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Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

2017-11-11 12:29:36

One week to the governorship election in Anambra State, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened voters with death if they vote. They also vowed to disrupt the election. The members of the group marched around some streets in Onitsha, Anambra State yesterday, vowing a lockdown on the day of the election, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Members of the group can be heard threatening voters in videos of the march circulating online. They said, ““If you vote you will die. Don’t go out, stay in your house. If you vote on November 18,… continue reading


Fashola denies Melaye’s $385 million squandering allegation

Fashola denies Melaye’s $385 million squandering allegation

2017-11-10 12:46:45

The Minister of Power Mr Babatunde Fashola has denied allegations of fraud by senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye of the All Progress Congress against him and the Ministry of Power, Work and Housing. had alleged that the power ministry diverted $35 million to the Afam fast power project without the approval of the national assembly. He also said a sum of $350 million ?raised from a $1 billion Eurobond was spent by the ministry in 2013 But Fashola in a statement denied the allegation of financial impropriety, saying fact could have been easily verifiable by a simple letter from… continue reading


FG initiates peace move to end agitations

FG initiates peace move to end agitations

2017-11-07 12:55:18

The Federal Government yesterday, initiated a peace move to quell various forms of agitations in different parts of the country. This came as Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, accused the All Progressives Congress, APC led government of marginalisation against Ndigbo, saying it cannot be intimidated into silence in the face of such marginalisation. A cross section of members of the various pro-Biafra groups that converged in Umuahia to name Nnamdi Kanu the leader Leader and arrowhead of the agitation for Briafra Republic Speaking during the flag-off of a state-wide sensitisation programme tagged: “Building… continue reading


Niger Delta Avengers declares fresh war on oil facilities

Niger Delta Avengers declares fresh war on oil facilities

2017-11-04 11:14:33

As the Niger Delta Avengers threatens to resume fresh attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others have said such action would have a grave impact on the nation’s economy and its people. They, therefore, urged the government to engage the militants to avert such attacks. The group had announced an immediate end to its ceasefire with the Federal Government in a statement posted on its website yesterday. It had also accused the Federal Government of being insincere despite the commitment by the leaders of the region to… continue reading


IPOB mocks Ohanaeze, South East govs for losing SGF seat

IPOB mocks Ohanaeze, South East govs for losing SGF seat

2017-11-03 10:03:56

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday described as “a shame” the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership and the South-East governors failed bid to clinch the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the geopolitical zone. President Muhammadu Buhari recently appointed Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. This was after the President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of the former SGF, Mr. Babachir Lawal. In a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was visionary and prophetic to… continue reading


Anxiety grips banks over Nov. 3 deadline for BVN

Anxiety grips banks over Nov. 3 deadline for BVN

2017-11-02 10:36:39

Banks were gripped by the fear of a major liquidity crisis should the government pull out funds belonging to customers without Bank Verification Number (BVN). The deadline given by the court for such customers to lose their cash is tomorrow. Justice Dimgba Igwe of the Federal High Court, ruling on an ex parte application filed by the Federal Government through the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on October 21, granted the temporary forfeiture of such cash within two weeks unless the owners justify their ownership of such accounts. There has been confusion over the status of such funds… continue reading


IMF predicts 3.4% economic growth in Nigeria, other sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

IMF predicts 3.4% economic growth in Nigeria, other sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

2017-10-30 12:53:02

Economic growth is expected to rise to 3.4 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 from 2.6 per cent in 2017, the IMF said in a report today. IMF: Lagarde The IMF, however, warned that rising debt and political risks in larger economies would weigh down future growth. The IMF said a good harvest and recovery in oil output in Nigeria would contribute more than half of the growth in the region this year. The fund added that an uptick in mining and a better harvest in South Africa as well as a rebound in oil production in Angola will… continue reading


NASS leadership denied entry to Aso Rock •Buhari apologises to Saraki, Dogara

NASS leadership denied entry to Aso Rock •Buhari apologises to Saraki, Dogara

2017-10-27 11:34:37

There was mild drama at the main entrance to the Presidential Villa, yesterday in abuja, as security operatives attached to the Presidential Villa denied Senate President Bukola Sarahi, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, their deputies and other members of the National Assembly entry into the villa. The leadership of the Assembly were billed to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2018 budget, but it was gathered that as soon as a white Coaster bus carrying the presiding officers and the Principal officers approached the villa gate, the security men on hand asked the Senate Preisident and the Speaker to proceed inside… continue reading


Dambazau absent as Buhari presides over FEC meeting

Dambazau absent as Buhari presides over FEC meeting

2017-10-26 14:53:13

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), was conspicuously absent as of the time a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari started at 11am at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. Dambazzau is one of the government officials who have been in the eye of the storm over the controversial recall and posting of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, who were… continue reading


Tambuwal advises FG to handover roads to states

Tambuwal advises FG to handover roads to states

2017-10-24 12:30:51

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State advised the Federal Government to handover Federal roads to states governments for effective management of the roads. Tambuwal gave the advice when he received the Senate Committee on Works led by its Chairman, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, in Sokoto. He said: “There is the need for the federal government handover the roads to states, because states governments are closer to the people and we have more efficient methods of supervision. “If this is done, it will go a long way in ensuring that the vast majority of major roads and highways in the country are… continue reading


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