Monthly Archives: February 2018

Pro-APC Leader Abducted In Bayelsa – Police

The Police Command in Bayelsa on Tuesday confirmed the kidnapping of Mr Robert Desmond, Chief Executive Officer of a pro-All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign group known as the “New Face.” The Spokesman of the command, DSP Asimin Butswat, who confirmed the abduction, said in Yenagoa that the police had commenced investigation to arrest the perpetrators of the crime. A witness, ...

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US Set To Topple Russia As World’s Biggest Oil Producer

The United States will overtake Russia as the world’s biggest oil producer, if not this year, by 2019 at the latest, as its oil import dropped to its lowest level since 2001. IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said this at an event in Tokyo that United States would overtake Russia as the biggest crude oil producer “definitely next year”, if ...

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Bill Cosby Loses Daughter Ensa

Bill Cosby’s 44-year-old daughter Ensa Cosby has died in Massachusetts from kidney disease. She died last Friday. Spokesman for the comedian, Andrew Wyatt revealed the death, but he did not immediately offer other details. “Please keep the Cosby family in your prayers and give them peace at this time,” he said, according to a report by AP. Bill Cosby lost another ...

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Ambode Signs N1.046tr 2018 Budget Into Law

…targets N897bn revenue …assents consolidated transport sector, teaching service commission bills   Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the State into law with a total budget size of N1,046,121,181,680.00.   The total budget size comprises N347, 038, 938, 872.00 to be funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, and N699, 082, 242,808.00 from ...

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Erratic Power: Bayelsa Govt Summons PHEDC Officials

Worried by the epileptic power supply in Bayelsa State, the state government has summoned the officials of the Port Harcourt Distribution Company, demanding explanation for starving the state for some months. It was learnt that at the meeting in Yenagoa, held in the office of the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd.), top officials of the distribution company, based ...

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Anambra Set To Fight Open Defecation

Mr Victor Ezekwo, Programme Manager, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) in Anambra has expressed willingness to combat open defecation in the state. Ezekwo made the pledge in Awka while interacting with newsmen. He said that Gov. Willie Obiano Administration was committed to ensuring improved healthy living standards of the people in the state. Ezekwo added that government had already ...

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Mbakwe, Jim Nwobodo, Peter Obi Voted Greatest Southeast State Governors Of All Time

The trio of the late Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe (from Avutu-Obowo, Imo State), Chief Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo (Nkanu, Enugu State) and Chief Peter Gregory Onwubuashi Obi (Agulu, Anambra State) have been voted the greatest Southeast state governors of all time by Southeast pro-democracy and civil rights activists. The Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights & Good Governance Organizations (SBCHROs) disclosed ...

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Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly Double Car Bombing Near Presidential Palace

Two car-bomb attacks have killed at least 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say. The first took place outside the presidential palace late on Friday. The second hit a nearby hotel. Dozens of people were wounded. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which has been trying to oust Somalia’s government, says it was behind both. A gun battle followed ...

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Syria War: UN Security Council Approves 30-Day Ceasefire

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations. However, some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce, raising questions about its real impact. The Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave near Damascus has been bombarded by government forces for the ...

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