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You can’t stop Biafra, MASSOB tells Buhari, Army

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The Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra has condemned  a fresh military invasion of the home  of Eze Israel Kanu, the father of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, at Afara Ukwu, Abia State. In a statement in Awka, Anambra State, on Monday by MASSOB’s National Director […]

Peter Obi blames agitations on leadership failure

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A former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, on Monday said agitations for the break-up of Nigeria were the result of years of bad governance by the past and current governments. Obi expressed the view in a keynote address entitled, ‘Good governance as a panacea for peace and stability,’ which he delivered at the […]

Buhari meets northern govs on possible oil exploration, security

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met separately with three state governors from the northern part of the country on issues bordering on the possible oil exploration in the North as well as security among others. The governors include Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State;  Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State  and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State. The […]

UPDATED: Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes northern Chile

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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The tremor hit 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of the coastal city of Arica, which is near the border with Peru, the US agency said. The quake struck at a depth of 82 kilometers, it added. Chile is one of the world’s […]

CBN forex supply hits $390m in one week

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The Central Bank of Nigeria injected a total of $195m into the interbank foreign exchange market on Monday, with the naira remaining unchanged at 363 against the United States dollar. The CBN on Tuesday, last week, intervened in the interbank forex market with the sale of $195m. Figures released by the bank on Monday showed […]

50 million Nigerians have no electricity, says Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said 50 million people out of the nation’s 180 million population have no access to electricity. “Nigeria’s 180 million people, over 50 million have no power,” Osinbajo said in his keynote address at the Financial Times Africa Summit holding in London. The Vice President told the gathering that as part of […]