The governors of South-Eastern states have called for a meeting in Owerri, Imo State to discuss the unfolding pro-Biafra agitation. The meeting was called out of concern following the growing intensity of the protests, which have moved from Port Harcourt to Onitsha, Asaba, Enugu and down to Aba.


The All Progressives Congress has criticized the appointments made by Governor NYESOM WIKE. The APC said the manner in which Governor WIKE went about making the appointments indicates nepotism and greed.


HAJJ STAMPEDE

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It is now estimated that two hundred and seventy people may have died in the stampede involving Muslim pilgrims from around the world during the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia.


In Mali, soldiers have killed five Islamist fighters who are allegedly responsible for a series of attacks along the border with Burkina Faso.


International talks are holding in Vienna to find a solution to the bloody conflict in Syria. The talks bring together for the first time all foreign powers backing rival sides in Syria's civil war.


Four African migrants have drowned after their boat sank in the Mediterranean, north of the Moroccan coast. Spanish sea rescue services said thirty-five


An armed rebel group in South Sudan has freed eighteen United Nations peacekeepers after three days in captivity.
The UN however informed that a dozen of its contractors who were operating a fuel barge before they were abducted have not yet been released. U.N. peacekeeping chief HERVE LADSOUS reportedly spoke to South Sudan’s opposition leader RIEK MACHAR about the incident.


The Nigeria Customs Service has destroyed six container loads of imported contaminated frozen food.
Correspondent UCHENDU EJIOWHOR reports that consignment includes poultry and fish, which were intercepted at the Onne Seaport in Rivers State.


India has offered six hundred million dollars in development assistance for Africa. Indian Prime Minister, NARENDRA MODI made the announcement at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi.


The Rivers State House of Assembly resumed sitting yesterday after a long period of break, during which the election tribunals sitting in Abuja canceled the elections of twenty members, including the Speaker. The House of Assembly yesterday considered a motion moved by the lawmakers representing Asari-Toru and Akuku-Toru State constituencies, seeking immediate intervention of the State Government to address criminal


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