IPOB spreading fake gory videos in social media

The Nigerian Government has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using fake and doctored videos of mass killings, harvested from other parts of Africa and doctored to look current, to mislead the international community and win their support. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this when he addressed Online Publishers in Lagos on Monday. ”We must warn the nation against IPOB’s next line of action, which is to externalize their lies and propaganda. Now they are writing to the governments and the national parliaments…

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Melaye’s Recall: INEC releases new timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct verification for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, on Oct. 14. Melaye is representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja on Monday. Ogakwu said the verification would take place in all polling units in Kogi West, while INEC notification for the exercise would be released on Oct. 3. She said that INEC had fixed Oct. 5 as…

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Hurricane Maria: Dominica PM escapes death

Island of Dominica Prime Minister (PM) Roosevelt Skerrit escaped death early Tuesday after hurricane Maria made a landfall in the Caribbean with sustained winds of 260km/h (160mph). The hurricane which flooded the house of the PM also blew off the roof of his house. Skerrit posted on Facebook that his roof had been torn off and that he was “at the complete mercy of the hurricane”, later adding that he had been rescued. Hurricane Maria, strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, forced the closure of Dominica’s airport and…

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Election: Clinton mulls legal action against Trump

Hillary Clinton said Monday she would not rule out challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election if investigations later prove that Russia meddled with the process. Clinton, however, said she doubted the legality of such a move. “I don’t know if there is any legal constitutional way to do that,” she told NPR’s Terry Gross in an interview that aired Monday afternoon. Gross pressed the former first lady and Democratic candidate on whether that meant she would “completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn…

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Boko Haram kills Borno state village Imam, 16 others

The Police in Borno state  have confirmed the killing of an Islamic cleric and 16 others  by Boko Haram gunmen and bombers in separate incidents in two villages. DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said an Imam and three persons  were killed when the insurgents stormed Kurumari village in Magumeri council area on Sunday. “On September 17, at about 22:30 hours, some suspects reasonably believed to be Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kurumari village, about 14 kilometres east of Magumeri town, in Magumeri local government area. “Four persons including…

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Cholera kills 48 in Borno State – Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno state. The organisation otherwise called Doctors without Borders, said that 2, 627 cases of the disease were recorded by the state ministry of health. Anna Cilliers, MSF’s Medical Coordinator said that the organisation had scaled up its campaign to contain the cholera outbreak in Maiduguri, Monguno and Dikwa local government areas of the state. “As new cases of cholera emerged from Monguno, Dikwa and…

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ASUU chairman, others dismissed after investigation, says VC

The relative peace being enjoyed by the members of the Lagos State University (LASU) community seems to be under a threat with the recent sack and sanction of 17 members of the academic and non-academic staff of the university of which the chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LASU chapter, Dr. Isaac Akinloye Oyewunmi and his deputy Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu was affected. Since the decision of the governing council was made public, it has been accusations and counter accusations with the executives of ASUU-LASU crying foul play and…

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ASUU suspends five-week old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its five weeks old strike following a closed door meeting with the Federal Government’s delegation. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President announced this at a news conference after the closed door meeting with the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja. He said they decided to conditionally suspend the strike action in view of the timeline of October 2017 for the implementation of the signed agreement. According to Ogunyemi, after an elaborate and extensive consultation process, the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU…

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Northern states move against retaliatory attacks

The Northern Governors’ Forum yesterday said measures had been put in place to avert reprisals in the region following alleged attacks on their kinsmen in Rivers State and parts of the East. The assurance, which followed the recent killings in Oyigbo axis of the state, was given by the high-powered delegation led by the forum’s chairman and chief executive of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, during a visit to Governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt. Others in the team were Governors Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina); Aminu Waziri (Sokoto); Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi)…

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EFCC returns N36 million to school allegedly defrauded by bank workers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has returned a sum of N36,186,012 to Mrs. Ifeoma Chukwuogo, proprietress of Jephtah International School, East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as money recovered from three suspected fraudsters, who allegedly diverted the school’s money for their private use. The suspects include Cyril Ameh Idakwoji, an employee of a new generation bank, who was the account officer of the school; Boma Obama Chisom, who posed as the Customer Relations Officer of the bank and Aderemi Adebayo Moses, who prints fake documents. Presenting the money…

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