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Stop the current genocide against the Igbos in the South-East and parts of the South-South– Igbo Elders tell FG

 Stop the current genocide against the Igbos in the South-East and parts of the South-South? Igbo Elders tell FG

The Igbo Elders Council have accused security agencies of indiscriminately killing Igbo youths in the South-East, in the guise of fighting members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and its security network, Eastern Security Network.

Speaking at a news conference in Abuja today June 11, the chairman of the group and a former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, alleged that dozens of young people, mostly male, are being extrajudicially executed on a daily basis by security operatives in the region.

“We condemn without any reservation the destruction of public properties in the South-East, because it is not in our character to indulge in arson, brigandage.

We believe however that it is not fair and just to use a sledge hammer to kill harmless flies.

Security agencies now indiscriminately invade private homes at odd hours, in the same guise of fishing out presumed IPOB and ESN members.

They arrest men and sometimes shoot innocent and hapless youths.

We therefore call on President Muhamamdu Buhari, the United Nations, the European Union, African Union, ECOWAS, to take urgent and necessary action to stop the current genocide against the Igbos in the South-East and parts of the South-South.” Ezeife said

 

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Busi Mkhumbuzi Pooe Is The Young South African Activist Passionate About Youth Empowerment And Entrepreneurship

Busi Mkhumbuzi Pooe is a South African social entrepreneur.

Busi Mkhumbuzi Pooe gained the attention of the world in 2020 when she took centre stage as programme director of the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by President Barack Obama.

An activist in her maiden days, Pooe once organised a protest through the streets of Johannesburg with girls wearing miniskirts made of recycled materials, speaking truth to power.

It is this activist in her she continues to pursue even in her entrepreneurship journey. in 2020, she famously shared the stage with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, former US president Barack Obama, former South African first lady Graça Machel and South African entrepreneur Patrice Motsepe at the 16th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture hosted in Johannesburg.

The likes of businessman Richard Branson, former UN Secretary-Generals Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan were seated among the 15,000 in the stadium as Pooe hosted the event, inspiring thousands.

She is currently the co-founder of Tshimong, a social enterprise providing both the public and the private sector with services such as debating, public-speaking and leadership training programs in line with various social responsibility objectives.

Pooe is passionate about the youth, and together with her co-founder, have partnered with a number of organizations to empower 3,000 youth in the last two years.

They plan to create an academy and curriculum specializing in debate-training for South African youth. Using her voice as a tool and her entrepreneurship as her journey, she is well on her way to influencing more youth as a global activist.

“Debating is a powerful, but unrecognized tool, that is uniquely suited to prepare any child for the world that does not exist yet,” she says.

As Co-Founder and CEO of Tshimong, she has been recognised by Forbes Africa 30 Under 30, Africa Youth Awards 100 Most Influential Young Africans, Standard Bank Top Women Awards, Startup State of the Nation Address Awards, and Inside Education.


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June 12 Protest: Police re-arrest Agba Jalingo

June 12 Protest: Police re-arrest Agba Jalingo

Agba Jalingo, a rights activist and newspaper publisher has been arrested by police in Calabar, Cross River State, ahead of the nationwide protest on June 12. 

Cross River Watch reported that Agba was arrested at the police headquarters in Calabar on Friday June 11, where he went to honour an invitation by the Commissioner of Police in the State, Kayode Sikiru.

It was gathered that he was invited by the police to discuss the planned nationwide June 12 protest which he was said to be coordinating in the state. After the discussion ended, he was reportedly referred to another officer who informed him that the police had received a petition of him being an arms dealer. 

Police spokesperson in Cross River State, Irene Ugbo said; 

“There was a petition against him that he is a member of drug dealers, so we called him to question him.

“He is still writing his stuff (response to the petition). When he finishes we’ll let him go if we find him not wanting.”

Agba had earlier been arrested and arraigned in court by the Cross River state government after he published an article in 2020, alleging that Governor Ben Ayade could not account for N500 million belonging to the Cross River State Government. He was accused then of terrorism and treasonable felony. 

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KOKOnista Of The Day: Busi Mkhumbuzi Pooe Is The Young South African Activist Passionate About Youth Empowerment And Entrepreneurship

Busi Mkhumbuzi Pooe is a South African social entrepreneur.

Busi Mkhumbuzi Pooe gained the attention of the world in 2018 when she took centre stage as programme director of the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by President Barack Obama.

An activist in her maiden days, Pooe once organised a protest through the streets of Johannesburg with girls wearing miniskirts made of recycled materials, speaking truth to power.

It is this activist in her she continues to pursue even in her entrepreneurship journey. in 2019, she famously shared the stage with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, former US president Barack Obama, former South African first lady Graça Machel and South African entrepreneur Patrice Motsepe at the 16th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture hosted in Johannesburg.

The likes of businessman Richard Branson, former UN Secretary-Generals Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan were seated among the 15,000 in the stadium as Pooe hosted the event, inspiring thousands.

She is currently the co-founder of Tshimong, a social enterprise providing both the public and the private sector with services such as debating, public-speaking and leadership training programs in line with various social responsibility objectives.

Pooe is passionate about the youth, and together with her co-founder, have partnered with a number of organizations to empower 3,000 youth in the last two years.

They plan to create an academy and curriculum specializing in debate-training for South African youth. Using her voice as a tool and her entrepreneurship as her journey, she is well on her way to influencing more youth as a global activist.

“Debating is a powerful, but unrecognized tool, that is uniquely suited to prepare any child for the world that does not exist yet,” she says.

As Co-Founder and CEO of Tshimong, she has been recognised by Forbes Africa 30 Under 30, Africa Youth Awards 100 Most Influential Young Africans, Standard Bank Top Women Awards, Startup State of the Nation Address Awards, and Inside Education.


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Only the national assembly can handle the issue of restructuring

Only the national assembly can handle the issue of restructuring - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that only the national assembly can take care of the issue of restructuring or true federalism. 

The President who said this on Friday June 11 while receiving members of the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) led by Co-Chairmen, Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar and President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Supo Ayokunle at the State House, Abuja, stated that the issue of restructuring remain a constitutional matter. 

He said; 

“On the contentious issue of restructuring or true federalism or devolution of powers, like you all know, this is a constitutional matter with which only the National Assembly can deal.

“I remain an unapologetic believer in devolving power to the people and that is why I signed the Executive Order granting autonomy to State Legislature and Judiciary.

“Unfortunately, this was met with some resistance at the state level and led to a more than two months strike action that has cost the country a lot of pain.

“Luckily, the National Assembly has nearly completed the constitutional review process, which I hope would address some of the burning issues agitating the minds of our people.’’

The President also disclosed that they have arrested some of the financiers of criminal elements who also supply them with arms. He said their prosecution has been stalled by the just called off strike by judicial workers. 

Buhari said; 

“Fortunately, this strike has been called off and prosecution of some of these people would soon commence, while our security agencies expand their network in closing in on the others. 

“We remain committed to quickly pushing this dark side of our history behind us and we are currently making sure that funding would not hamper our efforts.

“Besides the imperative to abide by democratic processes is the important aspect of support of the citizenry to the security agencies by providing relevant and timely information.

“I must confess that I am more pained than anyone can imagine with the on-going security challenges because, like you noted during your meeting, they have increased the hunger, pain and anger in the land.”

He also disclosed that some funds were approved for security agencies at the last Federal Executive Council meeting. He said the money will be put to judicious use.

Buhari added; 

“As I mentioned yesterday, in Lagos, we would not relent in our efforts at clearing these criminals from all parts of our land including the forests.”

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Serwaa Amihere lists 7 things that any man who wants to come into her life must be ready to do for her

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Ghanaian broadcaster Serwaa Amihere has given a list of the things she would love to see the man she will welcome into her life do for her.

According to her, this man should be ready to listen to her, give her unconditional love and ensure that her emotional needs are met.

Sharing the list on social media, Serwaa Amihere [single at 36] believes if she could get a man who is ready to perform these roles, she would be the happiest women on earth.

Check Out Her List Below:

1, Someone who will text me when he gets home

2, Someone who will send me good morning texts like “Good morning, I hope you slept well”

3, Someone who will be concerned about how her day has been going and make efforts to find out

4, A listening person. Someone who will say “Can we sit and talk about this?’

5, Someone who will be patient with her and be ready to support her emotionally and intellectually.

6, Someone who will be proud of her and make a conscious effort to make her feel better about herself.

7, Someone she could receive hugs of assurance from.

So, if you are interested in Serwaa Amohere, you should be ready to meet and deliver the aforementioned requirements. In a nutshell, she needs someone who will make her feel loved.

Serwaa Amihere is part of a crop of Ghanaian female celebrities who are yet to get married although they look ready and prepared for it. Names like Delay, Lydia Forson, Jessica Opare Saforo readily comes to mind. CHECK THE FULL LIST HERE

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Suspect arrested for allegedly defiling 4-year-old girl still in custody

 Suspect arrested for allegedly defiling 4-year-old girl still in custody - Delta Police

The suspect

The Delta State Police Command has debunked the rumours that a suspect,Louis Okandeji, who was arrested for alleged defilement has been released. 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 11, said Okandeji was arrested for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old girl in Ogunu community, Warri. 

Edafe said the suspect is still in police custody contrary to the rumours being circulated on social media, adding that the case under investigation. 

“The attention of the Command as been drawn to a recent online publication credited to one Joe Israel in various social media platforms alleging that the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri released one Louis Okandeji who was arrested for allegedly defiling a three year old girl(name withheld) in Ogunu community, Warri Delta state,” he stated.

“The Command wishes to state clearly that, the victim is 4years old and not 3yrs as alleged by the publisher. The said Suspect LOUIS OKANDEJI ‘m’ 34yrs was arrested for the offence of defilement on 1st June 2021, after the mother of the victim reported at ‘A’ Division Warri that her daughter who is 4yrs old was allegedly defiled on the 1st of may 2021 by the said suspect. At no time did the Police release the alleged suspect as he is still in custody. Case is currently under investigation.

“Members of the public are urged to ignore any report contrary to the fact stated above, as such post is only aimed at discrediting the image of the Command by some disgruntled elements who are only bent on sabotaging the effort of the Delta State Police Command and also put the image of the Police in a bad light

“The CP urges online media handlers and other publishers to always contact the Delta State Police public relations officer for clarification before publishing their stories that bothers on police and security so that wrong information will not be passed to members of the public.

“While also warning those faceless groups without any professional ethics whose goal is to pull down the the good effort of the command, as the command will ensure that those who derive pleasure in spreading fake news are arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.’ he added. 

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“I am where I am today because Sarkodie blessed me with a verse” – Mr Drew 

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Ghanaian singer Mr Drew has expressed profound gratitude to rapper Sarkodie for the contribution he has made towards his music career.

According to the “Let Me Know” hitmaker, his career as a singer took an upward turn after Sarkodie blessed him with a verse.

Mr Drew has attributed his steady rise to the top to the influence of Sarkodie and the decision of the Sarkcess CEO to hop onto his track and make it a hit.

This genuine expression of gratitude from Mr Drew comes in the wake of an allegation flying from singer Nautyca alleging that Sarkodie has taken his works without the appropriate permission.

But Mr Drew, just like, many other musicians Sarkodie has put on, says he will forever remain indebted to what the rapper has done and the Midas touch he added to their respective careers.

Mr Drew’s “Dwe” track became an instant hit in 2020 after Sarkodie was featured on it alongside Krymi. That was the beginning of bigger things to come for Mr Drew who in 2021 has over three hit songs already: “Let Me Know” “This Year” “Mood” etc and has featured on several projects.

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Fatimah Seen In The Arms Of Another Guy Despite Getting A Date On DateRush

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Fatimah of DateRush fame has sparked controversy after Photos of her in the arms of another man popped up on social media.

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Our investigation team traced the photos to Fatima’s Instagram page where she posted the photos somewhere in 2020.

From the photos, Fatimah looked happy and was all smiles as the unknown man was carrying her.

This makes us wonder if Fatimah was already in a relationship before going to DateRush where she was hooked up with Bismark (a participant on the show).

When Fatimah was interviewed by Deloris Frimpong Manso on the Delay show recently, she disclosed that it has been at least five years since she dated a man.

However, these photos seems to prove otherwise.

Anyway checkout the photos below and share your thoughts with us.

Fatimah and her date Bismark

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Kidnapped UNIJOS lecturer regains freedom

Update: Kidnapped UNIJOS lecturer regains freedom

Dr. Dan Ella, a senior lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Jos has regained freedom after being abducted by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday June 8. 

He was abducted after gunmen attacked his residence located near Haske quarters in Lamingo community, Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

Ella was seen on Thursday night along Jos-Bauchi road after his abductors released him. Chairman of the University of Jos branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Lazarus Maigoro who confirmed Ella’s release in Jos on Friday June 11, asked authorities to find a solution to issue of lecturers in the university being kidnapped. 

Maigoro said; 

“I can confirm to you that our abducted colleague has been released and we thank God for him regaining his freedom.

“But we are not happy over what is happening because this is the fourth time our colleagues were abducted within this year.

“There have been security meetings and yet these abductions keep reoccurring. Early this year, one staff was kidnapped right inside the university quarters. Those in their private residence outside the quarters are not safe either. How do you explain this kind of situation?”

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Prophet Ajagurajah spotted with gun in his room and people are wondering why a man of God who tells members to call on God for protections owns gun

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Apparently, Prophet Ajagurajah owns a gun for protection but somehow manages to convince his church members to call on God and his heavenly angels to protect them when their security is under threat.

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That is is the unanimous consensus netizens, essentially those who are non-religious, are saying after they spotted a gun shielded in his room in a photo sighted on his Instagram page.

The ultimate question we want to ask you is that is it cool for a pastor or man of God to own a gun while giving out stickers, anointing oil, and other paraphernalia to church members for protection?

Kindly take note that this is actually a general question (Ajagurajah doesn’t sell oil and all that) and we would be happy if you share your thoughts with us in the comment section of our Facebook page.

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Defend yourselves against bandits – Governor Matawalle tells Zamfara residents

Defend yourselves against bandits - Governor Matawalle tells Zamfara residents

Governor Bello Matawalle has told residents of Zamfara state to defend themselves against bandit attacks. 

Speaking during a special prayer session to mark the second year anniversary of his administration, Matawalle said the directive became necessary to draw teams of agile youths that would be saddled with the responsibility of crushing criminals.

He said; 

“The insecurity situation has defied solution, as such people should defend themselves.

“I am calling on the people of the state to defend themselves if the bandits attack them.

“My government has approved that whenever the bandits attack you, don’t wait for the security personnel to come to your rescue. You should rise up and protect yourselves.

“My government has also planned to recruit locals from each community who will be in charge of monitoring their villages to ensure that bandits don’t attack them.

“I’m calling on the traditional rulers and community leaders to make sure that only people of proven integrity are recruited.”

The Zamfara state Governor also called on the traditional rulers to fish out the bad eggs in their communities that were conniving with the bandits.

Matawalle added; 

“The communities should be watchful and fish out criminal elements among them. This is to ensure that wolves in sheep’s clothing are weeded out of the system.

“There are some people who take delight in these brutal attacks by the armed men. If you think you have no hands in these heinous acts come out with a clean heart and swear by Almighty Allah as I have been doing.

“Securing the lives and property of every one in the state remains my number one priority and we will continue to pursue all legitimate means to make sure that we restore peace in our troubled communities.”

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Watch Live: Turkey vs Italy – UEFA EURO 2020 (VIDEO)

Watch Live: Turkey vs Italy – UEFA EURO 2020 (VIDEO)

Watch live Turkey vs Italy in the EUFA EURO 2020 competition that is ongoing right now.

Today’s game is between Turkey vs Italy.

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Watch Live: Turkey vs Italy – UEFA EURO 2020 (VIDEO)

It is a group stage game. The Group A match.

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See What Prophet Odumeje Was Caught Doing To A Reverend Sister That Got People Talking (VIDEO)

Popular prophet, Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere popularly known as Odumeje is in the news again over a deliverance session he recently conducted on a Reverend Sister.

Odumeje, who is the overseer of the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry, is seen in the video below ‘mounting’ the Reverend sister who is laid flat on the bare floor.

See What Prophet Odumeje Was Caught Doing To A Reverend Sister That Got People Talking (VIDEO)

The controversial clergy man is noted for his unorthodox methods of healing and exorcism of supposedly demon-possessed individuals. The video has generated a lot of reactions on social media and has since gone viral.

Proper Kalabar wrote on Twitter: “Religion is the primary major cause of blindness and poverty in Africa”

Another Twitter user, Ezigbo Mmadu wrote: “This man na content creator abeg. Nollywood producers, supposed to partner with him.”

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It’s unfair to say Twitter ban was because Buhari’s tweet was deleted

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that it is unfair to say that the decision to ban Twitter’s operation in the country was because President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet was deleted. 

The Minister who appeared on an NTA programme on Friday June 11, said the decision was taken over the promotion of views that could cause division in the country by the social media platform. 

Mohammed also insisted that other social media platforms operating in Nigeria will have to first register with the Corporate Affairs Commission and then apply for licensing with the NBC. 

“People have tried to say Twitter was suspended because they deleted the president’s message. I think that is very unfair. We were very clear in what we said. We were very unambiguous that if any platform continues to promote the views of those who want Nigeria to be divided, we will suspend their operations. 

“Secondly, we went ahead to say that henceforth, all OTT — over the top — and other social media platforms operating in Nigeria will have to first register with the Corporate Affairs Commission then apply for licensing with the NBC, that is the broadcasting commission.

“We gave the reason that this has become the platform of choice for [a] separatist leader in particular, who stays comfortably in Europe and directs people to attack the symbols of our sovereignty — the symbols of government authorities.”

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(+VIDEO) Lady Weeps After Her Relationship Of Two Years Ends In Maximum Tears

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A beautiful lady who has invested two years of her life into a relationship with a man has lamented about how sad things turned.

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In the video shared via Facebook, the lady is seen crying Bitterly that after being with her boyfriend for two years, he decided to end the relationship with no reason at all.

Watch the sad video below;

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UK TO Donate Over 100M Surplus COVID-19 Vaccine Dose TO Poor Countries

After US President Joe Biden promised to donate 500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to poor and middle-income countries, Boris Johnson has also announced that the UK will start donating coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries in the next few weeks.

More than 100 million surplus doses will be delivered in the next year, he announced ahead of the G7 summit.

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UK TO Donate Over 100M Surplus COVID-19 Vaccine Dose TO Poor Countries

According to him, five million doses will be given by the UK by the end of September, with 25 million by the end of the year.

Now to my question, was it okay for Ghana to purchase vaccines for the price they did when UK and USA are giving out free ones?

I welcome your views in the comment section below or visit OccupyGh.com for more related stories.

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Mother Arrested For Abusing Her Daughter While Brushing Her Teeth

A Nigerian woman has been arrested for abusing her daughter one early morning while brushing her teeth.

The video was luckily taken by a neighbor who felt the situation was getting out of hand.

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Mother Arrested For Abusing Her Daughter While Brushing Her Teeth

The Nigerian police, Family Support Unit, at Sango Ota in Ogun State, went to the location given online alongside the video of the assault.

The mother was picked up and her children have been rescued.

“The police has done an amazing job… The kids are safe,” Philanthropist, Yolanda George-David said in an update.

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Masked Armed Galamsey Workers Threaten Nana Addo With Gun Not To Interfere With Their Work (VIDEO)

A clique of masked armed Galamsey workers has been spotted in a new video as they go about their Galamsey business.

The video however seems to be a message to Nana Akufo-Addo and his government to stay away from interfering with their Galamsey business.

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Masked Galamsey Workers Threaten Nana Addo With Gun Not To Interfere With Their Work (VIDEO)

The video sighted by OccupyGh.com captures three workers and a cameraman behind the scene being taking shots as they go about the banned form of mining for gold.

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The Nigerian mother filmed abusing her daughter while brushing her teeth has been apprehended

The Nigerian mother filmed abusing her daughter while brushing her teeth has been apprehended

The woman seen abusing her daughter while helping her brush her teeth in a viral video has been apprehended.

The Nigerian police, Family Support Unit, at Sango Ota in Ogun State went to the location given online alongside the video of the assault.

The mother was picked up and her children have been rescued.

“The police has done an amazing job… The kids are safe,” Philanthropist, Yolanda George-David said in an update.