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Buhari Promises To Grant  Pardon To  Saro-Wiwa, 8 Other Ogonis

      President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the preparedness of his administration to promote true reconciliation and national integration,  as well as the  resolution of  the issues in Ogoniland, including granting posthumous state pardon to the late activist and playwright, Mr. Kenule Saro-Wiwa, and eight others.   He  gave …

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 IPOB Leader Pleads Not Guilty; Trial Adjourned To November:  Afenifere Warns Nigeria Is Wobbling … That Case Will Compound Agitations

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnandi Kanu was brought to the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday under heavy security to face charges after his arrest outside the country, extradition and detention in Nigeria over 7-count amended charges bordering on incitement, treasonable felony and terrorism. …

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IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order: Streets Of Owerri Deserted, Monday

The streets of Owerri, the Imo State capital, was deserted  on Monday as residents continued to stay indoors in compliance with the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the five South-East states of Nigeria. This has continued two months after the separatist group, IPOB, said it had …

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 NIS Ordered To  Release Peter Odili’s Passport

  Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been ordered  by a federal high courtsitting  in Abuja to immediately release the passport of Dr Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers State, Delivering judgement on the matter on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo, declared that there was no legal justification for the action the …

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Teachers Lament How They Buy Chalk With Own Money

Teachers in some public primary and secondary schools in Cross River State have decried the unavailability of chalks. They lamented that they have had to buy chalk with their own money since the administration of Governor Ben Ayade. The teachers made the allegation via a private radio station, Sparkling FM, …

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FAO: Over 4m Nigerians Hungry

    A United Nations agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), says over four million Nigerians go hungry and suffer from malnutrition. According to the agency, the situation is due to the challenges associated with conflict, pests and diseases, natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, habitat destruction, economic challenges and …

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Nigeria’s Minister of Interior Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

  Tuesday,  October 19, 2021 has been declared a public holiday by  Nigeria’s Minister of Interior,Rauf Aregbesola, to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebrations,  in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Rauf Aregbesol, who spoke on behalf of the federal government   in a statement signed by the …

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