Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ambode Seeks World Bank’s Partnership In Funding Transport, Energy, Water Sectors

…says support for Lagos‘ll positively rub off on Nigeria’s economy  Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday called on the World Bank to seriously consider partnership with the State Government in funding key projects in transport, energy and water sectors, saying such collaboration would positively impact the economy of not just the State but the country at large. Speaking ...

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Melaye: We’ll Not Be Intimidated, Police Dare Senate

The Nigeria police have spurned the resolution of the senate, describing it as deliberate blackmail, witch-hunting, unfortunate and mischievous; and vowed not to be intimidated. Police see the Senate’s resolution declaring the Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, as enemy of democracy as a deliberate attempt to blackmail him. The force noted that the I-G and the Nigeria ...

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APC Breakup Imminent As Ex-PDP Members Give 7-Day Ultimatum

Former members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC,  appear to be spoiling for a fight as they issued a seven-day ultimatum, asking the party to address their complaints of marginalization. Their letter which was addressed to the National chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, was signed by Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, former National ...

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Anaocha 1 Constituency Not Well Represented — Ejiofor

Raymond Ozoji, Awka A former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly Hon. Ejiofor Ebele Leonard has said that Anaocha one state constituency is no longer being represented well enough to attract state government presence to communities in the constituency. The ex-member of the state legislature who represented the constituency in the fifth assembly on the platform of the ...

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NSCDC Nabs Couple Involved In Recruitment Racketeering In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps says it has discovered and  apprehended a couple in Anambra state whose stock-in-trade is to advertise fake NSCDC recruitment notice on the internet to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. The agency disclosed that the couple allegedly advertise vacancy notice purportedly being handled by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence ...

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Lagos To Complete Largest Rice Mill In Sub-Saharan Africa Early 2019

…revs up new Mile 12 Market, Agbowa Timberville Sawmill, others The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said all hands were on deck to complete the largest rice mill in Sub-Saharan Africa currently ongoing in Imota Local Council Development Area of the State within the first quarter of 2019. Apart from ensuring availability of rice in the market, the mill which ...

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Gov Masari Mourns Isyaku Rabiu

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has expressed sadness over the death of Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, saying it is another monumental loss to the Islamic world, coming only three days after the death of Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal, the Chief Imam of Katsina Central Mosque. Governor Masari said in the death of Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, the religious and business communities ...

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Deteriorating Situation In Igboland Appalling, Says Author of ‘Shadows Of Biafra’

Nigerian author and scholar, Mr Uchenna Nwankwo, has decried the appalling situation in Igboland whereby “some radicalised Igbo youths seem hell-bent on disrupting and upturning the social and political peace of the Igbo country.” In his welcome address at the launching of his book entitled, Shadows of Biafra, in Lagos on Tuesday, Nwankwo said, “As a keen observer of the ...

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Trump Abandons ‘Defective’ Iran Nuclear Deal, To Revive Sanctions

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies. Trump said in a televised address from the White House that he would reimpose U.S. economic sanctions on Iran to undermine “a horrible one-sided ...

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INEC Won’t Defend Officials Collecting Money To Register Voters In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will not defend any of its officials asking eligible voters to pay money before they can register and obtain their permanent voter cards. Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra state Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji made the statement at a stakeholders meeting comprising the media, the civil society organisations, joint ...

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