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Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, says there is no future for Nigeria except the country is restructured.

Ohanaeze: The future of Nigeria is bleak

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, says there is no future for Nigeria except the country is restructured.
Angola on Saturday prepared to bury rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, in his home village at a public funeral, an important sign for national reconciliation seventeen years after the end of a bloody civil war.

Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi gets public burial 17 years after death

Thousands of supporters of Angola’s former rebel leader Jonas Savimbi rallied for his public reburial on Saturday, 17 years after he was killed by troops in a shootout that marked the end of the country’s devastating civil war.
Jonas Savimbi

Angola ex-rebel chief Jonas Savimbi to be buried on Saturday – family

Angola's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Unita, said on Wednesday it planned to go ahead with a public funeral this weekend for its ex-leader Jonas Savimbi after a dispute with the government over the handling of his remains.

Igbo Youth Assembly condemns IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Igbo Youth Assembly Worldwide, a socio-cultural group, has condemned the Sit-at-Home call on Igbos by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying it will only promote hatred and threaten national unity.
Yusuf Abdi Ali

Virginia Uber driver a Somali war criminal – jury

A US jury has found that a former Uber driver living in Virginia committed acts of torture during Somalia’s civil war in the late 1980s.
Abubakar Tsav

Ex-CP Tsav: Biafra technology had solution to Nigeria’s problems

Elder statesman and former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav, has said that Nigeria would have been among developed nations if it had tapped the inventions of Biafra after the civil war.

IPOB declares sit-at-home May 30

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30 a sit-at-home day in commemoration of not only the fallen heroes of the civil war but also all those killed by insurgents in different parts of the country.

Oil prices fall as US output hits record high

Oil prices fell on Thursday, pulled down by record U.S. crude production that led to a surge in stockpiles.

Oil prices dip as US output at record high since 2017

Oil prices fell on Thursday, pulled down by record U.S. crude production that led to a surge in stockpiles.
Labour's Tom Watson

Brexit: Labour rejects call to back second referendum

Rejecting a campaign by deputy leader Tom Watson, the National Executive Committee announced that its manifesto for the forthcoming European election would be “fully in line” with its existing policy of partial backing for a second poll.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

Nigerian Air Force to acquire 18 new aircraft in 2020

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is to acquire additional 18 aircraft by 2020 to boost its air assets.
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka attacks ‘retaliation for Christchurch’ – deputy minister

Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, the country's state minister of defence said on Tuesday.
Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically April 22 to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — as police announced new arrests over the country’s worst attacks for more than a decade. Jewel SAMAD / AFP

Fresh arrests as Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically Monday to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — as police announced new arrests over the country’s worst attacks for more than a decade.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope Francis condemns Easter bomb attacks

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 156 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence” and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter.

Algeria protests loosen stranglehold on media

Weeks of anti-government protests have helped Algerian journalists shake off the chokehold of state-imposed censorship but their work remains complicated and is often contested by demonstrators.
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday appealed to residents of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna to bear with it over the power outage being experienced by the residents.

Expert: Energy diversification can boost development index, SDGs

Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CARNASRDA) said diversifying energy could boost development and enable Nigeria attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Nigeria will not survive the 2019 presidential election

For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not just a major disappointment; it is decidedly firmly on the trajectory of a future break up.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria politicians are obsessed with positions, not service

Prof. Pat Utomi, founder Centre For Value In Leadership (CVL), has said that Nigerian politicians are obsessed with power and positions as against purpose and service.

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

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Consulate to protest continued killing of Nigerians in South Africa

The Consul-General of the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, Mr Godwin Adama, says the mission is to protest killings and high-handedness of the South African police against Nigerians.