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BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu Condemns In Totality Underhand Agreement Between SE Governors, Miyetti Allah

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has condemned in totality the underhand agreement between South East governors and Fulani herdsmen group known as Miyetti Allah. The Fulani herdsmen is officially declared by the USA government and UN as the fourth most dangerous terrorist group in the world.

In a press statement released today, the leader of IPOB strongly condemed the subtle acceptance of Fulani herdsmen to form members of the vigilante group in South East Nigeria by the governors from that region, something many groups from Igboland, including Ohanaeze frown at.

Read the press release below:

PRESS STATEMENT:

I condemn in totality, both in letter and spirit the underhand agreement between South East Governors and Fulani terrorists that led to the idiotic call by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), the fouth most deadly terror group in the world, for the establishment of Fulani terrorist vigilante groups in Igboland Biafra.

Without much ado, I wish to state as follows:

  1. That it is extremely shocking and shameful that, at a time when Fulani cattle herders have turned to terrorists and ravaging the North, Middle Belt and Yorubaland, Southeast Governors allowed Miyetti Allah to get away with such criminal demand on our soil. It’s akin to telling someone in advance that you are coming to rob his house and he allowed you to just walk away, while pleading with you that you should reconsider. Instead of ordering their immediate arrest on the spot for daring to so brazenly reveal their criminal intention to invade Igboland, the spineless cowards that pass for SouthEast Governors appear to want to accommodate their demands. No doubt as payback for being rigged back into power by Abba Kyari led Fulani Cabal that run the government of Nigeria in the name of a dead Buhari.

2.. Miyetti Allah a mere cattle trading association, that later turned into a militant terrorist organisation is now openly threatening to conquer Igboland with the help of Igbo governors. It defies logic that Southeast Governors would care to give audience in the open in Igboland to an organisation that has been rated the fourth deadliest terrorist organisation in the world. Did the Southeast Governors stop to consider that Biafran traders in the far North, even though law abiding, can never be given the audience and reverence that these Southeast governors have so shamefully extended to Miyetti Allah.

3… Considering the weak and rambling response of Governor Dave Umahi to this criminal demand, we are certain these Southeast Governors have already granted this request; and in the unlikely event they have not, it’s highly probable that they will, albeit secretly. In such event, I hereby warn Miyetti Allah, Southeast Governors and their collaborators in the Southeast and elsewhere in Nigeria that IPOB will not tolerate the establishment of any Fulani militia, masquerading as vigilantes, in Southeast or anywhere else in Biafraland.

4…. We recall that it is the stated intention of IPOB to set up vigilante services, otherwise known as Biafran Security Services (BSS) that was used as the immediate excuse by the same Southeast Governors to proscribe IPOB, whereupon they proceeded to invite the Government of Nigeria to declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, all of which culminated in the Python Dance that claimed scores of innocent Biafran lives.

We are eagerly waiting for Miyetti Allah and their Fulani terror militia in Biafraland, an adventure they will regret for as long as they live. Their ancestors tried the same nonsense 300 years ago and returned to Zaria in humiliation, so will this Fulani army of darkness fail in 2019. Fulani caliphate must know that IPOB will not allow any of piece of Biafran territory to become another Illorin. We are waiting for Miyetti Allah with open arms.

Signed:

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB Leader

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BREAKING: Togolese Mob Attack Igbo Businessmen, Their Businesses At Assyeye Market Hezrenawoe

Images from the scene o the attack showing bloody victims

There was a widespread attack on the Nigerian businesses mostly owned by businessmen of Igbo extraction in a case that is related to an individual business guy and his Togolese girlfriend.

The incident started with an Igbo youngman who is a boyfriend to a Togolese girl. They have been friends for long. So, it happened that they had issues that resulted to a fight and both of them sustained injuries.

Actually, the Togolese girl wanted to stab the Igbo boyfriend with a knife, but the boyfriend overpowered her, all these happened at the boyfriend’s house early hours of Monday, 17 June.

The girl ran out and called some thugs, who came to the compound where the Igbo boy lives, fortunately for the boyfriend he heard the news and sneaked out of the house. When the thugs who couldn’t find the boyfriend now started breaking into the houses of all the Igbo boys living in that compound, they tied them and began to beat them, until the attention of the police was called and they intervened.

Allegedly, their plans were to kill those 4 Igbo youngmen, now when they couldn’t succeed, they gathered more thugs and headed to the main market (Assyeye Marche Hezrenawoe), where the Igbo people do their businessess.

According to eyewitness Daniel Ukoha, who shared this story with The Republican News, he said: “today being Monday was our main market day, so they entered the market and began to harass Igbo businesses, not until the police intervened again”.

“We ran and so many people lost their belongings including goods not to talk of those that got injured.

“This has been their practice, each time they heard any rumours about the Igbo and the rest of the Nigerians in Togo. They wouldn’t find out the truth they will begin to molest every Igbo or Nigerian they set their eyes on.

“Nigeria governmnt needs to intervene so that we can do our business without disturbance again from these mobs who harass us on every occasion they find conducive for their mob attack on Nigerians”

The news reaching The Republican News today, June 19 is that the boys attacked by these mob are undergoing serious medical treatment in the hospital as photos below could show.

victims of the Togolese mob attack

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JUST IN: APC Zones Deputy Senate President To South South |The Republican News

by Sunny Nzere

The ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, has adopted the Senator representing Delta central, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as its candidate for the position of the Deputy Senate President in the ninth assembly.

The National Working Committee, (NWC) of the party also chooses Hon. Muhammed Idris of Bauchi state as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu made this known in a statement in Monday after an emergency meeting of the NWC held in Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 of June.

He said the agreement was reached after a consultation with President Muhammadu Buhari, APC governors and party stake holders.

He said “The party formally adopts Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the positions of Deputy Senate President and Hon. Muhammed Idris Wase as Deputy Speaker. This is sequel to wide consultations with President Muhammadu Buhari, party stakeholders, including APC governors.

“You would recall that the party had earlier announced the duo of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the party’s candidates for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of House Representatives respectively.

“All elected APC members of the Senate and House of Representatives are hereby directed to fully mobilise as a united force behind the party’s choice.

“Members who have earlier signified interests in these positions are urged to support the party’s decisions as loyal and committed members of APC by working with other members to ensure the emergence of the adopted candidates.”

Chairman of the progressives governors and governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, who spoke after the meeting said the party have also unanimously agreed to support Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for senate president and Speaker of the House or Representatives respectively.

“We equally use the opportunity to deliberate on our support for the leadership of the National Assembly. The governors of the APC have always been unanimous in supporting the party leader, President Muhammadu Buhari and our party in ensuring that we achieve a common purpose,” he said.

“Towards that extent, we are all unanimous in our support for Senator Ahmed Lawan for the Senate presidency and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for the Speaker of the House of Representatives and all governors are in agreement and we will work towards that purpose.”

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JUST IN: Atiku Abubakar Condemns Shut Down Of AIT, Warns Against Dictatorship |The Republican News

PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

The announced suspension of the practising license of DAAR communication by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, NBC, is generating reactions from well-meaning Nigerians who see the action of the NBC as a calculated attempt by the FG to gag the media.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just-concluded presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has added his voice to the development. Atiku said he “received with trepidation reports of the withdrawal of the licenses of AIT and Ray Power owned by DAAR Group.

“The Gen. Buhari administration needs to be reminded that freedom of the press and of speech is not only fundamental to democracy, but it is also guaranteed by the constitution.

“Nothing untoward must be done to roll back our hard-earned democracy.”

Speaking via his twitter handle, Alhaji Atiku said “If at this time, we stand by as the Press loses its independence, there will be little to differentiate us from a dictatorship. This should not happen.

“I am a lifelong Democrat and throughout my political life, I have championed the principles of Separation of Powers. The Legislature has been challenged. The Judiciary has been tackled.” (Journalist101)

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BREAKING NEWS: African Independent Television, AIT Shut Down By NBC |The Republican News

African Independent Television, AIT

By Chibiko Ikenna Offor

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the license of Dar Communication Plc, promoter of AIT television and RAY POWER FM until further notice.

The withdrawal of their license was announced by the Director General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu on Thursday evening.

He said the action was taken for failure of the broadcasting station to abide by the broadcasting code.

AIT and the regulatory body, NBC has been at loggerheads over one of the segments of a programme on AIT “kakaki social” which the regulatory body said is promoting anti government materials.

Below is the press briefing from the NBC regarding to the indefinite shut down of AIT.

PRESS BRIEFING ON SUSPENSION OF LICENCE – DAAR COMMUNICATIONS, HELD TODAY 6TH JUNE, 2019 AT THE NBC HEADQUARTERS IN ABUJA.

Following monitoring reports and complaints from concerned Nigerians about the broadcast contents of Daar Communications Plc’s AIT/Raypower broadcast stations, the NBC have over the last 2 years summoned on several occasions management of the company to address issues regarding the operations of AIT/Raypower with the company, particularly, Political Platform and Kakaaki aired on AIT.

In one of our meetings, held on 2nd June, 2017, the Commission expressed its disappointment with the way and manner Hate Speech, divisive and inciting comments are applied in discussion of national issues in breach of the provisions of the NBC Act and Broadcast Code.

Again, on 15th August, 2017, it became imperative to invite the company for yet another meeting on almost same issues. Furthermore, while addressing another meeting on 7th February, 2018 we highlighted issues of concern to the Commission which indicated that the company had been breaching the provisions of Sections 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 of the broadcast Code. The company’s delegates in their response promised to abate the breaches and comply with the law.

However, on October 18, 2018, the Commission was disturbed with the manner in which social media issues became part of the mainstream media unedited on AIT/Raypower, and was constrained to issue a generic letter to all broadcast stations on

the need to exercise caution in the use of user generated content from the social media knowing how volatile and misleading the social media has become. The management of Daar Communication Plc thereafter took to the social media to display our official correspondences.

Recently, the Commission’s monitoring reports on AIT/Raypower indicate the use of divisive comments accredited to the segment of “Kakaaki”, tagged, “Kakaaki Social”, where inciting comments like, “Nigeria is cursed, we declare independent state of Niger Delta”, “Nigeria irritates me”, “this country is gradually Islamizing” and other similar slogans are used without editorial control in breach of the broadcast Code. We were therefore constrained to issue Daar Communication letters of warning dated May 27th, 2019.

We also observed from monitoring reports that a documentary on the Presidential Election Tribunal, a pending election petition matter aired on AIT on Wednesday and Thursday, 22nd and 23rd May, 2019 without regard to the provisions of the Broadcast Code. The Commission, in line with its regulatory powers again cautioned AIT in another letter also dated 27th May, 2019.

However, instead of making amends, the management of Daar Communications Plc resorted to the use of media propaganda against the regulator. Even the letters from the NBC were posted on social media platforms.

Needless to state that Daar Communications have over the years turned themselves into a bad example of how a professional broadcast outfit should not be run.

In their relationship with the NBC, Daar Communications carry on, as if it is beyond the regulatory direction of the Commission. They don’t pay their licence fees as and when due.

Its broadcast is patently partisan and one sided and deliberately inciting and heating the polity. The management of the Company has created the habit of using the channel to fight its personal battles contrary to the statutory requirements of the law.

SHUT DOWN ORDER

Today the 6th of June, 2019, AIT/Rapower embarked on use of inflammatory, divisive, inciting broadcasts, and media propaganda against the government and, the NBC for performing its statutory functions of regulating the broadcast industry in Nigeria.

Consequently, after several meetings with management of Daar Communications Plc and many letters of warning. The NBC, today 6th June, 2019 took a decision to suspend the licence of Daar Communications Plc for failure to abide by the Commission’s directives, the provisions of the NBC Act Cap N11

Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

This decision is based on the provisions of Section 10 of the Third Schedule of the NBC Act Cap N11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, which states as follows:

(d) where in the opinion of the Commission the station has been used in a manner detrimental to national interest.

(g) where there is wilful or repeated failure to operate
substantially as set forth in the licence

(h), where there is wilful or repeated violation or wilful or repeated failure to observe any provision of this Act or any rule or regulation of the Commission authorised by this Act or by a treaty ratified by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

(i), where there is violation of or failure to observe any cease and desist order issued by the Commission;

(k), where a provision of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code has been seriously breached; and

The SHUT DOWN order is until further notice.

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JUST IN: Court Sacks APC Rep For Bauchi, Orders INEC To Issue Certificate Of Return To PDP Candidate |RN

APC and PDP party logo

By Unini Chioma

An FCT High Court has nullified the election of Omar Tata of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Zaki Federal Constituency in Bauchi state.

The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jatau Muhammad Auwal, who came second in the elections.

The FCT High Court, presided over by Justice Bello Kawu, declared as null and void the publication of the name of Mr Tata of the APC as winner of the seat in Zaki Federal Constituency.

The court also ruled that the APC “does not have and cannot sponsor any candidate for Zaki Federal Constituency of Bauchi State for 2019 National Assembly Election.”

The judge further declared that the votes scored by Mr Tata in the election was null and void, and consequently ordered INEC to issue Certificate of Return to the candidate that come second in the election.

The court order followed an application filed by the PDP candidate in the election, Mr Auwal, who had challenged the emergence of Mr Tata as the winner of the election.

Mr Auwal had told the court that APC did not conduct any valid primary election through which Mr. Tata’s name was submitted to INEC as the flag-bearer for the party. (Nigerialawyer)

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Lays Siege On Military Base In Maiduguri |The Republican News

The Republican News file photo: Boko Haram members

Suspected Bok Haram terrorists are currently laying siege on a military base near Maiduguri, a military source has confirmed to The Republican News via our North-east reporter.

The Republican News source confirmed that the Islamic terrorist group stormed Delwa military base in an effort to overrun the military base formation.

“The terror group members began by attacking and engaging troops in a very deadly gun duel at 6pm local time”, our source added.

This is a developing story.

Details later……..

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