Nigerian Military declares IPOB a Terrorist Organization

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters have declared the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a militant terrorist organization. In a statement issued on Friday, the Director of Defence Information, Major John Enenche advised parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group expressly reiterating that the Army will confront “all security challenges facing the country”. The reasons listed for the declaration include the formation of a Biafra Secret Service, the reported formation of Biafra National Guard, blocking of public access roads and so much more. The full declaration reads: The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) group which has posed…

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Android Phones Are Now Failing At Twice The Rate Of Apple’s iPhones

Apple showed us its vision of the future yesterday with the unveiling of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 — two exciting new phones that bring several highly anticipated features to the product line and lay the groundwork for Apple’s next decade of phone production. But that isn’t the only way Apple challenged Android this week — it also came out on top in a quarterly review of mobile device trends from Blancco Technology Group in which Android phones were more than twice as likely to fail as Apple’s iPhones. According to…

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Mama Taraba Apologizes To APC Over Comment To Buhari

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan has apologised to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is coming after her meeting with the chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun today Thursday, September 14, 2017. According to the spokesman of the ruling party, Bolaji Abdullahi, the minister apologised for her comments. He said “Since the issue of the comment she made came up, the party has not said anything regardless of what individuals may have told you because we are a party that recognized the right of her members…

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Curfew In Aba, IPOB Members Burns Down Police Station, Vehicles

The Ariaria Police Station in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, was set ablaze by men, believed to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday. The incident occurred some hours before the Federal Government ordered the withdrawal of troops from major towns in Abia State, which have been under siege since Saturday when the Nigerian Army began its Operation Python Dance II. The Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the burning of the police station, adding that the arsonists also injured a policeman. It…

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IG Meets Osinbajo Over IPOB Slams Wike

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the Inspector General of Police, Idris Abubakar, over the crisis between the Nigeria Army and the Indigenous People of Biafra in Abia State and some parts of Rivers State. The IG also berated the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for claiming that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were armed robbers. Speaking to State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting which lasted almost an hour, the IG said the aim of the meeting was to ensure the security of all Nigerians. Asked…

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Army To Launch Python Dance II In South East

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it would launch Python Dance II (Egwu Eke 11) in the South East and Cross River on Friday as scheduled. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, Director, Army Public Relations, said this in a statement in Abuja. Usman urged the public to disregard information credited to Abia governor and GOC 82 Division, Enugu, that soldiers would be gradually withdrawn from street in Aba and Umuahia from Friday. “This should not be misconstrued as withdrawing of troops earmarked for Exercise EGWU EKE II. The General Officer Commanding 82…

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Army Begins Probe In Alleged Abia Attack

The Nigerian Army says it has commenced investigations into the alleged breach of human rights in the ongoing Operation Python Dance in the South-East. The Col. Sagir Musa, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations in the 82 Division, made the disclosure in Enugu on Thursday while speaking with our correspondent. Videos of alleged tortures of some youth in some parts of Abia have gone viral in the social media. According to Musa, in line with the rules of engagement and code of conduct guiding internal security operations, those found wanting,…

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IPOB: Tension In Plateau As Government Imposes Curfew

The Plateau State Government on Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jos Metropolis following “rumoured skirmishes, tension and confusion” over the situation in South-East. The government, in a statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Nanle, Director of Press Affairs, said that the action was to avert a further breakdown of law and order. It said that security personnel had been deployed to flash points to ensure compliance with the order, and advised miscreants to avoid a clash with the law. The statement quoted Gov Simon Lalong as expressing shock and dismay…

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North Korea Fires Second Ballistic Missile Over Japan

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such provocative move in weeks. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe said his country would “never tolerate” North Korea’s dangerous actions. “If North Korea continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future,” he said in a statement. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also condemned the launch, which contravened UN sanctions. He put…

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Google Sued Over Sex Discrimination

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work. The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over gender relations. Google is also under investigation by the US Department of Labour over its pay practices. “It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech,” said Kelly Ellis, a former software engineer at Google and…

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