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Uncontrollable crisis looms in Nigeria without restructuring – Nwodo

By Henry UmoruABUJA – THE President General of apex Igbo organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has raised the alarm that uncontrollable crisis looms in Nigeria if the clamour for the restructuring of the country was not given what he described as a deserved and urgent attention. Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Speaking Friday in Abuja, at a live political program on African Independent Television AIT, the Ohaneze President said “unless we restructure this country, we will slide into an uncontrollable crisis.” Nwodo who noted that Nigeria has all the potentials of a world power given its growing population but stand to lose out if the right administrative structure was not given to her, said, ” Nigeria is a world power, but if it continues to be ...

Yoruba, northerners free to live, work in N’Delta – PANDEF

By Emma AmaizeWARRI – THE Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has declared Yoruba and northerners were free to live and engage in whatever lawful endeavor in any of the Niger Delta region without fear and molestation. Coordinating Secretary of PANDEF, Dr. Alfred Mulade, said this in statement, Friday, commending the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, CNDA, for vacating the quit notice issued to the Yoruba and northerners residing in the Niger Delta region and threat to destroy oil blocks owned by foreigners in the region. “PANDEF is delighted to note the patriotic act by CNDA to rescind its earlier decision to destroy oil and gas facilities and vacating the quit notice issued against the northerners and Yoruba in deference to the appeal by Chief Edwin Clark-led PANDEF. “By...

Spotify Hosting Playlist-Minded Concert Featuring Dizzee Rascal, Bugzy Malone

Spotify is bringing one of its most popular playlists in the U.K. to the live stage. The music streaming service announced on Friday the launch of Who We Be, taking place Nov. 30 at London’s Alexandra Palace and featuring hip-hop and grime artists Bugzy Malone, Cardi B, Dizzee Rascal, Giggs, J Hus and Stefflon Don. The concert, a collaboration with promoter SJM Concerts, is being touted as Spotify’s first-ever concert in the U.K. and follows fresh on the heels of Apple’s decision to discontinue its Apple Music Festival after ten years. The Who We Be playlist has more than 140,000 followers and currently is top-loaded with artists scheduled to appear at the show (see below). “Spotify has worked tirelessly to support British talent over the last year, and we’re proud ...

Breaking: Nigerian Army to begin exercise Python Dance II in South East

By Anthony Ogbonna The Nigerian Army, Friday, said it would commence its second phase of Exercise PYTHON DANCE, tagged Python Dance II, otherwise known as EGWU EKE II, in the South Eastern part of Nigeria, comprising states such as Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, from Friday 15 September to Saturday 14 October 2017. Army It said the Exercise Python Dance II “is conceptualised to transit into real time operations…against violent criminals and agitators when called upon.” A statement signed on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, by the Army Chief of Training and Operations, said the conduct of the exercise Python Dance II in the South East states has become even more expedient due to the “mindless assassinations (even in reli...

Thousands of youths storm Abuja to pray for Buhari, unity of Nigeria

….challenge leaders not to live today, tomorrow By Caleb Ayansina ABUJA – THOUSANDS of Nigerian youths, Friday, stormed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to pray for the National unity, Security and well-being of the Nigeria’s Economy, as well as the health of President Muhammad Buhari. President Buhari The 3-Day fasting and prayer at the Eagle Square, Abuja, witnessed the influx of clegy men, both from the Muslim and Christian faith across the country with prayer for leaders: President, Vice President, Legislature, Judiciary, State Governors, Service Chiefs, among others. They said it was so unfortunate that the older generation agreed that they (youth) are the future leaders, but some elders were currently living today and tomorrow which rightly belongs to their ch...

We are not recruiting, NSCDC debunks remours

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dispelled rumours that the Corps was “recruiting underground” and carrying out replacement exercise. The Corps Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, said this in a statement in Abuja. Okeh said the Commandant-General (CG) of the Corps, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, had urged  job seekers and the general public to disregard the rumour. NSCDC Muhammadu said the false information was a gimmick being peddled by fraudsters to defraud unsuspecting applicants of their hard earned money. He noted that a number of unemployed Nigerian youths had shown interest in enlisting in the Corps. “And this has attracted some dubious individuals who have resorted to spreading false news and sending text messages to them on non-existi...

Why ATM malfunctions – Expert

An economic expert, Prof. Uche Uwaleke, has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to remove old and dirty notes from circulation. Uwaleke, an Associate Professor of Banking at the Nasarawa State University, said such notes were causing constant malfunctioning of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), especially during pressure periods. He said this in an interview on Sunday in Abuja. NAN had reported in a national survey on challenges faced by bank customers in cash withdrawal at festive periods, that hundreds of Nigerians complained of machine failure, slowness and long queues. These happened at a time when people were eager to withdraw their savings to celebrate, many of them left frustrated due to the challenges. Many of the banks in some states do not have enough ...

Are You A One Minute Man? Dont Wait Till Your Wife Cheats On You. Get A Permanent Solution Today.

My Wife Was Gone For Good… I cant completely blame her for cheating on me..If I had satisfied her sexually am sure she wouldn’t have any reason to cheat….her departure led me to the solution to my predicament! I hail from ‘a certain village’ in Njaba LGA of Imo state where it’s a gruesome taboo for a man to sleep with a duly married wife who cheated on him for any reason. Our forefathers made it so, probably out of jealousy and to protect their wives. Over the years, strong men of God have tried to break that age long nonsense to no avail. Any indigene of my village who tries to sleep with a cheating wife dies mysteriously within the next Afor market day – no two ways about it. Stories abound of some men from my village, who lived abroad and think they can get away wit...

Unlocking the likes of Osinbajo

UNTIL  the current coming of Yemi Osinbajo as Nigeria’s Vice-President, the man was holed in the medieval age of our history. Professor Osinbajo is the father of modern day bureaucratic jurisprudence of Lagos State. He was discovered by Bola Tinubu. He went on to become the state’s first Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General in the Third Republic in 1999. The Presidency host Eid al-adha lunch at the Banquet hall, State House, Abuja Sunday He undertook notable reforms in grassroots judicature and in court room procedures. Through his prudent counsel coupled with Tinubu’s own smart politics, Lagos successfully launched the historic creation of 37 local councils and floored the mighty federal resistance of Olusegun Obasanjo’s government. The councils have come to stay due to the firm ...

Osinbajo, Atiku, Clark, others eulogises Maitama Sule

By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA—THE Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and Chief E. K. Clark were among eminent Nigerians that called for an end to hate speech by politicians and agitators. They spoke in Abuja yesterday, at the presentation of a book, Genius Orator, authored by Professor Chike Okolocha, on Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, UN, late Yusuf Maitama Sule, who died two months ago. Maitama Sule In his remarks at the event, Professor Osinbajo said: “In recent times, there have been efforts by some politicians to divide the great people of Nigeria.” In his remarks at the event, Professor Osinbajo said Maitama Sule, who held the traditional title of Dan Masani Kano, was an exceptional character ...

IPOB: Biafra security service trainer ‘Ebeje Nnamdi’ arrested in Anambra

A 26-year-old alleged army deserter, Ebeje Nnamdi, suspected to be the trainer of members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been arrested by Police in Anambra. Nnamdi was arrested alongside three others for their alleged involvement in armed robbery in Iyi Oji area of Anambra on Wednesday. Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra Secret Service The Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Garba Umar, presented the suspects to newsmen on Thursday at the police command headquarters in Amawbia, near Awka. The police also arrested 22 suspected cult members who were allegedly conducting their initiation ceremony in a bush. Umar said the police recovered 336 rounds of 7.22x39mm, AK-47 live ammunition from the alleged (IPOB) members and their trainer. “Police equally recovered three empty...

And Prince Babatunde Ajayi is new Akarigbo of Remoland

By Daud Olatunji MANY people in Ogun State and the Yoruba nation in general, were caught unawares when the news of the emergence of new Akarigbo of Remoland filtered into the town. The surprise was anchored on the fact that some members of the Torungbuwa ruling house have taken other members to the court over the choice of the candidate of the family. Vanguard learned that the aggrieved members of the ruling house who alleged that they were being sidelined took the matter to the court but were persuaded to settle the case out of court. Further findings showed that all the interested parties and candidates were given a level playing ground to test their luck. And indeed no fewer than 19 candidates contested for the stool of Akarigbo of Remoland; and eventually, the winn...