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SAD NEWS: Major News In South-East Nigeria. Sunday 19th July 2020

The Igbo World Assembly, IWA, a diaspora Igbo organisation has expressed deep worry over what it described as an emerging fight between Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, saying that unless both groups work together, the actualisation of a better Igbo may be derailed. In a statement by IWA Chairman, Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, Christian Onuorah, Vice Chairman, and Secretary-General, Oliver Nwankwor, the group noted that Igbo’s journey to justice in Nigeria will never be attained by one group alone, irrespective of how well-orchestrated the group may be. 

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has announced the death of its priest, Rev. Fr. Joachim Cabanyes, following COVID-19 complications at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital isolation centre. Rev. Fr. Nkemjika Igweshi, Secretary to Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, Bishop of Enugu Diocese, made the disclosure in a statement in Enugu on Saturday. Igweshi said Fr. Cabanyes was a Spanish priest of the Opus Dei Prelature who worked in the diocese and had served the Nigerian Church for about 28 years.

Nigeria's foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested positive to coronavirus. 

The minister made the disclosure via his Twitter handle on Sunday, July 19. 

According to him, he had a throat irritation and he decided to get tested for the fourth time and it came back positive.

The suspects, Onyebuchi Osadebe (28), Chibuike Ebere (23) and Umoke Kelechi (22) had earlier on allegedly robbed one Emmanuel Obi of N700,000 €8000, $3,000 and some assorted phones at gunpoint. According to a release signed by the PPRO in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, several exhibits were recovered from the suspects who confessed to the crime voluntarily. He also said CP John Abang has promised to tackle all criminal elements in the state.

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