Top Stories You Missed: Radio Biafra Back On Air Again, ‘We Are Unstoppable’—IPOB / APC Declares Fayose A Threat To National Security / And More….

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Radio Biafra Back On Air Again, ‘We Are Unstoppable’—IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the resurgence of Radio Biafra after the Federal Government had blocked the airwaves in 2015 following the arrest of the Director Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

The pro-Biafra spokesman, Emma Powerful, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday, said that the station operates on short waves and its satellites covers all the Southeast geopolitical zone, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, London.

Meanwhile, the detained leader of the IPOB, Mr. Kanu, has written to the British Government to intervene in his case by asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release him from prison.

Kanu who is facing treason charge alongside two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, approached the British government through his lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

Read: Radio Biafra Back On Air Again, ‘We Are Unstoppable’—IPOB

National Assembly Slates Buhari Over Failure To Assent 2016 Budget

NASS expressed regret that the Presidency was unmindful of the herculean task it faced to pass the budget, despite the errors contained in the different versions of the document submitted to the legislature and the litany of disapprovals by some ministers.

Speaking to pressmen on Wednesday in Abuja, the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Dr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, confirmed that the National Assembly did not forward the details of the 2016 budget to President Buhari for assent.

Speaking to pressmen on Wednesday in Abuja, the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Dr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, confirmed that the National Assembly did not forward the details of the 2016 budget to President Buhari for assent.

He said it was a regular practice of the National Assembly to send details to the president weeks after passing the budget, saying there was nothing abnormal for the president to sign the budget without seeing the details.

Read: National Assembly Slates Buhari Over Failure To Assent 2016 Budget

Fuel Scarcity: Kachikwu Begs Nigerians, Says Queues To Disappear On April 7

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who had insisted that the fuel scarcity across parts of the country would linger till May, in a dramatic u-turn on Tuesday, pleaded with Nigerians as he assured that the long queues in the country’s petrol stations would disappear on Monday, April 7, 2016.

The Petroleum minister, who doubles as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) made this known when he appeared before the Senate committee on Petroleum (Downstream) over the fuel scarcity ravaging the country.

The Minister said: “By 6th or 7th April, the long queues in filing stations would disappear.”

Kachikwu also apologized to Nigerians over his statement that the biting fuel scarcity will linger till May.

It will be recalled, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu had blasted Kachikwu for telling Nigerians that he “was not trained as a magician”, a reference to the lingering fuel scarcity that appears to be defying efforts of the NNPC.

Read: Fuel Scarcity: Kachikwu Begs Nigerians, Says Queues To Disappear On April 7

APC Declares Fayose A Threat To National Security

The Ekiti State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the recent behavior and utterances of Governor Ayodele Fayose, as constituting a serious threat to national security.

A statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Monday by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Olatunbosun, alleged that Fayose’s perceived unguided statements suggest acts of sabotage targeted at rendering national institutions ineffective in order to create instability in an already tottering economy.

He said that Mr. Fayose’s unguided serial statements had exposed him as a man fighting a lone battle against the Federal Government over alleged selfish motives.

The statement cited the governor’s alleged death wish for President Muhammadu Buhari at a rally held at Fajuyi Square, Ado-Ekiti, over the weekend to welcome the detained member of the House of Assembly, Akanni Afolabi, to the state capital as a case study.

The statement reads: “We have heard of reports of Governor Fayose inciting the people to stone the operatives of the DSS anywhere they are seen. This is besides saying many unprintable things about the President, such as that he (Buhari) would soon die, and declaring the DG of DSS, Lawal Musa Daura personal non-grata in Ekiti State.

Read: APC Declares Fayose A Threat To National Security

Nigerian Army Colonel Abducted In Kaduna

A senior military officer serving with the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji, near Kaduna, Colonel Samaila Inusa, has been reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna state.

Confirming the abduction in a statement, the spokesman of the One Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Colonel Usman Abdul, said Inusa was kidnapped on Saturday about 7:30pm along Kamazo road, near NNPC junction, Kaduna.

It was gathered that Inusa, who was driving with his wife, was blocked by the abductors who pulled the wife out of the car, took over his car and drove off with him towards Abuja road.

“The abductors dropped off his wife and left with him in his car and headed towards Abuja. They drove in a Mercedes Benz GK black colour with registration number Abuja, KUJ 154 TZ,” he said.

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Report Says Boko Haram Kingpin, Shekau Urged Members To Surrender To Nigeria

There are strong indications emerging in the early hours of today, Thursday claiming that the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has finally bowed to the superior force of the Nigerian military.

According to a video published by LeadershipNg, the leader of the nefarious death cult, Shekau, who was rumoured dead, is spotted urging his followers to “surrender to save themselves”.

In the eight-minute video, which is now trending on social media and YouTube, Shekau is seen holding a rifle beside one of the black flags associated with ISIS.

Shekau, who spoke slowly in a mixture of Arabic and the northern Nigerian language Hausa, appeared more frail than in previous videos.

However, a careful look into the speech made by Shekau shows that the message urging the Islamists to lay down their weapons in the video was false.

Some critics further suggested that a man that wants to surrender would not carry arms on his shoulders as was seen on the video.

Read: Report Says Boko Haram Kingpin, Shekau Urged Members To Surrender To Nigeria

Lekki Gardens MD, Robert Nyong, Granted Bail On Self-Recognition

The Chief Magistrate of the Ebute Meta Magistrate Court, Afolashade Botoku has on Thursday granted the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Homes, Robert Nyong bail on self-recognition.

She also granted a bail of N10 million with two sureties to Taiwo Odofin, the contractor of the collapsed building.

Mrs. Botoku held that the duo report at the State Criminal Investigations and intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti-Yaba, between the hours of 10.00 a.m., and 5.00 p.m., everyday until the police investigations were concluded.

She also asked them to submit their International passports to the court, adding that they were not allowed to travel out of the country till all investigations have been concluded.

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, a five storey building collapsed in the highbrow Lekki Gardens estate, and 35 people reportedly died.

Read: Lekki Gardens MD, Robert Nyong, Granted Bail On Self-Recognition

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