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“Pronounce Kanu And IPOB As Terror Outfits” – Northern Coalition Urges UN

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The Coalition of Northern Groups has urged the United Nations (UN) to end the increasing agitations by pro-Biafra groups by initiating a referendum.

According to Sahara Reporters, the group also want the UN to declare the group led by Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a terror group.

The coalition made its position known in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman.

It recalled that after its ‘Kaduna Declaration‘, which gave quit notice to Igbos living in the North, it wrote a letter to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, asking him to curtail the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

“We urged the UN to invoke the relevant statutes to which Nigeria is a signatory to pronounce Kanu and IPOB as terror outfits, proscribe their activities and initiate criminal actions against them. Since it is becoming all the more obvious – by the way IPOB and Kanu enjoy massive support from the Igbo back home – that the issue of the drive for Biafra nation is still a boiling issue, we urged the UN to intervene by initiating processes for a peaceful referendum as the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue,” the Northern coalition said.

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151 Comments

  1. Donald Ziggy Njoku

    July 14, 2017 at 10:03 am

    They are jokers.

  2. Biafra Uche

    July 14, 2017 at 8:29 am

    This is show the level of brains this animals has. they don’t even know the different between freedom fighting and terrorism. VAMPIRES !!!

  3. Emma A. Offiemo

    July 14, 2017 at 8:13 am

    What will Arewa youths call Shiite movement if they call IPOB terror group?? Arewa youths shld be enroll in nursery schools

  4. Christian Chinweike

    July 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    WHO WILL NOT LAUGH IF YOU HEAR THIS.

  5. Chris Orogwu

    July 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Dan iska

  6. Chibuzo Amadi

    July 14, 2017 at 7:06 am

    What about the Herdsmen wreaking havoc? Have IPOB members attacked any one?

  7. Ifeanyi Ochonogor

    July 14, 2017 at 6:53 am

    FULANI HERDSMEN. BOKO HARAM ARE SAINTS. AREWA GROUP FAIL TO WRITE ABOUT THEM TO UN. SELFISHNESS.

  8. Dunkwu HoluwaKevin

    July 14, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Fulani herdsmen and boko haram are seminarians abi? First class fools

  9. Okeke Uchenna

    July 14, 2017 at 5:20 am

    These people are fools

  10. Nwangwu Obinwanne

    July 14, 2017 at 5:12 am

    God help them because this guys are confused

  11. Sunday Onyekachi

    July 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Lazy parasite from the north were always funny, nonsense

  12. Paul Majah

    July 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Are they bribing U N to do it?IPOB is a clean and well recognized people

  13. Ali Chukwudi

    July 13, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Hausa people are really animals in human flesh

  14. Sunny Biafra

    July 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Useles stetment

  15. Chukwuemeka Sunday Biafran

    July 13, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Hmmmm animals every where

  16. Ebuka Edeh Eribe

    July 13, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    How was i born in a useless nation called Nigeria.

  17. Clems Hyman

    July 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Madness in highest revel before now it was UN pls give them BIAFRA republic if it’s what they want. (2)_letter FG conduct referendum for the biafrans.(3)_we will help them to achieve this great country BIAFRA .(4)_UN most tag ipob and nnamdi KANU a terrorist group have u also forgotten to let them recognize boko haram as freedom fighting group? Yeye de smell

  18. Joe Tex

    July 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    This arewa and their leader are not far from bewilderment and lunacy

  19. Uc Hans

    July 13, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Do they know the meaning of terrorist. Northern foolish boko-haram and fulani herdsmen boys fooling themselves.

  20. Anthony Ekenze

    July 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    U re the ones that are classified as terrorists so stop deceiving ur selves

  21. Mgburuma John

    July 13, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Hahahaha, well there are the animals in the zoo. Let them go to UN and tell them then UN will lecture them on what Kanu & his group are doing.

  22. Pereere Ugonna

    July 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Send this to Arewa Elders. It’s like they are all suffering memory loss like their Father

  23. Chidi Kingsley

    July 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    The only terrorist we know in nigeria are northern muslims

  24. Gabriel Uzoma

    July 13, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Where in the north that you see good thingstuff come out, only terrorist attacks and you can see millions coming together nicely with -out anything bad happen you want to call them terrorist like your northern boko haram ,,,, can any good news come from northern Nigeria?,,,,,,

  25. Chioma Luke

    July 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    BC they WANT TO BE ON their OWN Mtweeeeeeee

  26. Chris John

    July 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    No one is really talking

  27. Temietan Segun

    July 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    and you think those that head united nation are brainless like you norther fools

  28. Azubuike Franklin Chibuzo

    July 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Danbanza Fulani blood suckers!!!

  29. Ahize Ekene

    July 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    what would you pronounce fulani herdsmen ,boko haram,arewa youth?ewu

  30. Donald Donadon

    July 13, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Illiteracy is a disease

  31. Wisdom Silas

    July 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    is good to have knowledge

  32. Audu Sunnie

    July 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Kanu ll achieve what he is looking for iJn. Nigeria, northerners and their evil forces ll never prevail!

  33. Juliet Johnson

    July 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Mmmm, hypertension loading for this Arewa youths o.

  34. Eke Paul

    July 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Ewu can beer

  35. Nwokolo Bidwell

    July 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Terror Of Truth Abi? No Palava Na Only Una Talk Am.

  36. Anyimotion Lucky Ifeanyi

    July 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Boko Haram cow brain idiotic people selfish

  37. Onyemaechi Tony

    July 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Power dey power…. U r all sick & tired… UN & others did fail in in their duties to address the situation at the onset. ALL HAIL BIAFRA. Long live Nnamdi Kanu & IPOB

  38. Collins Chidozie Anaba

    July 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Hahahahaha no wisdom

  39. Agama Bernard

    July 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Truly we are not supposed to be one, the northerners kills innocent people while IPOB protest with out guns or knife

  40. Asadu Ugonna Asadu

    July 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Watin they go come pronounce the headsmen them and their co-landlord them wey dey giv quit notice for one nigeria?

  41. Okorie Ebulu Jnr

    July 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Na mumu dey worry all this hawusa people

  42. Prince Abiloye Igbowu

    July 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    They have not show any sign of terrorism. I have not heard they attack any one or throw bomb anywhere.

  43. Emmanuel Okwytus

    July 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Madness

  44. Stanley Amanze

    July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Hahahahahahaha….. Zoo eeh!… Na waa o!

  45. Ezeoke Evarist Chinedu

    July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Non sense

  46. Henry Danga

    July 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    dat is wat dey re

  47. Kenn Iyke Ogbuke

    July 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    See terrorists calling people terrorist

  48. Joseph Abuchi

    July 13, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Jealousy n greed never a new tin Biafra must surely stay

  49. Bede Chibuike

    July 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Illiteracy is bad oo

  50. Comr Onyegbula Solomon

    July 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Which of the animals are you? Hyena or jackal?

  51. Obc Okeke

    July 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Laughable

  52. Shalom Shalon

    July 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Illiterate everywhere

  53. Shalom Shalon

    July 13, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Togetherness is not by force.

  54. Sagacious Sunday Isaiah

    July 13, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Chai dis group no sabi book ooo,dey dont kno d meaning of legal ….

  55. Ezea Chiedozie

    July 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Illiterates who lacks the enlightenment of the gap between terrorist and self determination!

  56. Samuel Egungwu Ude

    July 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    This is one of the reasons for one to believe that Nigeria is home to a hell lot of morons.

  57. Uchenna Jude Chijioke

    July 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Cow

  58. Thunder Erico

    July 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    pronounce ur father & mother first

  59. Prince Chiedozie

    July 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Gullible ones

  60. Obinna Martins

    July 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Then give boko haram amnesty.

  61. Ezekiel Okereke Manfredo

    July 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Arewa people are the most useless and rubbish set of people in ds planet earth

  62. Chimuanya Ambrose

    July 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Well, all I understand here is that since osinbajo cannot act fully on his capacity, they are now telling the un to do the needful and organise a Referendum for us to go. All Hail Biafra.

  63. Chika Isräel

    July 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Alamajiri talking

  64. Atulegwu Chukwudi

    July 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Animals

  65. Mishael Chikwueokpala

    July 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Those baboons and monkeys in the in the islamic republic of Nigeria speaking. Do they think UN is animalistic as they are? Sorry hausa foolanis.

  66. Nnamdi Chukwuezi

    July 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    No biafra no peace

  67. Chinemeze O Chinemeze

    July 13, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    When I say that these animals were not meant to live with humans people will start calling me names tell me how u want persons with human brain to reason like animals Awusa fulani I pity u people

  68. IkeOkenyi Okenwa

    July 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Rubbish

  69. Chidi Ebere

    July 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    This is one of the reasons why Biafra can’t be in the same country with hausa fulani.

  70. Chidi Ebere

    July 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

  71. Christopher Ochini

    July 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Ok

  72. Chidi Ebere

    July 13, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Peaceful determination has become terrorism for northerners, what a backward thinking, people who call white black and black white.

  73. Benjamin Sanni

    July 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Nigeria Youths Do’t Even No that They Are Just Moving With Courage But No Hope,

  74. Chukwuemeka Dim

    July 13, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    What ‘ll they then declare fulani hersmen, Kaduna sh’iiat muslem, Arewa consultative forum, arewa youth & BH to be.

  75. Nwachukwu Lorida Samuel

    July 13, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Illiteracy in the north is too much, if their so called elites could say this, no wonder Buhari is killing Nigeria.the guys knows Nothing. Hausa Fulani is a disgrace to human race.

  76. Daniel Chimezie

    July 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Kanu is not Shakau,IPOB is not Bokoharam… Hausafulani what is your problem? We don’t want to be part of your bokoharam country again, na by force?

  77. Odinaka Udeh

    July 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Zoo cow brain

  78. Nwankwo Emmanuel Philo

    July 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    They are mad

  79. Solomon Ibrahim

    July 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Am calling on the northern youth leader to contest for 2019 presidential election,and handover to OPC Gani Adams by 2023,after Gani Adams 8 years he should handover to Tampolo of Niger delta,after Tampolo completed his 8 years,then we will see if biafra have any sound and vibrant boy if not then we will look for another arewa youth.

  80. Uzoewulu Okey

    July 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    fear don catch them,but i only blame britain for joining “human beings and animals” together,visionless nigeria!

  81. Young Shady

    July 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I just laugh

  82. Kaykay Emmanex

    July 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    UN,AU & ECOWAS,should ask Nigeria,where there President is? & Northerner should show prove,as regard to whether our President is alive or death.

  83. Osas Maverick Osas

    July 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Illiterates

  84. UwemLife Aloysius

    July 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    No wonder Asha Buhari called Nigeria a Zoo… All hail Biafra

  85. Augustine Okoye

    July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Now I can understand that every body in the north, both human been and animals are hopeless there’s no future on them

  86. Eugene Augustcomte

    July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Illiterate northerners how can you term agitation of a state as a terrorist. Who is your illiterate president that cannot differentiate the two terms

  87. Blessing Ben

    July 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Biafra on my mind now

  88. Blessing Ben

    July 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Senseless set of human beings. Hausa and one Nigeria my foot

  89. Asogwo Chidi Frank

    July 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Madness that’s why aboki na aboki

  90. Henry-Paloka Adimonye

    July 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    They should first of all, declare Buhari dead and burry the vagetable.

  91. John Iwuji

    July 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Imagine the kind of people we share same country with, may Chukwu Okike Abiama lay courses on British for joining Biafrans with this Animals as a country

  92. Simon Eguji

    July 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    These aristocratic Foolani & their slaves of almajaris are 1000 years behind civilization. For asking for self determination they think N Kanu & IPOB mean terror? Let them reset their minds to the truth that BIAFRANS are no longer disposed to be part of Islamic Republic of Nigeria. Foolani are officially 4 th most dangerous Terrorists group on earth. UN knows that.

  93. Umar Adamu Musa

    July 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    If you ‘re tired of being in Nigeria, just leave the north and go home quitely. @goodnews fourreal

  94. John Iwuji

    July 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    This Arewa youth are in confusion, Nnamdi Kanu is too much all hail Biafra

  95. Mazi Pee Dms

    July 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    This is the most useless and brainless people I have ever seen in my entire life, it shall never be well with British for getting us together with this animals.

  96. Arinze Alex Jr.

    July 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Hausa fulani generation are all senseless and hopeless….. how possible

  97. Joshua Sunshine

    July 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Is this nt the reason l use to called them animals. Since they can see self determination as call for war, soo what else did u expect from them. Illitracy is a real deases. Fear north, just lyk in the bible. Animals in human form.

  98. Joshua Nworie

    July 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Mumu too bad ooooo.You are killing innocent Igbos everywhere even in their homes using the so called herdsmen, killing and seizing their properties in the North, yet u have the gut to call an innocent one a terror shielding your evil act. ..Fools!

  99. Somi Martins Chuks

    July 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    See illiteracy in the highest level

  100. Lugard Sydney Luggy

    July 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    All hail biafrans

  101. Prince Godswill

    July 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    These people are suffering from regional ignoramus.

  102. Obinna Nwankwo

    July 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Irrelevant directive

  103. Eboh Obinna

    July 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Arewa is my dog’s name.

  104. Don Iyke J Stino

    July 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    So they northern terrorists have brain ? The answer is no. #Biafrexit

  105. Robin China

    July 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    If UN don’t. Do that ur self. Unity my foot.

  106. Agnes Nwokike

    July 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Cry till eternity, Biafra is out of Nigeria and nothing can stop it. Rather any action you take whether positive or negative will help to restore Biafra quicker. Thanks to Chukwu Okike Abiama.

  107. Sulaiman Tukur

    July 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    You want tell me I’m illiterate and you still say it in pidgin while i reply to you in English.
    my brother go to Church and seek forgiveness.

  108. Kenneth Chukwudi

    July 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Hausa fulani ndi ara

  109. Emeka Anowe

    July 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Mugus

  110. Sam Udoh

    July 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Idiots

  111. Omatali John Chukwuneme

    July 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    This people will never stop amusing me !
    What kind of tribe is this ..??

  112. Bright Mccallester

    July 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    This man understood nigeria which made people to think he is resurrected ancestor.when he told us ‘dont retaliate against any provocation,we thought he was trying to be betrayl us,we were wrong.he knows the weapon-THE TRUTH.he knows that as time goes on,this people will try to blackmail us in taking arms.but now the same people killing us are crying so loud to the outside world.can u still imagine,by the time we will take up arms,what will be nigeria’s fate.
    we are still waiting for the same people that protected bokoharm to bring evidence before UN to do fast,because
    TIME IS RUNNING OUT
    BIAFRA MUST COME
    GOD BLESS MY NATION

  113. Kriss Vince

    July 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Dis people r fools #ZOON #

  114. Kriss Vince

    July 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    O! Illiterate is a disease, dat y we can’t continue staying with animals

  115. Star Eberechukwu

    July 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    So that you that is a terrorist from birth will go free right?

  116. Robin China

    July 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    If UN don’t do DAT ur self.Unity my foot.

  117. Frank Ochiabuto

    July 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    This northern #Animals get sense at all?

  118. Abodunrin Daramola

    July 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    No wonder the norths are in quagmire, they are confusing separatists with terrorists.
    Terrorists are people that kill, slaughter or bomb innocent people by virtue of their belief or faith or ideology.
    Nnamdi kanu has not killed a soul since his advanced agitation.
    The north should go take care of the Islamic terrorists ravaging them first, they should remove the stone in their Gari first…

  119. Goodnews Fourreal

    July 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Biafra is the only solutions express biafrexit go with ur boko harram hausa fulini people etc

  120. Prosper Boniface

    July 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Why not tell the un about bokoharam

  121. Usman Mohammed

    July 13, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Actions and utterances of Kanu and his brainwashed followers against Nigeria is more than what common terrorists can do. Infact he should have pronounced terrorist long before now

  122. Iwuji CHukwuebuka

    July 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    See who is talking,u are proud 2 call urseld ewuhausa right,may our lord Jesus Christ have mercy on u.

  123. Akachukwu Nwafor

    July 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    your crying has just began

  124. Nelson Innocent E. Innocent

    July 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Biafra is my home

  125. Chinedu Ani

    July 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Dose uncircumcised cow brains hausafulani group of parasites is only helping IPOB and Biafrans in general to get justice that will help the restoration of Biafra quicker in UN

  126. Prince Soloist Onyedika

    July 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    These is a good move. I really need UN to step into our struggle. All hail biafra

  127. Chibundu Chidex

    July 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Hahahahah you see the type of mentality we share country with. Thunder fire the day British came to Africa. Northerners are worse than pigs and idiot.

  128. Iwuji CHukwuebuka

    July 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Nnaaa eeeeh! de tin don tire me oo!! I might commite murder if any of them come near me 2 vomite dis rubbish.

  129. Adindu Onuoha

    July 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    ILLITERATE FOOLS UNA NEVER SEE ANYTHING.

  130. Omoh Alislam Ahmed Hussain

    July 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    we d hausa fulani are lurking at nnamdi kanu we wnt him to get to a position where e will b very vulnerable to us.we hausa fulani hate biafra and we av resolve to never let it materialise.one nigeria till eternity just like the british had wnt it in the past.hausa yoruba and igbo are one forever

    • Nelson Innocent E. Innocent

      July 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Idoit…Thunder fire u there….Aboki street begger..Boko haram element.

    • Chinedu Ani

      July 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Hahahaha,i laugh at u shameless hausafulanis parasites that can not survive without Biafrans
      Fools,Biafra will soon leave ur Nigeria and hausafulanis will all perish in poverty and terrorism

    • Mc Derkel Kelvin Chidera

      July 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Ur father one….mumu….u think that all the rubbish Hausa have being doing is sweating us,don’t worry right from how ironsi was brutally killed…. Till the killings up till date…..u ppl must pay for it

  131. Tell Dey Tell Dey

    July 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    The notherners ar the terro

  132. Daniel Mbah

    July 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    aboki go school you say no na begging you want. If say this people go school they will know the deference.

  133. Osita Ayigbo

    July 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    north iletrit go to school no ooo sorry north

  134. Nwabueze Biafra

    July 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    These useless Northners are afraid of Nnamdi Kanu & IPOB. UNITY IS NOT BY FORCE.

  135. Tuaweri Oweifurupa

    July 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    He most be an idiot

  136. Makachika Karicha

    July 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Hausas Are Smarter Than Ipob, Kanu. Now I C C Will Charge Kanu For Terrorism

  137. John Nwaeze

    July 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Fools and fawls. Your president Buhari charged him for terrorist, what happened?.

  138. Onyekachi Onyebest

    July 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    No be small gift my brother don’t mind those fools

  139. Lazarus Okwudili John

    July 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Wonder! For no reason but out of hatred.

  140. Okoli Chibuike

    July 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    FOOLISHNESS IS A FREE GIFT.

  141. Elisha Ndukwo

    July 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Look at thives calling some one thief, a terrorists pronounces a peaceful movement a terror outfits. What a shame.

  142. Tochukwu Grand Finale

    July 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Even the whole world knows that Muslims are the terrorists so northerners should go and bury buhari because he’s dead

  143. Obinna Okeke

    July 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Dangote discribbe them as jobless people which is true

  144. Michael Ekebi

    July 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    UN will just laugh at them. Bunch of illiterate murdering terrorists.

  145. Barry Gabor

    July 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    IF WHAT IPOB IS DOING IS HOW TERROR OUTFITS OPERATE I AM ONE OF THEM

  146. Udochi Edey Nwakanma

    July 13, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    When reasonable people speaks, ground shakes. What is the reason ability of an average Hausa/Fulani Man? Has Nnamdi Kanu bombed anyone like their dangerous terrorist group known as B-O-K-O-H-A-R-A-M?

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FG Releases N386m To Fight Coronavirus

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The federal government has released N386m to forestall unforeseen outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 virus, hitherto known as coronavirus.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received a sum of N315m while N71m was released to the port health services division of the ministry for improved surveillance at the ports of entry.

Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdullahi Mashi, disclosed these on Friday during a media parley in Abuja.

According to him: “Intervention requests were made to the Presidency and because of the level of emergency, the Ministry of Finance consented to the request. I can confirm to you that N71m was released to the port health services division of the ministry. Also, NCDC have been given N315m. Another request is still in the pipeline”.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, submitted a memo to the Presidency about two weeks ago requesting for N620m to strengthen preparedness and interventions for proactive measures to prevent the importation of the coronavirus virus to the country.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, told reporters: “The COVID-19, which is a serious public health emergency of international concern, has a total number of confirmed cases globally of 75,748, with 2,129 deaths.

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“Eight deaths are outside China – three in Japan, one in France, one in Philippines, two in Iran, one in Korea. The case fatality ratio (CFR) is 2.4 percent”.

Concerning the confirmed case of coronavirus in Egypt, the Minister said: “We know that a case was discovered in Egypt, which was the first in Africa and the patient is a foreigner.

“It raised an alarm and we know that coronavirus is known for high index of suspicion, based on travel history when you don’t have case definition apparent in the patient.
“I’m not saying the case in Egypt was false positive or false negative but we will need authorities to give us relevant and information. All we know is that we were told that one case was discovered and was asymptomatic as at the time the test was carried out just based on the travel history. It came out positive then, and then, along the line, it was tested and was negative. I am sure the NCDC will be working to get the accurate information.

“As at now, there hasn’t been any other report or confirmed case in the whole of Africa, and Nigeria in particular, don’t have any case. Clinicians are being trained in the management of cases.

“Nigeria is developing a stockpile of medical supplies to be used in the event of any outbreak. Our capacity for testing in Nigeria has been enhanced as we have three laboratories currently – National Reference Laboratory in Abuja, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo state”.

Concerning latest report on Lassa fever, Mamora, said: “Between the 1st of January and 16th of February, we have had 586 confirmed cases and 103 deaths from 26 states.

“Edo state has the highest burden of confirmed cases of Lassa fever at 35 percent, followed by Ondo at 32 percent, and Ebonyi at 6 percent. The case fatality rate (CFR) is 17.6 percent.
“There are five laboratories with capacity to test for Lassa fever within 24 hours’ turnaround time. We encourage our people to maintain good environmental and person hygiene.

“We are also aware of the case of unidentified killer disease in Benue. So far, what we have established is that it is more likely to be due to poisoning as a result of harmful practice of pouring Gamalin into a body of water with the view to killing fish, and people now eat the same fish.

“There is also the issue of the presence of high gathering of lead; so lead poisoning is also suspected as one of the factors in that outbreak in Benue. Also, samples have been taken and are undergoing analysis through NAFDAC and other labs”.

He advised that people should boil water before drinking and stop fetching water from places that have been established to be potential sources of the poisoning.

On reports that chloroquine is the preferred treatment for the COVID-19, a representative of the NCDC, said: “For chloroquine, it is still work in progress as a lot of research is going on.

“In China, they are having preliminary phased clinical trials using chloroquine and hydroxyl-chloroquine. They have enrolled about one hundred patients, and have administered chloroquine to them. It was found that the chloroquine-phosphate was superior to the controlled treatment in inhibiting the interpretation of the pneumonia that the patient had and improving lung imaging.
“By the time they did X-ray, they discovered that those on chloroquine had better lung imaging with findings than those on the controlled therapy, and that there was promotion of the virus negative conversion rate. These are still early findings that needs to be validated with more trials before we can say chloroquine is the treatment of choice. There are other treatment regimens that are being considered”.

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US Exposes Buhari’s Plan To Pay APC Governor $100 Million From Abacha Loot

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A plot by the Buhari-led federal government to pay an APC governor $100 million from the Abacha loot has been uncovered.

The United States Department of Justice says the Federal Government led by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, is blocking attempts to recover Abacha loot traced to Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu.

The DoJ made the claim in court papers filed before the District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, Bloomberg reports.

The PUNCH reports that Bagudu, who is a close ally of Buhari and a prominent member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, was indicted by the US Government for helping the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, to transfer billions of dollars in the mid-90s.

According to documents from the DoJ, Bagudu spent six months in federal detention in Texas while awaiting extradition to the Island of Jersey.

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However, before he was handed over to criminal trial in Jersey, he quickly agreed to return $163m to Nigeria and was released on bond to Nigeria, where he was meant to be prosecuted for money laundering.

However, on returning to Nigeria, he was cleared to contest in three different election cycles – once as a senator and twice as governor – all of which he won and now enjoys immunity.

In a report published by Bloomberg, on Friday, it was stated that the US Department of Justice says the Nigerian government is preventing the US from seizing Bagudu’s alleged loot.

“The DoJ also contends that the Nigerian government is hindering US efforts to recover allegedly laundered money it says it’s traced to Bagudu. Buhari’s administration says a 17-year-old agreement entitles Bagudu to the funds and prevents Nigeria from assisting the US, according to recent filings from the District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington,” the report stated.

According to the report, the disagreement may hamper future cooperation between Nigeria and the US to recover state money moved offshore by Abacha, whom Transparency International estimates may have looted as much as $5bn during his 1993-98 rule.

“A commitment by Nigeria to transfer the funds to Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu appears to undermine Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to quell rampant graft in Africa’s top oil producer,” the report stated.

Neither Bagudu nor a spokesman for the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), responded to requests for comment.

A spokesman for Buhari said the settlement and the litigation were matters for Malami.

A spokesman for the DoJ declined to comment.

Successive Nigerian governments have sought to recoup the money looted by Abacha, who died in office, and have so far repatriated more than $2bn with the cooperation of other countries, according to US court filings.

The DoJ said in a February 3 statement that Bagudu, 58, was part of a network controlled by Abacha that “embezzled, misappropriated and extorted billions from the government of Nigeria.”

Bagudu is the chairman of an influential body of governors representing the ruling All Progressives Congress, Buhari’s party.

“Despite the forfeiture action being initiated following a Nigerian state request in 2012, Buhari’s government now says it can’t assist the US because it’s bound by a settlement Bagudu reached with the administration of then-President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003, according to the court filings,” the report states.

Under the terms of that accord, which was approved by a UK court, Bagudu returned $163m of allegedly laundered money to the Nigerian authorities, which in exchange dropped all outstanding civil and criminal claims against him “stemming from his involvement in government corruption,” according to a December 23 memorandum opinion by District Judge John D. Bates in Washington D.C.

That meant “Nigeria renounced any interest whatsoever” in Bagudu’s trust assets, including those the US is attempting to recover for the West African nation, the opinion stated.

Bagudu was able to return to Nigeria after concluding the settlement and was elected as a senator in 2009. Six years later, he was voted in as Kebbi’s governor in elections that brought Buhari and his party to power.

After Bagudu successfully sued Nigeria for violating the 2003 settlement, Buhari’s regime reached a new agreement with him in October 2018, according to the court filings.

“That would result in the transfer of ownership of the investment portfolios, worth 141m euros ($155m) to the Nigerian state, which would then pay 98.5 million euros to Bagudu and his affiliates, according to Bates’ December 23 opinion. The funds are currently restrained by the UK at the request of the US,” it added.

Nigeria’s government claims the updated 2018 agreement with the Kebbi governor, which requires court approval in the UK, will “curtail and mitigate its looming exposure” from the judgment in Bagudu’s favor.

Buhari’s administration submitted the 2018 deal to the UK court in September to support its application to unfreeze the assets so they can be sent to Nigeria, according to the opinion. The court has yet to make a decision.

Source: The PUNCH

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Hits Yobe

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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked motorists near Lantaiwa, a community located 70 kilometers north from Damaturu the Yobe state capital and 30 kilometers to Dapchi where 110 schoolgirls were abducted in 2018.

The Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh told Channels Television that operatives of the army have been mobilized to the area, however, information on whether passengers have been abducted or not is still sketchy.

The terrorists had last Sunday succeeded in destroying two telecommunication masts in Babbangida the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Council of the State in order to stop the locals from sharing information with the security personnel.

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