Of Rodents, Roaches And Robbers

By Tunde Olusunle If the pace of the relocation of the seat of government since the formal proclamation of Abuja as the nation’s new federal capital was hitherto slow and sluggish, the events of Sunday April 22, 1990 accelerated the snail-paced process. Murtala Ramat Mohammed, an army general and Nigerian Head of State, had on February 4, 1976, promulgated a law, which decreed Abuja as the nation’s new federal capital. Lagos, which had since independence in 1960 served as the Nigerian capital, had become largely unsuitable with accentuating population, urban…

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Restructuring & Ban On Open Grazing: Southern States Legislatures Back Their Governors

Governors of Southern states of Nigeria during their recent meeting where they decided that enough was indeed enough with the lopsidedness in Nigeria As a follow up to the resolutions of the forum of Governors of Southern States of Nigeria the Southern States Legislatures, at the weekend also declared their support for the 17 governors’ resolution calling for restructuring and banning open grazing in Southern part of the country. The association of the Southern states lawmakers also threw its weight behind the southern governors’ call for national dialogue and respect…

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As President, I Didn’t Believe In Using Political Power To Punish People -Jonathan

Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was Nigeria’s President for about six years Former President Goodluck Jonathan said in Benin, Edo State on Sunday that he never believed in the use of temporary political office to punish people. “My belief, particularly when I joined politics is not to use a temporary privilege, a temporary position God has given to me to punish people,’’ he said. He was delivering an address at the 50th birthday celebration of Apostle Charles Osazuwa, President of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly when he made the submission.…

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Buhari Heads To Paris For African Finance Summit

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit. His departure was made known through tweeter on Sunday by his media managers who also attached pictures of the president’s departure. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, had in a statement at the weekend, said the summit will focus on reviewing the African economy following shocks from the coronavirus pandemic and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries. He added that…

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Nigeria Not Among Ranked Countries With The Most Cattle

SHAME of a nation as cattle compete for roads with motorists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja According to ranking of countries with the most cattle or the world cattle inventory in 2021 there are about one billion heads of cattle. Among the countries, India has the largest cattle inventory in the world in 2021 followed by Brazil and China. India’s cattle’s inventory was reported at 305.5 million head in 2021, accounting for roughly 30% of the world’s inventory. India, Brazil and China accounted for roughly 65% of the…

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Agric Loans: Emefiele, CBN Playing Games With The South East – Prof Ibe

Prof Gregory Ibe The Chancellor of Gregory University, Prof. Gregory Ibe has challenged the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele to publish the names of South-East people that have benefited from the CBN loans to develop their farm and other businesses. Prof. Ibe reacted to a recent press release issued by the central bank where the bank claimed that South Eastern people do not request for loans to develop their farming and other businesses. Describing the statement as blatant storytelling, Ibe stated that the Emefiele-led…

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Political Class And Conspiracy Of Silence

Dr. Muiz Banire The security situation in Nigeria has become wholly intractable. What started as an isolated case of insurgency in some parts of Borno State has become a national malaise rapidly expanding and threatening the fragile fabric of the nation called Nigeria. The human losses at present have befuddled our capacity to take records and there is hardly an accurate account of people already consumed by the violence of the men of the gun. Thousands of lives have been snuffed out by Boko Haram bombs and guns in the…

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‘We Must Defend Ourselves Or Die!’: The Principle Of Uti Possidetis Juris In International Law, Custom

By Obadiah Mailafia I read with interest the other day the unattributed submission of someone on the juridical doctrine of Uti Possidetis Juris. He essentially reduces the principle to the idea that any territory that you possess as a fait accompli by dint of sheer force is, ipso facto, yours by right of conquest. He used it as a basis to deliver a warning to the Yoruba and Ndigbo of the South that should their territories be overrun by the Fulani militias; the latter would get to keep such territories…

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IPOB Alleged Attack: Igbo Cannot Be Part Of Any Plot To Attack Lagos – Ohanaeze Assures Gov. Sanwo-Olu

Leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (right), Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador (Prof.) George Obiozor The Ohanaeze Ndigbo the apex body of Ndigbo has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to ignore the rumour that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were plotting to attack Lagos State. The body noted that it was a ploy to distract the State Governor and his administration from providing good governance for all residents of the State as the Igbo have a strong…

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DISCLAIMER: The Man Nigerian Army Arrested Not ESN Commander – IPOB Insists

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (right) and Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the alleged arrest of Eastern Security Network (ESN) Deputy Commander. The army had claimed it arrested the ESN Deputy Commander, Awurum Eze in Aba, Abia State. Kanu said the man that was arrested by the Nigerian Army was too old to be recruited into the ESN. Awurum’s arrest was disclosed by the Director of Army…

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