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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 15

September 24, 2017 12:56 AM New Zealand Labour leader says will not yet concede election

Speaking outside her home in Auckland, Ardern told media that her centre-left party would not concede, despite lagging almost 10 points behind the incumbent National Party, which received 46 percent of the vote in Saturday’s election. A final tally of all votes, which will include overseas ballots, will not be released until Oct. 7. New Zealand First 14

September 24, 2017 12:37 AM Restructure Nigeria now to attain balance, says Tinubu

Tinubu also explained that there were immense benefits to all in the event of a restructuring that would create the correct balance. “It would be better”, he stressed, “to restructure things to attain the correct balance between our collective purpose on one hand and our separate grassroots realities on the other.” The former governor counselled the champions 21

September 23, 2017 8:37 PM Biafra: It’s too late to pull out of Nigeria, says Igbo lawmaker

Lagos – A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Jude Idimogu, on Saturday, said it was too late for the Igbo nation to pull out of Nigeria. Idimogu, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, in Lagos said that secession would be injurious to the Igbos. He said: “As a full blooded Igbo man and a Nigerian, I believe, Igbo staying in Nigeria 12

September 23, 2017 7:37 PM Breaking: We must guard against separating Nigeria into small pieces, Tinubu warns

“Being more pragmatic, separating the nation into small pieces resolves nothing and creates additional problems”. Tinubu noted that gargantuan challenges were facing the country but explained that they were not enough to call for the dismantling of the federation at a time some parts of the world were taking advantage of integration. The APC leader 24

September 23, 2017 6:41 PM The worst starts to Premier League seasons

With a trip to Manchester United followed by a home game against Chelsea next on the agenda, there may be no end in sight for Palace and manager Roy Hodgson. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the worst starts to a season in the Premier League era, and what became of those teams. Only Pompey under Paul Hart have waited longer than Palace for their 13

September 23, 2017 5:43 PM Biafra: Too late to pull out of Nigeria – Igbo lawmaker

A Lagos lawmaker, Jude Idimogu, on Saturday, said it was too late for the Igbo nation to pull out of Nigeria. Mr. Idimogu, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that secession would be injurious to the Igbos. He said: “As a full blooded Igbo man and a Nigerian, I believe 15

September 23, 2017 5:37 PM Mourinho sent off as Lukaku fires United 1-0 win

Romelu Lukaku fired Manchester United to a 1-0 win over Southampton as Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands at St Mary’s on Saturday. Lukaku scored the only goal of the game in the first half, but United had to survive a late barrage of Southampton pressure that played a role in Mourinho’s dismissal. It was an indication of the visitors’ anxiety that United 15

September 23, 2017 11:22 AM Kanu was about to stop Biafra agitation when Army attacked

A southeast leader Evang. Elliot Uko has said that the Nigerian Army attacked the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) just when it was about to tone down on its agitation for sovereignty. According to The Nation, Uko, the deputy secretary of Igbo Leaders of Thought, said Kanu had accepted at a governor with the meeting (where he was present) to reduce 10

September 23, 2017 10:24 AM Stoke vs. Chelsea: Premier League highlights and recap

Stoke face Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23. Here are all the highlights from the match. Chelsea took a 2-0 lead into the break against Stoke on Saturday after capitalizing on two moments of sloppy play from the home side. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring for Chelsea in the second minute, finishing comfortably past Jack Butland after 12