Category: National News

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Cross River Assembly Passes State’s N1.3tr Budget  

BY EDIDEM UYA in Calabar• The Cross River House of Assembly has passed the over N1.3 trillion budget presented to the assembly for the 2018 fiscal year by Governor Ben...

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Zuma: Human Rights Activist Wants NASS to Force Buhari to Resign

BY STANLEY AHUKANNA in Umuahia• With the resignation of President Jacob Zuma of South African over allegations of corruption, a human rights activist, Comrade Paul...

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Bonnke’s Successor Kolenda to Light up Calabar with Gospel Crusade

BY EDIDEM UYA in Calabar• Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, the successor to renowned German Evangelist Reinhardt Bonnke has disclosed that the people of Calabar and its...

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Nigeria: Catholic Priest Calls for Prayer over Incessant Killings

 BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• Bishop on the Niger, Anglican Communion Rt. Rev Owen Nwokolo has called on Nigerians to go down on their knees to seek the face of God for...

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Onitsha: Drama in Court as Murder Suspect Refuses to Take Second Plea

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• A mild drama played out on Wednesday at an Onitsha High Court in Anambra state, when a defendant, Joshua Uzochukwu Ezirim who is standing...

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EFCC Arraigns Ex-banker for Stealing over N124m

BY EMMANUEL EDOM in Lagos• Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Adejare Sonde, a former banker before Justice...

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Ikpeazu Silent Achiever with Lean Resources, Says Secondus

BY STANLEY AHUKANNA in Umuahia• Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has remained a silent achiever and has performed well, National Chairman of the Peoples...

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Wayas, Ukpo, Agabi, to Grace Civic Reception for Ayade

Ex-senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, retired Brig.-Gen. Anthony Ukpo, former military governor of Rivers State, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kanu Agabi are among...

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Concern As Menakaya Panel Concludes Hearing over Ojoto Igweship Wrangle

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• There is concern among the people of Ojoto community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State following the conclusion of...

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Police Uncover Baby Factory in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command have uncovered a baby factory and an illegal orphanage home at No. 1 Treasure Palace Close off Hand of Fair bus-stop in Ikotun-Igando...

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Bayelsa: Group Backs Dickson on Restructuring

BY UKAMAKA CHIDUBEM in Port Harcourt• A socio-cultural movement, Save Ijaw Nation Group (SING) has commended Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for his...

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World Bank Program: Kwara to Engage over 5000 Vulnerable Youths

BY LANRE TAJUDEEN in Ilorin• The Kwara State Government will on Thursday, February 1 commence the engagement of the first batch of 1,210 beneficiaries of the World...

Governor Dickson (2ndr), his Deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah Rtd(2nd l), the leader of delegation, Brig. Gen. Augustine Agundu (r), and the Dean of the Corps of Foreign Defence Attachés of Missions in Nigeria, Col. Marc Humbert from France, shortly after a courtesy call, at the Government House, Yenagoa. PHOTO: Michael Owi

Bayelsa Committed to Zero Tolerance for Crime

Arrests 8,500 suspects in six years BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• Bayelsa State government has reiterated her commitment to zero tolerance to crime,...

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M’ Belt killings: Taraba Elders Say Fulani Herdsmen Want to Strike Again 

A group of statesmen in Taraba State under the aegis of Concerned Elders Forum (CEF), have said they have uncovered fresh plans by Fulani herdsmen to strike in some...

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No Plan to Rejoin PDP, Says Gov. Ahmed

BY LANRE TAJUDEEN in Ilorin• Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has trashed claims in certain quarters that he is planning to return to the Peoples Democratic...

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Ford Foundation Backs Made-in-Aba Campaign with $200,000

 BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• United States-based international development organisation, the Ford Foundation, has adopted Abia State as a key partner state in Nigeria...

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Katsina Reserves 5,300 Hectares of land for Cattle Colony

The Katsina State Government says it has allocated 5,300 hectares of land for the establishment of a cattle colony. Special Adviser to Gov. Aminu Masari, Dr Abba...

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Ekiti: You Can Decamp to APC, Fayose Tells Adeyeye

BY AYODELE ABERE in Ekiti• Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has told the former Minister of Works, who is also one of the governorship aspirants under the...

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Bring Home Your Ideas, Obi Tells Nigerians in Diaspora

BY COLLINS NKWOCHA in Lagos• The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has called on Nigerians in diaspora to develop full interest in what happens in...

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Entrepreneurship: Dangote Donates N1.2b Business School to Bayero Varsity

PRESS RELEASE• Commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is...