Monthly Archives: May 2021

Nigeria, Jordan And Phantom Coup Plots

By Casmir Igbokwe The similarity in the recent coup narrative by Nigeria and Jordan is striking. Both countries alleged subliminal plots by unnamed disgruntled elements and their foreign collaborators to overthrow their governments. The way the two nations plotted their stories tends to suggest that part of the tactics of security agents is to create imaginary violence or coup either ...

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Gunmen Kidnap Over 40 Women, Children In Katsina

More than 40 women and children have been abducted in a mosque by gunmen at Kwata community, in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning while the victims were holding midnight prayers, known as Tahajjud. Tahajjud is a special Islamic prayer mostly held during the Ramadan fast and is done ...

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Mbaka Apologises To Bishop Onaga, Catholic Church

Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, has publicly apologised to the Catholic Church and Bishop Callistus Onaga for the unruly behaviour of his adherents in Enugu following rumours of his ‘disappearance’. Members of the Adoration Ministry had marched around Enugu, last Wednesday, May 5, demanding the whereabouts of their pastor, Mbaka, who was feared to ...

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Plot To Blackmail Obi Uncovered

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has raised the alarm over a leaked plot to blackmail him. Obi raised the alarm in a statement issued on Friday by his Media Office, signed by his Special Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem. “The present effort to blackmail Mr. Obi is by some prominent ...

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Buhari’s Failing Govt Can’t Unite Nigeria, Says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he doesn’t believe Nigerian unity is attainable under the current regime of President Muhammadu Buhari due to its systemic failure. Soyinka said this in Abuja on Saturday at the book reading and signing of two of his books titled ‘Trumpism in Academe’ and ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’ organised by Rovenheights Bookstore ...

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Worshippers Trapped Inside Churches As Protest Rocks Abuja

There is tension right now in Karu, a satellite town in Abuja as commercial motorcycle operators took to the streets to protest. Although the cause of their protest is not known, their action has forced many to stay indoors as the protesters are going about destroying vehicles and attacking innocent persons. It was gathered that the riot which started about ...

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SERAP Writes Buhari, Seeks Probe Of ‘N39.5bn Duplicated And Mysterious Projects’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and members of the National Assembly suspected to be responsible for inserting N39.5bn for apparently 316 duplicated and mysterious projects in the ...

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Anambra Airport Awaits Commissioning In July 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Chief of Staff of the Anambra State Government, Mr. Primus Ugochukwu Odili, says Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport will be commissioned in July this year. Odili said contrary to the negative propaganda on the social media that the airport was commissioned on 30th April this year, what happened was a test-run of the runway to ...

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FRSC Commemorates West African Road Safety Week In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commemorated the 2021 West African Road Safety Week in Anambra state with a charge on motorists and fleet operators to always adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety precautions during their operations. The event which had the theme “Road Safety Consciousness In The Midst Of Global Pandemic” was a veritable platform for ...

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