Mr Egonu Athanasius the President of the Igbo Market Amalgamated Traders Union has made known that some members of the union have started moving their families out of the northern states back home to the south-south and other states in the Federation in response to the ultimatum issued by the Coalition of Northern Youths.
According to him, the Igbos were moving out of the northern parts of the country in order to protect and shield their families from the threats meted out by the northern youths. This is a step taken, to guide themselves against any attack.
Athanasius pleaded with the government to treat all ethnic groups in Nigeria equally in order to forestall a revolt and also called for the implementation of the 2014/2015 National Conference report. In his words:
“Let them treat every tribe equally. If you treat Igbo man with equal right, Igbo man will not revolt against you. If you treat Hausa man with equal right, Hausa Man will not revolt against you. Equally, a Yoruba man and we are one Nation”.
Aminu Suleiman who is a member of the House of Representatives has lent his support for the recent call by the Coalition Of Northern Youths, giving all the igbos three months to vacate northern Nigeria or be forcefully made to leave.
He retorted that the eastern part of the country have practically held the country Nigeria to ransom, through their constant threats of secessions and other unacceptable activities. According to the law-maker;
“I have read the statement of the Northern Youth Coalition. I may not completely say I share their vision a hundred percent, but they have found a supporter in me, because the people of the eastern Nigeria have taken this country to ransom. They have been causing serious problems to this country, they caused the civil war, which brought backwardness in this country. They have been using provocation to attract more attention than other parts of the country”.
Aminu Suleiman, who is also the chairman of the House Committee on Tertiary Education, also expressed his disappointment concerning the call for the arrest of the northern youths by some northern elites and especially the state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai. He further went on to say that;
“People like el-Rufai just played to the gallery. I condemn him entirely for coming out to issue arrest warrant against the northern youths. Where was el-Rufai when IPOB and other secessionist groups in the South East were calling for secession? Don’t they have Governors? Don’t they have elders? Why didn’t they caution them.
On the 7th, June 2017, the Independent National Electoral Commission informed the public of the registration, of five new political parties ahead of the 2019, general election in Nigeria.
This was made known by INEC’s chairman and commissioner, Information and Voters Education Committee, Mr Adedeji Soyebi in Kaduna, at the closure of the commission’s meeting.
Presently, the associations that have applied for registration to the commission are 95 in number, meanwhile, 2 of the associations have withdrawn their applications willingly.
Mr Soyebi revealed that 760,989 voters have been registered nationwide so far, while speaking on the Continuous Voters Registration(CVR), which started on the 27th of April. He further broke it down, that 40.5 percent of females and 59.5 percent of males made up for the figure.
According to him, 31, 808 have so far collected their PVCs while 34,560 persons applied for their polling units to be transferred. Soyebi said that INEC could currently not decentralize the voters registration to the Registration Area Level, due to budgetary defects, adding that due consideration would be given to areas with peculiar problems.
An Edo state indigene, Dr. Osato Osemwengie, left the shores of Nigeria in the 80s for the United State of America, where he became an indomitable force to be reckoned with in Robotic Engineering. He has since then, in Texas set a very high standard and pace for academicians to follow.
He is currently one of the Nigerians that are connecting bright and shinning dots on the map of the universe, with his ground breaking record.
After 6 Master’s Degrees, Dr. Osato Osemwengie plans on obtaining his 7th Master’s Degree, and according him will have his 4th Ph.D degree in Dallas at the University of Texas, in September 2017.
Dr. Osatohanwen Osemwengie has been a member of the American Armed Forces, creating drones for the United States Army, which are used for the purposes of surveillance, in order to gather crucial and important information.
He is an accomplished academician, who is also the founder of the Open Robotics University, that allow people to further exercise their talent and expand their skills into all areas, relating to engineering.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) is not only alive, but hale and hearty according to sources.
There has been great tension especially among his followers, following rumors about his poor state of health and even possible death.
It has therefore, been revealed by NAN, that a security official who is an insider, has describe the rumor as a malicious plot made by mischievous rumor mongers, trying to create tension and confusion among the people. And especially to also take advantage of the Ramadan period in order to gain their support and sympathy.
“The family members of El-Zakzaky and top Islamic leaders of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCI), had in the past paid him visits” also was revealed by the security agency.
It would be recalled, that El-Zakzaky was arrested on the 14th of December , 2015, following a clash between the soldiers and some of his followers. He has been in the custody of the DSS ever since.
Her Excellency, the first Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, arrived Nigeria this morning aboard a British Airway flight at about 4.30am from the United Kingdom.
The wife of the president of Nigeria was away to visit her husband who is recuperating currently in Britain. Mrs Buhari went on to appreciate the vice president Professor Yemi Osinbanjo for his continuous support to her husband and also his unflinching commitment to actualizing the agenda of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mrs Buhari also thanked Nigerians on behalf of her husband for their fervent prayers and gives the assurance that the President will join us soon as he is recovering fast.
Hostels in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been banned from engaging in any form of religious activities from halls of residence within its campus. An official letter which was duly signed by Grace Akinola, the University’s Dean of Student Affairs, dated June 4th 2017 states that, “All religious activities are hereby suspended in halls of residence, students are hereby implored to pray in their rooms or move down to religious ground,”
It was gathered from students who told TheCable Lifestyle that the pronouncement was made because of the indiscriminate use of unapproved locations for religious activities by both Muslim and Christian religious groups.
“Meanwhile there are about 50 fellowships and churches in the university. They further went on to say that some OAU fellowships tend to over exaggerate some of their activities which sometimes constitutes a nuisance on campus.They converge in cafeterias, lecture rooms, waiting rooms, and sports courts, this is more annoying because OAU has put in efforts to make available special arrangement for religious activities in a place called religious ground.”
The management of the institution has also sealed two halls housing mosques over the crisis within the Muslim students’ body of the university.
In September 2016 Akinola informed the public of the existence of a splinter group in the school’s chapter of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN). The group was accused of going against Islamic religious doctrines and school laws.
Gbolahan Yusuf Abdulhamed, General Secretary, OAU chapter of MSSN, had subsequently countered Akinola’s allegations, saying that a detailed findings was not carried out on the matter.
Cheick Tiote reportedly in China, during training at the early hours of today with Beijing Enterprises, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 30years old.
He was said to have died about one hour, after collapsing during training by Beijing Enterprises. A team statement also revealed that “At approximately 6p.m. of June 5, 2017,when the team was having their regular training session, our foreign player from Ivory Coast, Mr.Cheick Tiote, fainted without any warning and the Club sent him to the hospital immediately”. All efforts to revive him proved abortive and he passed on at approximately 7p.m.
Tiote recently moved from Newcastle, after signing with the second- division club in China . He was a defensive midfielder who spent six-and-a-half seasons on Tynesisde, with over 150 appearances while playing in both the Premier League and championship.
His former team mates have gone on social media to express their condolences, as words of his passing spread.
The head of the United Nations Populations Fund, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead. He died at the early hours of today, Monday the 6th at the age of 68.
He was before his death, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and Nigeria’s former head of Aids agency, NACA.
Mr. Babatunde Osotimehin who was born on the 6th of February,1949, was also at the College of Medicine in the university of Ibadan a former provost. Twice he was appointed, the fourth Executive director of UNFPA, both in November 2010 and in August 2014.
Nigeria has been hit with the news of the unveiling of a new political party known as, The Advanced People Democratic Alliance (APDA).
The party which was unveiled earlier today at the Reiz continental Hotel, central Area Abuja, the capital city, was chaired by Chief Dan Nwanyanwu on behalf of the Executive committee of APDA. He went on to assure the people that the party will involve every sector of the society in its dealings.
Chief Dan Nwanyanwu further states that the APDA will establish electoral college system in voting for its party positions. The newly unveiled party , The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), made a lot of pledges to Nigerians ahead of the general election taking place in 2019.