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target=_blank rel=noopener>APC registration: IPOB allegedly attacks registration officers, cart away materials in Anambra

From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra State Chapter Chief Basil Ejidike has alleged that suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked registration officers and workers, carted away materials meant for the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise at Isseke in Ihiala local government area of the state.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Crashed NAF plane was Maiduguri bound

Molly Kilete, Abuja The ill-fated Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane, that crashed Sunday morning was said to be in its way to Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital when the incident occurred. Daily Sun, gathered that the surveillance aircraft, equipped with state of the art surveillance equipment is used for reconnaissance operations across the country. The
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Federal lawmaker empowers over 700 constitutents with cash grants

From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Not less than 700 constituents from Okigwe North Federal Constituency at the weekend received Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) cash grants and empowerment items worth millions of naira from Hon Princess Miriam Odinaka Onuoha, a lawmaker representing Okigwe North Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. Handing over the cash grants
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Group commits N200 million to COVID-19 prevention 

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Emergency Task Force on COVID-19 of the Victims Support Fund (VSF) said it has committed N200 million to COVID-19 prevention across the six geo-political zones of the country. The group recently donated three solar-powered boreholes and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities to three secondary schools in Ondo State. Mrs
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Report any form of abuse, harassment to us, Bagudu urges students

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has urged students in various tertiary institutions in the state to report any form of abuse, harassment to the government to avoid undergoing unnecessary depressions. Bagudu stated this while addressing members of the National Association of Kebbi State students during the inauguration and swearing
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Service Chiefs: Ohanaeze Ndigbo gets more support on South-East inclusion

From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Conference Of Nigeria Elders For Peace And National Unity (CNEPNU) has backed Ohanaeze Ndigbo on the review of the appointment of Service Chiefs to favour the South-East region. The group strongly condemned the rising spate of insecurity across the country, saying the situation had the potential of overwhelming the Nigerian
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ondo: Man stabs neighbour to death over insult to wife

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure A middle aged man identified as “Naso” has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his neighbour to death during an argument that ensued between them. He was nabbed by the homicide detectives of the Ondo State Police Command. It was gathered that Naso allegedly entered the room of the deceased, identified as
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Jedy Agba embarks on APC membership drive in Cross River communities

From Judex Okoro, Calabar The Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy Agba, has embarked on massive membership drive across the northern senatorial districts of Cross River, calling on youths, women and business people to join the APC. Agba, in the last couple of days, had been mobilising his kinsmen men and women to take
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target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING! 6 killed as Air Force plane crashes in Abuja

From Uche Usim, Abuja Six persons have died as a result of injuries sustained when Nigerian Air Force, a B350 aircraft marked NAF201 crashed on the final approach into Abuja airport. According to the Aviation Minister, Mr. Hadi Sirika, the ill-fated aircraft departed Abuja at 10:33UTC with six persons on board including two crew members.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Cross River: PDP stakeholders give NWC 14-day ultimatum to conduct state congress

From Judex Okoro, Calabar Cross River PDP stakeholders have given the National Working Committee (NWC) a14-day ultimatum to conduct state congress to elect the next officials to pilot the affairs of the party. In an interview in Calabar at the weekend, the stakeholders including some founding members and some support groups including Movement for the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>How engine failure caused Beechcraft crash – NAF

  Emmanuel Onani, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has blamed the crash of its Beechcraft KingAir B350i on failure of engine. The military aircraft was returning to the Nnamdi Azikiww International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja, when it crashed, killing all seven NAF personnel aboard. Confirming the incident, the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI),

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: West Ham beat Tottenham to climb to fourth

  West Ham moved into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham that increases the pressure on Spurs manager Jose Mourinho. Michail Antonio – back in the Hammers’ starting line-up after a two-game absence – gave the hosts the perfect start, poking home after Hugo Lloris had failed to

target=_blank rel=noopener>Osaka plots French Open, Wimbledon success after bossing hardcourts

    Having already stamped her authority on hardcourts by winning both the Australian and U.S. Opens multiple times, Japan’s Naomi Osaka feels she is now better equipped to succeed on other surfaces. The 23-year-old outplayed American Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3 in Saturday’s Australian Open final at the Rod Laver Arena to join Roger Federer

target=_blank rel=noopener>Iran: US must first lift sanctions before talks to revive 2015 deal

  Tehran said on Sunday the United States must first lift sanctions on Iran if it wants to talk about salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal, reiterating its stance that it will not make the first move to restore the pact with major powers. President Joe Biden’s administration said last week it was ready to talk

target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Military jet crashes in Abuja

  A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal says Minister of Aviation, Sen. Sirika Hadi. Unconfirmed reports have it that all six passengers on the plane were killed. Firefighters are currently on the scene. More details later…

target=_blank rel=noopener>Atiku backs privatisation of refineries, other assets

  Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has backed the decision by the Federal Government to privatise some of its assets. The assets include the country’s refineries, the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Zungeru Hydro Power, Tafawa Belewa Square, among others. A total of N493.4 billion is expected to be earned from

target=_blank rel=noopener>Prominent Greek theater director arrested on rape charges

    Greek police on Saturday detained a prominent theater director on charges of rape, the latest twist in the unfolding “MeToo” saga shaking the country’s arts establishment. Dimitris Lignadis, former artistic director of Greece’s National Theatre who resigned earlier this month after accusations of harassment in media reports, turned himself in to police after

target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Djokovic beats Medvedev to win ninth Australian Open title

  Novak Djokovic has won his ninth Australian Open title, beating Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final at Melbourne Park. Victory takes Djokovic’s grand slam singles tally to 18 – just two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic began the match in ominous fashion, breaking Medvedev in the second game of the first

target=_blank rel=noopener>Kelechi Nwakali: How Nigeria’s ex-Arsenal World Cup winner got trapped in work-permit hell

  The reasons why a player may struggle to live up to ‘wonderkid’ status are many. Poor attitude, injuries, a poor relationship with a manager, the wrong move at the wrong time, the pressures of expectation – the list goes on. Kelechi Nwakali perhaps ticks some of those boxes but the main reason the Nigerian midfielder has yet

target=_blank rel=noopener>Smuggled diary tells how freed Chibok girls survived Boko Haram camp

  There was a rescue campaign on Twitter, but the women taken from a Nigerian school were saved by their strength and diplomacy The resistance began three months after the young women were taken from their school dormitory by Islamist militants and hidden in the depths of a forest. It would end in direct confrontation

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