Friday, 23 June 2017

APC governors condemn quit notice on Igbos admit weak governance causes agitations


At last the bitter truth has come out from the horse's mouth as governors elected under the umbrella of the ruling All Progressives Congress, [APC], have identified weak governance as the cause of the spate of agitations by various ethnic nationalities.

The person behind Igbos quit notice lives in Lagos-Falana


Internationally acclaimed human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has claimed that the person behind the quit notice issued to Igbos living in the North actually resides in Lagos.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Chelsea fans club Nnewi celebrate premier title with fanfare





The Chelsea Fans Club, Nnewi [CFC], penultimate week celebrated its revered club’s premier league title with fanfare, winning and dinning, and entertainment, Newsburster authoritatively reports.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Ohaneze Youths Deputy President says Igbo youths are industrious

‘Every human problem will always answer to dialogue, anytime and any day’. This was the statement made by the Deputy President, Ohaneze Youths Worldwide, Ambassador Arthur Obiora.                                    

Amb Obiora who spoke to Newsburster at the commercial city of Onitsha recently chided President Buhari for marginalizing the Igbos ever since he assumed office on May 29, 2015.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Iheanacho gives reason for being a bench warmer


Kelechi Iheanacho has explained that the reason behind his being on the bench was because Pep Guardiola has the right to rotate the squad, so everyone gets game time.

Nigeria vs South Africa: Super Eagles humiliated in Uyo


AFCON 2019 may be a mirage again for Nigeria as Super Eagles started its campaign very very poor   with a 2-0 defeat to South Africa, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday.

Danfulani tasks El-Rufai to prove his fairness by arresting, prosecuting Ango Abdullahi, others

The Centrum Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights Advocacy, CEDRA, Chairman,  Dr John Danfulani has enjoined Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai to prove his fairness to the Igbos by arresting and prosecuting the northern youth groups and Professor Ango Abdullahi by giving ultimatum directing Igbos in Northern Nigeria to relocate to their states of origin.

Friday, 9 June 2017

TB Joshua’s relocation to Israel: Cardinal Okojie, Balarabe Musa, others react


Cardinal Olubunmi Okojie, Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, has reacted to ​the notice by Prophet TB Joshua that he will be relocating to Israel, advising him to remain in Nigeria.

UK Election results: seven Nigerians elected into Parliament


It is gladdening to note that a total of seven Nigerians have been elected into the UK parliament after Thursday’s election. Most of them retained their constituencies, having secured victory in the 2015 general election.

Lalong condemns northerners asking Igbos to leave, say they are working against Nigeria


Simon Lalong, Plateau State Governor, on Friday condemned the eviction order given to the Igbos by a youth coalition in the north.stating that such persons were working against Nigeria’s unity.

Eviction notice on Igbos: Hausa businessmen desert streets in Cross River State


Northern traders resident in Southeast have deserted some major streets in Cross River State for fear of imminent attack following the eviction notice served on the Igbos three days ago by Arewa Youths. 

WAEC explains the rise in cases of examination malpractice are rising


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said that the pressure on some school principals to increase the performance of their pupils in external examinations is responsible for the upsurge in the number of examination malpractice cases in the country.

Igbos flee north, say govt will not be there when the youth come after them


Barely one week after some northern youths ordered Igbos resident in the north to vacate, our source reports that some Southeastners in the region are gradually relocating.

Eviction notice on Igbos: Remain where you are – Southeast Governors


Governors of the five states in the Southeast have told their citizens in the North to remain where they are, and stop panicking, stressing that they are free to live anywhere in Nigeria.

Reps condemn, caution Northern youths, IPOB


The House of Representatives on Thursday insisted that Nigeria must remain one and cautioned the warring parties to stop fuelling division.

CCC gives reasons for quit notice on Igbos in the North


The Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) on Thursday described as unfortunate, the quit notice issued to Igbos to vacate the northern region by the so-called Coalition of Arewa Youths.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

UNN Alumni call V-C, Senate, to probe 2016/2017 alumni admission quota …threaten to petition NUC, DSS, ICPC, others


The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Prof Benjamin Ozumba, the university’s Senate, Governing Council, and great alumni of the premier university have been called upon to probe the 2016/2017 alumni admission quota.

Ahmed Musa says Ramadan fasting won’t affect his game against Bafana Bafana


Last week, there were reports that Rohr held talks with the Muslim players in the squad about shelving the Ramadan fasting ahead of the game, but Super Eagles winger, Ahmed  Musa says such meeting never happened.

Messi’s new Barcelona deal makes him highest-paid player in Europe


Lionel Messi’s new contract with Barcelona, will see him earn around £500,000-a-week after tax, a huge pay rise which takes him above Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest-paid player in Europe as the intelligent player is currently on £365,000-a-week, but the club have offered him an increase of 37%, as they seek to tie the 29-year-old down.

Southeast Group urges FG to treat Igbo eviction threat seriously


 Southeast based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) has warned the federal government not to dismiss as mere threat the quit notice served on Igbo living in all parts of the North by Arewa youths.

Quit notice on Igbos: Ben Bruce reacts to ultimatum


 Ben Murray Bruce, Senate Committee Chairman on Privatization,has reacted to the notice of eviction issued by Northern groups that Igbos should vacate their region in three months.
The Senator who is representing Bayelsa East in the upper chamber said all those behind the threat should not go unpunished.

Eviction notice on Igbos: You’re playing with fire – Fani-Kayode warns Northern youths


Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the three months eviction notice on Igbos in the North by some Arewa groups, warning them that this time around, any act of war will consume the North who believe they own Nigeria.

Eviction notice on Igbos: Asari Dokubo tells “fellow Biafrans” what to do


Alhaji Asari Dokubu, former Niger Delta militants leader,  has reacted to the eviction notice on Igbos from the North, urging all “Biafran people” in the north to defend themselves of any attack from the Northern youths.

Government to begin the construction of OAADTAN roads soon






                               
At last, the members of the Onitsha Aluminium Allied Dealers and Technicians Association of Nigeria [OAADTAN] can now jubilate as their anxiety over the deplorable state of the roads to their new market at Ogbunike is now a history.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

El-Rufai orders the arrest of those asking Igbos to vacate North


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the immediate arrest of all those asking the Igbos to vacate North.

MASSOB appeals to Igbos to flee North immediately


Reacting to the ultimatum issued by the Coalition of Northern Youths, that Igbos should vacate the Northern region in three months, MASSOB said the eviction order was issued because Northerners were marveled at the compliance to the sit-at-home order.The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, has appealed to Igbos in the North to start returning back to the South East.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

APC: For ‘disrespecting’ Amaechi, Chairman suspended


The caucus of APC in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State has announced the appointment of former member representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, as its interim chairman following the immediate removal of its chairman, Chief Allwell Onyesoh, for allegedly “disrespecting” the leader of the party in the state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Biafra: Ijaw, Niger Delta youths lambast IPOB, MASSOB for including South-South in ‘territory’


“The Ijaw and Niger Delta people had always maintained separate and distinct identity from our Igbo brothers of the South East. That was the statement made by Ijaw Youth Council worldwide, in reaction to the statement by MASSOB, claiming that the south-south region is part of the Biafra territory.

Biafra: Another war looms as North gives Igbos 3 months to leave zone


Another war looms in the air as a coalition of Northern Youth Groups tagged, “The Kaduna Declaration” have given all Igbos residing in any part of Northern Nigeria three months to relocate to their places of origin. They have also directed northerners residing in the East to within three months relocate back to the North.

Blame Jonathan for the country's economic recession – Soludo


Prof Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that nigerians should hold former president, Dr Goodluck Ebere Jonathan responsible for the economic recession that has ravaged the citizenry for a long time now.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

IPOB dares FG, says Nnamdi Kanu is not afraid of returning to prison

IPOB has issued a statement that daring the federal government, and all those clamouring for the re-arrest of IPOB leader, declaring that kanu is not afraid of going back to prison.

Ojukwu thought he could pocket the rest of the country-Northern Elders Forum Spokesman, Abdullahi


Professor Ango Abdullahi, spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum [NEF], speaking on behalf of the Northern Elders Forum has called on the incumbent administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari to deal decisively with any group agitating for secession.

Super Eagles take on Bafana Bafana Monday


The Super Eagles of Nigeria will leave Abuja for Uyo on Monday, to continue their preparation for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
It was reported that the squad arrived in Abuja from France on Friday and have been lodged at the Bolton White Apartments.

Luis Enrique motivated us to be a great team again-Messi


Lionel Messi says Luis Enrique brought a desire to achieve greatness again upon his arrival at Barcelona, and so the Argentine superstar hailed the outgoing manager’s time at Camp Nou as memorable.

President Buhari will return before June 11-Orji Uzor Kalu


Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country before June 11, stating that Buhari’s health had improved when he visited him in the UK last week and urged Nigerians to stop spreading messages of hate and division about the President’s health.

8th Synod of Nnewi Anglican Diocese opens with fresh promise of peace



The Bishop of Nnewi Anglican Diocese, Rt. Rev Godwin Okpala has prophesied peace upon Nigeria, stating that it is what the country needs to survive the hopelessness in the land.

Rt. Rev G.I.N. Okpala made this statement this afternoon at the Diocesan Central Church [DCC] Nkwo Nnewi, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, host of the 8th Synod of the Diocese.

Alake of Egbaland sends protest letter to Buhari


 Oba Michael Gbadebo, the Alake of Egbaland has sent a letter to the federal government protesting against the plan by the Federal Government to stop the College of Management Sciences (COLMAS) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Biafra: Ngige blasts MASSOB saying he is only doing what Ojukwu taught Ndigbo


Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment,  has condemned in strong terms a statement by the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, in reaction to a recent press interview in which he advised Ndigbo against placing all their political eggs in one basket.

Champions League: Ronaldo tops scorer award having beating Messi



Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi to the Champions league top scorer award, following his brace against Juventus in Saturday’s final in Cardiff.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Ex-Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha‎ insists he did not kill MKO's wife Kudirat


Al-Mustapha, the former CSO to Abacha noted that if he had been guilty of all allegations against him, his conscience would not have allowed him to speak about what happened in the public.

Breaking News: Governors warn Nigerians of killer rice

                                     Govs Forum laments importation of bad rice by Jonathan administration
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has warned Nigerians to be wary of consuming killer rice that has flooded the market. A statement by the forum’s Media and Public Affairs, Abulrazaque Bello-Barkindo said a communiqué issued by the forum in Abuja last week held that the imported rice contains poisonous substance that make people sick and even kill some who consume them. 

Victorious Real Madrid beats Juventus 4-1 to win 2017 champions league






 Real's record 12th triumph in this competition - and third in four seasons - was predictably orchestrated by Ronaldo, who has now scored in three different Champions League finals.

Justice Ademola, other judges once arrested by DSS recalled


Justice Adeniyi Ademola of an Abuja Federal High Court, and other judges have been recalled by the National Judicial Council, NJC.

Jude Ndukwe reminds Sultan that it is National not Islamic Youth Service Corps


With the latest absurd resolution reached by the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, led by the Sultan to “condemn in strongest terms” the decision of the NYSC to continue with its orientation camps for fresh graduates despite the Ramadan fast and also asking the Nigerian army to immediately postpone its planned recruitment exercise until after the Ramadan, one can only ask what religious elites like the Sultan want from Nigeria!

Fayose advises Osinbajo to use federal power to stop Fulani herdsmen attack in southern Nigeria


Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor, on Saturday called on the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to deploy instruments of the Federal Government to tackle herdsmen attacks in southern Nigeria, and Benue State.

Who lifts the champion league trophy today


Ronaldo of Real Madrid opened the scores in the 20th minutes of the match, and Mandzudik of Juventus pulled an equaliser in the 27th minutes, thus bringing the result to a 1-1 at the end of 51 minutes of the half time.

in the 2nd half which is still on Real Madrid has scored another 2 goals to make it 3-1 at the end of 70 minutes.

Who lifts the trophy? post your comment now.

Unions embarks on indefinite strike in Delta Poly


Academic and non- academic activities in the ever bubbling Delta state Polytechnics, Ogwashi-uku have been shut down indefinitely.

Prof Orabueze charts a new academic discourse


By Ifeyinwa David



A university don, Prof Florence Onyebuchi Orabueze has charted a new academic discourse recently with her postulation that Obika, and not Ezeulu is the tragic hero in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

Wike accuses Buhari of deliberately abandoning Rivers State


Nyesome Wike, Rivers State Governor, Friday , declared that the Federal Government has deliberately abandoned its projects in the state.
Gov Wike made the declaration while speaking at a Town Hall meeting with people of the state in Port Harcourt, on Friday.
According to Wike, “As I speak, all the core economic assets of the Federal Government located in the state, such as the Port Harcourt International Airport, the Port Harcourt Sea Port, Onne ports and Free Trade Zone as well as the East – West Road are either deliberately abandoned, under-utilized or in their worst state of disrepair.”
The governor also disclosed that his administration spent about N145 billion on construction of roads, pedestrian walkways, bridges and underground drainages since it came on board two years.
Wike said, “In the last two years, we have invested over N145 billion to construct roads, bridges, pedestrian walkways and underground drainage systems.
“We are also investing in water, marine transport facilities and streetlights. We further reactivated street lights on all major roads in the state to improve the beauty of the city and enhance security.”

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