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UK asks Nigeria whereabout of Nnamdi Kanu,says he is also UK citizen

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   The government of the United Kingdom has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to state the whereabouts of British-Nigerian man and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, saying “We are seeking urgent clarification from the Nigerian authorities about the status and whereabouts of Mr. Kanu, a

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October 1 Quit Notice: Security beefed up in North, Hoodlums warned to stay off Abuja

-ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   Despite,thwe withdrawn of October 1 Quit notice and assurances by northern youths that they would not attack Igbos resident in northern states tomorrow, state governments have beefed up security across the region. Northern youth groups under the auspices of Arewa Youths Coalition had, on June 6, given Igbos resident in

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Lawyers Besiege US Embassy, Demand Nigeria’s Sovereignty be obeyed even in IPOB Case

Stella Ukwuoma,Abuja   Angry lawyers and Human Rights Activist on Friday in Lagos vented their displeasure and dissatisfaction over the role being played by the United States over the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which the government of Nigeria has proscribed as a terrorist group. Recall that the Nigerian government through its Military

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Former VP Sambo, Saraki, others join Buhari for Independence Juma‘at Prayers at Aso Villa

 ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   The former Vice president Namadi Sambo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, are among Muslim faithful who joined President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday to offer special prayers for peace and progress of the country to mark the Nigeria’s 57th independence. The prayer session was offered during the two-raka’at Juma’at prayer observed at

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AN EFFICIENT TRANSPORT INDUSTRY WILL REDUCE UNEMPLOYMENT- ATACA Chairman

Oru Leonard,Abuja   The Chairman, Abuja Transport and Aviation Correspondents Association (ATACA), Mr. Chris Agabi has said that efficient transport industry will reduce unemployment in Nigeria. Agabi made this statement in a seminar organized by the association in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation, on Wednesday on: “Forging a Resilient Transportation Industry

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Nigerian Senate passes new Abduction Law, warns Kidnappers

-Stella Ukwuoma,Abuja   On Thursday, the Nigerian Senate passed a bill which criminalised forceful/wrongful detainment/restraint for ransom. The bill sponsored by Senator Isah Hamma Misau representing Bauchi Central approved death sentence for whoever engages in the act and a 30-year-jail term for anybody that colludes with an abductor. The bill, which had been referred

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INEC ROLLS OUT 2019 ELECTIONS TIMETABLE

-Stella Ukwuoma,Abuja   The electoral umpire in Nigeria has made public dates for 2019 General Elections. Professor Yakubu Mahmood, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disclosed this during a meeting with staff of the Commission including all Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) held at the electoral body Headquarters’ Conference Hall in Abuja on Thursday. According

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Uganda’s lawmakers fight each other over President Museveni’s plan to extend rule

ANIETIE UDOBIT,Agency Reports   Ugandan lawmakers fought over President Yoweri Museveni’s efforts to extend his rule. Museveni, 73, has held the seat for 31 years. Parliamentarians hurled chairs at each other and swung microphone stands like swords. Men were torn from the room by their blazers and women by their dresses. Some people

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