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LAGOS — The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged leaders in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace the rule of law and democratic ideals to forestall political unrest. Dr. Chinyere Almona, Director-General, LCCI, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. She spoke against the backdrop of the one-year anniversary of #EndSARS protests which impacted negatively on businesses across the country. Almona added that bad...

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ABUJA — The National Economic Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday called on the leadership of the security agencies to ensure that persons recruited into arms-bearing agencies undergo psychiatric evaluations and drug tests before and after enlistment. NEC said the evaluations would ensure that the personnel were psychologically fit to carry weapons and identify behavioural tendencies that might require psycho-social interventions. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media...

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KANO — Police in Kano have raided an illegal rehabilitation centre located at Na’ibawa quarters of Tarauni Local Government Area and freed 47 inmates. Recall that the Kano state government had in November 2019 banned the operation of illegal rehabilitation centres across the state.   Police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Kiyawa in a statement issued on Friday said the victims suffered various degrees of injury due to torture and abuse. The statement read in part:...

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ABUJA — Femi Adesina, a  presidential spokesman, has questioned why Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader wasn’t imprisoned when Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) jumped bail. The senator was one of those who stood as surety for Kanu in 2017 before he was granted bail. However, Kanu, who was facing charges bordering on treasonable felony, jumped the bail-in 2017. According to Adesina, the senator stood as surety for Kanu who...

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ONITSHA — The Nigerian Army says Nollywood Actor, Chiwetalu Agu, was arrested for soliciting support for the Indigenous People of Biafra. Army Spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, said this in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Troops Arrest Chiwetalu Agu While Soliciting Support for Proscribed IPOB’. The army claimed that contrary to reports, the actor was not brutalized but only detained. The statement read in part, “Troops of Nigerian Army have arrested one Chiwetalu Agu while inciting members...

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ABUJA — To achieve sustainable economic growth in Nigeria, some Civil Society Organizations, CSOs in the country have called for collective actions from stakeholders to ensure support for civic freedom and security of businesses. The CSOs made the plea in Abuja, at a regulatory Compliance Training for Civil Society Organization’s in Nigeria with a theme: Insecurity in Nigeria and the shrinking civic space, A case for incentivizing business support for civic freedom and human rights”....

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AWKA — The media and publicity secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Emma Powerful has declared October 1 a sit-at-home day and banned the Nigerian flag in the South-East. In a statement made available to Newsmen in Awka, Anambra State said the ban began yesterday (Saturday). The statement read in part: “The IPOB has declared October 1, 2021, a total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the evil...

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AWKA — The Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened a one-month sit-at-home protest in ‘Biafraland’ if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is not brought to court on October 21. The Media and Publicity Secretary of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, made this known on Wednesday in a statement made available to journalists in Awka, Anambra State. He said IPOB got from a reliable source that the Department of State Services (DSS) would not bring Kanu to...

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ENUGU — In commemoration of the day security agents invaded the home of Nnamdi Kanu at Afara, Umuahia in Abia state, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, declared Tuesday, September 14, 2021 a sit-at-home day. In Emene, Enugu East Local Government in Enugu state, hoodlums looted a bread delivery van and attacked the driver distributing Chimex bread around the old Orie Emene market. Eye witness account states, “They dragged the driver out, looted all the...

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ENUGU — The West African Senior School Certificate Examination on English language was disrupted on Monday in Njaba community in Imo state by hoodlums in the enforcement of the weekly Monday sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Students of the Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state who were to write exams on English language were chased away from the examination hall by hoodlums who invaded the...

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