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Threatening Saraki, Dogara A Suicide Mission, Osinbajo Says

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said it will be a suicide mission for him to threaten Senate President Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Teasing the audience at the opening of the conference of speakers and presiding officers of the Commonwealth in Abuja on Tuesday, Osinbajo said the combined sizes of the principal lawmakers cannot be compared to his. The Acting President also accused the media of laying so much emphasis on the rift between the executive and legislative arms. He…

(VIDEO) Let Biafrans Go From Egypt, We Are Not Nigerians – Anglican Bishop

As the momentum for Biafra grows, the Anglican Bishop of Amichi, Rt. Revd. Ephraim Okechukwu Ikeakor (JP), has asked the federal government to let “Biafrans go as they are not Nigerians.” The top cleric accused the Nigerian State of being unable to answer some security questions Biafrans hold against the country pointing “marginalization, subjugation and hardship,” of the Igbo, thereby making them third class citizens in Nigeria. Bishop Ikeakor who equally saw reasons for the agitation of Biafrans for an independent nation…

Southern Kaduna Pledges Allegiance To Biafra

Southern Kaduna will go with Biafra if Nigeria breaks up, John Danfulani, coordinator of the Centrum Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights Advocacy has said. Danfulani said this when he paid a courtesy visit to leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia state on Monday. Danfulani, who accused the Federal Government of neglect, said the people of Southern Kaduna share a lot of values with Biafrans. Southern Kaduna in the Southern part of Kaduna State, is an area predominantly dominated…

Iheanacho Beats Child To Death For Losing A Pair Of Shoes, Bags Life Jail Term In London

A Nigerian based man, Marvyn Iheanacho, has bagged a life jail term for beating his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death in a British park because the child lost a shoe. Iheanacho, 39, from London, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of the murder of Alex Malcolm. Witnesses heard a male voice screaming about a lost shoe while a child fearfully apologised on Nov. 20, 2016. Police said, “the child sustained a deadly brain injury and internal bruising to his stomach; a post-mortem examination concluded this had been…

Police Move To Secure Criminal-Prone Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Launch Operation Absolute Sanity

Following incessant cases of kidnapping and robbery on the Abuja – Kaduna expressway, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the deployment of a joint police team comprising Special Police Force, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Units, Intelligence Response Team, Special Tactical Squad, the Force Intelligence Branch, the Police Mobile Force with Headquarters at Rijanah, Kaduna State. The Joint Police Team are under specific and definite mandate to root out the kidnap for…

Senate Passes Peace Corps Bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigerian Peace Corps bill. The bill if approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will make the Corps a para-military agency. The Red Chamber adopted the conference report on the bill after it was advised by the committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters led by Senator David Umaru. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the bill last year, but the Upper Chamber had rejected the harmonised version, which was finally passed today (Tuesday). The bill will be sent to the…

Buhari Writes Guinea President Over Nationwide Prayer, Says He’ll Return Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will return to the country as soon as his doctors advise him to. He made the statement while thanking the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari in a letter dated July 24, 2017, said that the nationwide prayer organized by the country is a gesture that he will forever cherish and treasure. President…

11 Nigerian Authors Fight For Literature Prize

11 authors will compete for the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, the sponsors have revealed. Kudo Eresia-Eke, general manager, external relations, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (NLNG), made this known in a statement on Monday. The authors and their works, according to the statement include Obari Gomba (For Every Homeland), Jumoke Verissimo (The Birth of Illusion), Ogaga Ifowodo (A Good Mourning), Ebi Yeibo (Of Waters and the Wild), Peter Akinlabi (Iconography), Humphrey Ogu (Echoes of…

Bakare Attacks Buhari’s Power Minister, No Works, Power, Housing Yet You Earn Salary

The senior pastor of Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Tunde Bakare, has lambasted the Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola over his inability to secure electricity, housing or works in the country. The fiery preacher who rebuked the minister while speaking to members of his church on Sunday, wondered why he was being paid salary for a job not done. Bakare, who ran on the same ticket with Buhari in 2011, described him (Buhari) and his predecessors as colonial masters, stating that they ruled Nigeria…

EFCC Bids Man Behind Official Twitter Account Farewell

The man behind the hilarious tweets on the official account of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been unveiled as Nigerian rapper Olufemi Oluakayode Adeyemi, better known as F. Shaw. The anti-graft agency on Monday revealed that the Covenant University graduate would no longer be handling its Twitter account. F. Shaw, known for his creativity on the EFCC handle, began his music career officially in 2005 and has worked with numerous Nigerian entertainers like Cobhams Asuquo, Omawumi, Timaya, Tee-Y Mix,…