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Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg met with entrepreneurs and software developers in Nigeria during his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa.
Zuckerberg is “learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria,” Africa’s most populous country, he said Tuesday in a post on his Facebook page. “The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can.”
Zuckerberg addressed entrepreneurs at the Co-Creation Hub in the Yaba neighborhood of Lagos, the commercial capital, and spoke about starting a free WiFi network in the city, Taiwo Ayanleye, a business owner who was present during the Facebook CEO’s visit, said by phone. Bloomberg
Fresh erosion threatens road linking ex-President Jonathan’s home town
13-yr-old Girl Pregnant After Rape By 60-yr-old Man, Two Others
Iraq joins Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, others to freeze crude production
Freight Forwarding Council moves against Customs over proposed CEMA
Hundreds of displaced in Nigeria’s northeast demand more food
Facebook CEO in Nigeria to witness Africa’s tech revolution
Oil market rebalancing could take until end 2017
Government receives N18.99 billion NNPC’s refund
Abandoned For 7 Years, Akwanga-Lafia Road Now Death Trap
UN Ambassador and Irish Rock Star in Nigeria Promising to Help
Oil Prices Rise To $49.73 On US, OPEC Speculation
Facebook Founder, Zuckerberg, Visits Nigeria
Nigeria, UK Sign MoU On Return Of Stolen Assets
Dangote Plans 12,000 MW Power Generation In 2-Years
Awaiting Trial Inmates’ Figure Hits 72%
PDP: No Deal As Sheriff Rejects BoT Peace Offer
TSA’s Gains and looming failure, one year after
More Nigerians Are Now Employed In The Oil And Gas Sector – Rep Ekon
2019: Will Electoral Offenders Ever Get Punished?
ASUU kicks against additional state varsities
NPA cabinet shake-up raises bar on reforms
Pipeline vandalism and constructive engagement
Nigeria’s independent oil firms’ wellheads remain inactive
N400m Jonathan campaign fund: EFCC arrests South-East PDP chairman, two others
[email protected]: It’s time to invest in Anambra, Obiano tells Igbo investors
Adoption of new technologies critical to survival of SMEs – Ojo-Bello
Igbo debunk unanimous support for Ize-Iyamu
Maersk Supply Service to reduce fleet
Container shipping rates soar, as market instability lingers
Anxiety over economy as oil, naira crises persist
Gas association holds forum
Nigeria is our gateway to new markets, Facebook declares
35 Nigerian ICT students to receive Jim Ovia’s N16m seed fund
Fight Avengers before fighting Boko Haram – Abdullahi
Sanusi, Soludo won’t be probed for criticising Buhari – Presidency
Northern CAN urges govs to protect Christians
ASUU warns against imminent strike over 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement
Jegede may lose Ondo guber ticket
NSE pledges high ethical standard for global exchanges
Africa oil week, upstream confab holds in Cape Town
CBN licenses 11 International Money Transfer Operators
Sheriff rejects B o T recommendations on national convention, reconciliation
Benue State workers’ plight
Heritage Bank moves to boost youth entrepreneurship
IG explains why BBOG was denied access to villa
The herdsmen killings
Niger Delta: Why Buhari should not use force
Wasted billions: Black pots and kettles everywhere
Stop the blasphemy murders
EFCC Arrests Ebonyi Governor’s Brother, Two Others over N400m Campaign Fund
NBA Asks EFCC to Withdraw Uncivil Statement, Demands Apology
Flood Kills 12 Persons in Bauchi
Nigeria Can Break up, It’s Not Indivisible, Says Ango Abdullahi
Chagoury Denies Using Donations to Clinton Foundation for State Dept Favours
PIB delay, low oil prices impede Nigeria’s 1.124m bpd projects
Imo owes pensioners N16 billion, says Okorocha
SON, others seek compliance to energy–efficient standards
Nigeria probes theft of food aid as refugee kids starve to death
Again, Sheriff Rejects PDP BoT Peace Deal
AfDB endorses FG’s mining roadmap
Police arrest suspected kidnappers of Indian, others
Over 5,000 CSOs support Buhari on war against insurgency
NAF fighter jets repel attacks on troops in Borno
Assemblies of God crisis: FG takes over prosecution of factional leader
Wike Inaugurates Committee for Elechi Amadi’s Burial
Ezekwesili: Buhari Leaving Chibok Girls’ Freedom to Boko Haram
Umar Cautions Buhari against Use of Force in Niger Delta
Niger Delta Greenland Militants Attack Pipeline As Others Cease Hostilities
Buhari’s wife launches new initiative for IDPs, children
What Nigeria must do to avoid disintegration – Oyebola
Elumelu Tasks Nation’s Policy Makers on Poverty Reduction
ASUU Bemoans Non-release of Needs Assessment Intervention Fund Since 2014
Retirees appeal to government to pay outstanding pension benefits
High cost of gas lowers production by 70 per cent, say manufacturers
N2.3bn fraud: Orubebe’s absence stalls arraignment
Edo Guber Watch: Ize-Iyamu promises Ijaws fair deal
As Ghana celebrates passage of P I B
Osinbajo: FG will Set up Technology Hubs in All Geographical Zones
Pension Assets Hit N5.8tn as Pencom Seeks to Invest 40% in Infrastructure
Yet retirees languish for years before receiving their pension?
PDP, APC Bicker over Atsuete’s Death
Osinbajo: FG will Set up Technology Hubs in All Geographical Zones
Forex: Foreign suppliers cut fuel shipment to Nigeria over $985m debt
Presidency List Gains of Buhari’s Participation at TICAD
Women Affairs Ministry, NDI, Others Call for Passage of Gender Bill
Pastor Paraded for Raping Boy
FG targets N17bn yearly from import cargo tracking
Safe, clean, prosperous Lagos non-negotiable – Ambode
From Dog Owners to Journalists, Free Expression Being Challenged in Nigeria
Police Nab Herdsman with AK47 Rifle in Enugu
PDP crisis: Sheriff insists on Makarfi, Jibrin’s sack
Jenifa star, Funke Akindele, marries again
Lassa fever: Quarantined persons in Delta now 55
New militants blow up pipelines, launch ‘Operation Crocodile Tears’
N400m campaign funds: EFCC, Gov Umahi’s brother differ over purported arrest
Security Agencies Destroy Dens of Fleeing Insurgents, Miscreants in Bauchi
IPOB: Breakaway group set to negotiate with FG, names leader
Strike looms in varsities over 2009 M o U
Boko Haram: We spend N475m monthly to fuel jets – Air Force
Five-day-old twins among 6,500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea
Corruption war: NBA demands EFCC apology
Investors gain N42bn on bullish market trend
How you can manage fibroid naturally
Hope rises as scientists find drug screen test for Zika
How environmental factors fuel male infertility – Prof Oluyemi Akinloye
NURHI promotes family planning among Lagos residents
Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim in court to stop Jegede
Soludo backs Buhari’s emergency bill, proposes N19trn ‘anti-recession’ blueprint
Herdsman arrested with AK47 rifle, ammunition in Enugu
FG to set up technology hubs in 8 geo-political zones
Don’t bomb Niger Delta agitators – Umar
Group charges Ondo APC delegates to vote Abraham
A Case for Political and Economic Restructuring of Nigeria
Hausa community endorse Obaseki, deputy
APGA accuses APC of printing identical logo to deceive electorate
Ijaw in Edo demand creation of LGA
Obaseki shuns governorship debate again
Abubakar alleges plot by APC to kidnap him for supporting Ize-Iyamu
Don’t sell your votes for money — Orbih
Why we’er yet to dialogue with militants – Presidency
MFBs now issue instant debit cards through BankOne app
Chibok Girls/Boko Haram Swap Deal: Buhari giving powers to terrorists – B B O G
Why Facebook founder, Zuckerberg arrived Nigeria unannounced
FG set to award Lagos-Ibadan railway projects, others – AMAECHI
We’ll bring environmental sanity back to Lagos — Ambode
NSE Index Rises 0.46% as Market Rebounds on Bargain Hunting
Nigeria, South Africa Stare Down Recessions
Politics and petroleum have brought down Africa’s two biggest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, as both nations look down the barrel of recession.
Oil giant Nigeria will release quarterly growth figures Wednesday that most likely will confirm the economy is in recession. And the South African economy, the continent’s most established and mature, has seen slowing growth, with a contraction of 1.2 percent in the first quarter, as the population grows faster than the economy. The government is expected to release its second-quarter growth figures next week.
The two nations often see each other as competition. They have in recent years jockeyed for the economic top spot in Africa, with Nigeria recently losing the position to South Africa. But many global investors see them as part of the same Africa package, said Martyn Davies, managing director of emerging markets and Africa at the auditing and consulting firm Deloitte.
“South Africa and Nigeria are the bookends, if you will, of the sub-Saharan economy. One’s misfiring, the other one’s in severe contraction,” he said.
Nigeria’s economy has been hit hard by a global slump in oil prices, and further harmed by militant attacks on pipelines in the oil-producing Niger Delta region that have dropped production to about 1.5 million barrels a day from around 2.2 million barrels.
Another problem for Nigeria is a shortage of foreign currency, which means a shortage of imported raw materials for factories and consumer goods for shops. That drives up inflation.
Nigeria’s economy shrank about four-tenths of a percent in the first quarter, and the second quarter is expected to be worse. John Ashbourne, Africa economist at Capital Economics in London, said he expected Nigeria’s economy to shrink by about 3 percent. He thinks, however, that growth will resume next year.
Pabina Yinkere, head of research at Vetiva Capital Management in Lagos, said the government had taken encouraging steps by raising fuel prices and allowing the currency to float freely against the dollar. Still, with less tax revenue, Yinkere said, the government may struggle to spend the money it needs to revive the economy.
Excerpts from V O A.
Shareholders Contemplate Court Action to Stop Unclaimed Dividends Fund
CPC Demands Entrenchment of Guarantee, Warranty Policies
A f D B to Train 250,000 ‘Agripreneurs’
Afenifere moves to foster unity among South West people
Obiano lays foundation for oxygen plant in Awka
Nigeria, Britain join forces against treasury looters
$200m Halliburton cash ‘blown on presidential helicopter’
Boko Haram: Kids battle malnutrition in IDPs camp
Facebook boss Zuckerberg in Lagos
Nigeria, Britain join forces against treasury looters
Imo Police Shut Down Criminals
Dana Air Crash: Prestige Assurance Recounts Effects of Huge Claims on Profitability
‘Contributory Pension Scheme Still Battling with Acceptability Problem’
A decisive week for Ondo APC
Nigeria can overtake India in digital technology, says Osinbajo
‘Spain imports N1.38tr products from Nigeria’
Power supply now 3,061MW
Cement price rises to N2,300
Empowering artisans, tradesmen
Where will FMBN get N59.5tr to bridge housing gap?
China, U.S, others for Lagos trade fair
Creating wealth through cooperatives
New road for Lagos community, 35 years after
Be God-fearing, cleric urges leaders 9
EFCC To Prosecute Firms Not Remitting Pensions
And what about state governments?
Nasrda Sets Up Viewing Centre For Eclipse
Facebook Ceo In Nigeria, Excited About Technology Drive
Online fraudsters hit capital market, Sec warns
Naira hits 418 to the dollar as forex scarcity lingers
Cbn Grants Licences To 11 Money Transfer Operators
FG earmarks N7.5bn for auto mortgage scheme
Buhari Has No Candidate In Ondo Apc, Says Presidency
Armed Herdsmen: Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Acf Disagree On Fayose’s Law
Again, armed herdsmen storm Enugu, one arrested with AK47 rifle
APC, group: hold Rivers govt, Wike responsible for lawyer’s death
Court refuses to stop Kashamu’s arrest
Alleged N2.3b diversion: Orubebe absent at arraignment
EFCC probes Ebonyi governor’s brother over N400m poll cash
NBA to Magu: lawyers are not rogues
Obaseki preaches peace
I didn’t say NBA instigated judge’s transfer, says lawyer
INEC disowns Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP flagbearer
‘Tinubu has good intention for Ondo APC’
Kekemeke remains APC chair, says NEC
Hausa community endorses Obaseki
ARG, Ekiti monarchs meet over Yoruba unity confab
Ambode appoints heads for lotteries, LASIMRA, scholarship boards
Nigerians divided on power supply situation
Woman escapes from Delta kidnappers
No going back on clean-up of Lagos – Ambode
Extradition: Court refuses to stop Kashamu’s arrest
Pdp Bot Leadership Illegal, Makarfi Must Go – Sheriff
Again, Militants Bomb Npdc Pipeline In Delta
Develop Economy Through SMEs, F G Tells Graduates
Herdsman arrested with AK 47 rifle, live ammunition in Enugu
Uniuyo Gets New Registrar, Librarian
Nigeria’s unity negotiable, says Prof. Ango Abdullahi
Flood kills 12, destroy hectares of farmlands in Bauchi
Al-Makura appoints new Accountant-General
Kaduna govt asks council chairman, two others to step aside
AEDC gives reasons for indebtedness to GenCos
Protest: 3 pensioners confirmed dead in Edo
Cross River monarch in N3m electricity tariff scam
A ctionAid condemns planned tax on phone calls, text messages, data
Dangote Tomato resumes production December
Nigeria Air Force Destroys New Boko Haram Camp
New Militant Group Attacks Nigerian Pipeline After NDA Halts Hostilities
PENCOM to invest N2.32 trillion in infrastructure by 2019
Nigerian rebels claim attack on state-owned pipeline
Wike threatens to withdraw State Burial for Elechi Amadi over ‘politicization’
Extortion: Lagos Assembly Approves Dismissal Of Lastma Officer
Facebook’s Zuckerberg Visits Nigeria On First Sub-Saharan Africa Trip
Nigeria, rebels move to end oil sabotage
Biafra agitation: Igbo elders, leaders must ensure situation is not out of hand — Prof Ejike
I am not problem to Nigerian sports, Minister Dalung cries out
ASUU threatens to embark on strike over unpaid allowances
Dalung briefs Buhari on Team Nigeria’s performance at Rio Olympics
”Buhari’s policies yet to inspire any real confidence”
FG sets to award Lagos-Ibadan railway projects, others – Amaechi
The energy in Nigerian startups is amazing – Facebook CEO, Zuckerberg
Insurgency: ‘Buhari has degraded Boko Haram’
DHL is heavily involved with e-commerce- Randy Buday
Operation Crocodile Smile: Military intimidating innocent civilians – IYC
Militant group attacks Nigeria pipeline
Presidency lists 6 things Nigeria, Africa gained from Buhari’s trip to Kenya
CBN licenses 11 international money transfer operators
Boko Haram: Nigeria’s warplanes consume 1.9 million litres of fuel monthly
The U.S. and Nigeria’s Buhari on the human rights hot seat
ASUU threatens nationwide strike over unpaid allowances, others
Exercise Crocodile Smile: Military Destroys 7 Illegal Refineries, Others, Arrests 12 Suspected Militants
Osinbajo: FG Will Set Up Technology Hubs in All Geographical Zones
Dalung: Why Nigeria Performed Woefully at Rio
Airforce Initiates Strategy for Movement of Troops, Weaponry to Theatre of Operations
Nigerians Would Have Become Refugees Under PDP, Says APC
Heartbreaking pictures show children who escaped Boko Haram’s Islamic rampage through Nigeria who are now dying of starvation in refugee camps
Crying on makeshift beds, these children escaped the terror of Boko Haram only to find themselves facing starvation in refugee camps.
The youngsters, some of them only infants, are being treated in a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria.
Up to one in four of the youngsters in the 110-bed centre are dying, Doctors Without Borders spokeswoman Shaista Aziz said. Most of them have come from refugee camps, she added.
Parents living in the refugee camps complain that there is not enough food, and when it does arrive, it is insubstantial.
Dr Natalie Roberts, deputy emergency desk manager for the medical aid group, said the feeding programme in Maiduguri ‘has quadrupled in size in the last weeks, but each time it expands it becomes rapidly full’.
In one local camp, Muna Garage, 20 children under the age of five died in a single week.
At Farm Centre Camp, on Maiduguri’s outskirts, residents said they had received no food in more than one month.
They and refugees at other camps said that when they do get meals, it consists only of rice and beans. They get one shovelful a day – literally delivered from a shovel – whether a household has six people or 12, they said.
Maiduguri is estimated to host 1.2 million to 2 million refugees but only a fraction stay in the camps because, as The Daily Trust newspaper reported Tuesday: ‘Most of the camps have become centers of hunger, malnutrition and communicable diseases.’
Nigeria’s Senate last week announced it was launching an investigation into allegations that food aid is being diverted, and the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission weeks ago said it was doing the same.
The crisis in Maiduguri, where markets are filled with fresh vegetables and fruit, is in addition to what the U.N has called a ‘catastrophic humanitarian crisis’ in northeastern areas of Nigeria recently liberated from Boko Haram, where 2.5 million malnourished people have no access to food and drinking water.
Those areas are still dangerous to reach. Daily Mail.
As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid
Arik manager threatens passengers protesting delayed flight in Akwa Ibom
TCN restores critical facilities to improve transmission
NBA slams EFCC over ‘rogues, vultures’ comment, demands apology
’40 British territories committed to returning Nigeria’s stolen wealth’
Extradition: Justice Abang refuses Kashamu’s fresh application to stop DSS, Police
Starving To Death In The Caring Bosom Of Nigeria
Military Not Targeting Militants – Defence Headquarters
25.3 million Nigerians out of school – FG
L A S G to Arraign Kidnappers of Lagos Monarch
We were voted into office to do the impossible — APC
Facebook’s Zuckerberg Meets Lagos Startups in First Nigeria Trip
Nigerian held in Thane drug bust sold drugs to Navi Mumbai students
Biafra group names new leader
PDP B o T Leaders Love Money, Sheriff Says
Segun Toriola not ready to quit, eyes Tokyo 2020
Ex-Kaduna gov, Umar to Buhari: Don’t bomb Niger Delta
Chibok Girls Swapping: Stop giving too much powers to terrorists, B B O G charges Buhari
Ambode appoints Seun Anibaba as Lotteries Board CEO
Police arrest 3 over alleged extortion, illegal revenue collection
Buhari’s visit to China brought consensus of furthering China-Nigeria partnership – Envoy
No prepaid meter, no payment of electricity bills, consumers threaten Eko Electricity Distribution Company
Nigerians to be educated on benefits of nuclear energy
ASUU threatens to embark on strike
Buruji Kashamu paid Justice Abang over N2bn in two years – Northern Youths allege
Youths storm NITDA to protest over revoked appointments
Umar Cautions Buhari Against Use of Force in Niger Delta
Kano government finalizes plan for takeoff of independent power project
SPECIAL REPORT: Ex-Govs Akpabio, Amaechi, Suntai received billions in waivers to buy aircraft, 200 BMW cars
Idol Worshipers Shoot Priest, Inflict injuries on Congregation
Ohakim To Okorocha: Imo People Angry With Your Government’s Wicked Policies
Use peace not military might to solve Niger Delta crises – Ex-Kaduna Governor, Umar warns Buhari
Landslide, bad access roads may stall Mambilla hydro power project
Explain how you spent over N115bn – Plateau PDP challenges Lalong
Politicians behind Fulani herdsmen attack – APC Chieftain
Act Fast Or Risk Another Strike, Asuu Tells F G
Niger Delta Avengers Set For Dialogue With Govt, Announce Committee Members Sahara Reporters 18:05 Tue, 30 Aug
PDP crisis: Makarfi faction sues judges, seeks setting aside of orders granted by Abang Daily Post 18:02 Tue, 30 Aug
‘Nigeria to create 758,500 jobs for youth through agriculture’
N2bn fraud: Orubebe hypertensive, lawyer tells court
PDP Crisis Latest : Again, Sheriff Rejects B o T Peace Deal
As refugee children starve to death, Nigeria probes theft of food aid
Nigeria loses N105.9bn to gas flaring in 6 months
Yinka Ilori Turns Waste Into Bright, Bold Furniture
Court wants SSS, Police to explain why Kashamu should be extradited to U.S.
Bayelsa Plans Boarding Facilities in Public Schools
HURIWA Demands Investigation into ‘Staged’ Kuje Prison Riot
I’m not Nigerian sports’ problem – Dalung
Don’t bomb Niger Delta, Umar warns Buhari
Soldiers kill armed robbers, arrest 10 kidnappers
Shell says oil market rebalancing could take until end of 2017
PDP crisis: Sheriff camp rejects B o T’s recommendations
Attacks: Enugu Police Nab Herdsman with AK 47 Rifle
Flood renders many homeless in Niger
Vipers, mambas and taipans: the escalating health crisis over snakebites
Snakes kill tens of thousands of people each year. But experts can’t agree on how best to overcome a desperate shortage of antivenom.
Abdulsalam Nasidi’s phone rang shortly after midnight: Nigeria’s health minister was on the line. Nasidi, who worked at the country’s Federal Ministry of Health, learnt that he was needed urgently in the Benue valley to investigate a cluster of dying patients. People were bleeding out of their noses, their mouths, their eyes. Names of spine-chilling viruses such as Ebola, Lassa and Marburg raced through Nasidi’s mind.
When he arrived in Benue, he found people splayed on the ground and tents serving as makeshift hospital wards and morgues. But Nasidi quickly realized that the cause of the mystery illness was millions of times larger than any virus. The onset of the rainy season had brought the start of spring planting for farmers in the valley, and flooding had disturbed the resident carpet vipers (Echis ocellatus). Many farmers were simply too poor to buy boots — and their exposed feet became targets for the highly venomous snakes.
Nasidi wanted to help, but he found himself with limited tools. He had only a small amount of antivenom with which to neutralize the toxin — and it quickly ran out. Once the hospital exhausted its supply, people stopped coming. No one knows how many people were killed. In an average year, hundreds of Nigerians die from snakebite, and that rainy season, which started in 2012, was far from average.
Snakebites are a growing public-health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, around 5 million people worldwide are bitten by snakes each year; more than 100,000 of them die and as many as 400,000 endure amputations and permanent disfigurement. Some estimates point to a higher toll: one systematic survey concluded that in India alone, more than 45,000 people died in 2005 from snakebite — around one-quarter the number that died from HIV/AIDS. “It’s the most neglected of the world’s neglected tropical diseases,” says David Williams, a toxinologist and herpetologist at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and chief executive of the non-profit organization Global Snakebite Initiative in Herston.
Many of those bites are treatable with existing antivenoms, but there are not enough to go around.
Speaking of the devastation he saw in Benue, Nasidi says that something as simple as providing boots for poor farmers would have helped to prevent much of the suffering and death that he witnessed. It’s perhaps the ultimate in low-tech methods in snakebite protection: shielding vulnerable human skin.”
Excerpts from Nature.
Buhari entices Japanese investors with choice incentives
Ondo Assembly Dissolves Standing Committee
Police Arrest Fraudster who Lures, Rapes Female Victims
Forgery: FG officially takes over Paul Emeka’s prosecution
Buhari’s policies are anti-people, dictatorial – Damishi Sango
Urhobo Militant Group Mocks Military, Launches “Operation Crocodile Tears”
An Urhobo militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Movement (NDGJM), on Tuesday dared the ongoing military operation code-named “Exercise Crocodile Smiles” by launching its own counterforce, “Operation Crocodile Tears”.
To demonstrate its seriousness, the group claimed responsibility for breaching an Ogor-Oteri major delivery line, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company and Shorelines Petroleum in Delta state.
The group, in a statement by its spokesperson, Aldo Agbalaja, claimed the attack took place at about 3.00 hours, saying it was executed by its Uproot Team B.
It said the attack on the oil facility was also to launch “Operation Crocodile Tears” since the military had launched “Operation Crocodile Smile” to supposedly worsen the Niger Delta crisis.
“The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate will no longer sit quietly watching the endless harassment of our people in various parts of the region by the Nigerian military”, it stated.
THISDAY checks however revealed that the said trunk lines had not been put into use for a long time now and could not create any adverse effect on the economy.
The Urhobo militant group said it had had once warned against the victimization and harassment of defenseless people of the region, especially in the creeks, but rather than heed, the Nigerian military has increased its presence and made life more difficult for the people.
“They are now killing our people on the basis of mere suspicion, this cannot continue. With the launch of their ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is also serving a notice on the commencement of our ‘Operation Crocodile Tears.’
“It shall from now on be an eye for an eye; for every military atrocity carried out in the creeks and hinterland of the Niger Delta, the Nigerian armed forces will have the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate to contend with.
“To this end, we are alerting all those working in the UQCC/UPS Erhomukokwarien in Ughelli, Eriemu Pigging Manifold in Agbarha, Otorogun Gas Plant, Olomoro Flow Station, Warri Refinery, Port Harcourt Refinery, Eleme, OB-OB and Obite gas plants in Omoku to evacuate because what is coming to those facilities are beyond what anybody has seen before.
“We do not want innocent blood being spilled, therefore, we advise all indigenes living in the vicinities of the facilities to relocate for the time being.
“The world should, however, note that the bloodbath that is about to commence in our already beaten, battered, squeezed and impoverished homeland, the Niger Delta. It is all the baby of the Nigerian government; they are the people, who are in one breath preaching resolution through dialogue and also breathing bullets and bombs on a troubled, but trusting people.
“Hold the Nigerian President responsible for the genocide that his armed forces is about to unleash on our people,” it said. THISDAY
Road Safety: We’re ready for ’ember’ months
Agbakoba, HURILAWS Back NBA’s Call for Reassessing Prosecutory Powers of EFCC
Ogun to commence $1.2bn rail project soon − Commissioner
Desertification: Sokoto to Plant 1 million Trees
Court frees Catholic priest of child rape charge
Naf Helicopters Attack Boko Haram Camp In Borno
Budget Padding Scandal: Group Indicts Buhari’s Cabinet, National Assembly
Youth Should Shun Corruption – EFCC
Why Police Stoppe B B O G Protesters
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday defended the recent decision of the police to stop the protest train #BringBackOurGirls group and the parents of the Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in April 2014, from getting to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Represented by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Labbo, the IGP spoke at the 2016 International Day of the Disappeared/Missing Persons, held at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja.
The event was organised by the NHRC in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the National Technical Committee on the Establishment and Management of Database of Missing Persons in Nigeria.
While responding to a question during the event on Tuesday, Labbo said the B B O G protesters were stopped on August 22 to prevent rowdiness around Aso Rock.
Together with hundreds of sympathisers, who joined them on the way, the B B O G protesters had on August 22, moved towards the Presidential Villa, demanding concrete actions from the Federal Government to save the girls.
But the movement of the protesters was cut short by armed riot policemen who blocked the access road to the Presidential Villa.
Labbo explained that the police were not interested in preventing the group from meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, but that the protest train had to be stopped to avoid rowdiness around the seat of power. The Punch
‘Traditional Islamic wife’ sues controlling husband, family
Boko Haram: Nigerian Air Force ‘consumes’ 1.9 million litres of aviation fuel monthly
#BB O G Protest In Silence In Abuja, Demand Buhari Move Beyond Rhetoric To Rescue Chibok Girls
N A F Helicopter Destroys Boko Haram Camp In Borno State
PDP sues judges over leadership crisis
Herdsmen deny reprisal attack in Jema’a LGA
N A F dislodges Boko Haram insurgents, repels attack on troops in Borno
Oil prices rise on US weather disruption, OPEC action speculation
Security Forces Destroy Dens of Fleeing Insurgents, Miscreants from Bauchi Forests
Soldiers set to raid Niger villages to recover missing arms
EPL, La liga fans to get authentic jerseys in Lagos – Adidas
Nigeria’s Central bank sells dollar to support naira
Don’t avenge killings in North, cleric tells Christians
Flood kills 12 people in Bauchi
Former Minister tackles ‘dictator’ Buhari, says Nigerians are suffering
Apprehension as Soldiers Plan Another Visit to Kpaidna, Other Villages
4 Die, Hundreds Displaced as Flood Ravage 2 Niger LGAs
7-year-old girl dies after brutal torture from step mother in Kaduna
NBA Asks EFCC to Withdraw ‘Uncivil’ Statement, Demands Apology
EFCC goes hard on lawyers frustrating corruption cases
NAF Helicopter Bombards New Boko Haram Camp in Northern Borno
40-year-old deaf teacher nabbed for raping 6-month old baby in Yobe
Great, Born Without Anus and With Hole in the Heart, Seeks N6 Million
Alleged Terrorism: US Bans Chagoury, Eko Hotel Owner
Youths beat Catholic priest to coma in Anambra
Nigerian Air Force helicopter destroys new Boko Haram camp
Ailing former NTA boss says he’s been ‘neglected, forgotten’
Spain imports N1.38 trillion products from Nigeria
Lessons from Seychelles for Nigeria’s tourism master plan
Borno To Relocate Idps From Three Councils
Okorocha advises FG to declare state of emergency on economy
No more attacks, but work on your comments – Niger Delta Avengers dares Buhari
#BringBackOurGirls members stage ‘silent’ protest in Aso Rock
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