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BREAKING: Nigerians should learn to respect each other and be civil - Sultan Says

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III has declared that a bulk of Nigerias current problems are as a result of lack of understanding among its component groups

The Sultan made the observation in Kano on Friday while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Inter Tribal Traditional Leaders Association of Nigeria


The Sultan maintained that it is better for Nigerians to understand one another than to tolerate one another arguing that people who tolerate themselves rarely give room to work together and attain their common objectives

The Sultan confessed that the assembly of traditional leaders and criss section of Nigerians at the event is yet another effort aimed at bringing Nigerians of different backgrounds together as one big family.

He observed that, ” Definitely, we may not agree on all the issues but lets respect one another, lets be civil in the way we address issues with one another….lets discuss and by the time you get to know the reason why I hold such views, you might be persuaded to understand me”


 
The Sultan acknowledged that the nation is made up of people of diverse backgrounds, urging all to tap the nation ‘s diversity as a source of strength instead of letting it serve as weakness.

He counseled Nigerians aldo to see themselves as equal partners of one family, saying none is a subordinate to the other and none is better than the other.

The Sultan charged the steering Committe headed by Sarkin Kano, Igwe Boniface Ibekwe to incorporate traditional leaders from the minority tribes adding that the richer is their spread of membership, the better for the country..

in his remarks to the association, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State said thst by forming the Association, they have demonstrated their commitment to unity and sustenance of one Nigeria at a time of great national challenges.


 
The governor said thst it is imperative for all to realize thst we need one anothee to survive while stressing that no part of the country can do it alone.

Igbos will not leave Nigeria for strangers, Buhari radicalized Igbo youths – Southeast Group

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Ndigbo would not leave Nigeria for outsiders, according to the World Igbo Peoples Assembly (WIPAS).


In a statement signed by Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, Chairman of the WIPAS Board of Trustees, and distributed to journalists in Aba, the WIPAS also stated that landlords do not leave their homes for tenants.

The organization said, “What we need now is Biafra of the mind and not physical Biafra.

“There could be Biafra in Daura, Sokoto, Kano, Ibadan, yenegoa or any part of Nigeria. Biafra means ingenuity and Never say Never spirit.”

Ndigbo have the largest stake in Nigeria, according to the WIPAS, and have developed all parts of the country.


The Igbo Assembly has asked for prudence in the prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu, pointing out that the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari has previously radicalized several Igbo youths.

Impunity at all levels of government in Nigeria, according to the report, is the fundamental cause of the insecurity that exists in many parts of the country.

Breaking News: Avengers Returns, Sends Strong Message Codenamed 'Operation Humble'

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Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a deadly militant group in Niger Delta region, has threatened an imminent return with ‘Operation Humble,’ which is similar to its ‘Operation Red’ of 2016, designed to destroy oil installations.



In a statement released on its website on Saturday, the NDA threatened to crash the country’s economy and send it in to a permanent recession.



A statement sighted on the group’s acclaimed website at the weekend stated that they would attack politicians working and collaborating with the Federal Government “to undermine the interest of the Niger Delta region.”



The group bemoaned the fact that the region has remained neglected despite its rich resources, stressing that its fresh violent onslaught against oil installations will shake the economy.



Findings by The Guardian revealed that the acclaimed NDA website that released the statement is different from that which the group used in its build-up to disrupting the oil industry in 2016, with the last statement on that NDA website issued on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.



However, in its fresh statement, the group recalled that it suspended its famous, operation ‘Red Economy‚’ which bled the Nigerian economy into a recession about four years ago not because it was lazy but for the love, it had for the people and out of respect for the voice of the elders of the region. The group lamented the underdevelopment of the region and the undermining of the collective interests of its people.



The NDA also stated that it had lost confidence in all socio-cultural groups like the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), the elders and “the bunch of so-called ex-agitators frolicking with the government at our detriment.”



The statement read in part: “This operation shall be coded ‘Operation Humble’ aimed at bringing down targeted oil installations in the Niger Delta capable of humbling the economy into permanent recession. This mission is also targeted at political actors, who are collaborating with the Nigerian government to undermine the interest of the Niger Delta people.



“There is no doubt that the Nigerian Government has continued to pay deaf ears to our demands and the rising challenges in the country because the pipelines that crisscross our lands are left untouched, allowing dollars to flow into the federal treasury on a daily basis for mismanagement.



“We shall spare no single oil installation within our range of strategic targets marked for destruction in the coming days and we bet the Nigerian Government will be humbled to return to the drawing board and chart an all-inclusive course by the time we are done with our action plan. 



“Members of our strike teams across the Niger Delta are commanded to be on red alert awaiting precise strike plans as mapped by the high command of the NDA. The command has promoted and appointed one of our finest operatives, Field Commander Tu-ere aka Queen of the Creeks, to the rank of Brigadier General. She is an experienced field agent who before now was the head of the counterintelligence unit of the NDA, using her connections with top government and security officials to deliver on her assignment.”



The statement continued: “She was part of our elite Strike Teams that attacked and took down the Chevron Valve platform on the 4th of May, 2016; the Shell Forcados 48-inch Export line on the 3rd of June, 2016; and the Exxon Mobil Qua Iboe 48 Crude Oil Pipeline on the 11th of July, 2016.



“Brig. Gen. Tu-ere is the first female to ever attain this level and it is solely out of merit, and she is placed in charge by our High Command to execute ‘Operation Humble’ to the letter.”

Meet Igbo Businessman Chief Tony Ifeanyichukwu Ezenna, 'Orange Drugs' From Imo State

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This is Chief Tony Ifeanyichukwu Ezenna, born on 21 April 1957. He is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist from Akokwa in Ideato South LGA, Imo State. He founded Orange Drugs Nigeria Limited, a company that specializes in the distribution of pharmaceutical and beauty products from Indonesia, Germany, Italy, and the United States to Nigeria. He is estimated to be worth over $430 million.



Tony's Success story started as an ordinary Intern in his father's Chemist Shop. As an astute entrepreneur, he has nurtured the Orange Drugs Company to an enviable height. According to him, his foray into Pharmaceutical Industry was fired by the need to clean up the pollution in the Industry.



The Company Orange Drugs Limited was first registered on July 20, 1988 and with its first office located in Ikenegbu, Owerri Imo State in the eastern part of Nigeria.



Some of his products are Delta Soap, Sudrex, Boska, Mixagrip, Mixanal, Laris, Medikk-55, Forpain, Procold and many others.


SSS Didn’t Arrest Me; I Have Gov't Backing To Meet Bandits— Sheikh Gumi

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Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has denied that he was invited or arrested by the State Security Service (SSS), adding that the government was aware of his rapport with the bandits in the forests.


The cleric was invited by the SSS after he alleged that security agents collaborate with bandits to engage in killing and kidnapping for ransom while speaking on Arise TV earlier in the week.


Mr Gumi after Jumaat prayer at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna State, however, denied claims that he was invited or arrested by the SSS.


“Nobody invited me for questioning or any arrest, I can say that categorically,” Mr Gumi told Channels TV. “Since I ventured into the forest, I went there with full security, the police, with the knowledge of the DSS, traditional rulers, the Fulani leaders, I never went alone.”


Mr Gumi added that all along he and government officials have been engaging the bandits and their is no cause for alarm from the public.


“All along, I have been doing it with the government and there is no difference between us and the authority. So people should have their peace,” the cleric said.

We Want To Leave A Legacy Of Transparency And Fairness For APC To Survive— Buhari To Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he wants to leave behind a “legacy of transparency and fairness” as they are crucial to the survival of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after he leaves office. 



Mr Buhari made this statement while meeting with the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) in the State House Abuja on Friday, his spokesperson Garba Shehu said in a statement. 



“We want to leave behind a legacy of transparency and fairness, which the party needs to survive,’’ Mr Buhari said. 



The president further said that the All Progressives Congress has “bounced  back to life”, adding that the crisis that rocked the APC portrays “division and selfishness” in the party.



“I have listened with great interest the remarkable job you have done so far,’’ he said. “We are all witnesses to the crisis that engulfed the party leading to litigations and presented a picture of selfishness and division.’’



Prior to meeting with the APC CECPC on Friday, Mr Buhari had said he is working to ensure that the All Progressives Congress (APC) continue to rule Nigeria “for as long as possible”.

Just In: Selfish Elites Promoting Division In Our Country— Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday said some selfish elites are giving the impression  that Nigerians are divided and do not want to stay as one united country.  



Mr Mohammed made this remark at a meeting with Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) on Friday, a statement published on Ministry of information and culture said. 



“We must resist the temptation of some very selfish elite, who are giving the impression that Nigerians will not want to stay as a nation,” Mr Mohammed said.



While commending the AAAN for its planned national unity campaign, Mr Mohammed said the federal government is interested in partnering on the project. 



“What has really impressed me most today is your readiness to partner with the Federal Government to actually run a campaign on national unity.



I think this is a very patriotic move, we commend it and we are very eager to partner with you.
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