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Biafra rally observed in 76 countries, IPOB claims

….Congratulates Biafrans for total compliance to sit-at-home order From: Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Tuesday, claimed over 76 countries observed and participated in the peaceful march to remember fallen heroes of Biafra, who died during the civil war in 1967 and 1970 and others who died in the struggle. […]

Opinion: Life as a Nigerian: The dark side

Japheth Omojuwa At the receiving end of all that happens or does not happen to Nigeria is the average Nigerian. It is a tough job to be a Nigerian. Things you ought to take for granted as a bonafide human being are deemed special, and abnormal realities have become so normalised we even at times […]

Gunmen Kidnap House of Rep Member on Abuja-Kaduna Road

– A member of the House of Representatives Hon. Garba Durbunde has been abducted. Durbunde who is representing Sumaila/Takai Federal constituency of Kano State, North West Nigeria was reportedly abducted Tuesday along Kaduna-Jere Road while travelling from Abuja to Kano. The abductors are said to have contacted the Lawmaker’s family. Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of […]

Normalcy returns to Calabar after Navy, police clash

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Normalcy has returned to Calabar, the Cross Rivers State capital  after a clash between Navy and the Nigerian police in a part of the city on Tuesday. Addressing journalists after an Emergency State Security Council Meeting in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade, urged the citizenry to go about their legitimate businesses. Ayade said, […]

Ojukwu’s 1967 speech that called for secession of Biafra

Late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Exactly a day like today, 30 May 1967, Lieutenant-Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the then Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria declared the sovereign state of Biafra in a speech that got Ndigbo fighting for self independence from Nigeria. For three years, the defunct Country, Biafra, fought Nigeria in a civil war that […]

Kano: Woman sets husband, self ablaze weeks after wedding

Tragedy struck in the ancient city of Kano on Monday when a newly wedded woman set her husband and herself ablaze in Kano over alleged infidelity. The woman was said to have lit a petrol keg in their No 54 Middle Road residence in the Sabon Gari area of the city, which exploded, engulfing herself […]

Australia Plans Passport Ban for Convicted Pedophiles

Australia will introduce tough new laws in an attempt to crack down on child sex tourism in what the government has described as a “world first.” In a statement, the Australian government said the new rules would ensure child sex offenders cannot travel “to vulnerable countries where they are out of sight and reach of […]

Mrs Buhari Departs Nigeria to Visit Husband in London

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has left Nigeria for London, United Kingdom, to visit her husband who has been sick and flown out of Nigeria since May 7. According to a statement by her spokesperson, Bisi Olumide-Ajayi, the President’s wife thanked Nigerians who have been praying for her husband’s quick recovery. The […]

Coroner says drug overdose killed Adeleke, wants nurse tried

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The coroner’s inquest set up by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has revealed that the former governor died of drug overdose coupled with aspiration of gastric content. The coroner, who is a chief magistrate in the Osun State Judiciary, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, said this […]

Deserted streets as sit-at-home protest begins in Nnewi, other towns

  Videos showing deserted markets and roads in the eastern part of Nigeria have emerged. A sit-at-home call was made by pro-Biafra groups, the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The groups had on Monday morning staged a procession in Owerri, the Imo State […]

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