The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has declared that Nigeria will not last beyond 2019 as a unified entity. The group in a statement on Monday advised President Muhammadu Buhari and others nursing presidential ambition in 2019 to save their resources for something else as Nigeria would disintegrate before then. The group also said Nigeria has seen its last President in Buhari, adding that the spiritual anchor of the country has broken. In a statement made available to newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State capital by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, the group said three nations would emerge from Nigeria before 2019. The statement read, “MASSOB wishes to inform the political gladiators of the Nigerian state that their 2019 political ambi
Spanish giant, Barcelona Football club on Friday announced the capture of Ousmane Dembele from the German side, Borussia Dortmund. The club in a statement on its website said Dembele signed a five-year deal worth 105 million euros plus add-ons. “Dembele’s capture brings an end to protracted transfer talks by signing a five-year deal with Barcelona worth 105 million euros ($125 million) plus add-ons,” the Spanish giants announced Friday. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Dembele was set to complete his move from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona after both clubs agreed on a €150million fee.
The International Criminal Court, ICC, in The Hague is considering SERAP’s petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, in a statement on Wednesday by its deputy director, Timothy Adewale, said that, “SERAP can confirm that the ICC is now considering our petition. We have received communication from Mark P. Dillon, Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the ICC indicating that the court will give due consideration to our petition.” “SERAP appreciates the prompt attention to this matter by the ICC. We urge the court to
Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) on Tuesday condemned the presidency for saying President Muhammadu Buhari would work from home because rats invaded his office. Ozekhome said Buhari’s presidency carelessly disrespects Nigerians, describing it as the worst since amalgamation by Lord Lugard and his wife, Flora Shaw. He said: “It is a very shameful and disgraceful statement that emanated from the presidency to the effect that PMB, after a whole 104 days abroad on medical grounds, cannot work from his office because of rats and rodents. “So, a whole Julius Berger, the German construction giant has to be called in to drive them away and repaint the office! “This statement further derides and shames Nigeria as a country. Why didn’t the same, or similar rodents pursue Obasanjo,
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the nation’s service chiefs to ensure that all threats to the unity of the country are dealt with. Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, made this known after a meeting between the President and the Security chiefs on Tuesday. Olonisakin said the meeting, which lasted several hours, was to update the President on some security developments that came up while he was away on medical vacation in the United Kingdom. “We have been meeting with Mr. President for the last three hours. We updated him on all security issues around the country, within the country and outside the country, where our troops are,” Olonisakin said. “Of course, we have just updated him because he is aware of what’s been happening. He has been receiving regular briefings
Leader of the Return or Resign protest group, Mr. Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, has adduced reasons for the call-off of the protest which asked President Buhari Muhammadu to either return from his medical leave overseas or resign from office. Taking to his Instagram handle, Oputa said he and his group called off the strike because it has been misconstrued as an ethnic protest. He also corrected the impression that it was an attack on the person of President Buhari, saying, “It wasn’t a personal attack on our sick President.” He also said it was to save everyone involved from mobbing death, “Because I value the lives of the tenacious, consistency, dogged, rugged and focused exceptional youths.” See the Instagram post:
Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the November 18 poll in the state. The governor, who was the sole contestant in the primary, polled 1,070 “yes” votes from a total of 1,092.accredited delegates. Meanwhile, the United Peoples Party, Anambra State chapter, on Tuesday suspended two governorship aspirants in the party, Osita Chidoka and Mr. Chudi Ofodile. Chidoka is a former Minister of Aviation while Ofodile is a former member of the House of Representatives. Also suspended were the National Treasurer of the party, Flint Obiekwe and Nwabueze Anyichie, deputy national secretary. They were suspended for alleged anti-party activities aimed at undermining the authority of the state executive.
The Nigeria Police has invited Aloysius Ikegwuonu aka Bishop over the Ozubulu tragedy. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Anambra State, Nkiru Nwode, said yesterday that Bishop, is expected to appear at the police headquarters in Awka on Friday. The police however, clarified that the invitation is not an arrest. Ikegwuonu was the target of attack on St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, penultimate Sunday. His father was among the 13 people who lost their lives during the attack that left 30 people wounded. Ikegwuonu, who left the state before the attack on the church he built for his community, returned last Saturday. He attended the first Mass at St Philip’s on Sunday which saw the reopening of the worship centre. The service was attended by Secretary t
Anselm Ojezua, has assured that peace will return to the Edo state house of assembly. Anselm who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave the assurance following the fracas that occurred on the floor of the chamber on Monday. Some members impeached Justin Okonoboh and elected Kabiru Adjoto as the new speaker after violence sparked in the chambers. Speaking with journalists on Tuesday after meeting Governor Godwin Obaseki, Ojezua confirmed ongoing consultations to ensure that Adjoto’s election conformed with party’s power sharing arrangement. He said the change of leadership was nothing new as the national assembly has had similar changes. “We sought to find out if there were fundamental issues that led to the impeachment between yesterday and today.
Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is coming back to Nigeria. He said this while dismissing comments that the presidency sponsored some Nigerians to embark on solidarity protests across the country in support of Buhari. Ojudu said that the presidency does not hire people for protest marches, saying that those who participated in the pro-Buhari protest were die-hard supporters of the president. “I was working in my office when I was called to go and receive them, just the way we also received the BringBackOurGirls’ protesters last time. ”This presidency does not give money to anybody. This is not our tradition, is not our culture to buy protest or induce people to do any. “You will be surprised