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Shell, UNIPORT Inaugurate Aret Adams Chair For Petroleum Engineering

Nigeria’s leading energy company, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, and the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State have appointed Sunday Ikiensikimama, a professor of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, on a four-year term to the SPDC JV Aret Adams Professorial Chair in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt. ...

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Abia Bye-Election Outcome: Wake-Up Call On Anambra Guber, Group Tells Party Hierarchy

Following the poor showing of the All Progressives Congress(APC), in last Saturday’s bye-election in Abia state, some stakeholders of the party from Anambra have called on the party hierarchy to jettison any plan to foist an unpopular candidate in this year’s gubernatorial election in the state. The party chieftains, operating under the aegis of APC Patriots, Anambra chapter, observed that ...

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Obiano’s Wife Empowers Women, Youths With New Skills 

Raymond Ozoji,  Awka The reality of overcoming pervasive privation and hunger through productive use of new skills acquired under the aegis of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative Programme (CAFE) Skills Training programme has excited over three hundred participants trained by the wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Dr Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano. The trainees sang and danced as they rounded off  ...

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Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Tinubu At 69, Says He’s Pathfinder, Cheerful Giver 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on his 69th birthday.  Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Sunday, described Asiwaju Tinubu as a visionary leader and a rare mentor with exceptional abilities in various areas of human endeavours, ...

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Probe Alleged Misuse Of N4.5bn COVID-19 Funds By Kogi Govt, SERAP Tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate alleged misuse of the N4.5 billion donations, loans and support the Kogi State government obtained from the Federal Government, including N90,720,000 reportedly spent on software to track COVID-19 ...

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Why I Went Naked Before Some Young Nurses — Peter Obi

Obi has described the Nursing profession as a noble and dignified one. Explaining, he said that by their work they were contributing so much to the preservation of the species, and can, in a manner of speaking, be obviously regarded as essential to the health of the society. Obi was speaking yesterday during the Maiden Convocation of the College of ...

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Conspiracy Against Soludo Thickens As Aspirants Insist On Primaries 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka It is clear that Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s governorship ambition seems to have been a cog in the wheel of other aspirants’ aspirations as they all unanimously insisted that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) must conduct a free, fair and credible primary election for the most popular candidate to emerge. That was the resolution of the ...

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‘No One Can Stop Self-Determination For A Sovereign Yoruba Nation’

Chairman, Steering Committee for Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) and Treasurer of Ilana Omo Oodua, Otunba Folashade Olukoya, has said nothing and no one could stop self-determination for a sovereign Yoruba nation. “We are already talking to the United Nations on referendum and plebiscite. The UN will do the referendum for us. “What we are working on is not ...

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ESN: Anambra Elders Angry As Nnamdi Kanu Denies Insulting Obi Of Onitsha

The recent reorganisation of Onitsha-Ado Vigilante Service in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, has pitched Anambra Elders against leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. A tweet from Kanu’s verified Tweeter handle, on March 21, 2021, had alleged that the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, revived the vigilance group on the prompting of the Presidency ...

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Eight Redeemed Church Members Kidnapped In Kaduna As Father Of Kidnapped Student Dies Of Shock

Amid the continued confinement of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State 17 days after they were abducted by bandits, no fewer than eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were on Friday abducted by gunmen. Saturday PUNCH gathered that the victims were in the church bus travelling for ...

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