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“We Will Launch Radio Biafra In Daura” – IPOB Tells Buhari

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Thursday dared the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop them from launching Radio Biafra in Daura, home town of the President.
Their challenge came barely twenty-four hours the federal government approved N654 million for the deployment of hybrid spectrum monitoring system that would target illegal frequencies in the southern part of the country especially, the South East.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, yesterday briefed members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, how his ministry uncovered 320 frequencies being used all over the country and of this 320, 106 were illegal.
Pantami said the monitoring did not cover South East. It covered five zones in the country: North East, North West, North Central, South West and South-South but South East has not been covered.
His words: “It is because of this that we presented our memo, seeking for the council’s approval of N653,886,584 to procure and deploy hybrid spectrum monitoring system that will cover the southern part of the country, most importantly the south east.
“So, the council approved for the deployment and this project will go a long way in promoting safety and security and secondly, identify the usage of illegal spectrum and thirdly, enhance revenue for the federal government and fourthly, in the long run, it will create many jobs for the citizens.”
Irked by this development, IPOB in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said: “for daring us, we will launch ‘radio Biafra in Daura’.
The attention of the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the approval of N654m by the Federal Government of Nigeria to monitor and crash Radio Biafra frequencies in the country particularly in South-East and South-South geopolitical zones.
“This wicked but futile decision was taken during their Federal Executive Council meeting held Wednesday, 7th of October 2020.
“That the Federal Government of Nigeria headed by President Muhammadu Buhari mapped out such a whopping amount of money for this unreasonable project despite its precarious economic state only confirms it’s jittery over the name IPOB. We thought they said we are miscreants? How come they are now losing sleep over miscreants?
“The Nigerian Government and its agents have spent more than this amount in the past and nothing came out of it. We are expecting them to approve more money for the fight because they must understand that they will try but cannot withstand IPOB and its Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Such attempts in the past amounted to efforts in futility, and this time, they will fail again.
“In fact to prove to them how formidable we are, within six weeks from now, IPOB will launch Radio Biafra in Daura, the home town of Buhari who presided over the FEC that took this foolish decision. Any time he vists Daura along with Aisha, they will receive Radio Biafra frequency and listen to the gospel of freedom by our Leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Then he will know that the cabal, their sponsors and slaves are no match to indefatigable IPOB.
“In case they are unaware, Radio Biafra is not only received in Biafra land but in various parts of Nigeria. It is also the choice radio station of millions of audience in over 100 countries of the world. We are well ahead of Nigeria, and it’s far too late to stop Biafra. We are a divine movement ordained by the Most High God in Heaven (Chukwu Okike Abiama) who created Heaven and Earth.
“The Nigerian Government has failed in the past and it will quickly fail again in this fight. IPOB cannot be decimated until Biafra freedom and independence are fully achieved. Biafra is a divine project!
“We know that the Presidency as usual, will try to use their slaves and fools in Biafraland and Nigeria to fight IPOB but without success. We are miles ahead of them all. We are aware that government recruited, and pays some of them just to use them for odd jobs but they should not forget that eternal regret is the reward of treachery.
“We now understand why some traitors and saboteurs among Biafrans are making frivolous and concocted press statement on the pages of newspaper, attacking IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in a way of showing their loyalty to the caliphate so they could collect more money from the windfall.
“No wonder these fools in Biafraland were busy mouthing their rubbish on social media and newspapers last week because they probably got a tip off that the Federal Government was about approving more money to fight IPOB.”

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Protesters Launch Soro Soke Online Radio

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‘Soro Soke’ is a Yoruba statement which means ‘Speak upThe establishment of Soro Soke radio by the #EndSARS protesters is urging everyone to speak up, air their views and grievances against any unjust systemSoro Soke radio which has gone live will also serve as a platform to report missing persons.

Soro Soke radio can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
https://s4.radio.co/s99d55c85b/listen

The protest began to fight the wrongs of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Nigerians took to social media to commend the establishment of the online radio.

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Akwa Ibom Youths Give FG Seven Days Ultimatum To Take Over Zamfara Gold

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images 60 3 Akwa Ibom Youths Give FG Seven Days Ultimatum To Take Over Zamfara Gold

The youths said at a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday said that the gold in Zamfara belonged to the Federal Government and Governor Bello Matawalle had no right to sell the gold bar to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)Leader of Young Democratic Movement, Kuseme Idiong and Speaker, South South Youth Assembly, Comrade Victor Thompson stated that proceeds from the sale of Zamfara gold should be shared among all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as is done with the oil proceeds from the Niger Delta.

Akwa Ibom Youths under the auspices of Young Democratic Movement (YDM), and South South Youth Assembly have given the Federal Government seven days ultimatum to take over the gold in Zamfara state currently controlled by the state government.

The youths said at a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday said that the gold in Zamfara belonged to the Federal Government and Governor Bello Matawalle had no right to sell the gold bar to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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Leader of Young Democratic Movement, Kuseme Idiong and Speaker, South South Youth Assembly, Comrade Victor Thompson stated that proceeds from the sale of Zamfara gold should be shared among all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as is done with the oil proceeds from the Niger Delta.


They noted that the Constitution of Nigeria stipulates that mines and minerals including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas in states are exclusively under the control of the Federal Government, and wondered why the FG has not taken over the gold in Zamfara.

They described the action of Zamfara state governor as an act of lawlessness and impunity, and called on the Executive and Legislative arm of government to rise up against it.

They stated that failure of the FG to take over the mineral resources found in Zamfara state would force them to embark on a nationwide protest and call out youths in the country to join.

The groups further demanded an upward review of the derivation funds paid to Niger Delta states saying oil-producing states were not actually paid the 13 percent.

“That both the Executive and the Legislative arm of the Federal Government should rise against this act of lawlessness and impunity from the perpetrators of the sale of Zamfara Gold.Details of both past and present gold or other mineral sales should be made public and proceeds should be shared among all the states as in the case of Oil derivatives from the Niger Delta region.

“The Federal Executive Council and the National Assembly should revisit the derivative funds formula for oil-rich Niger Delta states as oil-producing states are fed below the 13% derivation.

“Failure to upwardly review the derivative funds formula for oil-rich Niger Delta states, the Federal Government must allow Niger Delta to directly sell her oil just as the recent case of Zamfara gold bar.

“We give the Federal Government up till Saturday, October 24, 2020 to give a robust and satisfactory response to our demands else the Youths of Niger Delta shall on Tuesday, October 26, 2020 embark on a Nationwide protest drawing the attention of the international community to this terrible situation. We must warn that we will not leave the streets until our demands are met,” the group stated.

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Senate confirms Dahir-Umar as DG PenCom amidst protests

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The Senate on Tuesday , confirmed the appointment of Aisha Dahir – Umar , as the substantive Director General of the National Pension Commission Board amidst protests from some senators.
Another nominee who was also confirmed by the Senate was Dr Oyindasola Oluremi Oni, from North Central as Chairman .
Also confirmed were Clement Akintola ( South -West ); Ayim Nyerere ( South – East) and Charles Emukowhale ( South – South ) , as commissioners of the PenCom board .
The Senate , however, rejected the confirmation of Hannatu Musa ( North -West ) because she was unable to present her discharge certificate from the National Youths Service Corps .
Members of the Minority Caucus in the Senate last week sent a petition to the Committee on Establishment and Public Service , seeking the disqualification of Dahir – Umar as the substantive DG of PenCom .
Until her confirmation on Tuesday , Dahir -Umar , from the North -East geopolitical zone , held the position in acting capacity .
The Minority Leader of the Senate , Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who argued against Dahir -Umar confirmation , insisted that since her predecessor did not complete her tenure , the position should be occupied by somebody from the South -East , where Mrs Chinelo Anohu -Amazu , whose five – year tenure was truncated , hailed from .
Ruling on Abaribe’s argument , the President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , said the constitutional provisions relied upon by those who are kicking against the DG ’s appointment was not valid because the tenure of Anohu-Amazu ’s board had expired before the appointment of Dahir -Umar
The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , had penultimate week , sent the name of Dahir -Umar to the Senate , seeking the lawmakers ’ confirmation for her to be the substantive DG and others , to the board of the agency .
Details later …

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