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Blood, sorrow in Abaomege, Isinkwo, Igbeagu

For the past few days, the peace some communities in Ebonyi State have been enjoying has eluded them following skirmishes with their neighbours over land. The situation has brought sorrow on them with lives lost, many injured and properties razed writes UCHENNA INYA in Abakaliki Abaomege community, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State had […]

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90 days for rerun elections unconstitutional –Ekweremadu

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has canvassed early and staggered primary elections as panacea for highly contentious nomination process in Nigeria’s electoral system. Ekweremadu stated this yesterday during a webinar on “Electoral Reforms: National Assembly and the People’s Expectations”, which was organised by the Centre for Liberty in Abuja, in conjunction with […]

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…FEC approves N122.2 bn for seven roads

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the total sum of N122.280 billion for the construction of seven roads across the country. Briefing newsmen after the weekly Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babtunde Fashola, said: “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented memorandum for the award of […]

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Woman: SARS killed my brother

A middle-aged woman, Mrs. Beauty Shokare, yesterday lamented the unlawful killing of her elder brother, Mr. Efe Radio by men of the Delta State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying his brother was killed by the operatives of SARS and not police. This was as she is calling the security men to release the corpse of […]

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Edo 2020: Count me out of alleged N800m gift to step down – Imasuagbon

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant in Edo State governorship election slated for September 19, Kenneth Imasuagbon, said yesterday denied allegation making the round in the social media and some quarters that he allegedly collected about $2 million from Governor Godwin Obaseki in order to step down for him. This was as he insisted that […]

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Delta: NUJ condemns closure of Ughelli Central Hospital

The Ughelli Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) yesterday condemned the closure by the Delta State Government of Ughelli Central Hospital over COVID-19 pandemic scare. The union in a communique issued after its statutory congress, maintained that the state government had no medical and moral justification to have shut down some departments […]

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Forum wants Nigeria remodeled for progress

Worried by myriads of challenges bedeviling Nigeria and its development since independence, activist and Executive Director, Daniel Ukwu Leadership Foundation, Mr. Daniel Ukwu, has called for a remodelling of the country. Ugwu said that for Nigeria to move forward socially, politically and economically, Nigerians, especially the leaders must put on a new thinking cap that […]

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OPC leader faults threat to life allegation against Gani Adams

Lagos State Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Alhaji Mutairu Adesina, has described claims by a former Chief of Staff (CoS) to Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, Segun Akanni that the Yoruba generalisimo was after his life over a year ago as false, preposterous and manipulative. Speaking against the backdrop of stories […]

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Maritime union vows to resist sack, salary cut in industry

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has warned employers in the nation’s maritime industry not to consider retrenching or reducing the salaries of workers under the guise of the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. This came as the union in commemoration of the 2020 World Seafarers Day, presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to seafarers […]

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Osinbajo postpones NEC meeting

The virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) earlier scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. A statement issued by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary of NEC, Olusola Idowu, in Abuja on Wednesday, said the postponement was based on the orders of the Vice President. The statement did not give any reason for the action but noted […]