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By Anolu Vincent, Owerri

 A group known as Oguta Human Rights Monitoring Committee has been set up in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State to monitor reported cases of Human Rights abuses in the area with particular emphases on voluntary principles (VPS).

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been charged with treason in a court in Abuja.

The Punch reports that Kanu, the founder of Radio Biafra, was arraigned in court on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 on treason charges and other offences bordering on his agitation for the secession of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.

The immediate past Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Dele Olugbemi, has reiterated his unflinching support for the State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

Olugbemi, who admitted that he had disagreement with the governor over certain issue, which made him to reject his appointment as commissioner in the State House of Assembly Service Commission,

 

All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain and Niger Delta activist, Chief Ayiri Emami, has raised alarm over an alleged threat to his life by unknown persons suspected to have masterminded multiple attack on oil and gas installations around Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

The start of deliberations on the 2016 Appropriation Bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari pitched members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly against each other along party lines on Wednesday, with the opposition calling on the federal government to withdraw the document.

By Conor Gaffey

European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Chief, Federica Mogherini, has told pro-Biafrans calling for independence that any form of self-determination must be achieved “in accordance with established international law,” Nigerian news site Naij reported on Tuesday.

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