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target=_blank rel=noopener>State of nation: Aremu demands impeachment of Governors for security lapses
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Member, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Study (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, and Vice President, IndustriALL Global Union, Comrade Issa Aremu has called for impeachment of governors over security lapses in their respective States, saying that, “insecurity is unofficial class war against the poor in the country”. Aremu, a front line trade
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Delta HoS charges medical practitioners on quality services
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Medical Practitioners in Delta State have been charged to display true professionalism in the discharge of their duties. The state Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko who gave the charge in Asaba, urged medical practitioners to be totally committed in rendering quality and excellent services. He spoke when executive members of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Inter-varsity centres’ workers want inclusion in SSANU, NASU negotiation
From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Senior Staff workers in the Federal Government -owned University centres have canvassed for their inclusion in the earned allowance currently being negotiated by the leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) in the country. The group under the umbrella of SSANU and
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Alleged money Laundering: Again, EFCC fails to arraign Senator Oduah, Others
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja For the second consecutive time, the planned arraignment of former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah and others on alleged money laundering charges by the Economicancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was stalled at the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. The prosecution agency on Monday, blamed the development to the non
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target=_blank rel=noopener>External borrowings is like a gift to Nigeria – Minister
From Felix Ikem, Nsukka Minister of State, Budget and National Planning Prince Clement Agba, has said that federal government external borrowings is like a gift to the country due to favourable conditions and payback period attached to it. The minister said this at the weekend at Community Primary School, Lejja in Nsukka Local Government Area
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Anxiety in Kano as tricycle operators protest alleged unfriendly taxation
From Desmond Mgboh, Kano Tricycle operators in Kano State, Monday, commenced an indefinite strike to protest a recent unfriendly tax policy by the state government. The association’s industrial action, which since morning had disrupted traffic flow in many parts of state capital, equally left many workers and road users stranded as they could not find
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Disquiet over Bayelsa Govt role in Bayelsa Fertilizer Project
From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa There is uneasy calm over claims by stakeholders that the Bayelsa State Government is moving to scuttle the Bayelsa Fertilizer and Petrochemical Project because of its location. The project for which the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has already been received is sited at Odioma in Brass Local Government Area. According to
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Royal Palm estate: 14 aides of Okorocha arraigned in court, granted bail
From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri 14 aides of former governor of Imo, State, Rochas Okorocha were yesterday arraigned before a magistrate court in Owerri for conspiring to commit misdemeanor and attempt to overthrow the State government, an offence according to the court, punishable under section 517 of the Criminal Code caption C38, laws of the Federal
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Alleged 69.4bn debt: Court vacates order against Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, set aside the interim order through which the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) seized property belonging to a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, for an alleged N69.4 billion debt. Justice Okon Abang, in a ruling, also vacated all consequential orders earlier made by the court on Jan. 4 but
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target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19 victims: Biden holds candlelight ceremony on Monday – White House
United Staes (U.S.) President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Monday on the lives lost to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Biden will also hold a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at sundown together with the First Lady, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, the White House said. “ …
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in UN convoy attack
Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country, its foreign ministry has said. Luca Attanasio died in hospital on Monday after the United Nations convoy he was travelling in came under fire near Goma, a statement said. The convoy reportedly belonged to
target=_blank rel=noopener>N’Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago
New Zealand lowered its flags on Monday and made special note of those who couldn’t travel as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people. Hundreds of people attended an outdoor service in Christchurch, which continues to rebuild from the magnitude 6.3 quake that destroyed much of its downtown.
target=_blank rel=noopener>US vows ‘firm action’ against Myanmar military
The United States will keep up “firm action” against Myanmar authorities violently cracking down on opponents of a military coup, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday, after two protesters were shot dead over the weekend. Myanmar’s security forces have been unable to stop more than two weeks of daily protests and
target=_blank rel=noopener>Texans stuck with $5,000 electric bills after winter storm need help, officials says
Elected officials in Texas said the state should help pay some of the eye-watering electricity bills sent to residents after the devastating and deadly winter storm that caused widespread blackouts. Texas has a highly unusual deregulated energy market that allows consumers to choose between scores of competing electricity providers, reports Reuters. Some providers sell
target=_blank rel=noopener>Djokovic’s ‘sublime 9’ a statement to the chasing pack
Novak Djokovic’s “unbelievable” performance to win his ninth Australian Open final was a statement to the young guns looking to break the stranglehold of the “Big Three” on Grand Slam titles, according to seven-times major winner Mats Wilander. Arguments over which of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal or Djokovic are the greatest men’s champion
target=_blank rel=noopener>Ronaldinho loses mum to COVID-19
Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho’s mother, Dona Miguelina is dead. The 71-year-old passed away in a hospital in Porto Alegre after testing positive for COVID-19. Atlético Mineiro, the World Cup winner’s former club, confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, with a message of condolence. “It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Newcastle relegation worries deepen as Man Utd go second
*Man City beat Arsenal for 18th consecutive win *Maddison, Barnes win it for Leicester at Aston Villa *West Ham beat Tottenham Marcus Rashford played a key role in a win over struggling Newcastle as Manchester United returned to second place in the Premier League. The England striker helped the hosts overcome a stuttering start when
target=_blank rel=noopener>From Kankara to Kagara: The deification of banditry
Dakuku Peterside The recent abduction of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State by armed bandits is another demonstration of the dilapidated state of security in Nigeria and the Nigerian state’s failure to secure the lives and ensure the safety of her citizens. According to news reports, the bandits
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Kagara victims still with captors, says Niger Gov
…as freed abducted bus passengers received at Govt House Governor Sani Bello of Niger State says the victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, have not been released. At a press conference in Minna, the state capital, on Sunday night, the governor said efforts were being made to rescue them unhurt. “We still
target=_blank rel=noopener>Ayenakin: We need reform for effective justice system
Mr. Banjo Ayenakin in this interview with BABATOPE OKEOWO, expresses regrets that implementing judgments in Ondo State has become a herculean task What does it look like to enforce judgement in Ondo State? It has not been different. I am very sorry to say, even when you have a Senior Advocate of Nigeria as
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