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2023: Igbo leaders ready to work for our people, Nigeria, says Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has said Igbo political leaders have resolved to shelve their party differences and affiliations to work for the interest of Ndigbo and Nigeria in the build up to the 2023 general elections and beyond. Okorocha, who represents Orlu Senatorial District in the Senate, said Igbo leaders have […]

Investigation

Hoarded palliatives: Why angry, hungry youths invaded warehouses

There has been widespread looting of warehouses used to temporarily store the palliative items for distribution to the poor and vulnerable as part of measures to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is one of the fallouts of the outbreak of violence during the #EndSARS protests. These incidents, according to this report by […]

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IGP to Amnesty Int’l: We lost 22 police personnel to extra-judicial killings

…205 stations, other critical infrastructure damaged …insists operatives didn’t deploy excessive force The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, yesterday said at least 22 police personnel lost their lives during the nationwide protests against the excesses of the now-disbanded Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). He also said a total of 205 police stations, including other […]

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Agro entrepreneur tasks Buhari on food security growth

The Chief Executive Officer, Xtralarge Farms, Lagos State, Mrs. Abosede Oyibokure, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to invest more resources in agriculture in the nation’s quest to produce sufficient food, raise Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and drastically reduce hunger in the country. She also said her company was offering registered members 6,000 plots of land […]

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MAN UNITED FOR ARSENAL: RASHFORD CAN SLAY GUNNERS AS AUBAMEYANG LOOKS TO END DROUGHT

Marcus Rashford really is the man of the moment on and off the pitch. He’s earned all kinds of adulation for his campaign for free school meals and he’s not doing badly for Manchester United either. Rashford was in imperious form against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night Despite only coming on in the 63rd minute […]

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Police parade suspected kidnappers, others in Kaduna

At least, 157 suspected kidnappers, armed bandits, rapists, robbers, cattle rustlers and looters of warehouses in Kaduna were paraded by the state Police Command yesterday. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, who led the parade of the suspects at the command’s headquarters also displayed 65 guns including 24 AK47 rifles and other ammunitions recovered […]

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Buhari mourns victims of Enugu crash involving school pupils

Ugwuanyi commiserates with children’s families President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the gruesome vehicle accident in Mgbowu, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, in which scores of people died, most of them school pupils. Similarly, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday expressed the deepest commiserations of the state government to the families […]

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CSOs seeks execution of contract transparency in oil, gas sector

Civil Society Organisations under the auspices of the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) and the Media Initiative on Transparency in Extractive Industries (MITEI), have stressed the need for the implementation of contract transparency in the oil and gas sector. The CSO’s explained that it would remove the secrecy surrounding the petroleum sector operation in the […]