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UMUAHIA — Abia State High Court presided over by Justice Benson Anya has ordered the Nigerian government to pay the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the sum of N1 Billion over infringement of his fundamental rights. According to the court the damages to be paid to Kanu were for the invasion of his house. The judge stated that the defence counsel did little or nothing to defend the evidence...

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ENUGU — Residents in Enugu have heaved a sigh of relief as the earlier warned 4 days sit-at-home order was shortened to three days given the Federal High Court adjournment of court proceedings on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to Wednesday 16th February 2022. Like cats crawling out of holes, many were still afraid of stepping out of their homes out of fear at the early hours of Thursday. But by mid-day, more vehicles were seen on...

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UMUAHIA — A High Court sitting in Abia State has ordered the Federal Government to pay the sum of N1 billion to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as well as tender him an apology. The embattling leader of the IPOB had approached the Court to demand N5 billion over the invasion of his father’s house by the military on September 10, 2017. According to Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ajimakor,...

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ENUGU — The bloody destruction of properties on the 10th of January, 2022 in Enugu state and other states in the South East of Nigeria set the stage for compliance level today Monday 17th of January. In Enugu, economic activities were completely grounded and roads deserted, all schools and offices were completely shut down as no one wants to be a scapegoat in the hands of the unknown gunmen. Sadly, a repeat of this scenario...

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“Social change is political by its very nature and you cannot make social change without politics. ” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu The Endsars movement is now making its second strategic and fundamental error, which will ultimately result in the group gaining almost nothing from its struggle. The first error was its demand for too much sudden change at the same time and now, it is making its second costly error, though, for the most part, it is...

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Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, says secessionist groups should consider a dialogue with the government to promote peace and unity in Nigeria. According to him, splitting the country into independent nations is not the solution to the challenges. The governor made this plea to the group on Saturday at a public lecture to mark the 21st anniversary of the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies. He advised that secessionist groups be summoned for dialogue and convinced...

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LAGOS — The Lagos judicial panel has accused the state government of trying to avoid its responsibility by noting computer errors in the #EndSARS report. This statement was a reaction to the state government’s white paper released last week Following the release of the panel report which confirmed the shooting of armless protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in October 2020, the Lagos government released the White Paper. A report that dismissed some of the findings...

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LAGOS — Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has said the leak of the unauthorised version of the report reopened a deep wound and generated much tension. The governor said this during a press conference on Tuesday. This is the first time the governor is commenting on the report of the Lagos judicial panel on police brutality. The report of the panel was leaked shortly after it was submitted to the Lagos state government on...

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LAGOS — Moyosore Onigbanjo, attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Lagos has said the report presented by the judicial panel is filled with many contradictions. According to him, these contradictions make the report on police brutality findings unreliable. On November 15, the panel had submitted two reports. One on cases of police brutality and another on the Lekki shooting incident. The panel had listed nine fatalities from the shooting at the Lekki tollgate on October...

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“It is a disaster that someone who is ready to use government paraphernalia to attempt to intimidate and force a narrative down the throat of Nigerians” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu Nigeria’s Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has continued unabated with his single narrative that no one was killed at the Lekki Tollgate scandalous event over a year ago, during the endsars protest. Only a few months ago, Mr. Lai was threatening CNN for the effrontery to...

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