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BREAKING: Police Bar Makarfi’s PDP Faction From Converging On ICC

The police have prevented the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from converging on the International Conference Center (ICC) for a meeting.

Makarfi’s group chose the venue after the ruling of the appeal court which recognised Ali Modu Sheriff as the legitimate chairman of the PDP.

On Friday, an appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt ruled in favour of Sheriff and also declared the convention which produced the caretaker committee led by Makarfi as illegal.

Source: TheCableNG

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BREAKING NEWS: Luxury Bus From Enugu Plunges Into Lagos Canal

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Tragedy struck in the Owode,  Ikorodu area of Lagos on Friday after a GUO bus conveying travellers from Enugu plunged into a lagoon.

According to the spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South West zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, three people, including the driver have been recovered dead.

He said 48 have been rescued alive from the river.

He said although the accident occurred around 3am, search and rescue was ongoing as of 9am.

DETIALS LATER……………

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BREAKING NEWS: Petrol Station Opposite DMGS In Onitsha On Fire, Spreading To Nearby Houses

BY Ike A. Offor

The petrol station opposite the prestigious Dennis Memorial Grammar School in Onitsha is on fire.  What a tragedy at the DMGS round about which unfolded this night.

An eye-witness and a reporter from The Republican News described the incident as unnerving with the heat of the fire heating up the atmosphere and the environment.

A good numbers of firefighters from around Onitsha are indeed needed to have control over the fire as that is quickly spreading to nearby houses in the vicinity

The firefighters on the scene are likely unable to handle such inferno and so can’t quench the fire. It’s fast spreading to other buildings in upper new market road.

The Republican News reporter, who spoke to some eye witnesses said that a tanker perhaps carrying petrol fell and caught fire.

There has been no record of casualty at the time of this report.

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BREAKING NEWS: White House Confirms In Live Press Briefing Trump’s Phone Call With Buhari

By Ike A. Offor

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The White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, on a live press briefing confirms that President Trump had phone calls with  leaders of several countries including Nigeria.

Mr Sean Spicer in his press briefing confirms before the pressmen that President Donald J. Trump had phone calls with leaders of Tunisia, Peru, Nigeria, Columbia and South Africa.

There has been several media brouhaha  and speculations about Trump not making that important phone call to Buhari, though the briefing did not confirm whether it was between the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo or with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in London, UK receiving medical treatment.

But the confirmation by the White House Press Secretary that there was a phone call between Trump and the leader of Nigeria among other world leaders has led to rest all the media speculations that such phone calls did not take place.

Sean Spicer also asaid the read out , which is the details of discussions of the phone call will be available shortly. That would bring to the fore the content of their phone discussion.

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BREAKING NEWS:Buhari Speaks To Trump On Telephone From The UK

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President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on the telephone at the request of the American President.
The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.
The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through the provision of necessary equipment.
President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.
President Trump assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.
President Trump also invited President Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date.
FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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BREAKING NEWS:Nigerian Army Massacre Of IPOB Family Meeting At Okwe Primary School In Oshimili, Delta

By Ike A. Offor
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There is another unnecessary killing of IPOB, Biafrans going on right now in Oshimili South Local Government Area in Asaba, Delta State.
The report reaching The Republican News has it that another round of senseless mass killing of Biafrans, the IPOB family, is ongoing in Oshimili LGA in Asaba, which is in Delta State capital.
The Hausa-Fulani people residing near the aforementioned place, by the primary school, where the IPOB family meeting is going on called the Nigerian military who then came and opened fire on the IPOB family.
“The IPOB family were only in a peaceful family meeting and obviously did nothing wrong to attract any public attention or intrusion of the security forces,” said one witness at the scene.
“But it is limpidly obvious that being Biafrans is enough reason in Nigeria now under this adminstration to open fire on our members” one angry IPOB member said.
This was a very peaceful assembly of IPOB  family members without provocation but obviously  Hausa-Fulani residents who called the military are aware of the sort of killing that is going to happen, which was perhaps their intention to invite the military to the place.
The report reaching The Republican News reporter has it that two people have been confirmed dead at the time of this report.
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BREAKING: EFCC Found $9.8m Cash Hidden In Fire-Proof Safe by Yakubu, Ex-NNPC GMD

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has elaborated on how its operatives stumbled on the $9.8 million loot recovered from Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Earlier report had estimated the loot at $9.2million. But the Commission said it is $9.772,800.

The commission said a special operation conducted by its operatives on 3rd February on a building belonging to Yakubu in Kaduna yielded the staggering sum and another £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) cash.

The huge cash was hidden in a fire proof safe.                         Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD hides $9.8m loot in Kaduna slum

                            Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD hides $9.8m loot in Kaduna slum

                     Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD hides $9.8m loot in Kaduna slum

                             Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD hides $9.8m loot in Kaduna slum

(Vanguard)

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