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Eritreans still fleeing brutal regime – UN Rapporteur

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, has reiterated a call on the U.N. not to turn its back on Eritrean nationals who continue to flee the repressive regime back home.

Berom group urges Governor Simon Lalong to fish out assassins of ex-HoS Moses Gwom

President of Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO), Da. Eric Fom, has urged Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, and security operatives in the country, to fish out the masterminds of the assassination of a former Head of Service in the state, Da. Moses Gwom.

Python Dance: Killing a fly with a sledge hammer

Prior to this time, the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), had assumed such a larger than life image that it could order a sit-at-home strike and people would comply strictly. The jury is still out concerning the reason why the order recorded that kind of total compliance.

Ohanaeze warns fed govt against obtaining frivolous court order against IPOB

The prominent Igbo organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned courts in Nigeria not to allow themselves be used in undermining the democratic process by granting ‘frivolous’ orders against the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

Biafra: Kanu backs out of talks with Southeast govs

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has backed out of the planned talks between the group and the South-East Governors Forum.

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New US sanctions against Russia to affect relations – envoy

New U.S. sanctions against Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election will affect their short and long term relations, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman said on Tuesday.

House of Reps urges President Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on security in the wake of deadly attacks in Benue and other states.

2019: I’ve no rift with Governor Emmanuel – Senator Akpabio

Against the backdrop of wild speculations of an ongoing rift with Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State, the Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Godswill Akpabio, has denied the media insinuations of any such rift.

2019: FRCN allegedly rejects President Buhari’s campaign adverts

President Muhammadu Buhari’s staunch supporter, Abdulmajid Danbilki Commanda, on Monday in Kano raised alarm that the authorities of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria have banned him from using their facilities to project Buhari’s 2019 re-election campaign.

We won’t establish more tertiary institutions in Delta – Governor Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Tuesday, said his administration would not embark on the establishment of more tertiary institutions, but would strengthen the existing ones to improve the standard of education in the state.

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Senior lawyer Mike Ozekhome booed at Gani Fawehinmi lecture

There was a mild drama at the 14th Annual Chief Gani Fawenhimi Lecture in Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, as some youths booed Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who was one of the discussants.

Bauchi releases N53m for 2018 Qur’anic recitation

The Bauchi State Government has released N53 million for the forthcoming national Qur’anic recitation competitions, the Chairman of the competition committee, Dr Zubeiru Madaki, has said.

PDP youths urged to use social media to expose President Buhari’s government

The Deputy National Chairman (DNC)-South of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Elder Yemi Akinhanmi, on Thursday charged the party’s youths to avail themselves of the power of the social media to expose the failings of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Police arrest 59 suspects over Benue crises

Benue State Police command said it had arrested 59 persons in connection with the recent cult-related crises in some parts of Makurdi, the state capital.

NDDC to empower 5,000 through skills acquisition programmes

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has concluded plans to empower over 5,000 beneficiaries drawn from the nine Niger Delta States through skills acquisition programmes.