Monthly Archives: October 2018

2019: South-East And South-South Intellectuals Reaffirm Support For Atiku/Obi Ticket

Intelligentsia group across universities in South-East and South-South under the aegis of Academic Democrats at the weekend unanimously restated their resolve to work for the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, in the 2019 general elections. In an enlarged meeting and Banquet at GeoGold Hotels Awka, the Academic ...

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UNIZIK Performs New Yam Rituals 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Director, Directorate of Igbo Village and Centre for African civilization (IVACAC), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Very Rev Fr Prof. Bonachristus Uchenna Umeogu, has advocated for a unifying celebration of New Yam (Iwa Ji) festival in Igboland as a way to internationalize the celebration as a cultural exchange. Prof Umeogu called on South-East Governors to collaborate with the  ...

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BREAKING: Plane Carrying 188 People Crashes Into Sea

An Indonesian passenger jet, Lion Air, is feared to have crashed on Monday. Agency reports indicate that plane was carrying 188 passengers and crew when it went missing shortly after take-off. Sindu Rahayu, directorate general of Civil Aviation at the transport ministry, said, “The aircraft was carrying 178 adult passengers, one child and two babies, with two pilots and five ...

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Anambra Ex-Council Chairman To Sue Media House For Libel

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Ex-council chairman of Orumba-North local government area of Anambra state Chief Emeka Aforka has said that he is prepared to take legal actions against one Ogene newspaper over what he termed malicious publication against his person because he is currently seeking to represent Orumba-North in the state assembly. Aforka said he was not afraid of cheap blackmail ...

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Ambode, Canadian Governor-General, Payette, To Open New Biosecurity Lab In Lagos

…facility to mitigate against post-ebola threats Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, will on Tuesday join the Governor General of Canada, Rt Hon Julie Payette to inaugurate a new biosecurity laboratory in Lagos. In a statement on Sunday, the Lagos State Government said the inauguration of the State Biobank, located at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba, where the isolation unit ...

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Anambra PDP Restates Support For Peter Obi

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The executive members of Anambra state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have restated their support for the former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi, over his nomination as the running mate of PDP presidential standard-bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The party also said all those who emerged from the party’s primary would have all the support ...

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Buhari Has Moral Certificate, Says Nweke   

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Awka-North and South Federal Constituency seat in the 2019 general elections Chief Emmanuel Nweke has observed that the southeast region of the country lacked basic infrastructure for 16 years. He also said President Muhammadu Buhari has moral certificate which has endeared him to the international community. He said roads, ...

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Okorocha Begs APC NWC To Field Son-In-Law Nwosu

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has literally gone on bended knees to plead with the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress to field his candidate of choice, his son-in-law as the governorship candidate of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Okorocha made the plea in Owerri, on a day he also announced that he would ...

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Ex-PDP BOT Chairman, Tony Anenih, Dies At 85

A former Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih has reportedly died at the age of 85. Reports say Anenih died at a private hospital in Abuja on Sunday. A source close to the family, who confirmed the development but chose to remain anonymous said the children of the elder statesman would issue an ...

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Traffic: Police Launch Joint Operation To Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads

… identify worst hit areas, to impound cars of defaulting motorists The Lagos State Police Command has launched a joint operation with other sister agencies to seriously tackle the upsurge in traffic gridlock on roads across the State caused by lawlessness on the part of some motorists, among other factors. Tagged Operation Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads/Operation Velvet, the police ...

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