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Buhari Never Snubbed Us, Say Anambra Monarchs

Some traditional rulers from Anambra State have described media reports that they were snubbed by President Muhammadu Buhari as misleading blackmail, falsehood and issues of lies circulating. The monarchs in a statement signed by HIM King Kelly Nkeli and HRH F.C Nwankwo also dismissed insinuation that the planned meeting was designed to disparage Governor Willie Obiano. The statement read: “Our attention ...

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Fire Razes Ariaria Market, Aba

Goods and industrial sewing machines worth billions of naira were, yesterday,  destroyed by fire which gutted the Old Express/Watchtower area of the popular Ariaria international market in Aba, Abia State. The fire was said to have started around 9am  from a store used by shoemakers in one of the private buildings converted into market stalls beside the Umuehilegbu Industrial market within ...

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Court Orders Substituted Service Of Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Ize-Iyamu

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, ordered substituted service of a suit seeking the disqualification of the All Progressives Congress’ governorship candidate in the forthcoming election in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Audu Ganiyu. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, granting the plaintiffs’ application for substituted service, ordered that Ize-Iyamu and Ganiyu be served with the suit by ...

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Magu: Sagay Slams Salami Panel For Taking Testimonies Of Fraud Suspects

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itsay Sagay (SAN), on Monday, criticised the Justice Ayo Salami panel probing the allegations of corruption leveled against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and its suspended acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, for taking testimonies of suspects being investigated by the anti-graft agency. Sagay, in a statement titled, ‘Press release by ...

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Rivers APC Tackles Wike Over N18bn Flyover Plan

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has disapproved of Governor Nyesom Wike’s decision to approach the Rivers State House of Assembly to consider a request for the approval of N18 billion for the construction of a flyover and road expansion project in Port Harcourt. The APC, a strong opposition party in the State, expressed its displeasure ...

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Dangote Refinery, NDE Train Ibeju-Lekki Youths on Skills

The Dangote Refinery Group in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has begun a six-month skills’ acquisition programme for the second batch of 200 youths in Ibeju-Lekki Community in Lagos State. The training, which was flagged-off by Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, is aimed at curbing unemployment among the youths. ...

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How Young People In The Niger Delta Are Being Left Out Of Development

Young people’s lives in Niger Delta have not improved despite the setting up of development agencies Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Modesta Tochi Alozie, University of Sheffield Twenty years ago, local resistance arose in the Niger Delta because of the way oil revenue was being shared and how oil pollution was undermining local livelihoods. Young people helped bring development ...

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Politicians Only Interested In Self-Aggrandizement — Bishop Ibezim

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The President of 2020 Awka Anglican Diocesan Synod, Most Reverend Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, PhD, has tasked leaders at various positions of authority to be proactive and just, in order to realize Nigeria’s potentials. Most Reverend Ibezim, who is the Archbishop  Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Anglican Diocese, lamented that because of inactive attributes ...

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Anambra To Establish Rural Electrification Agency

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Rural areas in Anambra state will in no distant future bid farewell to perennial power outage as the state assembly calls for the establishment of Power and Rural Electrification Agency. The bill for a law to set up the rural electrification agency which was sponsored by the Deputy Majority Leader of the state assembly and lawmaker representing ...

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School Managers Should Ensure No Child Catches COVID-19 — Okechukwu

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Chairman Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Basic Education, Hon. Ejike Okechukwu, has stressed the need for school managers and other stakeholders in the education sector across the country to ensure no child catches COVID-19. Okechukwu, who described school reopening across the country as a timely intervention by the federal government, said it was vital ...

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