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Rights Violators Can’t Get Asylum, UK Tells IPOB, Others
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Rights Violators Can’t Get Asylum, UK Tells IPOB, Others

IPOB The United Kingdom has barred the Indigenous People of Biafra, the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra and other Biafran groups from participating in its asylum programme. The British government noted that IPOB had been proscribed as a terrorist group by the Federal Government and that members of the group and its paramilitary wing – the Eastern Security Network – have reportedly committed human rights violations. The UK, therefore, said that persons who commit human rights violations must not be granted asylum. The UK Visas and Immigration had in March 2021 released new guidelines to its decision makers on how to consider and grant asylum applications to IPOB members whose founder, Nnamdi Kanu, was operating from London before his arrest in Kenya ...
Actor Yul Edochie Justifies Taking A Second Wife
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Actor Yul Edochie Justifies Taking A Second Wife

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie in a recent interview with music executive Paul Okoye has made an attempt to explain why he is settling for a second wife. During the Instalive session, Edochie stated that those insulting him “don’t live in his house” or know why he married a second wife. Yul also claimed that some might be doing it out of love, but he wouldn’t put out what’s happening in his family in public because that’s what men do. The actor further stated that he would rather take the heat than allow the pressure to get to him and make his first wife, May, look bad in public. He also said that the situation is under control and “God is preparing him for Aso rock”. Yul concluded by saying that as a “leader,” he would get insulted for certain decisions he makes even though ...
Strike: ASUU Wants Minister’s Certificate Withdrawn, Edo Students Protest
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Strike: ASUU Wants Minister’s Certificate Withdrawn, Edo Students Protest

ASUU The Academic Staff Union of Universities has written to the University of Jos, demanding a probe and the recall of the doctorate degree of the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba. Also on Wednesday, students from different tertiary institutions in the Edo State protested the lingering ASUU strike in Benin, the state capital. ASUU, which commenced a warning strike on February 14, 2022 has yet to call off the industrial action. Some of the demands of the union include the demand for university autonomy, release of revitalisation funds for Nigerian universities, and the deployment of the University Transparency Accountability and Solution payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers among others. The government ...
Two Bombers Allegedly Killed In Imo Oil Firm Blast
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Two Bombers Allegedly Killed In Imo Oil Firm Blast

NPF Two persons have been confirmed dead after an explosive device went off at an oil firm in Imo State. The incident happened on Wednesday at Addax Oil Company in Izombe community of Oguta Local Government Area. Less than two weeks ago, an explosion at an illegal refinery site at Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area killed about 150 people. A local source told our correspondent that the two victims of the blast were suspected terrorists, who attempted to bomb the oil company but detonated the bomb which exploded and killed them. The source said that anti-bomb operatives of the state police command had arrived at the scene in a bid to detect any explosive devices planted around the oil firm. Read Also: Ex-Imo Governor, Ihedioha Asks Nigerian Government To Probe Over 100 De...
Buhari, Tinubu Meet Behind Closed-Door In Aso Rock Villa
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Buhari, Tinubu Meet Behind Closed-Door In Aso Rock Villa

President Buhari and Tinubu President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday night, met with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the party, Asiwaju  Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Though there was no pre-notice for State House correspondents about the visit, which was hosted by the President at his official residence, there were indications that it was a follow up to earlier engagements between the two of them. Information about the meeting was obtained via the pictures of the two men sent out by the President’s official photographers late Tuesday night. Read Also: Tinubu, Okorocha Pick APC Presidential Forms Asiwaju Tinubu was absent at the recent Iftar dinner hosted in honour of leade...
2023: Why North Should Back Southern Presidency – Ndume
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2023: Why North Should Back Southern Presidency – Ndume

Ali Ndume Borno South senator, Ali Ndume, has said the North will be better off in the area of infrastructure development, if a southerner becomes president in 2023. Mr Ndume stated this while featuring on “Politics Today,” a programme on Channels Television, on Tuesday. The senator was responding to the demand on Tuesday by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should zone the presidency to the South. Mr Akeredolu, the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, made the call in a statement titled “Our party, APC, must thread the path of equity.” He said the party must limit the possibility of disagreement to a region of the country, in order to micro-manage it. Mr Akeredolu stressed that it is the turn of the south to produce the next...
2023: Wike Reveals Issues With Atiku, Tambuwal, Saraki
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2023: Wike Reveals Issues With Atiku, Tambuwal, Saraki

Nyesom Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has opened up on his grouse towards former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, ex-National Assembly leaders, Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal. Wike, alongside Saraki, Atiku and Tambuwal is in the 2023 presidential race under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The issue of zoning is generating confusion among members of the two leading political parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the PDP, with Southern politicians insisting it is the turn of the region to take over from the outgoing administration led by a Northerner. Governor Wike said that when they agreed amongst themselves that 2019 was the turn of the North to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s challenger, the agreement was respected by Southerners....
Umahi Picks APC Presidential Nomination Form
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Umahi Picks APC Presidential Nomination Form

Daave Umahi Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has picked the nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor announced this in a post last night on his verified social media handles. Umahi displayed the receipt of the N100,000,000 form, which is for expression of interest and nomination forms Read Also: Nwajiuba Receives APC Nomination Form For President, Speaks On ASUU Strike He joined the APC in November 2020 from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party on whose platform he won two governorship elections. The governor said he would replicate the prudent management of the state’s resources, which enabled him to transform Ebonyi, at the national level, if elected as the president. Source: Nation
Nwajiuba Receives APC Nomination Form For President, Speaks On ASUU Strike
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Nwajiuba Receives APC Nomination Form For President, Speaks On ASUU Strike

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has accepted the All Progressive Congress (APC) expression of interest form to become the President of the country in 2023. Mr Nwajiuba, who accepted the nomination form at a reception hosted by the Project Nigeria Group (PNG) in Abuja on Wednesday, called on the party to forge the trust on him as their new symbol of unity, growth and regeneration. “I thank with profound respect my fellow Nigerians both those present here and those in all our nooks and cranny, whose desire for a regeneration has led them to identify me as their Chief Recruit for the job of moulding Nigeria along the path of its collective dreams. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has accepted the All Progre...
NLC Seeks FG Intervention In ASUU Strike 
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NLC Seeks FG Intervention In ASUU Strike 

ASUU The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to address issues that necessitated the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other unions in tertiary institutions. President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, made the call when he addressed newsmen shortly before going into a closed-door meeting of the Congress’s Central Working Committee (CWC) on Wednesday in Abuja. Recall that ASUU embarked on a nationwide warning strike to press home its members’ demands from Feb. 14. The lecturers’ demands include; funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears. Others are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the incons...