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Simon Ekpa alleges that Peter Obi was sent by Britain to distract Biafrans from their struggle.

Simon Ekpa, the disciple of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, is not contesting for President.

According to Ekpa, Obi was sent by Britain to distract Biafrans from their struggle for secession.

This is as he said no true Biafrans will support Obi and his ambition to be president in 2023.

He tweeted, Peter Obi is Not Contesting for election, he was sent by Britain to distract Biafra because they have seen the momentum that the struggle have gathered despite the kidnap of Maazi Nnamdi kanu. Therefore no true Biafran should support Peter Obi because he’s a betrayal.

The only people supporting Peter Obi/2023 election are Benin people because of their hatred for Biafra and some misguided Yoruba people.

If you’re a Biafran and you support Peter Obi/2023 Election even if you’re a professor, you’re a miscreant.

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Female suspect kidnapper was killed on the spot he said while 13 others were arrested.

A community leader, who did not mention his name for security reasons, confirmed the incident, saying the community were being terrorised by bandits.

A female kidnapper has been gunned down in Kaduna State by vigilantes.

The members of ‎Kaduna State Vigilance Service in collaboration with some youth gunned down a suspected female kidnapper and arrested 12 others in Lere Local Government Area of the state.

Daily Trust reports that the vigilantes had raided the kidnappers’ den located at Garun Kurama Ward in Mariri Unit of the LGA on Tuesday.

A community leader, who did not mention his name for security reasons, confirmed the incident, saying the community were being terrorised by bandits.

It was true that the suspected kidnappers were arrested on Tuesday. We are suffering from their activities in this area, he said.

Similarly, a vigilante, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the female suspect was killed during the raid around 3pm.

We arrested 13 kidnappers, from their hideout with the community youths. We destroyed the camp and one female suspect was killed on the spot he said.

According to him, those arrested were handed over to police.

But when contacted the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Mohammed Jalige, promised to find out about the incident and get back to our correspondent.

He has however yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

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On Monday Bitcoin rose to 7.93 per cent.

Bitcoin rose 7.93 per cent to $31,780.51 at 2200 GMT on Monday, up $2,334.8 from its previous close.

The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency is up 25.1 per cent from the year’s low of $25,401.05 on May 12.

Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 9.8 per cent to $1,989.38 on Monday, adding $177.54 to its previous close.

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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that Pakistan IM F deal is outdated.

An ongoing bailout deal between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is outdated given a number of global crises, its Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday.

This deal is a pre-COVID deal. It is a pre-Afghanistan fallout deal. It is a pre-Ukrainian crisis deal.

It is a pre-inflation deal, Bhutto Zardari told Reuters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Pakistan entered a three-year, $6 billion IMF deal in 2019, but is struggling to implement tough policy commitments.

Talks are underway in the Qatari capital of Doha to release funds to stabilise Pakistan’s struggling economy.

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Drunk Russian soldier rape 16 years old pregnant Ukrainian teen.

A drunk Russian soldier allegedly raped a 16years old Ukrainian pregnant teen in the village of Kherson, which is under Russian control in Ukraine.

According to India Today, at the time of the alleged rape, the 16years old pregnant teen said that the Russian soldier strangled her and threatened to kill her if she did not corporate, said “Either you sleep with me now, or I will bring 20 more men with me”.

According to India Today, CNN reported that at the time of the rape, the 16years old girl was six months old pregnant. The girl and her family were sheltering in the basement of their house to escape Russian airstrikes and rampant shelling.

The soldier took hold of her when she and her mother took her siblings out at dusk to eat.

According to India Today, the girl noted that the soldier was drunk, and his fellow soldier asked him to stop, but all to no avail, as he threatened to bring 20 more soldiers to sleep with her.

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New Zealand bank said no decision yet to (CBDC).

The Reserve bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) said on Friday it had not yet taken a decision on a potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) but would continue to explore the option.

The RBNZ had announced in September last year that it was seeking input from the public on the potential use of a CBDC – which is the digital form of an existing currency.

Several countries are exploring the use of CBDCs, with the U.S. Federal Reserve releasing a much-anticipated paper on the pros and cons of adopting a digital dollar earlier this year.

The RBNZ said feedback from the public had helped affirm the importance of privacy and autonomy when it comes to a CBDC and that this would be a focus of further policy work.

Our view is that CBDC and cash would be complementary, rather than conflicting, the central bank said in a statement.

Ian Woolford, the RBNZ’s director of Money and Cash, added that the central bank was particularly focused on progressing concrete steps to improve resilience and efficiency in the cash system.

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DBS Group Holdings and OCBC both reported 10 per cent falls in their quarterly profits on Friday (Apr 29).

Singapore lenders DBS Group Holdings and OCBC both reported 10 per cent falls in their quarterly profits on Friday (Apr 29), accompanied by declines in revenues as their wealth management businesses were affected by weaker markets.

Net profit at DBS, Southeast Asia’s biggest bank, fell to S$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) in January-March from a record S$2 billion a year earlier but came in above an average estimate of S$1.63 billion from six analysts, according to Refinitiv data.

Second-ranked OCBC posted a quarterly profit of S$1.36 billion, down from S$1.5 billion a year earlier, but this also came above an average estimate of S$1.2 billion from six analysts, according to Refinitiv data. 

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The relationship between the past the present and the future.

Life is like a movie theater, where everyone take his part, what matters is your role, did you play your path wisely or foolishly coz your role determines your result, whatever we’ve left out on the lawn comes back to haunt us.


It’s easy to get faded out being busy, but the question is busy doing what!!?

Nigerian troops kill 13 linked to Kaduna airport attack.