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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 6:39 PM They killed my Chairman in cold blood – Gov. Ortom

The quartet were killed by armed youths, last week, in a crisis linked to alleged tussle between two brothers belonging to different political camps. The alleged face-off between the two brothers, said to have in the past defied attempts to resolve, reportedly suddenly escalated, leading to the razing of several houses, cars and valuables apart from the gunshot 14

September 23, 2017 6:37 PM 2019: Katsina APC endorsed Buhari, Masari for second term

This was even as its said the party in totality did not recognize any faction, APC AKIDA within the party. The party’s endorsement followed a resolution reached and communique read to newsmen in the state by the party Chairman, Shittu S. Shittu at the end of its executive meeting held at the party headquarters in Katsina. The party said it has unanimously 12

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 1:56 PM S.O.N. sets to storm construction sites for inspection

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria is set to storm construction sites to inspect the standard of building materials and compliance with building codes across the country. The Director-General of the organization, Osita Aboloma gave this hint in Abeokuta during a stakeholder meeting on effective implementation of standards on building materials in Nigeria

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 7:36 AM Some Nigerians in the Diaspora remit funds to support IPOB – source

Intelligence reports by the Federal Government as revealed by top security source have led to the discovery of an account in Paris into which some Nigerians in the Diaspora remit funds in support of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Also uncovered was how some IPOB members have invaded Nigerian embassies in Hong Kong and Spain where they created 18

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 7:40 AM Nigerian govt summons Turkish ambassador

The Nigerian government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl. The meeting expected to hold on Friday was called over massive illegal shipment of arms from his country to Nigeria. Nigeria will express dissatisfaction over the situation and also demand immediate action to curb the menace. Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs 22

September 22, 2017 1:41 AM Oyo APC faults Olubadan over allowance claim

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has faulted Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, over the claim that the state government has not paid his allowances for the past six months. The Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, recently told our correspondent that the monarch had not been receiving his allowances 17