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Umahi denies defecting to APC

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David Umahi. Photo: THENIGERIANVOICEEbonyi State Governor, David Umahi, yesterday, denied a report that he had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressives Congress (APC),...

Sun Oct 18th, 2020     Read More →

FG should begin police reform to end protests

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A former lawmaker, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, has urged the Federal Government to begin the process of police reform to douse the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality by Nigerian...

Sat Oct 17th, 2020     Read More →

South East group seeks Middle Belt’s support for Igbo President

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A South East group yesterday hit Makurdi to engage in talks with a North Central group focusing on the South East’s agitation to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in...

Fri Oct 16th, 2020     Read More →

Scepticism trails SARS ban, HURIWA tasks Buhari, IGP

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Emmanuel Onwubiko Scepticism has trailed the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), as stakeholders ask the Federal Government to come clean on...

Tue Oct 13th, 2020     Read More →

Expert urges Abia to address multiple taxation, insecurity

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Executive Director, Partnership Initiative In The Niger Delta (PIND), Dr. Dara Akala, has urged Abia State government to address the issues of multiple taxation, insecurity and difficulty in...

Sun Oct 11th, 2020     Read More →

‘Women have been poorly represented in Nigeria’

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Ogbonnaya Francess Olisa Ogbonnaya, popularly known as Tabitha, is an award winning broadcast journalist. A political analyst and much recently a politician who has declared interested to contest...

Sat Oct 10th, 2020     Read More →

Abia government discusses with Army over harassment of community- Commissioner

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Chief Dan Okoli, Abia Commissioner for Homeland Security said the state was in talks with military authorities to stop their men from harassing Owaza people in Ukwa West LGA. Okoli disclosed this...

Fri Oct 9th, 2020     Read More →

Nigeria records zero COVID-19-related deaths in 5 days, NCDC says

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Nigeria recorded zero COVID-19-related deaths in fice days, as 103 new infections were recorded. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on...

Fri Oct 9th, 2020     Read More →

Transporters plan 500% fares hike over multiple taxation

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Association of Private Transport Company Owners of Nigeria (APTCON) has said it may be forced to hike fares by as much as 500% in the coming weeks over multiple taxes. Members of the association...

Thu Oct 8th, 2020     Read More →

How to reverse rising tide of brain drain, medical tourism in Nigeria after 60 years

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At independence, Nigeria built a health system structured basically along the model of the colonialists. From the 60’s through the mid-eighties, the health system was anchored and led by...

Thu Oct 8th, 2020     Read More →

Abia trains rice farmers, expects six tonnes per hectare

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A three-month training course on Sawah Expansion Strategy of Sawah Ecotechnology for Rice Farming is ongoing for farmers selected from the Abia State rice growing Farmers’ Cooperative...

Thu Oct 8th, 2020     Read More →

Concerned Abia Professionals set to commission isolation centre

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The Concerned Abia Professionals has announced the commissioning of ‘Abia Care Centre’, a 50-bed ultra-modern isolation centre with a functional molecular laboratory fully built and...

Wed Oct 7th, 2020     Read More →

Lagos is top earner as states' IGR drop by 11%

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The internally generated revenue (IGR) of the states dropped to N612.87bn in the first six months of 2020 from N693.91bn in the corresponding period of 2019. The National Bureau of Statistics...

Wed Oct 7th, 2020     Read More →

Shell gas to boost industrialisation in Oyo

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Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG), will facilitate domestic gas infrastructure development in Oyo, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the state government last week. The pact...

Wed Oct 7th, 2020     Read More →

Police arrest teacher, friend accused of raping teenager in Osun

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A civil servant in Osun State, Mr Gbenga Ayenioye, and his friend, a theatre practitioner, Mr. Tunde AmokeOja, have been arrested and detained by the police for allegedly raping a teenage girl...

Tue Oct 6th, 2020     Read More →