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Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of 3 years’ salary

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After three years of legal battle over a legislative seat in the Benue House of Assembly, the Appeal Court in Makurdi, on Friday, gave judgment in favour of Joseph Boko and ordered the immediate...

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Army begins ‘Operation Crocodile Smile III’ in Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, A/Ibom states

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The 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Friday commenced `Operation Crocodile Smile III’ exercise across some states of the Niger Delta, to stem the tide of pipeline vandalism in the...

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Activists seek justice for late 13-yr-old, Ogbaje raped victim

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By Boluwaji Obahopo &Esther Onyegbula Indigenes of Idoma on the platform of Ochetoha K’ Idoma, in Benue State; Coalitions of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, and Federation of...

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Shi’ites: US, CDHR condemn use of ‘maximum force’

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ABUJA — Reactions yesterday trailed the bloody clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, and security agencies, as the United States Government, Chief Mike Ozekhome,...

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“Adikpo London in the eyes of a settler” written by Benue Journalist, billed for public presentation

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By Peter Duru, Makurdi The book, “Adikpo London in the eyes of a settler” written by Iorliam’Amo Shija, Journalist and historian, is due for public presentation on November 8,...

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Will this President stop the killings?

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Again, we are heartbroken. We are grief-stricken by yet another wanton killing, avoidable deaths. The latest from Kaduna and Abuja. We have not forgotten the pogrom in Plateau, the homicide and...

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2 doctors slump in Kogi hospital

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By Boluwaji Obahopo LOKOJA—A doctor with the Paediatric Unit of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, Dr. Amos Ojo, yesterday, slumped while on duty at the hospital. The doctor was said to...

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Al-Makura to FG: Develop grazing reserves to stop Nasarawa, Benue herder/farmers crisis

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By David Odama LAFIA—GOVERNOR Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has called on the Federal Government to develop the seven grazing reserves donated by Nasarawa State to help address the...

Thu Nov 1st, 2018     Read More →

Minimum wage: Identities of anti-N30,000 states unveiled

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By Victor Ahiuma-Young THE country is at present sitting on industrial powder keg over the N30, 000 new national minimum wage recommended by the Tripartite members of the National Minimum Wage...

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Abuja co-joined twins: Jobless, homeless, we almost abandoned our children – Parents

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By Luminous Jannamike Parents of the co-joined twins separated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Ferdinand and Courage Buzugbe, on Wednesday, said they once considered abandoning their...

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Ohanaeze youths urge APC to clarify Fashola’s statement on 2023 presidency

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By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA—The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths wing has urged the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to clarify its position of the statement...

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Benue begins payment of salaries, pensions backlog from Paris Club refund

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By Peter Duru Makurdi—Benue State government has commenced the payment of backlog of salaries to workers from the N14.9 billion Paris Club refunds recently released to the state by the...

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We want justice for Ochanya Ogbanje, women groups protest in Plateau

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By Marie-Therese Nanlong Jos—FOLLOWING the death of Ochanya Ogbanje in Benue State from vesicovagina fistula, VVF, as a result of sexual abuses, women groups in Plateau State, yesterday,...

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MINIMUM WAGE: Labour draws battle line with govt; says no N30,000, no votes

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By Our Reporters LEADERS of Organised Labour, workers and their civil society allies, yesterday, trooped into the major streets across the country as part of the sensitisation of workers and...

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Ebonyi govt calls for speedy demarcation of Ngbo/Agila boundary as assailants kill 6

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By Peter Okutu ABAKALIKI—DEPUTY Goveror of Ebonyi State, Dr Kelechi Igwe, yesterday called on the National Boundary Commission, NBC to facilitate the demarcation of Ngbo /Agila boundary...

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