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IPOB sit-at-home order threatens economy of South East — Umahi

IPOB sit-at-home order threatens economy of South East — Umahi By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, Monday said that the sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was the worst thing to happen to the economy of the area. This is as the governor has told those […]

Usifo Ataga: Chidinma to face murder trial before high court

Usifo Ataga: Chidinma to face murder trial before high court A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that Chidinma Ojukwu charged with murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super Television, Mr Usifo Ataga, should face trial for murder at the Lagos State High Court. The court also ordered that one Adedapo […]

General Anthony Ukpo is dead

General Anthony Ukpo is dead By Emma Una, CALABAR BRIGADIER GENERAL Stephen Anthony Ukpo, who served as the Minister of Information and Culture and Rivers State Military Administrator respectively during General Ibrahim Babangida’s regime is dead. Gen Ukpo is reported to have died on Monday morning in his Asi Ukpo hospital, one of the high […]

I don’t have N9.7bn in my account, Ex-Petroleum Minister, Kachikwu tells Malami, Attorney-General

I don’t have N9.7bn in my account, Ex-Petroleum Minister, Kachikwu tells Malami By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has denied allegation that he had while in office, received the sum of N9.7billion in his personal account. Kachikwu, in a petition he wrote to the Attorney-General of the […]

Police give update on killers of Olajide Sowore

The police on Sunday said that they were combing forest to arrest the killers of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of Sahara Reporters’ Publisher Omoyele Sowore. The Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kontongs Bello, gave the assurance in Benin while addressing newsmen. According to him, “It has become very necessary for the police to […]

Nigeria’s foreign trade rises 23.28% in second quarter

Nigeria’s total foreign trade rose to N12 trillion in the second quarter of 2021 as the country recorded increase in exports, the National Bureau of Statistics has said. The figure represents a 23.28 per cent increase over the value (N9.8 trillion) recorded in the first quarter of 2021 and an 88.71 per cent increase compared to the […]

Jailed Jacob Zuma granted medical parole

Convicted former South African president, Jacob Zuma, was on Sunday placed on medical parole on the grounds of his failing health, the country’s correctional services department has said. Mr Zuma, 79, has been jailed since July after the constitutional court sentenced him to 15 months in prison having been found guilty of contempt of court for failing to appear before […]

COVID-19, doctors’ strike combine to render Sokoto women stranded

Coronavirus in Nigeria On Saturday, Nigeria recorded 49 additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic with 964 fresh cases reported across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that Nigeria’s total infection from the pandemic stood at 195,052 while the fatality toll increased to 2,544 […]

Nigeria, UN condemn Guinea coup, demand release of detained President Condé

The Nigerian government has rejected Sunday’s toppling of the Alpha Condé regime in Guinea. The country’s foreign ministry on Sunday said the putsch was a violation of the ECOWAS protocol to which Guinea is signatory to. “The Nigerian government is saddened by the apparent coup d’etat that has taken place in the Republic of Guinea […]

‘Coup’ in Guinea as soldiers detain President Alpha Condé

The coup has sparked fears among the civilian population. ByYusuf Akinpelu  September 5, 2021 Guinean President Alpha Condé was seen in an unverified video being held by soldiers hours after heavy gunfire was reported near the presidential palace in the capital, Conakry. Asked in the video to confirm he was unharmed by the soldiers, President […]

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