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General Gowon: I never believed military coup was possible in Nigeria

Nigeria’s second military ruler, Yakubu Gowon, says he did not believe a military coup could take place in Nigeria until the first one on January 15, 1966.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari urges Nigerians to cooperate more, pray for leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari says the fact that Nigeria has remained a united country despite its challenges is a success which should be celebrated by Nigerians.

Markets in Asaba to shut down to honor civil war massacre victims

Markets in Asaba, the Delta State capital, will shut down on October 7 as natives of the town mark the 52nd year anniversary of a mass killing in 1967 during the Nigerian Civil War.
Mike Okonkwo

Xenophobia: Pastor Adeboye, Bishop Okonkwo caution against retaliation

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, and his counterpart from The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo have passionately pleaded with Nigerians to exercise restraint in the face of provocative xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and avoid the temptation to retaliate.

Full text: Former President Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari

Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and dialoguing is the best way of finding an appropriate and adequate solution to the problem.
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.

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.

South East Development Commission Bill passes second reading at House of Representatives

A bill for an Act to establish the South East Development Commission to serve as catalyst for the development of commercial potentials of the South-East has passed second reading at the House of Representatives.

PTAD saves N4.9 billion from pension payroll clean up

The Executive Secretary of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, (PTAD), Sharon Ikeazor, says the thorough clean up conducted in pensions operations by her directorate has succeeded in saving Nigeria about N4.9 billion naira annually.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government wades into border crisis with Benue

The Ebonyi Government has urged Ekwashi and Ukwuagba Ngbo Autonomous communities of Ohaukwu LGA in the state to stay calm as government was working to resolve the attack on them on Tuesday.

Tanko Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says restructuring was conceived by Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, to destabilise the country.

General Buratai: Plateau, Zamfara, other killings influenced by external, internal factors

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says the army has made “giant strides” in the last one year in combating security challenges. He also said the security outlook of the country “is very positive.”

Bishop wants Humphrey Nwosu included on June 12 honours list

The Anglican Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha, on Saturday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to include the former chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, in the list of those to be honoured on account of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential elections.

Biafra: MASSOB berates President Buhari over civil war comment

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereignty State of Biafra (MASSOB) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment that Nigeria soldier had mercy on the people of Biafra during the civil war.

Civil War: Why Nigerian Army was soft on Biafrans – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday spoke on why the Nigerian Army was soft on Biafrans during the Civil War.

[email protected]: 100 prisoners get free medical service in Anambra

No fewer that 100 prisoners in Anambra have benefited from a free medical outreach of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) as part of events marking the 45th anniversary of the corps.

General Gowon: I pray Nigeria doesn’t fight another civil war

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has said he prays Nigeria does not go through another Civil War.

General Gowon: Nigeria’s security challenges worrisome

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has described as worrisome the widespread security challenges and killings in the country.

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Yobe suspends traditional ruler for defiling a 6-year-old boy

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Ekiti governor congratulates SIEC, newly elected councils chairmen

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the newly elected chairmen and councillors of the 16 local government councils, following official announcement of Saturday’s council election results by the State Independent Electoral Commission.

Femi Falana: DSS operatives apologized to judge over court’s invasion

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that the leader of the Department of State Service (DSS) team that invaded the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu over the incident
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Police arrest three for murder

The police in Ogun State have arrested three suspects over the death of a 27-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest.