• IPOB leaders call for calm as Nnamdi Kalu knows fate in court today

    IPOB leaders call for calm as Nnamdi Kalu knows fate in court today

    Appeals have gone out to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Igbos to accept the outcome of today’s  court ruling on the bail application of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to avoid unnecessary killing of unarmed civilians by security agents.

    The appeal was made by IPOB leadership which said it was not expecting anything good from the court because the president had ordered the judiciary not to release its leader, during his media broadcast on December 30, 2015.

    A […]

  • I am Fidel!: Latin American leaders vow to carry on with Fidel Castro’s revolution

    I am Fidel!: Latin American leaders vow to carry on with Fidel Castro’s revolution

    Leftist Latin American leaders vowed to carry the torch of Castro’s revolution as they addressed the rally on Tuesday night and the crowd chanted “I am Fidel!”

    “Today it is up to us to raise the flags of independence of the great fatherland, today it is up to us to hold the flag of dignity and freedom of the people,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose late mentor, Hugo Chavez, had a special bond with Castro.

    Allies praised Castro in almost religious […]

  • Femi Falana blames hardship on corruption, leaders’ poverty of ideas

    Femi Falana blames hardship on corruption, leaders’ poverty of ideas

    A human right lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said the suffering being experienced by Nigerians is a result of massive plundering of the nation’s resources and the poverty of ideas on the part of the leaders.

    Falana said this in a pre-convocation lecture he delivered at the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu in Osun State on Friday.

    The human eight-lawyer said, unfortunately, the youths were celebrating criminals and those who were plundering the nation because of the crumbs being given to them.

    According to him, […]

  • Jonathan a role model for African leaders, says Raila Odinga

    Jonathan a role model for African leaders, says Raila Odinga

    A former Prime Minister of Kenyan, Raila Odinga, has described former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan as hope for democracy in Africa.

    He said Jonathan by conceding defeat in the 2015 election gave credibility to electoral process in Nigeria and Africa.

    “Before then most African leaders would not concede defeat as an incumbent,” Odinga said.

    He stated this at the 2016 Zik lecture series at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka, Anambra State.

    Odinga, who spoke as a guest lecturer on the topic “The crises of nation […]

  • Niger Delta leaders warn militants over bombing of Forcados trunkline

    Niger Delta leaders warn militants over bombing of Forcados trunkline

    Niger Delta leaders yesterday severely reprimanded the militant group that blew up the Trans-Forcados at Batan, Warri South West Local Council, Delta State pipelines, saying enough was enough.

    The leaders who met at the Warri home of the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, said the recent blowing up of Trans-Forcados Pipeline operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) was no longer a matter arising from grievances, but an act designed to sabotage the present […]

  • Don’t expect much from Trump’s Presidency – Expert warns African leaders

    Don’t expect much from Trump’s Presidency – Expert warns African leaders

    A policy and governance expert, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has advised African leaders to look inward for solutions to their political and economic challenges.

    Obaze, the Managing Director of Selonnes Consult, said in a statement in Awka on Friday while reacting to the emergence of Donald Trump as U.S. president-elect.

    He said that the emergence of Trump as the president-elect, in spite of the bookmakers’ predictions, was “American Wonder’’.

    Obaze, who is also a retired diplomat, said that Trump presidency might hold some fortunes […]

  • MASSOB accuses Igbo leaders of dumping late Ojukwu’s vision

    MASSOB accuses Igbo leaders of dumping late Ojukwu’s vision

    According to reports, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has berated Igbo Political and Religious leaders for what they called nonchalant and selfish attitude towards the advancement and well-being of the Igbo people.

    Addressing reporters on Wednesday at an event organised to Honour the 83rd posthumous birthday of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu at the Masson headquarters in Okwe, Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State, the leader of the group, Comrade Uchenna Madu, said Igbo leaders […]

  • Niger Delta leaders who met Buhari are vultures, dead wood – MEND

    Niger Delta leaders who met Buhari are vultures, dead wood – MEND

    According to reports, the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, has berated some of the Niger Delta Leaders who met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the persistent crises in the oil rich region.

    MEND described most of the leaders as “vultures, dead wood and corrupt politicians.”

    It explained that the failure of the leaders to spell out the agreement earlier reached with the Federal Government when they met with the President was irresponsible, hence the latest attack on oil facilities.

    Recall […]

  • Niger Delta leaders meet Buhari, demand oil blocs

    Niger Delta leaders meet Buhari, demand oil blocs

    President Muhammadu Buhari and some prominent leaders and stakeholders in the Niger Delta yesterday began to find lasting solutions to the crises in the oil-rich region.

    As part of the move, President Buhari hosted the leaders at the Presidential Villa where they demanded that they be considered in the allocation and ownership of oil wells. The Niger Delta leaders specifically outlined a 16-point agenda which they presented to Buhari towards halting militancy in their area.

    Among those present at the meeting were […]

  • Igbo leaders restate commitment to Nigeria, demand Nnamdi Kanu’s release

    Igbo leaders restate commitment to Nigeria, demand Nnamdi Kanu’s release

    Igbo leaders based in Nigeria and abroad ended a three-day summit in Abia on Saturday with a call for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and others it tagged ‘prisoners of conscience’ in Nigeria.

    The 2016 World Igbo Summit, organised by the World Igbo Summit Group in collaboration with the Igbo Renaissance Centre of the Gregory University, Uturu (GUU), had Ike Nwachukwu as chairman.

    In its 10-point communiqué on Saturday night, the summit urged the […]

  • Leaders must fulfil promises – Aisha Buhari

    Leaders must fulfil promises – Aisha Buhari

    According to reports, the wife of Nigeria’s President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has stressed the need for leaders to keep to their campaign promises, as she flagged off the distribution of relief items for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benisheikh, a liberated town in Borno State.

    Mrs Buhari told reporters that the distribution of the relief materials to the IDPs was a fulfilment of a promise she made.

    Some of the items distributed were nutritional food supplements and some food items collected by […]