Second Niger Bridge to be opened February, 2022 – FG

The Federal Government has released a date for the opening to traffic of the 2nd Niger Bridge. The Managing Director and Chief Executive of National Inland Waterways, (NIWA), George Moghalu, announced that the 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic from February, 2022. Moghalu said this at the flag-off of a bathymetric survey of the Aghommili-Mmamu-Ezu-Nkisi-Niger River course in Anambra State. He said: “By February next year 2022, the new 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened for vehicular use. President Muhammadu Buhari had flagged off the construction of the…

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Eastern govs, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, other Igbo leaders reject secession

…Pledge allegiance to one Nigeria…FG admits S’East ‘well marginalised’ A delegation from the Federal Government, led by the Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi, (rtd), as well as the governors of the five States of the South-East and other leaders of political, religious and traditional institutions in the zone have reiterated their commitment to peace, unity and stability of the country. Addressing newsmen after a closed-door meeting on the security challenges confronting the region at the Government House, Enugu meeting, Magashi disclosed that the delegation will relay the commitment reached…

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How IPOB hoodlums mistakenly slaughtered cows belonging to Igbos in S/East

An Anambra-based cattle dealer, Chibuike Okafor, has cried out that he has lost over 50 cows in the recent slaughter of cows by the Igbo agitators against Fulani herdsmen.  Okafor, who made this known when he met the Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, on Tuesday, said that most of the cows in the South-East are owned by Igbo businessmen.  According to him, over 50 of his cows were set ablaze by an angry mob at Kwata junction, Awka, Anambra State.  Okafor said that it…

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Attacks on Northerners in S/East: “We cannot bear it any longer” – Wamakko

…Says ‘Enough is enough’ Former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has called on political leaders and other prominent persons in the South-East to speak up on the attacks on Northerners in that part of the country. In a statement he personally signed and issued yesterday, titled: “A clarion call on Igbo leaders: Enough Is Enough“, Wamakko said, “If leaders from the South-East feel they can allow their people to do what they wanted, we may have no choice than to stop dousing the increasing tension among our…

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Insecurity: Ohanaeze Ndigbo denounces secessionist agenda, says Igbos won’t support Nigeria’s breakup

…Calls for dialogue The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the Federal Government to engage in dialogue in resolving insecurity challenges currently ravaging the country. The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador George Obiozor, while addressing a press conference in Enugu on Friday, cautioned President Buhari-led administration against the use of force, saying the use of force won’t resolve the nation’s crisis. Obiozor, a former Ambassador to the United Nations, (UN), urged the government to investigate the destruction of lives in the South-East, saying, “We want to make it clear…

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Nigeria ready to give South-East another civil war – Senator

The Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, said the Nigerian Government will not bow to the demands of “insurgents” in the South-East but to give them another civil war. The Senator, who represents Bauchi-North senatorial district in the National Assembly, stated this during an interview during a television programme. Bulkachuwa noted that the South-East had tried in the past to separate the country which resulted in a civil war. “There are people who feel democracy is not good enough for them and they want to devise their…

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Northern traders suspend supply of onions to South-East

The Onion Producers and Marketers Association, (OPMAN), has directed its members to suspend supply to the South-East geo-political zone over the worsening insecurity in the region. This was the outcome of their meeting held in Sokoto yesterday. Briefing newsmen, the OPMAN President, Aliyu Isah, said the decision became necessary in view of the happenings in Imo State where two trucks loaded with onions were hijacked by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). “We cannot continue supplying them with onions until we are sure of the safety of…

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“How IPOB members burnt our 2 palm oil trucks worth N80m” – Kano traders

Chairman, Galadima Road Traders Association, Kano state, Mustapha Shu’aibu Sulaiman, yesterday narrated how suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), attacked their trucks carrying palm oil from the eastern part of the country to Kano State. His words: “Two trucks fully loaded with palm oil belonging to our members were attacked in Nsukka Local Government in Enugu state on their way to Kano state from South East on Sunday. The two trucks were carrying 2,544 jerry cans of palm oil; one was carrying 1,056, while the other…

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Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom shun IPOB sit-at-home order

It appears the influence of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been restricted to the five 5 South-East States. On Monday, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers and Akwa-Ibom States, that were part of the Biafra regional government during the civil war in 1967-1970, shunned the sit-at-home directive. While there have been controversies over the exact map of the Biafra States, the outcome of the sit-at-home appears to be restricting the map to five states of Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi. In these States, the…

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IGP launches ‘Operation Restore Peace’ in South-East

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali yesterday launched an operation codenamed: ‘Operation Restore Peace‘, (Operation RP), in the South-East geo-political zone. Speaking while launching the Operation RP at the Okpara Square in Enugu, in the company of the South-East Governors led by Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Acting IGP said the operation was customised to bring back the cherished peace that the region was known for. According to him, the operation would boost the efforts of the Police to change the narrative to what the Igbo man…

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