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Pregnant woman & 2 children burnt to death

Pregnant woman, Ekaiquo Ewa, and her two children aged 7 and 3, were burnt to death, when a building that served as a residential building and business outlet caught fire, weekend, in Ugep, Yakuur Local Government Area, Cross River State. The inferno, which engulfed the 27, Calabar Road house on Friday at 7p.m., caught the woman and her children in their one-room apartment, while her husband, Denis Ewa, was away from the house. Okoi, a mechanic, whose shop is close to the burnt house, told Vanguard: “We did not know the source of the fire. It is still a mystery how the fire started and spread so fast that the woman and the two children could not escape.”

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Nigerians banned from US Visa Lottery Application

In keeping with the prediction of Radio Biafra that the United States will no longer support Nigeria in the event of break up of the country, it has been confirmed that Nigerians will no longer be allowed to come to the US via the visa lottery programme. Nigeria is the only African country singled out for this disgraceful treatment due to the prevailing criminality and imminent break down of law and order in the country.

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Meeting of regional militant groups in Owerri Nigeria unity under threat

The National President, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Mr. Yerima Shettima, has said the Thursday meeting of regional militant groups in Owerri, Imo State capital, was not for 2015 politics. He said it was facilitated to forestall a breakdown of law and order before and after the 2015 general elections. The meeting, hosted by the Leader, Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, Mr. Ralph Uwazuruike, had Shettimah and Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha in attendance. Others included ex-militant and leader, Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo; the founder of Oodu’a Peoples’ Congress, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun; and Abacha’s son, Mohammed.

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Kidnapper share ransom money with pastor in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested 38-year-old wanted kidnap suspect, Okafor, a graduate of Mathematics from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Okafor popularly known as Igwe did not only fall afoul of the law as a kidnapper, he also messed up the temple of God by keeping his victims in a church and sharing his loot with the pastor. Once on a mission to collect N5 million ransom from the family of victim in Asaba, Delta State, he was rounded up by crack policemen and locked up in a cell. Okafor, however, escaped through the window of the cell to continue his evil trade until the hardworking members of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Anambra ended his reign of terror.

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Peace pact MASSOB disowns Chief Uwazuruike

Aggrieved members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) insisted at the weekend on pursuing the actualisation of an independent Biafra state as against the unity pact agreement signed by their leader, Ralph Uwazuruike. The members, who distanced themselves from the plan to jettison the agitation for a united Nigeria, vowed to continue with the struggle, until “Biafrans are liberated from perceived oppression by the Nigerian government”. The MASSOB leader had during a meeting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, with other separatists, including Dr Frederick Fasehun, Asari Dokubo, Hamza al-Mustapha, Mohammed Abacha and Yerima Shetimma, issued a communique in support of the unity and coexistence of Nigeria.

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Fani Kayode Nigeria to break or not to break

Today a great protest is taking place in the Catallan region of Spain. According to the polls, 52 per cent of the people from that region wish to break off from Spain and to establish a new European sovereign state. Later this year, the people of Scotland are having their own referendum to determine whether or not they will stay in the United Kingdom and, again, from the polls, it is very clear that the majority of Scots wish to have their own new sovereign state and that the Scottish Nationalist Party enjoys massive support. Nobody in either Spain or the United Kingdom has insulted those people or labelled them as ‘’ethnic jingoists’’ or ‘’primitive tribalists’’ for wanting to break off from the greater whole and establish their own country. This is because everyone respects the right of the various ethnic groups and nationalities within their wider nation to exercise their right of self-determination which is an integral and fundamental aspect of international law.

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Renewed violence in Nasarawa state 50 killed & palaces burnt

Over 50 people have been allegedly killed as palaces of two traditional rulers of Asakio and Obi were burnt in a renewed ethnic clash involving Eggon and Alago youths in Nasarawa State. The clash began last week Thursday. The police, however, confirmed that three people were killed, while many houses were burnt during the fresh communal violence. National Mirror learnt that the palaces of paramount rulers of Obi and Assakio chiefdoms, HRH Dangiwa Ogiri and HRH Inarigu Osula, who are both of Alago extraction, were destroyed by the armed Eggon youths.

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Al-Mustapha seeks promotion to Major-General

Major Hamza Al- Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer, CSO, to late the Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, , has written the Army High Command, requesting for concessions on his position in the Army. Sources in the Army told our correspondent that Al- Mustapha is seeking his accelerated promotion to the rank of a Major-General and his consequent retirement with his full benefits paid. The argument had been that due to his “age on rank”, he should be retired as a Major from the Army but the former CSO is seeking a waiver on the grounds that he was unjustly incarcerated.

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Nigerians disqualified from 2015 visa lottery

Nigerian citizens have been disqualified from participating in the United States 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015) otherwise known as US visa lottery. According to a statement by the US Department of State, Nigerians would no longer be eligible to apply for the programme as over 50,000 citizens had emigrated to the US under the visa lottery scheme in the last five years. The US government statement reads in part: “The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For fiscal year 2015, 50,000 diversity visas (DVs) will be available.