Nnamdi Kanu Inaugurates Biafra Secret Service (VIDEO) |The Republican News

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A video showing the leader of‎ the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, inspecting the ‘Biafra Secret Service’ has gone viral on the internet.

The video showed some of the purported ‘BSS officers’ dressed in black attire and red beret.

Kanu could be seen walking around and in between them, inspecting what can be described as a guard of honour.
See footage posted on Instagram below:

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Hollywood Reacts To President Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks About ‘Very Fine People’ At Neo-Nazi Rally

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Stars of the entertainment world have condemned US President Donald Trump on social media after he refused to denounce white supremacists after the violent rally in Charlottesville.

Speaking at a press conference that was supposed to be about infrastructure, Trump responded to the incident and said there was “blame on both sides”. He attacked what he referred to as the “alt-left” protesters.

He has already been criticised since his initial reaction to the rally which took place last week, where he refused to denounce people in attendance who were seen waving Nazi flags and performing the Hitler salute.

At one point, he said that the protest, which was attended by members of the KKK, included some “very fine people”.

His comments have caused an uproar, with some fellow Republicans criticising him for failing to establish that racism and hate would not be tolerated by the White House.

John McCain tweeted: “There’s no moral equivalency between racists and Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry. The president of the United States should say so.”

He was backed up by one of Trump’s rival Republican presidential candidates, Jeb Bush, who stated: “This is a time for moral clarity, not ambivalence. I urge President Trump to unite the country, not parse the assignment of blame for the events in Charlottesville.

“For the sake of our country, he must leave no room for doubt that racism and hatred will not be tolerated or ignored by the White House.”

Prolific figures in film, music, comedy and television also reacted to Trump’s remarks, speaking out on social media to condemn him.

TV legend and Air Force veteran Norman Lear wrote: “I fought Nazis in World War II. They aren’t ‘very fine people’.”

Filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted: “OMG. What did we just watch? He blamed the anti-racism protesters. He likened George Washington to Robert E. Lee. Donald. Trump. F***. You.”

Jimmy Kimmel said he hadn’t seen “anything that crazy since Tyson bit Holyfield”.

Author JK Rowling noted that it was “now impossible for any Trump supporter to pretend they don’t know what he is”.

During the press conference, Trump accused the media of “changing history, changing the culture” of treating the people who were holding the rally “very badly”. He reaffirmed his statement that there were “bad people” on both sides of the violence. Soon after the press conference, the hashtag #ImpeachTrump was a top trend in both the US and the UK.    (The Independent)

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JUST IN: Charley Boy And Group Suspend Anti-Buhari Protest |The Republican News

The anti-Buhari protesters led by famous entertainer, Charles Oputa, a.k.a. Charly Boy has suspended its actions indefinitely.

This comes a day after members of the group were assaulted at Wuse market in Abuja.

Announcing the suspension at Unity Fountain in Abuja on Wednesday, Charly Boy said the next line of action would be made known in the days ahead.

He said even though members of the group had received death threats, they were not deterred.

“We are not deterred by the intimidation and harassment by the sponsored thugs and we cannot be cowed by a few group of people,” he said.

“What government want to do is to ensure that we have a clash with the hired crowd and we will not allow that to happen.”   (The Sun)

Details later…

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ASUU Demand Bigger Than Education Ministry Budget, Says Presidency |RN


Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

The presidency has given an indication that the federal government may not be able to meet the huge financial obligation the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) demands.

FG said the N850 billion debt is more than the total allocation to the Ministry of Education in the 2017 Budget which is at N369 billion.

It said the union leaders were aware of the fact that the Muhammadu Buhari administration inherited the agreements based on which the strike was declared.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily.

While reminding the academic union that the FG had set up a committee on the matter, Shehu regretted that they decided to uphold mark on stroke at a time they were expected to sit down and negotiate with the committee.

On the impossibility of meeting the huge financial obligation by the government, Shehu said, “Governments enter into agreements that they can pay for. Ability to pay is a key requirement in going into agreements.

“Since President Buhari assumed office, he has sent words out there in form of a warning to all government institutions that ‘please do not go into negotiations and agreements that you cannot pay for. Get the clearance.’

“I understand they are talking about debts owed their members to the tune of N850 billion. If I am correct, the entire appropriation for the Ministry of Education for this year is N369 billion. So where do they want to get the money from?

“We have inherited these agreements and we are not running away from them. The government has set up a committee led by Babalakin. They are already sitting. Why didn’t they sit down and negotiate all these things?

“This strike is totally unnecessary. The issues can be resolved especially where we have a full understanding of where we are coming from. The governments that signed those agreements did not deem it fit to implement because the capacity was not there.           (The Sun)

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Police Orders Closure Of Wuse Market For Fear Of Reprisal After Attack On Charley Boy

From Molly Kilete

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), police command has ordered the closure of the Wuse market in Abuja.

This came hours after an angry mob believed to be supporters of president Muhamadu Buhari, attacked popular musician, Charles Oputa, a.k.a. Charlie Boy, when he led the Our Mumu Don Do, group who have been campaigning for the return or resignation of Buhari, to the market.

Similarly, the FCT, police have ordered massive deployment of personnel and equipment to maintain law and order in the market.

The closure Daily Sun gathered has become necessary following security reports that some unscrupulous persons were planning to cause crises in the FCT, after the clash between the two groups which many are beginning to perceive as religious and tribal.

Police say the market was closed down after a meeting between the market management and the police. It, however, did not disclose for how long the market would remain closed.

FCT, Police public relations officer, Anjuri Manzah, who made this known said the timely intervention of police personnel at the market who came to the rescue of the musician, averted a major clash between the two group.

Manzah, in an interview with Daily Sun, in the attack, said “The prompt intervention by police operatives has averted a major clash between two opposing sides at Wuse market.

He said “The police have brought the situation under control.

“To forestall further breakdown of law and order, the market management has ordered the closure of the market.

“Large contingent of policemen have been deployed to the market to provide security”. (The Sun)

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Northern Group Warns Nnamdi Kanu Against Inflammatory Remarks Against Northerners


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IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu



Some youths under the aegis of the North East Unity Forum (NEUF) have warned the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against inflammatory statements against northerners and their leaders.

Chairman of the Forum, Comrade Alkassim Nuhu Abdulkadir, disclosed this while addressing a press conference at late Sir Abubakar Tafawa tomb, Bauchi, on Tuesday, saying they stand by agitation of Patriotic

A coalition of Northern groups.

Abdulkadir said: “We hereby reaffirm an unflinching support for the

the patriotic coalition of Northern groups and advise Nnamdi Kanu and his

rowdy crowd to desist from making further inflammatory remarks against our people and our leaders”

According to him, unruly crowd in the south eastern part of this

the country led by Kanu had for quite a long been disturbing the peace of

the nation with the greater emphasis on northerners whom they call

“baboons in zoo” and other derogatory names which “we are not ready to tolerate it any longer”

He continued,  “That is why we feel duty bound to break the silence

on the unhealthy development introduced into the country by some self-seeking unpatriotic elements who preach hates, incitement and violence in the name of agitation for an independent Biafran nation”

He said the Northeast Unity Forum  condemned Dr. Usman Bugaje’s hostility towards the Patriotic Coalition,  stressing that “more pronounced in its hostility to the patriotic Northern Coalition is the contraption fronted by certain Usman Bugaje, which persisted in muscling the coalition in to partisanship in favour of presidential aspiration of a north east politician with an open preference for the Igbo at the expense of Northern interest.”

Abdulkadir stressed that the Forum sees Dr Usman Bugaje moves through the lens “to cowardly sabotage” and wishes to “advice him to shed the cloak of intrigue and come into the open to test his popularity against the overwhelming interest of Majority northerners.”

He, however, urged Northerners to continue to support the peaceful pursuit of a united and prosperous Nigeria as championed by the coalition of Patriotic Northern groups to disregard the anti-North schemes of Dr Bugaje and his fellow conspirators. (The Sun)

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Quit Notice: ‘Genuine Northerners Won’t Ask Igbo To Go’ |The Republican News

From: Noah Ebije, Kaduna

Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Sen. Walid Jibrin, has said that a true and nationalistic Northerners will not ask Igbo to quit the North.

Some northern youths under the auspices, had a few months ago, given the Igbo living in the North to leave the region by October 1 following agitation for Biafran Republic by Igbo group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

However, in a message to Nigerians which he made available to newsmen, on Tuesday,  Sen. Jibrin, who is the Sarkin Fulani Nasarawa, recalled the periods of great national and regional leaders like Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, Akintola, Awolowo and Azikiwe when Nigerians mixed freely without any form of hatred against another.

He called on youths in the country to emulate these past leaders to ensure peaceful co-existence.

He said, “A true Northerner does not at all support calls for Igbo to leave the north considering that there is no village or community in the north where Igbo does not live.

“Many concern northerners have a movement called The protection of the Igbo in the North under my chairmanship, we must be allowed to live freely in any part of Nigeria.

“During the time of Sardauna of Sokoto and Sir Akintola northern students were transferred from north to western Region and vis versa.

” I happened to attend Okitipupa national college in Ode-Aye Onda state where we made lasting friends among the Yorubas we must emulate Sardauna, Akintola,  Awolowo, Azikiwe Tafawa Balewa.

“I want to advise all against hate speeches instead of finding ways and means for unity and peace and allow us to have permanent places where ever in Nigeria.

“To continue the call for the Igbo to the North is enough joke which must stop immediately.

“Another call from militants of the south that northerners and the Yoruba to leave must stop.

“The recent call by Benue youth that the Fulani herdsmen leaving in Benue must leave should stop because recently the Fulani elders concern group have met and a delegation under my chairmanship to visit all parts to reconcile between Fulani herdsmen and farmers and various communities. We have started with Taraba”.   (The Sun)

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