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Ekwueme, Ezeoke, Osinbajo and Gbajabiamila (2)

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Eric Teniola THE Unity Party of Nigeria led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo opted out of the arrangement by insisting that in a presidential system of government, there was no room for an all-inclusive...

Tue Jul 2nd, 2019     Read More →

Five students to represent Nigeria at Global Robotics Olympics

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Five Nigerian students, drawn from secondary schools across the country, have been selected to represent Nigeria at the next First Global Robotics Olympics (GRO) in Dubai in October. Students at...

Mon Jul 1st, 2019     Read More →

Udom Emmanuel partners State-based Publishers

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…this unprecedented forum signals better deal – Publishers Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel will partner publishers of Akwa Ibom State based newspapers and online news blogs towards...

Mon Jul 1st, 2019     Read More →

Allocations : Discordant tunes as local councils await direct allocation

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May get allocations this week By Emma Amaize, Clifford Ndujihe, Sam Oyadonga, Jimitota Onoyume, Gabriel Enogholase, Festus Ahon, Egufe Yafugborhi, Harris-Okon Emmanuel, Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu &...

Mon Jul 1st, 2019     Read More →

Stop collecting pensions, SERAP tells Orji Kalu, Goje, Okorocha, others

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged all former governors now in the ninth Senate to “publicly commit to stop collecting pensions from their states while they...

Sun Jun 30th, 2019     Read More →

Jonathan, Obi, Ihedioha eulogise Atiku’s father in-law

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Onitsha (Anambra) – Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo and Former Governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi were among dignitaries who stormed Onitsha on Saturday for...

Sun Jun 30th, 2019     Read More →

Vote of thanks for support on 75th birthday celebration

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Dele Sobowale “I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying…or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood—William Shakespeare, 1564-1616. It was the first...

Sun Jun 30th, 2019     Read More →

FG stirring anarchy with plan to establish settlements for herdsmen — PANDEF

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By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Niger Delta THE Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the umbrella group of traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta, yesterday,...

Sat Jun 29th, 2019     Read More →

Lagos, 11 other states refuse to publish 2019 budget despite World Bank’s N228.7bn Per-State incentive — BudgIT

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Twelve of Nigerian state governments have proved that the returns from the usual business of budget secrecy are much more fulfilling to them than the $750million incentive provided by the World...

Mon Jun 24th, 2019     Read More →

The plight of state pensioners

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AS the Labour sector and the nation at large get set for the battle to implement the recently-approved National Minimum Wage, the complementary Labour compensation law – the Pension Act...

Mon Jun 24th, 2019     Read More →

3 die as Akwa Ibom communities clash over woman’s extra-marital affair

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By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo—NO fewer than three persons have been reportedly killed following a clash that erupted between Ikot Osute and Ikot Ukpong villages in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of...

Mon Jun 24th, 2019     Read More →

Discordant Tunes Trail EU, IRI, NDI Post-2019 Election Reports

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•Aisha Yesufu: Nothing will change until electoral reforms are made •Tanko Yakassai: 2019 election violence will remain talking point for years •PDP: Election reports have...

Sat Jun 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Worrying warnings

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The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO, has just issued one of its periodic recommendations for those who wish to travel to Nigeria…which it regards as a hotbed of violent...

Fri Jun 21st, 2019     Read More →

Buratai achieving peace without military fire in N Delta

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By Jimitota Onoyume Assistant News Editor It has been peace in the Niger Delta without much of military fire since Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai was appointed Chief of Army Staff, COAS, by...

Wed Jun 19th, 2019     Read More →

NDDC Board: Delta youths make case for MD, chairmanship position

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By Elizabeth Uwandu ASABA—FOLLOWING recent calls by several stakeholders on the controversy surrounding the states to produce the next Managing Director and Chairman on the board of the...

Wed Jun 19th, 2019     Read More →