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MASSOB berates British envoy over comments on secession

Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, under the leadership of Mr Uchenna Madu has berated the British High Commissioner, Mr Paul Arkwright, for a statement credited to him that British Government will not support secession or break up of Nigeria.

WhatsApp reportedly refused to build a backdoor for the UK govt

Messaging service WhatsApp rejected a UK Government request to create a way to access encrypted messages earlier this year, reports Sky News, citing an anonymous security source.

Anywhere Igbo reside is part of Biafra – MASSOB

The leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Comrade Kingsley Madu, on Thursday, declared that Lagos, Nigeria’s capital territory, Abuja, and other cities where Igbos reside and own major investments are all part of ‘Biafraland’.

Nigeria requires more foreign direct investments – Udoma

The Federal Government will be willing to work with the British authorities to stimulate more direct private sector investments in Nigeria, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has said.

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