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target=_blank rel=noopener>Imo PDP laments increasing spate of insecurity in Imo, slams Gov Uzodinma
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri The major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State chapter has lamented the increasing spate of insecurity in the State, berating Governor Hope Uzodinma for failing in his duty and responsibility of guaranteeing the safety and security of lives and property in the State. Worried by the situation party calls
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Our postpaid customers owing huge debts – EEDC
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) Plc Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh has expressed worry over what he described as poor payment culture by its postpaid customers across the South East, “despite the steady improvement in the quality of its services.” Ezeh spoke on Sunday after the company’s just
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Attack on Ikpeazu: Coalition knocks Smart Adeyemi, demands apology
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Coalition for Good Governance and Rule of Law (CGGRL) has advised Senator Smart Adeyemi to apologise to Chief Okezie Ikpeazu over his recent attacks targeted at the Abia State Governor. The coalition described Sen. Adeyemi’ s outburst as uncalled for. Last week, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District had
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NDLEA nabs transborder drug trafficker in Sokoto with N1bn worth of cocaine
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has nabbed a transborder drug trafficker, 36-year-old Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu in Sokoto State. He was picked while trying to cross to Algeria through the Niger Republic with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine weighing 1.550kg, which has an
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Anambra guber: Don’t block APGA’s winning chances – BoT member warns party faithful
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi A Board of Trustees (BoT) member of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has accused some members of the party of activities capable of undermining the winning chances of the party in Anambra State ahead of the 2021 governorship election. The party chieftain who spoke while assessing the situation
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Governor Mohammed’s Commssioner calls Ortom an underperformer
From Paul Orude Bauchi There is no end in sight in the war of words between the camps of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State as a Commssioner in Mohammed’s cabinet, Hamisu Shira, has described Ortom as an underperforming Governor. Shira, who was responding to comment by Ortom
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Nigeria’s situation no longer acceptable, APC Govs forum DG cautions Buhari
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has made strong appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that the national situation in the disturbing insecurity in the country is no longer acceptable to Nigerians. In a statement he issued in Abuja on Monday titled: ‘Poverty and
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Sri Lanka police arrest ‘exorcist’ after child killed in ritual Arrest
A woman in Sri Lanka who caned a nine-year-old girl claiming it would drive out evil spirits has been arrested after the child died of the injuries caused, police said Monday. The woman claiming to have specialised in witchcraft had promised to rid the girl from Biyagama, 33 km east of Colombo, of evil spirits.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Myanmar coup: Court files fresh charges against Suu Kyi
A Myanmar court has filed fresh charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a report on the Mizzima News website. The former dissident was charged with disturbing the peace and public order during her second court hearing via video conference. She had previously been charged with breaches of the country’s emergency management
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target=_blank rel=noopener>UN appeals for $3.85bn as Yemen faces hunger crisis
The United Nations is calling for funding in an international donor meeting on Monday to save millions of people in Yemen from hunger. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), estimates that a sum of 3.85 billion dollars is needed this year to help the warn-torn country. In 2020, countries only donated
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Former French President Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail – two of them suspended – for corruption. Sarkozy, 66, was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate by offering a prestigious job in Monaco in return for information about a criminal inquiry into his political party. The magistrate, Gilbert
target=_blank rel=noopener>Barcelona club offices searched, arrests made
Barcelona’s offices were searched on Monday morning and Catalan police made an unconfirmed number of arrests. Police said detentions were made but did not say who or how many people were taken into custody, reports Sky Sports. However, unconfirmed reports have it that ex-president Josep Bartomeu was one of those arrested. The club said
target=_blank rel=noopener>Amnesty programme issues fraud alert
Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) on Monday raised the alarm over attempts by fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting members of the public capitalising on the delay in payment of stipends to ex-agitators. The Interim Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), in a statement said unscrupulous elements were circulating messages claiming to
target=_blank rel=noopener>Report: Bandits return to Zamfara community, abduct 80 women, children
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 100 people, including 80 nursing mothers and children in Sabuwar Tunga village, Dankurmi district in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The incident occurred few hours after gunmen killed over 40 persons in the community. According to online news portal, SaharaReporters the armed
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Countries call on drug companies to share vaccine know-how
In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity. It is one of three factories that The Associated Press found on three continents whose
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Nigeria records 240 new cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria recorded 240 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday — the lowest single-day count for January and February. The NCDC released the data in its update for February 28, 2021 via its Twitter handle. The country had recorded 341 cases on Saturday — a plummet from
target=_blank rel=noopener>18 killed in ‘bloodiest day’ of Myanmar coup protests
Security forces in Myanmar fired on protesters Sunday, killing at least 18 people and leaving more than 30 others injured on the deadliest day of demonstrations since the February 1 military coup, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office. “Throughout the day, in several locations throughout the country, police and military forces have confronted peaceful
target=_blank rel=noopener>NNPC debunks March fuel price hike
…cautions against hoarding, panic buying Regina Otokpa, Abuja Contrary to speculations of an imminent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said there were no such plans to increase the ex-depot price of petrol in March, 2021. A press release by the Group General Manager, Group
target=_blank rel=noopener>I’d rather miss Olympics than get COVID-19 vaccine, says Sprinter Blake
Olympic champion sprinter Yohan Blake of Jamaica said he would rather miss the Tokyo Games than get the COVID-19 vaccine, although getting vaccinated will not be required of the athletes competing there this summer. “My mind still stays strong, I don’t want any vaccine, I’d rather miss the Olympics than take the vaccine, I
target=_blank rel=noopener>Euro roundup: Lukaku’s quick start sets up Inter win over Genoa
• Inter and Milan win, while Atlético extend lead in Spain • Bundesliga bottom club Schalke sack Christian Gross Romelu Lukaku scored after just 32 seconds as Internazionale maintained their title charge with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Genoa at San Siro. Antonio Conte’s side got off to the perfect start when Lukaku immediately drove through the
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