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NIGERIAN MILITARY DECLARES IPOB A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, GIVES REASONS

The Nigerian military has declared the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, a “terrorist organisation.” The military made the declaration in a statement on Friday by the Director of Defence Information, John Enenche.

Read the military’s full statement: “The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) group which has posed to be a security challenge in the Country, has been metamorphosing from one stage to the other. .

After due professional analysis and recent developments, it has become expedient, to notify the general public that; the claim by IPOB actors that the organization is non-violent is not true. .

Hence, the need to bring to public awareness the true and current state of IPOB. In this regard, some of their actions, clandestinely and actively, that has been terrorising the general public among others include;

a. The formation of a Biafra Secret Service.

b. Claimed formation of Biafra National Guard.

c. Unauthorised blocking of public access roads.

d. Extortion of money from innocent civilians at illegal road blocks. .

e. Militant possession and use of weapons (stones, molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles among others) on a military patrol on 10 September 2017.

f. Physical confrontation of troops by Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB actors at a check point on 11 September 2017 and also attempts to snatch their rifles. Nnamdi Kanu speaking in Abakaliki .

g. Attack by IPOB members, on a military check point on 12 September 2017, at Isialangwa, where one IPOB actor attempted to snatch a female soldier’s rifle. .

From the foregoing, the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to confirm to the general public that IPOB from all intent, plan and purpose as analysed, is a militant terrorist organisation. .

Therefore, parents and particularly unsuspecting residents of the South East and other Nigerians should advice their wards to desist from joining the group. .

The Defence Headquarters restates its commitment to handling all the security challenges in the Country and further assures all Nigerians of the protection of lives and property.”

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ISLAMIC COUNCIL GIVES NNAMDI AND IPOB MEMBERS LAST WARNING ON ATTACKS ON HAUSA’S AND MUSLIMS

The Rivers State Council of Islamic Affairs has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that it would resist any attempt on its members in Rivers State.

The council issued the warning why alleging that IPOB members are planning to attack the Hausa community in the state.

Deputy President of the council, Nasir Uhor, issued the warning while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The group said: “We want to say categorically that enough is enough, no ethnic group has a monopoly of violence.

“Violence is not rocket science, Muslims have always been targets of the agitations of IPOB. We concede to the right of all citizens to peaceful gatherings to press home their demands.

“We will not accept the continuous attacks on our people because they are Muslims or from the North; not every Muslim is from the North and not all from the north are Muslims. We will regard further attacks as ethnic cleansing.”

This is coming at a time when some members of IPOB allegedly clashed with some Hausas in Oyigbo local government area of the state.

PRESIDENT BUHARI TO HEAD TO LONDON AFTER TRIP TO US, RETURN DATE UNKNOWN

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for New York on Sunday to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said “President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country”.

Buhari returned to the country from the UK, where he received medical treatment, on August 19. He spent 104 days in London.

It is not clear if he is “transiting” through London for another round of medical treatment.

The presidential spokesman said the high point of the president’s visit would be his participation in the general debate during which he would deliver the country’s national statement.

According to him, the theme for this year’s debate is: ‘focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet’.

Adesina said the president would join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, and that he would also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.

“Equally, the Nigerian leader will hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders,” he said.

“During the general-assembly, Nigeria will participate in high level meetings on ‘prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse: building momentum for change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, a high level event organised by the African Union under its theme of the year: ‘roadmap on the demographic dividend: from commitment to action,’ among others.

“At the events, President Buhari and members of his delegation will strive to project Nigeria as a strong moral force and responsible member of the international community.

“Nigeria’s commitment to global peace, security and development will also be reaffirmed and where necessary, the need for increased international cooperation in the fight against corruption.

“Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

“The Nigerian delegation will also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari administration’s efforts towards combating illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development.

“The president will be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states, and key cabinet ministers.”

PHOTOS: PROFESSIONAL MOURNER LISTS HIS RATES ON FACEBOOK

American professional mourner Sylvester Ricardo Moss has just listed his rates on Facebook;

Do you want to boost your funeral? Hire me….the professional mourner to come and cry at the funeral.

Below are the “Summer Special” prices: 1. Normal crying $50, 2. Bahamian hollering $100, 3. Crying and rolling on the ground $150,

4. Crying and threatening to jump into the grave $200, 5. Crying and actually jumping in the grave $1000

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See some reactions below;

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BUHARI TRAVELS TO US NEXT WEEK, TO SPEAK AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY – PRESIDENCY

President Buhari has been scheduled to address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in the United States on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

The President of Nigeria is listed as number seven on the provincial list of speakers.

Buhari is expected to speak after the leaders of Brazil, the United States, Guinea, Switzerland, Jordan and Slovakia.

PHOTOS: NIGERIAN MAN CALLS OUT HIS BROTHER WHO WAS CAUGHT RED HANDED BUYING CHARMS TO DISFIGURE A GIRL WHO REFUSED TO DATE HIM

Nigerian Man Onyeanemenkili Ozubulu calls out his brother who was caught red handed buying charms to disfigure a Girl who turned down his Advances;

“My post may come late cos of some reasons best known to me, I don’t see reason why I will cover a crime like this, cos some people must surely counter my post. This guy with uncovered head here is my brother, he is the bone of contention, the other guy who he asked to accompany him to Nnobi to buy charm to disfigured a girl that refused her request to sleep with her is also my brother but I will not keep quiet, imagine what someone I called learned thinks in his heart.

His name is Obiorah Anaedum, he has a printing company named The Marts concept, he’s into landing agent too. How much will it cost him to get another girl since he cannot put his manhood in his control, I believe that the girl knows about this, so that she will go for Thanksgiving cos God saved her life from the wicked one. My friends, I believe that it’s not a do or die affair to sleep with a particular girl. Obiorah Anaedum you’re a disgrace to our village and our community at large. You’ve tarnished your image in Ozubulu and other places you operate as a business man. May God forgive you, but you need to tell people how girls you’ve set in that condition. Ife onye metalu………”

AREWA YOUTHS SEND MESSAGE TO NNAMDI KANU OVER OCTOBER 1 QUITE NOTICE

Arewa youths have sent a message to Igbos living in the north assuring them that no evil will befall them while also criticising Nnamdi Kanu for rejecting the withdrawal of the quit notice.
The youths had caused public outcry when they issued an ultimatum to Igbos to vacate the north but they withdrew the notice a few months after.

The Sun reports that Shetima Yerima who is the president of the Arewa Consultative Forum said it didn’t matter whether Kanu accepted the withdrawal or not.

He said: “Did I do it for him or in the interest of the country? His rejection of the suspension of the quit notice is not important to me.

“What we did was to demonstrate that we have a culture. We give respect to our elders and it was to ensure that the country remains together.

“The country is above anybody. On that basis, his acceptance or not is not important but I know that he also is not speaking for the Igbo. It is a minority view of few people making all sorts of noise.

“It is not really important to me and I do not want to join issues with them. Nigeria is above everybody and I stand on the path of one united country. We have to build a nation that we can call our own

“Nobody would do anything. Anybody who does anything, we make sure that the authorities arrest the person. We are in charge.

“Nobody should be scared of anything. Our youths are reasonable; they are known to respect one another; we listen to our leaders unlike some other parts of the country. But having said that, you can be rest assured that there is no cause for alarm.

“So, let Nigerians be rest assured that nothing would befall anybody by God’s grace and we are working towards that and we would give the government the maximum support. Our brothers across board, we would make sure that no evil would befall them. That is the position of things.”

He also insisted that he has nothing against Igbo people as a lot of his friends are from the south east.

He said: “A lot of my friends are Igbo people. I have nothing against the Igbo.

“It did not end there; let me also demonstrate that to you; my first wife is from Calabar, the old south-eastern region. We have two kids. I have a good relationship with the Igbo.”

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, September 5, granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through substituted service.

The court, however, ordered that other respondents in the matter, namely: the Inspector-General of Police, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Attorney-General of the Federation be served personally.

PHOTOS: LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!!! MENTALLY CHALLENGED MAN BACKING HIS MENTALLY CHALLENGED GIRLFRIEND IN ABA

Facebook user, Chima Collin Akudike shared this beautiful photos of a mentally challenged man backing his ‘lover’ on Faulks road Aba, Abia state.

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FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN LAGOS ORDERS DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE TO PERMANENTLY FORFEIT HER $37.5MILLION BANANA ISLAND MANSION TO FG

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture to the FG of a $37.5million Banana Island property bought in 2013 by former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. .

A vacation judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor, made the order yesterday following a motion on notice argued by EFCC. The judge also ordered that $2.7m and N84.5m realised as rent on the property be permanently forfeited to the government. .

Justice Obizor, on July 19, directed the EFCC to temporarily seize the property designated as Building 3, Block B, Bella Vista Plot 1, Zone N, FG Layout, Banana Island Foreshore Estate, consisting of 24 apartments, 18 flats and six penthouses. .

The court directed that the temporary forfeiture order be published in a newspaper and adjourned till yesterday for anyone interested in the property and funds to appear and convince it why they should not be permanently forfeited. .

During proceedings yesterday, EFCC counsel Anselem Ozioko told Justice Obiozor that the publication order had been complied with. He noted that despite going the extra length to personally serve the second and third respondents in the case Afamefuna Nwokedi and a company, Rusimpex Limited, they did not show up in court to contest the forfeiture order.

The EFCC had earlier told the judge that the Banana Island property was reasonably suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities by Mrs. Alison-Madeueke. .

The anti-graft agency said its investigations revealed that she bought the property sometime in 2013 for $37.5m, which she paid in cash. According to the EFCC, the $37.5m was moved straight from the former minister’s house in Abuja and paid into the selller’s First Bank account in Abuja. .

“Nothing could be more suspicious than someone keeping such huge amounts in her apartment. Why was she doing that? To avoid attention. We are convinced beyond reasonable doubt because as of the time this happened, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke was still in public service as the Minister of Petroleum Resources,” the EFCC lawyer, Ozioko, had told Justice Obiozor.

CHELSEA BILLIONAIRE OWNER ROMAN ABRAMOVICH AND HIS WIFE OF 10 YEARS MARRIAGE BREAKS UP

Chelsea Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has split from his wife Dasha Zhukova.

The private pair, who have two children, Aaron and Leah, reportedly met in 2005 and secretly married in 2008, following 50-year-old Abramovich’s second divorce in 2007.

In a statement, they told Page Six:

“After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate.

“But we remain close friends, parents and partners in the projects we developed together.

“We are committed to jointly raising our two children.

“We will also continue to work together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the New Holland Island cultural centre in Saint Petersburg.”

Abramovich’s marriage to Ms Zhukova, a 36-year-old Russian art collector, fashionista, and entrepreneur, was his third.

Page Six reports they own a ‘major’ private art collection together, as Ms Zhukova, who is on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, converted her oligarch ex-husband into an art lover.

The tycoon also married Olga Yurevna Lysova in 1987 before divorcing in 1990.

He then married Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina, the mother of five of his children, in 1991 – a union which lasted 16 years.

Abramovich, who is worth a reported £6.9billion, paid Ms Malandina a settlement of around £150million.