Author: Chinedu Ibeakanma

Chinedu Ibeakanma is a trained journalist. He holds a masters degree in Mass Communication and you’ll often find him writing breaking news stories on politics, sports, business, lifestyle, and other interesting beats. Chinedu is also a broadcaster and when he is not in the studio, you will find him analysing critical issues that affect humanity
Nnamdi Kanu Dying Of Hunger – Lawyer 
Biafra, News, Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu Dying Of Hunger – Lawyer 

Despite the pronouncement by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja, the Department of State Services has not allowed the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to change his clothes, while he was also facing starvation, head of his legal team and human rights activist, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has said. Ejiofor said these in a statement issued after the routine visit to the DSS Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday evening. He said, “In line with the court-ordered guideline, we conducted the routine visit to our indefatigable client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the DSS Headquarters today (Thursday). “Pertinent concerns on legal matters of engaging urgency were frankly discussed with Onyendu, and the outcomes were fruitful.“Onyendu’s continued use of s...
86FB Accuses Flutterwave Of Freezing Its Funds Maliciously
Economy, News, Nigeria

86FB Accuses Flutterwave Of Freezing Its Funds Maliciously

Investment platform, 86FB, has pointed accusing fingers at Fintech company, Flutterwave, for its inability to run efficiently and pay up its investors. The platform which claims to focus on football and collaborates with William Hill, a global online gambling company based in London, England, to integrate probability and statistics, disclosed in a statement that its funds have been maliciously frozen by Flutterwave. It added that this had made it impossible for it to pay up its investors. Noting that it would not succumb to unreasonable acts, the platform called on investors to join it in enforcing Flutterwave to release its funds. What 86FB is sayingThe platform, in a statement to investors, noted, “A series of things have happened recently that make us unable to operate nor...
FG Declares May 2nd, 3rd As Public Holidays
News, Nigeria, Press Statement

FG Declares May 2nd, 3rd As Public Holidays

Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 3rd 2022 as public holidays to mark this year’s Workers Day and EIdul-Fitr celebrations respectively. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement signed by Dr. M.L. Shuaib Belgore, Permanent Secretary, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. The Minister congratulated workers across the country on this year’s celebration and commended workers for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice, noting that their efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of thecountry and the respect Nigeria now commands in the comity of nations. According to the Minister; “Labour is the very essence of humanity. We are alive because we work and only the dead is incapable of working” ...
Cultists Disrupt Soludo’s Meeting, Attack Anambra Rights Activist
News, Nigeria, Security, Violence

Cultists Disrupt Soludo’s Meeting, Attack Anambra Rights Activist

Suspected cultists wielding guns and other dangerous weapons disrupted a meeting that was scheduled to be held between the Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, and tricycle operators, on Thursday. It was gathered that the incident happened at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.The tricycle operators had gathered to thank the governor for the bold step he took in stamping out touting and all forms of illegal revenue collections as well as to notify him of the latest development in that sector since he announced the decision to stop touting in the state.It was gathered that the hoodlums also targeted a human rights activist, Osita Obi, who had been at the forefront of the fight to rid the state of touts.It took the intervention of the police officers from the B Division Awka to r...
Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence 
News, Nigeria, Security, Terrorism

Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence 

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ibrahim Kana, has said the federal government had concluded plans to create a brand new Ministry of Defence, with a view to repositioning the sector. Mr Kana gave the hint when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Army Headquarters on Wednesday, in Abuja. He said his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari came with a mandate to implement the approved reform of the ministry and armed forces, to enhance efficiency. Mr Kana added that when created, the new defence ministry would see the various services operating under the same roof in a ‘Pentagon-like’ style, where both military and civilian staff would be working together. He said his assignment was to ensure full implementation of the reform of the armed forces and t...
Osun 2022: INEC Warns Against Vote Buying, Selling
Elections, News, Nigeria, Politics

Osun 2022: INEC Warns Against Vote Buying, Selling

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that voter education and enlightenment about elections is an essential ingredient for a free, fair and credible election. Professor AbdulGaniy Olayinka Raji, the Osun INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) made this known at the Voter Education Implementation Workshop in Osogbo, on Wednesday. Professor Raji also condemned that act of vote buying and selling, adding that INEC does not condone it. The Osun INEC boss stated that the commission has powers to arrest and prosecute any individual found within the polling station engaging in vote buying and selling. Pointing out that the commission, however, had no powers to arrest anybody doing so outside the voting area, he called on politicians to go out and ...
Voter Registration In Imo Remains Suspended, INEC Tells Uzodimma
Elections, News, Nigeria, Politics

Voter Registration In Imo Remains Suspended, INEC Tells Uzodimma

Hope Uzodimma The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has debunked the claim by Hope Uzodimma, the Imo State Governor, that the commission has resumed the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in places where the exercise was earlier suspended in the state. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who gave the clarification in a statement, yesterday, said the position of the commission had not changed. The commission had suspended the CVR exercise in all the 54 additional centres created to facilitate the registration of voters across the state following the attack on its staff in Ihitte Uboma Local Council, and reports of insecurity in other parts of the state. Following the suspension, Uzodimma had,...
2023: APC Orders Amaechi, Ngige To Resign Within 72 Hours Or Forget Ambition
Elections, News, Nigeria, Politics

2023: APC Orders Amaechi, Ngige To Resign Within 72 Hours Or Forget Ambition

Chris Ngige A new guideline released by the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday has stipulated that all political appointees who aspire to participate in its primary elections at all levels must resign at least 30 days after the conduct of the primaries. The new guideline automatically leaves some of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees like Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his Labour counterpart, Chris Ngige, who are gunning for the 2023 presidency, with just three days to resign or forget their ambitions. This is in consideration of the fact that the APC primary election for the presidency, according to the ruling party’s timetable has been scheduled to hold between May 30 and June 1. By implication, the new guidelines have als...
Imo To Conduct Mass Burial For Victims Of Illegal Refinery Explosion 
News, Nigeria, Petroleum

Imo To Conduct Mass Burial For Victims Of Illegal Refinery Explosion 

The Imo State Government will conduct a mass burial for the victims of the Friday night explosion at an illegal refinery located in a forest in Abaezi community in the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of the state. The Head of Operations of the National Emergency Management Agency in the state, Ifeanyi Nnaji, said that the mass burial would be carried out by the state ministries of Petroleum Resources and Environment. See Also: Two Nigerian Refineries Produce Zero Crude Despite ₦85.9 Billion Investment He said that the charred remains of the over 100 victims had been gathered and were awaiting a mass burial by the state government. According to the NEMA official, none of the victims had been recognised as they were burnt beyond recognition Nnaji said, “The state Minis...
Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets
News, Nigeria, Politics, Religion, Security, Terrorism, United States of America

Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says criticism of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari contributed to delaying the delivery of the Super Tucano fighter jets ordered from the United States. In October 2021, the federal government announced the delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States. In a statement on Sunday, Shehu said the jets were requested in 2015, but the delivery of the jets was initially delayed over concerns raised by the US on religious issues in Nigeria. The presidential spokesman said the persistent lobbying of the US congress by opponents of the Buhari administration “who had lost the previous election” also exacerbated the situation. According to the him, “religious supporters”, including Matthew ...