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Halt To School Resumption: Afenifere Demands Ministers’ Sacking

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has condemned the decision of the Federal Government that schools should remain closed in the country until further notice. The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the ministers of education for planning to ground education for a year. The Secretary General of the association, Bashorun Sehinde Arogbofa, said the Federal Government should have ...

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Fayemi, Ambode, Babalakin, Others Celebrate Steve Ayorinde @ 50

Eminent personalities in the public sector, media, arts and tourism industry have poured encomiums on the former Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who clocked the golden age of 50 on Thursday July 9. Ayorinde, who has been described by many as a committed man of culture and an exemplary journalist, was also honoured with ...

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Emmanuel Nwude: Court To Decide Ownership Of Forfeited Property In Lagos

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra-born business tycoon, Emmanuel Nwude, who between 1995 and 1998 was alleged to have defrauded a Brazilian Bank of $242million, has returned to the Court of Appeal Lagos Division to reclaim a property he allegedly forfeited in a plea bargain with the federal government. Nwude who hails from Abagana in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state ...

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Woman Strangles Husband To Death In Abia

The Abia State police command has arrested one Mrs Rose Uwaga for allegedly strangling her 83-year-old husband, Alhaji Isa Uwaga, in Umuahia, the state capital. Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonnaya confirmed the arrest of the woman, who was said to be in her early 70s, to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Wednesday. Ogbonnaya said that one of ...

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Panel Grills Magu Over Alleged Ownership Of Dubai Properties

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu’s problems worsened on Wednesday as the presidential panel investigating corruption allegations against him shifted its focus to properties he allegedly acquired in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The suspended EFCC boss, who has been in the police custody since his arrest on Monday, was interrogated for the ...

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Osinbajo Denies Collecting N4bn From Magu

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to a series of tweets and online publications by PointBlank News and Newsreel.com.ng on 8th July 2020, credited to one Jackson Ude. In a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said Ude’s story was that “embattled former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, allegedly embezzled over N39 billion ...

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Obi Hails Patrick Okigbo, Chidubem Obi, Njideka Akunyili Over International Honours

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi, has praised three illustrious individuals from Anambra State who were recently celebrated on the international stage for their professional and intellectual excellence. The Founder of Nextier, a Consulting Firm based in Abuja, Mr Patrick Okigbo, who hails from Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area ...

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Police Arrest Founder Of Church Of Satan In Abia

The founder of the Assemblies of Light Bearer Greater Church of Lucifer, popularly known as Church of Satan, Ohafia, Abia State, Ifekwe Udo, has been arrested by Abia State command of the Nigeria police and his church allegedly pulled down by youths in the area. Ohafia is the home town of popular tele-evangelist, Rev (Dr) Uma Ukpai. This is coming ...

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Sokonte To Gov Wike: Reopen Markets In Rivers State

The Ag. Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Hon Sokonte Davies, has called on the Government of Governor Nyesom Wike to reopen markets in the State. Dr Davies said while receiving a delegation of market women in the State who paid him a visit at the Party Secretariat that the APC was acutely aware of the suffering ...

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