by on April 29, 2019
Last week Sunday, I was in the village. I attended the 8.00 am Mass that day. As I arrived the Church at exactly 7.55am, I saw a throng of club-wielding youths and angry youngsters marching along the road adjacent to the Church. On instinct, I went closer to find out what was going on. The angry youths mixed with other attendants of the Church to form a very huge crowd that surged all over the Church compound, to the road. Getting closer, I saw three young men, stripped completely naked being ma...
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For the first time since the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced its preferences for the key leadership positions of the National Assembly, Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, has publicly expressed his support for Yobe North senator, Ahmed Lawan, in unmistabkable terms, to become Senate President.Lawan is the choice of the APC leadership for the presidency of the Senate in the ninth National Assembly, but Borno South senator, Ali Ndume, is pressing on for the contest without restrai...
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The Police in Cross River state have confirmed the killing of a Police constable at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Bakassi local government area of the state.Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said the policeman was at his duty post when suspected militants stormed the office.She debunked the claim that the killing had to do with INEC or the just concluded general elections, syaing:"No, it doesnt have anything to do with ...
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Munabo Tonworio, a jealous boy friend has shot and killed his lover over suspicion of cheating at the oil-rich community of Oluasiri in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.The incident occurred at about 11:00pm on Sunday.Munabo Tonworio, 28, and an indigene of Agada-Ama community in Nembe Local Government area, was reported to have raised his gun and shot his girlfriend in the face while she was answering a call from an unidentified person.The victim was identified as Wapaemi Amabebi, a...
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Armed hoodlums have attacked a team of two policemen who were on a stop-and-search duty in Asaba, the Delta State capital, carting away two service rifles in the encounter.The incident, which occurred around Interbua roundabout by ASCON Oil Filling Station, along the popular Nnebisi Road, on Saturday night,left the policemen severely injured.According to a resident who witnessed the attack, the gunmen were driving a tricycle from the Anwai axis of the road when they suddenly disembarked to attac...
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Suspected herdsmen have attacked Eda, one of the communities in Iyemero town, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.Invading the town in the wee hours of Monday, they killed two people and inflicted various degrees of injury on three others.Residents identified one of the dead as Danjuma Ali, a Muslim farmer, while the identity of the second person whose body had been deposited in the morgue of the General hospital, Ikole Ekiti, was still unknown as of the time of filing this report.The ...
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Boko Haram Insurgents invaded a village at Chibok, Borno State, on Sunday, wreaking havoc, exactlyfive years into the abduction of c276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok.A witness told SaharaReporters that activities to commemorate the fifth anniversray were still ongoing on Sunday when residents learnt ofthe invasion of Kwarangullum village by the insurgents.Mallam Bulama, District Head of the village, confirmed that the insurgents invaded his village although he could not st...
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Detectives are holding businessman who allegedly collected N7billion from 20,700 potential investors.Babagana Abba Dalori, 35, a 2010 graduate of Electrical/Electronics, University of Maiduguri, is the Managing Director, Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited. He is being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Dalori allegedly lured unsuspecting investors with mouth- watering Returns on Investment (RoI).He also promised his investors as high as 135% and, in ...
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By Anayo OkoliUMUAHIAIN search of peace in the troubled apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, some Igbo groups, have visited the suspended secretary general of the body, Mr. Uche Okwukwu and held discussions aimed at ensuring peace, unity and development of Ndigbo. ohanaezeThe groups, Igbo Unity Union, Nsukka Diaspora Forum U.K, Igbo bu Igbo Association, France chapter; Congress of Ebonyi State Women and Igbo National Youths, said they supported the cause of progress bein...
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Free employment is good, but more must be doneThe decision of the Bayelsa State government to offer employment to 307 doctoral and masters graduates of its extensive overseas scholarship programme is a worthy gesture. But it must be refined and expanded if it is to meet its laudable objectives.The 107 Ph.Ds are to be given jobs in the states three universities, while the 200 masters degree holders will be employed in medical facilities and the civil service. Doctors, pharmacists, public health s...
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By Chidi NkwoparaOWERRIImo people have been reminded that the gubernatorial election may have become history but the battle to fully recover and rebuild the state is not yet over. Archbishop ObinnaThe Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna, who stated this during a function for members of the Catholic Women Organisation, CWO, at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, also said that the citizenry cannot afford the luxury of having another Herod...
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THE 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, was last night saved from total destruction, a French fire official said after a massive fire ripped through the structure and caused the roof to collapse.Residents living close to the historical monument were evacuated in case the building would collapse, said Paris Mayor Anne Hildago.One fireman was seriously injured, according to the official.Firefighters at the scene said all efforts were being directed towards saving the artwork stored at the ba...
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