El-Zakzakky: PDP group condemns arson, attack on innocent citizens by IMN members

The PDP Rebirth Mandate, has condemned in its entirety the arson and attacks on innocent Nigerians by members of the Ibrahim El-Zakzaky-led Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN. The group was reacting to the Monday’s attack by the Shiite militants on emergency point of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and innocent citizens leading to deaths. Reacting to the incident, PDP Rebirth Mandate frowned at the attack, while warning members of the opposition party against sponsoring or participating in the protest by the violent group. Charles Ukaha, President of the group,…

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Boko Haram: Security Has Improved In Lake Chad Region – MNJTF

Home News News Boko Haram: Security Has Improved In Lake Chad Region – MNJTF By Emergency Digest – July 21, 2019 Boko Haram: Security has improved in Lake Chad region – MNJTF The security situation within the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJNTF) Area of Responsibility in the Lake Chad region has improved since the activation of OP YANCIN TAFKI on January 22, an official has said. The force commander, C.O. Ude, also said although confrontations between the military, drawn from affected nations, and the terrorists have increased in the past…

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Understanding Obasanjo’s “Parrotism”

By Okanga Agila A Korean proverb says, “ You will hate a beautiful song, if you sing it often.” And that’s why the bird, parrot has no existential value even among the family of birds. It is a meaninglessly talkative bird. The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), describes the parrot as a bird with excellent capacity to mimic “…and can copy sounds that they hear in their environment; they can even copy human words and laughter.” That a parrot has the capacity to imitate human sound, does not confer on…

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Edo State House of Assembly Crisis: Oredo West Deserves Better – Eghosa Agbonifo

The ongoing political argy-bargy in Edo State that was rapidly catalyzed by the controversial inauguration of ‘selected members-elect’ of the House of Assembly by Governor Godwin Obaseki and his APC led government, has given credence to the wise saying, ‘if you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind’. With respect to the exalted office of the State Governor as the number one citizen in the state, I have struggled to refrain from getting involved in the state House of Assembly inauguration hubbub. Another reason for my refrain in speaking…

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HURIWA and Onwubiko’s Normalization of Ethnic Bigotry

By Israel Abiodun The National Coordinator of Human Rights Writers Association, HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko has apparently gotten a new lease of life. Those who may not know him well enough would be unaware that the enforced silence, seen on his part, in recent times has nothing to do with retreating for introspection, which would have been a good thing since that would have imposed a period of coerced reasoning on him, something he appears incapable of. The silence on his part is a manifestation of the power of hunger. Those…

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2019: Group raises alarm over plans by Atiku, Shiite to disrepute peace ahead of tribunal rulings

The South- East Econonic and Social Rights Movement (SESRM) has raised the alarm of the alleged plot by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, to disrupt peace ahead the tribunal ruling. Recall that Atiku had approached the tribunal following the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as winner of the February 23 presidential election by INEC. Addressing a press conference on Saturday in response to development in the…

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Like IPOB, is IMN the new pet project against Nigeria?

By Bonaventure Ogar The resurgence of the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has raised some weighty concerns in some questers. While it may not be out of place to take a cursory look at the activities of the IMN and its violent tendencies, it is sufficing to state that there may be more to the sudden resurgence of the IMN than what you and I might know. As a start, I would say boldly that there are indeed political undertones to the activities of the IMN in…

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NYSC TO PARTNER ICPC IN MOBILIZATION OF CORPS MEMBERS

The Management of the Nation Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and that of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) have agreed to partner in ensuring that graduates mobilized for national service are genuine. This came at the instance of a courtesy visit to ICPC Headquarters, Abuja by NYSC’s Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim recently. Briefing the Chairman of ICPC, the NYSC boss said that the scheme recently uncovered where unqualified persons were mobilized for national service, and sought for cooperation to halt the practice. Responding, the Chairman…

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Onwubiko, HURIWA commissioned agents to escalate anti-Nigerian state propaganda —NDF

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has been warned against their constant anti-Nigerian propaganda, capable of heating up the polity in the country. The Nat Democratic Front, which handed down this warning on Friday, described HURIWA and its leader, Emmanuel Onwubiko, as commissioned agents to escalate anti-Nigerian state propaganda. NDF was reacting to a recent statement by HURIWA where it accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as working against the Nigerian state.…

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Ministerial Nomination In Akwa Ibom Set To Hit Stalemate

As the cloud thickens and the howling gale of uncertainty rends the air in Akwa Ibom State, the question on everyone’s lip has been, who will it be, as the nomination for ministerial slot in the state is likely to hit a rock except some positive steps are taken to arrest the cold war going on underground amongst the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Unlike some states, Akwa Ibom presents a unique case in the contest of who gets what at state and federal levels.…

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