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Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor: We are fighting two wars in South East

The Chairman of South East Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has said the people of the zone are fighting two separate wars.
The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

Femi Falana: NBC’s N5 million fine imposed on Channels TV illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says the fine imposed on Channels Television by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is illegal.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

NBC fines Channels TV, inspiration FM N5 million each for broadcast code infractions

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos to pay a fine N5 million each for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

MASSOB frowns at invitation to peace meeting by Ohanaeze

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has frowned at public invitation extended to it by the leaderdhip of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying it is unacceptable to be invited publicly for internal Igbo security affairs.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA demands probe of military invasion of Imo

Frontline rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on the federal government to probe the invasion of Awo-Omama, a community in Orlu local government area of Imo state by a combined team of security forces which led to the killings of some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, recently.

Presidency brushes off secessionists’ threats, says no need for confab

The Presidency yesterday shrugged off threats of Nigeria’s balkanisation by advocates of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be bullied into giving in to their demands.

Ohanaeze: Igbo needs northern Nigeria to maintain financial strength

Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has stressed that the people of the South-east need to stay in the North and other parts of Nigeria to do business so that they can maintain their financial strength.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says arms used by its Eastern Security Network (ESN) are produced locally.

IPOB: ESN arms produced locally

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says arms used by its Eastern Security Network (ESN) are produced locally.

Anambra: Gunmen hoist Biafran flag in bank

Customers and workers in an old generation bank in Abagana, Anambra’ State on Thursday narrowly cheated death when some gunmen seized the bank, shot sporadically into the air and planted Biafran flag on its premisses.

Australians protest Aboriginal deaths in custody, 30 years after major report

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Australia’s major cities on Saturday to protest the deaths of Indigenous people in custody, ahead of the 30th anniversary of a major report into the issue.

Akwa Ibom council chair advocates welfare for victims of military onslaught

The council chairman of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Hon Anthony Luke, is seeking for relief items for victims of Tuesday’s military onslaught on locations suspected to be enclaves of armed hoodlums loyal to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the local government area.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria police repel attack in Imo

Two officers were injured when police repelled an attack on their station in Nigeria's southeast, a spokesperson said on Thursday, in the latest assault on security forces in the restive region.
Dennis Amachree

DSS alerted Imo governor, police three times before attacks – ex-director

A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, has said the secret police alerted the Nigeria Police Force and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, at least three times before Monday attacks in the state.

Group: IPOB threat to peace

A peacebuilding organisation, Foundation for Peace Professionals, also known as PeacePro has condemned the attack on Imo State Police Headquarters by outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

Imo prison attack: Nigerian government may be responsible – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, may not be responsible for the attacks on the police headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Police blames IPOB for Owerri attacks

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other Police Tactical Squads to Imo State to strengthen security in the State and prevent further attacks on security formations or any other critical national infrastructure in the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

67 Security agents killed in Southeast, South-South in 3 months

No fewer than 67 security agents, comprising the police, Navy and prison wardens, have been killed by gunmen in the South East and South South since December last year.

IPOB: We didn’t attack Imo police, correctional center

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied that its outfit, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked the Imo State police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri on Monday as well as the killing of the 4 northern traders in Umuaka, Orlu.

Nnamdi Kanu: No Nigerian deserve to be in prison if…

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that no Nigerian deserves to be in the country’s prisons.

IPOB: We’ve nothing to do with attack on ex-CBN governor

Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced itself from the recent attack on former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF chief assures of infrastructure uplift in all formations

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, has assured of infrastructure uplift in all Nigerian Air Force (NAF) formations across the country.

JFI: Nnamdi Kanu is a threat to existence of true Judaism in Nigeria

The Judaism Fellowship Initiative (JFI), an umbrella organisation of all the Jewish synagogue in Nigeria, has accused Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of feeding gullible minds with wrong doctrine of Judaism.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Nigerian Immigration shortlists 6,105 candidates out of 45,323 applicants

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has shortlisted 6,105 candidates out of the 45,323 who applied to be enlisted in its 2019/2020 recruitment.

Minister inaugurate panel to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of the suspended MD/CEO, Hadiza Bala Usman.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

House minority caucus wants EFCC to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called for the involvement of the Economic and other Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the investigation of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)’s alleged N165bn non-remittance and other allegations.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Katsina: 30 persons rescued as bandits kidnap 40 worshipers

Thirty persons out of 40 worshippers kidnapped from Kwata village in Katsina State in the wee hours of Monday, have been rescued from their abductors by security operatives.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari warns against attacks on security formations

In a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president condoled with all who lost family members due to what he described as the “madness” going on in parts of the country.

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Antony Blinken: U.S. stands by Ukraine against ‘reckless’ Russian actions

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday Washington could increase security assistance for Ukraine after what he called Russia’s “reckless and aggressive” actions in massing troops near its border.
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Refinery rehabilitation: NNPC tasks contractor on project completion

The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) has tasked the Contractor rehabilitating the Port Harcourt Refineries Companies (PHRC) to ensure completion of the project at the estimated time frame.

Bayelsa assemblyman sues for peace as community, Shell bicker over agreement

Lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Teddy Elemefuro, has sued for peace between the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and other oil companies and the youth of his constituency over feuds resulting from alleged non-implementation of GMoU in oil host communities of the area.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

Jose Mourinho appointed Roma boss on three-year deal

Mourinho, sacked by Premier League club Tottenham last month, will replace fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca who will leave Roma at the end of the current campaign.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

No ‘leading candidate’ to replace Jose Mourinho as Spurs mull over ‘options’

Tottenham are yet to identify a ‘leading candidate’ for their vacant managerial position with the club mulling over a number of ‘options’.