Nigeria: Inflation Accelerates – Reuters. Kaduna is sinking, El Rufai is an Abomination to Good Governance – Kaduna Elders. MMM – You are on your own, CBN warns Nigerians. IPOB responds to Buhari – stuff your ‘trek-story’. British support won the Biafra war for you, not trekking. Stolen? Buhari’s Change Begins With Me Speech in Fresh Scandal.

Nigeria: Inflation Accelerates – Reuters.
Kaduna is sinking, El Rufai is an Abomination to Good Governance – Kaduna Elders.
MMM – You are on your own, CBN warns Nigerians.
IPOB responds to Buhari – stuff your ‘trek-story’. British support won the Biafra war for you, not trekking.
Stolen? Buhari’s Change Begins With Me Speech in Fresh Scandal.

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Nigerian Inflation Accelerates in August as Food Prices Surge
Rising food prices drive up August CPI

Boko Haram video is a show of weakness – Nigeria
Defence authorities in Nigeria have dismissed Boko Haram’s latest video and have urged citizens to disregard it.

Nigeria: Rohr Halts Nigeria’s Slide in September FIFA Rankings
After the free fall of the Super Eagles in FIFA Rankings in the last couple of months, Nigeria rallied back to step up three places in the September grading released yesterday by the world football governing body.

Court to Deliver Judgment in Suit Challenging Appointment of Comptroller of Customs Today
A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed September 16 to deliver judgment in a suit challenging appointment of Colonel Hameed Ali (retired) as Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

LMC Sanctions Abia Warriors, Sunshine Stars and Enyimba
Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors have been sanctioned by the League Management Company (LMC) for the disruptive behaviour of their fans in recent matches just as Enyimba’s Masseur, Mr. Ifeanyi Kalu, was handed a one year ban.
Nigeria: Swiss Firms Selling Dirty Fuel to Nigeria – Group
A civil society organisation, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) yesterday accused two Switzerland companies, Vitol and Trafigura of engaging in nefarious activities by importing dirty fuel into Nigeria.
Obasanjo Urges Tasks FG to Resolve NOUN, Law School Crisis
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged the federal government to step in and resolve the crisis between the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and Nigerian law school.
FirstNation Defers Resumption of Flight Operations
Contrary to its promise that it would resume flight operations yesterday, the management of First Nation Airways has explained why it was unable to honour it promise, citing delays in the clearing of its equipment.

From The Daily Post,
Kaduna is sinking into a quagmire of neglect under El-Rufai – Elders

A group of elders in Kaduna, the Kaduna Development Elders Initiative, has lamented that the state under Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i is sinking.
The group therefore called on the governor to urgently change his style of administration.
The elders, rising from an executive meeting in Kaduna, said they resolved to continue advising el-Rufa’i for the state to experience physical and human development.
The elders, in the communiqué signed by their publicity secretary, Alhassan Balarabe Musa, said el-Rufa’i’s promise of making Kaduna great again is not seen in reality.
“Kaduna is now sinking into a quagmire of neglect and inaction,” the communiqué said.
“The people of Kaduna State deserve better than what is being given to them now and the sooner the governor realizes that the better. He should, therefore, change his gear now.”
The communiqué stated that civil servants and pensioners have been in agony due to what it called “endless verifications exercise,” resulting in the withholding of salaries for many months.

Nigerian inflation rises to 17.6 percent in August
Annual inflation in Nigeria accelerated to 17.6 percent in August, a fresh 11-year high and the seventh monthly increase in a row, as the crisis in Africa’s biggest economy deepens.
The rise from 17.1 percent in July reflected higher prices for electricity, gas, transport and food, a separate index for which rose to 16.4 percent from July’s 15.8 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.
“During the month, the highest increases were seen in solid fuels, vehicles parts, books and stationeries and clothing,” the NBS said in a statement.

CBN Warns Against Depositing Money in ‘MMM Nigeria’, Wonder-banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned Nigerians to be careful not to deposit money in any institution that is not insured by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).
The bank through its the acting Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, warned especially on the trending MMM Nigeria community.
“At times like this when the economy has suffered some decline, Nigerians should be very careful with those they deal with. Any institution that is not licensed by the CBN to accept deposits should not be given money to keep under any guise,” he advised.
“We can vouch for the banking system. The deposit money banks are the only licensed institutions to take deposits. If you need to deposit money in any form, go to any of the deposit money banks and put your money, you can buy fixed income instruments or invest in stocks,” he said.
“These people always come with very interesting propositions. These are fraudsters who are just out there to collect people’s money and run away as soon as they hit their target. There is no insurance because the NDIC does not even protect them against such risks when they occur”.
There is a new Ponzi scheme called ‘MMM’ that is spreading like wildfire. A lot of young school leavers have already signed on to this scheme, which the promoters are marketing as a “mutual fund.”
“MMM offers its participants 30 per cent growth rate per month for each and every donation they make into the system. MMM belongs to the community, its sustainability depends on the activities of the people that make up the MMM Nigeria community, that is me and you and other MMM Nigeria participants,”
Typically, what promoters of such pyramid scheme do is that they offer rates far beyond what is obtainable in commercial banks. This would always attract a lot of people who would always rush in to stake their funds. But, those who join the scheme late would always be the ones to lose their shirts as they would have been convinced by those that joined earlier to invest huge amounts of money.
From The Breaking Times
El Rufai is an Abomination to Good Governance – Kaduna Elders
Elders in Kaduna under the aegis of the Kaduna Development Elders Initiative, have advised Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i to change his style of administration.
The elders also opined that the measures and policies of Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i were unpopular and not in the interest of people in the state.

Nigeria Still Can’t Get a Grip on Its Black Market
Nigeria’s still struggling to tame its black market exchange rate, even after a devaluation in June. While the naira has fallen almost 40 percent to 315 against the dollar since central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele allowed the currency to float, it hasn’t caught up with the unofficial rate. The wide gap’s being driven by dollar shortages as investors stay away from a country heading for its first full-year recession since 1991 and as militant attacks keep oil production near a three-decade low, says Bloomberg.

From Premium Times, Nigerian killed in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that a Nigerian petty trader, Monday Okorie, was killed in Potchefstroom, North West Province of that country, on Tuesday.
Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the victim was an indigene of Agwu in Enugu State.
He said that on receipt of the report, some national officers of the union travelled to the North West Province to investigate the incident.
Mr. Anyene said the initial investigation showed that some unknown assailants shot and killed Okorie.
He said the incident had been reported to the South African Police Department and other government agencies.
According to Mr. Anyene, 20 Nigerians resident in the city were initially arrested by the police for protesting the murder and allegedly causing public violence.
He said some of the Nigerians had been released after investigations while the nine charged to court were granted free bail.
Mr. Anyene stated that the incident had been reported to the Nigerian Mission in South Africa and had been assured that there would be follow-up investigations.
“Nigeria Union is satisfied with investigations done so far by the South African police.
“Our people and government are not happy with the way cases involving Nigerians in South Africa are being handled, vis-a-vis the high success rate of prosecution of crime in South Africa.
“We told Nigerians resident in the province to remain law abiding and allow the police to carry out a thorough investigation of the incident,” he said.

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NUJ condemns alleged arrest of journalists over report on MASSOB

THE Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ in the South East zone, Friday condemned the unlawful and unwarranted arrest and detention of Journalists by members of the Ebonyi State Police Command.
Recall that the Ebonyi State correspondent of New Telegraph Newspaper, Mr. Uchenna Inya was unlawfully detained by the Command, following a tip off that he was doing a report on the 17th anniversary of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB in the state.
The said report was not be published anywhere, yet he was allegedly detained by 4:25pm with his phone and working tools confiscated and later released at 9:35pm even as the state PPRO while speaking with Vanguard in a telephone chat denied the incident.
Reacting to the incident, the National Vice President, South East zone, Comrade Chris Isiguzo stressed that the arrest and detention of the journalists was alien to the norms and practice of true democracy in the country.
He called on the police not to see Journalists as social competitors but partners in progress in the fight against criminality and other social vices in society.
The South East President of the NUJ appealed to his colleagues to ensure that their operations were within the armbit of the law and report accurately and objectively incidents that occurs in the state.
According to him, Journalists should avoid sensational reports and avoid in fighting among themselves so as not to give those outside the scope of journalism the leverage to molest their colleagues.
Meantime, another Journalist, Mr. Emmanuel Igwe of National Issue Newspapers in the state who was allegedly arrested and detained by the Police said he has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police over the infringement of his fundamental human rights by the Police in the State.
This ugly development in the state has triggered off bitter and suspicious relationship between the Police and the Press as the Correspondent Chapel of the NUJ has threatened to boycott reportage of all activities of the Command. The Vanguard
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Deliver Your ”No to Biafra” Lecture in Igboland – IPOB to Buhari

Members of the In­digenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have invited President Mu­hammadu Buhari to Igbo­land to deliver a lecture to Ndigbo on why he opposes the Biafra Republic and wants a united Nigeria.
They also want the Pres­ident to use the opportuni­ty to explain why businesses owned by Ndigbo are alleg­edly being frustrated by his administration.
In a statement entitled: “The Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech to Youth Corps Members – Setting the Re­cords Straight,” IPOB, through its spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clif­ford Chukwuemeka Iroan­ya, also appealed to the pres­ident to use the opportunity to explain why he aban­doned the zone in terms of appointments and pro­jects’ execution.
Iroanya said that IPOB will use the lecture to ex­plain to the President the imperatives of a Biafra state and why the ongoing agitations won’t die.
The group said the invi­tation to the President was prompted by misgivings by those who should know bet­ter the need for an independ­ent Biafra state.
The group said that war-mongering and regurgitation of the stories of Biafra geno­cide will not shake its resolve and determination for the res­toration of the God-given na­tion to Igbo.
Iroanya said: “The earlier Buhari understands that noth­ing on this earth can stop the restoration of the nation of Bi­afra, the better for him and his sympathisers.
“We reiterate that the res­toration of the nation of Bia­fra is divine and beyond the whims and caprices of any government,” he said.
IPOB accused Buhari of vi­olently overthrowing the dem­ocratically elected government of Alhaji Aliyu Usman She­hu Shagari on December 31, 1983.
Buhari had on September 14, 2016 advised corps mem­bers, who visited him in Daura during the Sallah celebration, to “tell your colleagues who want Biafra to forget about it. As a military commander, I walked from Degem, a bor­der town between the North and the East, to the border be­tween Cameroun and Nige­ria. I walked on my foot for most of the 30 months that we fought the Nigeria-Biafra Civil War, in which at least two mil­lion Nigerians were killed”.
IPOB said that what Buhari told his audience was not new because “one of the require­ments of a soldier is endur­ance trekking. Therefore, that he may have trekked from one location to the other should not be used to scare Biafrans from exerting their rights to self-determination.
“After all, General Rat­ko Mladic walked all the way from Serbia to Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina to com­mit war crimes in the name of preserving Yugoslavia unity, yet in the end he lost.”
IPOB alleged that it was the struggle for the control of oil in Biafraland that “Britain in 1968 alone supplied hundreds of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), 10,000 machine guns, 20 million rounds of ammu­nition, 3,000 bayonets, 10,000 rifles with grenade launchers, 15,000 pounds of explosives, 21,000 mortar bombs, 42,500 Howtizer rounds, 5,000 sub­machine guns and other weap­ons of mass destruction, in one year alone, to the killing fields in Biafraland. Without this one-sided military support from the British to Nigeria while at the same time deny­ing Biafra access to weapons, even Buhari himself knows that there is no way in a bil­lion years Nigeria could have defeated Biafra in the war.
“Buhari must understand that a nation develops organ­ically and is predicated on the commonality of shared value systems. A nation is markedly different from a country even our colonial masters know this. That is why Scotland, which is a nation can seek independ­ence from Britain which is a country. The same way that Biafra, a nation is seeking her independence from Nigeria. Buhari must know that Nige­ria may claim to be a coun­try but definitely not a nation.
“Muhammadu Buhari should also understand that unity cannot be force-fitted or enforced by one region on other regions within a geo­graphical expression. This is why David Cameron, imme­diate past British Prime Min­ister, did not deploy troops to Glasgow or Edinburgh with rules of engagement (ROE) to kill innocent Scottish people in the quest to preserve “One Britain”, IPOB said.
IPOB continued that Bu­hari’s argument that Nigeria is big enough for everyone to be a part of, is not logical, adding that the “Soviet Un­ion was big and a super pow­er but it broke up. Yugoslavia went their separate ways with the active support of Britain. Those familiar with the his­tory of British politics will know that it was Paddy Ash­down MP, the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party that sought and gained the back­ing of the British Government of the day to support the in­dependence of the Muslim enclave of Bosnia Herzego­vina away from Yugoslavia”, the IPOB stated. That was from the Breaking Times.

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A civil society group, Centre for Public Accountability, CPA, said the management of the National Pension Commission, PenCom, has not accounted for its annual collections of 0.3 per cent of the asset fees on pension fund from 2013 to date, totaling about 42 billion Naira.
According to the group, PenCom which manages about 5.4 trillion Naira pension funds through licensed pension custodians and administrators, is alleged to be involved in a long list of infractions, mismanagement and maladministration.
It was gathered that the CPA had sent a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari to order an immediate investigation into an allegation of sundry fraudulent practices in the commission.
A statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Olufemi Lawson, the CPA said the petition was to bring to the President’s attention alleged corrupt activities being perpetrated by the management of PenCom.
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NG-ride provides a marketplace for car owners to list their cars so that interested users can rent the cars and pay per hour at a predetermined price.
“We are marrying the features to create a solution for Nigerians. We are bringing something purely Nigerian and close to them as well, that they can also easily afford. From the Guardian

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Owners of Abandoned Buildings Face Imprisonment in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Thuresday issued fresh warning to owners of illegal structures and abandoned buildings in Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island, directing them to repossess their properties or face imprisonment.
Also, the state government insisted on its decision to enforce the original masterplan of Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island, lamenting that illegal occupants and street traders “are committing crimes under the cover of darkness.”
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, disclosed the resolve of the state government to prosecute the owners of the abandoned buildings after a meeting of the Task Force on Clean-up of Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island in Alausa yesterday.
Bello, who is also the chairman of the task force, disclosed that the state government “has already identified such buildings and will communicate with the owners to dislodge the illegal occupants before taking measures which may include revocation of the Certificate of Occupancy of such structures.”
Specifically, Bello disclosed that the task force would not hesitate “to seek the invocation of the provision of the State Parks and Garden Law, 2011 as it affects landscaping and beautification of such properties.”
Under the law, the taskforce chairman said all property owners who fail to landscape and beautify their properties as specified under the Parks and Garden law of 2011 law are liable to prosecution that may attract a jail term of sixmonths imprisonment or a fine of 250,000 Naira.
He added that the same fate awaits owners of structures harbouring squatters or those who converted their structures to hotels and provided shelters to street traders who commit crimes under the cover of darkness.
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Buhari’s plagiarized Speech in “Change Begins with Me”

President Muhammadu Buhari has been caught up in a fresh scandal after being accused of plagiarising US President Barack Obama in a speech to launch his national re-orientation campaign “Change begins with me”, Naij reports.
President Buhari launched the campaign September 8 to mixed reviews with many Nigerians pointing out faults, as journalist Adeola Akinremi accusing Buhari of plagiarising a 2008 speech from Barack Obama.
Akinremi said that plagiarism was not a trivial matter especially when Buhari was launching a campaign that encouraged honesty and integrity from the Nigerian people and government officials.
Buhari is accused of directly copying certain passages from Obama’s 2008 victory speech after being elected as the first black president in US history.
One direct example of a paragraph copied by Buhari contains the following text: “We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long. Let us summon a new spirit of responsibility, spirit of service, of patriotism and sacrifice, Let us all resolve to pitch in and work hard and look after, not only ourselves but one another, What the current problem has taught us is that we cannot have a thriving army of rent seekers and vested interests, while the majority suffers.”
Obama used these exact words at a rally in Chicago after being declared the winner of the 2008 presidential elections.

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