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04 December, 2019

They Want To Kill Me Because I Am Defending IPOB- Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Speaks From Hiding

They Want To Kill Me Because I Am Defending IPOB- Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Speaks From Hiding
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has come out to state his own side of the story on how his home in Oriaifite, Anambra state was ”invaded” by police officers on Monday December 2nd.
The police had reportedly gone to his house for a search after it got information that some kidnap victims were being held in his compound. During the search, a fight ensued and two police officers were killed and their remains burnt. Ejiofor has since been declared wanted by the police over the clash and the death of the police officers.
In a video he made and posted online, Ejiofor said some persons are after his life because he is standing up for IPOB members and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

“On Sunday being the first day of December 2019, I was called at about 8pm to 9pm by the DPO and he never passed any message to me. Then in the morning, at about 6am, I got a call from my elder brother that police have invaded my premises led by the area commander himself. I requested to speak with the area commander and he obliged which conversation was so recorded. 
“I requested to know why they were in my house because I wasn’t around. He said they came to arrest one of my wards who participated in a local conflict. He demanded to see me and I said I will be back around 10:30 in the morning. I told him I will come to see him at the station when I am back. 
“He said okay, but he emphasised that time is of essence. That I should keep to time. Then I became worried, because I came back on the 24th of November 2019 for my brother’s burial and I have been around. I never had any issues with anybody, I never stepped out of my house. When I came back around 10, I told my mother I want to go see the area commander, but on a second thought I decided to go see my uncle who will accompany me.
“When I left the house for my uncle’s place, that served as a saving grace. We were on our way to the commander’s office taking an unconventional way when I got a call from my junior brother that the police were in my house and they opened fire on all living object, including persons in my house. So, I was like someone came about 6 in the morning, had a conversation with him on an offence I don’t even know anything about and I promised him as a lawyer that I am going to be in his office, then what happened in my house took me by surprise.
“I was confused about what was going on. As I speak now, I am homeless. They have burnt down the house. Many people who were running for safety were also killed. Over 20 person have been killed. My mum was gunned, and now receiving treatment. What is my offence for being IPOB lawyer?
“I decided to take refuge within the neighbourhood. The reports kept coming in as to the atrocities they were committing in my house including roping people around the area. At the end, they took away the bodies of those they killed in my house in their own van to a place along Onitsha-Owerri express road, burnt all of them and left. That is all I know that transpired.”
“I’ve committed no offence known to law. They are actually interested in getting me out of the way. They are interested in killing me because they have seen me as thorn in their flesh. Because I am defending members of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu. Any place they arrest any IPOB member, they will always see me there. And I have defeated them in virtual all of the cases. The terrorism tag on IPOB is being challenged at the court of appeal and we are awaiting judgement,” he said. 

They Want To Kill Me Because I Am Defending IPOB- Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Speaks From Hiding

 They Want To Kill Me Because I Am Defending IPOB- Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Speaks From Hiding
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has come out to state his own side of the story on how his home in Oriaifite, Anambra state was ”invaded” by police officers on Monday December 2nd.
The police had reportedly gone to his house for a search after it got information that some kidnap victims were being held in his compound. During the search, a fight ensued and two police officers were killed and their remains burnt. Ejiofor has since been declared wanted by the police over the clash and the death of the police officers.
In a video he made and posted online, Ejiofor said some persons are after his life because he is standing up for IPOB members and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

“On Sunday being the first day of December 2019, I was called at about 8pm to 9pm by the DPO and he never passed any message to me. Then in the morning, at about 6am, I got a call from my elder brother that police have invaded my premises led by the area commander himself. I requested to speak with the area commander and he obliged which conversation was so recorded. 
“I requested to know why they were in my house because I wasn’t around. He said they came to arrest one of my wards who participated in a local conflict. He demanded to see me and I said I will be back around 10:30 in the morning. I told him I will come to see him at the station when I am back. 
“He said okay, but he emphasised that time is of essence. That I should keep to time. Then I became worried, because I came back on the 24th of November 2019 for my brother’s burial and I have been around. I never had any issues with anybody, I never stepped out of my house. When I came back around 10, I told my mother I want to go see the area commander, but on a second thought I decided to go see my uncle who will accompany me.
“When I left the house for my uncle’s place, that served as a saving grace. We were on our way to the commander’s office taking an unconventional way when I got a call from my junior brother that the police were in my house and they opened fire on all living object, including persons in my house. So, I was like someone came about 6 in the morning, had a conversation with him on an offence I don’t even know anything about and I promised him as a lawyer that I am going to be in his office, then what happened in my house took me by surprise.
“I was confused about what was going on. As I speak now, I am homeless. They have burnt down the house. Many people who were running for safety were also killed. Over 20 person have been killed. My mum was gunned, and now receiving treatment. What is my offence for being IPOB lawyer?
“I decided to take refuge within the neighbourhood. The reports kept coming in as to the atrocities they were committing in my house including roping people around the area. At the end, they took away the bodies of those they killed in my house in their own van to a place along Onitsha-Owerri express road, burnt all of them and left. That is all I know that transpired.”
“I’ve committed no offence known to law. They are actually interested in getting me out of the way. They are interested in killing me because they have seen me as thorn in their flesh. Because I am defending members of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu. Any place they arrest any IPOB member, they will always see me there. And I have defeated them in virtual all of the cases. The terrorism tag on IPOB is being challenged at the court of appeal and we are awaiting judgement,” he said. 
Source: NAIRA TIME

25 October, 2019

Sokoto Recovers 102 Arms From Bandits

Sokoto Recovers 102 Arms From Bandits
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Thursday handed over 102 arms recovered from repentant bandits to the police.
According to the governor, 23 AK47, seven General Purpose Machine guns, 50 locally made rifles and two M4 magazines as well as 30 empty magazines were recovered from them.
This, he said, was in compliance with the terms of the on-going negotiation with them.
Tambuwal, however, called on states affected by banditry to embrace dialogue as a tool to fight the trend in order to have lasting peace.
“We have to arrive at a common stand to actualise a responsive approach that would bring peace especially in the North-west axis which is the worst hit by the menace,” he said.
He described the feat as a remarkable milestone which would not have been successful without the cooperation, support and understanding of all security agencies in the state.

22 October, 2019

Peter Obi Donates N2m For Treatment Of Affected Victims Of Onitsha Explosion


Over the weekend, alongside distinguished members of the PDP, I paid a solidarity visit to Ochanja & Upper Iweka markets in Onitsha,
following the fuel tanker explosion fire that ravaged the area. In addition, I donated N2m for immediate treatment of the affected.

Watch Video Below:



15 October, 2019

NIMC: National ID Card Renewal Costs ₦5,000 Payable Through Remita

NIMC: National ID Card Renewal Costs ₦5,000 Payable Through Remita
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says the renewal of the National Identity Card will cost five thousand naira (N5,000) payable through remita.

This was disclosed by its tweeter handle (@nimc_ng) monitored by newsmen in Abuja on Monday, and confirmed by a staff of the Corporate Department of the NIMC.

NIMC also said that applicants who wish to renew their card can visit any NIMC office with the required documents to obtain their card.

“The requirements include a written application with attached proof of payment receipt made through remita, bank teller, NIN slip and submit it at our office.

“Card renewal costs N5,000 payable through remita,” NIMC tweeted.

The tweet also explained that the main focus of the commission was to ensure that all Nigerians are enrolled.

“Our main focus is ensuring that all Nigerians are enrolled and issued their NIN and Your NIN is the most important token of your enrollment.”
According to the commission, Nigerians can authenticate their National Identity Number through NIMC verification portal.

”Your NIN can be authenticated through our verfification portal without your card” NIMC tweeted.

“You will be issued your cards when funds permit, Please bear with us and Your NIN is generated immediately for you upon successful completion of your enrolment.”

21 July, 2019

What Ahmed Musa said about Obi Mikel, Ighalo’s retirement





Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa has reacted to the retirements of ex-captain, John Obi Mikel and top striker, Odion Ighalo, from international football.
Musa said they will be “greatly missed”.
Mikel recorded 88 appearances for Nigeria and announced his retirement from the national team on Thursday, a day after the Super Eagles won the third-place match at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.



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Mikel, who recently signed for Trabzonspor, featured twice in the 2019 AFCON.
Ighalo, who won the Golden Boot award with five goals, has also hinted his decision to retire from the Super Eagles.
Musa wished his former teammates the best in their future endeavours.
“As hard as it is to accept that you guys have retired from the National Team, it’s been nothing but a privilege and a great honour to play with you guys,” Musa posted on Instagram.
“Here’s wishing you nothing but the absolute best in your future pursuits. You will be greatly missed in the team John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo.”


19 July, 2019

Photo: Police arrest notorious female armed robber

Photo: Police arrest notorious female armed robber
 Photo: Police arrest notorious female armed robber terrorising Anambra community
The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday, arrested a female armed robber and her accomplice, who have been terrorising Abatete community with robberies and other heinous crimes.
 
 
Parading the suspects, spokesperson of the command, Haruna Mohammed, said that on Thursday, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Eziowelle Division in conjunction with Abatete vigilante group arrested duo namely, 
 
(1) Ifeoma Joy Ugegbe alias "Sabath" 'f aged 20 years and,
(2) Ifeanyi Chinweze alias "cheplat" 'm' aged 19 years both from Oranto Ukpo in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State. 
 
 
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one cut -to -size single barrel gun loaded with a cartridge.
 
 
The case is under investigation after which the suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.

18 July, 2019

Herdsmen attacks: News

Herdsmen attacks: News

Yoruba elders under the umbrella of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), on Thursday, urged state Houses of Assemblies in the South-West geo-political zone as well as Kwara and Kogi States to promulgate laws that will see an end to open grazing.
YCE, while kicking against open grazing within the South-West geopolitical zone, called on state legislators in these states, to urgently enact laws outlawing nomadic grazing in Yorubaland.
The group in a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital where new leaders were elected, said grazing routes of the pre-independence era and the first republic have been wiped off and in most cases taken over by housing estates.
YCE stated that grazing is no longer feasible because the cattle would destroy farmland and impoverish the people.
While reading the nine-point communiqué signed by the new President, Justice Ademola Bakre; Chairmen from Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun and Kwara States as well as Chairmen, UK and USA chapters, the Secretary-General of the group, Dr. Kunle Olajide, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the RUGA project, urging him to do more to restore the dwindling confidence of Nigerians in his administration.
The group in the communiqué insisted that what the country needs now is true federalism, noting that the President must without delay revisit the 2014 National Conference report and the El-Rufai committee report on devolution of power.
The communiqué read, “The Council notes the palpable tension in the country arising from the frightening state of insecurity which has now gravitated from the North East and is gradually enveloping the six zones of the country. Tragic stories of kidnapping for ransom, murder, herdsmen/farmers clashes adorn the media virtually everyday.
“The unfortunate introduction of RUGA after the failed attempt to establish cattle colonies has heightened mutual suspicion amongst the ethnic groups because of what some Nigerians suspect could be sinister plans to hijack peoples land and establish militia of occupation in all parts of the country.
“The YCE believes Mr. President can heal the gaping wounds in the polity by reassuring Nigerians with his actions walking the talk on his preachment for unity. Politics and 2023 Presidency should be put at bay now. We are in a state of emergency; all hands must be on deck to lower the political temperature of the country.”
On the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunrinwho was murdered along Ore road by suspected herders, the elders called on governors of the Yoruba States, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi and Ondo to deploy technology to monitor our forests and flush out criminals masquerading as herdsmen from our forests”.
The new president, Justice Bakre, in his acceptance speech, said he was ashamed that people who are called elders were doing wrong things, noting that he, as the leader of the council, would not go cap in hands begging the governors for any largesse.