Ooni of Ife visits Buhari, warns against anarchy

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunlesi has raised the alarm over the security challenges in the country, declaring that the southwest does not want war.  Oba Ogunlusi made this known at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the statehouse on Thursday, ChannelsTV reports. Speaking on behalf of other traditional leaders in the region, he noted that the challenge in the southwestern part of the country was real as most rural communities have been occupied by strange people. The Ooni reiterated that the traditional leaders were worried and prepared…

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Exposed: We Killed NBA Chairman For Cornering N18 Million — Internet Fraudsters

A gang of suspected internet fraudsters has told the Nigeria Police Force why they killed Emmanuel Agundu, a Nigerian Bar Association chairman in Enugu.  The suspect gave details when they were paraded alongside other criminal suspects, by the Enugu State Police Command, according to Punch. Kenechukwu Eze, a 39-year-old native of Amoli Edem in the Nsukka Local Government Area of the state, said Agundu was killed for withholding N18 million, the proceed of an internet scam which was paid into his account. Agundu, who was the Udenu Local Government Chairman…

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Nobody hated herdsmen until they began to kill, says CAN president

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to call its members who are violent to order. According to NAN, Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He said herdsmen cannot regain the trust and respect of Nigerians until they stop being violent. He said violent herdsmen created enemies for themselves, saying people had been coexisting peacefully with them for many years in various communities. Ayokunle explained that nobody hated the Fulani…

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Panic: as gunmen abduct expatriate in Akwa Ibom, kill two soldiers

Gunmen have killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate in Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The expatriate engineer working with Al Madal construction company was inspecting the construction of Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun road when the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon. Friday Idiok, a witness, told reporters that the soldiers were killed along Idim Okpok mini bridge in Inen Ekeffe the boundary village between Oruk Anam and Ukanafun. Idiok said after killing the soldiers, the gunmen whisked the engineer away immediately. “There…

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We don’t need any foreign airline to establish a new national carrier – Onyema

Allen Onyema, the chairman of Air Peace, says Nigeria does not need the assistance of any foreign airline to establish a new national carrier. Onyema made this statement while speaking at the 23rd annual conference of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) on Wednesday in Ikeja. He said the recent claim by Ethiopian Airlines that it was in talks with the federal government to establish an airline in Nigeria was an affront to the country. The federal government had suspended plans to launch a national carrier in 2018.…

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El-Zakzaky: Court adjourns application for medical trip abroad to July 29

Darius Khobo, presiding judge of the Kaduna state high court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing on the motion for an application by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky to seek medical attention in India. Khobo adjourned the hearing till July 29 following request by the prosecution counsel to be given time to study the defence counsel’s response to the application. El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among others. The Shi’ite leader has been…

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INEC appears in court with documents requested by PDP, complies with court order

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made available, documents the presidential election petitions tribunal ordered it to produce for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). On Wednesday, Chris Uche, PDP counsel, asked the tribunal led by Mohammed Garba to assist in getting the documents from INEC. He had complained that Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, and the Zamfara resident electoral commissioner (REC) failed to honour subpoena served on them. Thereafter, the tribunal ordered chairman of the electoral commission and the Zamfara REC to provide the documents sought by the petitioners on…

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