Today's Headlines: IPOB Clears Air On Killing 128 Security Operatives In Imo State, Firmin Resigns

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IPOB Clears Air On Killing 128 Security Operatives In Imo

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, denied claims that its members killed 128 security operatives in Imo State.

IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, described the allegation by the Imo State Police Commissioner, Abudu Yaro, as false and malicious.

Powerful, in a statement, said the allegation was a move to tarnish the image of IPOB.

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Firmin Resigns

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Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Firmin Ngrebada, has announced his resignation from government.

Mr Ngrebada disclosed the decision in a tweet on Thursday.

In the tweet, he stated that he had “presented his resignation to the president,” Faustin Archange Touadera.


"Food Crises Looms In Nigeria" - El Rufai

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says food crisis looms in Nigeria due to spate insecurity across states.

El-Rufai lamented that farmers cannot go to their farms, while some have fled their villages to avoid attacks by criminals.

He spoke on Thursday at the 2021 second quarter meeting of Directors of the Department of State Services (DSS) in North-West states.

The governor told the officers that tackling security challenges requires intelligence-sharing and cooperation of all agencies.


Blinken Sends Message To Buhari

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United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has told the government of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that restricting the use of social media has no place in a democracy,

This was contained in a statement on Thursday signed by Blinken’s spokesman, Ned Price.

In the statemen, Blinken condemned the suspension of micro-blogging site, Twitter, by the Buhari government.


"Buhari Claimed Our Projects" - PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), made claims to projects carried out by PDP administration, during an interview with Arise Television.

The PDP made this known on Thursday via a statement titled ‘Arise interview: Buhari evasive, dodgy, claimed our projects, says PDP’, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

"The PUNCH" had earlier reported that Buhari justified the Nigerian-Niger Republic railway project and other infrastructures during the interview on Thursday.

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