Day: February 3, 2019

Miyetti Allah Disowns Buhari, Endorses Atiku; ‘he Cost Us Our Dignity’

Mafindi Umaru Danburam, leader of the Miyetti Allah group in the North-East, has dissociated his colleagues from the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari credited to the national body. The group also endorsed the candidature of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Danburam recently resigned his position as the North-East chairman of the group following the group’s endorsement of Buhari. Speaking in Yola on Sunday, he said: “Miyetti Allah had, at no time, sat to decide which presidential candidate to support. “I resigned my office as Mortheast leader of Miyetti Allah since news broke about the...

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Travails of Ambode: Who Will Save him?

Wherever he is, Professor Anezi Okoro, one of Nigeria finest fiction writers and author of the seminal coming-of-age book, One Week, One Trouble, must be wondering at the uncanny similarities between his protagonist, Wilson Tagbo, and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. But while Tagbo’s weekly troubles were majorly run-ins with his secondary school authorities, Ambode’s is with his political leaders who have denied him a second term ticket and are now determined to ease him out of office before the expiration of his tenure in May. Earlier in the week, the Lagos State House of Assembly threatened to impeach Ambode for...

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Serpent-like Fish Causes earthquake panic in Japan

There are palpable fears in Japan of an imminent earthquake following the recent sightings of a rare serpent-like sea creature which in Japanese tradition is thought to be a harbinger of natural disasters. “This is no doubt evidence of a precursor to an earthquake,” wrote one Twitter user following two separate discoveries of “oarfish” off the north-coast prefecture of Toyama earlier this week. “And if it is in the Nankai Trough, it might be a huge quake,” they said, according to the South China Morning Post. Photos posted on Instagram showed one of the two deep-sea dwellers — which...

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Oil Producing States: Bauchi, Gombe to join

There are indications that Bauchi and Gombe would sooner or later become an oil producing states following the inauguration of drilling site at the Kolmani River-II well, located at Barambu, a border village between both states by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari while inaugurating the project on Saturday reiterated his administration’s commitment to intensify oil explorations in the country’s frontier basins for a prosperous economy and balanced resources distribution of the nation’s wealth. The president said the “spud-in of Kolmani River-II well, part of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough was part of his next level agenda to make Nigeria an...

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