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A New Dawn for Uturu Diocese

Emmanuel Ugwu in Umuahia writes that it was a new dawn for the Methodist Diocese of Uturu in Abia State, after it was inaugurated and saddled with a new shepherd, Rt. Rev Best Enyinnaya Okike, who was enthroned as the first Bishop of the new diocese It was a joyous throng of the faithfuls as the Methodist Diocese of Uturu ... Read More »

US, Britain Invite Success As Ambassador For Good Education

Success Adegor, the Okotie Eboh primary school pupil in the sensational video that went viral has reportedly bagged international passport to visit Britain and US as an ambassador for good education. The little girl from Sapele who was filmed by Miss Stephanie Idolor on the day she was driven home for school fees, was invited by both nations to eulogize ... Read More »

Gombe Government, NDLEA To Tackle Drugs Abuse – Commissioner

Gombe State Government on Thursday said it would collaborate with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to fight drugs abuse in the state. The Commissioner for Education in the state, Alhaji Ishaku Abdullahi, said this at an interactive session with Presidential Committee On Elimination of Drug abuse in Gombe. He said the state government would commence sensitising students on ... Read More »

Nigerian Man Jailed For $1,900 Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday secured the conviction of a man, Idunwoyi Osaigbovo, for engaging in a fraudulent money-for-love affair with two foreign women. Osaigbovo was convicted by Justice D. Senchi of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Jabi, on a two-count charge bordering on love scam. He was alleged to have fraudulently obtained ... Read More »

Imo Workers Reject Okorocha’s Electronic Payment

Trouble seems to be looming between Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over move by the state government to conduct a biometric verification of workers in the state. The state government also planned to commence electronic payment for the workers and re-implementation of staff payroll. But yesterday, the Imo State NLC ... Read More »

Anambra-China Airport Project To Resume

Governor Willie Obiano has appealed to China to assist to facilitate prompt completion of some projects being handled by Chinese companies in Anambra State, especially the International Airport at Umueri. The governor made the request when  Zou Pingjian, Chinese ambassador, paid a courtesy call at Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia. He stressed that due to delays in the project execution at the airport, Anambra ... Read More »

Nigerian Waters Safe, Says Bello

The Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello has criticised the imposition of surcharges on Nigerian bound cargo because of non -existing security concerns along the Gulf of Guinea region. He criticised foreign carriers of mis-categorisation and exaggeration of security situation in the country to justify the surcharges unjustly levied on cargo destined to Nigeria. Bello, said even though there ... Read More »

Emir Of Patigi In Kwara Dies

The Emir of Patigi in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar,  is dead. Umar reportedly died in Abuja on Tuesday night after a brief illness. The report of the emir’s death was contained in a message by Muritala Raheem, Personal Assistant to the Emir of Ilorin and the Chairman of the state’s  Council of Emirs and Obas. ... Read More »

Lagos Country Club Tells Buhari To Avoid Past Mistakes

Lagos Country Club has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently deploy a clear-cut policy to rejig the economy in his second term of office.The president, Tajudeen Akande, said this yesterday at a press briefing to herald the 70th anniversary celebration of the association.Linking lack of direction and uncertainty to the country’s economic woes, it noted that such mistakes should not ... Read More »

Seven Die As Truck Plunges Into Kogi River

Seven people on Tuesday lost their lives as a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a river at Kotonkarfe community on the Lokoja-Abuja highway. Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Kogi, Mr Emmanuel Abe, confirmed the incident. Abe said the truck plunged into Enyogi River, a tribute of River Niger around 5am. He said 37 people were ... Read More »