Report emanating from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia indicates that no fewer than 313 pilgrims from different parts of the world have quit smoking cigarette in the course of the 2019 Hajj season. This happened after visiting clinics of the Kafa (Enough) Society.
In a report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Makkah has it that, on Sunday, 18th August 2019 quoted Abdullah bin Dawwod Al-Fayez, Chairman, Kafa Makkah as making the disclosure to the pressmen.
The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle on Saturday granted amnesty to 150 inmates of the Gusau Maximum Security Prisons. A statement by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General, Press Affairs to the Governor, hinted that those freed included five persons serving life terms.
All appears not to be well within the ranks of the self-styled Nigerian revolutionaries following emerging allegations of commercialization of the struggle and the refusal by major organizers of the protest to evenly distribute funds so far received.
Information has emerged on why the organised labour under the aegis of Nigerian Labour Union (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) has refused to be associated with the planned revolution protest, being championed by the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Alliance (AAC) and Publisher of Sahara reporters, OmoyeleSowore.
One of the security challenges that have continued to plague the country is the recurring violent clashes between pastoralists and farmers. The situation which is predominant in most states including Zamfara, Benue, Plateau, Imo, Abia, Taraba, Sokoto and Adamawa among others has led to the loss of lives and properties worth billions of Naira.
President Muhammadu Buhari has empathized with the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin. This was contained in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
Political maturity in saner climes requires leaders to offer political solutions to issues confronting the country and support the government's quest to improve the living standard of the populace. The case is different in Nigeria where past leaders, not favourably disposed to the government of the day constitute themselves into opposition in order to "PULL HIM DOWN".
My name is Enobakhare. My botched perilous journey to Europe through Libya started in 2015, two years after I graduated from University of Benin where I studied Philosophy. After my NYSC, I returned to Benin. Following non-availability of white collar jobs, I opened a barbing salon around Ring Road. On the average, I was making between N3,000 and N5,000 daily.
Up until May 30, 1967, there was nothing like Biafra, either as a nation, geographical territory, struggle or political movement as some will now like to refer to it. Ab initio what is now commonly known as Biafra encompass mainly all the south-east states including parts of present-day Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Benue States.
Recent events in my beloved South East have vindicated me. Earlier on, I embarked on a self-imposed assignment to rediscover youths that have been brainwashed by the divisive and deceitful rhetoric of Nnamdi Kanu. I carried out the assignment by publishing articles to reawaken their consciousness and open their minds to the futility of Nnamdi Kanu's struggle. I also attempted to reveal the real purpose of his campaign.
Some people are currently beating the drum of war in parts of Abia and Rivers States. Many young men are putting their lives on the line not realising that they are mere pawns on the hands of chess masters safely tucked away behind high fenced buildings in Lagos, Abuja and other foreign lands.
I have been asked severally why I chose to stand against a fellow Igbo brother over the rejuvenation of Biafra dream. Several aspersions have been cast on me simply because I differ with the fraudulent approach of Nnamdi Kanu and his scamming of the entire Igbo nation in the name of Biafra.