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Ruga: CAN issue strong warning to Buhari

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has told the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison the planned RUGA scheme, saying the association was opposed to the implementation of the programme anywhere in Nigeria. On May 21, the Federal Government approved what it termed the RUGA settlement scheme, to curb open grazing of animals nationwide. RUGA entails the settlement of animals by farmers in an organised place with the provision of necessary amenities. The President of CAN, Pastor Samson Ayokunle, announced the position of the association at a church leaders’ summit in Lagos on Saturday. “We, the Christian body call on the Federal Government to immediately suspend and abrogate the RUGA settlement programme,’’ NAN quoted Ayokunle as saying. According to him, anything that smacks of mutual distrust should be avoided in the interest of national unity. He said also that the perception by many Christians that CAN had not been showing enou

Breaking: Cry of those killed unjustly Strikes As S'East govs bows to pressure, bans herdsmen from Igbo land

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The South-East governors has banned movement of herdsmen and cattle from one community to the other within the zone. The Governors also said they have assurances of the federal government that the shut Akanu Ibiam International airport would be reconstructed by two set of contractors to ensure that the work is completed on December this year. They also said that the entire states in the zone would in the next one week roll out complete palliative measures as a result of the closure of the Enugu international airport. The Governors disclosure this in Enugu, Saturday, during their meeting with enlarged stakeholders meeting that included the Minister for Aviation, the Army, Police, the clergy, Igbo leaders, federal ministry of works, among others. In a communiqué delivered by Chairman of the Governors Forum, Chief Dave Umahi, the stakeholders said they deliberated on two major topics on matters of insecurity and the matters arising from the closure of the Enugu airport.

Oshiyemi: Buhari Owns Nnamdi Kanu In Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu Owns Buhari In Diaspora

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"Nnamdi Kanu cannot Walk freely in Nigeria, Buhari cannot walk freely in Diaspora. "Buhari Can Order The Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu In Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu Can Order The Arrest Of Buhari In Diaspora. "Buhari Can Use His Soldiers To Invade The Residence Of Nnamdi Kanu In Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu Can Order His Men To Invade The Residence Of Buhari In Diaspora. - Dekunskey Oshiyemi Wrote

Arrest of 123 okada riders in Lagos: Jigawa govt breaks silence, sends signal

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Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has reacted to the arrest of 123 motorcyclists, otherwise known as okada riders by Lagos State Government. The Governor in a statement by his Personal Secretary, Auwalu D. Sankara, on Saturday, said state government had already contacted the Lagos State Government over the unlawful arrest of 123 okada riders who are indigenes of Jigawa State. “After getting in touch with the officials of the Lagos state government, Governor Badaru, who was not in the country also spoke to the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who assured of their unconditional release,” he noted. Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Task Force had on Friday intercepted a truck with registration number HDJ 680 XA loaded with 48 motorcycles and arrested 123 persons coming from Jigawa State. They were accused of illegal mass movement to Lagos state.

Biafra: We Know Nothing About Operation Python Dance — S'East Govs, Leaders tells IPOB

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The South East Governors on Saturday denied any complicity in the Operation Python Dance, the Nigerian Army started in the South East zone that allegedly killed members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra at Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State, home of the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu on September 2017. The IPOB had vowed to attack the governors and Igbo leaders anywhere outside the country, citing their conspiracy with the Federal Government to killed their members during the Operation Python Dance by the Army. Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the governors with some Igbo stakeholders that was attended by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the Chairman of South East Governors and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, explained that the governors never invited the military to the South East for the Operation Python Dance. Umahi said, “South East governors never invited the Army nor were South East Governors informed of any of their operations on Python Danc

Nigeria: You're A Colossal Failure - Aisha blasts Buhari

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Describing him as a "colossal failure", Yesufu said no amount of sycophancy around the President will change his lack of leadership capacity. Rights activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, Aisha Yesufu, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the worse person to occupy leadership position in Nigeria. Describing him as a "colossal failure", Yesufu said no amount of sycophancy around the President will change his lack of leadership capacity. In a tweet on Saturday, she said, “Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari is colossal failure and no amount of sycophancy will take that away. “He is becoming the worst man that ever occupied the seat of leadership in Nigeria. “As Commander-in-Chief, he gives failure a new meaning. His state isn't secured let alone the nation!”

"Stop demonizing Igbo tradition" - Traditionalist warns Movie Industries

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A vocal and radical traditionalist, Eziokwu Chineke Gaadi has warned movie industries to desist from further demonization of Igbo tradition, noting that Igbo ancestors are angry with them.  Eziokwu Chineke Gadi Disclosing this in a statement he personally sent to Vanguard, Eziokwu exposed the reason behind the untimely death of actors and actresses in the movie industry.  “I took out time to watch India films, American films, European films, Korea films etc and discovered that they do not pass demonic information about their race the way our African movie industries do.  “Movie industries should understand that people are already abandoning them for foreign movies. Igbo/African ancestors are angry.  “Their anger is what’s causing the untimely death of most influential actors in the industry. Some were struck with the world’s most dangerous sickness called cancer & Kidney infection. ‘Ndi ichie’ (ancestors), are angry with them”.  Effects on Children Explaining th

Happening Live!! Breaking As Angry Biafra youths storms street of Port Harcourt, condemns Waterway bill - Report

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High tension In Port-Harcourt (Igweocha) as Biafrans Storm the Street's to Protest against Waterway Bill Aimed to takeover water side,.Creeks, mangroves and fishing port.   According to information, the Angry youths where chanting "No To Waterbill, "No To Ruga." See photos below:

I'm Afraid of going to London over fear of being Attacked by IPOB - Shehu Sani Expresses panic

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Former senator representing Kaduna South constituency, Hon.Sen.Shehu Sani-invited-to-london tells host to change title to ex-senator to avoid IPOB. According to a statement made available at Senator Sani's Twitter handle, he said he told them to make a signboard changing his identity to Ex-senator for entrance gate. He said: "One group just invited us to London to deliver a lecture to them,I just tell them make them put a signboard of Ex Senator for entrance gate,my other serving colleague whom them invite too say make them put ex senator for him tag,my brother life no get second." See his tweet:

BREAKING!!! We'll no longer develop Lagos, Yoruba Land, we're going back to our place - Igbo Union

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The Igbo union in Lagos has reacted to the way they are being treated in Yoruba following the demolition of market places built in various locations in Lagos. According to a notice received by Eco City Reporters, the union has made it clear that they are making all necessary arrangement to  relocate business activities to the south eastern Nigeria. Statement reads: "Igbo Mandate Union has vowed to mitigate all steps to neutralise Igbo interests in Lagos and has ordered her members to stop buying lands in Lagos and Ogun state. "Igbo business in Lagos will be moved gradually to the South East states. All businesses of the Igbos must have branches also in the South East among other back home strategies to be explored." Stay tuned for More update soon....

PHOTOS: Great Joy hits S'east As Fani-Kayode Arrives Nnewi, visits IPOB Lawyer

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Femi Fani Kayode, Former minister of Aviation has arrived Southeastern Nigeria, Nnewi, Anambra state, where he is slated to be a keynote speaker at an Event. He is slated to speak at the anniversary lecture of  Anaedoonline Fani Kayode announced on his facebook page that he has arrived Southeast for the event. He stated,” The eagle has landed in the east. Glad to be with my in-laws, friends and loved ones. I feel nothing but love and peace. Looking forward to delivering my speech tomorrow at the anaedoonline 1st-anniversary lecture. It is going to be hot a hard! A great flight in a great trip.” Photo credit: Family Writers Press

Self-defense: ‘It is now necessary for the government to legalise arm bearing for citizens’ - ONYEKWERE

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The security situation across the country has become very worrisome. It is now more like the state of nature, whereby the 17th century English philosopher, Thomas Hobbes in his highly celebrated book, Leviathan stated that life was solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Finding answers to this problem and many more, Lagos based lawyer, Nwachukwu Odoemela in this interview with Assistant Editor, Law and Foreign Affairs, JOSEPH ONYEKWERE argues that it has become necessary for the government to consider legislation to legalize arm bearing for screened citizens to protect themselves. He also expressed views on other topical issues.  What do you think about the rising cases of insecurity across the country? We have not had it so bad like this before. It seems that security personnel is overwhelmed by the growing spate of killings going on in the country without having the needed solution to those killings. Therefore, there is a lack of trust by the people that the government

Breaking: Rights advocates question UN's partnership with MBS-led foundation

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Forum co-hosted by Mohammed bin Salman's foundation and UN is set for 10 days before anniversary of Khashoggi's murder   Rights groups are accusing the United Nations of helping rehabilitate Mohammed bin Salman by co-hosting an event next month with a foundation led by the Saudi crown prince, almost a year after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The UN's youth envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, has set up a workshop for 300 young people on 23 September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with the Misk Foundation, the Saudi prince's private cultural organisation. The event is to take place only 10 days before the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi's murder on 2 October 2018, when Saudi government agents killed and dismembered the Washington Post journalist inside the country's consulate in Istanbul. Late last year, the  CIA determined  that bin Salman, known as MBS, had personally ordered the assassination. "The UN shouldn't

JUST IN: US reacts to reduction of Visa application fee for Americans by Nigeria govt

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US embassy in Nigeria has finally reacted to the order of the Nigerian government to reduce visa application fee for Americans. This was issued after the United state of America stated that there will be high pay for Nigerians who seeks visa application to US. It read: “The US Embassy looks forward to receiving official diplomatic communication regarding a new fee schedule for Americans seeking Nigerian visas. “Until such time, and confirmation of implementation, the reciprocity fees for approved visas to the United States will remain in place.” Nigeria government acted hours after the US said Nigerians will pay more for their visa application. US Consulate had explained  that the increased cost was “reciprocating” the extra visa fee by the country. Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, on Wednesday directed the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, to act immediately. According to a statement issued by the ministry

Self-determination: Ethiopia grants Sidama ethnic group referendum

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Ethiopia on Thursday granted its ethnic Sidama community a referendum in November on self-determination, with a view to creating the country’s 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported. Ethiopia’s nine existing regional states enjoy a degree of autonomy under which they are able to choose their official language and have limited powers over taxation, education, health and land administration. Buoyed by political reforms introduced by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed since he took power in 2018, political activists from the Sidama – currently subsumed into one of the nine states – wanted to unilaterally declare a new regional state in July. The same month, at least 17 people were killed in clashes between security forces and pro-autonomy activists, while other Sidama leaders accepted an offer from the government to hold a referendum within five months. Ethiopia’s electoral board said the referendum, on Nov. 13, would address “ethnic Sidama’s demand fo

Nigeria is gradually diminishing, going Off World's Powerful Table Under Buhari –Moghalu

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That Nigeria’s standing in the world has declined is a fact that has practical implications for us here at home, and it is also a reflection of our domestic weakness. The Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, has chided President Muhammadu Buhari over his absence at the recently held G7 Summit in France. In a post on Twitter, Moghalu said, “It’s sad that @NGRPresident of Africa’s supposedly largest economy wasn’t invited to the G7 summit in France but Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa were.  “Our country should be at the table, not on the menu. Obasanjo, like him or not, was at the table.  “The point is that South Africa is virtually always at the table, it is a member of the G20, but Nigeria is not. Why?  “That Nigeria’s standing in the world has declined is a fact that has practical implications for us here at home, and it is also a reflection of our domestic weakness. “In my view, Nigeria h