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Nigeria Has Tolerated Destruction By Herdsmen For Too Long, Claims Wole Soyinka

ABEOKUTA - Nobel Laurette and Professor of Literature, Wole Soyinka commenting on the ravaging killer herdsmen and their activities across the country, said that the country has accepted and tolerated the destruction by herdsmen for a long period of time.

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https://saharareporters.com/2018/02/13/nigeria-has-tolerated-destruction-herdsmen-too-long-claims-wole-soyinka


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IGBO/NIGERIA/WORLD NEWS UPDATE

Tuesday, 6 February 2018                                  Updated by Mazi Emeka Anwah

 

Okada riders in Onitsha protest police misconduct

ONITSHA - The commercial motorcycle operators known as ‘Okada’ took to the streets and roads of Onitsha protesting the force a police patrol team for allegedly knocking down one operator, and for harassment and extortion by police in the state capital. The group in their numbers blocked the old market road with their motorcycles in protest against officers from Inland Town Police Station who is said to have knocked down an Okada rider at ABS junction, Awka road Onitsha. The operators caused serious gridlock along the road for some time before they continued their movement.

Read more: http://sunnewsonline.com/okada-riders-in-onitsha-protest-police-misconduct/

 

Fayose slams Justice Abang over Olisa Metuh’s trial

ADO-EKITI - Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described the controversial Federal High Court Judge, Okon Abang, as a disgrace to the judiciary in Nigeria, saying that the judge was acting more like a persecutor in the case of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, such that he ridiculed Nigeria by causing an accused to be brought to court on a stretcher.

Read more: http://sunnewsonline.com/fayose-slams-justice-abang-over-olisa-metuhs-trial/

 

Queen Elizabeth honours anti-rape activist, Itoro Eze-Anaba

ABUJA - The Queen of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has honoured the founder of The Mirabel Centre, Itoro Eze-Anaba, with the Commonwealth Point of Light Award.

The Mirabel Centre is a non-governmental organisation which takes care of rape victims.

Read more: http://punchng.com/queen-elizabeth-honours-anti-rape-activist-itoro-eze-anaba/

 

Drama as Saraki closes defence after calling ex-CCB member as the only witness

ABUJA - The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, opened and closed his defence before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in respect of the three charges of false assets declaration instituted against him. Saraki’s defence team announced that they were closing their case after calling their only witness on Tuesday.

Read more: http://punchng.com/drama-as-saraki-closes-defence-after-calling-ex-ccb-member-as-only-witness/

 

Thugs attack APC chieftain in Ebonyi, two others during meeting

ABAKILIKI - A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, Dr Paul Okorie, was on Monday attacked by suspected political thugs at Ugwulangwu area of Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi. The thugs also attacked Mr Nnachi Okoro, Ohaozara APC Chairman and John Ogbonnaya, another member of the party.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/just-thugs-attack-apc-chieftain-ebonyi-two-others-meeting/

 

No land for cattle colony in Delta – Okowa

… Decries FG Inability to Disarm Herdsmen

 

ASABA - Delta State, Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has declared that the state does not have land for cattle colonies. The Governor made this declaration on Tuesday in Asaba while addressing stakeholders at a meeting involving Herdsmen, farmers, Community leaders and Heads of security agencies.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/no-land-cattle-colony-delta-okowa/

 

Fuel scarcity: Nigerians ‘curse’ Buhari over unavailability of product

ABUJA - Nigerians have lamented the continuous fuel scarcity being witnessed across the country. Those who spoke with DAILY POST have described the hardship currently being faced as unfair, adding that it does not speak well of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. While lamenting the situation, some said fuel and light that are the most essential in a developing country have become terrible scarce.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/06/fuel-scarcity-nigerians-curse-buhari-unavailability-product/

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018                                Updated by Mazi Emeka Anwah

 

BREAKING: Reps order IGP, Idris to apologise to Gov Ortom for calling him ‘drowning man’

ABUJA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday ordered the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to apologize to Governor Samuel Ortom over a derogatory comment by the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood. The lower legislative chambers gave the directive while currently debating a motion on the bills by herdsmen in Benue State.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/07/breaking-reps-order-igp-idris-apologise-gov-ortom-calling-drowning-man/

 

 

Obiano gives cattle dealers 14-day ultimatum to pay farmers compensation

AWKA – GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra State has given the cattle dealers association two weeks ultimatum to pay compensation to farmers in some communities whose crops were destroyed last year by herdsmen.

Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/obiano-gives-cattle-dealers-14-day-ultimatum-pay-farmers-compensation/

 

 

Fulani herdsmen: Miyetti Allah leadership apologizes to farmers

OWERRI – Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, Imo State chapter has apologized to farmers in the state over the damages done by their cattle. MACBAN’s Chairman in the state, Audi Dikko issued the apology during a meeting with some traditional rulers at the Imo Police Command, Owerri, the state capital.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/07/fulani-herdsmen-miyetti-allah-leadership-apologizes-farmers/

 

 

BREAKING: Police grills Babangida’s spokesman, Afegbua over statement on Buhari

ABUJA – Spokesman of former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, Kassim Afegbua has arrived Police headquartered in Abuja. He is still being interrogated as at the time of filing this report. Afegbua had been declared wanted over a letter he issued on President Buhari on behalf of Babangida.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/07/breaking-police-grills-babangidas-spokesman-afegbua-statement-buhari/

 

 

PDP, SERAP, Falana Condemn Harassment of Kassim Afegbua

• Media aide files N1bn suit against IG, others, to report to police Wednesday

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and human rights lawyer and activists, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), have expressed outrage over what they have termed the “intimidation and harassment” by the police of Mr Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of General Ibrahim Babangida over a statement he issued on behalf of the former military president at the weekend.

Read more: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/02/07/pdp-serap-falana-condemn-harassment-of-kassim-afegbua/

 

 

Benue killings: Senate rejects panel’s pro-IG report, demands Ortom’s input

ABUJA – The Senate has stepped down a report by its Joint Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence, saying it is ‘one-sided.’ At the plenary on Wednesday, senators who spoke on the report presented by the chairman of the panel, Senator Abu Ibrahim, said it only had the submissions of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, who made a series of allegations against Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

Read more: http://punchng.com/benue-killings-senate-rejects-panels-pro-ig-report-demands-ortoms-input/

 

 

Missing Nigerian Masterpiece, Tutu Found in London Flat

LONDON, UK – The long missing painting of an Ife princess that attained an almost mythical status after going decades unseen has been discovered in a north London flat, the London-based Guardian newspaper reported Tuesday. Ben Enwonwu’s 1973 painting of the Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, is a national icon in Nigeria, with poster reproductions hanging on walls in homes all over the country.

Read more: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/02/07/missing-nigerian-masterpiece-tutu-found-in-london-flat/

 

 

JUST IN: Reps demand removal of Police PRO, Jimoh Moshood

ABUJA – Force Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police, Moshood Jimoh, may have run into troubled waters with members of the House of Representatives as the federal lawmakers are currently considering a motion demanding his immediate removal from his current position. Jimoh’s offence was reported derogatory remarks against the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State during a live television interview on Tuesday.

Read more: http://sunnewsonline.com/just-in-reps-demand-removal-of-police-pro-jimoh-moshood/

 

 

Nigeria Needs A Movement Not Political Parties – Pat Utomi 

LAGOS – The professor of political economy maintained that movements are meant to shape the ideologies of political parties. He further advised existing movements to come together as one to determine the direction of the country’s political system.

Commenting on Nigeria political system and the race for 2019 elections, Mr Pat Utomi posited that the country does not need many political parties as it exists today. He recommended that what Nigeria needs is a movement that will form the perception of the masses.

Read more: http://saharareporters.com/2018/02/07/nigeria-needs-movement-not-political-parties-–-pat-utomi

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Thursday, 08 February 2018                                               Updated by Mazi Emeka Anwah

 

 

I’ll review appointments to address marginalisation – Buhari

 

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari told Catholic bishops in Abuja today that he would take a second look at appointments made by the Federal Government to redress issues being raised. He said the review will be done after a compendium of all appointments has been submitted to him.


Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/ill-review-appointments-address-marginalisation-buhari/

 

 

 

Obasanjo: I Have No Candidate For 2019

 

ABEOKUTA – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday declared that he had no candidate for any political office in the 2019 general elections, saying he would remain an elder statesman with a passion for a greater Nigeria. Obasanjo, who shed more light on his Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) at his Abeokuta home, Ogun State capital, noted that the group’s mission is to galvanize the people to appreciate their interests and power.

Read more: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/02/08/obasanjo-i-have-no-candidate-for-2019/

 

 

 

FG providing security from centre no longer realistic – Osinbajo

 

ABUJA - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has admitted that with the country’s population currently at 180 million and with Nigeria unable to match United Nations recommended one policeman to 400-person ratio, the Federal Government cannot realistically provide security from the centre. He has, therefore, called for the creation of state police amid increasing security challenges in the country. Osinbajo spoke at the opening of the Two-Day Summit on National Security organised by the National Assembly’s Ad-HOC Committee to review the current infrastructure in Nigeria, in Abuja.

Read more: http://sunnewsonline.com/fg-providing-security-from-centre-no-longer-realistic-osinbajo/

 

 

 

Army Launches Operation ‘Cat Race’ In Benue Valley

 

MAKURDI - The Nigerian Army announced yesterday that it has concluded plans to deploy its troops to conduct operation Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) from next week Thursday in a bid to tackle armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in some volatile states in the country. Specifically, the exercise that will last till March 31 this year is an operation meant to end herdsmen/farmers clashes and attacks on innocent members of communities in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States by armed men.

Read more: https://leadership.ng/2018/02/08/army-launches-operation-cat-race-benue-valley/

 

 

 

Herdsmen Killings: What Yorubas will do to Fulanis – Gani Adams

 

LAGOS – Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has boasted that the people of the South West would resist any attempt by herdsmen to turn the region into a killing field. He spoke while lamenting the number of lives lost to the activities of herdsmen across the country.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/08/herdsmen-killings-yorubas-will-fulanis-gani-adams/

 

 

 

Cattle colony: Osinbajo reveals Buhari’s real plans

 

ABUJA – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has told Nigerians that there were no plans by the Federal Government to force anyone to give his or her lands for the planned cattle ranch. Osinbajo said this at a security summit organised by the Senate on Thursday.The Vice President warned that on no account will any land be seized or forcefully taken to create ranches or grazing areas.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/08/cattle-colony-osinbajo-reveals-buharis-real-plans/

 

 

 

Buhari speaks on herdsmen crisis, ‘nepotism’

 

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja explained that the policy proposed by Federal Government in response to the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country is not meant to colonise any part of the country.

Read more: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/258018-Buhari-speaks-herdsmen-crisis-nepotism.html

 

 

 

Sack police chief Idris now, Reps tell President Buhari

 

• Senate rejects biased panel report on Benue killings
• Army begins crackdown in troubled states
• Swiss govt worried about herdsmen, farmers clashes

 

ABUJA – The House of Representatives yesterday unanimously called for the immediate sacking of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Abubakar Nuhu Danburam (APC, Kano) at a plenary presided over by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.Danburam had alleged that the IGP, in cahoots with the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, turned a blind eye to the spate of thuggery in the state.

Read more: https://guardian.ng/news/sack-police-chief-idris-now-reps-tell-president-buhari/

 

 

 

‘How Federal Universities Are Covering Corruption, Sexual Harassment’

 

ABUJA – A new report by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how most allegations of corruption and sexual harassment in federal universities were neither being thoroughly investigated nor punished.

Read more: https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/02/08/how-federal-universities-are-covering-corruption-sexual-harassment/

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Saturday, 10 February 2018                                                Updated by Mazi Emeka Anwah

 

 

Tension in Imo, as Sergent kill 20-year-old tipper conductor

OWERRI – One Ifeanyi Okafor, said to be a 20-year-old boy, yesterday, met his untimely death, as a Police Sergeant, Mr Abu Itam, was said to have shot him (Okafor), dead. The incident took place, at Okigwe-Owerri expressway, close to Okwelle Police Divisional headquarters.

Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/tension-imo-sergent-kill-20-year-old-tipper-conductor/

 

 

Ozubulu killings: Tension in court as witness narrates how he was invited to take part in the attack

AWKA – THERE was tension at the Nnewi High Court premises yesterday during the arraignment of four suspects over the shooting at St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in which 13 persons lost their lives on August 6, 2017, with a star witness, Mr. Chukwujekwu Eze narrating how one of the suspects invited him to participate in the attack against Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, popularly called Bishop over alleged unpaid debt.
Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/ozubulu-killings-tension-court-witness-narrates-invited-take-part-attack/

 

 

Court Orders Arrest of Innoson Motors’ Chairman

 

I’m not scared of arraignment, says Chukwuma

LAGOS – Justice Mojisola Dada of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has issued an arrest warrant against the Chairman of Innoson Group, Innocent Chukwuma. The judge made the order following Chukwuma’s failure to appear before the court for the second time for his arraignment on criminal charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in his face-off with the Guaranty Trust Bank, GTB.

Read more: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/02/10/court-orders-arrest-of-innoson-motors-chairman/

 

 


2019: How we will stop Buhari, APC – Opposition parties

•Vow to repeat 2015 scenario

•Buy into Third Force

 •It’s a rescue mission — CNM

•APC responds gamely 

 

ABUJA – WORRIED by what they described as the total failure of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government to offer good governance, a host of opposition political parties have declared their readiness to stop APC and President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 elections.
Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/2019-will-stop-buhari-apc-opposition-parties/

 

 

Benue massacre: Buhari sending Fulani soldiers to protect herdsmen, kill state people – IPOB

ENUGU – The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government deployed Fulani soldiers to Benue State to protect herdsmen and not people of the state. IPOB said the deployment of Fulani soldiers was to “hoodwink the masses” into thinking that the current government is serious about fighting the crisis the government created.

http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/10/benue-massacre-buhari-sending-fulani-soldiers-protect-herdsmen-kill-state-people-ipob/

 

 

Biafran suit in America: US rejects Nigeria’s defence of immunity

ENUGU – The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked a United States federal court to commence the trial of 16 Nigerian officials it sued over their alleged direct or indirect complicity in the extrajudicial killings of its members, who launched peaceful protests following the arrest and detention of its Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/biafran-suit-america-us-rejects-nigerias-defence-immunity/

 

 

Herdsmen killings, strong warning to Ohanaeze, S’East govs –IPOB

ENUGU – The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has decried the support of the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and South-East governors for the recent military Operation Python Dance that unleashed mayhem on a nonviolent organization that it is, as well as the entire South East and South South, saying Federal Government’s inaction to herdsmen attacks and killings in the Middle Belt, would have served as a lesson and an eye opener to its duplicity.

Read more: http://sunnewsonline.com/herdsmen-killings-strong-warning-to-ohanaeze-seast-govs-ipob/

 

 

State Police: We will take Osinbajo’s suggested on board – Lawan

ABUJA – The Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan, has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s call for the creation of state police in face of rising security challenges in the country, is a very good suggestion and would be taken on board in the National Assembly. Lawan, who was also in the Presidential Villa to observe Friday’s Jumat prayers, said the summit is a typical example of collaboration, cooperation and partnership between the executive and the legislature.

Read more: http://sunnewsonline.com/state-police-we-will-take-osinbajos-suggested-on-board-lawan/

 

 

Angry Nigerians yell at, stone DPR officials over fuel scarcity

PORT HARCOURT – Residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, angry at the Federal Government’s failure to address the perennial fuel scarcity in the country, yesterday, yelled and threw stones at officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), who were on surveillance visit to some filling stations across the state. 

Read more: https://guardian.ng/news/angry-nigerians-yell-at-stone-dpr-officials-over-fuel-scarcity/

 

 

Herdsmen attacks: We feel like foreigners on our land, second-class citizens in Nigeria –Adamawa victims

YOLA – Many stories have been told of Adamawa State and many of them have been beautiful, lending credence to its former slogan – Land of Beauty, Sunshine and Hospitality – before it was changed to Highest peak of the nation.

Read more: http://punchng.com/herdsmen-attacks-we-feel-like-foreigners-on-our-land-second-class-citizens-in-nigeria-adamawa-victims/

 

 

Panic in Makurdi as suspected herdsmen serve attack notice

•WE’VE BEEFED UP SECURITY THERE – POLICE

•3 KILLED, 3 OTHERS INJURED IN ANOTHER ATTACK

 

MAKURDI – A purported notice of attack issued by suspected Fulani herdsmen to communities in a local government area contiguous to Makurdi, the Benue State capital, caused panic on Friday in the state. Already, the police said security had been beefed up in the area even as residents flee some of the threatened communities.

Read more: http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/panic-makurdi-suspected-herdsmen-serve-attack-notice/

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Sunday, 11 February 2018                                       Updated by Mazi Emeka Anwah

 

 

ICC concludes preliminary investigation into Shiites massacre; continues probe of IPOB killings

THE HAGUE - The International Criminal Court is moving gradually towards prosecution of Nigerian officials involved in the December 2015 massacre of members of Islamic Movements of Nigeria. The office of the prosecutor at the war crimes tribunal reached its preliminary conclusion into the killings in December 2017, submitted its findings to the Nigerian government and demanded explanations about the incident.

Read more: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/258299-icc-concludes-preliminary-investigation-shiites-massacre-continues-probe-ipob-killings.html

 

 

2019: Don’t vote for politicians above 60 years –Catholic bishop

AWKA – The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Anambra State, Most Revd Paulinus Ezeokafor, has asked Nigerians not to vote for politicians above 60 years of age in the 2019 elections. Describing such politicians as a “burden on the growth and development of the country,” the bishop said they ought to have quit active politics at such an age.

Read more: http://punchng.com/2019-dont-vote-for-politicians-above-60-years-catholic-bishop/

 

 

2019: Timi Frank reacts to Tinubu’s appointment, gives reasons he may not succeed

ABUJA – National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has expressed reservation at the ability of Bola Tinubu to reconcile warring members of the party. While pointing out that it would be difficult bringing the aggrieved blocs in the party together, ‎Frank said Tinubu cannot do magic because “it is already late.”

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/11/2019-timi-frank-reacts-tinubus-appointment-gives-reasons-may-not-succeed/

 

 

Assassination attempt: Nigerian govt drags Dino Melaye to court for ‘false information’

LOKOJA – The federal government has filed a two-count charge against the Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, for allegedly giving false information to the police in relation to a claim he made April 17 of an attempt on his life.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/11/assasination-attempt-nigerian-govt-drags-dino-melaye-court-false-information/

 

 

Nigerian tired of Buhari, they want PDP to return to power – Ben Obi

ABUJA - The erstwhile National Secretary, Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Ben Obi, has said that Nigerians are yearning for the return of his party in 2019. According to him, Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to forget about running for a second term.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/11/nigerian-tired-buhari-want-pdp-return-power-ben-obi/

 

 

Rivers APC: Saraki, Wike, Buhari’s aide graces Abe’s event, Amaechi attends another rally

PORT HARCOURT – The crack in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state is widening. Another indication of this was yesterday’s parallel rallies in two different parts of the state organized by party leaders. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi led some chieftains to the inauguration of a pro-APC non-governmental organisation, Free Rivers Development Initiative in Bori, Khana local government area while Senator Representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe hosted other leaders of the party to a Thanksgiving rally in Port Harcourt.

http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/11/rivers-apc-saraki-wike-buharis-aide-graces-abes-event-amaechi-attends-another-rally/

 

 

Turmoil in PDP over Tambuwal

• Jonathan, associates kick
 

• Obasanjo schemes to impose crony on CNM

ABUJA – A fresh crisis is looming in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 elections. The threat to party peace stems from an alleged plan by some powerful forces to hand over the PDP presidential ticket to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. Tambuwal is currently in the All Progressives Congress (APC) but he is being wooed by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and some other PDP governors to return to the party he dumped ahead of the 2015 elections.

Read more: http://thenationonlineng.net/turmoil-pdp-tambuwal/

 

 

Amendment to Electoral Act Causes Discomfort in Presidency, INEC

  • As Senate empanels c’ttee to reconcile differences in Bill

ABUJA – The House of Representatives’ amendments to the Electoral Act, which effected a change in the election order, has caused ripples and discomfort in the presidency and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), THISDAY has learnt.

Read more: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/26/amendment-to-electoral-act-causes-discomfort-in-presidency-inec/

 

 

Bishop Kukah’s Verdict: Mistake Buhari Made

SOKOTO - The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Revd Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that the Coalition of Concerned Nigerians proposed by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in his 18-page letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, to take Nigeria out of the woods, is a continuous coup against democracy in the country. In this online interview with Sunday Sun, Kukah, a social critic and public commentator, also said he would have thought that if Obasanjo thought he made a mistake, he should at least, apologize to Nigerians before offering the people another recipe to correct the current state of affairs in the country.

Read more: http://sunnewsonline.com/bishop-kukahs-verdict-mistake-buhari-made/

 

 

Benue killings: I have decided to offer myself for the supreme sacrifice – Ortom

…Say truth suppressed too long

GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed to protect the people of the state in line with the oath of office he swore to by telling the truth to those that are saddled with the responsibility to protect the citizens of Nigeria.
Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/benue-killings-decided-offer-supreme-sacrifice-ortom/

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Thursday, 14 February 2018                      Updated by Mazi Emeka Anwah

 

 

Hollywood star Kerry Washington tweets birthday wishes in Igbo

 

CALIFORNIA, USA – Kerry Washington, set social media buzzing recently when she tweeted a goodwill message in Igbo to wish Nigerian born American actress Uzor Aduba, a happy birthday. Currently starring in the hit ABC drama “Scandal,” Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African-American woman since 1974 to headline a network TV drama.
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/hollywood-star-kerry-washington-tweets-birthday-wishes-igbo/

 

 

Biafra: IPOB insists court must deliver its judgment despite Kanu’s missing file

 

ENUGU - The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday asked the Court of Appeal to deliver judgment on its embattled leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whether his case file was missing or not. IPOB had raised the alarm over the purported disappearance of the case file of its leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu at the Appeal Court.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/14/biafra-ipob-insists-court-must-deliver-judgment-despite-kanus-missing-file/

 

 

 

2019 election: Senate adopts the amended timetable

ABUJA - The Senate on Wednesday adopted the amended timetable for the 2019 general elections. The upper legislative chamber took the decision after it considered the recommendations of a conference committee report on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act. The House of Representatives had changed the order of the timetable for the election by amending the act.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/14/2019-election-senate-adopts-amended-timetable/

 

 

 

Benue Killings: Ortom, Benue leaders storm National Assembly

ABUJA - Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Wednesday, led other notable leaders in the state to the Nigerian Senate, to give the count of the wanton killings in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state on January 1st, 2018.

Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/14/benue-killings-ortom-benue-leaders-storm-national-assembly/

 

 

 

Pro-Buhari senators walk out over adoption of electoral act

ABUJA - Some members of the Red Chamber on Wednesday staged a walk-out in protest the adoption of the report by the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Amendment to the Electoral Act. According to the protesting Senator’s, despite the adoption of the report by the Senate, they would insist on its reversal.

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Nigeria Has Tolerated Destruction By Herdsmen For Too Long, Claims Wole Soyinka

ABEOKUTA - Nobel Laurette and Professor of Literature, Wole Soyinka commenting on the ravaging killer herdsmen and their activities across the country, said that the country has accepted and tolerated the destruction by herdsmen for a long period of time.

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Posted on May 04, 2017 by Emeka Anwah

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