Foreign shipping firm quits Nigeria over trade decline

Foreign shipping firm quits Nigeria over trade decline

Data from Container Trades Statistics showed that container volumes from Asia to West Africa decreased in nine months in 2015, with the most recent year-on-year decline reaching 10 per cent. The NYK makes two calls in Nigeria, Lagos-Apapa and Lagos-Tincan, but the country has suffered badly from crashing oil prices as it relies on oil revenue for over 90 per cent of its foreign exchange earnings. With excess supply, Nigeria is having difficulty selling its…

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Wrong to kill unarmed protesters who dare to challenge your dictatorship–Archbishop Onaiyekan

Wrong to kill unarmed protesters who dare to challenge your dictatorship–Archbishop Onaiyekan

Three times Buhari has disobeyed court orders in less than a year in office–Archbishop Onaiyekan Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Catholic archbishop of Abuja, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop being a dictator and change not only others but himself. The Whistler reports that the prominent cleric appealed to the president on Sunday, December 20, by saying: “There is no sign that Nigeria has a president… the problem President Buhari has is that many…

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Human rights group accuses Nigeria army of kidnapping wounded Biafrans.

Human rights group accuses Nigeria army of kidnapping wounded Biafrans.

An Onicha-based human rights group has raised alarm over the occupational government of Nigeria soldiers from Onichaa Military Cantonment, who rain into he hospital and disappeared with the corpses of about five citizens of Biafra murdered by the JTF. They were allegedly killed last Thursday, when the Biafra protesters marched out to the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway in the commercial town in jubilation over the unconditional release by an Abuja Federal High Court of their incarcerated Director…

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African Union Double standard 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi crisis Biafra

African Union Double standard  5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi crisis Biafra

The African Union said it was ready to send 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi to protect civilians caught up it a growing crisis, the first time the bloc has invoked powers to deploy troops to a member country against its will. Burundi said on Friday no troops would get in without its permission. But its neighbours have growing increasingly alarmed about the violence in the central African state which the United Nations says is on the…

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Central African Republic capital votes yes to new constitution

Central African Republic capital votes yes to new constitution

About 90 percent of voters in the capital of the Central African Republic have said yes to a proposed new constitution, in a referendum that will pave the way for elections this month, authorities said on Friday. Results from this week’s vote are yet to come in from other parts of the country. About 10 percent of the population of nearly 5 million lives in the capital Bangui. Central African Republic has been mired in…

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Seychelles president re-elected, opposition cries foul

Seychelles president re-elected, opposition cries foul

Incumbent James Michel won the run-off vote in Seychelles’ presidential election, after securing 50.2 percent of votes cast, the election commission said on Saturday, while the opposition cried foul over irregularities. Voting started on Wednesday and ran for three days because of huge distances between some of the 115 islands that are home to 93,000 people. Some 62,831 people voted in the run-off. Michel secured 193 more votes than his rival Wavel Ramkalawan, who said…

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Uganda to resume mediating Burundi peace talks after violence escalates

Uganda to resume mediating Burundi peace talks after violence escalates

From the beautiful city that is Kampala report reaching us has it that Uganda the landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria, resume peace talk mediation between Burundi and opposition parties resumes this week. Uganda said on Saturday “it would resume mediating a peace process in Burundi after worsening violence that has pushed the Central African country close to civil war and led the African…

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Rwandans approve extension of presidential term limits

Rwandans approve extension of presidential term limits

This week africa round up on Biafra24 we bring you the news making headlines from local wards to to provincial administration, from east to west, north to south. Rwandans voted overwhelmingly to support changes to the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to extend his term in office, possibly until 2034, provisional results showed on Saturday. Kagame, 58, would be able to run again in 2017 after his second term ends. He has been…

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Nigeria Should Respect Rights of All Indigenous People to Self Determination-WIC

Nigeria Should Respect Rights of All Indigenous People to Self Determination-WIC

The World Igbo Congress (WIC) an Umbrella Igbo Organization based in the United States has called on the Buhari Administration and the DSS to respect the rights of all Indigenous Peoples to Self-determination in line with the United Nations A/RES/61/285 Charter. The organization also called for an unconditional Release of detained Nnamdi Kanu Director of Radio Biafra. Below is the full Press Release duly signed by Chairman of World Igbo Congress Joe Nze Eto ,…

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TO THE PEOPLE & NATION OF BIAFRA FROM BIAFRA FOUNDATION

TO THE PEOPLE & NATION OF BIAFRA FROM BIAFRA FOUNDATION

We need to review where we came from, where we are and where we are going. It is now fourty-five years since the Biafra – Nigeria War was officially declared ended. In a broadcast to the people of Nigeria and Biafra, General Yakubu Gowon, then Head of State of Nigeria declared very enthusiastically that there was “NO VICTOR AND NO VANQUISHED”. With a broad smile he declared the intention of his government and the people…

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