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Ebonyi commissioner for internal security resigns

By Nnamdi Akpa, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Commissioner for Internal Security and Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Stanley Okoro-Emegha, has resigned his position as commissioner. Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, who briefed journalists after the State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting on Monday, disclosed that Okoro-Emegha’s resignation was approved at the […]

Akeredolu ignores Miyetti Allah, signs anti-open grazing bill into law

  Rotimi Akeredolu. Photo/faceboo/rotimiaketi By Seye Olumide, Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan), Lawrence Njoku (Enugu), Oluwaseun Akingboye (Akure) and Yakubu Muhammed (Minna) • Oyo anti-open grazing law not effective two years after • Enugu residents seek enactment of anti-open grazing law • Katsina bans inter-state transport of cattle • Niger suspends cattle markets over insecurity • Afenifere raises […]

Boko Haram sponsors: DIA quizzes, releases Olawunmi over Channels TV interview

By Kingsley Omonobi …Olawunmi arrived DIA Hqtrs in company of Falana, Marshal, his lawyers THE Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA, yesterday grilled Commodore Kunle Olawunmi (retd), over statement credited to him that Boko Haram terrorists were being sponsored by governors, senators and some officials in the Presidency. He had earlier arrived DIA headquarters in company of […]

Suspected kidnappers shoot DPO in Edo, abandoned for dead

By Ozioruva Aliu THE Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Igarra Police Station in Akoko-Edo local government area, of Edo State, Suleiman Muhammed, has been reportedly shot by suspected kidnappers along the Auchi-Igarra-Ibillo road. The incident which happened on Tuesday a few metres before Sasaro around 7 pm led to commuters becoming stranded until the local […]

Uba gets Buhari’s endorsement in Aso Villa

Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council for Anambra Gubernatorial Election, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State (left);Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe; President Muhammadu Buhari; APC candidate for the election, Senator Andy Ubah; and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, during the presentation of Uba to the President in Abuja…yesterday. By Terhemba […]

Police okay local security outfits in Imo

By Collins Osuji, Owerri Seek community leaders’ cooperation The formation of local security outfits in Imo State has got the nod of the police. The Commissioner of Police (CP), Rabiu Hussaini, has, therefore, urged community leaders in the state to help in efforts to combat insecurity and restore normalcy. During a meeting with the presidents-general of […]

Buhari sacks Agriculture and Power ministers – says more sacks to come

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, and the Minister of Power, Mamman Sale This is the first time the President is taking such action since over six years he took over government. The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar takes over Agriculture, while Abubakar […]

Bandits abduct hundreds of students in fresh raid in Zamfara school

Suspected bandits have abducted hundreds of students at Kaya Day Secondary School in Zamfara State. The incident occurred on Wednesday in broad day light. The bandits stormed the school located in Maradun Local Government Area of the state around 11.00am and took the students away. The Zamfara State Police Command has not yet reacted to the […]

Why churches in Igbo land tax the living to bury the dead

By Anayo Okoli, Vincent Ujumadu, Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Ugochukwu Alaribe, Chinedu Adonu, Chinoso Alozie, Ikechukwu Odu, Steve Oko & Emmanuel Iheaka *We have been canvassing against it in Bishops’ meetings — Chukwuma *I had met my community leaders to reduce high cost of burial — Anioma monarch *Not the church, but faithful impose levies — Rev […]

What really killed Victor Uwaifo

By Nwafor Sunday Edo-born, “Joromi” crooner, Sir Victor Uwaifo, died of Pneumonia, not Covid-19 complications, Goodman Osarentin Uwaifo, son of the late music icon, said on Sunday. Goodman Osarentin Uwaifo, was reacting to reports making the rounds that his father died of Covid-19 complications. Goodman Osarentin spoke in company of his sister, Mrs. Evelyn Oghonmwen. […]

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