30 May 2016

12 Things You Should Know About The Biafra Struggle



As today marks the 49th year anniversary of the famous Biafra state struggle,INFORMATION NIGERIA bring to you in this piece 12 things you should know about the Biafra struggle

Fayose Unfit To Hold “Sensitive Position” Like VP – Sheriff



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The factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has opened up on the power play behind his alleged removal from office by the party’s governors.

OYO STATE DEMOCRACY DAY MESSAGE FROM GOV.ISIAKA AJIMOBI-VIDEO



Esabod conversion with the Gov and the speaker of the Oyo State house this morning. Gov Isiaka Ajimobi is a pleasant man to dialogue with. I asked several questions about the situation in Ibadan. My 1st Question. Worker's salaries, he agreed and promised to sort it out.

DAKORE AKANDE REVEALS SEXY PART OF HER BELLY



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Nollywood actress, Dakore Akande, is just so pretty any day and with her slim body structure, she will always slay any outfit given to her.
With good care gotten from her family and good workout, the actress has been able to keep fit even after two kids and she still looks sexy.

Jonathan’s conceding defeat shocked me, says Buhari



One year after the 2015 Presidential elections and assumption in office, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared that he was shocked that former President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to him.

SEE 28 YEAR OLD LADY WHO GOT MARRIED TO 78YEAR OLD SOULMATE



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A picture of a 28 year old lady who wedded her 78 year old soulmate in Kogi State, has emerged with many wondering what joy she derives.
Like the popular saying, age is just number but true love conquers all, maybe she does not find the real love she deserves in younger guys so she went for someone who has tasted life and know what it is to care and protect a woman.

HOW ALIBABA ESCAPED BEING BEATEN BY LATE ABACHA’S SECURITIES



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Veteran Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba, sure knows when to make people laugh out of their predicament which can only last for a while but sometimes not being careful can be very hurt.
The comedian, made a joke of himself recently after sharing a picture of himself with Al Mustapha, fromer aide to late General Sani Abacha, on how they became close friends.

Australian MP says woman snatched by crocodile was 'stupid' to go swimming at night



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A woman killed by a crocodile in northern Australia has been criticised for her “stupidity” by a local MP who criticised her decision to swim at night at a notoriously dangerous beach.

Shameless Married Woman Caught Servicing Her Husband's Friend-See Leaked Photo + Video



Shameless Married Woman Caught Servicing Her Husband's Friend......See Leaked Photo + Video
When a married woman lose her self respect to the extent of having s3x with her husband’s friend, then you should know that something is wrong. Big shame! Secret pictures were leaked after the woman was secretly recording servicing her neighbour and also her

See How Saudi Authorities Executes A Nigerian Man For Brutally Killing A Policeman (Photo)



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A Nigerian man living in Saudi Arabia has been executed by authorities for strangling to death a Saudi policeman.
Saudi authorities put to death a Nigerian on Sunday after convicting him of murdering a policeman, the latest in a surge of executions that has drawn concern from human rights groups.

SO SAD!! Young Dad's Last Facebook Post Before His Death Is So Touching



This is really scary...the young dad saw his death with his eyes, even spent a few minutes to call his family, took a photo from his death spot and did a post on Facebook before the worst happened.

PDP OTI E LE: Please Have Mercy on Olisa Metuh; PDP Begs




Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has begged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to look into the continuous refusal of travel leave to the party’s national spokesperson, Olisa Metuh.

Metuh, who is currently on trial for allegedly collecting N400m and another millions of Dollars from the office of the National Security Adviser, had been appealing to the court in order for him to travel abroad for medical treatment.

EFCC Recovers Another N900m From Jonathan’s Brother



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered N900million from Mr. Waripamowei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

A reliable source at the EFCC told disclosed on Sunday that the money was found in one of Dudafa’s accounts, which was immediately frozen.

Girl Shares Pics of Her Face after She Got Multiple Slaps from Monalisa's Ex-Husband



Lounge manager, Linda Dominguez who accused Monalisa Chinda's ex-husband, Lanre Nzeribe of giving hot slaps about three times over N8,000 has released photos of her injury.

Photos from Davido's Elder Sister's Lavish Wedding In Dubai



Davido's elder sister Coco Adeleke's and sweetheart Caleb had their white wedding in Dubai on Sunday. It was an expensive ceremony. We wish the couple happy married life. See more photos...











Reuben Abati ties the knot with wife for a second time



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On May 28, 2016, the spokesperson to immediate-past Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Adeleye Abati tied the marital knots with his wife Lara in Ibadan for the second time.


We gathered, it was a traditional wedding that attracted very important personalities from the immediate past administration.

We hear they met in 2009 and since then it has been a rosy love story for them. Lara was the one who planned Reuben Abati’s mother’s burial in 2014.

Your mum's tongue needs to be cut off - Ronke Oshodi Oke and fan exchange words!



A while ago, actress Ronke Oshodi-Oke posted a photo of herself and her Colleague Adunni Ade and a fan mocked the busty actress for sticking out her tongue....well, he fan got an unexpected answer, lol.

Heartbreaking story of Nigerian woman whose kidney was illegally harvested in Italy



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Hers is one of the many pathetic stories from Nigerians in the Diaspora. And it is a story that will bring tears to many eyes.

Ms Julie Osamese felt a little feverish when she walked into the Ospedale Maria Vittoria Cibrario Hospital in Turin, Italy sometime in November 2008. Her only complaint was a slight increase in body temperature, and that she explained to the doctor who attended to her. Tests were conducted, following which she was given medication to use and instructed to return for evaluation after a week.

Falana, Rewane, others react as Buhari fails to name looters



Some legal practitioners and economists have expressed support for the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil the names of looters and the amount of looted assets so far recovered.
The President, had, in an interview in London, while attending the anti-corruption summit organised by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently, promised to disclose the figure in his Democracy Day address to the nation.
Buhari, however, on Sunday, dashed the hopes of millions of Nigerians who were waiting to be told how much his administration had so far recovered from individuals and firms accused of looting the nation’s treasury.
In his nationwide address to mark his one year in office on Sunday, Buhari failed to disclose the figure as promised.
Rather, the President promised Nigerians that the Ministry of Information and Culture would be publishing the details which he said would be updated periodically.
He simply said “significant amount of assets” had been recovered.
Buhari promised that when forfeiture formalities were completed, the money would be put in the nation’s treasury and be spent transparently to fund developmental projects.
The President said, “The processes of recovery can be tedious and time-consuming, but today, I can confirm that thus far, significant amount of assets have been recovered. A considerable portion of these are at different stages of recovery.
“Full details of the status and categories of the assets will now be published by the Ministry of Information and updated periodically.”
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, and Lagos-based lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, said on Sunday that Buhari’s directive to the Minister of Information to release details of the looted funds periodically, was in order.
In separate telephone interviews with one of our correspondents, the human rights lawyers believed the President’s directive the ministry was the best approach.
“That is the correct approach because it is an ongoing process,” Falana said.
But the Executive Secretary of Anti-corruption Network, Ebenezer Oyetakin, said Buhari’s speech did not meet the expectations of most Nigerians, who expected him to name the corrupt elements as he promised.
Oyetakin stated that the people also expected some shake-up in the structure of government, adding that disappointment occurred because people thought that Buhari would never say what he would not do.
He added, “He must embrace immediately a single policy that is capable of disarming the moneybags, who uses their stolen wealth to sponsor destabilisation projects. He must as a matter of urgency and courage deflates such people immediately before they rocked his government.”
Ogunye said he would not have expected the President “to be reeling out names of looters in his Democracy Day speech”.
He said, “The President cannot be reeling out the names of looters in his speech because there is no way he will give details of the recovered loot without giving the names of the looters or from whom what amount was recovered.
“It is the duty of the Minister of Information to speak for the government. The strategy adopted by the President is the best.”
Falana however said the Buhari administration had yet to address “some inbuilt leakages” in government’s funds.
He argued that the government needed to mobilise other anti-corruption agencies in the country in the fight against graft, contending that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was already overwhelmed by the huge number of cases it was contending with.
He said, “The other anti-graft agencies ought to be reorganised. More importantly, the government should mobilise the Nigerian people to own and take over the fight against corruption.”
Falana stated that the Buhari administration’s fire brigade approach would not solve the current economic crisis in the country.
He said, “The economy cannot be fixed through the fire brigade approach of the government. Why should the Central Bank of Nigeria be wasting the country’s scarce foreign reserves on the importation of consumer goods for our pampered elite?
“The goods produced by companies funded by the bank are not patronised because imported ones are cheaper.
“Why has the CBN not increased duties on imported goods, which can be produced locally? In some of our neighbouring countries, public officers wear locally produced dresses. Can’t the government lead by example?”
Also, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, said, “He is not going to mention it (list of looters) in a broadcast. The President said ‘the government’; he didn’t say he would mention it himself.
“So, the government will still mention it.”
On the plan to keep the Naira exchange rate steady, Rewane stated, “It is a national wish. Every government strives for currency stability. But the markets are the ones that determine the value. So, I think the President is coming to terms with the fact that markets work in a modern-day economy, and what the government can do is to strive to make sure that it is stable within the parameters of market forces.”
On his part, Prof. Sheriffdeen Tella of the Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, said, “About the three or four days ago, the EFCC chairman was asked and he said they were still compiling the list and that some money was just coming in, which has not been properly recorded. So, that could be responsible for the delay.’’
Tella, who described the President’s speech as inspiring, said, “He knew that he has not done much, and he couldn’t have done much within the given time, considering the magnitude of what he met on the ground.
“My only concern is that you put money into the economy and you find that all the things you are going to buy are imported. If they are leading to improvement in local production, I think it will be good for us.’’
Tella stressed the need for a national plan to drive the growth and development of the economy.
Buhari again read the Riot Act to the Niger Delta Avengers, who have been vandalising pipelines in the Niger Delta, saying the perpetrators and their sponsors would be apprehended and brought to justice.
He said his administration was committed to implementing the United Nations Environment Programme report and was advancing clean-up operations.
“The recent spate of attacks by militants disrupting oil and power installations will not distract us from engaging leaders in the region in addressing the Niger Delta problems.
“If the militants and vandals are testing our resolve, they are much mistaken. We shall apprehend the perpetrators and their sponsors and bring them to justice,” the President vowed.
Buhari described his one year in office as “a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements.”
He accused the previous government of not saving for a rainy day when there was oil boom and leaving critical infrastructure in decrepit state.
The President said, “The past years have witnessed huge flows of oil revenues. From 2010, average oil prices were $100 per barrel. But economic and security conditions were deteriorating.
“We campaigned and won the election on the platform of restoring security, tackling corruption and restructuring the economy.
“On our arrival, the oil price had collapsed to as low as $30 per barrel and we found nothing had been kept for a rainy day. Oil prices have been declining since 2014 but due to the neglect of the past, the country was not equipped to halt the economy from declining.”
The President said the measures to be taken might lead to hardships.
Buhari added, “We resolve to keep the Naira steady, as in the past, devaluation had done dreadful harm to the Nigerian economy. Furthermore, I supported the monetary authorities’ decision to ensure alignment between monetary policy and fiscal policy.
“We shall keep a close look at how the recent measures affect the Naira and the economy. But we cannot get away from the fact that a strong currency is predicated on a strong economy.
“And a strong economy pre-supposes an industrial productive base and a steady export market. The measures we must take, may lead to hardships.”
The President stated that his administration identified 43,000 ‘ghost’ workers, therefore saving the government N4.2bn in salaries.
Apart from making savings, Buhari said his administration had changed the way public money was spent.
The President explained the rationale behind the recent increase in fuel price to N145 per litre, describing the decision as painful.
Buhari added, “It is even more painful for me that a major producer of crude oil with four refineries that once exported refined products is today having to import all of its domestic needs. This is what corruption and mismanagement have done to us and that is why we must fight these ills.”
He said the policy measures and actions taken so far by his administration should not be seen as some experiment in governance, stressing that he was fully aware that the vested interests, who had held Nigeria back for so long, would not give up without a fight.
“They will sow divisions, sponsor vile press criticisms at home and abroad, incite the public in an effort to create chaos rather than relinquish the vice-like grip they have held on Nigeria,” he said.
The President said the economic misfortune the nation was experiencing in the shape of very low oil prices had provided his government with an opportunity to restructure the economy and diversify.
He said his administration was in the process of promoting agriculture, livestock, exploiting solid mineral resources and expanding industrial and manufacturing base.
Buhari expressed delight in the return of two of the abducted Chibok girls, saying he had been in agony over the fate of the over 200 girls kidnapped in their school in Borno State in 2014.

Suspect steals motorcycle during Foursquare Sunday service



The congregation at the Foursquare Gospel Church, Magboro, Ogun State, were stunned on Sunday after a suspected thief sneaked into the church and stole a motorcycle belonging to one of the worshippers.
But for the alertness of security guards on the church premises, the suspect would have escaped with the motorcycle.
The guards were said to have mobilised some other motorcycle riders in the church, who gave the suspect a chase and arrested him as he was about riding onto the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Upon his arrest, the suspect, who identified himself as Raymon and later Ramoni, said he took to robbery because he was hungry.
Policemen from the Ibafo division were later invited to take him away.
A member of the church, Ogungbola Adenekan, said the incident happened around 1pm while the men’s fellowship was on.
He said, “The service was about rounding off when some ushers who knew the owner of the motorcycle came into the church. They asked the man if he gave anybody permission to take his motorcycle away and he said no.
“We immediately asked some of our brethren with motorcycles to chase the suspect. Some commercial motorcyclists also joined them. He was about to ride the motocycle onto the expressway when he was caught by the members who went after him. They brought him back to the church.
“He had disconnected some of the wires in the motorcycle. He found a way to start it without any noise. He had sneaked into the church and acted as if he was a member.”
The suspect, who reportedly gave conflicting information about himself, allegedly claimed to be from the Mowe/Ibafo area of Ogun State.
He reportedly identified himself as Raymon, Ramoni, among other fictitious names he gave, saying he was a barber and it was his first time of committing a crime.
Asked why he decided to go to the house of God to steal a motorcycle, he said, “It is because I am hungry. My job is not bringing in enough money to cater to my family members.”
Another member of the church, Sam Adebowale, said the suspect could have been lynched, but for the intervention of the church leadership.
He said, “The motorcyclists in the area were angry that while they were working hard, somebody had the boldness to steal. They had started flogging him and wanted to lynch him, but we stopped them.
“One of our church leaders, who is a senior police officer, alerted the police from the Ibafo division and they came to whisk him away.”
Adebowale, who claimed that such a thing had never happened in the church, said the church would increase security in and around its premises.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident.
He said, “The suspect gave his name as Dare Amos, 24 years, from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. He said he resides in Mushin, Lagos State. He went to the church to steal a motorcycle around 12.10pm. We have recovered the motorcycle from him and the case is under investigation.”

Bricklayer kills friend for refusing to charge phone



A bricklayer, Demola Wasiu, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing his friend, Lekan Omotosho, 27.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Wasiu, an indigene of Ede, Osun State, stabbed the Ogun State indigene in the armpit after he refused to charge his phone for him.
The victim was said to have lost a lot of blood before he was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital, where he died on Friday.
The suspect, who was arrested by policemen from the Lion Building division, was later transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
It was gathered that Omotosho was an apprentice in a mechanic workshop on Ajele Street, Lagos Island.
He was said to have come to Lagos from Mowe, Ogun State, three months ago.
His boss, Olayinka Oyinloye, said he had warned him against his friendship with Wasiu after he was arrested for a crime he knew nothing about.
He said, “Just two months ago, the police arrested him while watching over Wasiu’s phone. The problem is that they usually smoke hemp in that place where they charge phones. Throughout the time of his detention, this so called friend did not check on him.
“After I got him out on bail, I warned him against the friendship and cautioned him not to allow anybody put him in trouble.
“On Thursday, Wasiu came again and asked him to help him charge his phone and watch over it. Lekan (Omotosho) refused. That was how he became angry and started fighting him.”
Our correspondent was told that the suspect, who had a bottle of beer in his hand, smashed it on the floor and stabbed Omotosho in the armpit.
Oyinloye said, “He fell down and started bleeding. People took him to a hospital, while they held Wasiu to prevent him from escaping.
“They took Wasiu to the Lion Building Police Division around 11.30pm. I went to check on Lekan (Omotosho) in the hospital. Around 1am, he died. I went back to the station to report the development to the police. Some of the officers followed me to the hospital to confirm if he was actually dead.”
At the SDCI, the suspect begged for forgiveness, saying he never intended to kill Omotosho.
He said, “All I want is forgiveness. I did not mean to kill him. He was my friend and I have no reason to kill him. Please help me beg them to give me another chance. I have no father or mother to assist me.”
It was learnt that the victim’s parents had arrived from Ogun State to recover the corpse from the police after autopsy.
 The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Damasus Ozoani, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were ongoing.
He said, “Yes, it happened. The suspect, Demola Wasiu, stabbed the victim, Lekan Omotosho, with a broken bottle. He was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead. The matter is under investigation.”

‘Killer husband nearly beat wife to death last year’



The younger sister of late Mrs. Roseline Sougie, who was allegedly killed by her husband of 26 years, says the suspect nearly beat her to death sometime in 2015.
The sister, Mrs. Philomena Shaibu, told PUNCH Metro that the husband, Jafaru Sougie, in anger used a pillow to stifle the mother of five while she was sleeping.
She added that Roseline’s death on Friday in their rented apartment on Araromi Street, Oshodi, Lagos, was the end of a long period of domestic abuse.
This is just as the last child of the family, Happiness, marked her 9th year birthday at Shaibu’s house in Ikorodu on Sunday.
Our correspondent had reported that unemployed 49-year-old Jafaru allegedly used a knife to slit the wife’s throat around 2am on Friday, after which he took a poison.
He was vomiting in the bathroom when one of their children, Richmond, and his aunt, who had slept in the living room, went into the inner room to wake up Roseline only to discover that she was dead.
Forty-six-year-old Roseline, a frozen foods seller in Ijora, was the breadwinner of the family and had reportedly wanted to quit the marriage, but was advised to rescind her decision for the sake of the children.
However, Shaibu on Sunday, said her sister fled to their village in Edo State in 2015 after the husband stifled her during another argument.
She said, “Last year, my sister was sleeping when her husband used a pillow to cover her mouth and she nearly died. She managed to escape and fled to our village. The case was reported to the police in Oshodi. He went to the village to beg her and after three months they reconciled.
“It was the children that kept her in the relationship. It was unfortunate that she died because of the children. All I want is that he should not go unpunished. My sister suffered a lot to keep the marriage going. We want justice for her.”
The President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said her group had contacted the police on the matter and would monitor it to ensure justice in the end.
She said, “There is a curious rise in the spate of domestic violence; husband killing wife and vice-versa. People must be careful about the kind of relationship they get into. We have taken this up. Roseline’s death is a colossal loss. We stand with the family at this time of grief. We wait for the autopsy report of Roseline. Jafaru must be alive to face justice.”
But the second child of the family, 16-year-old Richmond, a Senior Secondary School 2 pupil, said he had forgiven his father.
“We just have to move ahead with our lives. Mum meant a lot to us; she was our hope, but at the same time, I have forgiven dad,” he said.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that Jafaru, who is in the custody of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, had yet to speak to investigators on the incident as he was still recuperating from the poison he took.
The Lagos State deputy spokesperson of the police, DSP Damasus Ozoani, said, “The matter is still under investigation. The suspect has not given the police his own version of the incident and the circumstance in which the act was committed has yet to be determined.”

OUCHI: LUTH doctor abducted, killed in Ogun hometown-OMA SE O



Suspected hoodlums on Sunday abducted and killed a doctor with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Thomas Adekoya-Cole, in the Itele area of Ijebu, Ogun State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that 60-year-old Adekoya-Cole, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with LUTH, was murdered while in his hometown to attend a public function.
Our correspondent gathered that Adekoya-Cole was cut with matchets after some hoodlums attacked him around 7.30am on Sunday.
It was learnt that the matter was reported at the police Area Command, Ijebu, and the Igbeba Police Division.
Our correspondent gathered that the doctor was initially rushed to a private hospital in the area, where he was confirmed dead.
A source in Ijebu Ode told PUNCH Metro that the hoodlums came to Akongi Street, in the Itele area of Ijebu, where some traditional worshippers were holding rites and initially hacked one of them, identified as Omotayo Ogunbowale, to death.
He added that in the ensuing pandemonium, the worshippers and other people present fled to their houses for safety.
It was, however, gathered that the hoodlums came again at about 7am on Sunday and killed Adekoya-Cole.
The source said, “There was a traditional festival on Saturday, and Adekoya-Cole attended the event from his base in Lagos. The rite was held on Akongi Street in Itele-Ijebu and during the festival, some worshippers were attacked by hoodlums and one Omotayo Ogunbowale was killed.
“On Sunday, the hoodlums came again, abducted Adekoya-Cole from his house and hacked him to death. The matter was reported at the Igbeba Police Division and to the Police Area Command, also in Igbeba.”
Another source added that a clash had broken out among the worshippers, which led to the crisis and the killings.
He said, “Trouble started on Saturday when a native doctor at the festival was abducted and killed by suspected hoodlums. There was a clash among the worshippers. Everyone fled to their houses. On Sunday, the LUTH doctor’s house in Itele was stormed by hoodlums and he was later found with matchet injuries.
“He was rushed to a private hospital in Ijebu Ode, where he died.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the murders, said eight suspects had been arrested in connection with both cases.
Adejobi added that the suspects would be transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigations, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation.
He said, “On Saturday, Dr Adekoya-Cole attended an Ogun ritual in the area, but a clash broke out. One of the worshippers, Ogunbowale, was hacked to death. The doctor thereafter returned to his house. However on Sunday around 7am, the hoodlums attacked and killed him in his house.
“So, we are having two murder cases. The police have arrested eight suspects in connection with the cases. We are going to transfer the suspects to SDCI, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
“The police are fully in charge. The doctor’s corpse has been removed to a mortuary in Ijebu Ode.”
The spokesperson for LUTH, Kelechi Otuneme, confirmed that Adekoya-Cole was one of their surgeons.
He added that the hospital had yet to officially release a statement.
He said, “Yes, he is one of our consultant surgeons. We do not have an official statement yet. That might be done on Monday. But we have heard the news.”

Tompolo speaks from hiding, says I’m not in Gbaramatu



WANTED ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a.Tompolo, on Sunday made a solemn appeal from his hideout to rampaging militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, to ceasefire, alluding that President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was ready to hold a dialogue with the group.
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