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Fulani/Arewa ‘born to rule’ mentality has been broken by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, on Tuesday, expressed that they would no longer be intimidated by Arewa Youths and that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is seeking to protect his people from Fulani annihilation and conquest. Media and Publicity Secretary of the IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, disclosed this in a statement, revealing that, Fulani caliphates are not the owners of the constituent parts that make up Nigeria and IPOB are here to prove it to them. The statement reads: “We Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu condemn in its entirety the statement credited to the clueless and uninformed Arewa Consultative Forum and their decorative happy-slave Chairman Chief Paul Unongo for daring to attack Ohaneze Ndigbo, its Chairman Chief John Nnia Nwodo...

Hurricane Harvey: Trump visits Texas to view flood damage as death toll rises to 15

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Texas, on Tuesday, for briefings on relief and response, and to view the damage from Hurricane Harvey that has killed at least 15 people and displaced tens of thousands. After arriving in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr Trump revealed that he wanted the relief effort to stand as an example of how to respond to a storm. He said “This storm, its epic what happened. But you know what, it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything. “It’s a real team and we want to do it better than ever before. We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now as, ‘This is the way to do it.’ This was of epic proportion. Nobody’s ever seen anything like this and I just want to say that working with the governor and his entire team has...

Police confirm former minister’s abduction in Nasarawa

Nasarawa State police command has confirmed the abduction of a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr. Hussaini Akwanga. The spokesman, Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the abduction in Lafia on Wednesday. He said that Akwanga was kidnapped by gunmen at his farm on Wamba Road in Akwanga on Aug. 22. Idirisu said that on receiving the information on the abduction, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, mobilized policemen, led by the deputy commissioner in charge of operations to search for the abducted former minister. “As we speak, the commissioner himself has gone to Akwanga to boost the rescue operation to ensure that the victim is released unhurt.” Idirisu reiterated the commitment of the command to ridding the state of kidnappe...

Barcelona to sue Neymar over Paris Saint-Germain move

Barcelona are suing former player Neymar for 8.5m euros (£7.8m) over his world record move to Paris St-Germain. Neymar left Barcelona to sign for Paris Saint-Germain, a transfer worth €222m (£198m) earlier in August. Barcelona now want him to return a renewal bonus he was paid when he signed a new five-year deal just nine months before forcing through the move. In a statement, “The club demands the player return the already paid sum as he has not completed his contract, as well as the 8.5m euro bonus, and “an additional 10% because of delayed payment”. The statement continued: “The club also requests Paris St-Germain take on responsibility for the payment of these fees if the player cannot do so himself.” Paris St-Germain later responded to say they were ̶...

FG hands over Presidential lodge in Marina to Lagos State Government

The Federal Government, on Thursday, handed over the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government. Permanent Secretary, State House Marina, and Secretary to the Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the formal handover of the lodge to the Lagos State government today. The lodge, a pre-Independence structure is one of the Federal government’s properties in Lagos State that are allegedly not being fully utilised. President Muhammadu Buhari had last year approved the handover following a request by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.   Like 0

FG declares hate speech as terrorism

The Federal Government, on Thursday, drew the line on hate speech in the country, saying the offence would now be seen as terrorism. Acting President, Prof, Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this at the security summit for members of National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said technology and internet had amplified the efforts and impact of terrorists, war-mongers, secessionists and peddlers of hate speech. The law on hate speech, Terrorism Act 2011, defines hate speech, among other definitions, as an act deliberately done with malice and which may seriously harm or damage a country or seriously intimidate a population. “The intimidation of a population by words, speech is an act of terrorism and this government intends to take this matter seriously. As I have said, we ...

FG To set up International Reference Centre for treatment of Lassa Fever

The Federal Government is to establish an International Reference Bio-resources Centre for treatment of Lassa fever in Abuja, so as to strengthen the relationship between the research institutes and organized private sector. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this while inaugurating the committee for the establishment of the centre in his office. The minister promised that the ministry would provide what was needed to strengthen the relationship between the research institutes and organized private sector to actualize the plan. He said: “Whatever that is needed to strengthen the relationship, we are going to do. We will look at what you have proposed today and see how it can be cooperated. There are so many areas we can strengthen relationship between rese...

Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans, wins first case in court

Billionaire Kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans has won the first round of court battle at the Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, on Wednesday, as the court ordered that the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Onwuamadike against  the Nigerian Police Force will proceed. Justice Abdulaziz Anka who presided over the case dismissed the objections of Emmanuel Eze, the counsel for the third and fourth respondents, and agreed with counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that service on the first and second respondents had been properly effected. The first and second respondents in the suit are the Inspector General of Police and the Nigeria Police Force. The other respondents are the Lagos State Police Commissioner and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. In his ruling, J...

Whistleblower policy: A successful FG’s initiative – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday, said the whistleblower policy of the Federal Government is one of the current administration’s successful initiatives. She disclosed this at a seminar organised by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) on “The Whistleblower Policy and its Implication for Public Servants’’ in Abuja . The Whistleblower Policy was introduced in December 2016 by the Federal Government as part of the initiatives to wage war against corruption. According to Adeosun, as at July, over 5,000 reports have been made through various reporting channels, 365 actionable tips are received out of the 5000 reports. Over half of the reports came from public servants, the tips related to issues of contract inflation, ghost workers, illegal recruitment and misappropr...

LCCI tackles National Assembly over corporate organisations

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) yesterday, kicked against the frequency at which corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) are summoned by the National Assembly and listing of the names of corporate organizations in the media over allegations that are not yet proven. The Director General of LCCI, Mr. Muda Yusuf, in a statement yesterday, noted that such action has considerable reputation cost and collateral damage to such companies. In his words: “Allegations and petitions received by the national assembly about infractions by the private sector should be properly verified for credibility before presenting such to the media. “The most recent of such public pronouncements was the alleged N30 trillion revenue loss, and missing 288 vessels by the Senate Joint Committee...

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