The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has replied to a statement made by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) that the Nigerian government should allow the South-east to secede in order to avoid another civil war.
The forum had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Igbos to have their own country to avoid another civil war.
Briefing journalists after a closed-door meeting in Abuja on Monday, NEF spokesperson, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, urged Igbo leaders to prevail on IPOB to stop attacks on government facilities.
“Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said in other to prevent another civil war, the Southeast should be allowed to secede if the movement is popular among the people in the region”
“Now, that’s very sensible but there’s a correction: #Biafra includes what you call South South,” he wrote.
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on June 9, 2021
Seven states in the North are going to experience severe dry spells in June, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency announced on Tuesday.
According to predictions by the agency, Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe, Kebbi, Kastina, Niger and some parts of Borno would be hit by intense dry spells in June.
The Director-General, NiMet, Mansur Matazu, also stated that some states in the South-West, namely, Oyo and Ekiti, would experience mild dry spells this month.
Matazu, who disclosed this at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, noted that Kwara, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory would also witness mild dry spells in June.recommended byHERBEAUTYYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesLEARN MORE
For the South-East and South-South states, the NiMet boss said they would experience normal rainfall apart from Cross River state that would witness below normal rainfall.
For July and August, Matazu said the dry spells would have improved and the affected states would experience above normal rainfall.
He said the agency was releasing the predictions to guide farmers.
Matazu urged seed producers to abide by NiMet’s advice and plant appropriate seedlings in accordance with the stipulated guidelines of the agency.Kindly Share ThisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInSharePROMOTED CONTENT
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Why Nigeria Cannot Prosecute Twitter Users
Published 10 mins ago
on June 9, 2021
In the past week, the Nigerian government has been locked in a battle with the microblogging network, Twitter. The battle arose over Twitter’s decision to delete the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s tweet that drummed up imagery of the Civil War genocide in his expression of determination to fight the secessionists troubling his regime. Many Nigerian users of the site reported to Twitter, which in turn applied its rules and deleted the tweet for offending its rules.
The government got angry and suspended Twitter services in Nigeria. Twitter users in the country devised a manner to bypass conventional networks using Virtual Private Network (VPN) to continue to access the service. Further piqued by this, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, subsequently directed prosecution of those flouting the ban on Twitter.
Many Nigerian political and social leaders are flouting the ban. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kadun State has continued to use his Twitter account. Prominent religious leaders, like Pastor E.A. Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Pastor William Kumuyi of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry continued to assert their fundamental right to use Twitter as shepherds of global community of Christians. But the regime continues to claim the power to prosecute those flouting the ban. Does it have the power to prosecute anyone who continues to use Twitter services? I do not the government can prosecute anyone simply for using Twitter. The reasons are almost self-evident.
Prosecuting those who use Twitter as a means of communication would be the equivalent of Kafka’s trial. It will be a pure work of legal sorcery. It will be a deliberate totalitarian assault on the fundamental principles of criminal justice and a violation of constitutional due process. First, there is no crime defined in law relating to the use of Twitter as a means of communication. So, unless there is such a law, we cannot even think of prosecution. At this stage, we are not yet discussing whether such a law would be constitutional. The point is that the law does not exist. It is true that the constitution limits the exercise of certain fundamental rights in very severe circumstances that involve national security emergency.