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Tanko Yakasai: How NEPU freed the North, fought British colonialism

Elder statesman and Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has offered fresh insight into the struggle for the independence of Northern Nigeria from British colonialism and the tyranny of indigenous traditional institutions in the region.

Okwesilieze Nwodo: We will join Nnamdi Kanu to fight for Biafra if South East...

Following the call by an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, for Igbo presidency in 2023, the former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has declared that Ndigbo would join Nnamdi Kanu, to seek Biafra secession from Nigeria if South-East does not produce the president of the country in 2023.

2023: Nigerians‘ll decide fate of Ndigbo – Igbo groups

Elder Statesman and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has joined voice with other Nigerians predicting a better future for the country if power is zoned to the South-East in 2023.

Tension in Rivers community over Agip contract

There is disagreement in Aggah community, Egbema Clan in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, between the Paramount ruler of the community and flood-affected individuals in the area over Nigeria Agip Oil Company’s, NAOC’s, contract.

Presidency: Bola Tinubu, others should allow South East take its turn – Edwin Clark

Elder Statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Senator Edwin Clark, said, weekend, that it was uncalled-for and hypocritical for Northern politicians to argue that there was no rotation of power between North and South, as President Muhammdu Buhari presently serving his second term if office, rode to power in 2015 based on the arrangement.
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, in mourning the passing of Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, describing his death as a big loss to the nation.

President Buhari mourns Afenifere leader Ayo Fasanmi

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, in mourning the passing of Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, describing his death as a big loss to the nation.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Zoning: Mamman Daura has no political experience – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, has carpeted Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s older nephew, dur to his recent comment on zoning the presidency.

Self-defence, way out of killings in Southern Kaduna – Christian elders

Dissatisfied that security agencies cannot protect Christians from the raging killings in Southern Kaduna and many parts of the country, the National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has urged Christians to defend themselves and avert certain death in the hands of “jihadists.”
Chairman, House Committee on Finance, Hon. Abiodun Faleke raised the alarm during an investigative hearing into the under-remittances by some government agencies, held in Abuja.

NSITF Probe: Middle Belt group berates Rep Faleke

The Middle Belt Emancipation Movement, MEM, has described as biased and sentimental statement credited to the former Commissioner for Information in Kogi State, Tom Ohikere, on the disagreement between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and the member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Ex-President Obasanjo pays glowing tribute to late Isa. Funtua

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ha described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa-Funtua as rare breed individual who made quality contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and his administration between 1999-2007.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua laid to rest in Abuja

Elder statesman, Publisher of the defunct The Democrat Newspapers and former Minister during the Second Republic, Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, who died on Monday in Abuja at the age of 78, was on Tuesday buried amidst glowing tributes.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clarke, John Nwodo, 14 others sue President Buhari over lopsided appointments

Eminent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria have sued President Muhammadu Buhari for N50 billion over marginalisation of the people of the region in the appointments to security, quasi-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government.

Rivers PDP expels wanted youth leader

Ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration of new Rivers State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party has expelled its Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) Youth Leader, Princewill Osaroejiji, who is wanted for alleged role in demolished Prodest Hotel’s saga.

Prof. Akintoye: Yoruba never demanded Nigeria’s breakup

A foremost Yoruba nationalist, Prof Banji Akintoye, says the Yoruba people are only agitating for freedom but never demanded the break up of Nigeria.

Kidnapped Bauchi governor’s brother released

Mr Adamu Mohammad, an elder brother to Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State, who was kidnapped by unknown armed gunmen has been released.
Aminu Ado Bayero

Kano elder urges residents to accept new Emir, pray for axed Sanusi

A Kano Elder, Alhaji Muhammad Abbas, has advised residents to accept the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero.
Mbazulike Amaechi, First Republic Aviation Minister, has lamented that Nigeria was currently sinking and sliding fast into a state of anarchy.

Mbazulike Amechi: Nowhere secured in Nigeria

According to Amechi, the South-East governors cannot claim or boast that South-East is secured because “going by what is happening in Nigeria there is no place that is currently secured.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor vows to defend Ijaws

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri has affirmed his readiness and total commitment to the Ijaw cause and interest, saying he would defend the Ijaw ethnic nationality in the Nigerian federation.

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Lebanon justice minister third to quit over Beirut blast

Lebanon’s justice minister quit on Monday in the third cabinet resignation since a deadly blast blamed on state negligence ripped through the capital, a ministry official told AFP.
Anthony John Valentine Obinna

Insecurity: Catholic bishops call for vigilance

Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province have called for total vigilance from the citizenry, in the face of growing insecurity in Nigeria.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor rejects invitation to rejoin APC

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has rejected the invitation extended to him by the All Progressive Congress to return to the party, noting that he is fully committed to the ideas of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti governor mourns ex-assemblyman

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described the death of a former state lawmaker, Mr Kola Fakiyesi, as “very shocking and unfortunate”.
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province, on Monday, erupted, gushing a 7,500-metre high cloud of ash and smoke into the air, officials said.

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts for third time in a week

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province, on Monday, erupted, gushing a 7,500-metre high cloud of ash and smoke into the air, officials said.