Don’t extend my publicity beyond May 29- Borno Governor Shettima tells media aides

Outgoing Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday extended his most profound appreciate to all members of his media team comprising those in print, broadcast, online and social media engagements, for their overwhelming performance in the last eight years. The Governor, however, directed that all media activities relating to his “modest achievements in office currently ongoing” should not extend beyond May 29, 2019. The Governor’s Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, who conveyed the message, in an email to Apex…

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Operation Puff Adder: Police arrest ‘one chance’ robbery syndicate at Onitsha

By Sunny A. David, Awka Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder have arrested a one chance robbery syndicate at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State. The suspects include Chiemezie Udoye of Umuomaku, Anambra State, Chinenye Okonkwo of Awomamma, Imo State, Friday Nweze of Nnenwe, Enugu State and Chijioke Oforkalu of Ihedioma Arochukwu in Abia State. According to a statement by Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed the suspects are members of “one chance robbery syndicate” terrorizing Onitsha and environs particularly at Upper Iweka and Housing Estates…

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10 trapped, 2 survived in Onitsha building collapse

File photo: Remains of the building housing a school at Ita-Faaji Street, Lagos Island on  March 15, 2019. By Sunny A. David, Onitsha About 10 persons were trapped while two people were rescued as a three storey building under construction collapse in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State. The building collapsed at about 1.30 pm on Wednesday when workers were busy carrying out construction work. The building is located at Ezenwa Street by Ogalanya Street junction. Hundreds of people gathered around the scene as rescue workers and sympathizers scramble…

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Gov Lalong visits Civil Defence headquarters, says north’s insecurity surmountable

The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Abdulahi Muhammadu with Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong (right) during the governor’s visit to the NSCDC headquarter Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said that he will use his experience to unite the people of the state and surmount the security challenges in the north as the chairman of the Northern State Governors Forum. The Governor said this when he visited the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Muhammadu, at the headquarters in Abuja. According to the…

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Delta gov’t offers DELSU best-graduating student automatic employment

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa By Sunny A. Ijomah The Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has offered automatic employment to Abel Jonathan, a graduate of Mathematics who emerged overall best student of Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka. Jonathan, an orphan, on Saturday emerged the overall best graduating student at the 13th Convocation of the university with Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 4.91 in the 2017/2018 Academic Session. The Governor also announced the state government scholarship award for Jonathan to further his studies. Governor Okowa, who addressed the graduands…

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Anambra gov’t trains, empowers 90 indigent widows

By Sunny A. Ijomah The 3-day skill acquisition programme for 90 indigent widows in Anambra State organized by Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs has ended at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka. The training, across the three senatorial zones of the state was based on production of snacks including chin chin, buns and kpof- kpof. In her opening remark, the wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano who spoke through the Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, reassured the participants that the state government…

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Nigeria’s survival lies in children

By Carl Umegboro “It can be said that there are four basic and primary things that the mass of people in a society wish for: to live in a safe environment, to be able to work and provide for themselves, to have access to good public health and to have sound educational opportunities for their children”. Nelson Mandela, Africa’s role model in sober reflection on the continent’s over 1 billion population. Demographically, Africa recorded a critical increase in last few decades. Its current population is five times its size in…

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CSOs accuse Tinibu, others of plots against Nigeria’s economic recovery

Chief Bola Tinubu accused of sabotaging economic recovery The Empowerment for Unemployed Youths Initiative and 17 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have accused the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu and others of plotting to frustrate the ongoing economic recovery policies championed by the reappointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, for personal gains. Recall that there was mixed reactions when President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed the Governor of the apex bank for a second term. While some praised the appointment others condemned it.…

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‘Avoid pitfalls of 8th National Assembly, strengthening the legislative arm’

The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG), a civil society group, has urged top authorities in the country to remain neutral in the bid by the incoming 9th National Assembly to elect their new leaders. The positions leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, especially the Senate President and Speaker have become hotly contested. COCMEGG said this patriotic advice is hinged on the abysmal performance of the outgoing 8th Assembly, which was bedeviled by the frosty relationship between the political leadership of…

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Osibanjo, Obiano console family of Nneli of Umueri over death of Madam Florence

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo in company of the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has commiserated with the family of late Madam Florence Agbonma Nneli of Umueri community in Anambra East Council Area, who died at the age of 85 years. Late Madam Florence Agbonma Nneli was till her demise the mother in-law of an Abuja Senior Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Joseph Oluseyi Malomo. Speaking through his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, Governor Obiano commended the attention the Buhari…

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