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Buhari’s ‘dot in a circle’ comment an attempt to divide south-east, south-south - Annkio Briggs


Human rights activist, Annkio Briggs, says the “dot in a circle” comment by President Muhammadu Buhari is an attempt to divide the people of the south-east and the south-south.

Governor Umahi advocates for six vice-presidents from each zone


Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state says the rising “tension” in Nigeria will reduce, if the country is restructured in a way that one vice-president will represent each geo-political zone.

PDP Governors Forum tackles Buhari government over Twitter ban, reckless borrowing


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has tackled the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over its decision to indefinitely suspend Twitter in Nigeria.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour diagnosed with ovarian cancer


Popular CNN anchor, Christiane Amanpour, has revealed that she has ovarian cancer.

The 63-year-old veteran journalist, who had been off the air for about a month to treat the disease, broke the news at the start of her TV show Monday.

Gunmen attack Polytechnic in Kuduna, abduct students, lecturers, kill one


Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday night invaded the campus of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria, Kaduna State, abducting an unspecified numbers of students and lecturers. 

Governor Ortom tweets, ssys Twitter ban meant to distract Nigerians from Buhari's government failures


Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has joined millions of Nigerians saying NO to President Muhammadu Buhari's ban on Twitter in Nigeria.

It's Malami's prerogative to prosecute Adeboye, Kumuyi for violating Twitter ban - Lai Mohammed


Minister of information, Lai Mohammed has somehow charged the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, to carry out his threat of prosecuting Nigerians violating the Twitter ban, including pastors, Enoch Adeboye and William Kumuyi.

Voting Yoruba Christian in 2023 means sentencing Muslims to perpetual slavery - MURIC director, Ishaq Akintola


Ishaq Akintola, the director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has stated that no Christian candidate from the South-west should be allowed to contest for President in 2023.

"We can’t afford another war" - Northern elders tells FG to allow Igbos secede, if it’s their wish


The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) asked the federal government not to resist any move for secession by the Igbos if it is supported by the people of the region.

"It is their natural right as free citizens" - Soyinka backs Biafra, Oduduwa Republics' agitators


Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said those calling for the sovereign nations of Biafra and Oduduwa have rights as free citizens to call for secession.

There will be war if anything happen to Mbaka, Ohanaeze Youths warn DSS


The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has warned the Department of State Services (DSS) that there will be war if Father Ejike Mbaka is harmed in any way by the secret police over the invitation of the Catholic priest.

Ohanaeze blasts Wamakko, says North behind insecurity in the south-east


Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group,  has blasted former governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Wamakko over comments he made about insecurity in the south-east.

Fulani killings: Arm yourselves, war has been declared on us - Omo Oodua leader tells Yoruba people


Prof. Banji Akintoye, the leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, has raised the alarm that war had been declared on Yoruba people with the recent attack on Igangan area of Oyo State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

How power supply was ‘suspended’ as minister discussed Twitter suspension with envoys


On Monday, while the minister of external affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, was discussing the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria with foreign diplomats, power supply was suspended.

Steve Ezeonu, 22-year-old Nigerian wins City Council election in US


Steve "Junior" Ezeonu, 22-year old Nigerian-American, has won the Grand Prairie City Council run-off election in Texas, U.S.

IG of Police bans use of tinted vehicle windscreens


The inspector-general of police, Usman Alkali Baba has announced the immediate suspension of tinted vehicle windscreens in Nigeria.

Pastor Adeboye defies FG's Twitter ban, says tweeting is his human rights


Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has defied the federal government’s Twitter ban.

Onyeama holds meeting with US, UK, EU, Canada envoys, gives condition to lift ban on Twitter


Nigeria's minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Monday held a meeting with envoys of US, UK, Canada and the European Union in Abuja.

Buhari government summons envoys of US, UK, EU over comments on Twitter ban


The federal government has summoned the envoys of US, UK, Canada, European Union (EU) and the Republic of Ireland over their comments on the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.

NBC directs Radio, TV stations to stop using Twitter


The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed radio and television stations in the country to stop using Twitter.

The directive to the broadcasting stations was contained in a statement issued by NBC acting director-general, Armstrong Idachaba, on Monday.