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My Five-Day Ordeal In Herdsmen’s Den — Abducted 16-Year-Old Girl Laments

A 16-year-old girl, Chinyere, has lamented that she missed sitting for her post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination at the Abia State University, Uturu, because she was abducted by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Also abducted with her are seven other travellers and the incident occurred at the Okada junction on the Benin-Ore Expressway, Edo State. The victim said ...

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Akwa Ibom Imports 2,000 Cattle From Brazil

The Akwa Ibom State Government says it has imported 2,000 cattle from Brazil. This is part of efforts to produce sufficient meat with a view to increasing protein intake for people of the state. The State Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, stated this while interacting with newsmen in Uyo. According to Udoh, the development is also aimed at ensuring food ...

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Efi Igbo, Local Chickens More Delicious Than Foreign Breed – Soludo

…says the church, govt and private sector should adopt school programme to provide equal opportunity to poor children  The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has admonished all to patronise made in Nigeria goods. He said that Anambra rice, Efi Igbo (Igbo cow) and locally bred chickens were more delicious compared to the foreign breed. ...

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Corruption Fuelling Insecurity In Nigeria—Forum

Citizens, civil society leaders and other stakeholders have raised “serious concerns about the escalating series of kidnappings, killings and insecurity across the country, which are clearly fuelled by years of grand corruption and impunity of perpetrators,” and stated that, “only ambitious and robust anti-corruption fight can end the insecurity in the country.” This was stated today at a townhall meeting held at ...

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Zenith Bank Launches High Interest-Yielding Target Savings Account

One of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced a high interest-yielding target savings account named “SAVE4ME”, which enables customers plan and save towards their aspirations and needs conveniently. The new product is designed to support flexible savings for predetermined purposes such as asset acquisition or even marriage, and offers a higher interest rate than a regular savings ...

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Election Petition: Buhari’s Cambridge Documents Unknown To WAEC, Deputy Registrar Tells Tribunal

*Posers raised on discrepancies in President’s name in different documents; number of subjects sat for The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the body has no hand in the issuance of results to Muhammadu Buhari by the Cambridge University International Assessment Education. The Council also stated that the assessment result sheet ...

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APGA National Chairman Buries Daughter Friday 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Ozomkpu Victor Ike Oye is to bid his 27-year-old daughter Mrs. Chinenye Barbara Amaechi farewell on Friday August 2nd, 2019 as she begins her journey to eternity. Amawbia, the country home of the chairman in Awka-South local government area of Anambra state, has continued to host a ...

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Anambra Assembly Inaugurates 29 Standing Committees 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The 7th Anambra State House of Assembly has inaugurated 29 standing committees together with their chairmen and deputy chairmen. Speaker of the House and member representing Ayamelum state constituency Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor who reeled out the committees yesterday as soon as the House reconvened after its recess, said the committees should swing into action immediately and ...

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APC Accuses Atiku Of Committing Felony, Threatens Govt’s Decisive Action

The All Progressives Congress (APC) strongly condemns the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, “who has now made it a pastime to make public statements on issues, which constitutionally should be reserved for the duly elected head of government or his designees.” In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, ...

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Election Petition Tribunal: Witness Contradicts Buhari, Says Enlisted Personnel Were Not Ordered To Submit Certificates To Military Board

*Abba Kyari claims he signed for, collected Buhari’s Cambridge 12 days ago The controversy surrounding the educational qualification of Muhammadu Buhari for the February 23 presidential election, took center stage on Tuesday at the presidential election petition tribunal with more revelations emerging on the issue. Buhari had in 2015 claimed that his certificates were with the military board on request. ...

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