Curbing insecurity: Gov Emmanuel makes case for good parenting

Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that the fight to curb insecurity and violent crimes in the country can be won if parents give their children quality time. The governor emphasized on the role of good parenting as the panacea of an orderly society. He stated this during a thanksgiving service held in honour of his father, Late Elder Gabriel Nkanang, in Awa Iman, Onna LGA, last Sunday. Gov Emmanuel described his late father as a devout Christian, an exemplary leader who offered selfless service to his community and attributed the…

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EPL: Man United win at Chelsea to go seventh

Manchester United closed in on the Champions League places with victory over Chelsea as Frank Lampard’s side were left with a sense of injustice after contentious video assistant referee decisions went against them.United closed to within three points of Chelsea in fourth place with headed goals either side of the interval from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire at Stamford Bridge.Martial glanced in Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s cross on the stroke of half-time before Manchester United captain Maguire powered in a header from Bruno Fernandes’ corner after 66 minutes, reports the BBC.Chelsea felt…

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Adolescents 360 project expanding access to reproductive health services

…reducing maternal mortality       One of the interventions of Society of Family Health (SFH), the Adolescents 360 (A360) Project, which is currently being implemented in eight states of the federation, is making reproductive health services available and accessible to adolescent women.     The four and a half year-long project, led by Population Services International (PSI), commenced in the country in January 2016 and is aimed to break down barriers to some critical, social and health services for adolescent girls aged 15-19 years.     Funded by the…

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Ihedioha v Uzodinma: PDP wants S’Court constitute new panel to review judgement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants the Supreme Court to constitute a new panel to review its judgement on Imo State governorship election that sacked its candidate, Emeka Ihedioha as governor. The apex court has fixed Tuesday for the review of the judgement, following an appeal by Ihedioha and PDP.     In a letter dated February 14, PDP appealed that the seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr. Justice Mohammed Tanko should not be members of the new panel.   The seven-man panel was composed of Justices…

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EKiti APC  urges members to prevent moneybags from taking over party

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Pols (pix: Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State have been urged to reject party members who exhibit spendthrift attitude as politicians to achieve their desired gains     Such members, described as “Moneybags” should be prevented from  having access to the party tickets during primaries at the expense of loyal  members. APC charged members on  loyalty and  committment as criteria for members seeking elective positions, rather than those who rely on vote buying to grab the tickets.   The State Chairman of APC , Hon Paul…

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Encomiums as Oyo celebrates late Are of Punch

Oyo State government on Monday celebrated a late director of The Punch Newspaper, Dr Lekan Are, who died on January 18, at age 86, as many dignitaries showered encomiums on him at the Emeritus Prof. Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, University Colllege Hospital, Ibadan.   The celebration of Dr. Are, a businessman and agronomist, whose death was variously described as a big loss; a shocking news and a painful blow too hard to bear by family members, associates, friends and traditional rulers, was attended by former governor of Oyo State, Dr Omololu…

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Result falsification: Kwara Varsity withdraws student’s degree

Kwara State University, Malete, has debunked insinuations making the round that a former student of the school, Mariam Muhammed, was wrongfully withdrawn from the Institution. According to the institution’s Ag. Director, University Relations, Hamidat Sulyman Yusuf, Mariam Muhammed, with Matriculation Number 12/27AC/302, was admitted to the institution to study Accounting in 2012, adding that in 2017, it was discovered that a member of staff of the university was involved in illegal upgrading of results for some students through a syndicate. This, the Director University Relations said, prompted an investigation by…

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Police extends curfew in Bayelsa

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The Bayelsa State Police Command on Monday extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in the state as a result of the violent protest that erupted  in the state due to the last Thursday’s Supreme Court judgement which ousted Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  as the governor-elect of the state.   The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Uche Anozia, while briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Yenagoa, said that the credible intelligence available to the command indicates that the prevailing security situation in the state demands the…

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NAF destroys terrorists’ training camp in Borno

Suspected Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ training camp at at Kirta Wulgo on the fringes of the Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State, has been destroyed by air raids conducted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).   The Air Task Force’s interdiction campaign, that led to the destruction of the camp,was christened: “Operation Rattle Snake 3”. The NAF, in a statement by its spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said weekend’s operation, was a culmination of confirmed intelligence report of activities of the fighters within the aforementioned…

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NSA letter: Buhari is running a failed govt – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the letter written by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), to Service Chiefs was a proof that President Muhammadu Buhari is running a failed government. PDP in a statement Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondoyan, said the letter has vindicated its earlier stand that President Buhari has abdicated the responsibilities of his office The party therefore, called on the president to resign from office “since it is now obvious that he has become overwhelmed by official duties.”   According to the…

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