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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 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 21, 2017 5:13 PM There is No Trump Doctrine, Only Contradictions and Bluster

The things our President says. At a lunch with African leaders on Wednesday, Donald Trump praised the continent’s business potential by noting that many of his friends were “going to your countries to get rich.” A bit later in his remarks, he spoke about how effectively African countries had responded to some recent health-care crises, such as the Ebola 20

September 21, 2017 2:03 PM EFCC denies blocking Diezani's attempt to return to Nigeria for trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, September 21, denied blocking an attempt by embattled former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to return to Nigeria to face trial. NAIJ.com gathered that the former minister is facing multiple corruption and money laundering allegations during her tenure as minister. She is also being 11

September 21, 2017 7:14 AM Kanu, Biafra And Its Disciples By Azu Ishiekwene

When the founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, told The Interview in August that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was being used to destroy Biafra, I thought it was their private fight playing out at last. In the early days of MASSOB when Uwazuruike was planning 19

September 20, 2017 6:56 PM Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday's quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Hopes rose at the school when a girl was located alive and a delicate operation 24

September 20, 2017 8:52 AM 'I won't go down without a fight'

Motivational speaker Criselda Dudumashe has been a source of inspiration for many people leading positive lives with HIV/Aids and on Tuesday reflected on how she was told she had two years to live. Criselda took to social media to reflect on 19-year-old journey she has been on as a person living with HIV/Aids and the ‘hopeless’ she felt when doctors 18

September 20, 2017 1:30 AM IPOB protests at UN General Assembly

Abuja—The Federal Government said, yesterday that it is aware of sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and is taking steps to block them. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this when he appeared on a live television programme, Good Morning Nigeria on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA. This came at a time members 20

September 20, 2017 12:22 AM FG, Jonathan disagree on proposed S’West, S’South military operations

The Federal Government and former President Goodluck Jonathan have disagreed on the planned military operation in the South-South and the South-West codenamed Operation Crocodile Smile. Jonathan, who spoke on Tuesday, believed it was an anomaly for soldiers to be deployed for internal security, a responsibility that is meant for the police, saying the deployment 21

September 19, 2017 12:49 PM Failed politicians, tresury looters behind restructuring, IPOB, others – Girei

A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC), Sen. Abubakar Girei, has said that those calling for restructuring of Nigeria were either the failed politicians or treasury looters hell bent on causing chaos and confusion in the country. Sen. Girei, who represented Adamawa Central between 1999 and 2003 under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also said that disgruntled 17