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Senator Ben Murray-Bruce condemns the shooting of pro-Biafrans celebrating Trump’s inauguration

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has come out strongly against the alleged killing of 11 pro-Biafran demonstrators by Nigerian police in Port Harcourt yesterday. The demonstrators, who are reportedly members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a group seeking the secession of the southeast of Nigeria from the rest of the country, organised a rally in support of the inauguration of …

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Buhari, the medical tourist, is off again

President Muhammadu Buhari flew out to the UK today for, depending on who you ask, “a short leave”, a “medical visit”, or a “medical check up while on leave”. Whatever the reason for the 10-day absence, rest or medical, Buhari is on his way to becoming the most insensitive ruler in Nigerian history. Two days ago, the Nigerian air-force accidentally …

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Nigerian govt and billionaire Aliko Dangote contributing to poverty – Oxfam

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is commonly seen as the acceptable face of Nigerian capitalism, with his many “investments” in the country and charity work. But Oxfam has a different view and has highlighted how Dangote contributes to entrenching poverty in his country in a briefing paper “An economy for the 99%” published today. The report argues that the wealth of …

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi tells protesting LAUTECH students to “do your worst”

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi addressed Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) students protesting against the eight-month closure of the university. But rather than have a constructive discussion about the problems at the university, Ajimobi turned it into another shameless display of hubris, the arrogance of power and Nigerian “democrazy”. The address was an insult-fest, with Ajimobi telling the students …

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Arinze Oranye makes the transition from mathematician to novelist

UK-based Arinze Oranye, a mathematician and author of four books on the subject, has published a masterpiece of a novel – Chibogu. The book tells the story, that would shock and enthrall many readers, of an intelligent girl from a remote village in eastern Nigeria called Ukpor. Chibogu was devastated after she was humiliated by her first boyfriend. She decided …

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Nnamdi Kanu: An Igbo in Jewish clothing

Nnamdi Kanu, the self-styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who want the secession of southeast Nigeria from the rest of county, showed up in court for his treason trial in Jewish skull cap and a shawl with the Star of David. It is not clear if Kanu has converted to Judaism while in detention since October 2015. …

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Wole Soyinka wails against Buhari and el-Rufai over Southern Kaduna crisis

Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka is unlikely to be invited again to the Presidential Villa after he spoke out against the passivity of President Muhammadu Buhari on the massacres in Southern Kaduna State by Fulani herdsmen. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, January 12, at the launch of the book, Religion and the Making of Nigeria, Soyinka, who had supported Buhari’s …

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Southern Kaduna killings are a planned jihad – Isuwa Dogo

A Southern Kaduna leader Isuwa Dogo has alleged on a Lagos TV station that the killings in the area that have reportedly led to over 800 lives lost are a planned “jihad” for the annihilation of the people. He believed Fulani herdsmen were just a cover for this plan. Watch his explosive allegations: President Muhammadu Buhari, after a long and …

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New Year, New IPOB?

The agitation for the secession of southeast Nigeria from the rest of the country by organisations such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and others is unlikely to end in this New Year. While acknowledging the challenges faced with Boko Haram, Niger Delta militancy and clashes with Shia Muslims, President Muhammadu Buhari tried to ignore the burning Biafran issue …

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