Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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    We are asking for freedom — NOT war, says IPOB

We are asking for freedom — NOT war, says IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it is asking for self determination and not war as is being perceived in some quarters.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Emma Powerful, its media and publicity secretary, the group said its mission is being misconstrued by many Nigerians.It said the only instrument at its disposal in its struggle for the sovereign [...]

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    Spain deports 23 Nigerians, 11 detained by police, NDLEA

Spain deports 23 Nigerians, 11 detained by police, NDLEA

The Spanish government on Tuesday deported 23 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country, NAN reports.They were deported barely five days after 34 Nigerians were sent home from six European countries for committing immigration-related offences.They arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, at about 6.40am on Tuesday.The new deportees, comprising 21 males and two females, were brought back [...]

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    Customs generates N239bn in Q1 — ‘exceeding target’

Customs generates N239bn in Q1 — ‘exceeding target’

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) generated N239.4 billion in the first three months of this year, according to the federal ministry of finance.The revenue performance for the first quarter exceeded the target of N193.2b set by the NCS.The breakdown is contained in a document obtained by NAN, which shows the activities of the ministry of finance in the last two years.According [...]

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    You have no authority to speak for Igbo people, APGA blasts Nnamdi Kanu

You have no authority to speak for Igbo people, APGA blasts Nnamdi Kanu

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has no authority to speak for the Igbo people.The party said this in reaction to the IPOB leader's call on people to boycott the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November.In a letter addressed to Kanu and signed by Ifeatu Obiokoye, national publicity secretary, APGA [...]

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    Utomi: Nigeria is a classic example of a country walking towards failure

Utomi: Nigeria is a classic example of a country walking towards failure

Pat Utomi, founder of Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), has described Nigeria as a “classic example of a country walking towards failure”.He said this in Awka, capital of Anambra, at a meeting of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) alumni association and presentation of certificates of honour to the class of 1953 to 1967.The professor, an alumnus of the [...]

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    Local govt union says 23 states owe council workers

Local govt union says 23 states owe council workers

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) says 23 states of the federation currently owe local government workers salary arrears.Ibrahim Khaleel, national president of the union, made this known in a statement on Monday.He said the arrears ranged from one to 16 months.Khaleel revealed that with between 10 and to 16 months, Bayelsa was leading in states indebted to local [...]

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    Na’Allah: Those who want senate to be scrapped are ignorant

Na’Allah: Those who want senate to be scrapped are ignorant

Bala Na'Allah, deputy leader of the senate, says those who want upper legislative chamber to be scrapped are "just expressing their ignorance".Speaking in an interview, Na'Allah said a bi-cameral legislature was needed to prevent one ethnic group from dominating the others.He said if the country had only the house of representatives, 67 percent of the lawmakers would be from the [...]

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    FULL LIST: ASUU says these 38 higher institutions have increased tuition fees

FULL LIST: ASUU says these 38 higher institutions have increased tuition fees

No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees as a result of poor funding by the federal and state governments.Deji Omole, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter, made this known in a statement made available to journalists on Monday. [...]

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    Niger Delta group threatens to shut down Chevron over use of ‘cheap labour’

Niger Delta group threatens to shut down Chevron over use of ‘cheap labour’

A Niger Delta group, Kombot-Egbema & Gbaramatu Graduates Association, has threatened to shut down the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) over its alleged use of cheap labour.In a statement issued on Monday and signed by Yabrade Moses, its president, the group gave the company 48 hours to upgrade the status of its members from trainee to “permanent staff” or [...]

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    One dead, three injured in suicide attack on UNIMAID

One dead, three injured in suicide attack on UNIMAID

At least one person has been killed in a suspected Boko Haram suicide bombing attack on the University of Maiduguri in Borno state.The attack, which happened on Sunday, was reportedly carried out by female bombers.Three persons were said to have sustained injuries in the attack.Danjuma Gambo, spokesman of the university, said the first bomber targeted security operatives while the second [...]

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