Friday, 22 September 2017

IPOB Asks Court to Nullify Proscription Order


The Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside the orders proscribing it and designating it as a terrorist group.
The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, had on Wednesday, issued the proscription order upon an ex parte application by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami.
But in a motion filed filed by IPOB ’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, before the same judge on Friday, the group contended that the proscription order was unconstitutional.
The motion was anchored on 13 grounds, first of which was that the proscription order was made without jurisdiction, “as the order was granted against an entity unknown to law.”
The grounds of the application read in part, “That the ex parte order made on the 20th day of September 2017 by this Honorable Court was made without jurisdiction, as the order was granted against an entity unknown to law.
“That there is a clear suppression and misrepresentation of facts in the Attorney General’s Affidavit evidence, pursuance to which the Order was granted.
“That the Order is unconstitutional, as it was made in clear violation of the constitutionally guaranteed right of the Indigenous People of Biafra to self determination; Article 20 ( 1 ) of the Africa Charter on Human & Peoples Rights, now domesticated into our Law under (Ratification and Enforcement Act) (Cap 10 ) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 ; Right to fair hearing, Right to freedoms of expression, and the press and Rights to peaceful Assembly and Association; clearly provided for under Sections 36 , 39 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as (Amended) 2011.
“That a declaratory order cannot be made pursuant to an ex parte Application, without hearing from the party against whom the order was made.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra who are majorly of Igbo extraction , have no history of violence in the exercise of their right to self determination".

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Court Dissolves Onigbinde’s 30-Year Marriage

A Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan,  has dissolved the 30-year-old marriage between former Super Eagles coach Adegboye Onigbinde and Anne due to irreconcilable differences.

Onigbinde had approached the court, asking it to dissolve the marriage because his wife was wasteful while also describing her as a troublemaker.

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on FIFA Best Player Shortlist

Neymar has been named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

5 Benefits of Being An Entrepreneur

Making the decision to become an entrepreneur is never easy. When you eventually do, there are so many things you will gain. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares some of the benefits of being an entrepreneur.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Why More Kids Now Wear Eyeglasses

During the Sunday school class in a Pentecostal church two weeks ago, Tomiwa, 11, was called upon by the coordinator of that session to read a verse in the Bible. Having been relaxed and certainly not expecting to be called, more so that there were many other Bible scholars around, she began to scramble for her eyeglasses.

Neymar, Edinson Cavani Reportedly Separated in PSG Dressing Room After Lyon Game

Paris Saint-Germain forwards Edinson Cavani and Neymar were reportedly prevented from coming to blows by club captain Thiago Silva in the dressing room after their 2-0 win over Lyon on Sunday.  

Monday, 18 September 2017

ASUU Calls Off Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has announced a conditional suspension of the strike it embarked upon five weeks ago.
But the union said that the suspension has time line for the Federal Government to implement what was contained in the memorandum of action the two parties entered into.

Saraki: National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis in South-East


1. Following the clash between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I hereby call for calm and restraint by all Nigerians so that we would all jointly find the right solution to the current problem rather than worsening the crisis.

PENGASSAN Urges FG To Settle Marketer's Debts To Avert Mass Sack


Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called on the Federal Government to settle all debts allegedly owed oil marketers to engender growth of not only the downstream sector but all sectors of the oil and gas industry and develop the nation’s economy.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Thugs Attack Igbo Traders in Sokoto

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal
Palpable fear gripped residents of Sokoto State as some youths , on Saturday , attacked Igbo traders in the state .
The incident , which visibly shook Igbo merchants on Bello Way and Emir Yahaya areas of Sokoto metropolis, forced other Igbo traders at nearby Sahara street to close down their shops and run for safety.

Friday, 15 September 2017

DHQ Categorizes IPOB As Terrorist Organization


Press Release:

DHQ CATEGORIZES IPOB AS TERRORIST ORGANISATION, LISTS MAJOR CRIMINAL OFFENCES OF BIAFRAN GROUP

The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) group which has posed to be a security challenge in the Country, has been metamorphosing from one stage to the other. After due professional analysis and recent developments, it has become expedient, to notify the general public that; the claim by IPOB actors that the organization is non violent is not true. Hence, the need to bring to public awareness the true and current state of IPOB.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Operation Python Dance: Ekweremadu Condemns Siege, Calls for Calm


The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned in strong terms the military siege to the South East geopolitical zone, noting that dialogue and inclusion were best options in resolving the agitation in the region.

SARS Operatives Responsible For Series Of Kidnapping And Armed Robbery In Rivers State Says Governor Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that most of the kidnapping and armed robbery taking place in the state are perpetrated by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

FEC Orders Probe of NIMASA , JAMB Over Poor Remittance




The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of past heads of the The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), over what it called poor remittances in the past.

FIFA President, Infantino Congratulates Plateau United

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has felicitated with the players, technical crew, management, backroom staff and supporters of Plateau United FC of Jos over the club’s emergence on Saturday as new champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League.