Massob vows to resist any attempt to arrest Senator Abaribe claiming his case differs from that of Ndume


SECESSIONIST group the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (Massob) has castigated the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) for demanding the arrest of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe over the fact that Nnamdi Kanu jumped bail.



10 characteristics of the average Nigerian

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(1) They are passionate about their religious faiths. An overwhelming number of Nigerians want to go to heaven when they die

(2) Nigerians are closely attached to their ethnic groups and traditional rulers

(3) They love entertainment and merriment

(4) They hate being called just plain Mr or Ms. No other people on the world live amassing titles like us

(5) They believe how much material wealth you have is a measure of your worth


Nigerians excluded from new US visa bond scheme requiring visitors to pay a deposit

NIGERIANS have been excluded from President Donald Trump's controversial and inexplicable visa bond pilot scheme under which visitors entering the US will have to pay a feed of between 5,000 and $15,000.



Ngozi set to be named WTO boss as South Korea plans to withdraw its candidate following Trump loss


NIGERIA'S former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be officially named as the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after South Korea indicated that it intends to withdraw the candidature of its trade minister Yoo Myung-hee.



Six foreigners and Nigerian sentenced to seven years in jail for oil theft but with the option of a fine


SIX foreigners and a Nigerian have been jailed for seven years by a federal high court in Port Harcourt after they were found guilty of oil theft in a suit brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).



Airline Operators of Nigeria deny they plan cutting corners to recoup losses from Covid-19 shutdown


MEMBERS of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have debunked claims that they are planning to cut back on safety measures in a bid to recoup the losses they are suffering as a result of reduced traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic.



Buhari commissions Nigeria's largest modular petroleum refinery in Imo State virtually


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has virtually inaugurated the 5,000 barrels per day modular crude oil Waltersmith refinery in Ibigwe in Imo State in a major step aimed at ending Nigeria's dependence on petrol imports.



Trump promises to file fresh big lawsuit despite being forced to allow GSA to initiate transition


PRESIDENT Donald Trump has promised to file what he describes as a big law suit that will back his widespread vote rigging claims despite being forced by the weight of public opinion to authorise the General Services Administration (GSA) to initiate transition proceedings.



10 things south-south governors could have done since 1999 to combat the effects of centralism and no resource control

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(1) They could have floated a Niger Delta Petroleum Company to bid for oil blocks

(2) They could have built a massive refinery as Aliko Dangote has just done

(3) They could have created a regional company like Odua Investment Industries which could have bought stakes in oil companies like Shell, Total, Agip, Mobil, etc

(4) They could have opened a network of petrol stations across the country


Olu Falae writes to Amotekun demanding protection after Fulani herdsmen return to his farm

FORMER finance minister Chief Olu Falae has once more become the victim of Fulani cattle herdsmen who have again raided his farm near Akure in Ondo State and destroyed crops said to be worth millions of naira.




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