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Ailing septuagenarian rescued 3 days after abduction in Abia

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An ailing 76-year-old Benjamin Okoye, who was abducted last Friday in Abia State, was, yesterday, rescued from his captors’ hideout at Okpukwu Umuobo Area of Aba town by operatives of the...

Tue Dec 19th, 2017     Read More →

DEC pledges FG support to eradicate poverty in Nigeria

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By Chinedu Adonu ENUGU – DEVELOPMENT Education Centre, DEC, Enugu, has solicited the help of federal government to help the centre combat extreme hunger and poverty especially among women...

Mon Dec 18th, 2017     Read More →

Senate blasts TCN for spending N738m to clear abandoned goods at the port

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By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate has taken a swipe at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, for spending a whopping N738 million to clear abandoned goods at the port. The attack came when...

Mon Dec 18th, 2017     Read More →

14-yr old Chikamnayo wins Abia One-Day Gov

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By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA—GOVERNOR Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has awarded full tertiary education scholarship to 14-year old Miss Joy Eze Chikamnayo, who last week, emerged and served as a...

Mon Dec 18th, 2017     Read More →

Alleged $195m contract scam: Reps c’ttee invites Amaechi, Ibas, Peterside, contractor

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By Emman Ovuakporie ABUJA—THE House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, has invited the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, Rear Admiral Ibok...

Mon Dec 18th, 2017     Read More →

NPFL: Lobi Stars ready for 2017/2018 season- Club official

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Mr Mike Idoko, the Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars Football Club has expressed the team’s readiness for the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Season scheduled to begin Jan....

Sun Dec 17th, 2017     Read More →

NPFL 2017/2018 Week 1 fixtures released

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The week 1 fixtures for the 2017/2018 season of the NPFL has been released. #NPFL18Draw… Opening day games Kwara Utd v Tornadoes FC Ifeanyiubah v Yobe Stars Wikki v Go Round Akwa Utd v...

Sun Dec 17th, 2017     Read More →

A Priest with a Difference: MSGR RALPH A. NWOSU

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Before his death, he was a priest of the Most High God, a Vicar General, a papal Chamberlain—a Monsignor, a defender to the defenceless, father to the fatherless, husband of poor widows, a...

Sun Dec 17th, 2017     Read More →

Obiano to S/east Govs: Join APGA or lose your seat to APGA candidate in 2019

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The governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has advised his fellow south-east governors to join All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, if they want to be re-elected coming 2019 general...

Sat Dec 16th, 2017     Read More →

Boko Haram: PDP battles Buhari over govs’ approval of $1bn

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The Federal Government last night justified the approval by the National Economic Council of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for the fight against insecurity even as it, for the first...

Sat Dec 16th, 2017     Read More →

Dangote partners Abia on youths’ employment

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By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA—DANGOTE group of companies has provided the sum of N18.5 million as seed money towards the establishment of Dangote Education For Employment (E4E) Job Center in Abia...

Fri Dec 15th, 2017     Read More →

Senate walks out Fashola for lack of budget documents

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By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate yesterday, walked out the Minister of Power, works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola over what they described as his “unpreparedness to face the...

Fri Dec 15th, 2017     Read More →

Assault: prosecution of Abia Speaker ongoing – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has assured that the case of alleged assault on its officials by the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly and his wife would not be swept under the...

Thu Dec 14th, 2017     Read More →

Cows led by Fulani herdsmen destroy cassava farm in Umuahia

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By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA—SCORES of cows belonging to herdsmen invaded and destroyed a cassava farm at Olokoro, Umuahia South Council of Abia State, valued at hundreds of thousands of Naira....

Thu Dec 14th, 2017     Read More →

What politicians can learn from the Army on restructuring (1) — Ike Nwachukwu

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…How to safeguard Nigeria’s unity Former foreign affairs minister, Major-General Ike Nwachukwu, rtd. has said that the Nigerian Army must adapt itself into a dynamic entity able to...

Wed Dec 13th, 2017     Read More →