One dies, three injured in Onitsha auto crash

One person lost his live while three others were hospitalised following a motor accident that occurred yesterday at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State. Driver of a trailer, according to witnesses, lost control while descending from the Borromeow roundabout towards bride head and crashed. It killed a retired police officer and injured others. The trailer was carrying two container-loads of foreign plywood which fell off from the truck. When our correspondent visited the scene, officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and police were rescuing the injured, while a towing…

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Onitsha market leaders arraigned for N15m theft

Police have arraigned five Onitsha market leaders before Ontsha Magistrates’ Court 11 for allegedly stealing and misappropriating public fund amounting to over N15 million President of Uba Planks and Joist Association (UPJA), Bridge Head, Onitsha, Anambra State, Anthony Chiloli, and members of his executives – Ajaegbo Godwin, Odera Nwosu, Anadumaka Chukwuma and Rapuluchukwu Okafor – were arraigned for a five-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The police prosecutor, ASP Crescent Ogbu, said Chiloli and Ajaegbo, between October 18, 2012 and May 15 2016, conspired to commit offence, to wit stealing,…

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Power rotation’ll favour S’East in 2023 – Okechukwu

Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, believes that the South-East has fared better under the Muhammadu Buhari administration. He also speaks, in this interview with FELIX NWANERI, on some national issues including the face-off between the presidency and the anti-graft war What do you make of the frosty relationship between the presidency and the Senate, which unfortunately, are controlled by your party – All Progressives Congress (APC)? The party might not announce what it is doing, but…

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Thugs destroy proposed depot

Thugs yesterday destroyed the property of Bontus Oil and Gas Limited, based in Onitsha, Anambra State. The company is currently working out modalities to partner with a firm as its main agent in the commercial city of Onitsha and its environs. It was learnt that officials of the company were in Onitsha penultimate week, during which they inspected facilities at the abandoned site, which Bontus acquired and contacted the firm for a possible collaboration between the two companies for the distribution of its products, including rice, cement, sugar, noodles, among…

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Recession: Indigenous technology to the rescue

The just-concluded National Fabricators’ Workshop, organised by the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), in conjunction with other bodies, is not only an attestation of the I-can-do spirit of Nigerians, but a revelation of innate capabilities and uncommon ingenuity of Nigerians. CALEB ONWE was at the event A glance at the array of indigenous technology and the locally fabricated machines on display, made it obvious that the problem of most talented people in Nigeria, is not the unfounded superstition of ” witchcraft manipulation” but lack of encouragement and financial…

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Ezugwu: Successive govts’ve always neglected South-East

Chief Willy Ezugwu is the Secretary General of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP). He speaks, in this interview with FELIX NWANERI, on recent developments in the polity ahead of the 2019 general elections and some critical issues affecting the South-East What is your reaction to the recent release of the schedule for the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), two years to the polls? The action of the electoral commission is condemnable, insensitive and a disservice to the country. Ordinarily, you will think that…

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No cabal can hijack Buhari’s govt – Momoh

Former Minister of Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Tony Momoh, believes that President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation of powers to his lieutenants does not mean that he has lost control of his government. He also speaks in this interview on the performance of the APC administration, FELIX NWANERI reports     The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government would soon be two years in office. How would you assess the administration against the backdrop that you once said that Nigerians should stone APC leaders if the…

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Customs, Licensing Office should synergise on smuggling, duty evasion – Onuora

Prince Ben Onuora is a Fellow and past Chairman of the Research & Advocacy Committee of the Institute of Directors (IOD), Director of notable companies, including Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc and Vestor Group Limited. Onuora, who is also the Managing Partner, Benon Chambers, a Lagos-based law firm, spoke to CHIJIOKE IREMEKA on burning issues in Nigeria’s economy What is your take on the ban on rice and vehicle importation through the land borders? First of all, why do Nigerians patronise the land borders to bring in goods from neighbouring countries?…

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Why I’m still single at 30 –Adenike Adegbite

How’s the year been for you? So far so good, it’s been great but it will definitely get better. Can we meet you? I run the Trillion-Bucks Company; a media, marketing and events management company in Nigeria. I’m also the Founder of F-art-shion Show; Fashion and Beauty Business- FABB Series, an initiative aimed at developing the science of fashion and beauty business in Nigeria. Take us into your growing up years? I’m from a family of seven including my step- mum. I am the first child. I have two sisters…

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NAFDAC arrests nursing mother, 7 others over adulterated drinks

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday raided the Ogbaru relief market, near Onitsha, arresting eight persons over their alleged involvement in the production of fake alcoholic drinks. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that one of the suspects is a nursing mother. The agency also sealed three shops in the market, confiscating adulterated drinks and production materials worth millions of naira Some registered drinks, being adulterated in the market included J&W, Baron Romero, Lord’s dry gin, Seaman Schnapps, Carlo Rossi, Red Label, Hennessy,…

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