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  • Imo community protest ‘forceful seizure of lands

    … As Air Force invade community, arrest leaders, youths From: GEORGE ONYEJIUWA, OWERRI Indigenes of Umuotukwe Umuowa community in Ngor Okpala Council Area of Imo State, on Monday,  held a peaceful protest over alleged seizure of their ancestral lands by the state government for the construction of Air Force base in the state. This was…

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  • Ekiti 2014: Fayose accuses Fayemi of plot to reverse course of justice

      From: WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, on Monday, alleged that former Governor of the state and current minister for Mineral Resources and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has concluded plans to become the governor of the state through the backdoor. Fayose said that Fayemi was planning to enlist the support of…

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  • Disability Bill: Presidential aide canvasses speedy passage

    Senior Special Adviser to the President on Disability Matters, Dr. Samuel Ankeli, has advocated for the speedy passage of the disability bill currently at the National Assembly. Ankeli, who made the call in an interview, on Monday, in Abuja, stated that the bill had been in the national Assembly for 20 years. According to him,…

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  • Benue women demand 50% affirmative action in governance

    From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Hundreds of Benue Women, on Monday, demanded demand for 50 percent affirmative action for women into elective and appointive positions in the state government. This, they did in a peaceful protest to the state Government House in Makurdi. The women, who left their homes as early as 6:00am to converged on…

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  • Group raises the alarm of plot to destabilise Ugwuanyi’s govt

    From: Chidi Nnadi, Enugu Some activists in Enugu State, under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society, have raised the alarm that some politicians are plotting to destabilise the state by causing disaffection between Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the people. The coalition, in a statement issued in Enugu, on Monday, and signed by its  National…

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  • Pope Francis to discuss inter-faith dialogue, peace in 2-day visit to Egypt

    Pope Francis is to discuss inter-faith dialogue and peace during a planned two-day visit to Egypt in April. The pope’s itinerary includes speaking at an international peace conference at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, according to the programme released by the Vatican, on Monday. After arriving in Cairo on April 28, Francis is first scheduled to meet…

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  • Edo guber: Tribunal reserves judgment

    From: Tony Osauzo, Benin-City The Edo State Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday, reserved judgment in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, challenging the declaration of Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the winner‎ of the September 28, 2016 governorship election in the state. Chairman of the three-man…

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  • Kaduna residents give el-Rufai marching orders on ‘seized’ lands

      From: Sola Ojo Kaduna Residents of Dan Hono II popular known as Millennium City, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Monday, turned out in their numbers to protest what they called forceful taking over of their land by  Governor Nasir el-Rufai. The protesters, who were majorly women and children, barricaded the dual…

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  • Osun monarch tasks traditional rulers on poverty eradication

    From: Clement Adeyi, Osogbo A traditional ruler in Osun State, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has called on his counterparts across the country to  take advantage of their positions and resources available in their domains and make life meaningful to their people. Oba Abolarin, who is the Orangun of Oke-Ila, a sleepy town in Osun State, made…

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  • Anambra to review existing budget machinery in civil service

    From: Aloysius Attah, Onitsha The Anambra State Government has signed a contract worth N104 million with a multinational professional services firm, PricecaterhouseCoopers, to undertake a diagnostic review of existing budget traditions and machinery in the state civil service under the auspices of the World Bank-assisted State and Local Governance Reform Project (SLOGOR). Speaking shortly before…

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