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target=_blank rel=noopener>Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as WTO DG best thing to happen to African women
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) women leader in Kogi State, Princess Grace Iye Adejoh, has described the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation as the best thing to happen to African women in recent times. The women leader in a press statement made available
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NCPC Boss, security engage Fulani, Plateau natives over fresh killings
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Executive Secretary Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam and the Commissioner of Police Plateau State, Edward Egbuka has convened an emergency peace summit to halt fresh killings in Bassa, Riyom, Jos South and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State. Rev. Pam, who declared the meeting open, held
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Rivers moves to regulate water production
From Tony John, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Government says that it would eliminate quacks in the water production industry in order to ensure quality production and consumption. State Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja, stated this at a three-day ongoing stakeholders’ forum on Water Management and Regulations in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany revalidates APC membership, describes ruling party as best thing to happen to Nigeria
From Paul Orude, Bauchi Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday at the Central Primary School, Udubo, Gamawa local Government of Bauchi State, describing the ruling party as the best thing to happen to Nigeria. Tuggar who flew in from his base in
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Northern Elders, Governors meets over safety of members in Southern Nigeria
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Northern Governors Forum and the Northern Elders Forum has expressed strong determination to protect Nigerians living in the North and demanded the safety of all Northerners living in the South West and other parts of the country. Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Igbo leader tells Christians to emulate Muslims in burying corpses immediately to avoid spread of pandemic
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi The propriator of Rojenny Tourist Village, Oba, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka (Ogilisi Igbo) has warned members of Igbo traditional society and Christian Churches in Igboland to desist from what he described as celebration of corpses and keeping dead bodies in mortuaries, a practice
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Gunmen murder female varsity student in Benue
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Some yet to be identified gunmen have reportedly shot dead a female student of the Benue State University (BSU). The deceased, identified as Jessica Agee was said to have been gunned down at her Gyado Villa abode on Monday night by her assailants. Although, it was not yet clear why the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ondo: Governor orders probe into alleged unlawful detention by chief judge
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has directed the state’s Ministry of Justice to investigate the allegation made by an indigene of the state, Mr Olupelumi Fagboyegun, against the Chief Judge of the state, Justice O Akeredolu, on his alleged illegal arrest and detention for over three years. Mr Olupelumi had in a
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target=_blank rel=noopener>University don wants justice for South-South, South-East
From Tony John, Port Harcourt A university don has called on the federal government to be holistic in its approach in ensuring that issues of injustice being raided by the peoples of the South-South and South-East are properly addressed. ‘I stand to be corrected that the people of South-South, South-East have not gotten a fair
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kogi Govt disolves mgt of Kogi United, Confluence Queens
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Kogi State government Monday evening announced the dissolution of the management team of the Kogi United football team and that of the Confluence Queens. In a tersed two paragraphas statement, the secretary to the state government, Folasade Arike announced the dissolution without giving any reason . However, pundits say the dissolution
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Man United’s Greenwood signs two-year extension to 2025
Striker Mason Greenwood has extended his contract with Manchester United until June 2025, with the option of a further year. The 19-year-old, who made his senior debut for England last September, was already under contract until June 2023. Greenwood is a product of United’s youth academy and has been with the club since the age
target=_blank rel=noopener>Australian Open: Djokovic digs deep to beat Zverev
Eight-time champion Novak Djokovic stretched his recent dominance at the Australian Open to a 19th consecutive match win Defending champion Novak Djokovic showed yet more mental and physical resilience to beat German sixth seed Alexander Zverev and reach the Australian Open semi-finals, reports the BBC. The top seed fought back to win 6-7 (6-8) 6-2
target=_blank rel=noopener>Abdulsalami warns of imminent disintegration
*Says Nigeria is reaching ‘point of no return’ Daniel Atori, Minna Former Nigerian Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar has warned that the country may disintegrate if Nigerians do not remain calm and united in the face of recent challenges. While expressing concerns over the recent attacks in parts of the
target=_blank rel=noopener>Gunmen assassinate Benue varsity student
Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be members of a secret cult, on Monday night assassinated a female student of Benue State University identified as Jessica Agee. She was shot dead at her residence located at the highbrow Gyado Villa in Makurdi. New Telegraph learnt that there were gunshots in the second campus
target=_blank rel=noopener>N’Korean hackers tried to steal Pfizer vaccine know-how, lawmaker says
South Korea’s intelligence agency has said North Korea attempted to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments by hacking Pfizer Inc, a lawmaker briefed by the agency said on Tuesday. Digital espionage targeting health bodies, vaccine scientists and drugmakers has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic as state-backed hacking groups scramble to secure the latest
target=_blank rel=noopener>Minister: FG to install CCTV cameras on major highways
Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, says the Federal Government will install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on major highways across the country to curb the rising cases of kidnapping. Speaking on ‘Sunrise Daily’, a ‘Channels Television’ programme, on Tuesday, Muhammad said President Muhammadu Buhari has resuscitated the abandoned CCTV project in order to
target=_blank rel=noopener>Freed sailors return to Turkey, narrate ordeal with Nigerian pirates
Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea arrived back in Turkey on Sunday and the ship’s captain described how they faced death threats and were held in a forest during their three-week ordeal. The freed hostages were welcomed at Istanbul Airport by their families and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Buhari asks senate to confirm Bawa as EFCC Chair
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Inflation hits 16.47%, highest since April 2017
The consumer price index, which measures the rate of increase in the price of goods and services, increased to 16.47 percent in January. This is the highest point since April 2017. The CPI/Inflation report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that food inflation has also crossed the 20 percent mark. Details
target=_blank rel=noopener>Shasha: We’ll ensure justice for victims – Makinde
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State declared yesterday that his government would ensure that justice was served on victims of crisis that erupted between Hausa and the Yoruba residents of Sasa Market of Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan at the weekend. The governor disclosedthat a judicial panel would also be inaugurated to investigate the crisis
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