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BREAKING: Lawless DSS Flies Nollywood Actor, Chiwetalu Agu To Abuja, Stops Family To See Him |The Republican News

Nollywood Veteran Actor, Chief Chiwetalu Agu

The actor was first arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, who was arrested by the Department of State Services for interrogation, has been flown to Abuja as part of investigations for allegedly inciting members of the public.

The actor was first arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The army had come out to say it arrested Agu for soliciting support for the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra.

He was subsequently handed over to the DSS for investigation and prosecution.

However, a relative of the Nollywood actor told Punch that the family had been denied access to him.

The relative, who wished to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the case, said Agu was first moved from Anambra to Enugu and then to Abuja.

He said attempts to see him in Abuja were rebuffed by the DSS.

“We spent two days trying to ascertain his whereabouts. We were later informed that he was moved to Enugu and then Abuja.

“We heard that the idea is to move him away from the South-East. We have made efforts to see him, but the DSS has not granted us access. Even the lawyers have not been allowed to reach him,” the relative said.

Agu, who has starred in several movies, including ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’, which is now showing on Netflix, has been a known supporter of the Biafra struggle. (Sahara Reporters)

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BREAKING NEWS: Joe Igbokwe’s House Set On Fire, He Claims IPOB Did It [Video] |The Republican News

The country home of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe has been set ablaze.

The house which is located at Nnewi was set ablaze ablaze on Sunday afternoon.

The chieftain of the APC in Lagos State alleged that his house was razed by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insurgents.

“IPOB invaded my house in Nnewi about now. I am sure they raised down the my house giving the jerrycans of petrol I saw being offloaded from their Sienna car via CCTV.

“To God be the glory . Iam still alive. My Study is my greatest regret,” Igbokwe wrote on his known Facebook page.


Watch the video of. The House going up in flames below:

Joe Igbokwe has been engaged in battle of words with IPOB which he claimed placed bounty on his head.

When Nnamdi Kanu, the leaders of IPOB was arrested, Igbokwe made a post thanking God that his life was spared. (Journalist101)

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BREAKING: Buhari Orders Incorporation Of NNPC, Appoints Senator Ifeanyi Ararume As Chairman |RN

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the State House has announced.

A statement on Sunday issued by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the president gave the order in his capacity as Minister of Petroleum.

“This is in consonance with Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, which requires the Minister of Petroleum Resources to cause for the incorporation of the NNPC Limited within six months of commencement of the Act in consultation with the Minister of Finance on the nominal shares of the Company,” the statement said.


The statement said the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, had been directed to take necessary steps to ensure that the incorporation of the NNPC Limited is consistent with the provisions of the PIA 2021.

President Buhari has also approved the appointment of the Board and Management of the NNPC Limited, with effect from the date of incorporation of the company.

The President named Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as Chairman of the Board while Mele Kolo Kyari and Umar I. Ajiya were appointed as Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.


Other Board Members are; Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East), Mrs Lami O. Ahmed (North Central), Mallam Mohammed Lawal (North West), Senator Margaret Chuba Okadigbo (South East), Barrister Constance Harry Marshal (South South), and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West).

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BREAKING NEWS: UAE Names Six Nigerians Among 38 World Sponsors Of Terrorism |RN

The decision was made when the Emirate federal cabinet met in the capital Abu Dhabi on Monday, according to state-run WAM news agency.

The United Arab Emirates on Monday designated six Nigerians as financiers of Boko Haram and other criminal activities.

The decision was made when the Emirate federal cabinet met in the capital Abu Dhabi on Monday, according to state-run WAM news agency.

SaharaReporters Media
Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad were the six Nigerians placed on the Middle-East giant’s watch list.

According to Peoples’ Gazette, the decision came about a year after the Nigerians were indicted for sponsoring Boko Haram.

A Nigerian government official said to be involved in sponsoring the dreaded sect that has killed over 100,000 civilians and security forces and inflicted untold economic damage on the country since its campaign began in 2009.

The government official has yet to be publicly identified by the Emirati authorities, amidst claims that some elements in the Nigerian government were mounting diplomatic pressure not to publish the name.

At least 47 other foreign nationals and entities were also added to the watch list by the UAE on Monday.

Following is the full list of added individuals:

1.      Ahmed Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed Alshaiba Alnuaimi (UAE)

2.      Mohamed Saqer Yousif Saqer Al Zaabi (UAE)

3.      Hamad Mohammed Rahmah Humaid Alshamsi (UAE)

4.      Saeed Naser Saeed Naser Alteneiji (UAE)

5.      Hassan Hussain Tabaja (Lebanon)

6.      Adham Hussain Tabaja (Lebanon)

7.      Mohammed Ahmed Musaed Saeed (Yemen)

8.      Hayder Habeeb Ali (Iraq)

9.      Basim Yousuf Hussein Alshaghanbi (Iraq)

10.     Sharif Ahmed Sharif Ba Alawi (Yemen)

11.     Manoj Sabharwal Om Prakash (India)

12.     Rashed Saleh Saleh Al Jarmouzi (Yemen)

13.     Naif Nasser Saleh Aljarmouzi (Yemen)

14.     Zubiullah Abdul Qahir Durani (Afghanistan)

15.     Suliman Saleh Salem Aboulan (Yemen)

16.     Adel Ahmed Salem Obaid Ali Badrah (Yemen)

17.     Ali Nasser Alaseeri (Saudi Arabia)

18.     Fadhl Saleh Salem Altayabi (Yemen)

19.     Ashur Omar Ashur Obaidoon (Yemen)

20.     Hazem Mohsen Farhan + Hazem Mohsen Al Farhan (Syria)

21.     Mehdi Azizollah Kiasati (Iran)

22.     Farshad Jafar Hakemzadeh (Iran)

23.     Seyyed Reza Mohmmad Ghasemi (Iran)

24.     Mohsen Hassan Kargarhodjat Abadi (Iran)

25.     Ibrahim Mahmood Ahmed Mohammed (Iran)

26.     Osama Housen Dughaem (Syria)

27.     Abdurrahaman Ado Musa (Nigeria)

28.     Salihu Yusuf Adamu (Nigeria)

29.     Bashir Ali Yusuf (Nigeria)

30.     Muhammed Ibrahim Isa (Nigeria)

31.     Ibrahim Ali Alhassan (Nigeria)

32.     Surajo Abubakar Muhammad (Nigeria)

33.     Alaa Khanfurah – Alaa Abdulrazzaq Ali Khanfurah – Alaa Alkhanfurah (Syria)

34.     Fadi Said Kamar (Great Britain)

35.     Walid Kamel Awad (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

36.     Khaled Walid Awad (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

37.     Imad Khallak Kantakdzhi (Russia)

38.     Mouhammad Ayman Tayseer Rashid Marayat (Jordan)


Following is the full list of the added entities:

39.     Ray Tracing Trading Co LLC

40.     H F Z A Arzoo International F Z E

41.     Hanan Shipping L.L.C

42.     Four Corners Trading Est

43.     Sasco Logistic L.L.C

44.     AlJarmouzi General Trading LLC

45.     Al Jarmoozi Cargo & Clearing (L.L.C)

46.     Al Jarmoozi Transport By Heavy & Light Trucks (L.L.C)

47.     Naser Aljarmouzi Ceneral Trading (L.L.C)

48.     Naser Aljarmouzi Cargo & Clearing LLC

49.     Wave Tech Computer LLC

50.     NYBI Trading – FZE

51.     KCL General Trading F Z E

52.     Alinma Group

53.     Al-Omgy & Bros Money Exchange.

Source: Sahara Reporters

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BREAKING NEWS: President Alpha Conde Of Guinea Overthrown, Captured In Military Coup |The Republican News

A military coup has taken place in Guinea on Sunday, according to local reports. The reported coup is said to be led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.

A video which appears to be showing Guinean President Alpha Conde surrounded by “military rebels” has emerged online with the president looking dazed and confused.

The clip shows 83-year-old Conde sitting in a sofa while uniformed militants are asking him to confirm that he was not harmed.

The president appears to stay silent but looking confused and dazed.

This is a developing story.

Details later….

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BREAKING: Sowore’s Younger Brother Fatally Shot By Alleged Fulani Herdsmen At Okada, Edo |The Republican News

By Sodiq Oyeleke

Sowore and his younger brother
Omoyele and Olajide Sowore

Olajide, the younger brother of Sahara Reporters’ Publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has been killed.

Sowore announced this in a Facebook post on Saturday, adding that the Divisional Police Officer of Okada Police Station confirmed the death to his family.

The activist said his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen operating as kidnappers.

The deceased is said to be in his late 40s.

According to him, the deceased, a student of Igbinedion University, was killed in Edo State.

The police had yet to officially react to the student’s death as of the time of filing this report.

Sowore posted, “My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he is studying Pharmacy.

“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!”

“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.

“I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!

“You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy.

“You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.

“You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created your own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!

“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! Saddest day yet!”

Omoyele Sowore, who is a former presidential candidate, had earlier claimed that the Nigerian government is after his life.

Sowore was arrested and beaten during a protest in Abuja on January 1, 2021.

Also, he was injured by a police officer during a protest in Abuja on May 31, 2021. (Punch)

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Attorney-General Malami, DSS Again Lose Against Igboho In Court |RN

Sunday Igboho and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami

The court had also restrained the government from freezing the bank account of Igboho.

The Nigerian government, Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday lost another application seeking vacation of order by the Oyo State High Court retraining the government from arresting, intimidating, harassing Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.

The court had also restrained the government from freezing the bank account of Igboho.

Justice Ladiran Akintola said the application by the AGF is against fair hearing and the fundamental human rights of the applicant because it has to do with his free movement.

Counsel for the AGF, Enock Simeon had earlier appealed to the court to vacate its earlier judgement restraining Nigerian government from freezing Igboho’s account and arresting his allies.

Simeon argued that such a judgement is interim and could only stay for seven days.

SaharaReporters had reported that Justice Akintola on August 4 granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies from arresting, detaining, molesting or killing the Yoruba Nation activist, Igboho.

But objecting to the argument, counsel for Igboho, Chief Yomi Aliyu (SAN) said he had filed for extension of the order on the 26th of August, therefore, the new application should not be granted.

Counsel for the AGF, thereby, sought another adjournment for him to reply to the application as the time frame of seven days had not elapsed.

On his part, the counsel for the DSS, T. Nurudeen said he had not been served with the new processes, urging the court to give a fair hearing to the parties by adjourning the case for hearing.

Justice Akintola refused to grant the application and therefore adjourned the case till September 7 for hearing.

The initial motion developed from the originating motion seeking N500 billion damages for invasion of his house in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on July 1.

Aliu had expressed confidence the AGF Malami would not disobey the court order, saying the order was given directly against his office. (Sahara Reporters)

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BREAKING: Legendary ‘Guitar Boy’ Singer, Dr. Victor Uwaifo Passes On |The Republican News

Sir Victor Uwaifo

by Sampson Unamka



Legendary singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead.

A close source to the family confirmed this to The Nation on Saturday.

The source said he died after a brief illness.

The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March.

Uwaifo is also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.

Details shortly…

(The Nation)

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BREAKING NEWS: Defence Intelligence Agency Declares Commodore Olawunmi Wanted Over Interview With Channels TV |RN

Commodore Kunle Olawunmi (rtd)

By Anthony Ademiluyi


The Defence Intelligence Agency has declared Commodore Kunle Olawunmi (rtd) wanted over an explosive interview he granted to Channels TV where he alleged that many Boko Haram sponsors were now in the government at different levels.

Sources told the Vent Republic that he has been asked to report to their headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday with his international passport which may be seized.

The Professor of Global Security Studies had said, “It is an aberration; you don’t attack the Nigerian Defence Academy and get away with it. In 2017, I carried out an investigation by the Minister of Defence that wanted me to check what was going on with the training and the security there (NDA). I remember I spent about a week in the NDA with the commandant and the staff but something struck me: every Friday, the gate of NDA is thrown open and everybody has access to pray in the mosque.

“On Fridays, you are going to see the same thing happening across all military formations in the country. If you go to Defence Headquarters, I served at the Defence Headquarters as the Deputy Director, Defence Administration, between 2015 and 2017, throughout my two years at Defence Headquarters, I received visitors twice because of the strict security architecture there but every Friday, the gate of the Defence Headquarters is thrown wide open for everybody to come in and observe Juma’at.

“That is the time the terrorists have the time to profile our security environment. It has always been the case. I have served the military intelligence for the past 35 years. Our problem is religion and socio-cultural.”

Kunle Olawunmi had added that he was a member of the Intelligence Brief at the Defence Headquarters during the leadership of the then Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.).

The intelligence expert said he told the then CDS that the centre of gravity of the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North-East and spreading to other parts of Nigeria was the sponsor.

“I told General Olonisakin then that the centre of this problem cannot be solved the same way we solved the problem of the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta problem was solved during (Ex-President Umaru) Yar’adua basically by me and I told them that we can’t use that same template for Boko Haram.

“I told General Olonisakin to look at the centre of gravity of the problem. I was made a member of the committee in 2016-2017 including former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru that died.

“I told them that the centre of gravity of Boko Haram in Nigeria is the sponsors of the programme. It was beyond us because the job we needed to do was kinetic but we cannot resolve the issues of sponsors of Boko Haram that were in Buhari’s government that we know them. That was why we couldn’t pursue that aspect that could have resolved the issue because we need to arrest people.

“Recently, 400 people were gathered as sponsors of Boko Haram, why is it that the Buhari government has refused to try them? Why can’t this government bring them to trial if not that they are partisan and part of the charade that is going on?

“You remember this Boko Haram issue started in 2012 and I was in the military intelligence at that time. We arrested those people. My organisation conducted interrogation and they (suspects) mentioned names. I can’t come on air and start mentioning names of people that are presently in government that I know that the boys that we arrested mentioned. Some of them are governors now, some of them are in the Senate, some of them are in Aso Rock.

“Why should a government decide to cause this kind of embarrassment and insecurity to the sense of what happened yesterday (Tuesday at the NDA)?”

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BREAKING: NBC Queries Channels TV As Programme Anchors Honour DSS Invitation |The Republican News


The Department of State Security DSS has invited the anchors of Channels Television breakfast programme in connection with an interview conducted on the programme on Wednesday

A lawyer from the organization is accompanying the presenters who are said to be on their way to Abuja at the time of filing this report

Similarly, the National Broadcasting Commission NBC has issued a query to the broadcaster. The broadcast regulator is accusing Channels Telebi of airing an inciting interview and has asked it to respond within 24-hours

The station had reportedly broadcast a live interview with retired naval commodore Kunle Olawunmi who accused the Buhari government of shielding sponsors of the Boko Haram terrorists

Though he failed to mention names, he also stated that some Governors, ministers and senators are sponsors of Boko Haram and that the Government knows them.

In another interview which held on the same programme, Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom accused President Muhammadu Buhari having a hidden agenda of trying to ‘fulanize’ the country, in reference to the grazing route policy.

According to the NBC, the interview was “inciting and divisive”

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