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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ebonyi massacre: Victims of Persecution condemn mass killings
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja Victims of Persecution, an advocacy group, has condemned the mass killings of defenseless women, children and people in four communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by rampaging herdsmen who invaded the communities. The areas attacked were Nkalaha, Obegu, Amazu Nkalagu and Umuhuali autonomous communities. State Governor David Umahi
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Plateau: Military task force arrests kidnapping, armed robbery suspects
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Nigerian military’s Special Task Force (STF) Operation Safe Haven (OSH) has arrested 17 suspected kidnappers and five armed robbers for attempted kidnapping and robbery at Lishin village in Pengana Chiefdom in Bassa and Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Areas of Plateau State. OSH Commander Major General Dominic Onyemulu stated
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target=_blank rel=noopener>People, not God, responsible for crises in the country – Ajagu
By Henry Uche, Lagos The founder, Academy For Entrepreneurial Studies, Nigeria (AES), Ausbeth Ajagu, has said that people, not God, are responsible for the myriads of challenges bedeviling the country. At a press briefing, Ajagu said much of the blame goes to politcal leaders who have failed to deliver the real essence of leadership. Acccording
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Okechukwu condemns Ebonyi killings, attack on Soludo
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu, has condemned the killing of citizens in Egedegede community of Ebonyi State by suspected herdsmen. Okechukwu, in a statement on Thursday, also condemned the attack on former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chukwuma Soludo, by gunmen in
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Minimum Wage: Academic Staff Plateau tertiary institutions issues 7 days ultimatum
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Joint Union of Academic Staff of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions (JUASPTI) has issued the Plateau State Government 7 days ultimatum to address issues arising from the implementation of the new minimum wage or embark on an indefinite strike. Chairman of the Union Lumpye Innocent Simji disclosed this while addressing
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ebonyi killings: Rep charge security agencies to apprehend perpetrators
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Reformatory Institutions, Anayo Edwin, has charged security agencies to apprehend those responsible for the killing of innocent citizens in Egedegede, Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi State. Edwin, in a statement, on Thursday, expressed shock over the incident and called on
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Obaro stool: Appeal court upholds Ilajo royal family claims
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja An appeal court sitting in Abuja Wednesday said a lower court ruling that threw out the case of the Ilajo royal family challenging the appointment of Chief Dele Owoniyi as the Obaro of Kabba on the basis that it was statue barred was wrong and a miscarriage of justice. Chief Henry
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Suspected highway robber meets waterloo
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A suspected highway armed robber has been reportedly killed during a gun battle with the Police on Makurdi-Lafia road. According to the Benue State Police Command, a gang of armed robbers whose modus operandi is to rob commuters on the highway in military or police uniform had, as usual stormed the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack female farmer in Ondo
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Thursday allegedly attacked a female rice farmer in Ogbese, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. The farmer identified as Amaka Okafor was reportedly attacked while working on her farm. It was gathered that she was inflicted with matchete cuts on her head and hands by
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Group launches campus Shuttle for Federal Varsity
Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society, (SMCSL) Federal University of Wukari on Thursday launched campus Shuttle system to ease movement on the campus and neighborhood for students and the university community. The President of the SMCSL Dr. Akpa Paul Hassan who unveiled the busses and tricycles at the annual General meeting of the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NDLEA arrests suspected Chadian Boko Haram drug supplier
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it has arrested a Chadian Boko Haram drug supplier in Taraba State and a trans-border trafficker in Yobe State. It has also recovered 477grammes of cocaine and heroin in Kaduna State. One of the suspects, Adama Uomar Issa, was arrested on Wednesday, March 31 in
target=_blank rel=noopener>Fire guts OkoBaba Sawmill Market
Lagos State Fire Service and other rescue are currently battling to put out an overnight inferno that gutted OkoBaba Saw Mill Market, Ebute Metta, Lagos. The firefighters and men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), have cordoned off the area to prevent recoding casualties. “We are trying to prevent the raging fire
target=_blank rel=noopener>California office building shooting kills 4, including child
A shooting at a Southern California office building on Wednesday killed four people, including a child, and injured a fifth person before police shot the suspect, police said. Shots were being fired as officers arrived at a two-story office building on Lincoln Avenue in Orange, southeast of Los Angeles, at about 5:30 p.m., Lt.
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: India opens up immunisation to more people, vaccine exports to dwindle
India opened up its coronavirus inoculation programme to people above 45 on Thursday as infections surge, which will delay vaccine exports from the world’s biggest maker of the drug. The country, with the most number of reported COVID-19 cases after the United States and Brazil, has so far injected 64 million doses and
target=_blank rel=noopener>US FAA approves design of 737 MAX 8200 variant
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it had approved the design for the Boeing 737-8200, part of the Boeing 737 MAX series, a necessary step before the U.S. planemaker can begin delivering the airplanes to Ryanair. The FAA said the 737-8200 incorporates all of the design improvements that were part the 20-month review of the
target=_blank rel=noopener>J&J says batch of COVID-19 vaccine ingredient fails to meet quality standards
Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it had found a problem with a batch of drug substance for its COVID-19 vaccine, which did not meet quality standards at Emergent Biosolutions’ production site in Baltimore, Maryland. The issue was identified and addressed with Emergent and shared with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, J&J said,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Police determine cause of Tiger Woods crash, but it might never be revealed
Detectives have determined the cause of the crash that left Tiger Woods with serious injuries earlier this year – but it might never be revealed. After the golfer crashed his SUV just outside Los Angeles in February, he told officers he did not remember driving, let alone how the crash occurred, reports Sky News. He
target=_blank rel=noopener>Qatar 2022: North Macedonia inflict historic qualifying defeat on Germany
• Germany suffer first home World Cup qualifying loss since 2001 • Spain see off Kosovo despite error from goalkeeper Unai Simón North Macedonia stunned Germany with a 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Duisburg, as Eljif Elmas’s 85th-minute winner earned the Balkan country what is surely their greatest ever win. Germany dominated the first half with
target=_blank rel=noopener>Qatar 2022: England need late Maguire strike to beat Poland
Harry Maguire’s late winner made it a maximum nine points from three World Cup 2022 qualifiers for England as they overcame Poland at Wembley. Poland presented a much sterner test than the formalities against San Marino and Albania and it looked like England would have to settle for a point until Maguire struck five
target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerian Medical Professor emerges one of America’s best physicians
Nigerians in diaspora, fueled by passion to succeed , make global impact and the inherent resilience in them continue to record phenomenal successes on international scale in a wide range of fields. The latest is Professor Iyalla Elvis Peterside, a Nigerian-born medical doctor, who has been named one of America’s Best Physicians
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