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Five feared dead as suspected soldiers attack Kanu’s home

By Vincent UjumaduAwka – THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, said Sunday night that five people were feared dead and about 30 others injured when gunmen suspected to be soldiers allegedly attacked the country home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful told Vanguard that the attackers wore army and police uniforms and drove into the palace of the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, who is the father of Nnamdi and started shooting people. He said in a statement: “We did not clash with anybody or group. The attackers wore Nigerian soldiers and Nigeria Police uniforms and came to kill our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his compound at Afaraukwu, Umuahia and started shooting sporadical...

Photos: Protest against separation, restructuring of Nigeria

Pictures of activists burning coffin in Lagos to express dissatisfaction with the call for Nigeria’s separation and restructuring. Pictures of activists burning coffin in Lagos to express dissatisfaction on call for Nigeria’s separation and restructuring Pictures of activists burning coffin in Lagos to express dissatisfaction on call for Nigeria’s separation and restructuring Pictures of activists burning coffin in Lagos to express dissatisfaction on call for Nigeria’s separation and restructuring

Clement: Swansea lacked basics against Newcastle

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Immobile hat-trick as Lazio sink Milan

Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio stunned AC Milan 4-1 in Serie A, while city rivals Inter joined Juventus at the top with a 2-0 win over SPAL on Sunday. Lazio’s forward from Italy Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs AC Milan on September 10, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. / AFP PHOTO Luciano Spalletti’s Inter were too strong for promoted SPAL in the San Siro and joined Juventus on maximum nine points after the champions beat Chievo 3-0 on Saturday. Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio ran riot over the Chinese-owned Milan with an on-fire Immobile scoring three goals in the space of 10 minutes, including a penalty, in a match delayed for an hour due to torrential rain in the capital. Riccardo Montoli...

Operation Python Dance a Jihad on Biafra land –IPOB

By Vincent UjumaduAwka- THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Sunday, reacted to the decision of the Nigerian Army to set up another military exercise in the South East code named ‘Operation Python Dance 11’, describing the move as a Jihad on the innocent people of Biafra. Though the Nigerian Army announced weekend that the exercise was aimed at fighting crime in the area, IPOB, in a statement signed by its director of media and publicity, Comrade Emma Powerful urged the Chief of Army Staff, General Buratai to take back the armoured tanks being assembled in the Biafra land to the war fronts in the North where the armoured tanks were needed because IPOB was not fighting any war in the East. The statement said: “We wish to alert humanity about the silent Jihad war being unleashed on peacefu...

Breaking(Video): Nigerian army invade Kanu’s home, allegedly shoot IPOB supporter

By Anthony Ogbonna Barely 24 hours after the Nigerian army said it would begin its second phase of Operation Python Dance II in the South Eastern states, video shows soldiers in armoured tank and some patrol vans allegedly invade the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu while some IPOB supporters tried to resist them. Biafra supporters and Nigerian army The video also shows one of the IPOB supporters who was shot as the military personnel kept shooting live bullets to disperse the irate youths. What do you say? Type your comments below:

Swansea 0-1 Newcastle: Paul Clement unhappy with Swans display

Swansea boss Paul Clement says his side did not perform to the level he expects in a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle at the Liberty Stadium. MATCH REPORT: Swansea 0-1 Newcastle Watch highlights on Match of the Day 2, Sunday 10 September, 22.30 BST on BBC One, the BBC Sport app and website.

Tour of Britain: Lars Boom wins race as Edvald Boasson Hagen takes stage eight

Lotto Jumbo rider Lars Boom won his first Tour of Britain title in 2011 Lars Boom won his second Tour of Britain title as Edvald Boasson Hagen claimed the final stage in Cardiff. Norwegian Boasson Hagen, who rides for Team Dimension Data, broke away with three kilometres remaining in the 180km eighth stage from Worcester. Dutchman Boom, of Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, finished in the peloton to win by eight seconds from Boasson Hagen, who moved ahead of Switzerland’s Stefan Kung. Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas was the highest-placed Briton in seventh. “It feels good to finally get this victory. We had a plan from the beginning of the day for me to try to attack with two or three kilometers to go,” Boasson Hagen said after the race. His team-mate Mark Cavendish, in his first race...

Olympic champion Mills has ‘small brain bleed’ while preparing for Worlds

Hannah Mills posted this picture of herself after the incident Olympic champion Hannah Mills has suffered a “small brain bleed” and broken nose before the J/70 World Championships in Sardinia. The 29-year-old was forced to spend a night in hospital in Italy and was waiting to be discharged following the results of another CT scan. “Not quite the start we were looking for out in Sardinia for the J/70 Worlds! A boom to the nose caused a fairly scary few hours in an Italian hospital with a whole heap of blood,” Mills wrote on her Facebook page. “A fractured nose and a small brain bleed kept me in overnight. Just waiting another CT scan result to hopefully get the all clear and get out of here!” The 29-year-old is part of the only all-female crew in the 175-...

Lascelles heads Newcastle winner at Swansea

Jamaal Lascelles’ goal was his first of the season Newcastle United earned a second successive Premier League win as captain Jamaal Lascelles proved their match-winner in attack and defence at Swansea City. A soporific first half was enlivened by a flurry of late chances at both ends and a failed Newcastle appeal for a penalty after Mikel Merino appeared to dive under pressure from Alfie Mawson. Tammy Abraham was a whisker away from giving Swansea the lead but, after he rounded visiting goalkeeper Rob Elliot, his shot was superbly cleared off the line by Lascelles. The Newcastle centre-back then rose highest from a Matt Ritchie corner to score the game’s only goal with a thumping header. A first away win in the Premier League since 2015 sees the Magpies climb up to 10th in the ...

Lobato puts SKC up after Crew defensive lapse

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AFAC 2017: I am impressed by the creativity of our people — Lai Mohammed

By OSA AMADI The Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has awarded high marks to Nigerians for their creativity. The high marks came at the on-going African Arts & Craft exhibition on Friday, after the minister toured the AFAC pavilion in the company of Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, head of Service of the Federation; Mrs. Grace Isu-Igekpe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Culture, and other dignitaries. L-R: Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Hon. Minister of Information & Culture; Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, head of Service of the Federation; and Mrs. Grace Isu-Igekpe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Culture, at the Abuja Arts & Crafts Village Speaking to journalists at the pavilion, Alhaji Lai Mohamm...