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Chief Of Staff To Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Dies In London

It is a sad day for the Abia people as Chief of Staff to Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, Chief Chijioke Nwakodo, has been declared dead.

Nwakodo, 56, died in a London hospital on Thursday evening, his younger brother, Mr. Obidike Nwakodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Umuahia.

Nwakodo said news of his death was communicated to the family on Thursday evening.

He said that arrangements were on to formally convey the message to the governor.

Nwakodo, a father of two, was appointed Chief of Staff to the governor on June 3, 2015.

Only Independence Of Biafra Can Guarantee Us Freedom -- Asari Dokubo

Former militant leader, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has stated that the only basis that can guarantee the people of the South East and South South the freedom they need and deserve, is the Independence of Biafra.

Asari Dokubo made this assertion in a recent video interview, where he struck at the Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, chief campaigner of the #Ourmumudondo group as well as the former Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resoruces, Diezani Madueke, stating that “they can pretend all they want,” but their true freedom can only guaranteed in Biafra republic.

Youths Reportedly Hired For The Pro-Buhari Protest Pictured Smoking At The Rally (See Full Pictures)

Pro-Buhari protesters reportedly hired by the cabal in the Presidency to counter the anti-Buhari #Resumeorresign protesters were pictured smoking publicly during their Pro-Buhari rallytoday, Friday at the Unity Fountain, FCT, Abuja. 

Recall the APC-led Federal government of Nigeria had sometime in July, this year, passed a Law that prohibits smoking in Public places and in such organised public gatherings. 

Nigeria On The Brink Of Disaster -- Chief Emeka Anayoku

With the plethora of national issues that have seemingly kept Nigeria on the brink of breakup, Odogwu nwafor Igbo, Elder statesman and former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has predicted Nigeria’s doom by describing the country as a nation sleep-walking into disaster.

Chief Emeka who spoke at the Akintola Williams Foundation (AWF) 2nd Annual Lecture with the theme: “Re-establishing Nigeria’s Leadership Position in the World,” has this to say.

"No More Blames, Excuses"...Acting President, Osibanjo Charges Ministers

The Acting president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has got tired of the blame-game of APC administration and has perhaps realized it was a huge waste of effort and resources spending half of their tenure blaming the past administration.

Prof Osibanjo told Ministers in the Federal Executive Council, during the Cabinet retreat on ERGP implementation and 2018 budget preparation process held at the state house in Abuja yesterday, Thursday that excuses will no longer be tenable in the Buhari-led administration.

Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Who Will Takeover In Anambra State When Election Is Boycotted

As the tension grows steamer in anticipation of the Anambra state election which comes up on November 18th, more intense campaign for and against the election continue to swindle the public.

Leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who has called for the boycott of the election, has answered critics who claimed that by boycotting the election, there would vacuum which would lead to the declaration of state of emergency.

Arewa Youths Protest For The Rearrest Of Nnamdi Kanu In Abuja (See Full Pictures)

The Arewa youths in their countable numbers have taken to the street of the Federal Capital Territory to protest for the rearrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu. 

According to the group, Nnamdi Kanu has flouted the bail conditions that were given to him during bail by Justice Nyako Binta of the Federal High Court, which included not holding public gatherings and rallies, not appearing in the midst of more than 10 persons and not granting interviews.

Actor Jim Iyke Joins The "Buhari Resume Or Resign" Protest

Odogwu nwafor Igbo, James Ikechukwwu Esomugha popularly known as Jim Iyke Charly Boy has now joined the Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy (Area Fada) led #ourmumudondo protest group.

The Anambra state born actor joined his Imo state brother, Charly boy, to protest together with few other Nigerians over the protracted medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling for him to resume or resign to enable good governance and meaningful development take force.

What Ambode Will Do To Nnamdi Kanu If He Visits Lagos State -- Lagos Lawmaker, Segun Reveals

More reactions and intrigues gather with the pronouncement of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that he would visit Lagos state.

Latest in the news is a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Segun Olulade who has warned Kanu to rather remain “where he is coming” and jettison the thought of come to shut down Lagos state.

According to Segun, Lagos state governor, A Akinwunmi Ambode would deal decisively with anyone who tries to destabilize the “peaceful city” of Lagos.

Court Freezes Accounts Of Abia, Two Other States Over Paris Club Refund

Abia state is one of the sufferers of the order of the court to freeze the accounts of some state governments over mismanagement of the Paris Club Refund.

Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court today, Monday, issued an ex-parte order directing that the Paris-London Club Refund bank accounts of Abia, Cross River, and Delta states be frozen.

See Gov Fayose's Reaction To The Ozubulu Massacre

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has decried the senseless massacre of the worhsipers at St Philips church Anambra state.

Fayose who too to his Twtter handle to send his condolence to the people and government of Anambra state, expressed his feelings in an emotional message.

In one of the tweets, he questioned: "what is wrong with us as a people?"

See messages above

Ozubulu Massacre: Read Full Broadcast Of Gov. Willie Obiano

Here is the Special Broadcast by the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano on the St Phillips Catholic Church Killings at Ozubulu on August 7, 2017.

Good morning fellow citizens

Ndi Anambra ekenem unu

With a sorrowful heart, I stand before you today to brief you on the tragic killing of 12 people at St Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa, Ozubulu yesterday.

Anambra Govt, Police Report On Ozubulu Massacre False, Witnesses Speak, Say Armed Men Were In Army Uniform

The purported report by the Anambra state Police command as well as the government of the state, making round on the insensitive and barbaric massacre of innocent worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church of the state have been flawed and debunked as FALSE with the account by eye witness-worshippers at the church who are also, indigenes of the state. 

According to the Nigerian Police as re-echoed by the state government, the mass shooting was a result of a disagreement between two billionaire brothers from the village, one of whom built the Church. 

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