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  • CNN’s Isha Sesay blasts Dapchi abductions as “national disgrace”

    Toks David, Lagos CNN journalist and anchor lady Isha Sesay has everyone talking on Twitter ever since she strongly waded into the recent abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state. In a tweet that went viral on Saturday, an obviously frustrated Sesay blasted President Buhari’s terming the abductions “a national disaster” as, in her…

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  • Part of diverted funds used to build hotel, ex-NIMASA boss admits

    Lukman Olabiyi Former Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, admitted on Monday before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos, that part of the N331 million belonging to the Agency, which he was alleged to have diverted, was used to build a hotel.  Obi opened…

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  • Group seeks implantation of Gender Equality Bill, Affirmative Action, others

    Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki An International Organisation, the Alliances for Africa (AfA), onj Monday,  called on governments at all levels to implement the Gender Equality Bill, 35 per cent Affirmative Action and indeed, create enabling environment which would enhance women’s participation in politics. It said that various mechanisms already put in place have remained comatose given…

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  • Tiv youths call on APC to drop Buhari as 2019 candidate

    Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Ethnic lobby Tiv Youths Organization (TYO) has advised the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) against fielding President Buhari as its presidential flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election. According to the organisation, which held a press conference on Monday at the Makurdi NUJ House, the President had failed in his duties as Commander in Chief…

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  • CD moves against ‘non-performing’ Anambra lawmakers

    Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha A Human Rights group, Campaign for Democracy (CD), in Anambra State, has moved to sensitise and mobilise the electorate against some legislators who have failed their respective constituencies through their abysmal performances within their tenure in office. The group said it would ensure that such poor performers are voted out of…

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  • Tricycle operators, VIO clash in Plateau

    Gyang Bere, Jos Association of Tricycles Riders, Plateau State, on Monday, clashed with men of the Vehicles Inspection Office (VIO) during a violent protest against alleged constant harassment and mandatory payment of N24, 000 by each tricycle after registration. The tricycles operators, who came out in their numbers, besieged the Plateau State House of Assembly…

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  • Ipob

    Nnamdi Kanu more popular, acceptable than Nigerian politicians, says IPOB

    Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Monday, said that the reason why politicians sponsored non-existent ‘new fake IPOB leader’ was because the pro-Biafra group is more popular than Nigeria while Nnamdi Kanu is more acceptable than any politician in Nigeria. The group said it is more potent now than before…

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  • Bayelsa govt. establishes Special Court to handle child rape cases

    Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government, in its bid to deal decisively with violation of the Child Rights in the state, has established a family Court to ensure accelerated hearing on cases of child rape, violence against women and children, child trafficking and kidnapping and child custody dispute. The state government had recently inaugurated…

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  • UPDATE: Why your rescue took so long – Buhari explains to freed abductees

    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhamamdu Buhari has explained why it took seven months for the three university of Maiduguri lecturers and  eight months for the 10 other women, abducted by insurgents in the north east to be freed. The President, who described the road to their freedom as ‘painstaking and protracted’, disclosed that this was…

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  • How Civil War veteran Achuzia died – Son

    Paul Osuyi, Asaba Civil War veteran and Biafran hero Col. Joseph ‘Hannibal’ Achuzia is dead. He died on Monday morning at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, Delta State, after a brief illness, according to one of his sons, Mr. Benedict Onyeka Achuzia. Already, a 21-gun salute has been shot to traditionally announce the demise of the…

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