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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 23, 2017 10:37 PM IPOB and Fulani herdsmen: One nation, double standards

Was I surprised that the Federal Government (FG) declared the unarmed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation? No! I am only surprised that many Nigerians were surprised. For those who were surprised, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, cleared their surprises. He said: “All I know is that IPOB has engaged in terrorist 17

September 23, 2017 8:37 PM Ambode to unveil new Awolowo statue Tuesday

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode will on Tuesday September 26, 2017 unveil a new iconic statue of the late sage and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The imposing bust located on Obafemi Awolowo Way by the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja, is a befitting replacement to the old Awolowo statue that was removed from the Allen Avenue 14

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 6:05 PM IPOB: South East saved us from another civil war, Say Charly Boy, Adeyanju

A coalition of pro-democracy and good governance groups under the aegis, Frustrated Nigerians Movement, has commended the governors and people of the south eastern part of Nigeria for what it described as saving the country from another civil war, following the recent tension that arose in Nigeria over clash between the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the Nigerian 13

September 23, 2017 6:05 PM Nigerian Army declares Victory over IPoB …

The Nigerian Army has declared itself victorious over the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which was recently declared a terrorist organisation. The Army made the declaration on Friday, September 22 in a statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, the deputy director public relations 82 Division. The statement read in part: “Despite the initial opposition to Exercise 14

September 23, 2017 5:04 PM PDP Chairmanship: Why Bode George will not step down for Gbenga Daniel, others – Ebenezer Babatope

Ahead of the upcoming Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National convention, former Minister of Transport and Chieftain of the party, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has said ex- National Vice-Chairman of the party, South, Olabode George, would not step down for anybody. Babatope, who stated this while addressing newsmen in Lagos, maintained that Bode George remains 14

September 23, 2017 4:37 PM Saraki’s comments, an endorsement of IPOB’s activities —Lawmakers

A group of members of the House of Representatives, under the aegis of the Progressive Caucus, has described comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on the Indigenous People of Biafra’s proscription as an endorsement of the group’s activities. Saraki had on Monday described IPOB’s proscription by the military and South-East governors as unconstitutional 11

September 23, 2017 2:36 PM Nigeria sinking, APC support group alerts Buhari, Tinubu

The group in a letter by national president, Prince Tony Akeni and six others, to President Muhammadu Buhari, national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and others, said: “There is anguish of unprecedented scale and depth among the poor and lower middle class in Nigeria, which must be addressed with a sense of war-time foreboding and urgency… The ship called 9