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Today's Headlines: 5 persons abducted by men in military uniform in Ebonyi; Group gives Igbo 7 days to leave Calabar

Black Easter: Village Head, four others abducted by men in Military uniform in Ebonyi - Vanguard News.

Unknown gun in military uniform, yesterday reportedly abducted the village Head, Deacon John Ulebe Nnaji of Oshiagu Amia Ngbo in Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo Community of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Four others were equally abducted alongside the village head at about 2:00 pm on April 1st 2021.

The gunmen who came on motorbikes in their numbers left many persons injured before leaving the affected Community.


Group gives Igbo 7 days to leave Calabar - Daily Post Nigeria.

A group, Nka Ikemesit Mkparawa Essien Efik Duob-Eba, reportedly domiciled in the palace of the Obong of Calabar, has given the Head of Igbo community in Calabar, 7 days to leave the town or face consequences.

DAILY POST reports that the order addressed to the leader of the Ndibo Community, Eze Ndigbo, was contained in a statement issued on Thursday.

The statement signed by the Chairman, Ekpo Ekeng, Vice Chairman, Adim Ekpenyong Adim, Secretary, Ekpenyong Bassey Ekpenyong and Assistant Secretary, Christy Edem Bassey Edem, was made available to DAILY POST.

The group lamented the insult allegedly meted on the Obong of Calabar by the Eze Ndigbo.

The group accused the Head of Igbo community of claiming to be the Obong of Calabar whereas he is not.

“For insulting the Obong of Calabar, calling yourself or making yourself the Obong of Calabar, when Obong of Calabar is on the throne we give you 7 days to leave the town,” the group fumed

It was learnt that the incident allegedly occurred during the award given to Innoson Motors on the 27th March, 2021, at the University of Calabar.


Dozens feared dead in Taiwan train crash - Punch Newspapers.

Dozens of people are feared dead after a packed train derailed inside a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday at the start of a long holiday weekend, with rescuers still scrambling to reach others trapped inside.

President Tsai Ing-wen’s office said she had ordered hospitals to prepare for a mass casualty event.

“The top priority now is to rescue the stranded people,” it said in a statement.

The accident occurred on Taiwan’s eastern railway line around 9:30 am (0130 GMT) near the coastal city of Hualien.

Pictures published by local news website UDN showed the front of the train inside the tunnel had been pulverised into a twisted mesh of metal.

Railway police said 36 passengers were classified as “out of hospital cardiac arrest” — a term for someone showing no signs of life.

A further 72 people were still believed to be trapped inside train carriages while 61 passengers had been sent to hospital.

The Central Emergency Operation Center gave a slightly lower suspected death toll of 26 people showing “no signs of life”.

Another live broadcast by UDN outside the tunnel showed at least two undamaged train carriages with rescuers helping passengers escape.


Southerner should succeed Buhari for peace in Nigeria – Gov Sule (Daily Post).

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has said a Southerner should succeed President Muhamadu Buhari.

Sule declared his support for a power shift in 2023 on Thursday at the Government House in Lafia.

The governor spoke when he met with the supporters of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura seeking his election as All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman.

“I have never said anything against the agitation for rotation of the presidency to the South. I don’t think it’s a bad idea, for peace in Nigeria, if there is a rotational presidency”, The Nation quoted him as saying.

On the APC chairmanship race, he reminded party members that the Northwest has the President, while the Northeast has the Senate President.

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Black Easter Calabar Ebonyi Igbo John Ulebe Nnaji

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