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2019: Messy battle between facts and fake news

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By Emmanuel Aziken Chief Audu Ogbeh’s middle name is Innocent and it was remarkable that he was for long, revered for a kind of innocence that could not be seen in the everyday politician....

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Gov Amosu hosts veteran journalists

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Veteran journalists cum sports writers will descend on the capital of Ogun State, Abeokuta to fittingly celebrate 160 years of journalism berthing in Nigeria. No date has been fixed yet but...

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Ex-Niger Delta agitators protest over alleged plan to revoke surveillance jobs contract

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Ex-Niger Delta agitators under phase 1-3 of Amnesty programme, on Thursday in Asaba, protested against alleged planned revocation of their pipeline surveillance jobs. The youths, who displayed...

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Maihaja: Arewa group frowns at House of Reps allegation against NEMA DG

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The Arewa Youth Integrity Forum has frowned at the recommendation of the House of Representatives calling for th sack of the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA DG,...

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Steer clear of Bayelsa State, PDP warns Buhari, others

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President Muhammdu Buhari lead All Progressives Congress (APC) government and party of bullying the people of Bayelsa and plans to politically...

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How N33bn Emergency Fund was embezzled – NASS Report

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…Reps indict Osinbajo, Panel seeks dismissal, prosecution of NEMA DG over fraud, corruption In contravention of constitutional provisions, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo illegally approved the...

Fri Nov 9th, 2018     Read More →

Usani picks running mate, insists he is C-River APC candidate

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…alleges assassination plot By Emma Una CALABAR — Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, who is contesting the governorship ticket of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Cross...

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Ogoni clean-up: CISLAC demands transparency, involvement of CSOs

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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has called for transparency in the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP,...

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We give books because of rumour of monkey pox last year – Army

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BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME WARRI – Nigerian army has donated 9000 note books to primary schools in Delta state as part of the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III flagged off last week in the...

Fri Nov 9th, 2018     Read More →

I never understood FG’s amnesty until I came in —Dokubo

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By Egufe Yafugborhi PORT HAR-COURT— COORDINATOR of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, yesterday, said he underestimated the import of the programme, particularly the...

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Court stops IG from proscribing Benue Livestock Guards

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By Peter Duru Makurdi—A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Austine Ityonyiman, yesterday, issued an interim order restraining the Inspector General of Police and Benue State...

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Politicians using 2nd Niger Bridge to seek Igbo votes – S-East govs

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By Dennis Agbo ENUGU—GOVERNORS of the South East region have said that the 2nd Nigeria Bridge has become highly politicised. Fayose bids Ekiti farewell, moves out of state...

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Treat telecom infrastructure as collective heritage, NCC urges Nigerians

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… says protection of telecom assets will guarantee QoS By Emmanuel Elebeke The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has appealed to all stakeholders and consumers of telecom services to...

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Nigeria’s 2nd position in global open defecation rating disturbing—Buhari

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Gabriel Ewepu ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, described as disturbing Nigeria’s second position rating in global open defecation, declaring a...

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4 APC govs co-opt ministers in fresh anti-Oshiomhole bid

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By Emmanuel Aziken, Henry Umoru, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Daud Olatunji, Dirisu Yakubu, Omezia Ajayi, Chinonso Alozie and Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu •Amosun visits Buhari; denies role in...

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