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UNHCR urges Cameroonian Govt. to respect human rights

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The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has appealed to the Government of Cameroon to respect human rights of all citizens for the sake of peace. The commission’s...

Mon Mar 26th, 2018     Read More →

180 benefit from N-Delta ministry empowerment scheme in C-River

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By Emma Una CALABAR— Mr Menz Ikpeme, governorship candidate of Action Congress in the 2011 elections and Mr Patrick Ita, former member of Cross River State House of Assembly, were among the...

Mon Mar 26th, 2018     Read More →

Small girls with bulging bellies in Calabar: I am 11 years old but pregnant – Esther

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By Emmanuel Unah Girls between the ages of ten and thirteen carrying bulging stomachs are a familiar sight in Calabar, Cross River State capital, and other parts of the state. From Left: Teenager...

Sun Mar 25th, 2018     Read More →

House takes stand on Kogi killing fields

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Motions on killings in Kogi State dominated plenary on Wednesday at the House of Representatives. By Levinus Nwabughiogu Apparently, the coincidence of the motions served as appropriate...

Sun Mar 25th, 2018     Read More →

Lee Evans decries poor state of Nigerian athletics

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Former 400m world record holder and 1968 Olympic champion, Lee Evans cannot fathom Nigeria’s fall from grace into doldrums, and he has urged Nigerian athletics officials, to go back in...

Sun Mar 25th, 2018     Read More →

Farming more profitable using the organic method – Nkposong, MD, C/River Basin

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By Emmanuel Unah Bassey Nkposong is the Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority and Chairman of Managing Directors of River Basin Authorities in Nigeria. Nkposong speaks on...

Sun Mar 25th, 2018     Read More →

2019: APC leadership sidelines Tinubu’s committee

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The Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led reconciliation efforts in the ruling All Progressives Congress APC may have lost its steam following the decision of the party leadership to scale up crisis...

Sat Mar 24th, 2018     Read More →

7.4m pupils benefitting from school feeding programme—Osinbajo

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says that no fewer than 7.4 million pupils are benefitting from the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme(NHGSFP) of the Federal Government. Osinbajo,...

Fri Mar 23rd, 2018     Read More →

Dapchi: FG economical with the truth— Onuesoke, Ukweni

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By Festus Ahon & Ike Uchechukwu The release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls has been described as a scam by former Delta State governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, saying:...

Fri Mar 23rd, 2018     Read More →

Ohanaeze laments poor FG’s presence in Igboland

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday lamented the poor federal industrial presence in Igbo land in general and the South East in particular. The group noted that there...

Fri Mar 23rd, 2018     Read More →

New cry for restructuring from the Niger-Delta

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By Samuel Oyadongha Restructuring: South-South leaders and elders under the aegis of Pan Niger-Delta Elders Forum, PANDEF, will converge on Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, “the Jerusalem of Ijaw...

Fri Mar 23rd, 2018     Read More →

FG rolls out free medical outreach for N-Delta communities

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By Chris Ochayi AKAMKPA—Federal Government said Wednesday, that it had put in place appropriate mechanisms to achieve set goals in education and health for the people of Niger Delta region....

Thu Mar 22nd, 2018     Read More →

Kogi places N5m bounty on killer-herdsmen

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By Emman Ovuakpori & Boluwaji Obahopo LOKOJA—Kogi State Government has offered five million Naira reward to anybody who can volunteer information leading to the arrest of the herdsmen...

Thu Mar 22nd, 2018     Read More →

No pension scheme for 38m informal sector workers yet

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FOR about five years now, the National Pension Commission, PenCom’s efforts at introducing the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, to the informal sector of the nation’s economy, has not...

Wed Mar 21st, 2018     Read More →

I service 4 men nightly, collect N1,000 per round — 17-yr-old sex worker

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By Evelyn Usman Emotions ran high yesterday at the Lagos State Police Command as some under-aged girls, who were allegedly lured from their villages by human trafficking agents, narrated how they...

Wed Mar 21st, 2018     Read More →