Rochas calls on Ipob to drop demands for secession and focus on how to address injustice

FORMER Imo State governor Senator Rochas Okorocha has called the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) to drop its demands for secession and focus on ways to address the injustices Ndigbo are currently suffering from in Nigeria.



Nigeria now has the highest number of missing people in the world according to recent report

NIGERIA has been described as the country with the highest number of missing persons in the world according to a recent Bloomberg report which revealed that the insurgency in the northeast has left millions unaccounted for.


According to the report, the decade-long conflict in northeastern Nigeria has left almost 22,000 people missing. It added that this is more than any other country worldwide where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) registers missing persons.



Ukrainians impressed with the Super Eagles saying the first half was like watching Brazil

UKRAINIAN football analysts have praised the performance of Nigeria's Super Eagles against their national team on Tuesday saying that it was like watching Brazil in the first half of the match.



UK Home Office launches investigation after Nigerian Oscar Okwurime dies in detention centre

BRITISH government officials have launched an investigation into the death of Nigerian Oscar Okwurime who died at an immigration detention centre next to Heathrow Airport where he was being held.


Mr Okwurime died at Harmondsworth on Thursday this week but the cause of his death is not yet known. Home Office officials have revealed that the police, the coroner and the prisons and probation ombudsman were investigating the matter to ascertain the cause of his death, which was sudden.


ICPC seals the Lagos and Abuja homes of NFF chair Amaju Pinnick and vice chair Shehu Dikko

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick and his second vice president Shehu Dikko have had their homes sealed off by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) who are investigation graft allegations against them.



Evacuated Nigerians may get 10-year visa ban as Air Peace airlift embarrasses South Africa

SOUTH Africa is considering placing a 10-year visa ban on those Nigerians recently evacuated from the country as their biometric data was captured by immigration authorities before departure.



Northern governors agree to ditch Ruga in favour of National Livestock Transformation Plan

GOVERNORS of Nigeria's 19 northern states have agreed to ditch the federal government's controversial Ruga cattle colony programme and opt instead for the less volatile National Livestock Transformation Plan.



Inec to disqualify some candidates in Kogi and Bayelsa elections over age falsification

NIGERIA'S Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) has said it will disqualify some of the  governorship and deputy-governorship candidates in the November 16 elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States for age falsification.




Subscribe to Ayo Akinfe | Bookshop RSS