Wednesday, 25 May 2016

BREAKING!!! APPEAL COURT SAYS NNAMDI KANU CAN'T GET BAIL

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court to deny a bail application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu is facing treason charges, alongside two others, Benjamin Madubgwu and James Nwawuisi, at the Federal High Court Abuja.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Kill Any Herdsman Who Defies My Order – Fayose To Ekiti Residents

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday declared a war on herdsmen, who are unleashing terror in communities in the state. The governor urged the people to rise against the herdsmen and kill them to defend their lives, families and farmlands.

We Are Coming To Get You; Military Tells Niger Delta Avengers



Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defence staff, on Monday said the military would engage Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to stop attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta.
Olonishakin said this at the inauguration of 12 refurbished gun boats and 40-bed space accommodation for troops in Okirika local government area of Rivers state.

Don’t Use Military On Militants; Military Can’t Help; Use Dialogue; Kachikwu Tells FG



Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, believes that military option cannot bring about an end to the militancy in the Niger Delta region.
Describing militants as “my brothers”, Kachikwu recommended dialogue as a viable option to end the restiveness in the Niger Delta.

Wike Supports Military To Crush Niger Delta Militants



Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says nobody will be shielded from the military operations against militants. He was speaking on Monday when he received the military high command in his office ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari-ordered crackdown on the militants who are attacking pipelines.

Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Bomb Maker In Sambisa Forest



The Nigerian Army yesterday said an unidentified bomb maker for the Boko Haram sect had been killed as he attempted to escape from the military’s air and land assault on the sect’s remaining camps inside Sambisa Forest. 

Return To Work Or I Will Privatise IMSU, Okorocha Tells IMSU Striking Staff



IMO State Government has warned that it would be forced to recruit new set of academic and non-academic staff for Imo State University, IMSU, as well as concession of the institution if the workers fail to call off their strike. 

We Can Achieve Biafra Through Civil Disobedience – IPOB



The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that Biafra can be realised through civil disobedience or direct action contrary to the belief in some parts of Igboland that it cannot be achieved through demonstrations alone.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Buhari Orders Nigerian Navy To Crush Niger Delta Militants



President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the chief of naval staff to reorganise and strengthen the military joint task force (JTF) in the region to deal effectively with the resurgence of militancy and the sabotage of oil installations.

Second Chibok Girl Rescued Was Not Kidnapped In Chibok, Says BBOG Group



The Bring Back Our Girls #BBOG advocacy group has faulted claims by the Nigerian Military that the second returnee Chibok girl, Serah Luka was a Senior Secondary School One student of Government Secondary School, Chibok at the time of her kidnap.

Fulani Herdsmen Kidnappers’ Gang Busted In Kaduna



Residents of Kaduna Metropolis can now sleep with their eyes closed following the recent clamp down on a dreaded gang of kidnappers made up of Fulani Herdsmen who had held the entire State hostage. 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Nigerian Troops Rescue A Second Chibok Girl

The Nigerian Army has rescued another young woman who was part of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted on April 14, 2014, from Chibok in Borno State.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Egypt Air Craft From Paris To Cairo With 66 Passengers Missing

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is thought to have crashed into the sea with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board - including one British national. Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Buhari Is The Best President In Nigeria History – Chief Osiebe



A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), in Delta State and National Organising Secretary for Grassroot Mobilisers for Buhari, High Chief Igho Osiebe, Wednesday, adjudged President Muhammadu Buhari, the best President in the history of Nigeria, saying Nigerians should be grateful to God who through the forces of change and accelerated development thrust up the Daura-born retired General and politician.

One Of The 219 Missing Chibok Girls Found In Sambisa - Army



Nigeria’s army on Wednesday confirmed that a girl rescued in a Boko Haram enclave in the northeast is one of 219 abducted from their school in Chibok more than two years ago. “This is to confirm that one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls… was among rescued persons by our troops,” army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement. 

We Will Actualise Biafra Without War - IPOB



The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared yesterday that it would have no need to resort to war in order  to actualise a sovereign state of Biafra. The president, during a recent visit to Katsina reportedly said, “for Nigeria to divide now, it is better for all of us to jump into the sea and get drowned.”

Rivers Rerun: I Have No Confidence In INEC –Wike



Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Wike, said he has lost confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Sun reports that the governor said this in a television interview monitored in Port  Harcourt  yesterday.

JUST IN: Militants Blow Up Agip Gas Pipeline In Bayelsa



There were indications on Tuesday evening that armed militants operating in the Niger Delta may have again blown up a gas pipeline operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

No Work, No Pay, FG Tells Workers



The federal government has directed all ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of government agencies to invoke the provision of “no work no pay” in respect of workers who participate in the planned strike by a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

Aisha Buhari Donates N55 Million To Parents Of Chibok Girls, Buni Yadi Boys



President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on Tuesday in Abuja, presented N55 million cheque to parents of Chibok school girls and Buni Yadi school boys, who were abducted and murdered respectively by Boko Haram.

We Will Arrest Labour Officials If They Insist On Strike - FG



The federal government has threatened to wield the big stick on labour union officials who try to coerce workers to participate in the planned industrial action slated for today. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal stated this Tuesday night in Abuja following an unproductive parley it held with the Ayuba Waba-led faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC. 

Imo Judiciary Shut Down Over Non-Payment Of Salaries



Judicial workers in Imo State have again shut down all courts in the state indefinitely, following what they termed “non-payment of arrears of salaries and allowances owed us by the state government”.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Governor Ortom Says Benue State Under Siege, Orders Herdsmen Out



Apparently miffed by the incessant attacks on farmers in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the state governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday raised the alarm that the state is under siege.
The governor, who was reacting to the weekend’s attacks on Agwabi village in Binev Council Ward in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, called on the herdsmen to vacate the state immediately before the people resort to self-defence as they have been pushed to the wall.

Probe Your Campaign Funds Too; PDP Dares Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the source of funds used for his political campaign in 2015. The national executive committee (NEC) of the party in its resolution on Tuesday described the probe of its members by the Buhari government as selective and an attempt to silence the opposition.

We’ll Not Obey Court Order On Strike Ban, We Will Go Ahead - NLC



Despite an order of the National Industrial Court restraining the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from going ahead with their planned strike to protest the hike in price of petrol, the strike will go ahead as planned on Wednesday, labour officials have said.