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Nigerian Army kidnapped and Killed over 40 Biafran Agitators in Ohafia Barrack

According to a survivor of the 28th August, 2020  night parade of the Nigerian army secret arrest of the Pro Biafran Agitators in Enugu Igbo land, over 50 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been abducted to untraced venue.
The survivor who narrated how he, alongside others, was quietly arrested in the night of Saturday, accounted that it was God who saved him so he could alert the world of the secret abdusction of Biafrans, particularly Igbo youths by the Nigerian army.
He further revealed that they were blindfolded and packed like ice fish in more than two Hilux Van and driven away.

Before his escape, he noted that they were brought to the 14 Brigade of army headquarters at Ohafia, Abia State. Assuredly, he revealed that the soldiers intoned conversationally that they would be buried in the Barrack and nobody wiould be able to trace them.
It is clear that this activity had been planned for years. Supposedly, that was why every recruited Igbo soldier is deployed c…

Nigerian Army Conducting House-To-House Search For IPOB Members After Enugu Killings, Survivor Says

One survivors of the attack against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the joint personnel of the police and the Department of State Security (DSS) says he had to run into a Catholic church to escape shooting from the security agents during the killing of their members in Emene, Enugu State, last week. The IPOB member, who witnessed the attack, said he knew 15 persons who were killed that day by the Nigerians security forces. “They attempted to shoot me,” the IPOB member, who did not want to be named, said. “One of the DSS officials ran after me as I was running into a Catholic church. The reverend father protected me.” The survivor said contrary to claims by the police and the DSS that the IPOB first attacked the law enforcement agents, the youth only picked up sticks and stones to defend themselves after they were shot at. He said they were unarmed. However, the security agencies said IPOB attacked them first with sticks that had nails, adding that they had been shot at by I…

ISIS spreading in Africa, seizes a city in Mozambique

This slow process of ISIS radicalization has taken place for a year or more. Three years after ISIS appeared to be on its last legs in Iraq and Syria it has seized a city in Mozambique. The city is called Mocimboa da Praia and now there are fears it may have a foothold that is growing in the country.  This slow process of ISIS radicalization has taken place for a year or more. However it was largely dismissed as fear mongering. Now the group has infiltrated and some are concerned that it may be on the cusp of a larger offensive. 
Much like in the ISIS offensive in Iraq in the summer of 2014 the attacks in southeast Africa have displaced hundreds of thousands. There are questions about how the port city might be re-taken by security forces. 
The port now affects the whole of Cabo Delgado province. This is in northern Mozambique. The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned of a humanitarian crises that may grow. While some still argue that ISIS is not actually causing or dr…

Jared Kushner visit shows importance of accord to Trump’s campaign

A Newsweek cover piece earlier this month on Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and all-purpose adviser who is a key player in the president’s reelection campaign, concluded by saying that “it’s lucky for Kushner that he likes hard challenges. Getting Donald Trump reelected may not be as tough as achieving Mideast peace. But it’s close.”
The two – getting Trump reelected and achieving Middle East peace – came together on Sunday when Kushner led a high level US delegation on a Middle East tour that started in Israel, and will run this week through the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and possibly Oman and Morocco.

The purpose of the trip – which will include the first-ever direct commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi on Monday along with a large Israeli delegation – is intended to consolidate the US-brokered Israel-UAE deal, and convince other countries to get on board.
In the last four weeks alone, an article in The Atlantic called Kushner “The Secon…

Celebration as Enugu International Airport reopens for flight operations

The Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, was on Sunday opened for flight operations. DAILY POST recalls that the Airport was shut down August last year, for repair works and expansion of the runway. Amidst jubilation by the people of the Southeast Zone, the aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika cut the tape on Sunday, signalling resumption of flight operations. Sirika commended president Muhammadu Buhari for approving and releasing 10 billion naira for the rehabilitation works. He recalled that President Buhari had asked him to embark on the rehabilitation work after safety concerns were raised and commended him for fulfilling his promise. He further disclosed that a lot of works were done in the airport, stating that the airport could now carry out night flight operations following provision of night facilities. The Minister, however, noted that in the course of the rehabilitation works, they encountered a lot of challenges like Covid-19 lockdown, the Orie Emene Markert, destr…

Arthur Eze dismisses call for banishment of monarchs by Ngige

Anambra businessman, Prince Arthur Eze, has described the call by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, for the banishment of 12 monarchs who accompanied him to Abuja as inconsequential. Ngige had on Saturday asked the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, to banish the monarchs for travelling outside the state without government’s authorisation. The minister also suggested that Eze be punished accordingly for sabotage. But in a statement on Sunday by Eze’s Head, Media Directorate, Okpala Okechukwu, he said, “The attention of the media directorate to the foremost philanthropist, industrialist business mogul and oil merchant, Prince Engr Arthur Eze has been drawn to a call by one Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngigie of Alor town. “One would have thought that anybody occupying such a respectable office like Nwabueze Ngigie should be a person with a sound mind, articulate, well educated and with a broad knowledge of contemporary issues in the country’s orbit of partisan politics. …

BBNaija 2020: Tolanibaj evicted in shock process

Tolanibaj, Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, has been evicted from the 2020 house. Tolanibaj was evicted out of all the 12 housemates who were up for eviction during the Sunday live show. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced Tolanibaj as the seventh housemate to be evicted. The Sunday eviction is a departure from the usual style employed by the organisers since the beginning of the 2020 edition of the show. The organizers had allowed the housemates evict two of the four housemates with the lowest votes but on Sunday, the show evicted some housemates based on the interest of viewers. Tolanibaj’s eviction leaves 13 housemates to battle for N65m in the next seven weeks.
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France shows steady growth in new cases

Police officers wearing protective masks patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower as France reinforces mask-wearing as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease across the country [Charles Platiau/Reuters

France reported 5,413 new cases, slightly down from the 5,453 seen on Saturday. The health ministry said the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths rose to 30,606 from 30,602 reported on Saturday. The number of people in hospital with the disease was 4,535 versus 4,530 the day before and the number in intensive care rose to 402 from 400. "In mainland France, the progression of the COVID-19 epidemic is exponential. The strong growth dynamics of transmission is very worrying." the ministry said in a statement.

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Herdsmen: Water Resources Bill is Ruga in disguise – Gov Ortom warns lawmakers

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines. Ortom made the remark while also urging the National Assembly to reject the bill in the interest of the country. The Governor said the bill which seeks to bring all water sources (surface and underground) as well as river banks under the control of the Federal Government through its agencies is anti-federalism and negates the right of Nigerians to their God-given resources. Section 13 of the Bill, states thus: “In implementing the principles under subsection (2) of this section, the institutions established under this Act shall promote integrated water resources management and the coordinated management of land and water resources, surface water and groundwater resources, river basins and adjacent marine and coastal environment and upstream and downstream interests.” However, a statement by Ortom’s spokesman, Tever Akase, …

Ghana’s Akufo-Addo To Engage President Buhari Over Maltreatment Of Nigerians, Others

The Ghanaian Government has reacted to claims made by the Federal Government over the maltreatment of Nigerians in the country among other issues raised. In a statement issued on Sunday, Ghana’s Minister of Information, Endkojo Oppong Nkrumah, said President Nana Akufo-Addo will engage with President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the matters amicably. While reiterating the country’s commitment to maintaining what could be described as warm relations between the two countries, Nkrumah said the move is necessary to guard against straining the diplomatic ties. This comes two days after Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed said the Federal Government will no longer tolerate further maltreatment of its citizens in Ghana.

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2 Chicago police officers and a suspect are hospitalized after traffic stop shootout

Two Chicago police officers pulled over a person suspected of having a gun early Sunday, and all three ended up hospitalized with gunshot wounds, officials said. It marks the second time in a month Chicago officers were shot trying to take someone into custody. A suspected carjacker injured three officers as they tried to arrest him July 30, police said. In Sunday morning's shooting, one officer suffered injuries to the upper chest and left shoulder and is in good condition, said Dr. Hadyn Hollister at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where both officers are being treated. "The other officer sustained two gunshots to his left arm -- one to the left, lower chest and one to the left, upper back. He did sustain a serious injury to his lung. He also appears to have sustained some abdominal injuries," Hollister said, explaining the officer is scheduled for surgery Sunday and is in serious condition but stable. The condition of the alleged offender is unclear. Th…

Israeli tanks hit Hamas after balloon attacks from Gaza

The Israeli army says its tanks have hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Palestinian balloon attacks across the border continued. An early-morning military statement said there had been airborne explosive and incendiary attacks into southern Israel on Saturday. There were no immediate reports of casualties from any of the incidents. Palestinian sources said an Israeli artillery shell was fired towards a field control point east of Khan Younis, and another shell east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. According to the Israeli fire brigade, the fire bombs - crude devices fitted to balloons, inflated condoms or plastic bags inflated with helium - have triggered more than 400 blazes in southern Israel. The Israeli army has carried out attacks on Gaza almost daily since August 6, along with further tightening a devastating blockade it has imposed on the Palestinian territory since 2007. Under the new measures, it banned the entry of fuel for Gaza's sole power …

Hisbah bans gala dance, DJ display, confiscates 2500 bottles of alcohol in Jigaw

An Islamic guard known as Hisbah has banned gala dance and DJ performances during wedding and other celebrations in Jigawa State. State Hisbah commandant, Malam Ibrahim Dahiru disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse the state capital. He said his command would start patrols to ensure that it arrests those who are engaging in immoral acts. “We will put more eyes on those destroying the teeming youths in the name of DJ or gala dance during wedding ceremonies,” he stated. Ibrahim said his command had recently destroyed over 500 bottles of alcohol and 36 packs of Indian hemp confiscated in Ringim and Gumel Local Government Areas. He said the command had also confiscated over 2500 bottles of alcohol in its recent operations across the state and Will soon destroy them after investigation. He, therefore, advised those involved in committing all kinds of social vices, such as prostitution, alcohol business, among others to change their business or vacate the state.
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No place for you in Igbo land, IPOB warns Miyetti Allah Vigilante

THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPON, has warned the Miyetti Allah Vigilantes, which the leadership of Miyetti Allah claimed to have deployed across the country, to steer off Igbo land (Biafra territory), saying that they would not be tolerated. IPOB warned that if they would “they will meet their Waterloo in the entire Biafra land”. 
In a statement issued by their spokesman, Emma Powerful said: “We know their mission, contrary to the lies they are feeding the gullible public with; they are rather coming to fulfil the order by their father, Usman Dan Fodio who, in 1960, charged Muslims to deep the Quoran into the Atlantic Ocean. But we assure them that they will meet their Waterloo in the entire Biafra land. 
“We want to declare in unmistakable terms, that no Miyetti Allah vigilante is needed or will be allowed to operate in any part of Biafra land. They may operate in other parts of Nigeria but not on any Biafra soil. “IPOB is ready for them irrespective of the sophistry of those back…

War is coming in Nigeria – Prophet cries out

Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the Christ Apostolic Miracle Ministry, on Saturday, said that God revealed to him that a great misunderstanding would come this year that may cause separation in Nigeria and result in tribal war. He also warned that Nigeria may be colonized through debt to other countries. According to Okikijesu, leader of the Northern and Southern region must arise to prevent a religious war that may lead to tribal war. “Thus said the Lord: People should pray, so that Nigeria will not be colonized in a manner that will make the future generation to be paying debt of what is beyond their capability,” he said in a statement to DAILY POST on Saturday night. “During the journey of Nigeria this year, a great misunderstanding is coming that may cause separation in the country which may result in tribal war. People should pray fervently, because various steps are taking place in secret. “Thus says the Lord of hosts: I access all the surrounding locations. My messenger, religious w…

Zamfara Governor Seeks Death Sentence For Reckless Driving

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has promised to reintroduce serious punitive measures of death on reckless drivers in the state. The decision followed the death of 15 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a road accident in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state. The accident occurred on Saturday when a truck lost control and rammed into four vehicles conveying the victims along Gusau-Funtua Road in Tsafe. READ ALSO: NAF Airlifts Conjoined Twins To Bayelsa After Successful Separation Governor Matawalle who expressed sadness over their death says the new law will ensure that such reckless drivers are compelled by law to pay compensation on every life lost. “We have to make sure that we do everything possible to safeguard the lives of our people. The best way to do it is to make sure that we protect our roads and put some measures to control all the drivers coming in and out of the state. “The state government has initiated some measures so that we can che…