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June 20, 2018 8:19 AM Bayelsa indigenes flee homes over fear of ‘military invasion’

Many indigenes of Bilabiri 1 Community in Ekeremor Local Council of Bayelsa State have reportedly fled their homes for fear of military invasion. This followed the recent attack on Tunu flow-station and the killing of three soldiers in a shoot out with militants. The indigenes have sought refuge in forests and neighbouring communities, while schools 17

June 18, 2018 8:37 AM MKO Abiola: How prison break plan failed

Personal Assistant to the late Bashorun MKO Abiola, Olu Akerele, has revealed how a plan to forcefully bring the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections out of jail failed. According to him, they came up with the plan after it became clear that the late General Sani Abacha, had no plans to free Abiola. But Abiola was reluctant about 18

June 17, 2018 3:21 AM Southern leaders insist on restructuring

The Chairman of South and Middle Belt Forum, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has stated that Nigeria will cease to exist if restructuring is not carried out by the present administration. The event attended by dignitaries like Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, who was chairman on the occasion, former military administrator of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu, former 22

June 16, 2018 9:50 AM Abdulsalami Abubakar speaks on herdsmen killings, kidnappings in Nigeria

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Military Head of State, has expressed concern over the continued killings, kidnappings and cattle rustling across the country. Abubakar prayed that the incessant hostage taking and crimes come to an end. He made the prayer at Minna Eid prayer ground on Friday after joining hundreds of Muslims as part of activities to mark the festival 22

June 14, 2018 3:59 PM I won 2015 election – Ohakim tells Okorocha

The former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim has described Governor Rochas Okorocha as a ‘liar’, while revealing why he lost the 2015 governorship election in the state. The former governor, who was reacting to Okorocha’s claim that Imo people hated him and kicked him (Ohakim) out of office, said the governor had lost credibility. Okorocha had also claimed 19

June 12, 2018 5:49 PM PHOTONEWS: Osun Govt Commemorates June 12, Holds Public Lecture

The State Government of Osun on Tuesday held a public lecture to mark the 25th Anniversary of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election in Nigeria. The election presumed to have been won by a business mogul, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO) was annuled by the then Military Dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida. The anniversary comes on a day President 21

June 12, 2018 4:09 PM Be warned, Buhari’s Idol is Abacha – Omokri tells Osinbajo

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has warned Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo about President Muhammadu Buhari. Omokri warned Osinbajo to be very careful of Buhari because the late Military Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha was the president’s idol. In a tweet, Omokri said the crash-landing of the chopper he, Osinbajo, was in happened 25

June 12, 2018 3:09 PM June 12: Agbakoba reveals why Buhari honoured Abiola, carpets Obasanjo, IBB

Co-Chairman of Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM), Olisa Agbakoba has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has won some hearts by declaring June 12 as Democracy Day. The former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), however, said the move was a political strategy ahead of the 2019 election. He said this on Tuesday at the silver jubilee of June 12 organized 27

June 12, 2018 2:29 PM MKO Abiola: Iyorchia Ayu tells Buhari who his real enemies are

Iyorchia Ayu, former Presidents of the Senate, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari should be more tolerant of the opposition. Speaking during the Special National Honours Investiture at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ayu said the President should note that “opposition is not an enemy.” Ayu, a chieftain of the defunct Social Democratic Party, SDP, the platform 23

June 12, 2018 11:57 AM June 12: Obasanjo, Babangida absent as Buhari confers honours on MKO Abiola, others

Nigeria’s ex-presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida were noticeably absent at a ceremony for the conferment of national honours on the presumed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, and others. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday informed the gathering that the two ex-presidents 24