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Chekwas Okorie blasts Soyinka
• Don’t compare Boko Haram with Biafra genocide Chief Chekwas Okorie, the national leader of the Igbo Ezue group has attacked Prof. Wole Soyinka for comparing the killings of Nigerians by Boko Haram to the genocide on the Biafran people during the civil war. Okorie said the statement credited to.....
Soldiers on rampage over death of colleague
Parts of Lagos were virtually shut down yesterday morning by irate soldiers who were protesting the killing of one of their colleagues reportedly knocked down by a hit and run LAGBUS driver at Palm Grove, Lagos. Saturday Sun learnt that the errant LAGBUS bus had strayed off its designated lane.....
Umaru Dikko dies in UK
Nigeria’s Second Republic  Minister of Transport, Alhaji Umaru Dikko has died this morning in the United Kingdom. *Umaru Dikko Umaru Dikko, born in 1936 at Wamba was a trusted adviser to President Shehu Shagari. He was also the Nigerian minister for Transportation from 1979-1983. Alhaji Dikko went on exile after.....
Ibo Leader Praises MASSOB’s Non-Violence stand
From: Uzo Uchem A lagos State based Igbo Leader has praised the non-violence stance adopted by members of the Movement for the Survival of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in her agitation for the freedom and emancipation of the Ibo race. Making this disclosure in an interview recently with.....
Keep off our land, Igbo World Union warns Boko Haram
The World Igbo Union has warned the Boko Haram sect not to venture into Igbo land.  Speaking in Lagos at the weekend, spokesperson of the pan-Igbo socio-political group, Theophilus Chibueze,  condemned  recent reported incursion of the sect into Igbo land through the planting of bombs at an Owerri, Imo State-based.....
Why we’re opposed to state for S-East – Northern delegates
The Northern delegates to the ongoing National Conference have given reasons why they are opposed to the creation of an additional state for the South East. Spokesman of the delegates, Mr Anthony Sani, who made this known, said “the issue of an additional state for South-East purely on the basis.....
Boko Haram: Iwuanyanwu places South East govs on security alert
The Publisher of Champion Newspapers Limited, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has urged the South East governors to be security conscious in the face of daily bomb attacks in some parts of the country by the Boko Haram insurgents, whom he said could not be predicted.  Chief Iwuanyanwu, who gave the warning at.....
Hundreds feared killed as bomb rips off Emab Plaza in Abuja
Scores of people are feared dead as a massive bomb blast rips off Emab Plaza, one of the biggest and most busy malls in Abuja. The blast, which went off at 3:57 pm, triggered a big bang that set the massive shopping mall on fire. As at the time of.....
Court Summons Okorocha, AG over Legal Representation
A Federal High Court in Abuja has directed the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), to appear before it in view of their inability to agree on who should instruct a lawyer to defend the governor in court. Justice Ahmed.....
Stop arresting northerners, AYCF warns S’East govs
National President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum on Tuesday condemned what it referred to as a random arrest of 486 northerners in Abia State as suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The group said it was certain that virtually all the arrested northerners had no.....
Jonathan declines NPC’s request for approval to conduct 2016 census
President Goodluck Jonathan has on Monday declined to acced to National Population Commission’s request for his presidential proclamation to enable it conduct the 2016 census. The commission’s chairman, Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), disclosed this to State House correspondents after leading other members of the board to a closed-door meeting with Jonathan.....
We will not allow Boko Haram in S/East — Gov Obiano
Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has said that the South-East would not allow Boko Haram insurgents to extend its activities to the region. Obiano made this known when he spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting of four South-East governors with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja......

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