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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nzuko Umunna Collects Signatures in Petition Against Quit Notice to Igbo

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nzuko Umunna Collects Signatures in Petition Against Quit Notice to Igbo

Coordinator of Nzuko Umunna, Ngozi Odumuko, said the petition has become necessary as no concrete steps seem to have been taken so far by concerned authorities to tame the growing socio-political conflagration which is capable of consuming everybody irrespective of ethnic background or political affiliation.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Oby Ezekwesili to Nigerians: ‘Disrupt the Status Quo’ Or Nigeria Would End Up Like Rwanda Because of Our Political, Economic Crisis

NIGERIA POLITICS: Oby Ezekwesili to Nigerians: ‘Disrupt the Status Quo’ Or Nigeria Would End Up Like Rwanda Because of Our Political, Economic Crisis

Former Minister of Education and Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili said, “For Nigeria to survive, it must overthrow the existing order especially the 57-year-old political class and entrenched pattern. We can’t continue to allow a few people who have hijacked our government to decide our fate, the citizens must rise to disrupt the status quo. A well constituted non-partisan group of intellectuals must help Nigeria fight this war because it cannot be a war fought without knowledge. We need a conversation of economic structure, inequality and governance that comes from the people. Its time to interrogate the dreams of the founding fathers, we must think differently. How long will it take for Nigeria to lift 100 million out of poverty when China used only 30 years to lift 700 million out of poverty. Its time for the citizens to organise a collective action that can produce results. Today, our literacy level is still 59 per cent while Rwanda has progressed to 72 per cent within two decades since the genocide.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: I Don’t Know Who’s Paying for Buhari’s Treatment: Femi Adesina

NIGERIA POLITICS: I Don’t Know Who’s Paying for Buhari’s Treatment: Femi Adesina

Channels Television, Seun Okinbaloye, anchor of the programme, asked Adesina, “Who is paying for the president’s treatment?”

“Does it matter at this point?” The presidential spokesman Femi Adesina asked, to which Okinbaloye fired back: “We need to know, he is our president. He is a public official. This shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy.”

“Nigeria is taking care of the bill?” Okinbaloye asked, and Adesina responded, “Most likely. I don not know for sure.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: I Can’t Forfeit What’s Not Mine… EFCC Making Uproven Claims Against Me: Diezani Alison-Madueke

NIGERIA POLITICS: I Can’t Forfeit What’s Not Mine… EFCC Making Uproven Claims Against Me: Diezani Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke wrote: “I am deeply disturbed and bewildered by recent media reports claiming that by virtue of an order of the federal high court, I have forfeited to the federal government the sum of $153.3m, which I purportedly stole from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).”

“Whilst the reasons for my being out of the country are public knowledge, the principle of fair hearing demands that I should have been notified of formal charges if truly there was a prima facie evidence or indictment against my person linking me with the said issue, so as to ensure that I had adequate legal representation.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Goodluck Jonathan And The Ostrich Game

NIGERIA POLITICS: Goodluck Jonathan And The Ostrich Game

Goodluck Jonathan should spare what remains of his saliva and throw his hat into the ring if he and what remains of PDP believes in the lies they regurgitate to themselves that he did well in power. Let the PDP simply exhume Goodluck Jonathan and present him to Nigerians on its 2019 ticket as the best they have for the presidency on the mantra that he did so well for the six years he was here and let Nigerians vote, if in real terms they have forgotten the lessons of March 28, 2015.

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AFRICA POLITICS: BBC to Africa: Why Do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe Go to Hospital Abroad?

AFRICA POLITICS: BBC to Africa: Why Do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe Go to Hospital Abroad?

The BBC report said that ‘Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, is the first among equals’ of those who have spent time abroad seeking medical treatment and that Buhari apparently lacked faith in Nigeria’s health systems. The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common – an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: #ResumeOrResign Protests and the Necessity of Truth

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: #ResumeOrResign Protests and the Necessity of Truth

Nigeria is too complex even for a fully fit president to lead not to talk of an absentee and unfit one. Little wonder we now have a more ferocious resurgence of the Boko Haram onslaught that has led to the killing of innocent people including oil explorers, University staff, fishermen, and the sacking of whole villages.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Army Raids United Nations Compound in City at Centre of Boko Haram Conflict

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Army Raids United Nations Compound in City at Centre of Boko Haram Conflict

Samantha Newport, a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said, “Members of the Nigerian security forces entered a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri … without authorisation. The security forces, who arrived at about 5 a.m., “carried out a search of the camp and left at about 0800 hours.

The UN’s top representative in Nigeria, the humanitarian coordinator, is communicating with the government about the incident.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Most Popular Political Stories Today

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Most Popular Political Stories Today

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned a song said to be wishing the Igbo dead, warning that it shouldn’t be taken lightly. “I am disturbed about the news of a song celebrating hatred against a particular Nigerian ethnic group.”

“Given that a similar song is what ignited the Rwandan Genocide, as a nation, we must not take these reports lightly. I urge the security services to do their utmost to nip this wickedness in the bud. As I have said previously, we must understand and accept that all Nigerians are brothers and sisters born from the womb of one Nigeria. May this be uppermost in our minds as we pray that God may bless Nigeria.” – Goodluck Jonathan wrote.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Now That Restructure Is Dead,  Separation Remains Only Option For Yoruba

NIGERIA POLITICS: Now That Restructure Is Dead, Separation Remains Only Option For Yoruba

The central quality in Yoruba’s life is pain – pain so old and deep that it shows in almost every moment of our existence. Separation remains the only viable and realistic option for Yoruba. All peoples have the right to self-determination.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Another Northern Messenger From Hell

NIGERIA POLITICS: Another Northern Messenger From Hell

Igbo must take a quick and urgent decision on this. Enough should be enough and if Igbo refuse to cage this monster, they should be ready to pay for their complacency. Are we pretending that by denying the truth or feeling that others don’t know the root cause of this madness, we will evade the recompense for Nnamdi Kanu’s crass irresponsibility?

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Re: Now that PDP is Back …

NIGERIA POLITICS: Re: Now that PDP is Back …

Again, the postulation that PDP’s victory in the bye-election was as a result of Candidate Hussain’s imposition is a lie straight from Dante’s inferno!

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 43 People Charged Because of Homosexual Acts

NIGERIA POLITICS: 43 People Charged Because of Homosexual Acts

Homosexuality is taboo in many socially conservative African societies where some religious groups have branded it a corrupting Western import.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Arewa Youths Hold Meeting Over Quit Notice

NIGERIA POLITICS: Arewa Youths Hold Meeting Over Quit Notice

President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Shettima Yarima said: “If you believed in Nigeria stay in Nigeria but if you believed in Biafra please go back to your region where you are building your Biafra and do your Biafra.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP Lagos and the Never Ending Crisis

NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP Lagos and the Never Ending Crisis

The recent Supreme Court judgement that authenticated Senator Ahmed Makarfi as National Chairman of the party, rather than douse the crisis within the PDP party, seems to have escalated the feud.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Senators’ Immunity: Another Futile Flight of Folly by Saraki’s National Assembly

NIGERIA POLITICS: Senators’ Immunity: Another Futile Flight of Folly by Saraki’s National Assembly

With a unanimous vote last week, members of the Saraki senate voted to grant immunity to themselves in a clearly unpopular move that runs against the expressed opinions of Nigerians. The voting to grant immunity to themselves was one of the highlights of the voting to amend the present constitution.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: You Don’t Need N700 Million House in Abuja Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

NIGERIA POLITICS: You Don’t Need N700 Million House in Abuja Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

The real question is whether Sultan Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III really needs a house in Abuja and whether it makes common sense for the Sokoto state government to shell out a whopping N700 million for that purpose.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Deadline! 1 November Peace Talks Ends If Demands Not Met: Niger Delta Leaders

NIGERIA POLITICS: Deadline! 1 November Peace Talks Ends If Demands Not Met: Niger Delta Leaders

“If, at the expiration of the November 1, 2017 ultimatum, the Federal Government fails and or refuses to accede to these lawful and legitimate demands of the Niger Delta people, PANDEF may consider pulling out of the ongoing peace process in the Niger Delta,” Clark said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Boko Haram, Not IPOB, is the Threat to Nigeria’s Security, Igbo Group Fires Back at Arewa Youth

NIGERIA POLITICS: Boko Haram, Not IPOB, is the Threat to Nigeria’s Security, Igbo Group Fires Back at Arewa Youth

IRA, has replied the Arewa Youth Assembly, who called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for what it termed “threat to national security”.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 3 Kidnapped Oil Survey Team Members Video Issued By Boko Haram

NIGERIA POLITICS: 3 Kidnapped Oil Survey Team Members Video Issued By Boko Haram

Boko Haram members released a video on Saturday that shows three kidnapped members of an oil exploration team in northeastern Nigeria, one of whom asks the government to reduce the use of force against the jihadists.

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