Nnamdi Kanu’s House Under Siege

THE Nigeria Army has denied that the home of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was under siege. According to Deputy Director, Army Public Relation and Information, 82 Division, Colonel Sagir Musa, no soldiers were deployed at the home of the IPOB leader. Col. Musa who spoke in Umuahia when visited by the Abia State Council of NUJ which was attacked by some overzealous soldiers, also said that the Operation Python Dance [Egwu Eke] was not targeted at anybody but aimed at tackling the security situation…

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Osinbajo Says Nigeria’s Oil Will No longer Be Profitable Soon

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday in Ondo State declared that the country’s oil will no longer be profitable in no distant future. He spoke during the Second National Council on Niger Delta, NCND, meeting held in Akure. Painting a gloomy future of oil in the Niger Delta area of the country, the Vice President said; “Many countries are getting alternatives to oil, the development which would make the resource unprofitable in a few years. Osinbajo pointed out that the United States of America, USA, which is the largest importer of…

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Arewa Youths Want Nnamdi Kanu Ignored

The northern youths’ group called Arewa Youths, under the aegis, the Northern Youth Coalition, has urged all northerners residing in any part of Nigeria to henceforth, ignore any agitation or activity whatsoever, from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his supporters, saying the whole essence of Kanu and his IPOB’s agitation was to provoke reactions and or reprisals from Northerners and make Nigeria ungovernable. Spokesman of the group, AbdulAziz Suleiman, alongside other leaders such as Yarima Shatima and Mastura Sharif gave the statement…

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Pogba Out For Weeks

Paul Pogba could be out of action for a “few weeks” after suffering a suspected hamstring injury that took the shine off Manchester United’s successful return to the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho said. United, who missed out on qualification for Europe’s premier club competition last season, coasted to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday, with goals for Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. But, making his debut as United captain, Pogba lasted just 18 minutes of the Champions League Group A game before being forced off by an apparent…

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I Don’t Pick Games As Speculated – Victor Moses

Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country, AFP reports. Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age-grade levels. He has since won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and featured at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Moses played a key role in the draw and victory in back-to-back matches over Cameroon this month…

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Marcelo Extends Real Madrid Contract

Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo extended his 11-year stay with the Spanish giants by signing a new contract until 2022, the club announced on Wednesday. The Brazilian, 29, has won three Champions League and four La Liga titles in over 400 appearances since joining from Fluminense in 2006. “Real Madrid and Marcelo have agreed to extend the contract of the player, who will remain tied to the club until June 30, 2022,” the club said. Marcelo will, though, be suspended for Madrid’s next two La Liga games after his ban for…

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Arms Haul: Customs Strengthens Enforcement Units

By Bayo Bernard   The seizure of 1,100 pump action rifles at the Tin can Island Port, Lagos is an indication that it’s no longer business as usual with men and officers of the Nigerian Customs Service of the Command particularly, since assumption of office of the no nonsense Controller General of Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hamid Ali (rtd). The command has been up and doing since Bashar Yusuf became the Area Customs Controller of the command sometimes last year. His deployment to the command has witnessed the interception and…

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Yacob Becomes Singapore First Female President

Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet eligibility criteria. It was not the first time in the affluent city-state — which is tightly controlled and has been ruled by the same party for decades — that the…

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Alhassan Attends FEC Meeting

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, is present at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which is going on at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The minister had, in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC last week, said she preferred former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, not Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. Details later. Share on: WhatsApp

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When a (Military) Python dances on its tail

The Operation python dance by the Nigeria Military has moved to the home of the Indigenous people of Biafra’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Recently, the there was altercations between the IPOB members and the Nigerian Army when the Army claimed that they were parading their newly acquired Armored vehicles in a “show of force”. Reports indicated that this resulted in confrontations with sticks and machete wielding youths and the soldiers who , according to the military high command, shot into the air and dispersed the crowd. In the process some were…

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