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September 24, 2017 2:37 AM IPoB Proscription: Igbo re-strategise to battle marginalisation

ALTHOUGH the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has gone to court to quash the Federal High Court order proscribing it and declaring it a terror group, the news of the group’s ban was received with mixed feelings in the South-East. Many Igbo see IPOB as a vehicle to redress perceived marginalisation of the Igbo and South-East as well as to restructure 16

September 23, 2017 11:03 PM Immigration receives 50,000 passport booklets

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has received a consignment of 50,000 passport booklets to address backlog estimated at 33,000 nationwide. Investigation revealed the passports were brought from Malaysia to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja last week. Findings also indicated the Comptroller-General (CG) of NIS, Mohammed Babandede, has deployed 18

September 23, 2017 7:12 PM 3 killed as Niger Delta militants strike oil vessel in Bayelsa

Some gunmen believed to be militants have hit a tug-boat loaded with crude oil in the souther Ijaw creeks in Bayelsa state causing chaos in surrounding areas. Premium Times reports that the incident happened less than three weeks after a similar attack in an ambush on a military houseboat that led to the death of two persons. NAIJ.com learnt that the gunmen 14

September 23, 2017 4:26 PM ECOWAS to train 12,000 pupils on technical education

The Economic Community of West African States, in partnership with a technology firm, Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, says it will train no fewer than 12,000 pupils in the sub-region on technical education and science annually. According to a statement from ECOWAS, in order to achieve this target, the organisation held a two-day stakeholders’ meeting on education 6

September 23, 2017 3:46 PM What God told me one-on-one about Nigeria’s breakup – Prophet Omale

The General Overseer, Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Prophet Emmanuel Omale has allayed fears by some Nigerians over the possibility of the country breaking up or going into another civil war. Speaking in Abuja, the prophecy claimed that Jesus Christ told him “one-on-one” that Nigeria will not only remain united but will also be prosperous 16

September 23, 2017 5:36 AM How APC is desperately trying to reclaim the debate on restructuring

The country’s ruling party is running against time in a bid to reclaim the debate on power devolution after the agitation initially caused confused its top leadership. If anything had embarrassed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC since it came to power, it was unarguably the party’s dithering procrastination on restructuring. For a party parading 16

September 23, 2017 2:56 AM Police arrest 34 peace corps officials in Lagos

No fewer than 34 officials of the Nigeria Peace Corps were arrested on Friday by the Lagos State Police Command. Saturday PUNCH learnt that they apprehended in the Ikorodu area of the state while they wanted to commence a meeting. Our correspondent gathered that the men were taken to the command’s headquarters in Ikeja. The Lagos State Police Public 16

September 22, 2017 3:16 PM Boko Haram members hate northern traditional rulers – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has revealed that traditional rulers, especially in northern Nigeria, are the worst target of Boko Haram insurgents. Sultan, who doubles as Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Nigeria, said this when he delivered a lecture to the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 10, in Abuja. Speaking on The role of Traditional 17

September 22, 2017 7:43 AM Restructuring: Why we appear ‘reluctant’– Northern Elders

Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has said the North was not afraid of the persistent calls for restructuring. It, however, maintained that it would not allow itself to be stampeded into adopting a premeditated design that could spell doom for the region. President of the NEF, Paul Unongo, disclosed the group’s position at a news conference in Abuja, yesterday 17

September 21, 2017 11:34 PM Restructuring: We’re not afraid, but won’t be stampeded — Northern elders

ABUJA—Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday, again, weighed in on the state of the nation, saying while the region was not afraid of the persistent calls for restructuring, especially from other parts of the country, it would, however, not allow itself to be stampeded into adopting a premeditated design that could spell doom. NEF’s declaration came on a day chairman 18