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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
- ACTING PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO SAYS HATE SPEECH ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS AGAINST THE LAW.
- SUSPECTED KIDNAP KINGPIN, EVANS LEADS NIGERIA POLICE TO KIDNAP DEN IN LAGOS.
- MAYOR OF LONDON AND PRIME-MINISTER CONDEMNS LATEST TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON.
- AND IN SPORT, FIFA CONFEDERATION CUP CONTINUES TODAY; GERMANY LOCKS HORN WITH MOSCOW.
The quit notice served to the Igbo residents in the North Eastean region of the country, by northern groups has been described as a violation of the nation’s constitution.
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo made the remark when he met with traditional rulers from the southeast in Abuja.
While assuring the traditional rulers that the federal government remained committed to the unity of the country, Osinbajo warned strongly against speeches that can break the laws or the unity of the nation.
Osinbajo also called on agitators to respect the unity of Nigeria which many people had in the past sacrificed their lives for
No Igbo resident has been killed in the north eastern part of Nigeria.
The spokesperson of the department of state services Tony Opuiyo who denied the rumors of Igbos being killed in northern states, also warned Nigeriansagainst threatening people from other ethnic groups.
Opuiyo also condemned the “quit notice served to Igbos in the north by the Arewa youths.
The fight against corruption should begin from the house of god by ostracising and exposing corrupt members of the congregation.
This was the position of, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at a special service to mark this year’s father’s day at the Aso villa chapel, Abuja.
Osinbajo believes that for corruption to be completely eradicated in the country, the fight must start from places of worship.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has attributed the withdrawal of the federal government donations to political parties to abuse of the funds by party leaders.
Ekweremadu said this while hosting members of the inter-party advisory council of Nigeria.
The lawmaker, who is chairman of the senate committee on constitution review wants political parties to agitate for the introduction of proportional representation to widen political representation in the legislature.
He explained that the move will help smaller political parties to thrive.
Some detention camps of notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Onwuamadike also known as Evans has been located.
Evans reportedly led the Lagos State police command to two of the three camps at the Ejigbo area of the state.
The notorious kidnap kingpin was apprehended at his residence at the Magodo on June 10th.
Six of his gang members were also arrested.
The mayor of London, Sodiq Khan has described the lastest attack in the city has horrific, while the British Prime Minister, Theresa may says the attack was terror attack
In a latest attack, a 48 year old man drove a van into a group of Islamic worshippers around a mosque in the northern region of the city.
The incident claimed the life of one person while eight people were injured .
The suspect was later handed over to the ant-terror police squad.
And just weeks after his own presidential victory, French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear parliamentary majority.
With nearly all votes counted, his party alongside its modem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat in national assembly.
The result has swept aside all of the mainstream parties and gives the 39-year-old president a strong mandate in the parliament to pursue his pro-e.u, business-friendly reform plans.
Stars including Emeli Sande, Pixie Lott, and Stormzy have gathered to record a single for Grenfell tower charity.
The cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit bridge over troubled water was organised by Simon Cowell.
Other stars including Rita Ora and Leona Lewis recorded parts for the song.
Action in the FIFA’S confederations cup continues today.
World champions Germany will lock horns with Australia at the moscow stadium.
African representative, Cameroon kicked off their campaign on a losing note, with a 2 –nil loss to south American champions, Chile
Bayern Munich’s midfielder, Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas were on song for the Chileans.
In an earlier fixture, Portugal played a 2 all draw against Central American champions, Mexico.
Cameroon coach, Hugo Broos, is promising that his team will bounce back, despite the 2-0 defeat to Chile at the confederations cup yesterday.
In an interview with news men after the game, he said the team was young and needed time to mature.
The indomitable lions will lock horns with Australia on Thursday at Saint Petersburg stadium.