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Northern governors meet Okorocha, reaffirm Nigeria’s unity

A team of five northern governors yesterday met with their Imo State counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, and resolved to work for the indivisibility of Nigeria. The delegation, comprising the chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum and chief executive of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as well his Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina and Plateau colleagues,

Buhari asks UN to dialogue with North Korea over nuclear weapons

‘Nigeria will protect democracy under my leadership’ President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a United Nations delegation to urgently negotiate with North Korea over the development of accelerated nuclear weapons by the country. Addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday in New York, United States, Buhari said all

Fake Buhari UN speech in circulation, Presidency says

The Nigerian government has said a fake text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech to be delivered at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday is making the rounds online. The government, however, did not give the details of the content of the ‘fake speech’. President Buhari is currently in New York for

IPOB’s ban, link to terrorism unconstitutional, says Saraki

• ‘Lopsided appointments caused agitations’ • Lawmakers back Jonathan’s call for Council of State meeting • Army defends move against pro-Biafra supporters Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday faulted the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation by the army and the proscription of the group by the south-east

Nwabueze seeks fresh meeting between Kanu, governors

• Decries proscription of organisation Elder statesman and constitutional lawyer, Prof Ben Nwabueze, has enjoined governors of the South East to reschedule a meeting with the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, when the current tension subsides in the zone. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN),

Northern states move against retaliatory attacks

The Northern Governors’ Forum yesterday said measures had been put in place to avert reprisals in the region following alleged attacks on their kinsmen in Rivers State and parts of the East. The assurance, which followed the recent killings in Oyigbo axis of the state, was given by the high-powered delegation

Governors move to stem spread of IPOB clashes

Governors moved yesterday to stem the tide of violence sparked by the soldiers’ clash with separatists in  Abia State. Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos, the state capital, following fears of possible attacks in the city. Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu announced that soldiers would be withdrawn

Court remands 32 suspected IPOB men in prison

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday remanded 32 suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in prison The suspects were arrested after they allegedly engaged in a bloody clash with security operatives during which a policeman was killed, his rifle taken away

Ondo indigenes lament neglect of Nigeria’s ex- governor-general

Declare annual lecture to honour first African surgeon Ondo State indigenes have flayed the neglect of the country’s first Consultant Physician, Surgeon and Governor-General, the late Dr. Samuel Manuwa. The Chairman of Ilaje Medical Doctors Association, Dr. Elihu Medunoye, made the condemnation in Akure, at an event to mark the maiden