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Six killed in fresh Benue farmers, herdsmen’s clash


No fewer than six persons have been allegedly killed in a renewed crisis between farmers and Fulani herdsmen at Gbemacha ward in the Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State. According to an eyewitness, the herdsmen had, in the last few weeks, besieged the community with herds of cattle numbering about 5,000, which have destroyed cassava farms in the area. ...

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Bayelsa backs FG’s proposed liberalisation of modular refineries

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa Government on Thursday expressed its support for the Federal Government’s proposed liberalisation of modular refineries to drive economic development of the Niger Delta region. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had during his ongoing tour of oil communities announced plans to establish modular refineries within oil bearing communities in the region. Mr Felix Ayah, Special Adviser to Bayelsa Governor on ...

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Why I want to govern Anambra State –RALPH OKEKE


Deputy governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress,  APC in 2013 gubernatorial election in Anambra State and a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, , Chief Ralph Okeke has declared his ambition to contest the 2017  governorship  poll in the state.  Okeke, who was Anambra North Senatorial candidate of APC in 2015 election, said he was well prepared for the ...

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Press Statement by the Soludo/Utomi group after a visit to Nnamdi Kanu at Kuje Prison

Nnamdi Kanu

28th February, 2017 1. We are a delegation of the Nzuko Umunna, a Pan-Igbo group, whose members are individual professionals within Nigeria and the Diaspora, as well members/leaders of most pan-Igbo associations and groups. We were sent to pay a visit to Nnamdi Kanu and his associates currently in detention at the Kuje prison as part of a worldwide consultation ...

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Man, 46, remanded over production, sale of fake cough syrup in Anambra


A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State,  has remanded a 46 year-old Ejike Okereke, in prison for alleged production and distribution of fake cough syrup known as Codrux Cough Syrup. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) last  Thursday arraigned Okereke on five count charge before Justice N. I. Oweibo of Awka, Federal High ...

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2019: I’ll not contest against Buhari, says Tinubu


The National Leader of the All progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says he has no plan to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari or anybody that the APC may present in 2019. Tinubu, therefore, dismissed, as false, media reports that he was planning to contest in 2019. The former governor of Lagos State said this in a statement by his media ...

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S’Africa deports 97 Nigerians


The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for civil and criminal offences. The deportees comprising males and females arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday night aboard a chartered aircraft with registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg, South Africa. Among the deportees were 95 males and two females, six of whom were deported for drug offences; 10 ...

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Xenophobic Attacks: “Its time for the NASS to Say Enough is Enough” –Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of Nigerian Senate

In the wake of renewed attacks on Nigerian businesses and citizens in South Africa, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called for immediate parliamentary action to stop the ugly trend by sending a strong parliamentary delegation to the Parliament of South Africa to present the country’s position on the issue. Senator Ekweremadu stated this at the ...

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Soludo, Utomi, Igbo leaders demand Nnamdi Kanu’s release


A pan Igbo socio-political organisation, Nzuko Umunna, in Abuja on Tuesday demanded the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from detention. They argued that his continuous incarceration, despite subsisting court orders, was a violation of his fundamental human rights. The organisation, which parades prominent Igbo leaders, including a former governor of Central Bank ...

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Xenophobia: ‘Street urchins’ looted South African firms, not our members – NANS


The National Association of Nigerian Students on Sunday expressed displeasure over the reprisal attacks by some youths on multinational firms in Nigeria because of the Xenophobic violence in South Africa describing it as regrettable. While insisting that the “unruly protesters” who attacked and destroyed public buildings and shops in the name of anti-xenophobic attacks were not its members but “street urchins”, the organisation therefore called on Nigeria ...

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