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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lagos Catholic Knights visit Martins to mark 60th anniversary
By Cosmas Omegoh, Lagos The Lagos Metropolitan Grand Knight of The Order of the Knights of St Mulumba, Nigeria, Sir William Adebisi, and the Deputy Supreme Knight, Sir (Dr) Charles Mbelede, on Monday, led a team of top officers of the Order on a courtesy visit to the Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Secure govt projects in your domains, Danagogo tasks community leaders
From Tony John, Port Harcourt The Secretary to Rivers State Government (SSG), Tammy Danagogo, has implored leaders of community associations in the state to monitor ongoing projects in their communities to ensure that the safety of the contracting firm was not compromised. Danagogo made this assertion when the leaders of Nyemoni Awome Ogbo of Abonnema,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>2023: Igbo group shortlists Kalu, Okonjo-Iweala, Peter Obi, Ekweremadu others for president
By Cosmas Omegoh, Lagos As the clamour for the emergence of a Nigerian president of Southeast extraction in 2023 gathers momentum, some young Igbo entrepreneurs have begun to shop for possible candidates from the five southeastern states. The group, which operates known as Umunna Lekki Association, comprises young entrepreneurs from Igboland residing in the Lekki,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ogun: Abiodun seeks N83.5 billion loan to improve agriculture, solid minerals, tourism, others
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has sought the speedy approval of the N83.5 billion loan requested from the 1.68 per cent Development of Natural Resources Fund (DNRF) from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RAMFAC). The loan, if approved according to the governor, will be used by the state
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Jim Iyke production debut ‘Bad Comments’ premieres in Abuja
From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja The residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) came out in large numbers Monday to show support for ‘Bad Comments’, the production debut of popular Nollywood bad boy Jim Iyke. The star-studded movie, which was directed by Moses Inwang and executive produced by Iyke, features the best of old and new
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Our call for Emefiele’s resignation stands – Arewa Assembly
From Sola Ojo, Kaduna The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has restated its call that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, resign his position for not stabilising the country’s economy. The group was reacting to a statement credited to Yerima Shettima of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum which said that it was
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target=_blank rel=noopener>UNIBEN shut over students’ protest
From Tony Osauzo, Benin The management of the University of Benin has announced the closure of the institution following students’ protest over a N20,000 late school fees payment levy. The students had on Monday protested the levy at the two campuses of the University, blocking the Ugbowo end of the Benin-Lagos road and Ekhehuan road,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari presides over FEC meeting
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is current presiding over a virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the conference room of the First Lady’s office, State House Abuja. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Secretary to Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha are among those physically present at the meeting. Also present
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target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING: Enyimba unveils Finidi George
Enyimba Football Club on Wednesday unveiled former Nigeria international, Finidi George, as the new head coach of the team. In a social media post, the club confirmed the appointment with a bit of excitement in the caption, “How great is it to have a legend as an Elephant”. George has put pen to paper on
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Why digital, marketing communications space must be revolutionised in Nigeria – Nwabueze
From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Marvee Strategies, a digital, content-creating and branding firm, Marvelous Nwabueze, has said the digital and marketing communications must be revolutionised with technology in order for Nigeria to remain relevant in the space in the future. He made the disclosure in a statement he made available
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target=_blank rel=noopener>GEJ Foundation calls on African leaders to safeguard democracy
The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on African leaders to safeguard democracy from further recession and attacks calling on those in government to deliver on the promises of good governance and prioritise free and credible elections. Wealth Dickson Ominabo, Communications Officer of the foundation in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa to mark this
target=_blank rel=noopener>Housewives protest power outage in Kano
There was tension in Kano, as housewives in their hundreds protested incessant power outages by the Kano Distribution Company (KEDCO), which they said is causing serious health and economic problems in their communities. The housewives, who expressed dissatisfaction with power supplied to their communities in the Kano metropolis, stages a peaceful protest on Wednesday calling
target=_blank rel=noopener>South East, West separationists not different from Boko Haram, ISWAP – Gbajabiamila
…says insecurity remains overwhelming threat to Nigeria Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said miscreants and criminals camouflaging as separationists in the South East and South western part of the country are not different from members of the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP). Gbajabiamila, who made this
target=_blank rel=noopener>Cholera claims over 150 lives in Niger – Commissioner
Daniel Atori, Minna At least 150 persons have lost their lives in the wake of the cholera outbreak across the 25 local government areas of Niger State from April this year till date. Making this disclosure on Wednesday, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Makusidi said initially the disease was detected in
target=_blank rel=noopener>N’Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, says South
North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military has confirmed. Japan also reported an object was fired, and that it may have been a ballistic missile. Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called the launch “outrageous” saying it threatened peace and security in the region. It is the
target=_blank rel=noopener>California recall: Democratic gov. survives bid to oust him – US media
California Governor Gavin Newsom appears to have survived a rare state-wide vote to remove him with a clear majority, US media report. Republicans launched the election over his handling of the pandemic. The Democrat, currently in the third year of his four-year term, had faced a field of 46 candidates, and was expected to
target=_blank rel=noopener>UEFA League: Koeman accepts Barca fate after Bayern schooling
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was in a resigned mood after his side were outclassed and beaten 3-0 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, saying fans needed to be realistic about the team’s current plight. A deflected goal from Thomas Mueller gave Bayern a deserved lead in the first half before Robert
target=_blank rel=noopener>Report: Major Taliban row at presidential palace
A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban over the make-up of the group’s new government in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials told the BBC. The argument between the group’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and a cabinet member happened at the presidential palace, they said. There have been unconfirmed reports of disagreements
target=_blank rel=noopener>China’s ambassador banned from UK Parliament
China’s ambassador to the UK has been told he cannot come to Parliament while sanctions remain in place against a number of MPs and peers. Zheng Zeguang was due to attend a Commons reception on Wednesday, hosted by the all-party group on China, reports the BBC. But after protests, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle and
target=_blank rel=noopener>I’ll stand, work for my Constituents – Plateau Reps Member
Musa Pam, Jos Member Representing Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives and Chairman House Committee on Navy, Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi has said he will always stand, work and defend the interest of his Constituents in the National Assembly. He said his focus always is to
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