Monthly Archives: September 2019

BREAKING: Group Storms UK High Commission, Protest $9.6bn Judgement

A Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Monday protested at the United Kingdom High Commission in Abuja over the court judgment granted to Process and Industrial Development Ltd to take over $9.6bn of Nigeria’s asset. The protesters vowed to continue their action for the next one week until the judgement is reversed. They carried various placards with inscription such as ...

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Road Diversion Commences For Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Reconstruction

Road diversion and partial road closure on Monday commenced in preparation for the reconstruction of a portion of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The portion of the road set for reconstruction is from Berger Bus Stop to Kara Bridge. Security and traffic management officials have been deployed to the scene of the diversion to control security and traffic situation. Federal Controller of Works ...

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We Will Bring Nigeria To Its Knees, Niger Delta Militants Threaten

Militants in Niger Delta, on Monday, warned that they would cause collateral damage to oil installations and facilities in the region should the Federal Government go ahead with a suspected plan to take away supervision of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, from Ministry of Niger Delta, MNDA, to the Office of Secretary to Government of the Federation, OSGF. The ...

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Anambra 2021: APGA Considers Soludo For Gov

Barring any last minute change of mind, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) appears set to field a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, as its candidate for the 2021 governorship poll in Anambra State. An APGA chief who pleaded not to be named told The Punch that Soludo was being considered above others. He ...

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Anambra And 2021 Governorship Va-va-voom

By Casmir Igbokwe Don’t mind the big word ‘va-va-voom.’ It simply means something that is exciting or vigorous. The word is derived from the sound of a car engine being revved. I consider it an appropriate metaphor that describes the great excitement over Anambra State’s governorship contest. The battle is in 2021. But the political machine of the state is ...

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Supreme Court To Hear Lying Under Oath Suit Against Buhari Today

The Supreme Court will today (Monday) commence hearing in the suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential poll over alleged act of lying under oath. The suit filed by a legal practitioner and two others is one of the appeals slated for Monday, September 2, 2019 by the apex court. The appellants, Kalu Kalu, Labaran ...

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13 Niger Delta Indigenes Win SPDC JV Scholarship To UK Varsities

Thirteen indigenes of Niger Delta States of Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers have won the 2019 Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture scholarship for a one-year master’s degree in three top-ranked universities in the United Kingdom. The latest awards bring the total number of beneficiaries to 92 since the inception of the scheme in 2010. “A lack of world-class research ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Celebrates New Yam   

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Awka Diocesan Priests, Religious, 2018/2019 out-going and 2019/2020 in-coming episcopal household filed out at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral’s refectory to witness the celebration of Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor’s annual iwaji festival. The visibly elated priests were seen in their numbers adorning all manner of traditional attire. Speaking immediately after cutting the roasted new yam and declaring it open ...

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SERAP, BudgIT, EiE, 6,721 Nigerians Sue 9th Senate Over Plan To Spend N5.5bn On Cars 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 6,721 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying or releasing the sum of N5.550 billion budgeted for purchase of luxury cars for principal members of the ninth Senate, and to restrain and stop ...

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