Three dead as youths repel gunmen attack in Katsina
Ikpeazu said operatives of Ebube Agu would oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the South East.
Speaking on its modus operandi, Ikpeazu said that the new outfit would be rural-based, and it is also going to be intelligence-based.
The Igbo do not want to be president anymore (2)
Let me be clear: the Igbo are the makers of modern Nigeria. Let no one quibble about this. But the Igbo project of nation-building stalled in 1966 when the republic was overthrown, and a violent civil war levied against the Eastern Region, where the Igbo were dominant. The massacre of mostly the Igbo, including the Western Igbo across Nigeria leading to that war however made it very clear that the Nigerian civil war was not a war simply against the Eastern region; it was a war mostly against the ethnic Igbo, whose insurgent rise in the new nation constituted a great challenge, and a source of great fear to their neighbors and adversaries for power in the contested space called modern Nigeria.
Former presidential aspirant Patrick Utomi has given a damning verdict on Nigerian politicians in a sweeping characterisation that includes President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, and other political figures across various party lines.
According to him, Nigeria’s politics is annoying.
Mr Utomi said, “The calibre of people who became politicians in Nigeria is a terrible mistake for our country. People have travelled from citizenship to idiocy.”
PDP holds Zonal Congress in Osogbo amid tight security
Security has been beefed up in Osogbo, the Osun capital as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), holds its zonal congress.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that there is heavy security presence at Women and Children Development Initiative Foundation (WOCDIF), venue of the congress on Monday, in Osogbo.
Men of the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security Service (DSS), and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), were sighted at the entrance and around the venue.
Former banker Lasso wins Ecuador presidency
Conservative Lasso declared himself president-elect after his socialist opponent Andres Arauz conceded.
With 93 percent of votes counted, the 65-year-old held a lead of almost five percentage points over economist Arauz.
How GT Bank Sacked Kogi Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja Over Fraud’ – Source
A source has disclosed how the deputy governor of Kogi State, Edward Onoja, was relieved of his duties by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc due to his involvement in a fraudulent act.
The source that spoke with noted that Onoja was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2011 but was released after bribing his way through the process.
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