running mate

Chidi Ekwueme-Onyemelukwe has emerged the running mate of Oseloka Obaze, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the November 18 Anambra governorship election.She is the daughter of Alex Ekwueme, a former vice-president.Obaze said her experience in SMEs will help complement his efforts if he eventually wins the election.He added that Ekwueme-Onyemelukwe was picked after “painstaking consultations” and from a shortlist [...]

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    South-east lawmakers urge IPOB to suspend activities

South-east lawmakers urge IPOB to suspend activities

The south-east caucus in the national assembly on Wednesday rejected the branding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.They also called on IPOB to suspend its activities as they engage other lawmakers in seeking the solution to issues concerning the group and the region.The military had last week declared IPOB a militant terrorist group -- a move [...]

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    Court bans IPOB, declares it terrorist group

Court bans IPOB, declares it terrorist group

A federal high court in Abuja has declared the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as “acts of terrorism". This followed an application filed by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice.Malami had asked the court to proscribe the group.Earlier on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the legal [...]

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    NNPC begins oil exploration process in Sokoto

NNPC begins oil exploration process in Sokoto

The Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) says it has started the process that would lead to the exploration of oil and gas in Sokoto basin.Maikanti Baru, NNPC group managing director, said this when he received Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, at the NNPC Towers in Abuja.Baru said the contract for the geological mapping of the basin had been awarded.“We [...]

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    Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria.Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said the Igbo have to change their strategy to remain relevant in Nigerian politics.He said gone were the days when other ethnic groups need the input of the Igbo before they could win an [...]

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    Umuahia residents celebrate return of peace

Umuahia residents celebrate return of peace

Hundreds of residents in Umuahia, Abia state, on Tuesday held a rally to celebrate the return of peace in the state.All through last week, there was tension in the state, following a face-off between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and security agencies.But Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, confirmed Tuesday that “fragile” peace had returned to the [...]

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    EXTRA: There are Igbo in Sambisa forest, says Ikpeazu

EXTRA: There are Igbo in Sambisa forest, says Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, says there are Igbo people in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state.Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the governor said the Igbo population in states outside the south-east is higher than that of those based in Igbo land.He said the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) put the [...]

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    Microsoft partners Elumelu Foundation to train African entrepreneurs

Microsoft partners Elumelu Foundation to train African entrepreneurs

Global telecommunication company Microsoft has collaborated with Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) through its 4Afrika Initiative to provide entrepreneurs with technology-based tools, resources and mentorship.Entrepreneurs under TEF will be trained on how to effectively use ICT to modernise their businesses, enrich their offerings as well as reach new customers.In a statement, Akin Banuso, general manager, Microsoft Nigeria, said the two companies [...]

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    We’ll have no choice but to destroy North Korea, says Trump

We’ll have no choice but to destroy North Korea, says Trump

President Donald Trump says if forced to defend itself and its allies against nuclear weapons test, America will have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea.North Korea has continued to fire ballistic missiles despite warnings from the UN.One of its recent successful tests was on a hydrogen bomb which is said to be 10 times deadlier than the atomic [...]

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    Sagay: Abusive, violent, kill mentality — IPOB’s actions constitute terrorism

Sagay: Abusive, violent, kill mentality — IPOB’s actions constitute terrorism

Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), says the military is right in its declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation.He said the group's “violent, abusive and kill” mentality and approach constitutes, in totality, acts of terrorism.Sagay, however, admitted that he was not aware of the requirements of the law in that regard [...]

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