10 missing in Ebonyi ritual, cult killings

…..Community sends SoS to IGP, Umahi Uchenna Inya ABAKALIKI No fewer than 10 persons have been declared missing in Elugwu Ettam, Okpoitumo in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State following suspected cult and ritual killings in the area. This is even as the state police command has arrested over six persons in the community for belonging to cultism and causing breach of peace. In recent times, over 10 indigenes of the community have been missing causing tension in the area. Some of missing persons included Joseph Nichi Alegu, who…

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Plateau Senator appeals for release of UniMaid student, others abducted by Boko Haram

From Musa Pam, Jos   The Senator Representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the 9th Assembly, Barr. Istifanus Dung Gyang has appealed for the immediate release of Lilian Daniel Gyang, a 20-year-old 100 level student of Zoology, University of Maiduguri, who hails from Foron District in Barkin Ladi LGA and who was abducted by the Boko Haram last Thursday on her way for resumption at a location close to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.   Gyang, who is the Deputy Chairman Committee on Defence, in a press statement signed and…

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Bayelsa: Govt, contractor bicker over unfinished stadium renovation

Pauline Onyibe Yenagoa The Bayelsa State government at the weekend accused the Executive Director of Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction limited Ebi Egbe for collecting about N900,000,000 million for the renovation of the Samson Siasia Complex without finishing the renovation after five years of being given the contract. Speaking to New telegraph on phone on behalf of the Bayelsa State government, Dan Alabrah, the Special Adviser to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson on Media and Publicity, said that Ebi Egbe was delaying the completion of the renovation so that he will collect…

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Ile Arugbo: Kwara PDP petitions NHRC, seeks probe of use of live ammunition to disperse aged women

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Abuja, urging probe of alleged use of live ammunition and tear gas to disperse aged women during the January 2nd, 2020 dawn demolition of Ile Arugbo in Ilorin by the state government. The party, in the petition dated January 8, and titled: “Using and Firing Live Ammunition to Dispel Defenceless Aged Women At Ile Arugbo by Agents Of Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq”, and  signed by its state legal…

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Prince William: Harry and I are now separate entities

The Duke of Cambridge has expressed his sadness over tensions with his brother before Monday’s crisis summit at Sandringham called by the Queen to decide the future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The brothers are now “separate entities” but Prince William hopes matters can be resolved so the royal family can once more play as “a team”, according to reports. William told a friend: “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more; we’re separate entities,” the Sunday Times reported.   William continued:…

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Ile Arugbo: Kwara PDP petitions NHRC, seeks probe of use of live ammunition to disperse aged women

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin   Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Abuja, urging probe of alleged use of live ammunition and tear gas to disperse aged women during the January 2nd, 2020 dawn demolition of Ile Arugbo in Ilorin by the state government.   The party, in the petition dated January 8, and titled: “Using and Firing Live Ammunition to Dispel Defenceless Aged Women At Ile Arugbo by Agents Of Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq”, and  signed by its…

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Friends, foes gather in Oman to mourn late Sultan

World and regional leaders, many at odds with one another, met Oman’s new ruler on Sunday to offer condolences for the death of Sultan Qaboos whose quiet diplomacy during five decades in power helped calm regional turbulence.   The rulers of Qatar and the United Arab Emirate, which are locked in a protracted dispute, were among those who visited the royal palace in Muscat as was the foreign minister of Iran, which is an arch-foe of U.S.-allied Saudi Arabia and the UAE.   Oman’s new sultan, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said,…

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Equatorial Guinea to add 20,000 bpd of oil production this year

Equatorial Guinea will add 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil production by October, the country’s oil minister said on Sunday. “We expect an increase this year of around 20,000 bpd additional because of the new discoveries,” Gabriel Obiang Lima told reporters on the sidelines of an energy event. Equatorial Guinea, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), currently produces 120,000 bpd, reports Reuters. Asked about the need to extend the OPEC+ production cuts agreement beyond March, the minister said the deal should be maintained if…

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FRSC: 31 injured on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

No fewer than 31 persons including children sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a luxury bus around Mowe on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday. Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun, Mr Clement Oladele, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Sunday. Oladele explained that the accident occurred around 4:38 p.m. and was caused by excessive speed and loss of control around the construction zone. He said that 50 persons were involved in the accident which comprised 19 male adults, 20 female adults,…

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Nigerians spent N7bn on movies in cinemas in 2019

Nigerians spent almost N7 billion (N6,976,882,087) to watch films in the cinemas in 2019. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figures are according to data provided by cinemas and gathered by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN). The year opened with ‘Aquaman’, ‘Chief Daddy’ and ‘Up North’ sitting on the top three of the chart, with estimated combined earnings of 168, 263, 512 million naira. Earnings remained low for February, making it the lowest-grossing month with a total of N291.8 million. By March, viewership picked up…

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