IPOB: Channels TV Apologises To NBC

IPOB: Channels TV apologises to NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Tuesday said Channels Television has apologized over its infraction of the broadcasting code. NBC Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Franca Aiyetan, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja. Aiyetan explained that the commission’s letter to the TV station was a regulatory instrument to check the excesses of the station called “the bridge letter “. She said that the intent of the letter was neither to close down nor sanction the station, rather it was meant…

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IPOB: NBC Should Exercise More Caution- NUJ Warns

IPOB: NBC SHOULD EXERCISE MORE CAUTION- NUJ Warns

The Nigeria Union of Journalist NUJ, calls on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to exercise more restrain in dealing with perceived infringements by broadcast stations in the country. We are specifically disturbed by the recent threat to suspend the broadcast license of Channels Television Station for hosting the Spokesperson of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a live interview program. The fine imposed on Channels TV is outrageous and should be withdrawn immediately. While we do not intend to join issues with NBC, we, however, caution that threats…

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Give Them Their Biafra, 52 Northern Groups Begs Global Community, To Back Biafra Agitation

Give Them Their Biafra, 52 Northern Groups Begs Global Community, To Back Biafra Agitation

A coalition of 52 northern groups on Monday called on the global community to intervene in persuading the Nigerian government and United Nations to facilitate the final actualization of the Biafran dream by the Igbo. While describing as empty and of no effect “threats and promises” by President Muhammadu Buhari, the CNG said, “between December 2020 and April 2021, over 970 students were abducted from their schools in the northern part of Nigeria with a substantial number still in captivity and some violently executed.” The spokesperson of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman,…

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Hoodlums Set Ablaze Federal High Court Abakaliki, Injure Two Guards

Hoodlums set ablaze Federal High Court Abakaliki, injure two guards

Hoodlums on Monday night attacked the Federal High Court Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, burning some sections of the building. Two security guards were also injured during the attack that was said to have occurred around 1 am in the night. The hoodlums, who reportedly scaled the court perimeter fence to carry out the attacks, used petrol bombs to perpetrate the act. A detachment of policemen with three patrol vehicles was sighted on Tuesday morning, stationed at strategic positions within the court area. Efforts to gain access to the court…

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Seven Killed In Attack On IDPs Camp In Benue State Nigeria

Insecurity: Religious Bigot, El-Rufai Misled Buhari – Ortom

Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen early Tuesday attacked an internally displaced people’s camp in central Nigeria’s Benue state, killing seven and injuring nine others, the local state governor said. Benue is part of Nigeria’s Middle Belt region which has been troubled by deadly clashes between nomadic herders and local farmers over land, grazing and water for years. The conflict is an additional challenge for the nation’s security forces who are battling on several fronts — a more than decade-long jihadist insurgency in the northeast, criminal kidnap gangs in the…

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Sen Oluremi Tinubu Under Fire For Politicising Insecurity, Call Sen. Adeyemi ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Sen Oluremi Tinubu Under Fire For Politicising Insecurity, Call Sen. Adeyemi ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Senator Oluremi Tinubu berates Sam Adeyemi, APC senator for criticizing Buhari.  Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu has been the target of some anger after she appeared to politicize Nigeria’s ongoing struggles with insecurity, the lawmaker’s snide contribution to a motion on insecurity has been deemed divisive. Nigeria’s troubles with a crime were the major focus of Senate plenary on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, after Senator Sani Musa raised a motion on the activities of bandits and Boko Haram terrorists in Shiroro and Rafi Local Government Areas of Niger State. The state government had…

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Buhari Working For Fulanis To Take Over Nigeria – Ortom

Buhari Working For Fulanis To Take Over Nigeria – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of working for the Fulani tribe to take over Nigeria. He made the allegation on Tuesday in reaction to the recent killing of residents allegedly by herdsmen in parts of the state. “What is happening now, to me, is very clear; Mr. President is just working for these Fulanis to take over the whole country. “His body language is what is being played out,” the governor alleged while condemning the activities of herdsmen in the state. He added, “The body…

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Buhari Begs U.S Soldiers To Tackle Insecurity In Nigeria

Buhari Begs U.S Soldiers To Tackle Insecurity In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the United States and the international community to help Nigeria in tackling growing security challenges to avoid spillovers. The president also urged the United States to reconsider relocating US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer the Theatre of Operation. Buhari, in a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony Blinken, said AFRICOM, which partners with countries to counter transnational threats, should be relocated to Africa to strengthen ongoing efforts to check the security situation, with likely effect on…

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Boko Haram Targets Abuja As Terrorists Lay Siege To FCT Communities

Boko Haram Targets Abuja As Terrorists Lay Siege To FCT Communities

The Senate has raised the alarm that some villages and communities in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were already under the siege of Boko Haram terrorists. This was revealed barely 24 hours after Niger Governor, Sani Bello, revealed that Boko Haram terrorists had taken over about 50 communities in the state, It, therefore, resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to find lasting solutions to the country’s security challenges. The decision of the Senate followed a motion moved through a point of order by Musa Sani from Niger State, tagged: “Activities of bandits…

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Assailants kill 9 persons As Fear Grips Ojukwu Varsity Town In Anambra

Assailants kill 9 persons as fear grips Ojukwu Varsity town in Anambra

There was pandemonium at the Igbariam campus of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Monday as students and residents ran to safety following the alleged killing of nine persons and about 23 cows by unknown gunmen. Although the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Alhaji Gidado Sidikki claimed that 19 persons were killed, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed that nine persons lost their lives. The incident, which took place at an area known as Modiyam Umaru camp in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area…

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