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Biafra Supporters Planning To Storm Embassy In Germany.
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The demonstration has been fixed for 10 a.m on July 9 at the British Embassy in Berlin, the country’s capital.
The IPOB leader is also a citizen of the UK, and the UK government has promised to intervene in Kanu’s arrest.
Osibanjo Lauds Buhari.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime is doing well with its COVID-19 stimulus package under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), that things are not bad as Nigerians think.
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According to Mr Osinbajo, over two million jobs have been created and saved with the implementation of ESP.
Mr Akande, a media aide, said Mr Osinbajo chaired a virtual meeting of the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) measuring the ESP’s implementation.
He added that the 100 per cent release of funds appropriated in the budget for the programme was commendable, urging the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to expedite action on the release of funding components of the ESP.
Mr Osinbajo further stated, “Our budget funds were released in total. I thank the Honorable Minister of Finance for ensuring that it was done promptly, which means, in effect, that as far as the budget goes, we have been able to do what we practically promised to do.
2023: Zone Presidency To South East, Ohanaeze Tells Southern Governors.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged the Southern Governors Forum to zone the 2023 presidency to the South-East in the interest of fair play and justice.
Recall that the Southern governors at the end of their meeting in Lagos on Monday demanded that the presidency should return to the south after President Muhammadu Buhari concludes his tenure in 2023.
In an interview on Tuesday, Ohanaeze spokesman, Alex Ogbonna, said the group backed the southern governors’ position that the region should produce the president in 2023.
Ogbonna, however, urged the governors to be magnanimous in conceding the presidency to the South-East region.
Court remands Ex-JAMB Registrar, Dibu Ojerinde over alleged N900m fraud.
A former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has been ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending the time his application for bail will be determined.
Ojerinde was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday on 18-count charges of fraud.
Although the ex-JAMB Registrar denied all the charges, he was ordered to be taken to custody till Thursday when his lawyer, Peter Olorunmisola (SAN), will formally apply for his bail.
The counsel had made desperate efforts to convince Justice Obiora Egwuatu to allow Ojerinde continue with the administrative bail granted him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Judge turned down the request on the ground that such was not grantable having been arraigned in court.
The plea that he be allowed home to enable him attend another trial in Minna, Niger State, on criminal charges was also rejected by the court.
At the time of this report, official of the Federal Prison Authority, Kuje were making moves to move him to prison.
Army captures two terrorists in Borno, recovers grenade, other supplies.
Joint troops of the Nigerian Army have captured two terrorists in Borno, recovering a hand grenade and other supplies in the process.
The Army Director of Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu made this known on Tuesday in a statement titled, "Operation Hadin Kai: Troops capture terrorists’ logistics suppliers in clearance operation".
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