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Association urges varsities to collaborate on achieving SDGs

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The Association of West African Universities (AWAU) has called on all members to share ideas and values towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A statement by Mr Ibrahim Sheme,...

Wed Sep 20th, 2017     Read More →

Electricity tarrif hike: Labour threatens to shut down economy

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…Asks Buhari, EFCC to probe utilisation of Paris Club fund By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – THE organised labour yesterday threatened to paralyze the nation’s economy if the...

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Terrorism: Buhari lauds Jordan for military hardware donation

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in New York lauded the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the donation of hardware in support of Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency. Mr...

Wed Sep 20th, 2017     Read More →

The only real solution to IPOB and other such groups is to develop Nigeria

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By Tabia Princewell We could have dealt with the issues surrounding the South East a long time ago. In fact, had we, the people of Nigeria, irrespective of ethnicity or religion come together to...

Wed Sep 20th, 2017     Read More →

Water, water everywhere

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WATER, water everywhere. The paradox of water. I am not referring to the tragic floods of Benue State nor those of Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. I am not referring to Huricane IRMA which has...

Wed Sep 20th, 2017     Read More →

Niger to spend N1.2bn in every 20 days on school feeding

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The Niger government says it will spend N1.2 billion in every 20 days of the primary school feeding programme expected to kick off Sept. 25. Mrs. Afiniki Dauda, Special Adviser to Gov. Abubakar...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

The sinister plan to exterminate the Igbo, to eliminate IPOB by FFK

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M Jean-Claude Junker, the blunt, strong-willed and battle-tested President of the European Commission blew hot about the precarious plight of the Igbo people and the dangers faced by members of...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

FG to set up oil spill funds for N-Delta

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By Chris Ochayi ABUJA – The Federal Government has concluded arrangement to establish Niger Delta Oil Spillage Management Fund, NDOSMF, in order to address the menace of environmental...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

Gov. Dickson tasks NDUTH to ensure quality healthcare delivery

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Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has advised the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, (NDUTH) Okolobiri, to redouble efforts in improving quality healthcare delivery. The governor gave the...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

Buratai, Kachikwu, others for Peace Achievers Awards

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu have been nominated for the 2017 edition of the Peace Achievers...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

Parents, students commend ASUU for calling off strike

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University students have expressed happiness over the decision by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its five-weeks old strike. Some of the students told newsmen in...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

We want devt, not Operation Crocodile Smile — Delta Ijaw women

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By Emma Amaize WARRI—DELTA Ijaw Women Initiative, DIWI, yesterday, urged the Nigerian Army to keep soldiers away from the riverine communities, as women in the oil communities require...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

Ijaw youths fault moves to prosecute 59 IPOB members

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By Samuel Oyadongha YENAGOA— IJAW youths from the states of the Niger Delta have condemned the move by police to charge to court 59 arrested members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

Where are all the Intellectuals gone?

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By Obadiah Mailafia WE live in difficult times. The word ‘crisis’ is a much overused term. And yet, if truth be told, we have a crisis in our hands. There are a few misguided idiots...

Tue Sep 19th, 2017     Read More →

WAFU Cup: Okpotu, Moses fire Nigeria into semi-final

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles team B yesterday beat their Ghanaian counterparts 2-0 to reach the semi-final of the West Africa Football Union Cup of Nations ongoing in Cape Coast, Ghana. Anthony...

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