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Lagos Speaker Urges South-West Monarchs To Protect Yoruba Culture

… Olota of Otta honours Speaker with traditional title The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has urged traditional rulers in the Southwestern part of Nigeria to continue to protect the culture and tradition of the people of the zone by constantly speaking the Yoruba language. Speaker Obasa made the plea on Tuesday ...

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Senate Confirms Buratai, Other Service Chiefs As Ambassadors

The Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate. Their confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Mohammed Bulkachuwa. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, directed the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) (Borno); Vice Admiral ...

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Tension As Hoodlums Attack Police Station In Aba, Kill Operatives, Set Offices On Fire

Hoodlums early Tuesday morning, attacked the Abayi Osisioma Ngwa divisional police station in Abia State, killing some of the operatives and setting the offices on fire. The unidentified bandits said to number about 50, also carted away arms and ammunition from the station located along Umuojima/MCC Road, in Osisioma council area of Aba commercial town. This is as the divisional ...

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New COVID-19 Variant Detected In Nigeria – NCDC

A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in Nigeria, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Iheakwazu, has said. Mr Iheakwazu while speaking at Monday’s weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said the new variant dubbed B.1.525 was first discovered in a sample collected on November 23 from a patient in Lagos State. He ...

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Anambra 2021:  Journalist Dares Soludo, Ezeemo, Ozigbo, Okonkwo, Others 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Comrade Osita Eze,  a journalist, novelist and poet, has declared interest to dare the likes of Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, Valentine Ozigbo, Obiora Okonkwo and a host of other aspirants in the forthcoming November 6 Anambra governorship election. Eze, who is currently in his late 30s and equally functions as a public affairs analyst, said his aspiration ...

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Why Ndigbo Should Rally Round APC — Ejidike   

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Chief Basil Ejidike, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state, has described the party as a beautiful bride, urging the Igbo nation to rally round the APC to enable them to mainstream into national politics. Ejidike stated this at the party’s review of stakeholders meeting held in Awka at the weekend. He said ...

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Air Crash: Obi Condoles With NAF, Bereaved Families

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has sympathised with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and families that lost their loved ones in Sunday’s crash of a military aircraft that claimed the lives of seven people. NAF had confirmed later yesterday that seven passengers onboard a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft died ...

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Six Feared Dead As Military Jet Crashes In Abuja

Six persons were feared dead when a military jet crashed in Abuja on Sunday. According to officials of the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the jet owned by the Nigeria Air Force reported an engine failure about 10.39am before the crash. The incident was also confirmed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who identified the military aircraft as King Air ...

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Privatisation Of Refineries And Other Assets: Better Late Than Never, Says Atiku

Former Nigeria’s Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says for decades, he has championed the privatisation of our economy and full deregulation of our oil and gas sector, amongst other sectors, for greater service delivery and efficiency. In a statement, Atiku said, “As chairman of the National Council on Privatisation, I advanced these policies which saw our economy achieve 6% GDP ...

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