Anglican Archbishop has urged President Buhari to release the detained IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

An Anglican Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. David Onuoha, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explore other options to ensure the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kanu has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since June that he was arrested in Kenya.

In an interview with Oneworldnews, published on Saturday, the religious leader said sometimes, “it is better to do what is good than what is right.

The issue of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a burning issue and it has raised tempers. One of the oldest and responsible men in Igboland, went and pleaded with the President, to release this young man to him. A former minister, who is over 90 years now, went to Abuja, to plead. Up till now, nothing has been heard of it.

Now, come to think of the joy, the jubilation and the good will this government will receive, if Nnamdi Kanu is released today. At times, it is good and better to bend backwards, to stoop down to conquer, Onuoha said.

It is better always to do what is good than what is right. We cannot be full of what is right that we forget what is good. May be the present Federal Government is pursuing the Nnamdi Kanu matter legally and technically, without making any headway.

But, if the government can, for the sake of peace, do what is good, it will go a long way to reduce tension. It will go a long way to reassure those who are feeling marginalized, those who are feeling not wanted. It will go a long way to reassuring them that we all belong to this place.

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Concerned Nigerian Women CNW has urged Mr. President to sack Chief of Army Staff and NYSC Director General.

Oneworldnews learnt that A group known as Concerned Nigerian Women (CNW) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days ultimatum to sack the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Farouk Yahaya and the NYSC Director General, Brigadier Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim over the recent harassment of a female soldier who accepted a proposal from a male NYSC member.

The women rights group, which was led by Bimbola Olatenwaju, the group’s Coordinator, berated the NYSC DG for what it termed as an apparent show of disdain for women which the group said, led to the irrational manner with which the DG of NYSC talked down on women in the press conference he addressed regarding the issue.

The group further called the attention of Nigerians to the fact that the provision that said a female soldier must serve for three years before marriage, the basis upon which the female soldier is being detained, has not been breached as the soldier merely accepted a proposal for marriage which can take even up to ten years before being formally contracted.

The group also wondered if the same provision applied to male officers, asserting that the group will go to any length to ensure that the female soldier is not being harassed and discriminated against because of her gender as such will be a glaring violation of her rights guaranteed in Section 42 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended, which frowns at the discrimination of any Nigerian on the grounds of gender.

Following the apparent breaches of the female officer’s fundamental rights, the group threatened to lead a powerful protest to the Presidential Villa, United States Embassy, British High Commission, Ministry of Women Affairs, Human Right Commission office and other key institutions if the duo are not removed for their hatred towards women within the next seven days.

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Unknown Gunmen have kidnapped a business man and a traditional chief in Ekiti State.

An unspecified gunmen have kidnapped a businessman and a traditional Chief, Emmanuel Ojo Obafemi in Ijan-Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The incident, according to the wife of the victim occurred around 5:42pm on Thursday, as armed bandits numbering about 10 invaded the farm of Chief Obafemi, opposite Ayo Daramola Secondary School, in the community a few kilometers away from Ado-Ekiti, the State capital.

Our correspondent gathered that the victim was working on his farm when the gunmen stormed his farmland and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

They did not come with vehicle or motorcycle, but they shot sporadically into the air before whisking him away” the victim’s wife recounts.

Chief Ojo Emmanuel Obafemi is the Odolofin of Ijan-Ekiti.

Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Sunday Abutu, in a telephone interview said he had not been briefed of the incident, stressing that he would brief newsmen once he gets full details of the matter.

But the Commandant of Amotekun Security Corps in the State, Brig. Gen. Joseph Komolafe(rtd.) told our correspondent that his men have been deployed to the area to ensure the man is released unhurt.

Kidnap for ransome and other banditry activities have become the order of the day in some parts of the State in recent time. He added.

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According to our source ,We’ll raise infrastructure finance from N13tn pension funds, others says CBN .

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said Nigeria plans to finance infrastructure projects with banking and pension monies.

According to him, the Federal Government is seeking to reduce its external debts by generating funds through internal sources to finance its projects.

Emefiele made this known while speaking on how the government plans to raise the N15tn funding for the Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria Limited.

Police disrupt an S Base music concert organize by youth in Abuja.

Oneworldnews learnt tha a report by SaharaReporters says, a group of armed policemen went to the S BASE Garden located at Lokogoma in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the venue of a music concert tagged “Freedom Concert” in an attempt to disrupt the event.

SaharaReporters learnt that the policemen arrived in a Hilux van and were invited by the owner of the garden who became uncomfortable with the banners with inscriptions, “#NorthIsBleeding #BuhariIsSleeping” displayed near the stage.

When they arrived, the policemen reportedly asked the organisers to remove the banner in the interest of peace.

The police also maintained that they were not at the venue to stop the concert but to ensure that the organisers respected the opinion of the owner of the garden.

The situation led to an altercation between the police and organisers as the youths insisted that they had paid for the venue and the owner could not dictate to them what to display and not to display.

They said the message in the banner was the reality of what was going on in the Northern region and President Muhammadu Buhari must rise up to the occasion and address the security challenges in the country. 

They said the message was clear and they had no apology displaying it as backdrop.

The management of the garden thereafter disconnected the electricity supply to the venue in an attempt to frustrate the concert.

SaharaReporters learnt that human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, who arrived amid the brawl, later intervened and engaged the owner of the garden and the policemen.

The matter was thereafter resolved with parties reaching an agreement.

As at time of filing this report, the light had been restored and the artists were back on the stage.

The concert which was aimed at using music as a weapon to fight oppression and tyranny brought together artists and activists such as saxophonist Samuel Gabriel, guitarist Seth Ogahi and several cultural troops in the city.

Some of the artists at the event included; Seth Ogahi, Proficient, J.Fox, Sam, Solex, Slow- Cee, Tu Millar, Omo Awe, and the T-Nice TV Entertainment Group.

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Over levy by bandits force villages to flee from their home.

Oneworldnews learnt that about Five villages in the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been deserted due to persistent attacks by bandits who reportedly collect levies from the villagers.

The affected villages are; Karazau Dantsauni, Gidan-tsamiya, Gurgurawa, Kwalaye and Gudan-kaura.

A resident of the area, Musa Sani, said they had contributed and paid N15m levy enforced by the bandits, but the vampires were demanding an additional amount.

He said, The bandits told us to give them N15m so that they would not attack us again. We sold some of our belongings including our farms and paid the sum but to our surprise, they are still insisting that they need more money. We informed the security agents about this sad development but nothing was done to prevent the bandits from taxing us.

We even staged a peaceful protest in order to draw the attention of the security agents to come to our rescue but unfortunately some of our people were arrested by the police. So, we have to leave our villages and look for safe places because these heartless bandits can still come back to attack us.

Mr. Sani maintained that 35 people, including women and children, who refused to run away from the area were kidnapped and taken to the bandits’ hideout.

He said more than 10 people had been reportedly killed by the bandits in Karazau village alone, lamenting that his younger brother, Ali, was among the slain victims.

He called on the security agents to come to their rescue and deploy adequate security personnel.

Commenting on the issue, the spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu, said there was no official complaint with regard to enforcement of levy on the communities by the bandits.

He stated that the police command had in the past one month deployed security personnel to secure the areas.

He said, Although we did not receive any complaints regarding the collection of levies by the bandits, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Elkana, has already deployed the police in collaboration with other security agents to continue patrolling the area.

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