Group Warns UNICAL Ex-Bursar to Stop Blackmailing Constituted Authority

A Civil society group, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has warned those it said are attempting to destroy the peace at the University of Calabar to desist from doing so or risk being exposed. The group accused the ex-bursar of the institution, Mr Peter Agi of being behind various attempts to blackmail the University’s constituted authority ...

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Fayose’s Aide, Lere Olayinka, Buries Mum April 29

Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications ‎and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has said that his late mother, Mrs ‎Racheal Ibijola Olayinka-Tenibiaje, who died on February 2, 2017, will be buried on April 29, 2017 in Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Olayinka, who made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, said Friday, ...

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Fayose Rejects FG’s Plan to Ban Okada, Vows ‘I Won’t Sack Riders from Ekiti State’

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described plan by the federal government to ban commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada in the country as wicked, saying; “In Ekiti State, we won’t ban Okada because it is a source of livelihood to a lot of families. Why would anyone even ...

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Opinion……. Re: Inibehe Effiong: Count Senator Akpabio out of Your Phantom Assassination Plot

The attention of the Senate Minority Leader and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been drawn to a self-serving article published by Sahara Reporters with the title: “Former Gov. Akpabio, wife plots assassination of rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong over corruption probe, persistent criticism.” Such egoistic article from an inconsequential self-acclaimed “human rights lawyer” Inibehe Effiong, would ...

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19 Nigerian Academics Conduct Research in Shell Sabbatical Programme

A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture, which was introduced in 1980. The eight professors and 11 research interns commenced their programmes in January 2017, seeking to ...

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FCT Minister Directs STDD to Make Nyanya-Gbagalape Road Motorable in Two Weeks.

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has directed the Satellite Town Development Department (STDD) to make Nyanya-Gbagalape road cut off by a devastating gully erosion motorable in two weeks. In compliance with this directive, the Director of STDD, Architect Victoria Imande was at the site over the weekend with the contractor to ensure that the gully erosion is remediated ...

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#FCT Pre-season Tournament: FRSC FC Win Third Title

(VON)  Defending champions FRSC Football Club of Abuja on Friday won the 2017 FCT pre-season football tournament by defeating Federal Prisons FC 2-0, their third time of winning it. FRSC FC won the competition after emerging winners in the final match played at the Area 3 football pitch in Abuja. FRSC FC dominated the game from the onset, with Kenneth Mama ...

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Don’t Take Laws Into Hands Over Boundary Disputes – FCT Minister …May Sanction Community Leaders Fueling Crises

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has cautioned communities having boundary disputes in the Federal Capital Territory not to take the laws into their hands but follow due process to get them resolved amicably in the interest of peace. The Minister gave this charge on Friday, while inaugurating a 10-Member FCT Boundary Committee in his office at Area 11, ...

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Opinion… Why Has Boko Haram Refused to Leave Borno? 

  In the twilight of the Goodluck Jonathan presidency, not a few Nigerians had concluded that Boko Haram and its brand of terrorism had come to stay and that it will even spread to other parts of the country. That impression was reinforced by the trend whereby any news about the terrorist group was about its ascendancy, it was advancing ...

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Retired Appeal Court Boss Says Not All Judges Are Corrupt

The former President, Court of Appeal, Justice Umaru Abdullahi, on Saturday said that not all Nigerian Judges were corrupt. Abdullahi made the remark during a public presentation of the journal on Private and Comparative Law, organised in his honour by the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. According to him, the Nigerian judiciary has come of age as a ...

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UN Condemns Renewed Boko Haram Attacks in Borno

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has condemned the attacks on Maiduguri by suspected female suicide bombers on Thursday night and Friday in which at least eight persons reportedly lost their lives. The Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Mr Farhan Haq, said the UN OCHA “is alarmed by the reported terrorist attacks on vulnerable ...

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Doctor poses with giant ovarian cyst removed from a woman

As shared by an Instagram user..Surgeon Amyr holding massive ovarian cyst that was removed from a female patient #tumordeovario: Ovarian Cyst: During a woman’s menstrual cycle, an egg grows in a sac called a follicle. This sac is located inside the ovaries. In most cases, this follicle or sac breaks open and releases an egg. But if the follicle doesn’t break ...

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Xenophobia: Nigerians Go into Hiding as South Africans Attack, Loot Their Shops, Churches

The Nigerian Community in South Africa have confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00am. He said that the union had reported the incident to the Nigeria mission and South African ...

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Opinion… Unical and the Triumph of Change

For most Nigerians, President Mohammadu  Buhari’s (PMB) mantra of “change” in attitudes and behavioral dispositions in private homes, offices and elsewhere is a mere slogan and more like a sound of distant echoes. Those who benefit immensely from the old, corrupt order of handling official business in Nigeria are most stoutly opposed to this #ChangeBeginsWithMe. Professor Zana Akpagu the Vice ...

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Abia Pensioners Say ‘Rigorous Verification Process is Telling on Our Health’ 

Retired civil servants in Abia have described the process of verification of state pensioners as “cumbersome, unfriendly, rigorous, stressful and harmful” to their health. The pensioners, some of whom are between the ages of 70 and 90, expressed the concern on Friday when they spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia. NAN reports that the verification began ...

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Ambode Urges Christians to Shun Acts that Could Breed Disunity, Crisis

*CAN lauds gov, says Lagos progressing despite recession Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday enjoined Christians to continue to make conscious efforts to sustain the peaceful atmosphere across the country, urging them to also refrain from acts capable of breeding division and igniting avoidable crisis. The Governor, who spoke at the 2017 Inter-Denominational Divine Service organised by the ...

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Public Service Reforms: Dickson Inaugurates C’ttee, Vows to Stop Payroll Leakages 

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Friday inaugurated a 14-member Advisory Committee Public Service Reforms, with a charge on them to mobilize support for the ongoing re-organization of the state public service. The committee chaired by His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, has two months to complete its assignment. While describing the payroll fraud at the local government level ...

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