The apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as the greatest enemy of Igbo people in the last 200 years. Ohanaeze’s Secretary General, Barr. Uche Okwukwu in a chat with DAILY POST claimed that Kanu collected money from enemies of Igbos to destroy the Southeast. Okwukwu maintained that the actions of the IPOB leader was undermining the chances of the Southeast to produce the next Nigeria’s president. He said: “This is a man that asked Igbo to destroy their Voters Registration Cards and not to vote. 48 hours to the election, he collected money from PDP and asked the people to vote; so what will they have used to vote? “Kanu’s action undermines the interest of Ndigbo political
Five persons were allegedly killed on Monday at Trikania in Sabogeri Nasarawa under Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State during a clash between youths and police enforcing the stay-at-home order in the state over the Coronavirus outbreak. SaharaReporters gathered that the traders converged at a temporary market located at Trikania following the closure of Monday market as a result of the lockdown order.It was gathered that the Civilian Joint Task Force made attempts to disperse the traders but the move was resisted by youths in the area, who were said to have overpowered the task force. The situation led to a reinforcement of armed policemen from Kakuri Division.The police were said to have opened fire on the angry mob upon arrival in an attempt to disperse ...
Critic, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has attacked Pastor Chris Oyakhilome over comment that the Federal Government locked down Lagos and Abuja to secretly installed 5G. Oyakhilome had in a TV interview said the Federal Government locked down Abuja and Lagos to install 5G and not because of Coronavirus. “5G is the reason the Federal Government has to lockdown Abuja and Lagos so the 5G could be installed. And there are other cities planned for and as I said before, what killed people in Wuhan, China is not the virus, it was the 5G. If you say it is not, tell us how you discovered yours,” Oyakhilome said. Reacting to the development, Daddy Freeze said he was totally disappointed in Oyakhilome over the rubbish comment. “I am disappointed in Chris Oy
Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says the conditional cash transfer initiative of the federal government is fraught with faults. Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, had said that the ministry had commenced cash transfer to the poorest households in the country to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. But in an interview with Fresh FM 105.9 on Monday, Makinde, who recovered from COVID-19 in less than a week, said he is not impressed with how the poor are identified. The governor claimed 80 per cent of the funds meant for disbursement in the state is wasted, adding that the remaining 20 per cent is meagre and inconsequential. Asked if he wanted to “police” the initiative, Makinde said he has no p
The Abia State Police Command has arrested an inspector who reportedly shot dead a civilian, along Ururuka Road, Ogbor Hill, Aba. The policeman, simply identified as Stanley was arrested for shooting one Mr Chibuisi, while enforcing the lockdown in the area. Stanley was said to have tried to stop a vehicle that allegedly violated the lockdown order and the bullet went off and hit the victim who later died in the hospital while receiving medical attention. Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Mr Ene Okon, who confirmed the arrest of the policeman, said the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID. The CP said: ”The police as an institution does not take such a thing lightly. That police inspector was arrested immediately and deta
On Sunday the Niger State Government has relaxes its curfew imposed on the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19. This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sani Bello, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje. Mary Noel said civil servants on Grade Level 1-12 earlier directed to stay at home are now to resume work on Monday 6th April, 2020 from 8am to 2pm “Intra and Inter state movement of people and vehicles across the state remain banned. All entry points to the state remain closed except those on essential services,” it read. “Markets to open from 8am to 2pm. Marketers to adhere strictly to the precautionary measures of the Ministry of Health. “Local government areas that share common boarder with neighboring states to ensure
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has hinted that the current lockdown in the state could be extended beyond the initial 14 days. Sanwo-Olu stated this while briefing journalists on Saturday. The governor said the extension would depend on how the situation is handled in Lagos. “If there’s a need to extend the lockdown, I will. We got one discharged patient today (recovered from the coronavirus). “We are going to sit down with the committee that is working on the community markets and see if we can announce more next week,” Sanwo-Olu said. Of the 209 cases of COVID-19 currently recorded in Nigeria, Lagos has the highest number at 109 patients.
Members of the House of Representatives are set to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a statement issued on Saturday, noted that the proposed Bill will help in boosting the economy through the informal sector as the country prepares for the aftermath of the coronavirus. According to him, the Bill which will be the second Stimulus Bill by the Green Chamber will be considered immediately the House reconvenes from its ongoing break, declared due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, the National Assembly leadership says the resumption date which had initially been slated for April 7, will be extended by ...
On Thursday the Nigerian Army has released phone numbers for citizens to report any unprofessional conduct by soldiers while enforcing the lock down orders. This became necessary following videos and pictures being circulated of soldiers allegedly torturing Nigerians on the streets. However, the Nigerian Army had described the video shared on Social medias as fake. Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, The coordinator, Defence Media Operations, in a statement said that the videos were not related to the present military engagement of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in enforcing the lock down on COVID-19. In a new post on its Twitter page, the military wrote: “Report any unprofessional conduct by Nigerian army personnel during Covid-19 lockdown. “Send t
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder, Christ Embassy has warned that anyone who arrested a pastor in this Coronavirus period is in danger. He was speaking on reports that some pastors were arrested by government officials in a bid to enforce social distancing in churches. He said the authority went in there and arrested the pastor and that the leader of the gang was so pompous and announcing how he succeeded in arresting the pastor. “He was excited he arrested a Pastor. Terrible! But he is not the first to arrest a pastor. Jesus was arrested and Jesus was doing what the people didn’t want Him to do and the Apostles did what they were not allowed to do. The Government said, ‘Don’t preach in this name anymore’. They went on preaching. Right?! They arrested them. :So it i