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target=_blank rel=noopener>Don’t set Imo on fire, state AA chairman admonishes Uzodinma 

From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri The Imo State Chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Ifeanyi Okponwa-Eze, has admonished state Governor Hope Uzodinma not to set the state on fire over the raging battle of supremacy between him those he considers his political enemies. Ex-Imo governor Senator Rochas Okorocha and his supporters had clashed with the supporters
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Senators Abaribe, Adeyemi in hot exchange

From Fred Itua, Abuja Two senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have exchanged unfriendly banter on the floor of the upper legislative chamber over an alleged social media post. The two senators, Enyinnaya Abaribe from Abia State and Smart Adeyemi from Kogi State, were at loggerheads when a
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Oyo: Makinde reopens Shasha Market

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has reopened the popular Shasha Market that was closed down barely 11 days ago at the peak of ethnic clashes that rocked Shasha community in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan. The governor had closed down the market on Saturday February 13 and had imposed
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Cross River: Army foils attempted kidnap of 80-yr-old traditional ruler

From Judex Okoro, Calabar The Nigerian Army through the ‘Operation Akpakwu’ has foiled an attempted kidnap of a traditional ruler, HRH, Muri Stanislaus Eyamba. It was learned that the kidnappers numbering about four stormed the Calabar residence of Muri Eyamba, 80, who is also the Clan Head of Efut Ifako/Mkpara Ancestral Clan in Odukpani. The
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Commission assures political parties of credible Delta local govt polls

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) on Tuesday assured political parties and candidates for the March 6 local government elections of a credible exercise. The assurance is coming just as the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still doubting the neutrality of DSIEC, even
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Fmr minister of lands wants ownership of petroleum resources, oil blocs, host community status addressed in PIB

From Joe Effiong, Uyo Former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Chief Nduese Essien, has urged the National Assembly and the federal government to address grey areas in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) that affects the interests of the oil-producing Niger Delta states. Essien said the grey clauses which should form the nuclei  of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Despite opposition, Senate confirms ex-service chiefs ambassador-designates

From Fred Itua, Abuja The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Four former Service Chiefs and a former Director of Defence Intelligence as ambassador-designates following their nominations by President Muhammadu Buhari. This Senate urged the President to post the newly-confirmed ambassador-designates to neighbouring countries like Chad, Cameroon and Niger, where there is an ongoing insurgency
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target=_blank rel=noopener>P&G, FMITI, BoI, others empowers SMEs at the 2021 P&G – BoI SME Academy

  Vice President Osinbajo, Minister Adebayo, industry leaders provided insights and training during the virtual event. Lagos, Nigeria. February 2021: Leading consumer goods company in Nigeria, P&G, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment (FMITI) and the Bank of Industry (BoI), provided access to trainings for over 700 SMEs during the 2021
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Senator Abiru donates 150,000 facemasks to students, teachers In Lagos East

By Chinelo Obogo The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Adetokunbo Abiru, on Monday, donated 150,000 facemasks to teachers and students of primary schools in his constituency. Senator Abiru handed over the protective materials to the leadership of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB in Maryland, Lagos. In his
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Tension in Aba as hoodlums attack 3 police stations, kill officers

From Ogbonnaya Ndukwe, Aba 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
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target=_blank rel=noopener>CBN, NFIU reverse $3m Cryptocurrency fraud

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has reversed a $3 million fraud back to a country. The fraud was perpetuated through the usage of Cryptocurrency. Speaking before a Senate Joint Committee on Tuesday, the Director and Chief Executive Officer of NFIU, Modibbo Haman, informed the lawmakers

target=_blank rel=noopener>Obituary: Yamani, the Saudi oil minister who brought the West to its knees

  Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Zaki Yamani, the embodiment of the ascent of Arab petroleum power and the face of the 1973 oil embargo that brought the West to its knees, has died. Yamani was a witness to the 1975 murder of the Saudi king who had plucked him, a non-royal, from obscurity to be oil

target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Lagos #EndSARS Panel  summons IGP

  The Lagos State Judicial Panel has summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammad Adamu over a case involving one Adewale Adewuyi, a petitioner who is on a stretcher. Debo Adeleke, the petitioner’s lawyer, alleged that the police have refused to release 26 acres of farmland seized from the petitioner since 2013. Adeleke asked the

target=_blank rel=noopener>NBA, former AG bicker over report on Ondo Chief Judge       

  Babatope Okeowo, Akure The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Akure branch and a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Charles Titiloye on Tuesday jostled over his recommendation of the investigation of the Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu by the State Judicial Council and House of Assembly for delay of criminal

target=_blank rel=noopener>Morocco 2021: Golden Eaglets to know opponents Wednesday

    Five-time world champions Nigeria will know their group phase opponents at next month’s U20 Africa Cup of Nations when the draw holds Wednesday at the Monotel Dar El Barka Hotel in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The ceremony, which will be conducted by CAF’s Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, will commence at 13hrs GMT (2pm Nigeria

target=_blank rel=noopener>Turkey Tourney: Super Falcons make short work of Nzalang National

    African champions, Nigeria steamrolled Equatorial Guinea’s Nzalang National 9-0 in their third and final match of the Turkish Women’s Cup competition played at the Emir Sports Complex in Antalya on Tuesday morning. Captain Asisat Oshoala bagged four of the total with goals in the 11th, 13th (penalties), 26th and 85th minute, while defender Gloria Ogbonna (8th minute),

target=_blank rel=noopener>Senate confirms ex-Service Chiefs as ambassadors 

  Dismisses petitions against nominations In spite of public outcry and petitions, the Senate, Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of the just retired Service Chiefs as non- career ambassadors. The confirmation came following the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and the consideration of same at the Committee of the Whole.

target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Tension in Aba as hoodlums attack another police station, kill two officers

  Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Aba A few weeks after the attack and burning of Omoba Police Station in Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State, hoodlums in the wee hours of Tuesday, ransacked and burnt Abayi Police Station, Aba. New Telegraph learnt that the hoodlums killed an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a police

target=_blank rel=noopener>Facebook to restore news pages in Australia

  Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck with Australia’s government on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook confirmed in statements that they had reached agreement on amendments to proposed legislation to require the social network

target=_blank rel=noopener>Report: Trump to claim he is ‘presumptive 2024 nominee,’ leader of GOP in CPAC speech

  Former president Donald Trump will claim he is the leader of the  Republican party and its “presumptive 2024 nominee” when he makes his first public appearance since leaving office during the Conservative Political Action Conference next weekend in Orlando, according to a report. A longtime Trump adviser told Axios his CPAC speech will be a “show of force,” and said the message will

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