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Ogoni backs Kula to quit SPDC from OML25

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By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HARCOURT—Ogoni ethnic group in Rivers State has backed the people of Kula Kingdom, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state, in their bid to quit Shell...

Thu Jul 18th, 2019     Read More →

Reyenieju lauds Okowa over riverine communities’ roads

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Abuja—The recent commissioning of concrete roads in two Ijaw communities of Ogunlaha and Gbaramatu in Delta State by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been described as historic in the...

Thu Jul 18th, 2019     Read More →

Fulani herdsmen return call : Fury, as Ohanaeze, Afenifere, other groups bash NEF

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By Emma Amaize, Dapo Akinrefon & Chris Ochayi LAGOS — Angry words flowed yesterday as regional socio-political groups yesterday blasted the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, and Coalition of...

Thu Jul 18th, 2019     Read More →

Two kidnapped Zamfara government officials released

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The finance minister for Nigeria’s Zamfara state, who was kidnapped by gunmen in an ambush that killed his deputy, has been released along with one of his aides, a regional spokesman said...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

NDLEA nabs 52 suspected drug traffickers in Niger

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, has arrested 52 suspected drug traffickers across the state with substances suspected to be cannabis sativa and psychotropic...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

I’ll reward those who worked for my re-election – Okowa

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…swears in Erijo, Uzor, Yingi, five others as Special Advisers By Festus Ahon ASABA-GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Wednesday said all those who worked for his re-election would be...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

Anambra residents give kudos to FG over speedy work on 2nd Niger Bridge

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By Vincent Ujumadu AWKA—AFTER initial skepticism about the sincerity of the Federal Government to construct the 2nd Niger Bridge, many residents of Onitsha in Anambra State are now...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

Gunmen abduct Zamfara Budget Director, kill deputy

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By Wole Mosadomi Zamfara State government has confirmed the kidnap of Hamza Salihu, its Director of Budget. Kidnap Gov Bello condoles, assures family of Ibrahim Linco of Gov’t support(Opens...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

Why not keep it simple

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By Sunny Ikhioya A RECENT news report quoted the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Alhaji Mele Kyari, as saying that selling petrol at N145 per...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

Woman stabbed to death by mother of daughter’s boyfriend

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By Perez Brisibe UGHELLI—A trader at the Ughelli Main Market, Vivian Salamu, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly stabbing to death the mother of her son’s girlfriend, during...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

It’s Delta’s turn to produce next NDDC boss, group tells Buhari

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By Emma Amaize Oil Mineral Producing Areas Stakeholders Forum, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the next Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, from...

Wed Jul 17th, 2019     Read More →

How three Zamfara govt officials were kidnapped

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Gunmen dressed in “security uniforms” have kidnapped the finance minister for northwestern Nigeria’s Zamfara state, seizing two of his staff and killing his deputy, a regional...

Tue Jul 16th, 2019     Read More →

No going back on grazing reserves in Niger – SSG

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Alhaji Ahmed Matane, the Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), has insisted that the state government will not renege on its plans to establish grazing reserves in the state. Matane...

Tue Jul 16th, 2019     Read More →

Reps commend Buhari for signing ACFTA

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The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA). BUHARI This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion...

Tue Jul 16th, 2019     Read More →

Miyetti Allah’s call for Obasanjo arrest nauseating- N’Delta agitators  

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By Emma Amaize YENAGOA- A group of Niger Delta agitators, Tuesday, dismissed as insolent and infuriating, the call by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association on the Federal Government to...

Tue Jul 16th, 2019     Read More →