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Labour under attack

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The Organised Labour, yesterday, came under attacks after it reneged on its promise to ensure the total reversal of tariff increases in electricity and fuel consumption. Ethnic nationalities,...

Tue Sep 29th, 2020     Read More →

Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Delta as Uduaghan warns youths over crime

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Gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest around Bishop’s Court in lselle Uku, Aniocha North Local Council of Delta State. The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Jude Onyebadi of Saint’s Peters...

Mon Sep 28th, 2020     Read More →

Flood sweeps away man in Ondo, ravages Kogi, Niger

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A middle-aged man has been swept away by flood in Iwaro Oka community of Akoko South West Local Government area, Ondo State at the weekend. Sources said the motorcycle of the farmer, simply...

Mon Sep 28th, 2020     Read More →

Historic perspective on the pardon of Alli and Enahoro

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The presidential pardon granted by President Muhammadu Buhari, to former Nationalist and Minister, Anthony Eromosele Enahoro (1923-2010) and also to Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli (1929-1989),...

Mon Sep 28th, 2020     Read More →

Stakeholders decry scarcity of public water supply in Imo

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Stakeholders seeking to provide potable for residents of the 647 communities in the 27 local government areas in Imo State at the weekend in Owerri decried lack of access to public water supply in...

Mon Sep 28th, 2020     Read More →

Wike promises early completion of 258-bed mother, child hospital in Port Harcourt

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Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday said that the 258-bed capacity Mother and Child Hospital in Port Harcourt would be completed in record time. Wike gave the assurance when he led the State...

Sun Sep 27th, 2020     Read More →

Umar-Farouq… A facelift for humanitarian intervention

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Transparency Watch recently adjudged the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, the Best Minister in 12 months of President Muhammadu...

Sun Sep 27th, 2020     Read More →

Amiedi, Banga soup or whatever name: Cuisine, culture and identity, call for papers

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There is, no doubt, that the rethinking of indigenous knowledge systems is powered and reinforced by culture, which, in itself, is not only elastic and enduring but also benchmarks matters of...

Sun Sep 27th, 2020     Read More →

How to consolidate PDP’s reign in South South

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PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus PHOTO: TwitterSeveral theories have been propounded on how the complete takeover of the South-South geopolitical zone by the Peoples Democratic Party...

Sun Sep 27th, 2020     Read More →

‘A playwright cannot sit while society degenerates ’

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Ahmed Parker Yerima is a playwright and theatre director. He was Artistic Director of the Nigerian National Theatre, and also served as General Manager of the National Theatre. The professor of...

Sun Sep 27th, 2020     Read More →

COVID-19: ‘Epicentre likely to move to another state as more sectors reopen for business’

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Director General of NCDC Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu PHOTO: Twitter Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, an epidemiologist and Director General/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

Sat Sep 26th, 2020     Read More →

‘Why Okun-Yoruba wants to leave the North’

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Jibril Olu Yusuf Jibril Olu Yusuf, President of African Centre for Development Research (ACDR) and Secretary, Okun Liberty Advocacy Group (OLAG), who is working in conjunction with the umbrella...

Sat Sep 26th, 2020     Read More →

Jihadist ambush on Nigeria state governor's convoy kills 15: sources

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Jihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State group on Friday killed 15 security personnel in an ambush on the convoy of the regional governor in restive northeast Nigeria, three security...

Fri Sep 25th, 2020     Read More →

'Enough is enough': China attacks US at Security Council

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China on Thursday lashed out at the United States at a high-level UN meeting over its criticism on the coronavirus, with its envoy declaring, “Enough is enough!” Two days after...

Fri Sep 25th, 2020     Read More →

Nigeria not constructing rail line into Niger - Presidency

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The Presidency has debunked impression making the rounds that the Kano-Katsina-Jibia-Maradi railway line would be built by Nigerian in the territory of the neighbouring Niger Republic was wrong. ...

Thu Sep 24th, 2020     Read More →