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Just In!! Igbo Language School inaugurated in Frankfurt

 

In a bold initiative, a group has started a school in Germany to teach an African language to children of African origin in the Diaspora.

Saturday (20 January) witnessed the official opening of the Igbo Language School in Frankfurt. Igbo is the language of the Igbo people, one of Nigeria’s three biggest ethno-national groups.

Attended by members of the Nigerian community, especially of the Igbo ethnicity, the school was flagged off by the Consul General in charge of the Nigerian consulate in Frankfurt, Mr Dayo Olu Falowo.

Pupils of the inaugural class of the Igbo Language School Frankfurt and their teacher, Rev Sister Stelphin Nwachukwu, and officials of the CIPN

The top diplomat, who was represented by Mrs Folasade Sobande, expressed his joy at the opening of the Igbo Language School because of the great importance of preserving Nigerian and African languages. He wished the school success and offered every support the Nigerian diplomatic mission in Germany could give to what, he described, as “this noble initiative”.

In his keynote speech, Engr Stanley Okoli, Chairman of the Christian Igbo Professional Network (CIPN) – the organisation that established the school, spoke about the importance of transferring the Igbo language to the next generation. He lamented that many people no longer spoke pure Igbo or pure African languages, but often mixed them with a European language. He explained that once a people lost their language, they ceased to exist as a cultural group.

Special recognition was given to Mrs Chinyere Ogamba at the event for her promotion of Igbo language in Germany. Ogamba already gives Igbo lessons to a small group of children at her home in Essen.

Books in Igbo language exhibited at the event

The event featured the inauguration of the first class of the Igbo language school Frankfurt and the introduction of the teacher, Rev Sister Stelphin Nwachukwu.

The pupils, most of whom are of Igbo origin, received their first lesson at the event.

Speaking with The African Courier, Mr Che Chidi Chukwumerije, Secretary of the CIPN, said the school was open to all children, irrespective of their country of origin, who’re interested in learning Igbo. Chukwumerije hoped that other African groups would emulate his organisation’s efforts and looked forward to partnering with similar initiatives.

Rev. Sister Stelphin Nwachukwu gives the first lesson as the Igbo Language School commenced officially

The Igbo language, a member of the Volta-Niger branch of the Niger-Congo family of languages, has approximately 24 million speakers in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. Igbo is written in the Latin script, which was introduced by British colonialists.

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For information/enquiries: Igbo.christiannetwork@gmail.com and +491731652099

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NBA condemns indiscriminate arrests, human rights violations by DSS, threatenes to do this..

The Jos, Plateau State branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has condemned activities of the Department of State Services (DSS) who arrest people indiscriminately and violate their rights in the process.
It said all Nigerians should be allowed to enjoy their fundamental human rights instead of arresting and harassing them with reckless abandon.
NBA Jos Chairman, Ralph Monye, said this while welcoming members and guests to the 2017/2018 Legal Year, even as he lampooned the DSS operatives for the series of complaints trailing their Sting Operations.
His words: “We believe that we are in a democratic dispensation. A situation where operatives from whichever agency arrest citizens who are merely exercising their fundamental human rights should not only be frowned at but should also be deprecated.
“We urge all the security operatives involved in the violation of human rights of Nigerians to desist forthwith in the best interest of the nation. We believe that nobody or group of persons or agencies can be greater than Nigeria.
“If arrests must be made, they must be within the confines of the law and there are procedures. This is what we lawyers demand.”
While sympathising with Benue State and other parts of the country for the gruesome attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Monye said the NBA Jos joined their branches, especially Benue to condemn the senseless killings.

Presidency Reacts To Obasanjo’s Statement On Buhari

How businessman imported illegal firearms for six years – DSS

One of the men who illegally imported 661 pump action guns in January 2017 had been smuggling guns into the country since 2012, according to Department of State Services (DSS).
Wale Odu, Head of Investigation of DSS, disclosed this on Monday while giving evidence in the trial of five accused persons, charged before Justice Ayotunde Faji of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The five persons are standing trial over the unlawful importation of 661 pump action guns into the country.
The Nigeria Customs Service had on June 14, 2017, arraigned two Customs Officers, Muhmud Hassan, and Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma, alongside Oscar Okafor, Donatus Ezebunwa Achinulo, and Matthew Okoye, before Justice Ayotunde Faji’s court on charges bordering on illegal importation of firearms, conspiracy, forgery and altering of documents, offering of graft to government officials and importation of prohibited goods.

Narrating his interactions with each of the accused persons, the Head of DSS investigation said: “On February 2017, DSS took over the case of illegal importation of firearms from the Nigeria Customs Services.
“While taking over the case, the two defendants, Hassan Mahmud and Okafor Oscar, also known as Okafor Osita, were handed over to DSS for investigation of illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles.
“Also a container containing the rifles and steel doors.
“Also, a truck with number BDG 265 SD, used in carrying the container, along with the pump action rifles.
“I and my team, which include Saheed Adetunji, Fola Oni, Bolaji Adeyemo, and others.
“I interacted with the second defendant, Hassan Mahmud, who told me that he is a sole director of Hassan Trade Nigeria Limited, which is the consignee and importer of the illegally imported 661 pump action rifles.
“In respect of the container, he and Oscar had several meetings at Southern Sun Hotel, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, where he agreed to collect N4 million for the clearance of the container.
“And that in one of the meeting, Oscar told him that the container is carrying pump action rifles, which was the reason for charging him N4 million.”
He also told the court that the second accused confessed to him that he paid N1 million to the fourth accused, Danjuma Abdulahi, to ensure the clearance of the container from Apapa Port, without due process.
He further told the court that Hassan Mahmud confessed to him that, being an Assistant Comptroller of Customs (ACC), he had illegal ways of shielding the container from 100 percent inspection.
According to him, the second accused told him that after the interception of the container, he called Oscar and told him that some millions would be required to prevent it from being taken to Customs office, so that the content (the pump action rifles) would not be discovered.
He said sequel to the refusal of men of Nigeria Customs to collect the money, the container was taken to where 100 percent investigation was conducted in his presence, and the 661 pump action rifles were discovered.
The witness also disclosed that the second accused confessed to him of bribing men of Customs with N400, 000, which he claimed to have collected from the third accused, Okafor Oscar, which the Customs Officers refused to accept.
On his interaction with the third accused, Okafor Oscar, also known as Okafor Osita, the DSS Head of Investigation said the accused confessed to him that he participated in loading the container in Turkey, with one Okoye Matthew (now at large).
He added that Oscar handed over a falsified bill of lading to Hassan Mahmud for clearance of the container in Nigeria.
The witness also told the court that the accused confessed to him that he had series of meetings with the second accused at Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, on how to handle the container.
He added that he had been doing the business of importation with the second accused for years.

 

He mentioned the name of Donatus Ezenbuwa Achinulo as a partner in the business of importation of arms, and Matthew Okoye (now at large), as a partner in arms smuggling business from Turkey to Nigeria.
On his interaction with the fourth accused, Danjuma Abdulahi, the witness stated that the accused confessed collecting N1 million from the second accused, Hassan Mahmud, to facilitate the clearance with the examination of the container.
The witness also said the accuses confessed giving two men of the Nigeria Customs Service, who managed the gate of Apapa Seaport, Emmanuel Silas and Abiodun Taiwo, the sum of N100, 000, after telling them that the container had no valid papers.
He said the accused confessed to him that no examination was conducted on the container.

 

The Head of DSS investigation team also told the court that the sixth accused, Donatus Achinulo, revealed to him that he had been in the business of illegal arms importation since 2012, and confessed that he had been doing the business with the third accused, Okafor Oscar.
According to him, the accused confessed to him that the second accused, Hassan Mahmud, was the person that cleared most of the illegal arms imported into the country.
He said after his interaction with all accused persons, both Hassan Mahmud and Okafor Oscar volunteered to write statements, while Danjuma Abdulahi and Donatus Achinulo, on request, asked Saheed Adetunji and Fola Oni, to take down their statements.
Hassan Mahmud’s lawyer, Yakubu Galadima, raised an objection to the tendering of client’s statement by the prosecution on the ground that the statement was obtained under duress.
Counsel to the other accused, which includes Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), Paul Ananaba (SAN), and Abdulahi, also aligned themselves with Galadima’s submission.
Justice Ayotunde Faji adjourned the matter till Wednesday, January 24, for trial-within-trial, and continuation of trial of accused persons.
In the charge number FHC/L/190c/17, all the accused persons were alleged to have conspired with one another to illegally import into Nigeria 661 pump action rifles.
They were also alleged to have forged the documents which include two bills of lading.

BREAKING!! Maria Ude Nwachi Suspended By Ebonyi House Of Assembly, Reason Will Shock You

Just In!! Buhari Mourns Dahiru Musdapher

“Matter Closed” – Ex – Minister Reacts To Obasanjo’s Letter To Buhari

6 Areas Obasanjo Scored President Buhari Low In His Warning Letter

BREAKING!!! Buhari Summons Tinubu, Akande to AsoRock After Obasanjo’s Explosive Letter (Happening Now)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Tinubu arrived the Presidential Villa around 3:50 p.m with Chief Bisi Akande and headed to the President’s office.

ex President Jonathan’s Aide Reacts to Obasanjo’s Explosive Letter to Buhari

Ex-presidential aide, Reno Omokri has reacted to former leader, Olusegun Obasanjo’s bombshell letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo had warned Buhari in his letter not to contest in 2019 due to his poor management of the country’s affairs. Reno took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the development;

PHOTOS: Members of Oby Ezekwesili’s BBOG Group Arrested by Police Today

Reports reaching our newsdesk at this moment has it that members of the Bring Back Our Girls Group has been arrested by police at the Unity Fountain Abuja.

Oby Ezekwesili Speaks From Detention, Says Buhari Ordered Her Arrest

Ezekwesili tweeted:

The President of FG @MBuhari instructed the IG of @PoliceNG to DETAIN ME AND OTHER MEMBERS of @BBOG_Nigeria here at the Unity Fountain. Police men and women have BUILT AN IMPREGNABLE WALL and LOCKED ME IN. I have asked them more than 30 times to LET ME OUT and they REFUSED.

BREAKING!!! 2019: Oby Ezekwesili Arrested, Detained

Popular activist of the BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, has been arrested and detained by the police without any charges.

Ezekwesili recently launched a new movement called the red card movement to stop Buhari’s re election

On her Twitter handle, @obyezeks, Ezekwesili revealed she was arrested alongside some members of the BBOG group named, Aisha Yesufu, Ms Maureen Kabrik, Jeff Okoroafor, and four others.

BREAKING!!! “You’re Not Capable”, Obasanjo Writes Open Later to Buhari NOT to Seek Re-election

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.

Container laden with military uniforms, weapons disappears from Apapa Port

 

Lagos—A 14-foot container loaded with military camouflage uniforms and other suspected dangerous weapons has reportedly disappeared from Apapa Port, Lagos.

Already, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Ports Command, Celestine Okoye, yesterday, directed his detectives to trace the location of the missing container and arrest both the importer and others connected with the importation within 24 hours. The search for the container which came on the heels of wanton killings in the country by suspected herdsmen and kidnappers dressed in military camouflage has placed both the police and customs officials on a collision course after CP Okoye vowed to get to the root of the matter.
Vanguard learned that the container loaded with military camouflage uniforms and other dangerous items passed through the terminal operation at the Port last Friday but all efforts to block it by police detectives acting on intelligence information failed. It was gathered that before the container disappeared from the port, policemen promptly informed the Commissioner of the move and he swiftly gave directives through a letter, that it should not be cleared pending thorough checks. However, according to sources, after receiving the letter, Port officials at the terminal allegedly cleared the container claiming later that they contacted Marine Police before clearing the container. They alleged that the container had already left the Port before they received the letter from Police.

Piqued by this development, CP Okoye, reportedly contacted his counterpart at the Marine, who denied knowledge of the clearance. Based on this development, sources said, the CP directed his men to get all facts relating to the container including the identity of the importer and those involved in its illegal clearance within 24 hours. Vanguard gathered that the police bent on recovering the container, rounded up all those involved in its importation on suspicion that they might be the gang that masterminded the importation of dangerous weapons seized at the Port, not long ago. According to the source: “All the officials at the Port involved in the deal are feeding fat on this and they believe that nobody can stop them from doing this dirty and dangerous business. Their dirty deal is what is contributing to the presence of dangerous weapons including the AK47 being used by herdsmen and deadly kidnappers.”

  • Source : vanguard

Numerous Policemen killed as militant resumes attack in Niger Delta Creeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Pirates Kill Policemen In Bayelsa State

 

At least two policemen attached to the marine department of the Nigerian Police were shot dead Monday night by gunmen suspected to be sea pirates
According to reports the incident happened at the riverside town of Ogbia in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

 

Details Shortly……

Fulani herdsmen killings will continue if – Ijaw youths warns


The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has said that herdsmen killings across the country will continue until Nigeria is restructured.
IYC spokesman, Henry Iyalla, in a statement on Monday, decried the upsurge in the killing of innocent citizens by herdsmen.
It condemned the massacre in Benue, Adamawa, Southern Kaduna, Taraba, Ondo and Ekiti state and accused the Buhari government of playing politics with human lives.
“It is disheartening to see that while the lives of women and children are lost daily, the Federal Government is busy playing politics with security”, the statement noted.

 

“The statement by some Northern governors that those calling for restructuring are living in the past and the insensitive statement of the Vice President appointed to chair investigations into herdsmen attack, calling for unity instead of addressing the issues at hand, make it obvious that the Federal Government is paying lip service to the issues of security.
“The unity of Nigeria cannot be achieved when the lives of cows seem more important to the Federal Government than the lives of Nigerian citizens.
“Otherwise, why will the government be focused on taking lands from others to give to herdsmen who are doing their private business?
“We note with dismay that the so-called herdsmen are heavily funded, leaving one in doubt if the funds raised from selling cows can afford them the purchase of such heavy arms.
“Farmlands of notable Nigerians like Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, have been burnt with no arrest made. Obviously some evil elements are financing these killings and the Federal Government is doing nothing to stop them.
“It must be made clear that ranches cannot be seen as being the same as colonies, as stated by the Minister of Agriculture. We want to make it clear that no Ijaw land will be given to anyone to run his private business.”

Breaking News: Court Grants Bail To Tim Elombah

An Abuja High Court, Wuse 2 on Tuesday granted bail to Tim Elombah, brother to Daniel Elombah who was unlawfully arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force in Anambra State on New Year’s Day.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Ajoke ordered for his immediate release within 24 hours with one reasonable Surety with
N500,000 in like sum.
The Fundamental right application and N1b damages against the Inspector General of Police and the Nigeria Police Force was filed by Tim’s lawyers on January 10, 2018.
Yesterday, January 22, 2018, marked twenty-one (21) days since the elombah.com editor has been arrested by the Nigerian Police beyond a remand order granted by Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Mpape, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

 

OsunDefender recalls that the elombah.com Editor was arrested alongside his brothers from their family house in Edoji-Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria in the wee hours of New Year’s day.
The online journalists were arrested over an article titled “IGP Ibrahim Idris’s Unending Baggage of Controversies”, written by Ebiowei Dickson on social media network, Instagram and believed to have been published on elombah.com.
We had also informed you that the publisher of elombah.com, was released late Monday night, January 1 but the Editor was remanded in police custody for seven (7) days pending the completion of the police investigation and filing a former charge.
In our report, we stated that Tim might spend more days in detention because there was a plot to get a remand to keep the elombah.com editor for twenty (20) more days.

 

Few hours after the report went viral on social media, the police approached the court seeking an order to remand Tim in prison custody for a period of fourteen (14) days pending the completion of police investigation and filing a former charge but the court only granted seven (7) days to the police to be resumed on January 9, 2018.
The detention of the elombah.com editor expired on Monday, January 7 but the Nigerian Police has continued to detain Mr. Elombah illegally despite requests by both international and local civil organisations for his release.

 

SOURCE: OSUN DEFENDER

OUTRAGE SPARKED AS APC SENATOR COMMISSIONS ELECTRIC POLE IN HIS CONSTITUENCY. (Photos)

Just when Nigerians thought they’ve seen it all, comes this shocker. The senator representing Niger South senatorial district of Niger State, Senator Mustapha Sani Mohammed, has shocked Nigerians especially citizens of Niger state after commissioning an electric pole recently in his senatorial district. The electric pole commissioning saw notable dignitaries in the community and other villagers in attendance.

BREAKING!!! Youths Set Ablaze Residences of APC Senator, Reps Seeking Re-election Over Unfulfilled Campaign Promises

Some angry youths on Wednesday set ablaze the residence of Sen. Kabiru Gaya, in Gaya Local Government area of Kano State. The youths also set ablaze the campaign office and poultry farm of the House of Representatives member from the area, Alhaji Abdullahi Mahmoud over unfulfilled campaign promises. 

Buhari Baffled Me – Falae

Previous Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Chief Olu Falae, on Monday communicated dissatisfaction over proceeded with quiet of President Muhammadu Buhari on unending assaults by Fulani herders on ranchers in the nation.

Falae’s homestead, situated at Ilado Community in Akure North Local Government territory of Ondo State, was set burning by men suspected to be herders on Sunday night.

Nigerian Man Killed By His Wife & Her Boyfriend In Cameroon (Graphic Photos)

BREAKING NEWS: TEAM OF NIGERIAN FORCES INVADES A SYNAGOGUE IN ABA & TOOK AWAY THE HIGH PRIEST, WIFE & MEMBERS


The Biafra Post | January 22, 2018
A disturbing news reaching the desk of The Biafra Post from a reliable source now has it that a combined team of the Nigerian forces invaded a Synagogue; OHR Torah Synagogue, 66 Imo Avenue, Power line by Faullks RD Aba around 5pm this evening and took away the High Priest, his wife along with other members in the Synagogue to an undisclosed location.

 

We are calling on the Nigerian government to free our brethren who have committed no crime.

 

By Maryann Chineye Ogbodo – TBP

South-east APC Leaders Beg Buhari To Support Igbo Presidency In 2023

2019: Time Of Imposition Is Gone In PDP – Governor Umahi

HELP!! Biafran Man Dies In Mozambique. Do You Know Him? (Photo)

Photos From APC S’East Leaders’ Meeting With Buhari in AsoRock Today

President Buhari receives in courtesy visit a delegation of some APC Leaders from South East in State House

APC South East: President Buhari with L-R: Representative of Imo State Governor, Deputy Governor of Imo State His Excellency, Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Andy Uba, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu and H.E. Jim Nwobodo Former Governor of Anambra State as he receives in courtesy visit a delegation of some APC Leaders from South East in State House on 22nd Jan 2018.

President Muhammadu Buhari Appoints Chris Baywood, Others Into His Govt

The president and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has appointed renowned magnate and activist Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe as a board chairman; one of over 200 recently appointed, following a statement released by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

NSCDC Officer Killed In Sokoto Gun Battle (Photos)

The Sokoto Command of Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has lost one of its gallant officer who died in the line of duty.

Nafi’u Wamakko, an Assistant Inspector of Corps lost his life as joint security operatives rescued two persons who were kidnapped by suspected armed bandits at Kursa /Gobirawa village in Gandi district of Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Friday, January 19.