Recall the launch of a Military operation in the South-East by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya in Enugu state on Monday. The operation is codenamed Exercise Golden Dawn; and it is allegedly meant to tackle the above unbearable ugly breakdown of security by some killer elements in that region of the country.
Today's Headlines: You Can Borrow To Fund 2022 Budget - NASS Tells Buhari, Nigerian Army Releases Chinwetalu Agu
You Can Borrow To Fund 2022 Budget, NASS Tells Buhari Members of the National Assembly gave their nod for more borrowing by the executive arm of government to fund the 2022 budget laid by President Muhammadu Buhari before a joint session of the federal legislature yesterday. Tagged Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability, the president assigned defence and internal security priority in a N16.39 trillion appropriation bill that requires N6.26 trillion to fund the deficit.
Opinion: Why Nigerian government should deal with anyone seen flaunting secession colours or outfits.
The topic of whether a citizen has the right or moral to wear any form of clothes or outfit has became a topic of debate ever since the arrest of Nollywood veteran, Chinwetalu Agu. The arrest of the veteran actor led to massive uproar on media platforms, some people supported his actions while many also condemned the actions of the veteran actor.
Since the beginning of this year, many Nigerian celebrities have been arrested and detained by security agents for reportedly going against the law. Recently, a popular comic actor, Chinwetalu Agu, was arrested and paraded by men of the Nigerian army for wearing an outfit showing the flag of a proscribed group.
Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, in an interview with ADELANI ADEPEGBA narrated his experience in the custody of the military and the Department of State Services in Abuja after he was arrested for putting on an attire that is associated with the Indigenous People of Biafra. According to Agu, he said:
It's no longer news that veteran Nollywood actor Mr. Chinwetalu Agu had been arrested by the Directorate of State Services (DSS), after he was released by the Nigerian Army, in Onitsha, Anambra State. Many Nigerians including prominent personalities, movie stars and groups, had condemned the rearrest of the veteran movie actor.
Few days ago, Veteran Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu was arrested by the Nigerian military in Onitsha, Anambra State after flaunting an outfit with Biafra colours on the street. His arrest did not sit well with many people due to his high social status; and as a result, many of his fans and fellow celebrities took to social media to criticize the authority.
It's no longer news that the veteran Nollywood actor, Mr. Chiwetalu Agu earlier arrested by Nigerian Army, on Thursday, at the upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state, has been released. Newsmen alleged that, he was arrested for wearing the Biafra regalia in public, but the Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, in a recent report, gave other reasons for his arrest.
Nollywood actor Chinwetalu Agu, who was arrested yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra state by the Nigerian army, was released this morning through the joint efforts of many celebrities that called out. Prior to that, a video surfaced online where he denied putting on the Biafra regalia but claimed it was a civil dress.
Men of the Nigerian Army arrested prominent Nollywood actor Chinwetalu Agu at Upper Iweka area of Anambra state on the 7th of October for donning a Biafran flag-themed attire. According to footage recorded by Matters Arising on social media, Chinwetalu Agu was approached by troops who took no time in dragging him out of his bus.
Today's Headlines: Chiwetalu Agu Breaks Silence On DSS Arrest, Defence Minister Vows To Secure Schools
Photo Credit: Google Chiwetalu Agu Breaks Silence On DSS Arrest Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria Veteran Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu, has narrated how he was treated by men of the Nigerian Army and operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, after his arrest.
Popular Nollywood Actor, Chinwetalu Agu has claimed that he is wearing a civil dress and he was not campaigning for IPOB. Agu disclosed this at the 82 Division of the Nigeria Military base he was taken to after his arrest according to Sahara Reporters newspaper. Recall that Chiwetalu Agu was arrested by soldiers yesterday.
It is high time that every Nigerian should understand that the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable as every citizen of the country must work together to make the country move forward. There have been agitations for separation by different groups around the country which have led to the arrest and detention of the leaders of the different groups, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho.
Popular Nollywood actor Chinwetalu Agu has been faced with investigations ever since he was seen wearing the Biafra regalia in public around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state. This led to his detention by Nigerian military in Onitsha, Anambra state, where he was held for one night before being freed after significant intervention from friends, family, and attorneys.
Daddy freeze has reacted to the release of Chinwetalu Agu on Instagram saying that " if the soldiers had taken a picture with Chinwetalu Agu all smiling and under the photo, they put a disclaimer which read: Although we do not in any way support Biafra and are working towards a united Nigeria, we couldn't help but recognize this veteran.
Ace Nollywood actor Chinwetalu Agu has said the attire he wore that prompted his arrest Thursday was a “civil dress,” explaining that the ‘rising sun’ design on it means that he “must rise”. Chinwetalu Agu (C) Screenshot via YouTube He was accused by the Army of inciting the public and soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Department of State Services (DSS) has released actress Chiwetalu Agu, who was arrested after being released by soldiers on October 8th. Ejezie Emeka Rollas, the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, verified his ultimate release. Chinwetalu Agu's nightmare began on October 7th, when he was assaulted by soldiers in Onitsha's Upper Iweka neighborhood for wearing Biafra insignia.
Biafara: Army Releases Arrested Nollywood Actor Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu, has been released from custody of the Nigerian Army. The actor was arrested at Upper Iweka bridge, Onitsha, Anambra State, after some soldiers spotted him dressed in Biafran attire He was accused of campaigning for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria has criticized hatefully the Department of State Services and the Nigeria Army for arresting Veteran Nollywood actor, Chinewtalu Agu. In a statement signed by HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group describes Agu's arrest as injustice and ethnic profiling.
Since yesterday the members of Actors Guild of Nigeria(AGN), Association of Movie Producers(AMP) have been making moves to secure the release of their colleague and veteran and today according to a press release by actors Guild of Nigeria's director of communications Monalisa Chinda, Chief Chinwetalu Agu has been released to the association led by Mr Emeka Rollas through His SA Steve Eboh who confirmed the release.