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15 persons die in Cross River State

The Director-General of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Mr John Inaku, has confirmed the death of fifteen people who lost their lives in  21 communities in severe flooding in Cross River in July and August this year. Four major streets in Calabar South, including Goldie, Target, Yellow-Duke, Ekpo-Abasi and others were heavily flooded after a down pour early on Monday. Inaku listed Local Government Areas in the state affected by flooding as Obudu, Yala, Ogoja, Boki, Etung, Ikom, Obubra, Abi, Biase, Akamkpa, Odukpani and Calabar South. According to him, no fewer than 21 communities in 12 Local Government Areas in the state have been flooded with thousands of residents displaced. Inaku told NAN on the sidelines of the tour that crops such as cassava, yams, groundnuts, okro, vegetables and other cash crops had been destroyed by the flooding. “Between July and August this year, we have witnessed 217 flood cases in 21 communities in 12 Local Government Areas of the st

If I’m rearrested, this country will burn” – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu , leader of the  Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB ),  on Saturday granted an interview to  The Sun , where he discussed the actualization of Biafra, the planned boycott of the Anambra Elections, and the Federal Government asking the High Court to rearrest him for flouting bail conditions. Kanu said the support he has gotten from his tour of “Biafran territory” has never been replicated by anyone, not by any visiting dignitary, Head of State, political or religious leader. He said it is the people’s civic responsibility to boycott the Anambra elections, adding that a “total and absolute boycott” will be implemented. On  President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s s peech upon his return from his over 100 days medical vacation , Kanu said he doesn’t believe the president wrote the speech. He asked why those calling for his arrest have refused to call for the arrest of the coalition of Northern youths who gave the quit notice to Igbos to leave the North before October 1. Asked if he

Biafra: Police Deploys Personnel To Southeast, Ready To Arrest Nnamdi Kanu

The Nigerian Police said it has mobilized more officers to the South Eastern and the South South part of the country According to the police, this was in a bid to prevent a breach of the peace, which may result from the activities of Biafran agitators ahead of the upcoming Anambra State governorship election. The police also said it was waiting for the court to give a go ahead for the arrest of the Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Nigerian Government had last week demanded that the Federal High Court in Abuja revoke the bail granted to Kanu. Speaking to Punch, the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said “We have made additional deployments, particularly in Anambra State, because of the upcoming governorship election and also to other South-East and South- South states to ensure that IPOB did not actualise its threat of stopping the election. “So also, any pronouncement from the court would be strictly enforced, irrespective of the persons involved. “No

Lagos Assembly to sue Nollywood actress, Ufoma Ejenabor over allegations of assault

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday said it will take a legal action against claims made by a Nollywood actress, Ufoma Ejenabor . Addressing a media briefing on the issue, Segun Olusesi , the Chief of Staff of the Assembly, said the House will make the issue a deterrent case. The incident,which happened on October 29 on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, had two different accounts from the two parties. While Ufoma claimed one of the vehicles (the Pilot) in the lawmakers' convoy hit her Nissan Xterra car, Mr. Olusesi, who claimed to be driving directly behind the Pilot vehicle said Miss Ufoma drove into the convoy, hitting the left rear of ‘the pilot ‘ vehicle's bumper with her right front bumper. "Even if it is true that we hit her car, which cannot be proven from the video recording, when there is an accident on the road, the first thing you do is not to call a lawyer. So, it was obvious she was onto something right from the beginning and that was why the Speaker directed

Bloody Sallah day in Nigeria, 33 killed

It was a bloody Sallah day in Nigeria as a Boko Haram attack and three different auto accidents resulted in thirty-three deaths The foregoing was the situation in parts of Borno, Ogun and Edo states yesterday after Boko Haram terrorists attacked an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) camp at Banki on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, stabbing 11 to death, and a timber laden truck ploughed into a crowd of Muslims at Eid el Kabir prayers in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State. Two children worshippers were instantly. Enraged by the development, other worshippers swooped on the truck driver in order to lynch him, but they ended up clubbing to death one of the policemen from Ijebu-Igbo Police Divisional Headquarters who came to the driver’s aid. The deceased policeman’s colleagues gave his name as Joseph Adejuwon. Eyewitnesses said the truck was navigating a hilly road on the seedy Atikori area when it veered off the road and crashed into a packed vehicle before mowing down the two victims. Seve