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BOMBSHELL: Why Nnamdi Kanu Is Back Again — Adeyanju Deji

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A social media activist, Adeyanju Deji has claimed that the sudden appearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was to play a role in the 2019 elections.

Kanu on Friday afternoon was spotted in Jerusalem where he was praying. This was seen in a video aired live on Facebook by one of his aides.

In his numerous tweets on Friday, Deji urged Nnamdi Kanu not to allow a repeat of what he did during the Anambra governorship election in 2019 where he vehemently called on the people to boycott the poll.

The activist who was once arrested and detained last year for leading a protest which called for Kanu’s release however advised the IPOB leader to meet the vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi for money — if that’s what he wants, adding that “We will not just fold our arms and allow anyone help Buhari secure 2nd term.”

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135 Comments

  1. johnson

    October 22, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Honestly speaking I think this guy is right, if Kalus call for sit at home succeeds, it is to the advantage of APC, because Atikus stronghold is southeast;

  2. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 6:02 am

    All hail Biafra

  3. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Hegoat in Yoruba land

  4. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 4:56 am

    This Adeyanju is a born Fool.

  5. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 4:17 am

    This idiot want a cheap popularity. Fool

  6. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Biafra is our last hope,, for freedom,,

  7. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Its ok.I love kanu.I am happy he is back,but thunder will fire anyone who tells me to boycott election… simple

  8. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 2:38 am

    What has this guy said wrong now? It’s only God that has the final say even in Nigeria. No leader of any group will change God’s plan, if it’s pleases him for Nigeria to split so be it.

  9. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Nothing to write home about …jelouseness kill you there

  10. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 2:03 am

    He come to save you.. accept him as your personal lord and savior…

  11. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 1:07 am

    All hail Biafra.

  12. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Buhari is right to call some youths LAZY, like this boy.He is not only lazy but jobless looking for free money.

  13. Anonymous

    October 20, 2018 at 12:22 am

    No more 2019 Election in Baifra land, the war just Started

  14. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Zoo is shaking

  15. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Mr Adeyanju your advice will be trashed

  16. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Only Igbo fools would still trust that coward who led many igbo youths to their untimely death and ran away.

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 12:02 am

      Eni Fred Karl how is it your business? Did you hear them complain. Aturu!

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 12:05 am

      Clement Imoyeto Ikeotuonye Awu! Can’t you read between the lines. That guy is a coward cunning the gullible Ibo youths.

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 12:21 am

      Why can’t you blame the government for killing unarmed youths, big fool

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 12:24 am

      Oforkason Johnson Ik Do you think I care about the government. We all supported him. He is a coward simple.

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 1:09 am

      All hail Biafra.
      Our saviour is back. If it hurt u go hug transformer

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 1:10 am

      Eni Fred Karl
      U too ugly Mr fool.. See as u resemble imbecile. Ịma ná ito furu uche

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 6:45 am

      Ebuka Stanleo OK sound so stupid dude. Now look who is talking? Senseless moron! Can’t you express yourself in simple English without vernacular. I am so sure a fool like you is half baked intellectually to have a common sense of reasoning. You don’t look better either. You just look stupid and you sound like one too. I don’t care if I am ugly to you or not. Nnamdi Kanu is a coward who led young Ibo youths to their early deaths. You stupid shit.

  17. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Liers this name never in any where related to igbo name brother

  18. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Deji is a dead rat

  19. Kaycee

    October 19, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Deji I found your post very disrespectful and insulting. We live in a democratic society and each person is allowed to make his voice heard. Britain today is exiting from Europe, the process which started with one man became national issue. Nnamdi have not said he is in need of money, rather he is argument is an established principle under the internation law, (self-extermination). If I was advising Nnamdi, I would be suing your for every penny in your pocket.

  20. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The fear of Nnamdi kanu is causing earthquake already in the zoo,they re trembling and in shock.they know that his second coming is to end the zoo and there wont be money to share again to activist like you Mr adetunji.

  21. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Who b this one abeg. All of a sudden someone remembered restructuring. Restructure kill u there.

  22. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    But y does Yoruba people hate Igbos so much, dey can’t condemn the boko haram foolani herdsmen zoo Nigeria soldiers dat killed innocent defenseless civilians supposedly citizens chae

  23. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    This old Daily Trust newspaper show that three years into Obasanjo’s tenure as president in 2002. fprmer president Ibrahim Babangida also wrote him a letter that Nigerians are suffering

  24. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Why you’re afraid that buhari will win again and he must send you to jail that is why you’re afraid sorry we the Biafrans are not afraid of anything or anybody whether buhari win or atiku win Biafra must be restored

  25. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Please tell Kanu not to worry himself because his brother Obi has been picked as vice president of zoo country not my own dear Nigeria.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Take ur dear Nigeria, take ur Mr integrity take atiku late we ll give u obi too free of charge enjoy

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      Dirty Harlot what are you doing on facebook don’t you know you belong to the kitchen and the other room?

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 12:01 am

      Oluwatoyin Bello, must you comment? Go to the other room and get spanked abeg, you need it

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 1:06 am

      See as sufferness done bend ur neck.. Ur here talking about vice president. U think say we Igbo are zomebi like ur people..

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

      No mine the idiot

  26. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Ewu

  27. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Omo Ali nie oloshi nie

  28. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    This adeyanju when he open mouth u cnt understand where he is going and where he is coming frm.dnt compare tht yr mumu amalia head wit tht of mr Nnamdi KANU at all, you hv to be reborn to stand him.

  29. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Moses ran away from Egypt and later came back to free his people. King David same. So Nnamdi Kanu is the man of the people

  30. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Hope he has come to declare his total support to be Hausa Fulani slave

  31. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    You will die on Hart failure.

  32. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Deji is good for noting no need of wasting time talking to a fool @ 40 Deji is a rejected son

  33. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Nnamdi kanu knows that stopping igbos to participate in Nigeria politics will mount more pressure on biafra restoration. Restructuring will quench biafra agitation or slow it down.. and
    Pmb in power will divide Nigeria destroy and divide Nigeria more. Pmb will be after nnamdi kanu and biafra restoration. Buhari must continue for biafra to come. Herdsmen killing shall divide Nigeria more and Pmb federal character. Nigeria will be a death trap with Pmb and Nnamdi Kanu.

  34. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Mr deji u are a fullish man on Earth 2 say dat nonsense

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      Hahhahahaha… Don’t mind that stupid Yoruba boy… We will stone him very soon

  35. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for the ADVISE but not necessary, He knows how to play the CARDS

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 1:13 am

      Odinakachukwu Soronnadi
      Gbam!!

  36. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Atikulate to Israel soon

  37. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    To restore Biafra simple

  38. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Where are we*

  39. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    If you see KANU please Tell him not to worry anymore. His people has found new love in the Fulanis therefore abandoning the Biafra struggle. They are back been Nigerians. They are all now Atikulating. Haha

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 1:14 am

      Ameen Odike
      All hail Biafra
      If it hurt u better go fall inside lagoon

  40. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Deji is naturally stupid

  41. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    This coward must either be suffering from what killed his father. … his comment sounds like That of a man who takes excess alcohol or marijuana

  42. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    This is an agenda so that the igbo man’s vote on the general election will be destroyed, please my people vote 2019 and wait for the referendum

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 1:15 am

      Uzoamaka Egbonnaji
      Story story story!!!!
      All we want is Biafra.

  43. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    my second God is back Nigerians will hear from us if u don’t like him go and die with buhari good or bad biafra must come if no biafra no peace in Nigeria. And thoes supporting one Nigeria hahahaha Fulani haistman will visit ur family in Jesus Christ name iseee I dey my house right now come am waiting

  44. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    You are a Stupid idiot, yoroba man and they smell brain , just watch and see how Nigeria is going to go down this time.

  45. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Deje the senseless yorubas boy.what is your business with Nnamdi Kanu if you are not an idiot.

  46. Ralph

    October 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Adeyanju Deji u are talking nonsense and u shall regret ur comments

  47. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Nnamdi can’t collect money from anyone, he is not like you,whatever plan he has for his people is not selfish like yours, that I can assure you mr deji or whatever u call urself

  48. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Dis kanu is bad market 4 p.d.p.APC has bribe him to divert all his followers 4rm voting in 2019.jst bcos pmb threatning to jail orji kalu he quickly bribe dis fool to resurface again

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Go and beg God for forgiveness so he can restore your senses

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Homo

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      If ur father is Evil the only way God can spare u is if u don’t support him. God believes in freedom!

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Animal. I think you and your foolish people voted APC in. Fool. Who are you to open your mouth so wide like fish. Wasted sperm.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      I wonder y u guys wil b displaying ur stupidity on social ntwrk

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2018 at 1:17 am

      Chai
      Some people brain is just like one month baby..

  49. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Dis guy is overdosed on stupidity, high on idiosyncrasy, intoxicating on ignorance, a coward talking to Ohamadike 1 na Biafra land. Enjoy ur Nigeria with ur masters d foolani

  50. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Chai, yoruba Muslims have got something to talk about forgetting their brother at EFCC cell. Referendum is the only solution

  51. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    You are a mad man God will punish you for saying that

  52. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    That useless boy called deji is more stupid than a cow

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Stop insulting cows cows can’t behave like this or talk like this.

  53. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    To finished his mission..

  54. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Abeg make una talk better thing Kanu exist from a distance

  55. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Rubbish

  56. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Umehi+kanu=Buhari!!! Thunder that will kill him is doing push up in ogbonike cave

  57. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Those who becam unpopular are going to gain their popularity again… Mostly those from SW. Adeyanju hasnt posted a word for Fayose in EFCC cell now he picks on NnamdiKanu.. Is he really not an idiot?

    Trust me, if Fayose had an idea the #ManChildOfGod is coming out in days, he wouldnt go to EFCC.. Soon he shall recive healing

  58. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Faceless activist where were y’all since all this while. What about those restructuring charlatants?

  59. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Deji pls don’t mind all these Nnamdi KANU supporters who are used to insulting people, insults is Nnamdi KANU primary strategy, he insults all southeast leadership, none is spared of kanus insults..
    Of all these blinded Nnamdi KANU supporters insulting here none have made any reasonable points or said any good thing but just insults.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Chinedu Ngene Yet all the South East elders later hosted him for a meeting after all the insult that’s to show how powerful this guy is.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      I want to talk to you but I see you are a blind man with Glasses

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Shedrach Da Monarch pls can you mention one meeting all southeast leaders organized for discussion that KANU attended, none..the first meeting before his first arrest was organized by ohanaeze youths in aba in 2015,KANU refused to attend d meeting,instead he replied with unnecessary insults on them.is that how a good or reasonable leader behaves??

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      Gold Heart d only reason why u r short of is bcos u only wanted to insult,let’s stop d insults and talk reasonably, don’t attach too much sentiment or passion for Biafra.. That is why KANU and uwasuruike are busy manipulating us with our passion for Biafra.. These guys are fraudsters.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Chinedu Ngene useless cow! Efulefu. Satan must punish ur generation

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      Nnamdi can’t collect money from anyone, he is not like you,whatever plan he has for his people is not selfish like yours that I can assure you

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Chinedu ngene is either you are a slave or you are enjoying your slavery or you are a product of inter tribal marriage. Dont worry, we are going to accomodate you guys. No hard feelings. Stop attacking Nnamdi he’s your chi!!!

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Chinedu Ngene
      Reason with who, you? Hummm, any body that engaged you in a discussion is just like you too a fool…

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Mr man keep ur mouth close stop talking rubbish

  60. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Lifeless people that never have their own voice always in shadow of another person the lark view

  61. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    When Muhammad came, he killed and terrorized those he could terrorized and made other believed he had an encounter with their god by brainwashing them all that believed on him.
    But this is a man of truth with love for his people, who brought freedom for humanity, bcos of wickedness and greed for power buhari named him terrorist, where as we all knew he is not, NnamdiKanu is really another true liberator’!

  62. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    The boy Deji is lifeless.

  63. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    This road side politician called Adeyanju I taught you re among those that died in hand’s of Boko Haram last year

  64. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Stupid deje u thoughts Nnamdi kanu is like Nigeria PEOPLE ,??mind ir talk ok

  65. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Mad guy

  66. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    That is true

  67. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Deji go and hug transformer ewu

  68. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Your very stupid Mr poster

  69. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Is it by fire by force to gain popularity??????Ewu..

  70. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Who’s is this sophisticate morons

  71. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    To take me home, my country Biafra, fool is asking

  72. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Fool…

  73. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    This guy is nobody

  74. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Kanu,please leave us alone,we are now atikulate… he ran away leaving us to be killed….coward leaders like kanu are good in running away

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Your God is so far. From you. Su h a moron. Articulated. Was Nnamdi your friends before? Every follower cannot then back now. so you were never in the fold. So take your ignorance and go perish with the zoo. Generations to come will spit on your grave.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Nonso you are idiot, condem sparm

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Aboki

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Nonso never mind some persons insulting u here or outside this platform, insults is KANU number one teaching for his followers they insults everyone in southeast who is smarter than criminal kanu..these same people will leta insult KANU just thesame way they r insulting uwasuruike now..but then uwasuruike was seen as d Messiah, but in d reality he was playing dsame game KANU is playing now.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Fuck you

  75. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Where is this idiot coming from. The Lord has spoken once but twice have I had that Nnamdi Kanu is another savour for Biafra or you have not had.

  76. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Adeyanju is clearly a mole. He has no integrity to stand on. So, like his pay masters, play the propaganda agenda until they get their result. Time will actually expose you. Such a sophisticated moron.

  77. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Silnt is d best answ to a fool lyk u deji

  78. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    When a fool talk his people rejoice another Yoruba small fool lol.

  79. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Don’t insult him, debate with him instead, if he wins u, fine… Its simple

  80. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    You take Him for a fool which put your mental abilities to question,where were you when one state took over control of the Nation? Still you expect somebody like Kanu who told you what to come when you never dream of them until they happened to join a system like that?restructure or referendum is the right option,unless ObiAtikualition keeps to their promise and have a fruitful dialogue with Him bcs I know He believed in restructure only that North fears it so much.

  81. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Mumu ask your father why you’re blind.

  82. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    One slap for this idiot

  83. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Ta!
    Face front mk u face Buharists – your opponents.

    • Anonymous

      October 19, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Aboichi… E dey d guy body… I can feel his pain…

  84. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Na thunder go fire ur mout. Yorubastard

  85. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    It is not finish until it is over, he must accomplish his mission dont get it twisted God is the strenght

  86. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Talking nonsense

  87. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Deji is a big fool!

  88. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    This Adeyanju of a man should be reasonable for once…..

  89. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Your coward deji

  90. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    U are just senseless

  91. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Idiot

  92. Anonymous

    October 19, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    He his back again to start from were he stop. Biafra all the way

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Nigerian Govt Applying For Another $5.3bn, $3bn Chinese Loan — Amaechi

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Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation has disclosed that the Nigerian government has applied for a $5.3 billion loan and also in the process of applying for another N3 billion loan from the Chinese Government.

The Minister who disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, said that the $5.3 billion loan will be used to execute the rail from Ibadan to Kano, while the $3 billion loan is planned to be used in executing the rail from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri.

“The reason why I said that is because we have already applied for $5.3 billion to execute the rail from Ibadan to Kano. We are about applying for about $3 billion to execute the rail from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri,” Amaechi revealed.

Nigeria is still in the process of clearing the $500 million Chinese loan borrowed for infrastructural projects.

According to the Minister, the country has already paid up to $98 million and is still owing over $400 million.

Despite the country’s growing debts, he said that Nigeria is only able to successfully embark on infrastructural projects because of available loans, adding that the country’s only challenge is its debt to revenue ratio.

However, there has been public outcry over the rising debt profile of the country.

Controversy has trailed the conditions in which these loans are obtained, including a much-debated ‘wave of sovereignty’ clause that exits in the $500 million loan agreement between Nigeria and China.

But Amaechi has maintained that such clauses are natural developments in any business transactions between two countries.

“It’s a standard clause, whether it’s with America you signed it or with Britain or any country, because they want to know they can recover their money. What the clause does is to say to you, I expect you to pay according to those terms and conditions. If you don’t pay, don’t waive your immunity on me (the lender) when I come to collect back what is the guarantee you put forward,” the Minister had earlier stated.

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this during his speech at the launch of the Reviewed Broadcasting Code in Lagos today.

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“The amendments are mostly in the areas of political broadcasting, local content, coverage of emergencies, advertising and anti-competitive behaviour,” Mohammed said.

The minister noted that Section 2h of the NBC Act specifically empowers the Commission to establish and disseminate a National Broadcasting Code and set standards with regard to the content and quality of materials for broadcast.

Explaining the provisions in the Reviewed Broadcasting Code, the minister said, “There are many desirable provisions in the new Broadcasting Code:

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“The provisions on responsibility of broadcast stations to devote airtime to national emergencies: This provision obviously mandates terrestrial and Pay TV channels to make their services available to Nigerians at time of national emergencies – like the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for their education and enlightenment.

“The provision raising the fine for hate speech from 500,000 Naira to 5 million Naira.”

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“As I said, there are opportunities for constant review of the Code, but please note that this latest amendment is signed, sealed and delivered, and we are committed to making it work for the good of the country.”

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) last month announced increase of the product to a band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre.

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The Brent Crude that sold for $43.24 per barrel in July sells for $44.03 per barrel.

She said: “We are now in the meeting to fix a new petrol price for the month of August.

“We are asking the PPPRA to approve N150 per litre because the prices of crude oil have increased and there is no subsidy on the product.

“You will hear the announcement of the new price around four o’clock today (Tuesday).”

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