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President Buhari against Nigeria’s unity – Ben Nwabueze

Chairman of The Patriots, Project Nigeria and Igbo Leaders of Thought respectively, Professor Ben Nwabueze, has regretted that despite his avowals that Nigeria’s unity was non-negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to work against the country’s unity.

Over 200 ex-Biafran policemen receive retirement benefits

Reprieve yesterday came the way of retired war-affected ex-Biafran Police officers as the federal government through the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) paid them their pension benefits in Enugu yesterday.

Retired Biafran policemen payment’ll bring closure to civil war – Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government on Friday said the payment of pension benefits to retired Biafran police officers was aimed at ‘bringing closure’ to the painful legacies of the Nigerian Civil War.

US school to be named after Barack Obama, drop name of Confederate leader Jefferson...

A public school in Mississippi is to drop the name of the Civil War leader of the pro-slavery South and be named after the first black US president, Barack Obama, the local newspaper reported.

President Buhari approves payment of pension to retired Biafran police officers

The police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Civil War may heave a sigh of relief as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to those who were granted presidential pardon in 2000.

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu absent as Nigeria treason trial resumes

The leader of a pro-Biafran group that wants to break away from Nigeria failed to show up in court on Tuesday as his treason trial resumed, an AFP reporter said.

President Buhari’s govt marginalizing South East – Ex-Governor Orji Kalu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has insisted that the South East region is being marginalized.

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war, climate shocks

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

Liberians usher in new era with high-stakes presidential vote

Liberians turned out in force on Tuesday to choose a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest set to complete the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

Liberia election: Sole female candidate MacDella Cooper cautions against violence

MacDella Cooper, the only female candidate in Tuesday’s presidential election in Liberia, on Monday joined hundreds of peace advocates at a concert for a violence-free poll.

President Buhari’s approach on fight against corruption commendable – HEKAN

The President of United Church of Christ in Nigeria also known as HEKAN, Reverend Amos Kiri, has said applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against Corruption is on course and should be supported well meaning Nigerians.

With Sirleaf, Liberia’s glass ceiling cracked but failed to shatter

Liberia's female politicians profess near-universal respect for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as she steps down after 12 years as president -- but many also say the glass ceiling that Africa's first female leader cracked remains firmly in place.

UPP leaders advocate restructuring to ensure national development

Chief Chikwas Okorie, the National Chairman of United Progressive Party (UPP), has called on the Federal Government to adopt restructuring in addressing the challenges facing Nigerians.

President Buhari urges troops to stand against secession

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told troops of the Nigerian military that they would be the biggest losers if Nigeria should disintegrate as being canvassed by some groups and individuals.

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