Anambra inaugurates 7th assembly, Okafor emerges new Speaker

New Anambra State Speaker, Hon. Uchenna Okafor By Sunny A. David, Awka The Anambra State has inaugurated the 7th assembly of the state legislature as Hon. Okafor emerged new Speaker. The Clerk of the House, Mr. Pius Udoh who performed the inauguration ceremony for the 30-member assembly charged them to work for the unity and development of the state. Meanwhile, Hon. Uche Okafor, member representing Ayamelum State constituency emerged Speaker Anambra State House of Assembly. Hon. Okafor, a two-time member of the House was announced unopposed, after he was nominated…

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Address by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 National Democracy Day at the Eagle Square, Abuja, Nigeria

President Buhari appreciating guests at the June 12, Democracy Day parade in Abuja Wednesday 12TH JUNE 2019 Protocols All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened. 2.      Twenty years ago, a democratically elected government took over from the military in a historic transfer of political power for our country. 3.      Today, we are privileged to mark the longest period of unbroken democratic leadership and 5th peaceful…

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Football: Nigeria upset South Korea for rare World Cup win

Asisat Oshoala scored in the match The Nigeria Super Falcons took their chances against the run of play on Wednesday to beat South Korea 2-0 for rare success at the women’s World Cup to set themselves up to advance to the next stage of the tournament in France. A first half own goal at the Stade des Alps and a breakaway attack, brilliantly finished by Asisat Oshoala, ensured the Africa champions only their fourth win in eight World Cup finals appearances and a chance to go to the second round…

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Air Force combat helicopter crash-lands in Katsina — Official

A file photo of a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its helicopter crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI. A statement on Wednesday in Abuja by NAF’s spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said that details of the cause of the incident, which occurred at the Katsina Airport at about 3.30pm, were still scanty. “However, there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the…

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Amuneke unveils 23-man Tanzania squad for AFCON 2019

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Amuneke coaches Tanzania National Football team Tanzania head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has unveiled his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt. Headlining the list released by the Nigerian tactician on Wednesday is Genk forward Mbwana Samatta, Farid Mussa of Tenerife in Spain and Erasto Nyoni of Simba Sporting Club. Other notable inclusions are Simba Sporting Club keeper, Aishi Manula, Simon Msuva of Difaä El Jadid, Morocco and John Bocco who plays for Simba Sporting Club. The Taifa Stars are drawn…

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Nigeria has achieved milestones in democracy –Umegboro

Carl Umegboro A Public Affairs Analyst, Mr Carl Umegboro, says Nigeria has recorded significant progress in her democratic rule. Umegboro said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday in commemoration of the Democracy Day. The Federal Government on Monday declared June 12 as a public holiday to commemorate the nation’s National Democracy Day. The Federal Government’s decision followed the enactment into law of June 12 as Democracy Day. He said June 12 drew a line between two distinct eras of the dark ages…

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JDPC holds enlightenment campaign in Onitsha

 Members of JDPC during the campaign rally By Sunny A. David, Onitsha The Justice Development and Peace Commission, (JDPC), Onitsha region of the Catholic Church has joined their counterparts world over to mark the 2019 UN World Environment Day. This they did by embarking on sensitization of the Public through road walk for people to deal fairly with their environment. World Environment Day was commemorated on the 5th of this month. The campaign started from Sacred Heart Parish Odoakpu, through Modebe Avenue, Ochanja Market, to Upper Iweka Road, and extended…

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Buhari names National Stadium after MKO Abiola

National Stadium, Abuja now MKO Abiola Stadium President Muhammad Buhari has announced the change of the name of the National Stadium, Abuja to MKO Abiola Stadium. Buhari made this pronouncement during his speech at the Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. June 12 was signed into law on Monday as Democracy Day as a mark of honour to Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election. Highlights of the President’s speech at the occasion included the issue of infrastructure provision to rural areas to…

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Stakeholders seek political appointments for Tiv, Jukun minorities

File photo of Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku (left) with his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom Stakeholders have urged Benue and Taraba State Governments to give political appointments to Tiv or Jukun minorities in their respective states as a deliberate means to end ethnic rivalry among the two tribes. Both ethnic groups living at the borders of the two states had engaged themselves in bloody clashes in the past two months ago, resulting in the killings of many people and destruction of property. Rising from a meeting in Wukari Local Government…

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Democracy Day: Security cordons roads around Abuja

A combine team of security personnel have condoned off all roads leading to the Eagle Square, Abuja, the venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebration. The security operatives comprising the Police, Qrmy, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen manning every major junctions around the Central Area. To ease the movement of invited guests to the venue of the event, buses were provided at the Old Parade Ground to the Eagle square. Around the Federal secretariat, no private or commercial vehicles were around…

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