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Windstorm kills 1, displaces 575 in Imo community

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A windstorm that occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle-aged man and injured three others. x Mr Chidi Ogundu, the Acting Head of...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

New ‘Nigerian COVID’ strain jolts UK city after rise in cases

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• How pandemic opened up talents of Nigerian scientists, by Buhari • Ramadan: WHO warns of a possible surge in COVID-19 pandemic • 2% of 690 million COVID-19 vaccines administered...

Tue Apr 13th, 2021     Read More →

Southeast governors unleash Ebube Agu to tackle rising unrest

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After some pussyfooting, the governors of the five Southeast states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo yesterday decided to take their destinies in their hands and address the...

Mon Apr 12th, 2021     Read More →

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 84 new infections from 13 States

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[ FILES] NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu. PHOTO: TwitterThe Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 84 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in...

Sun Apr 11th, 2021     Read More →

Team Edo, Delta win fastest man, woman at sports festival

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As Four Team Lagos’ Boxers Qualify For Finals Team Edo’s Adegoke Enoch and Team Delta’s Grace Nzubechi, yesterday night, emerged the fastest man and woman respectively, decided...

Sun Apr 11th, 2021     Read More →

Ikpeazu promises to offset resident doctors’ salary arrears

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Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed his administration’s determination to gradually, as soon as funds become available, offset salary arrears of resident doctors, despite...

Sun Apr 11th, 2021     Read More →

Insecurity, strikes persist as Buhari’s ‘short rest’ continues

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Nigerians across the country have expressed dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in the nation. From ongoing strike actions by public sector labour unions to insecurity, banditry,...

Sat Apr 10th, 2021     Read More →

Southeast: A region under siege

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With heavy shootings in the early hours of last Monday, unknown gunmen who chanted what looked like war songs almost reduced to rubble the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Nigeria...

Sat Apr 10th, 2021     Read More →

Abia government promises to investigate suspected explosive devices

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The Abia State Government and the security agencies have promised that the nature and source or sources of some suspected devices found at a primary school in Afara Ukwu in Umuahia North Local...

Fri Apr 9th, 2021     Read More →

Military onslaught displaces Akwa Ibom communities

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No fewer than nine villages in Essien Udim Council of Akwa Ibom State were displaced during last Tuesday’s military raid on the area to rid it of criminals. This was contained in a message...

Fri Apr 9th, 2021     Read More →

Abia State shuts school after discovery of explosives

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The Abia State Government said it has shut Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA after explosives were discovered there. x Abia commissioner of information John Kalu in a statement...

Thu Apr 8th, 2021     Read More →

Abia seeks law on implementation of 30-year development plan

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Abia State government has hinted of plans to seek legislation to implement the 30-year development plan prepared by the Partnership for Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND). Deputy Governor of the...

Thu Apr 8th, 2021     Read More →

COVID-19: NCDC announces 58 new infections as at April 6

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 58 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,388. x The NCDC disclosed this on its official...

Wed Apr 7th, 2021     Read More →

1,844 inmates roam free after Imo prison break

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The spate of coordinated attacks by suspected separatist fighters against security forces in the Southeast continued yesterday as unknown gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Nigerian...

Tue Apr 6th, 2021     Read More →

More than 1,800 prisoners escape after attack on Nigeria jail: official

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Nigeria Prison More than 1,800 inmates have escaped after heavily armed men attacked a prison in southern Nigeria using explosives, prison authorities said Monday, in one of the country’s...

Mon Apr 5th, 2021     Read More →