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Any Country that failed to feed its people is patently Evil & Failure to humanity — US Ambassador speaks Up

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United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington  The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Wednesday said any society that failed to feed its people should be considered a failed society. Symington said this at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan during the presentation of a group of young entrepreneurs under the platform of Enable Youth Agriculture programme. IITA is providing support for many African youths under the EYA initiative to create a platform where they will be encouraged to choose a career in agriculture. About 50 youths who graduated from diverse fields of agricultural disciplines were drawn from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Congo to take part in the programme. IITA said the programmes began at its Ibadan headquarters in August 2012 and had spread across Africa, bringing under its net vibrant and energetic young people who were trained to become owners and co-owners of independent agribusiness enterprises. The US ambas

'Nigeria Would Experience Another Dictatorship If Buhari is Allowed To Return In 2019' – Soyinka Opens up

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Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his comments at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference last Sunday. In a statement Thursday, Mr Soyinka mocked the president by saying Mr Buhari had obviously given a deep thought to his travails under a military dictatorship and concluded that his incarceration at that time was also in the ‘national interest.’ Mr Buhari was imprisoned for years by the Ibrahim Babangida regime after his military dictatorship was overthrown in 1985. Since returning to power in 2015, Mr Buhari’s government has held some Nigerians for years without trial. High profile detainees have been denied freedom despite court orders. “Here we go again,” Mr Soyinka said in the statement he titled ‘Buhari’s Pernicious Doctrine.’ “At his first coming, it was ‘I intend to tamper with Freedom of the Press,’ and Buhari did proceed to suit action to the words, sending two journalists – Irabor and Thompson – to

Nigeria Government have marginalized Igbos a lot -Fr. Mbaka Cries Out, lashes FG

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Raphael Ede, Enugu The Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has alleged high level of the Federal Government’s marginalisation of Ndigbo in the scheme of things in Nigeria. The fiery priest said he is pained that in spite of his support for President Buhari, Igbo are so marginalised to the extent that he slept in Abuja for weeks to get a loan from the Bank of Agriculture to energise his farming vision in order to create jobs to teaming unemployed graduates. Fr. Mbaka, who spoke yesterday at the Adoration ground, during the flag-off of a three-day farmers empowerment programme by Multi-Life Saver’s, a corporative society made of 18 clusters with 5,000 members and visiting officials of the Bank of Agriculture, described the government agricultural programme as ‘poor claim and fake’. He said the cooperative has 470 hectares of farmland with Certificate of Occupancy, but could not get loan because he was not a northerner. “Whenever I went to obt

'I registered for NYSC For a reason' - Davido reveals

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Popular singer, Davido has revealed why he registered for the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Recall that social media was recently abuzz with reactions after the ‘OBO’ crooner shared photos of himself in NYSC uniform after his registration at the Lagos NYSC camp on Tuesday. The popular artiste again on Thursday caused a stir at the Iyana-Ipaja orientation camp as he drove his white Mercedes Benz GLE 450 marked POLICE PF 413SPY into the camp. The ‘OBO’ crooner, upon signing his oath of allegiance form, told newsmen at the NYSC camp that he registered for the scheme due to his strong passion for NYSC. He also promised to adhere to camp rules and regulations. He said: “As a young age Nigerian, I would not want to miss the opportunity to be part of the service year. “I registered for the scheme due to my strong passion for NYSC.” Meanwhile, a total of 2,152 corps members commenced the 2018 Batch B Stream Two orientation training exercise in the state.

"IPOB is not a terrorist Organization, we support their scheduled peaceful Sit-At-Home order on 14 sept" - Ohanaeze Youths Reacts, urges Demonstration to be peaceful

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Igbo Socio-cultutal group, Ohaneze on Wednesday said it was not against IPOB’s call for a sit at home in the South East and other Igbo speaking areas in the South South. It however called on the pro-biafran group to carry out the exercise in a peaceful manner. Spokesman of Ohaneze, Uche Achi-Okpaga states this in a reastikn he gave to Premium Times on IPOB’S sit-at-home exercise planned by the group for September 14. IPOB in a statement said it was carrying out the exercise to protest the invasion of the country home of its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu same date last year. Since the invasion by the Army, Mr Kanu’s whereabout have remained unknown with the Millitary and the group trading blames over his whereabouts. Mr Okpaga in his reaction said IPOB is not a terrorist organisation. “Any action of IPOB that is peaceful is welcome. Sit at home is a welcome idea. That is what we have been saying that IPOB is not a terrorist organisation, they are a peaceful organisation”, he said. “It is th

CONFUSION: I must go for Presidency in 2023 to represent South-West - Tinubu Blows Hot

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Former Governor of Lagos state and the National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has insisted that the South West of Nigeria will support President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 so that power could return to the South West by 2023.      Recall that OLIKA REPORTERS had quoted   the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki stating that the former NADECO chieftain is against him because he opposed him (Tinubu) when he wanted to be running mate to Mr. Buhari in 2015.   Mr. Tinubu who is believed to be nursing the ambition of ruling Nigeria as President was said to have revealed his secret agreement with the President to a close aide and also voiced it on an online TV, that he was ready to serve Nigeria as President.   Tinubu, a revered figure in South West politics, has never hidden his interest  in the highest office in the land, was only pressured out of being the Vice Presidential candidate of Buhari in the 2015 prealdential election due to the

Igbo Presidency Remains Sacrosanct – Ohanaeze Youths insists

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  The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has declared that the actualisation of Igbo presidency by the year 2023 is nonnegotiable. It frowned at reports which alleged that some cabals in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have perfected plans to return power to South West region after President Buhari concludes his tenure. The position of the Igbo youths was contained in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Okwu Nnabuike, and Deputy National PRO, Ado Osaka, which was issued to newsmen, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi, State after their stakeholders meeting yesterday. They said that the allegations in the media that some APC cabals at the Presidency have sealed a pact with a former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, concerning the 2023 Presidential election would not stand if it is true. “OYC insists that 2023 Igbo Presidency is not negotiable, and it’s our date with destiny and any manoeuvring may spell doom to the unity of the country, as the recent unjust appo

Referendum The Only Way Out, Not Restructuring – Agbakoba backs IPOB Quest

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The former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has rejected calls for Nigeria’s restructuring, says that call for referendum by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is the only way out. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari made a mistake by charging the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, with treason. “I see every politician now says restructure but I disagree. I also think the acting President was wrong to say that Nigeria is insoluble. “There is nothing sacrosanct about Nigeria. It can blow up anytime. It’s an artificial creation, which was made in 1914 and when it was amalgamated we were not there. It was amalgamated in the interest of the colonialists,” Agbakoba said. Agbakoba said Nnamdi Kanu shouldn’t have been charged with treason. “For me, the best that he can be charged with is unlawful assembly and an act capable of breaching public peace. “Those are the things he can be charged with, but not

"I Can See The Rate of Poverty in Nigeria is Alarming, Nigeria have the largest number of Poor people in the world" -Theresa May Speaks Up

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The British Prime Minister, Theresa May on Tuesday, noted Nigeria was the home of the highest number of poor people in the world. She said this while observing that Africa was home to a majority of the world’s fragile states, and a quarter of the world’s displaced people. Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, May said 87 million Nigerians were living below the poverty line of $1 and 90 cents per day. She said, “Much of Nigeria is thriving, with many individuals enjoying the fruits of a resurgent economy, yet 87 million Nigerians live below $1 and 90 cents a day, making it home to more very poor people than any other nation in the world.” The Prime Minister noted that achieving inclusive growth was a major challenge across the world. She stressed that Africa needs to create 50,000 new jobs per day to keep employment rate at its current levels till 2035. “I am unashamed about the need to ensure that our aid program works for the UK. “Today I am committing that our development spe

"The World have totally rejected you", APC Chieftain Mocks Buhari over Trump's recent declaration

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, SKC Ogbonnia, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has been rejected by the entire people of the world. Ogbannia, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the APC, said that the world does not want President Buhari back in office. In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, the presidential aspirant was reacting to the recent claim by Financial Times that US President, Donald Trump described Buhari as lifeless President. He said, “I told you so. About ten days ago, I revealed to our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), and fellow Nigerians that the world is against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. “I asserted that the opposition is coming from ‘influential leaders within our major allies, including Great Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, China, Canada, etc.’ “I added ‘that the emerging consensus among these nations is that President Buhari’s second term ambition lac

Stop Deceiving Ndigbo With Presidency, we're Not Interested - Fr. Ebubenmonso Tells FG

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Ahead of the 2019 general electons, Charismatic Anambra Catholic Priest, Reverend Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, popularly known as Ebubemonso has cautioned the South-east against being deceived by the promise of Igbo presidency in 2023. The cleric spoke at his Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State, when he received Eighteen (18) of the first Christian converts in Guangzhou, China, who arrived Nigeria as pilgrims. The team comprising three Catholic priests, two Catholic Reverend Sisters and other Chinese Christians were accompanied by seven representatives of Nigerians resident in China. In his sermon, Fr. Ebubemonso also cautioned against launching of Operation Python Dance 3 by the Nigerian Military. “The problem of Nigeria is recycling of power and having said this I also want to warn that the Northerners should stop using Igbo Presidency 2023 to deceive Ndigbo as it is impossible to materialize unless by divine mandate,” he said, regretting that “Igbos are complacent in

Nigeria Will die a natural death in no distant time, Watch out - Victor Attah opens up

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Obong Victor Attah, penultimate governor of Akwa Ibom State was the first governor of the state at the onset of the Fourth Republic. Attah who governed the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who will be 80 in a few weeks time has with age gravitated to become apolitical and a elder-statesman. Known for his passion on resource control while he held public office, Attah has over time withdrawn himself from the fray only intervening periodically as situations demand.  In this interview in his Lagos home, the professional architect, former politician and leader of the Ibibio in Akwa Ibom State spoke on national issues and on the recent defection of his successor in office, Senator Godswill Akpabio to the All Progressives Congress, APC. By Emmanuel Aziken, What is your take on the current state of the nation? Obong Victor Attah Nigeria is in very severe distress and has been for a long time. The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) composed two prayers

Go and Seek for your proper Compensation over the unlawful detention by the Nigeria police, Women can't be silenced by anti-democracy - group tells Freed IPOB women

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Freed IPOB Women: Women can't be silenced by anti-democracy, says group Women Arise for Change Initiatives, an NGO, on Saturday advised Nigerian women not to allow themselves to be silenced by anti-democratic elements in the society. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of the group, said Lagos that women had the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.   The activist spoke against the background of the unconditional release of the 114 women suspected to be members of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by a high court on Friday in Owerri. The women were remanded by an Owerri Magistrate’s Court after they were arrested and arraigned by the police for demanding to know the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. “My advice is that Nigerian women must not allow themselves to be silenced by any anti-democratic elements or authority. They must understand that they have a right to peaceful protest, which is a fundamental human rights and as such, no one should be allowed to deny

A young Artist Ugochineyere makes a shocking revelation, says " I Was Rejected By My Own, But Adopted By Another" 

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Biafra is indeed a spirit, if you are not meant to be part of it, you can never be, irrespective of your magical powers. I have been inspired to put down this piece just to encourage the Biafran youths and as well teach our families, especially parents lessons they might never learn anywhere on this planet earth. The road to freedom is never a bed of roses, it becomes more strict at the ending episodes.  I have been in this path for three good years and for sure, has never regretted my decisions. It's true that I have gone through so much predicaments, so many others have too. We all have our own stories to tell.  But, I will never forget to state some things; probably they might seem cool and normal, but I see things differently.  I was caught up in the center of favor this day.  I was brought up without a mum, and has never witnessed the love of a mother. However, for the sake of Biafra, I have been adopted by an Irish woman Mrs Jean Harnett, who has only loved me becaus

‘Rochas Okorocha is Adolph Hitler of Igboland’ – IPOB

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha as the Adolph Hitler of Igboland, following the arrest of 112 IPOB women who were protesting and demanding the whereabouts of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement released by IPOB media and publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, the group noted that any impartial observer who visits Imo State will think that Hitler’s Third Reich has been resurrected in the peace-loving central region of Biafraland. The group further alleged that the arrested IPOB women including grandmothers, were forced to undergo pregnancy test by the prison authorities. They described the act as a devilish and sinister intrusion into the health of mothers reminiscent of the fate of Jewish women endured in Concentration Camps in Europe during the Holocaust. “That this is allowed to happen in the 21st century, is an indictment of the impotency of United Nations, Britain, Africa Union and countless other human right

APC Declare War Against Radio Stations, And Other Media Plat Form For Refusing To Be Propaganda Machine For Buhari Government

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Channels TV was fined N5 million in the month of July 2018 for refusing to be the propaganda machine of the General Buhari's government against National Assembly and Senator Bukola Saraki. Kiss FM in Lagos is dying in silence. Cool FM is complaining.  City FM along Ogba-Ikeja road in Lagos is about to die due to over FINE. A radio station in Ibadan was fined N500,000 because a jingle critical of Fulani Herdsmen was aired therein. Star FM in Ogun State is currently in dilemma. Sweet FM in the gateway state is battling to retain its licence.  Wazobia FM must declare all guests to feature in their programmes to NBC or face FINE. The frequency of Rhythm FM has been suspended five times in 2018 for refusing to stop inviting some Public Analysts critical of President Buhari. Today, Ekiti TV and Radio are under lock and key because the state Governor, Ayo Fayose exposed how results were altered and rigged during the July 14th Gubernatorial  elections in the state against the

"Buhari is the worst president since the existence of Nigeria, poor innocent civilians has died carelessly under his watch" - Keyamo spits fire

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Festus Keyamo, a lawyer, on Thursday said that no president, since 1999, has touched the lives of the poor and vulnerable Nigerians than President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Keyamo, who is the Director Media, Buhari Campaign Organisation, said this in Ilorin at the inauguration of Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019. Mr Keyamo who delivered a lecture at the occasion also said no government in the country has recovered stolen money that belonged to Nigerians as President Buhari. He said the previous administrations established the worst system of government, based on sharing formula of the nation’s treasury. “They operated a system that ignored physical infrastructure in the country, that ignored the plight of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable in Nigeria. “If you compare what accrued to the country in 16 years and what were done with the money earned in three years and infrastructure built by Buhari, you will see the difference,” he said. “In 16 years, all they did in the South East was

BREAKING: Court Discharge And Acquits 114 Arrested IPOB Women In Prison Custody

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A Magistrate court sitting that initially denied the Bail Application filed by IPOB Legal Counsels, discharge and acquits 114 IPOB Women remanded in Owerri Prisons. Recall that over 114 IPOB Women were abducted by the Imo State Police Command and charged for; (i) Treason (ii)Terrorism and other ungrounded charges. The Women were remanded in Prison Custody, as the presiding Magiatrate denied the jurisdiction to grant Bail. Barrister Ejiofor & Lolo Ibeh Gift Amarachi Today being the 24th Of August 2018, The Director For Public Prosecution (DPP) withdrew all the baseless charges against the Women, thus IPOB Legal counsels demanded that they be discharged by the Court.  IPOB Legal Team also demanded that the personal belongings of the victims, be returned to them, which was obliged by the court. IPOB Women Jubilating Ibeh Gift Amarachi Reported under Family Wtiters Press

"I Jog almost everyday and no one knows about it, you trek '800 metres you are now making noise" — Atiku mocks Buhari

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari for publicizing his ‘800metres trek’. Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu had on Tuesday said that the 800 metres trek embarked upon by the president from the Eid ground to his private residence in Daura, Katsina State is an indication of his fitness to seek re-election in 2019. Reacting, Atiku posted a photo of him working out in his gym. The Wazirin Adamawa said he jogs more than a mile and doesn’t make noise about it. He wrote on his Twitter page on Wednesday: “I regularly jog more than a mile & exercise, but it will be pedestrian of me to ask Nigerians to vote for me because of that. “I want my party – the PDP, and Nigerians, to vote for me because I WORK not because I WALK. I will work to create jobs. I won’t walk to create an illusion.”