Calabar – Itu Road: Senator Ita Enang has Indicted President Buhari – Group

A socio-political organization based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, AILM, says the Senior Special Assistant to President on Niger Delta, Senator Ita Enang, by calling on the presidency to compel Governor Emmanuel to construct Calabar Itu high has questioned President Mohammedu Buhari’s true intention on the road. The group reasoned that this is an indictment of the president and calls to question all efforts made by federal government on the dilapidated federal road just before the 2019 elections. Speaking in Uyo, the group’s Secretary-General, Solomon Abasiekong Esq., said Senator…

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179 law school students, new lawyers get Kwara scholarship

    Stephen Olufemi Oni, At least 179 law students and new lawyers of Kwara State origin have each been paid N100,000 scholarship after online application processes and verification that lasted weeks. The payment, made straight to beneficiaries’ accounts, was done in two batches after thorough screenings of the applicants, according to the statement by Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu. The statement said the first batch comprised 68 backlog students, who are still in the law school, out of the 89 who applied, while the second…

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Obaseki intensifies infrastructural devt, as new roads excite Edo residents

As the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration intensifies efforts to drive infrastructural development across Edo State, residents in the state have commended the governor’s rapid road construction projects, which are opening up communities to investment opportunities. Speaking to journalists at the weekend, the excited residents said the governor has sustained road construction in urban and rural areas to their delight and is opening up communities that were hitherto unreachable. The residents were reacting to the road recently constructed by the governor connecting Irhirhi, Aruogba, Obazagbon, Oke-Oroma, Obagienevbosa, Ogheghe and Sapele Road…

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History of planes brought down by missiles since 1973

Iran announced on Saturday that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 people on board. The jetliner, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Ukraine International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff on Wednesday, January 8, just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq. The plane, en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members from several countries, including 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians, when it was shot down,…

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JUST IN: Appeal Court strikes out Lokpobiri’s case against Lyon

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Saturday struck out the case of a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri challenging the candidacy of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon. Although both men belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the former senator had gone to court after being aggrieved with the process that threw up Lyon as the party’s guber candidate. More details soon…

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JUST IN: JAMB drops NIN registration requirement

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is reporting that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the National Identification Number (NIN) will no longer be required to register for its exam. In a post on it’s official Twitter handle Saturday morning, NTA put up a tweet from JAMB which said: “NIN will no longer be a prerequisite for the 2020 UTME and Direct Entry Examination as it has been suspended to 2021 ~@JAMBHQ Registrar”. NIN had been in the news recently for the harrowing experience prospective JAMB applicants were…

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Woman gets over 40 years for bludgeoning mother, grandmother to death

A woman who pleaded guilty in the beating deaths of her mother and grandmother in their New Jersey beach home was sentenced Thursday to 42 years in prison. Heather Barbera, 43, used a nightstick to bludgeon 67-year-old Michelle Gordon and 87-year-old Elaine Rosen in their Ventor condo in July 2018, authorities said. She then stole the victims’ cash and credit cards. She was arrested a few days later. Barbera pleaded guilty in October to aggravated manslaughter and murder, reports The Associated Press. At a sentencing hearing Thursday, prosecutor Allison Eiselen…

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Buhari mourns Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike, the late traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu community in Orumba, Anambra who died on Thursday, understood the depth and richness of African cultures and the power of the narratives, exploring every opportunity to showcase Nigeria, and Africa, to the world. Buhari in a condolence message commiserated with government and people of Anambra State over the death of Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike. According to Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) the President condoles with family, friends and associates of the…

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VAR’s not wanted in Premier League – West Ham’s Declan Rice

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice says no Premier League players want the Video Assistant Referee system used after his side were denied a late equaliser at Sheffield United. Robert Snodgrass’ injury-time effort was ruled out by VAR because the ball struck Rice’s arm in the build-up. Hammers boss David Moyes also insisted the goal, which would have made the score 1-1, should have counted, reports the BBC. “We are fuming. All the lads are livid,” said England midfielder Rice. The law regarding handball states any goal scored or created with…

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EPL: Sheffield United go fifth with Hammers’ win

Sheffield United climbed to fifth in the Premier League table on Friday with a win against West Ham, who had an injury-time equaliser ruled out by Video Assistant Referee. John Fleck took advantage of a big mistake by substitute goalkeeper David Martin, latching on to his wayward pass to tee up Oli McBurnie to finish from close range after 53 minutes. Substitute Robert Snodgrass thought he had levelled for the visitors, but the goal was disallowed after the ball was judged to have hit Declan Rice’s arm in the build-up,…

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