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Kanu, Igboho’s supporters vow to shut down courts



The two major secessionists in the country, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Biafra freedom fighter and the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho who are currently in detention, would know their fate on Monday as they appear in court.

Kanu, the self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, following his rearrest and reparation from an undisclosed country, is scheduled to appear at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday July 26.

Nnamdi Kanu, a dual citizen of both Britain and Nigeria who jumped bail in 2017, had pleaded with authorities to transfer him from the DSS custody to Kuje correctional center over alleged maltreatment and inability to access his doctor, with his health allegedly worsening.

Members of the IPOB and other supporters of the scensionist group have vowed to shutdown the FCT tomorrow to witness the court proceedings.

The spokesman of the secessionist group, Mr. Emma Powerful, stated that members of the group have every right to be in court tomorrow (Monday).

“The federal government of Nigeria has no right to stop IPOB or Biafrans from coming to Abuja to witness the court proceedings or to show solidarity to our leader,” Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“Nigeria government cannot beat a child and force him or her not to cry. IPOB has every right to be in court on that day”, he told reporters.

Similarly, the Oduduwa Republic pioneer, Sunday Igboho who was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday while attempting to escape to an European country with his German wife has also been scheduled to be arraigned on Monday at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou after his extradition hearing was adjourned on Thursday.

Recall that Igboho’s supporters on Thursday stormed the court in Cotonou to ensure that the activist got justice.

A strong indication has also emerged that more supporters are currently being mobilized to storm Cotonou on Monday when the court would decide on his imprisonment or repatriation to the country. He also stands the chance of being freed like his wife who was released on Thursday.

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PHOTOS: Fani-Kayode dines at residence of another Buhari’s Minister



Since Thursday when his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was made public, Femi Fan-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has been under fire.

From Social media to traditional media, the former critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, has been lampooned.

But FFK has waved critics aside, sharing pictures of his visit to the residences of key APC figures.

On Saturday, he released pictures of his visit to Ali Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, whom he had labelled a terrorist and asked Buhari to sack a few months ago.

While the dust raised by the post is yet to settle, Fani-Kayode released fresh pictures of his visit to the residence of George Akume, Minister of Special Duties.

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Armed gang invade Lagos streets, injure many, loot shops



Mushin area of Lagos State was yesterday, thrown into commotion as some armed gang invaded some streets, inflicting injuries on residents and destroying property worth millions of naira.

It was gathered one person died in the mayhem that forced churches within the affected communities to close for fear of being attacked.

Information had it that a notorious armed robber was arrested sometime by the police and was transferred to Abuja. But his release was allegedly facilitated by some big shots he worked for.

After his release, his loyalists from the Idi-Araba area of the state reportedly invaded some areas of Mushin to attack some persons whom they accused of being the cause of his arrest. The areas affected were Alafia, Daniel and Morgan.

A resident, who simply gave his name as Mitchy, explained that “the fight has been going on since midnight (Saturday)and the perpetrators came from Idi-Araba. This has been happening for almost six months. But last night and today’s(Sunday) were the most violent.

“Surprisingly, the armed thugs were teenagers between 16 and 19 years. They looted people’s shops and carted away goods. They were armed with machetes, guns and bottles.

“Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Alafia junction and Christ Gospel Apostolic Church on Da-Silva street could not conduct Sunday service.”

It was gathered teams of policemen from the Tactical Unit of the Lagos State Police Command were ordered by the Commissioner of Police, CP Odumosu to contain the situation.

When contacted, the command spokesman, CSP Ade Ajisebutu, said 15 suspects had been arrested in connection with the clash. He said axes, cutlasses and expended cartridges were recovered in the process.

According to Ajisebutu, “Normalcy has returned to the area. CP Odumosu has assured residents to go about their lawful businesses. At the end of an investigation, the suspects will be charged to court.”

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Ondo Govt seals off Shoprite, popular market



The Ondo State Government has sealed off Shoprite and the neighborhood market in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The popular facilities were sealed on Monday by the Ondo State Waste Management Authority, ODSWMA, over what was described as unsanitary and unhygienic practices.

A few days ago, the agency had taken similar action against five notable buildings in the state for flouting the environmental laws of the state.

Shoprite, which is located on Igbatoro road in Akure and the Neighborhood market at NEPA axis of the State capital, were accused of ignoring a series of warnings from the agency.

The General Manager of the Authority Mrs Ayo Adeyemo, who disclosed this, said the owners of the affected facilities violated environmental laws and failed to comply with the laid down hygienic practices.

Adeyemo, who maintained that further sanctions would be taken, warned that anyone found culpable will not be spared

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