Peter Obi Insists INEC Must Produce Server Used For 2019 Elections

Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will compel Nigeria's electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to produce the poll results from its server at the Election Petitions Tribunal.
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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

INEC Finally Speaks About Server, Reveals What Was Used For 2019 Elections

Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it did not transmit the 2019 General Election results through its server.

President Buhari Mourns Victims Of Konduga Bomb Blasts

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with families of victims of bomb blasts at a viewing centre in Mandarari, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno on Sunday, Concise News reports

Why FG Suspended School Feeding Programme In Some States

The Federal Government says that it has suspended the Homegrown School Feeding Programme in some states because of alleged reports of poor quality food, insufficient and irregular supply of food.
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Nigeria vs France: Nigerians Throw Shots At Asisat Oshoala

FC Barcelona Femení forward, Asisat Oshoala is being derided on social media for her performances at the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup, Concise News reports

Latest World Biafra Online News Update For Today, June 18

Welcome to the compilation of the latest world Biafra online news headlines update on Concise News for today, Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Latest Kogi State Online News Headlines For Today June 18

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, June 18th, 2019

Kano Zoological Garden MD Clears Air On ‘Gorilla Swallowing N6.8m’

The management of Kano Zoological Garden has clarified that armed robbers stole the missing N6.82 million and not a gorilla in the zoo as widely reported

MOST READ

Nigeria vs France: Brave Super Falcons Bow To Host Nation, Not Out Of Women’s World Cup Yet

The Super Falcons of Nigeria bowed gallantly one nil to hosts of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, France in Rennes on Monday

Biafra: Why Nigeria Is Too Small For Igbo – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Nigeria's 2019 election, Omoyele Sowore, has explained that if the Biafra agitation is assented to, "Nigeria is too small for Igbo", Concise News reports.

Atiku Denies Statement On INEC Server

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria's 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has denied a statement on INEC server credited to him on social media.

Screenshot Of Conversation Of Man Who Attempted To Sleep With Friend’s Wife Leaked

A Nigerian man identified as Bayo has been exposed by the wife of his friend following his attempt to make love to her, Concise News reports.

APC Speaks On Zoning Of Majority Leaders, Other Positions

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has yet to zone the positions of the majority leaders, chief whip and their deputies for the 9th National Assembly.

Transfer: Liverpool Welcome Manchester City Forward

Liverpool has finally completed the signing of Melissa Lawley from Manchester City Women, Concise News reports.

ASUU: Nigerians React As FG Doles Out N208b To Varsities, Polytechnics

Nigerians have commended the federal government over the release of N208billion for the funding of public universities and tertiary institutions in the country.

Full List Of Award Winners At FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 (Photos)

South Korea's Lee Kang-in has won the Golden Ball award at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup even though his side lost out to Ukraine. 
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NEWS

Benue: BIPC Seeks Partnership With NIPC On Semi-Moribund Industries

Group Managing Director, Benue Investment and Property Company (BIPC), Alfred Adem has sought collaboration with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) to revive semi-moribund industries in the state, Concise News reports

Nigerians In Diaspora Commission Condemn Destruction Of Vehicles At London Embassy

The Chairperson, Nigerians In the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned the attitude of a 32-year old Nigerian, Jeffrey Apkovweta Ewohime who allegedly destroyed properties of the Nigerian embassy in London

Again, N-Power Speaks On ‘Portal For Fresh Applications’

A scheme of one of the Social Investment Programmes of the Nigerian Government, N-Power has reiterated that the N-Power portal is not open for fresh applications, Concise News reports

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu To Make Broadcast On Radio Biafra Today (See Time)

The leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu will address "Biafrans" today Tuesday, Concise News reports

Pension: What Workers Told President Buhari To Do

Some workers of federal government-owned outfits on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address delay in the payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees.

Kogi Election: APC Split As Factional Executives Adopt Direct Primary

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and his supporters now have a herculean task in front of them ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial polls following the adoption of direct primary by the Hadi Ametuo-led faction in the All Progressive Congress (APC)

Taraba Governor Imposes Curfew In Jalingo Over Fresh Violence

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday night imposed curfew in Jalingo, the state capital, after fresh outbreak of crisis in some communities in Kona and ATC areas.

Lagos Laws: Sanwo-Olu Charges Residents To Ensure Full Compliance

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged residents to ensure full compliance with existing laws and regulations in the state
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Kogi Election: Why APC May Lose State – Stakeholders

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Kogi stakeholders have warned of a sharp division in the ranks of the party which may affect its fortunes in the forthcoming November 16th gubernatorial poll

Full List Of Traffic Offences, Fines As Sanwo-Olu Signs Executive Bill

The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently signed an executive bill on traffic, waste management and environment.

Next Level: What Buhari Should Do In Appointment Of Ministers – Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint many women into his new cabinet.

POLITICS

Lagos Governorship Poll: Tribunal Dismisses Petition Challenging Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP), challenging the victory of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the governorship election held on March 9 this year.

2019 Election: What FFK Said About INEC Server Saga

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun powder that could trigger soon. 

Imo Governorship: Ihedioha Reacts To Appeal Court Victory

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has applauded the Court of Appeal judgment which confirmed him as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election held last year.

Imo: Ihedioha Fires Back At Okorocha, Calls Him ‘Braggart’

The Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has urged his predecessor Rochas Okorocha to return monies allegedly siphoned by his family members. 

I Didn’t Say Power Should Return To S/West In 2023 – Senate President Lawan

The Senate President Ahmed Lawan has debunked reports making the rounds that he said that power should be given to the south-west after President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure in 2023.

Supreme Court Fixes Date For Osun Governorship Dispute Judgment

The Supreme Court has fixed July 5, 2019 for judgment in the appeals filed by Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke concerning the dispute over the last governorship election in Osun State.

PDP Reacts To EU Observer Group’s Report On 2019 General Elections

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the European Union (EU) report on the 2019 general elections has revealed that the February 23 Presidential election was rigged to favour President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Osun Guber Poll Dispute: Supreme Court To Hear Adeleke, PDP’s Appeal Today

The Supreme Court will on Monday (today) entertain the appeals by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, challenging the victory of the Governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola and his All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll.
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Jonathan’s Kinsman Joins Bayelsa Governorship Race

Benson Agadaga, a kinsman of Nigeria's immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, has declared interest to run for the post of Bayelsa governor ahead of the November 16 poll.

Kogi: APC Stalwart Berates Yahaya Bello, SEC’s Stance On Party Primaries

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Tunde Ajibulu has said that the people of the state have lost confidence in Governor Yahaya Bello, Concise News reports

Imo Governorship: Appeal Court Upholds Ihedioha’s Victory

The Court of Appeal in Owerri on Sunday dismissed a suit challenging the emergence of Imo state Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general election.

SPORTS

Anthony Joshua Aims Dig At Tyson Fury Following Latest Win

Anthony Joshua has taken a thinly-veiled dig at Tyson Fury over his latest win, as he questioned the quality of his opponent Tom Schwarz

Copa America 2019: Falcao Backs Much-Criticised Messi In Passionate Defence

Lionel Messi has not avoided the critics after Argentina began their Copa America 2019 campaign with a defeat against Colombia, but his rival, Radamel Falcao has backed him, analysing why the Albiceleste skipper is not to be blamed for the loss

Emery Gets Arsenal Legend As Assistant Coach

Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as Unai Emery’s new assistant in the London club’s first team, the English Premier League club announced on Monday

Nigeria vs France: Check Out Super Falcons Confirmed Line-Up

The Super Falcons of Nigeria take on hosts France in their last group game tonight in an all-important clash, and Concise News brings you the confirmed team line-up

2019 World Cup: What Happened To Me Against South Korea -Falcons Goalie

Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has admitted that she was afraid when called upon to play against South Korea at the 2019 Women's World Cup. 

Advanced Week 50 2019 Aussie Football Pool Fixtures, EKO, LKO, Panel

This is a compilation of the Week 50 2019 Aussie football pool fixtures and panel for all games played this weekend across all divisions. 

Liverpool Submit £40m Bid To Sign Man Utd Target

Liverpool has submitted a €45 million (£40m) bid to sign Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to reports in Portugal.

Chelsea: What Derby County Said About Lampard’s Move

Derby County has said they have not received an offer from Chelsea for their manager Frank Lampard. 
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Transfer News: Maurizio Sarri Urges Juventus To Sign Two Chelsea Stars

Maurizio Sarri is urging Juventus to sign Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea, Concise News reports.

Naomi Osaka Retains Top Place In Latest WTA Ranking

Naomi Osaka retained a top place in the WTA rankings on Monday in an unchanged top 20 with two weeks to go to Wimbledon.

Djokovic Tops ATP Rankings Ahead Of Nadal, Federer

Novak Djokovic leads the men’s ATP tennis rankings released Monday ahead of French Open champion Rafael Nadal and former world number one Roger Federer.

Entertainment

PAOFF To Empower Local Film, Culture Across Africa

StarTimes ON has announced its Pan Africa Online Film Festival (PAOFF) award competition in Lagos to empower local film and music video producers.

Naira Marley Narrates Prison Experience

Nigerian popstar singer Naira Marley has revealed and narrates his experience in the prison during his trial in court.

Pretty Mike Celebrates Father’s Day With Semi-Nude Women

Popular Lagos socialite and club owner, Eze Nwalie Nwogu, popularly known as Pretty Mike  celebrated Father’s Day with pretty half-naked women.

Yvonne Nelson Says Men Are The Reason For Broken Families

Popular Ghana Actress Yvonne Nelson said that men are the major reason why kids have broken families and she advice that if they cannot be responsible, they should zip up. 

Stefflon Don Reveals Relationship Status With Burna Boy (Video)

British rapper and singer, Stefflon Don has disclosed in an interview she heard on Beat 1 that fans should be expecting a wedding invites from Burna Boy and herself soonest as she called him is husband.

Wizkid Drops ‘Joro’ Cover

Popular Nigerian singer Wizkid fondly called by fans StarBoy is set to release his much anticipated song titled "Joro" which will be his first official single this 2019 when the Northboi-produced song drops.

Adewale Ayuba Reveals Why Young Artistes Prefer Hip-Hop To Fuji

Popular Nigerian Fuji musician, Adewale Ayuba,has revealed that most up coming musicians are not embracing Fuji music due to its huge financial involvement when compare to the production of afro and hip hop song.

I Will Soon Expose The Popular Man Who Raped Me – Ifu Ennada

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Ifu Ennada has firmly said she will soon expose the popular man in the entertainment industry who raped her.
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BBNaija Stars, Others Slay At ‘The Bling Lagosians’ Premiere

The Bling Lagosians was premiere yesterday at the Filmhouse Cinemas and celebrities stayed true to the theme of the movie ‘Eko For Show’ following the styling of the film’s characters.

Dyo Premieres ‘Arena’ Remix Feat. Adekunle Gold (Video)

UK-based Nigerian artist, Dyo who is formerly known as Ms D, has officially releases the remix to 'Arena' featuring Nigerian alternate music singer and songwriter, Adekunle Gold. 

Watch Ciara, Son Future Jam To Her New Song “Set” (Videos)

Singer, danger and performer, Ciara Princess Harris and her son Future Zahir jam to her new song titled ”Set” off her Beauty Marks album.

BUSINESS

Instant Bank Transfers Increase To N41.48tn In 5 Months

The value of transactions via the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System Instant payment system rose to N41.48tn in five months. 

Oil Palm: CBN Doles Out N30 Billion To Producers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disbursed N30 billion to oil palm producers across the country, the apex bank noted on Friday.

CBN To Blacklist Firms Smuggling 43 Restricted Items

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced plans to blacklist firms, its owners and top management caught smuggling or dumping any of the 43 restricted items into the country.

Adesina Wants To Run For Second Term As AfDB President

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has declared his interest to seek a second term.

NERC Issues New 40MW Licence Power Generation To GEIL

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued a licence to Green Energy International Limited for the generation of 40 megawatts of electricity.

Nigeria Will Experience Another Sluggish Economy Recovery-Fitch

A global rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has disclosed that Nigeria will continue to experience a slow recovery, as a result of the rebound in oil prices and the extension of services.

Vessels Can Now Enjoy 10% Discount At Eastern Ports – NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved a 10 per cent discount on harbour dues in all concessioned terminals at the Eastern ports.

Smuggling: CBN Blocks Accounts Of Perpetrators

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has revealed that the apex bank has blocked the accounts of some smugglers. 
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GenCos Release 4,122MW Of Electricity

A daily energy report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President disclosed that Electricity Generating Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations released 4,122 MegaWatts (MW) of electricity into the national grid on Tuesday.

Importation: How Stock Fish Importers Beat Customs – FG

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said most importers of stockfish go through land borders to beat officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). 

Germany Invests €2m In Nigeria’s Rice Production

The German Government in conjunction with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested  €2m in Nigeria’s rice production, Concise News reports.

WORLD

Tragic! Magician Drowns Attempting Stunt (Video)

An Indian magician, Chanchal Lahiri who was lowered into a river while shackled with the intent to recreate Harry Houdini's popular trick has drowned, police confirmed

Former Egypt President Morsi Dies After Collapsing In Court

A former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi has died following his court session Monday, state television reported

Many Dead As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkey

A boat carrying illegal migrants sank off southwestern Turkey early Monday as Eight people confirmed died, the Turkish coastguard said.

Israeli Prime Minister’s Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Convicted For Misusing Public Funds

Sara, wife of Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been convicted by an Isreali judge for misusing public funds to pay for meals at the Prime Minister's residence.

Slovakia Swears In First Female President

Environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova was on Saturday sworn in as Slovakia's first female President.

Hong Kong Govt Suspends Divisive Extradition Bill

Hong Kong’s embattled leader said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be “suspended” in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests.

Sudan Risks Becoming Another Failed State, Says U.S. Envoy

Tibor Nagy, a senior U.S. diplomat has warned that Sudan risks becoming another failed state like Libya or Somalia if the opposition and military don’t agree on a transition process.

Swiss Women Stage National Strike For Equality

Women across Switzerland have begun a day of demonstrations against what they say is the country's unacceptably slow pace to equality.
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Trump Announces Depature Of ‘Warrior’ Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the surprise exit of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, after a combative tenure that saw her all-but kill off traditional White House briefings to journalists.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Rules Out Negotiations With U.S.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Thursday, ruled out any future negotiations with the U.S. during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

British Minister Signs US Request To Extradite Assange

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said that he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle.

TECH

Nigeria’s Internet Users Hit 119.5m In April – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 119,506,430 million in April 2019.

Facebook Set To Unveil New Cryptocurrency

Facebook is reportedly set to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream on Tuesday, with the endorsement of governments and financial giants.

Huawei CEO Says Underestimated Impact Of U.S. Ban, Sees Revenue Dip

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the impact of a U.S. ban on the Chinese company was more severe than expected and warned that revenue would dip to around $100 billion this year and the next.

Nigerian Kids Spend More Time On Video Sites, Kaspersky Reveals

A recent report by a global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky has disclosed that children in Nigeria spend more time than others in over 10 countries watching videos and listening to music online.

Huawei Delays Global Launch Of Foldable Phone By Three Months

Huawei will delay the launch of its much-touted foldable 5G Mate X smartphone by three months, the latest setback for the company that was slapped with U.S. sanctions last month.

N-Power Announces Partnership With Multinational Info Tech Company IBM

The Federal Government's N-Power scheme have announced a partnership with American multinational information technology company, IBM, Concise News reports

Uber Unveils Next-generation Volvo Self-driving Car

Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions.

Facebook Denies Zuckerberg Ignored Personal Data Issues

Facebook on Wednesday said that its CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company’s management of users’ personal data.
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Instagram Launches New Data Saving Features For Users

Photo and video-sharing social media platform, Instagram, has introduced a new features to help its customers enjoy more contents on a reduced amount of data.

Renault, Nissan Launch Innovation Lab In Tel Aviv

The new operation, which has a partnership with the Israeli government’s innovation authority, is focusing on sensors for autonomous driving, cybersecurity and big data.

Microsoft Unveils Next-gen ‘Project Scarlett’ Xbox Console For Release In 2020

Microsoft Corp on Sunday unveiled its next-generation Xbox console, known as “Project Scarlett,” which is set to hit store shelves during the 2020 holiday season.

HEALTH

‘US Invested Over Five Billion Dollar in Nigeria’s Fight Against HIV’

Over Five Billion Dollars has been invested in Nigeria by the United States (US) in the fight against HIV/AIDS disease battling with the welfare of victims.

Drugmakers Kick Against Prices In TV Adverts

Drugmakers in United State had filled a lawsuit on Friday challenging the new government regulation that requires them to disclose the price list of drugs prescription in direct-to-consumer television advertisements.

Psychiatrist Reveals That 20 Percent Of Nigerians Are Mentally Ill

A Psychiatrist Consultant at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, Zamfara, Aremu Saad, disclosed that over 20 per cent of Nigerians is suffering from different forms of mental illnesses. 

Don Counsels Women On Conception Above 35-Years

A gynaecologist, Dr Theodore Yakubu, has advised women above age 35 with the intention of becoming mothers to seek medical advice before conception.

Traditional Ruler Shows Support For Sickle Cell Campaign

Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu and Chairman, Kebbi State Council of Chiefs, has launched a sickle cell awareness and sensitisation campaign in the state.

Hepatitis B Is More Infectious Than HIV – Expert Reveals

A gastroenterologist consultant from Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Dr. Bello Kumo said that Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is more infectious than HIV. Kumo...

Pediatric Nurse Urges Parents To Protect Their Children From Cold

A retired senior pediatric nurse from Uwani District Hospital in Enugu, Amarachi Ozor urged parents and guardians to ensure they protect children under five years from cold as the rain increases.

Again, 50-year-old Woman Dies Of Ebola In Uganda

Uganda record the second fatality since the virus spread from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo as a 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola...
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Physician Reveals Dangers Of Eating Disorder

Dr Okezie Emenike, an Abuja-based medical practitioner has said that people with eating disorders known as bulimia nervosa are at risk of life-threatening illnesses.

WHO To Address Mental Disorders In Nigeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it will be addressing emergencies and mental disorders in Nigeria and several other countries in 2019.

David Jones Preaches Against Substance Abuse At Imo Varsity

Award-winning actor and singer, David Jones David thrown students into euphoria as he performed at Imo State University (IMSU), Which was part of the MTN-led Anti Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) tour of Imo State.

OPINION

Daddy Freeze & Timi Dakolo: Does ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Apply? [Pt. 2]

If a Pastor does something reprehensible, does ‘touch not my anointed’ provide a cover from criticism?

Humanism And Significance Of Secular Medical Services in Nigeria

An opinion piece by Leo Igwe on why religion should be separated from medical care.

Timi Dakolo & Daddy Freeze: Does ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Apply? [Pt. 1]

Yes, there are super fake pastors, false prophets, strange spiritualties and all unrighteousness, but there is no ministry of criticism in the body of Christ.

The Importance Of May 30th Every Year In Nigeria

Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba an Igbo indigene based in Boston, Massachusetts writes on the need to mark May 30th as a remebrance day for the Nigerian Civil War.