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Akunyili was a top Nigerian patriot – Senator Eze

THE Chairman Senate Committee on Works and Senator representing Enugu North, Chief Ayogu Eze, said the news of her demise of the former Information Minister, Professor Dora Akunyili “ranks as possibly one of the saddest pieces of news I’ve heard since the death of my mother last year.” Senator Eze stated this in his reaction entitled “Exit of Amazon” a ...

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AKUNYILI:  Igbos have lost a great Ambassador – APGA Chairman

National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, said the death of Professor Dora Akunyili was very saddening, adding that it was a huge loss to Nigeria and the womenfolk. In his reaction, Chief Umeh said: “The Igbos have lost a great Ambassador.  However, she was a woman of uncommon and extraordinary achievements.  She was brilliant and ...

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Ozumba named new UNN VC as Okolo bows out

Renowned professor of gynecology, Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, is now the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Prof. Ozumba, former provost of the UNN medical school, defeated more than forty other contestants, including current Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Prof. Polycarp Chigbu., to emerge victorious. The erudite scholar, who had contested in 2009 for the post of vice chancellor, ...

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Akunyili: “It is the Exit of an Uncommon Role Model” – Ekweremadu

…Calls for her immortalization The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has expressed grief and shock over the death of the former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili. Senator Ekweremadu in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, described the late Pharmacist as a “woman of substance, unequalled character, and courage who brought respect and glory ...

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  Dora Akunyili, ex-Information Minister is dead


Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili is dead. She died this morning in India where she was receiving treatment for Cancer related ailment. The erstwhile National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) boss was flown to India on Sunday, May 11, 2014 for further treatment upon the advice of doctors treating her in Abuja where ...

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Soldiers impound distribution vehicles, newspapers in Ibadan

About 70 soldiers in military uniforms stormed Oke-Padre area of Ibadan, home of newspapers distribution, harassing and assaulting newspapers’ distributors and vendors who came to their offices early Friday morning. The targets, our correspondent gathered were The Nation newspapers and the company’s staff who had to seek refuge elsewhere after they were told the soldiers’ mission. But the office was ...

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Body of Nigerian student found in New York river

The body of 17-year-old Nigerian girl, Omotayo Adeoye, resident in New York, United States, who killed herself about one week ago after she was openly scolded by her teacher for cheating in an examination has been found. Unable to comprehend and handle the shame and embarrassment caused by the development, Adeoye, a student of High School of Math, Science and ...

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  Amaechi wants NGF crisis to end now

The Rivers State governor and fac­tional Chairman of Nigeria Gover­nors’ Forum (NGF) Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Friday, called for an end to the crisis in the body of Nigeria gover­nors. This was contained in a welcome remark he made in Port Harcourt, the state capital during the 4th retreat of the Gov­ernors’ Forum held at the Banquet Hall, Government ...

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Boko Haram: US team meets Nigerian military


Nigerian military high command on Friday met with the leadership of the United States interdisciplinary team for assistance to Nigeria in the on-going war against terror especially in the North Eastern parts of the country. A statement issued Friday night by Chief of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said a major highlight of the meeting was a decision to ...

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Okorocha sacks two monarchs

*Ilomuanya, Onyeneke dethroned The Imo State govern­ment  Friday an­nounced the dethrone­ment of two traditional rulers. The deposed monarchs are Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, who was the tradi­tional ruler of Obinugwu Autonomous Community in Orlu Local Govern­ment Area, and Eze Cosmos Ony­eneke, the traditional ruler of Lagwa Autonomous Community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area. According to a statement signed by Professor ...

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