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Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as WTO DG best thing to happen to African women

From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) women leader in Kogi State, Princess Grace Iye Adejoh, has described the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation as the best thing to happen to African women in recent times. The women leader in a press statement made available […]

El-Rufai my mentor with whom I’m well pleased, says Senator Sani

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna As Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai marks his 61st birthday on Tuesday, Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has described him as an ‘exemplary, inspirational leader, dependable ally and mentor with whom I’m well pleased.’ In a birthday message on his verified Tweeter account, the senator, who is also the Chairman […]

Delta: Gunmen kill two policemen, take service rifles

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Two police officers attached to ‘Operation Delta Safe’ have been killed by marauding gunmen who attacked the operatives at a portion of the Ugbolu-Illah road in Oshimili North, Delta State. The hoodlums are reported to have carted away the service rifles of the murdered officers. This is coming on the heels […]

Gombe to get federal support for 10-year development plan

From Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe The Federal Government has offered to support the Government of Gombe State in the implementation of its 10-year development plan, the Development Agenda for Gombe State (DEVAGOM), which seeks to transform the state in pursuant of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at the unveiling of the DEVAGOM on […]

Butchers raise alarm over uncertified beef in Rivers markets

From TONY JOHN Port Harcourt The National Butchers Union of Nigeria (NBUN), Rivers State chapter, has raised the alarm over the smuggling of unapproved beef for consumption to serve members of the public in the State. Assistant Public Relations Officer of the union in Rivers,  Babajio Tanko, said some dealers have taken advantage of the […]

Nat’l social register: We’ve captured 26.8m extremely poor Nigerians — Minister

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said over 26.8 extremely poor Nigerians out of the estimated 82.9 million have been captured into the National Social Register (NSR), which is an equivalent to about 6.3 million households, to enable government fend for them. Farouq explained […]

Anarchy spreading fast in Nigeria, former head of state sounds warning

From John Adams, Minna Former military Head of State Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) has warned that if nothing is done to address the rising tensions in the country, it might lead to a point of return. Gen Abdulsalami, who leads the National Peace Committee (NPC) described as unfortunate recent ethnic attacks in some parts the […]

University don wants justice for South-South, South-East

From Tony John, Port Harcourt A university don has called on the federal government to be holistic in its approach in ensuring that issues of injustice being raided by the peoples of the South-South and South-East are properly addressed. ‘I stand to be corrected that the people of South-South, South-East have not gotten a fair […]

Ondo: Governor orders probe into alleged unlawful detention by chief judge

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has directed the state’s Ministry of Justice to investigate the allegation made by an indigene of the state, Mr Olupelumi Fagboyegun, against the Chief Judge of the state, Justice O Akeredolu, on his alleged illegal arrest and detention for over three years. Mr Olupelumi had in a […]

Northern Elders, Governors meets over safety of members in Southern Nigeria

The Northern Governors Forum and the Northern Elders Forum has expressed strong determination to protect Nigerians living in the North and demanded the safety of all Northerners living in the South West and other parts of the country. Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong met with the […]

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