Today's Headlines: Northern Groups Back Biafra Agitation, "Nigerians Love APC" - Tinubu

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Pantami Speaks

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has promised not to sit idle and allow his “hard-earned” reputation dragged to the mud by some “paid agents” linking him with terror groups.

The minister’s reaction is coming in the wake of an alleged plot by unnamed individuals to release “some doctored” videos purportedly showing the minister in an alleged compromising position.

The minister, in a statement by his spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, said he is not unaware of well-coordinated and richly funded campaign against him.


ICPC Speaks

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has uncovered about 2,000 corporate entities involved in tax evasion while operating in Nigeria.

Fielding questions from journalists at the end of a capacity-building forum for ICPC investigators on investigating Illicit Financial Flows, on Tuesday, in Abuja, Bolaji Owasanoye, the ICPC Chairman, revealed that the culprits would be dealt with accordingly.


"Nigerians Love APC" - Tinubu

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, says the APC is loved by Nigerians and has bright chances of ruling the country beyond 2023.

Tinubu stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He also reassured Nigerians that President Buhari respects the Nigerian Constitution and would vacate office at the expiration of his tenure on May 29, 2023.


UK Minister Speaks

British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge has said the disturbing trend of violence unleashed on Nigerians by the Boko Haram sect and allied groups is a complex phenomenon that requires varied approaches to resolve.

Duddridge said this while fielding questions from reporters when he led a delegation to pay a courtesy visit on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja yesterday.

He said the United Kingdom is a strong ally of Nigeria in the efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by terrorism and insurgency.


Northern Groups Back Biafra Agitation

A coalition of 52 northern groups on Monday called on the global community to intervene in persuading the Nigerian government and United Nations to facilitate the final actualisation of the Biafran dream by the Igbo.

The spokesperson of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, raised the views in a communiqué after an emergency meeting in Abuja.

According to him, Northern Nigeria has never experienced the present level of exposure to criminals and bandits under the régime of Buhari.

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