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Five Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

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Five Nigerian soldiers have been killed and a number are missing after an ambush by Boko Haram’s Islamic State-backed faction, security sources said Sunday. File: Nigerian Soldiers Fighters...

Sun May 26th, 2019     Read More →

Four dead in new attack on Burkina Faso Christians

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Four people were killed Sunday at a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso in the latest in a series of attacks on Christian targets in the region, according to a bishop in the region and a...

Sun May 26th, 2019     Read More →

Bayelsa gov poll: We must play down violence — Jonathan, Dickson , Alaibe, others

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By Samuel Oyadongha It promised to be a memorable event. At the end, it not only awakened old passions and pains but also ignited fresh hope. For the first time since the return to civil rule,...

Sun May 26th, 2019     Read More →

Energy access model for off-grid communities in Niger Delta

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By Teslim Giwa Electricity as recipe for sustainable growth The provision of electricity and affordable energy has been a major challenge to communities in the Niger Delta for as far back as the...

Sun May 26th, 2019     Read More →

Why should I create orphans and widows just because I want political power? — Alaibe

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…Jonathan preach peace as former President, Dickson, ex-NDDC MD, other Ijaw leaders meet to chart a new course ahead of Bayelsa gov poll By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa It promised to be a...

Sun May 26th, 2019     Read More →

Launch global coalition against terrorism in West Africa, Amnesty Watch tells UN, US

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London-based group, Global Amnesty Watch, has called on the United Nations as well as United States of America to join forces with Nigeria to confront terrorism in West Africa. terrorism According...

Sun May 26th, 2019     Read More →

Dokubo: An academic changing the face of Amnesty Programme

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By Emma Ujah The nation was on the edge on account of debilitating attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta by 2009. Sabotage, oil theft and kidnappings of oil workers by criminal gangs and...

Sun May 26th, 2019     Read More →

Horror on the nation’s highway: Rail transport as solution

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By Evelyn Usman They drove in silence with each lost in thought as concentration centered on their divergent imaginations. Some of them had slept off, leaving the driver whose eyes were wide open...

Sat May 25th, 2019     Read More →

I was accused of starting militancy in N’Delta — Attah

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By Davies Iheamnachor FORMER Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Victor Attah has said that he was accused of starting militancy in the Niger Delta simply because he called for resource control....

Sat May 25th, 2019     Read More →

We’re not part of plot to declare N’Delta Republic — 21st Century Youths

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By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo A coalition of Niger Delta agitators, yesterday, said the secretive conspiracy by the Niger Delta Republic Fighters to declare Niger Delta Republic on June 1, was not a...

Sat May 25th, 2019     Read More →

As May 29 beckons: A game plan for President Buhari

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By Dr Ugoji Egbujo Mr president, it’s the second leg. The gods are on your side. Your fans are no longer expecting a miracle. And they now know it’s not 1984. And they...

Sat May 25th, 2019     Read More →

2019 Poll: S-Court knocks APC, sacks Zamfara Gov-elect, declares PDP winner

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Anka, expressed concern over the verdict, which handed over the government to PDP, as according to him, the party has no popularity. Court Supreme Court sacks Zamfara gov-elect, awards N10m cost...

Sat May 25th, 2019     Read More →

Ex-militant leaders suspend planned protests against NDDC MD

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By Dapo Akinrefo Some elders of the Niger Delta region have mounted pressure on repentant militants from the region to suspend their planned protests against the acting Managing Director of the...

Fri May 24th, 2019     Read More →

Mayhem in Onitsha: 15 wounded as touts take over Onitsha-Enugu expressway

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By Chimaobi Nwaiwu – Nnewi There was a total breakdown of law and order yesterday at the Niger Bridge Head area of Onitsha, near the status of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, when...

Fri May 24th, 2019     Read More →

15 wounded as touts take over Onitsha Enugu Expressway

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By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Nnewi – There was a total breakdown of law and order Friday at the Niger Bridge Head area of Onitsha near the status of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, when touts...

Fri May 24th, 2019     Read More →