NEMA sensitises Kaduna traders on fire prevention strategy

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday sensitized traders of Kasuwan Bachi in Tudun Wada area of Kaduna on the strategies to prevent fire outbreaks in the market.     Speaking during the sensitization exercise, Ishaya Chinoko, North West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, said the exercise became necessary since fire incidents occur more during harmattan season. He also advised the traders to always keep the roads clear of goods, to enable easy access in case of fire incident or any other emergencies.     In an interview with…

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Operation Amotekun: Borrow leaf from Yoruba nation, MASSOB tells S’East govs

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T he Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on the leaders of the Yoruba nation, particularly the Governors of the South-West states to ensure they are not intimidated into sacrificing their new regional security outfit.   MASSOB described the emergence of Amotekun as expected given the intractable security situation across the country, some of which the Federal Government has either shown partisanship or indifference. The group said the outfit was for the protection of indigenous people in Nigeria.     A statement signed…

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Fidelity Bank rewards customers, harps on youth empowerment

F idelity Bank Plc, on Saturday, said there was need for youth empowerment to curb crime and unemployment in the country.   The Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, disclosed this during the year-end appreciation party, themed; ‘Give them Wings’, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.     The event, which was hosted by television personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, and veteran actress, Kate Henshaw, was attended by traditional rulers and captains of industries. Okonkwo said that the bank was hosting the party, having realised that without…

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The sky is your beginning, Sanwo-Olu tells 12-year-old author

Twelve-year-old Munachi Mbonu, a pupil of Atlantic Hall School, Poka, Epe has released her third book, ‘Father’s Will’.     The book, which was launched recently at a ceremony that attracted distinguished personalities, led by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.     A visibly impressed Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the 12-year-old and encouraged her not to relent in her efforts. “Munachi is no doubt on a path to greatness. She has defined her path and I must say without doubt that the sky is her limit,” he said.    …

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Why APC should be wary of Oshiomhole as acting National Chair –Idahosa

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Charles Idahosa, has reaffirmed that the former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has no legal authority to function as National Chairman of the APC.     Speaking with journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Idahosa said Oshiomhole having been suspended by his ward, can no longer flaunt himself as the legitimate chairman of the party at the national level.     Idahosa, who is a former political adviser to Oshiomhole, noted that any action taken by the…

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16 Brigade holds its maiden WASA

The 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Bayelsa State at the weekend held its maiden edition of West African Social Activities popularly called WASA for year 2019 ending and for the beginning of 2020 activities.     Declaring the WASA open, the Commander of the Brigade, Brigadier General E.T Essien, who disclosed that this was the first time WASA was being held at the Brigade after its inauguration in 2016 maintained that the event was being held to uphold the    command and confidence of soldiers, foster espiri de…

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Lagos graduates 3,000 teachers in professional training

.as Sanwo-Olu insists on car gift for best primary school teacher No fewer than 3000 teachers from various schools and district education yesterday graduated from the EKOEXCEL, a teachers’ professional development and training programme in Lagos, just as the state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, insisted on rewarding the best primary school teacher with a car gift.   The Governor also reaffirmed his administration’s plan to transform the educational sector of the State, vowing to increase government’s investment for the good of the pupils. Sunday Telegraph gathered that the primary school…

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Suspension saga: APC rep, LG boss lock horns in Edo

Youths loyal to the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Afemai Action Youth Vanguard in Edo State, yesterday insisted that the suspension of Chairman Etsako Central Local Government Area Mr. John Akhigbe remains and he has lost all rights and privileges as a member of the party in the state.     They also described as spurious, preposterous and laughable Akhigbe’s plot to drag the APC lawmaker representing Etsako Federal Constituency Johnson Oghuma into his suspension saga all in a bid to hoodwink members of the party and the…

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Open defecation: Epidemic looms in Abia community

A call has gone to governments, individuals and organisations to come to the rescue of Atan Abam community in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State, to save it from the imminent epidemic as a result of uncontrolled open defecation.   The community made the call through a woman leader, Elder Ebere Okorie Arunsi, during a UNICEF/ National Orientation Agency (NOA) sensitisation outreach in the community, saying the agency should go beyond the sensitisation on the dangers of open defecation to help attract attention to the need for urgent assistance…

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MOUAU clears VC of sexual harassment allegation

The management of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State has cleared the Vice Chancellor, Prof Francis Otunta, of allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by a female staff of the institution.   It disclosed that the allegation was a product of frustration and vendetta by the said staff because she was disciplined in line with the extant rules of the University.     In a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Jacinta Ogwo- Agu, MOUAU declared that Prof Otunta “at no time or…

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