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NNEWI — There is palpable anxiety among the people of Nnewi over the persisting sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of  Biafra (IPOB); concerns which, today Monday will witness some peculiarities across the South Eastern zone. In Nnewi, this scenario has generated tension across this ever-busy commercial and industrial city of Anambra. Supporters of the movement had come to the realization that the weekly Monday’s sit-at-home directive would not be a panacea for either a...

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YOLA — President Muhammadu Buhari was in Yola Friday, to commiserate with the families, people, and government of Adamawa over the death of elder statesmen Ahmed Joda, Mahmud Tukur and Abdullahi Danburam. President Buhari while speaking at the Lamido’s palace in Yola, described late Ahmed Joda as a close ally since he was the Governor of the then North-Eastern state up to the time the deceased retired from the federal civil service as a Permanent...

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“Anyone can become angry- that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way- that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”—-Aristotle   Bella and her siblings were seated in the sitting room. They were eager to listen to their mum share a familiar story about Bella’s behaviour as a toddler. It...

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IKOM, (Cross Rivers) — Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing has called on people that want infrastructure to be ready to give up some land to pave way for the constructions. Fashola said this at the inspection of the new 1.2km two-lane Ikom bridge which is to replace the old one-lane bridge built during the colonial era on Monday in Cross River. Fashola said the objective of the Buhari administration was to expand,...

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Reactions of disgust about how wasteful and showy the Igbos are, and defensive responses to such reactions, have flooded the internet following the trend of the affluent burial ceremony of Mr. Obinna Iyiegbu’s (“Obi Cubana”) mother. High-class businessmen, politicians, and celebrities such as Mr. Emeka Agbanari, Mr. Emeka Okonkwo popularly known as E money, Jowi Zaza, Hon. Akin Alabi, Abba Kyari, Kanayo O Kanayo, Zubby Michael, Williams Uchemba, D’banj, Patoranking, Davido, Phyno, Kcee, Man like...

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KATSINA — An executive bill, seeking the prohibition of street begging, has scaled second reading in Katsina State House of Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bill, presented to the assembly by Gov. Aminu Masari, scaled the second reading during plenary on Monday. NAN recalls that the bill was first read before the assembly on June 30 by the Majority Leader, Alhaji Abubakar Abukur. Abukur said that the bill sought to complement the...

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A certain lady identified as Jumoke was hit and killed by a stray bullet at the ‘Yoruba nation’ rally in Lagos. Jumoke was said to have been shot at her back while hawking drinks to make ends meet. Witnesses believe she was killed by a police stray bullet as there was no record of any other person firing at the protest venue. The agitators had stormed the Freedom Park holding ‘Oduduwa nation’ flags and banners...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government has accused Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of orchestrating the killing of 60 persons and the destruction of property in 55 violent attacks across the South East and South-South Zones within four months. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Government stated this in a letter dated April 26, 2021 to western diplomats. In the letter, the Nigerian government detailed the atrocities allegedly...

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The West African Pilot Features   By Favour Chiagozie Ebubechukwu, Special Features Writer   Right there, squeezed amongst twelve students on a seat for five, I pondered on what our lecturer had just said. A trend had happened over the weekend on the subject of gender equality. Aggression and rage from the male to the female and vice versa filled the internet. It was the first day of school week, so the aftermath was fresh...

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ABUJA — The UN Deputy Secretary-General Mrs. Amina Mohammed has urged youths to always be patriotic to promote lasting peace and development. Mohammed, who is also the Chairperson of the UN Sustainable Development Group, gave the advice in a lecture titled: “The use of ceasefire agreements in avoiding escalation of armed conflicts” organised by the Law Faculty of Baze University in Abuja. “Young people must always speak positively about their country, irrespective of whatever circumstances...

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