‘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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Femi Falana Lauds Southern Governors, Wants Ban On Open Grazing Legalised

Ever vociferous Legal luminary, Femi Falana SAN Following the meeting of the Southern Governors Forum, which held in Asaba the Delta State capital, Femi Falana, SAN, has commended the forum for banning open grazing in the 17 southern states of the country. The fearless lawyer and one of the few outspoken individuals in Nigeria who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, however, urged the governors to move to the next stage, which is to legalise the ban on open grazing to ensure prosecution of offenders.…

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Embattled Imo Governor, Uzodimma Dissolves Cabinet, Sacks 20 Commissioners

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has dissolved his 28- member cabinet but retained eight commissioners. It is the first major cabinet reshuffle since he assumed office on January 15, 2020. Recall that the governor has faced all manners of challenges since he was imposed on Imo State people through the controversial judgement of the Supreme Court having come distant fourth in the governorship election, which Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won. Ever since the state, which used to be one…

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Restructuring: 17 Southern Governors Ban Open Grazing, Wants Buhari To Address Lopsided Appointments

The governors in a group photograph at the meeting in Asaba, Delta State After their long overdue meeting, which held in Asaba the Delta State capital, the 17 governors in the Southern part of the country, under the aegis of the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum have banned open grazing of cattle across states in their region. The Governors also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the state of insecurity in the nation and address other key issues that may lead to the breakup of Nigeria if the…

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FG Not Planning To Slash Salaries Says APC

The ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, has discredited the allegation by Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to slash salaries of civil servants in the country. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), discredited the allegation in a statement.The PDP, had said in a statement by its spokesman, alleged that it got intelligence report that the Federal Government is planning to slash salaries of workers because of…

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2023: Bola Tinubu And The Cost Of Political Miscalculation

Bola Tinubu (left) with President Muhammadu Buhari whom he wants to succeed as president come 2023 if Nigeria remains united then “Truth Is Gradually Setting In. Hate Is What Brought This Calamity On Nigerians.” By Sanusi Muhammad The godfather of Lagos politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in 2015 led the South-West into an alliance with the North to birth the All Progressive Alliance (APC). His decision, evidently, was informed by the expectation that the two geopolitical regions will share power, invariably to the exclusion of the Eastern bloc. And ultimately…

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United Kingdom Parliament Nervous About Escalating Insecurity In Nigeria

Apparently piqued by the escalating insecurity challenges in Nigeria where life has become brutish, the United Kingdom’s (UK) parliament, the House of Commons, held consistent debates between April 12 and 22 over the continued abductions of students and the sustained attacks by Boko Haram’s insurgents. The debate of the lawmakers in the UK centred around understanding the situation in Nigeria and subsequently providing assistance to her government. For example, on April 12, lawmaker Jim Shannon, the Democratic Unionist Party MP for Strangford, sought to find out what discussions the UK…

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Igbo Presidency 2023: Finally, Ohanaeze Responds To El-Rufai’s Attack On The Igbo

At long last, the Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze NdiIgbo has responded to the unfortunate comments made by the Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, who was quoted to have said that Igbos will not produce the next president of the country in 2023. Reacting to the statement the Secretary General of Ohanaeze NdiIgbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro described El-Rufai’s statement as ‘idiotic and laughable.’ According to him, Nigerians are aware of his El-Rufai’s activities as the “Idi Amin” of the north, whose interest is against the collective interest of the north.…

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