IGBO GROUP DEMANDS KANU’S EXTRADITION TO FACE TERRORISM CHARGES – SATURDAY SUN PG. 10
A group known as the Movement Against Dissidents in Nigeria (MADN) has called for the extradition of the leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu to face terrorism and other incitement charges.
Rising from a meeting convened in Owerri, the Imo State Capital Yesterday, co convener of the group, Obinna Osita noted that Kanu and his group’s antics have continued to paint the southeast and Ndigbo in bad light.
BUHARI SACRIFICING NIGERIANS FOR NORTHERN INTEREST – KUKAH – THE PUNCH PG. 7, THE NATION PG. 29
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Rev Matthew Kuka says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has sacrificed the dreams of Nigerians on the altar of nepotism by allegedly pursuing Northern hegemony. The Bishop also said Nigeria appeared to be heading for darkness under Buhari’s regime, noting that the government must explain the mystery behind the endless bloodletting in the country occasioned by insecurity.
BOKO HARAM KILLS 7 IN BORNO CHRISTMAS EVE ATTACK, LOOTS DRUG STORES IN ADAMAWA – SATURDAY SUN PG. 10, SATURDAY PUNCH PG. 7, THE NATION PG. 3
Boko Haram Jihadists killed at least 7 people in a Christmas Eve assault on a village in Borno, local sources revealed on Friday. The Department of State Services (DSS) had in recent days warned of an increased risk of attack during the Christmas holiday.
UK DISSOCIATE SELF FROM GOWON’S ALLEGED LOOTING – THE NATION PG.5
The United Kingdom has distanced itself from the alleged financial looting levelled against a former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, by a member of its parliament, Tom Tugendhat. The action followed a petition to the British Parliament by a group, Igbo for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN), demanding details about the allegation.
829 STUDENTS, 8 TEACHERS ABDUCTED FROM SCHOOL IN 6 YEAR – DAILY TRUST PG. 5
Daily Trust Saturday investigations show that some 829 secondary school students in Nigeria have been abducted in the last six years by bandits and Boko Haram. The figures are derived from reported cases in the media since 2014. The Kankara abductions drew the attention of the global community in the way that the 2014 abductions of 276 school girls from Chibok by Boko Haram did. While the Kankara boys were released after six days in captivity, over a hundred of the Chibok girls remain unaccounted for.
NIGERIA’S BREAKUP INEVITABLE IF … – PROF YUSUF TURAKI, MIDDLE BELT LEADER – THE SUN PGS. 24, 25 & 27
One of the conveners of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self Determination, Prof Yusuf Turaki, has warned that Nigeria’s Breakup was inevitable if the country continues with the 1999 constitution, which he described as ‘‘apartheid constitution.