Monthly Archives: October 2020

Anambra Leads South-East States In Road Taxes — AIRS Boss

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Contrary to allegations of massive racketeering at the Anambra State Motor Licensing Office and migration of revenues from vehicle registrations to Imo State, the state revenue service says data from Joint Tax Board shows that Anambra ranks highest in revenues generated from road taxes in the South-East geo-political zone. The State Internal Revenue Service revealed that it ...

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How Hoodlums Looted Over 2000 Bags Of Rice From My Company, Anambra Industrialist Laments

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Billionaire industrialist, Chief Akai Egwuonwu, is a victim of hoodlums who invaded the EndSARS protest and attacked government and private properties including his company at Agu-Awka where they carted away over 2000 bags of rice, cement and looted his entire office complex. How the hoodlums penetrated his underground warehouse where they made away with the bags of ...

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Lagos Approves Reopening Of Schools Monday

Private and public schools in Lagos State can reopen from Monday, November 2, 2020. In a statement on Thursday, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said, “The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools ...

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Buhari Urges Nigerians To Shun Divisive Actions

• Swears in Isa Kwarra as NPC chairman President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and progress of the nation. President Buhari, who spoke during the launch of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) Emblem and Appeal Fund, said this year’s occasion reminded Nigerians of the need to ...

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Nigeria Not Fair To Ndigbo, Northern Elders Lament

Northern elders under the umbrella of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD) have expressed concern over alleged maltreatment meted out on the people of the South-East in the scheme of things. While promising to support the region in future elections, the elders persuaded them to be law-abiding and support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve ...

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Soldiers Prevented Ambulances From Reaching Injured Protesters — Amnesty International

• Stop denials, admit errors, NBA tells FG The global rights group, Amnesty International, has collated and released a timeline of the killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos on October 20. The AI said its crisis response experts investigated and verified social media videos and photographs that confirmed the security forces were present at the ...

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Wike Signs Executive Order Reinforcing Ban On IPOB In Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and its activities in the State. The governor maintained that while Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities, the state government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally proscribed and anarchic IPOB and whatever it ...

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala Waxes Stronger Despite US Opposition

Most European Union member states have continued to express their support for Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation. The BBC also reported on Wednesday that the WTO’s ambassadors have backed Okonjo-Iweala for the position. If the former managing director of the World Bank finally clinches the position, she would be the ...

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Sanwo-Olu Awards Scholarship To Children Of Policemen Who Died In Lagos Violence

•Also To Compensate Their Families •Lagos To Rebuild Burnt Police Stations, Give Life Insurance For Officers Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence instigated by the nationwide youth demonstration against police brutality will not die in vain, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pledged. The State Government, on Wednesday, directed Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to ...

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Nigeria Needs Innovation And Science Investment To Help Control COVID-19

Professor Christian Happi, director of the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, displays one of the most advanced automated acid extractors being used in the laboratory. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Christian Happi, Redeemer’s University and Ifeyinwa Aniebo, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Nigeria, like other African countries, wasn’t spared from the spread of ...

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