Simon Ekpa Using ESN To Defraud People, He’s Not Our Member – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has lashed out at Finland-based Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa. IPOB accused Ekpa of using the Eastern Security Network, ESN, to make money and defraud people. The group made the remark while distancing ESN from Ekpa, stressing that he’s not a registered unit member of the security outfit. Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, said it was wrong to describe Ekpa as the factional leader of the separatist group. “We have observed with dismay the deliberate moves of some compromised media houses and social media platforms to attribute Simon Ekpa to the membership of the noble family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). “For the purposes of clarity and emphasis, the said Simon Ekpa is not in any way a registered unit member of IPOB, nor is he connected to Eastern Security Network (ESN). “It is, therefore, imperative that media houses are appropriately guided to reflect this reality in their publications, henceforth. “Those referring to the said Ekpa as a factional leader of IPOB are either misguided, ill-informed or playing the script of DSS, who …

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Reps Meet CBN, NUC, Other Stakeholders Over Student Loan

There is an ongoing meeting in Abuja, between the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee On Student Loans and Access To Higher Education, the National Universities Commission (NUC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), students’ representatives and other stakeholders to discuss the student loan scheme. The student loan scheme is an initiative of the federal government which was signed into law months ago by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The incumbent administration had signed the loan bill into law to provide soft loans for students at tertiary institutions to undergo their studies. In his opening address at the meeting being held today, the committee chairman, Terser Ugbor, said they convened the Legislative Summit on Students Loans to gather more information from stakeholders in the education sector and other relevant bodies on the best approach and strategy to implement the Students Loans Scheme in Nigeria. He added that the committee would present its report to the House for legislative action on the proposed amendments to the Students Loans Act. “For emphasis, students loan is an important aspect of modern education financing around the world. …

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President Tinubu Should Avoid Any Military Intervention In Niger – CAN

President Bola Tinubu The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to avoid military intervention and instead focus on dialogue to restore democracy in Niger Republic. In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, the CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, said the proposed invasion would create enmity between Niger and Nigeria. Okoh said peaceful dialogue should be encouraged in order to create lasting peace in upholding democratic processes and respecting the sovereignty of nations. The CAN President also commended Tinubu and ECOWAS for their unwavering commitment to discouraging coups d’état and the forceful takeover of power. Okoh said, “We also applaud their commendable efforts in resolving the crisis currently faced by our neighbours in the Republic of Niger. “CAN fully recognizes the gravity of the situation in Niger and the importance of upholding democratic principles, peace, and stability within the West African region. We believe that the peaceful resolution of conflicts is vital for the progress and well-being of our nations and our people. “We applaud President …

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Police Impose Curfew As Gunmen ‘Kill’ Islamic Cleric In Gombe

An Islamic cleric identified as Ibrahim Albani, has been killed at his residence in Gobona, Tabra quarters, Gombe state by some suspected armed robbers. Confirming the incident to TheCable on Thursday, Mahid Abubakar, police spokesperson in the state, said the robbers invaded the residence of the Islamic scholar at about 3 am on Wednesday. Abubakar said the scholar was killed during an attempt to reveal the identity of one of the robbers who stabbed him with knives and a machete. “Yes, there was an incident of his murder but it was not bandits, it was a robbery attempt where four of them invaded his residence, covering their faces with masks,” he said. “In the process, they requested money and he refused to give them. “He told them he doesn’t have and made an attempt to uncover one of their masks to reveal the face of one of the robbers and in the process, the robbers used their knives and machetes on him which led to his death. “That was the Information we got from his wife. The incident occurred at 3 …

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Harry Kane Set For Bayern Munich Move After Tottenham Agree Deal

Tottenham has agreed a deal to allow Harry Kane, the England Captain, move to Bayern Munich. This is according to a report by Sky Sports. With the forward reported to be leaning towards sticking with Tottenham, Kane must now make a choice. The all-time leading scorer for Spurs will cost the German champions more than their previous transfer record. Kane, who is out of contract next summer, wanted his future resolved before Tottenham’s season-opening Premier League game at Brentford on Sunday, August 13. Although Kane had a whooping 30 Premier League goal season, it was a disappointing season with Spurs finishing eighth and missing out on European football. They haven’t won a trophy since 2008. Kane is set to play under Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy willing to sell the striker. Kane is Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer with 280 goals in 435 games and is 48 goals away from breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League record. There are also reports that he might leave Tottenham to join Bayern Munich.

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Military Invasion Of Niger Republic Still Possible – Presidency

Ajuri Ngelale The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has disclosed that the planned military intervention of Niger Republic is still a considered option until President Mohamed Bazoum is returned to power. Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Media and Publicity, made this known during an interview with Al Jazeera on Tuesday evening. The presidential spokesman said ECOWAS is determined to ensure that democratic rule returns to the West African country. Ngelale said the additional sanctions imposed on Niger by ECOWAS are proof that the commission is focused on a diplomatic approach before resorting to the use of force as a last option. He said: “Let us be clear, there has been a firm ultimatum that was based on a mandate that has been backed by ECOWAS protocols which have been in place for years, and the ECOWAS member heads of state will not back down from upholding the protocols as agreed by all member states. “We will be fully committed, as we have been throughout this process, to upholding the ECOWAS protocols with respect to …

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God Never Takes Something Away From Your Life Without Replacing It With Something Better- Comedian AY Makun Writes After House Fire

Comedian AY Makun has finally reacted after fire destroyed his mansion in Lekki, Lagos. He appreciated all who reached out to him and his family during the incident that happened last weekend. Recall that the fire outbreak wrecked his apartment, damaging so many of his belongings.  In a post shared on his Instagram page this morning, AY stated that God never takes something away from a person’s life without replacing it with something better. He also used the post to appreciate his wife, Mabel.  Posting their photos, he wrote; ‘’Pain can be temporary when you find yourself with the right partner to journey with. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. As we continue to walk through the journey of life together, we shall replace the lies of the enemies with the truth of God. One thing we know for sure is that God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better. Thanks to everyone of …

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Five Things To Know About Late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

The founding pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, Lagos, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, died recently. The church announced his death in a statement on Tuesday, saying the tragic incident happened in the United States on Monday. “The Fountain of Life Church Family, in total submission to the will of God Almighty, announces the passing unto greater glory of our Father, our Teacher, a great servant of the Most High God Pastor Daniel Taiwo Odukoya, Founding Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, who passed unto glory on the 7th of August 2023 in the USA. “We are in total submission to you LORD!!! We thank the Lord for the gift of a great leader,” the statement read. Below are five things to know about the late pastor. EARLY LIFE Pastor Taiwo Odukoya was born on 15 June 1956 in the city of Kaduna, Colonial Nigeria, where he was also raised. He had his primary and secondary education at Baptist Primary School, Kigo Road, Kaduna and St. Paul’s College (now known as Kufena College, Wusasa) Zaria respectively, before proceeding to the University …

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Inflation: Nigeria Not Doing Badly Compared With Other African Countries — CBN

Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria has said the country’s inflation rate is better compared to most African nations, according to The PUNCH. The acting Governor of the CBN, Folashodun Shonubi, stated this on Tuesday at the 2023 Zenith Bank International Trade Seminar. Shonubi, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Economic Policy at the CBN, Kingsley Obiorah, said there were several contributing factors to the global inflation rise. Obiorah, while shedding light on the theme, ‘Nigerian Non-Oil Export Industry. The Present, The Future,’ held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos; lamented the low growth rate in non-oil exports to Gross Domestic Product ratio. Obiorah said Nigeria’s inflation rate stood at 22.8 per cent, adding that the International Monetary Fund expected the country to have a growth moderation of 3.2 per cent in 2023. “Now, when you come down to Africa and neighbouring Ghana, At the last count inflation there is at 42.5 per cent. We have it at 31 per cent in Ethiopia and 36 per cent in Egypt. “So, in our dear country, we are …

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Strike Continues, Health Ministry Hasn’t Spoken To Us – Resident Doctors

According to a report by Daily Trust, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has explained that its indefinite strike continues, though the planned protest has been put on hold. NARD President, Dr Innocent Orji, said this in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, adding that the Federal Ministry of Health had not reached out to the association. NARD had commenced an indefinite strike on July 26 after a two-week ultimatum to the federal government for the implementation of all its demands elapsed. Its demands, among others, include immediate payment of the 2023 medical residency training fund (MRTF) and the immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement. The association also demanded payment of skipping arrears and upward review of consolidated medical salary structure (CONMESS) in line with full salary restoration to the 2014 value of CONMESS. The NARD President said, “Yes we put on hold the protest that was supposed to start this morning (Wednesday) but the strike is continuing. We will review again in 72 hours, that is the position of our national executive council. “We started …

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I’m Not In A Relationship With Beauty Tukura, She Wants Me But I Don’t – BBNaija’s Neo (Video)

Neo Akpofure, the BBNaija All-stars housemate, has clarified that he’s not in a relationship with his colleague, Beauty Tukura. He made the clarification during a recent chat with Tolanibaj. This followed revelations that Beauty and Neo were frequently spotted together in hotels and other public places. Also, Beauty’s friend, Doyin had claimed that the duo are actually in a relationship. She made the claim during a chat with Ilebaye as she urged her to avoid Neo. Also, Mercy Eke and Frodd confirmed this during a conversation. Debunking the claim, Neo Akpofure during a late night chat with Tolanibaj said that he is not in a relationship with Beauty Tukura. He revealed this after Tbaj asked if he is actually dating Miss Tukura. According to him, Beauty wants him but he doesn’t want her. Watch the video below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nechesblog2 (@nechesblog2)

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Group Drags Tinubu, ECOWAS, Others To Court Over Planned Invasion Of Niger Republic

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu  President Bola Tinubu has been dragged before the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice by an international group, Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA), over the planned military invasion of Niger Republic. The group in the suit instituted on its behalf by a Nigerian lawyer, Dr Oluwakayode Ajulo, is praying the regional court to invoke relevant ECOWAS treaties and international laws to stop the military invasion of Niger Republic being spearheaded by the Nigerian Government. The grouse of the civil group, among others, is that the planned military action or invasion will run foul of the obligations in the ECOWAS treaties and therefore amount to illegality. The suit marked ECW/CCJ/APP/3/23 emphasized categorically that ECOWAS treaties prohibit aggression among Member States. Apart from the Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA), other plaintiffs in the matter are a former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Internal Affairs (NIIA), Professor Bola Akinterinwa and a Nigerian Northern Region lawyer, Hamza Nuhu Dantani. The defendants are ECOWAS, Heads of ECOWAS Mission, the President of ECOWAS Mission, the Federal …

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Niger Republic: Inferiority Complex Is Pushing You To Use Force – Aisha Yesufu Slams President Tinubu

Aisha Yesufu Aisha Yesufu, a popular Nigerian activist, has taken a swipe at President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the planned military intervention in Niger Republic. Recall that Tinubu had sought the approval of the senate to take military actions after military junta overtook the embattled country. However, the lawmakers had refused to grant the president permission and advised on more diplomatic measures. Speaking on the situation, Yesufu condemned the president for his stringent measures. She argued that if the Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi were president and replicating such measures, he would have come under heavy criticism. She opined that Tinubu is suffering from inferiority complex, hence his need to always try and prove himself. According to her, “Imagine for a moment it was Peter Obi in office and he made a mess of the situation in Niger. The people whose voices would have been hoarse by now are quiet and blind to the immature handling of the whole situation. “#NotMyPresidentTinubu used to crude handling of those who oppose started with the last resort “Countries with military power to …

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Ministerial List: Senate May Re-Invite El-Rufai, Two Other Nominees – Adaramodu

The Senate spokesperson, Yemi Adaramodu, has made a new revelation. He revealed that they might re-invite the three ministerial nominees who have not been confirmed yet for re-screening. Adaramodu disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. The Red Chamber refused to confirm former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, Delta State nominee, Stella Okotete and Taraba State nominee, Abubakar Danladi, over security reasons. When asked whether the Senate would still confirm them, Adaramodu responded: “The question raised about them is an ongoing issue. “So, once the Senate is satisfied, definitely, if we need to invite them to the chamber for the re-confirmation and re-screening, then we’ll do that. “If security is not satisfied, the Senate cannot be satisfied. It depends on what security agencies and the person that nominates them say.” On Monday, the Senate approved and confirmed 45 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu after a voice vote. However, the lawmakers withheld the ministerial confirmation of El-Rufai and two others pending “security clearance”.

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Arewa Group Thanks Senate For ‘Stopping’ El-Rufai’s Ministerial Appointment

Nasir El-Rufai An Arewa Group, under the aegis of the Secure Nation Group, has applauded the Senate for not confirming the ministerial appointment of the immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. El-Rufai is among the three ministerial nominees that were not confirmed by the Senate during the screening of the 48 man-list forwarded to the National Assembly by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu days ago. Senate President Godswill Akpabio and his colleagues had on Monday confirmed 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees sent by President Tinubu. While commenting on the three left out, Akpabio said the three nominees not confirmed would be subjected to further security checks. He urged those not confirmed to take their matter to the President. Reacting to the development, which has generated a barrage of reactions, Secure Nation Group, in a statement signed on their behalf by Ahmed Lawal, Mabel B. Abraham, Mohammed S. Bashir, Kriss Allen and Godwin E. Emmanuel, accused the former governor of persecution. It said: “In every democratic dispensation, all citizens must be free to follow their conscience in matters …

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FIFA WWC: We’re Proud of You Despite Defeat to England – Peter Obi Tells Falcons

The Labour Party, LP, candidate in the February 25th presidential election, Peter Obi, has praised the Super Falcons even after they were knocked out of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup by England. England beat Nigeria after a penalty shootout. The former Anambra Governor also hailed the Nigerian Women’s Basketball team, D’Tigress for winning the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship for the fourth consecutive time as well as Rena Wakama who in the process became the first female coach to win the championship. On his Twitter handle, he wrote “I will like to congratulate our female National Basketball team, D’Tigress @DtigressNG who emerged as the champions of Africa for the fourth consecutive time in the 2023 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship. “We are proud of what they have accomplished and happy with the victory they brought to the nation.I appreciate them for their sacrifices and years of training which pushed them to victory. To the coach, Rena Wakama, who just etched her name in the books of history as the first female coach to win the competition since its inception in 1966, I …

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