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Edo: Pastor Ize-Iyamu condemns non-payment of allowances to COVID-19 team

*Govt says will pay after payroll vetting   Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Edo State 2020 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Monday condemned the alleged non-payment of three months allowances due to the State COVID-19 Mobile Screening Team by the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki.   Members of the Covid […]

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Why banditry will persist in Niger, by CP

The incessant banditry attacks that have claimed innocent lives and rendered many homeless in Niger State, has been blamed on the bad terrain and poor/no communication network in parts of the state. The Commisoner of Police in the state, Adamu Usman, who disclosed this, also said apart from banditry, which has persisted in parts of […]

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Niger-Delta women plan peaceful rally for Akpabio

Women from the Niger Delta region have concluded plans to stage a peaceful rally to celebrate the efforts of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio for what they described as unprecedented records of development in the short time he has been in charge.   According to the organisers of the rally, Dr […]

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Umahi appoints three journalists board members in Ebonyi  

Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, Monday constituted the board of the state radio and television stations – Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation (EBBC) with three practicing journalists in the state as members.   The journalists are: Benjamin Nworie (This Day), Felix Ukah (Daily Independent) and Obinna Ogbonnaya (Leadership). Nworie is the Vice Chairman of the state […]

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Rape: Nigeria records 155 cases per month – Lawyer

Metro (pix: r ….Sex-for-marks devalues Nigerian varsities certificates, says EU-UN   A legal practitioner, Mrs. Ijeoma Mike-Ajanwachukwu, on Monday said 155 rape cases are recorded every month in the country. She said the figure is only for reported cases of the act.   Ajanwachukwu, who is the  Desk Officer; Child Abuse and Trafficking in Ebonyi State […]

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Yahaya Bello: COVID-19 is artificial

  The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has alleged that COVID-19 is an artificial creation which is aimed at causing fear and panic among people. This is as the governor said the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, did not die of coronavirus. Bello spoke at the third-day prayers for the repose of the soul […]

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Wadume: How we escaped soldiers’ bullets, by police

A prosecution witness, Felix Adolije, in the ongoing trial of a kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, aka Wadume, before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday, painted a picture on how he alongside his colleagues allegedly escaped being killed by soldiers at roadblocks along Ibi town in Taraba State when they fired shots at their […]

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Six killed, houses razed in renewed communal clash in Benue

At least six people were killed and houses burnt following a renewed communal clash between Bonta community in Konshisha and Ukpute community in Oju Local Government Areas of Benue State.     The crisis which occurred on Sunday had forced hundreds of residents, including women and children to seek refuge outside their communities.     […]

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Ibadan philanthropist, Bode Akindele, dies at 87

A foremost Ibadan businessman and philanthropist, Chief Bode Akindele died in Lagos yesterday. He was 87.     The Parakoyi of Ibadanland was the Chairman of ARAMED Medical Centre built along Lagos Ibadan Expressway Ibadan. He built it some years ago to assist human kind in the society. It was named after his mother as […]

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Two arrested for syphoning NNPC’s fuel

Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested two suspects for allegedly siphoning and selling petroleum products from a pipeline belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) at the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.     The operatives discovered two wells at Ejigbo area of the state through which […]