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President Buhari set to return to Nigeria on Monday

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According to sources in the presidency, President Buhari will return to Nigeria from London on Monday, September 25th, we gather. President Buhari departed New York for London yesterday September 21st. He would be spending four days in London after which he would be returning home.

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‘twitching of dog licking flea-riddled scrotum’ – North Korea reacts to Trump’s speech

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United States President Donald Trump’s threat to totally destroy North Korea has been dismissed by a North Korean organ as an ‘impotent’ threat. In a tweet by the country’s news agency, DPRK, News Service, Trump’s threat was likened to “the twitching of a dog licking its flea-riddled scrotum.” The tweet also described Trump as an ”international shouting magnate.” Trump in ...

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Buhari’s speech at 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly

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This is the full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s address to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, as posted by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President, Mr. Femi Adesina. It is entitled, ‘Statement Delivered By His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria at the General Debate of ...

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INEC commences CVR in Madagali

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Independent National Electoral Commission has commenced Continuous Voters Registration in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, Alhaji Kasim Gaidam, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner said. Gaidam told the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Tuesday that the exercise was initially stopped following Boko Haram attacks on villages in the area. He said the registration followed intensive stakeholders’ meeting between ...

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America’s current account deficit hits $123.1bn

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The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies, Kansas City has reported. The deficit in the current account increased to $123.1 billion, up 8.5 percent from an imbalance of $113.5 billion in the first ...

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US may have to ‘destroy’ North Korea – Trump

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President Donald Trump warned leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States may have to destroy North Korea if Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed regime threatens its neighbors. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North ...

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EFCC writes to US, UK, to freeze Diezani ally, Aluko’s accounts over $1.7bn fraud

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Wanted billionaire businessman, Mr. Kola Aluko, who is also an ally of embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has sold off at least four properties as he continues to elude authorities. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has, therefore, written to the United States Government asking it to freeze the accounts where the proceeds of the sales were ...

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Breaking: ASUU suspends strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has suspended its strike after a final four-hour meeting with the Federal Government delegation, which ended around 9pm in Abuja on Monday. The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, addressed a briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat to announce the union’s “conditional suspension of the strike.” Ogunyemi said the strike was suspended, after the ...

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Allow Igbo to go, Niger Delta militants tell FG

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THE Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has called on the Federal Government to allow the Igbo ethic group to leave Nigeria in order to avoid a civil war that could claim millions of lives. They also condemned the attack on security agents and the Hausa community by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. It expressed shock that IPOB members ...

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Ex-Trump aide Flynn raises money for legal costs

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The family of former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn has launched a  defense fund to raise money for mounting legal costs in the sprawling Russia election interference probe. Flynn, who advised President Donald Trump’s election campaign but was fired 22 days into the new adminstration, is under investigation for misreporting his contacts with Russian officials and his alleged ...

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Nnamdi Kanu is back : “I Will Not Go On Exile”

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has declared that he will not embark on an exile following threats of his rearrest by the federal government. Kanu also said that the IPOB is the most vibrant and intelligent mass movement in the world today. He said the IPOB or himself cannot be intimidated into hiding by ...

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IPOB dares Army, says will continue agitation for Biafra’s freedom

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Nnewi – The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its leadership worldwide under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has described as illegal and unconstitutional the alleged declaration by the Nigerian Army that it is a terrorist group. IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful said the Nigerian Army lack the constitutional power to ...

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Nigeria’s unity non-negotiable – Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Yola, reinstated the commitment of the Federation Government to keep one, indivisible Nigeria. Osinbajo made the commitment while speaking at the reception in Yola in honour of the new President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the Most Reverend Musa Filibus. The vice-president, therefore, urged Nigerians to sustain the unity which he said was ...

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S/East governors have enslaved themselves – IPOB

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Saturday night condemned the South East Governor’s Forum over their proscription of the activities of the organization which it described as most peaceful body in the world. In a statement signed by its media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, the organization said the speed with which the governors announced the proscription of IPOB ...

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Nobody can ban Ipob except the law court-UN

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Declaration of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organization: A position not founded in law, and where the Nigeria Military Authority goofed. In a brief but concise reaction to the purported declaration of IPOB a terrorist group, Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor observed with respect that the pronouncement is akin to a building not laid upon any foundation, which is certainly ...

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UPDATE: South-East govs ban IPOB’s activities, say Anambra election must hold

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Following the emergency meeting with the Nigerian army’s GOC, 82 Division, Enugu, Major General, Abubakar Adamu, the South-East governors have, Friday evening,  proscribed the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the region. The governors also appealed with President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the military personnel on Operation Python Dance II in the region so that the police ...

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Breaking: Nigerian Army declares IPOB a terrorist organisation

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The Defence Headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation’’ and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director, Defence Information (DDI), therefore, restated the commitment of the Armed Forces to confront “all security challenges facing the country.’’ Enenche also ...

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Buhari’s second coming, like the dark days of the military – Fayose

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has decried the maltreatment and killing of people of the Southeast Nigerian who are agitating for the state of Biafra, saying that he has forewarned that President Mohammadu Buhari’s second coming would be like the dark days of the military government in 1984 when the nation quaked under heavy militarization. He said: “I have ...

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