Governor Makinde sacks Chief of Staff, 17 commissioners

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday,  announced the dissolution of the state’s executive council. Those affected included the Chief of Staff (CoS) and  17 commissioners. The cabinet was constituted on August 14, 2019, following  Makinde’s victory in the March 9,  2019 election. The council members who were not affected by the dissolution included the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Head of Service (HOS)  and the Director General of Due Process office. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Makinde…

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No harm should befall Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB warns FG

Barely 24 hours after his arrest was made public, the Indigenous People of Biafra on Wednesday, warned that nothing must happen to its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The organisation which said Kanu was kidnapped by the government agents promised to “expose details of his abduction later”. Spokesperson for IPOB, Emma Powerful, said these in a statement titled, ‘Nothing should happen to our leader, IPOB tells FG’. According to him, IPOB would not be intimidated into backing out of the struggle, despite Kanu’s arrest. The statement read, “We the global movement of…

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NYSC threatens sanctions as JAMB alleges fake mobilisation certificate

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday raised concerns about tertiary institutions awarding fake certificates to persons who did not deserve them. The organisation also accused some of the institutions of conniving with some persons to destroy the education sector. The Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, stated these at the 2021 Batch B pre-mobilisation workshop organised by the National Youth Service Corps with the theme, ‘Sustainable Mobilisation Process: The role of stakeholders,’ and attended by representatives of tertiary institutions. At the event, the Director-General of the NYSC,…

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Petrol price should be more than N280/litre, says Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, has said the price of petrol should be more than N280/litre at which Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, is being sold. Kyari said smuggling of petrol from Nigeria had impacted negatively on the Nigerian oil sector but added that this would not lead to another closure of the borders. He said on Tuesday during a programme on Channels Television that efforts were rather being made to curb smuggling. The NNPC boss said although petrol evacuation by NNPC…

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Biafra: Sowore demands immediate release of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Convener of Revolution Now, Omoyele Sowore, has called for the release of Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu. Sowore, in a Facebook post, asserted that Kanu had done nothing to cause his arrest. “FreeKanu now! Asking for self determination is not a crime!”, he wrote. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). This followed his arraignment on Tuesday before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The judge adjourned until July 26 for continuation of trial. Kanu, who faces…

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JUST IN: Nnamdi Kanu re-arrested, returned to Nigeria – Malami

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria to face his trial, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said. At a joint press briefing on Tuesday with the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja, Mr Malami disclosed that international collaborative efforts with security agencies led to Mr Kanu’s arrest and repatriation to Nigeria. Mr Kanu and his co-defendant are facing treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Mr Kanu fled the…

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Troops foil attack on base, kill 12 terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Monday said troops, in conjunction with the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai, killed 12 suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province members during a gun duel in Borno State. The suspected terrorists were said to have attempted an attack on one of the military operational bases in Bula Yobe but fled following the resistance from the troops. However, two soldiers were killed and five injured during the encounter. According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, the injured…

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UN urges youths to build Nigeria, says the world is not ready to take 240 million migrants

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has urged Nigerian youths to stop condemning the West-African country, rather, they should start building the country with their God-given skills and talents. She spoke at an event in Abuja over the weekend, according to a statement signed by the National Information Officer, UN Office, Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun. The statement was titled, ‘Be proud of Nigeria, don’t condemn her, don’t lose hope -– DSG Amina J. Mohammed tells young Nigerians’. “You have got education, you have the tools, and you have a huge future…

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Ilana Omo Oodua endorses July 3rd Yoruba Nation Rally in Lagos

Says  “Yoruba Nation shall be the shinning glory of the Black Race” Writes UN, EU, AU, ECOWAS, UK, US to attend as Observers Akintoye, Igboho, Others to attend Monday June 28th, 2021 The umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), has endorsed the July 3rd Mega Rally scheduled to hold in the Commerical City of Lagos, Nigeria in support of the actualisation of Yoruba Nation. Ilana Omo Oodua, under the leadership of Renowned Historian, Professor Banji Akintoye, has held peaceful rallies in five Yoruba Speaking States of…

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Nigeria now a disputed project, stop fresh loans – Akintoye, Ukiwe, Others

Respected political leaders from the Middle-Belt and southern part of the country have warned the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations and creditor nations against giving fresh loans to the Nigerian government. The leaders included a former Military Vice-President of Nigeria, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (retd); former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang; Second Republic Senator, Prof. Banji Akintoye; former President-General of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; and Prof. Yusuf Turaki, among 124 others. They gave the warning in a statement issued on Sunday by the Chairman…

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