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Why Ekpa Opposes Kanu’s Release: Ohanaeze Exposes Self-Interest

Why Ekpa Opposes Kanu’s Release: Ohanaeze Exposes Self-Interest

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged South-East governors and other political leaders in the zone to ignore Simon Ekpa’s opposition to their planned negotiation for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release. It could be recalled that Ekpa, the self-acclaimed Prime Minister of Biafra Government in Exile had in a statement a few...

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Nigeria in Pain: Ethnic Youth Leaders Blame NNPCL for Fuel Scarcity

Nigeria in Pain: Ethnic Youth Leaders Blame NNPCL for Fuel Scarcity

The Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders in Nigeria have expressed anger over the worsening fuel scarcity in the country. It could be recalled that the youths, under the aegis of Nigeria Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Council Worldwide had slammed a one-week resignation ultimatum on the General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...

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FG urges media to stop amplifying terrorists idealogy

FG urges media to stop amplifying terrorists idealogy

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has urged the media not to yield their platforms to provide publicity for acts of terrorism, which can inadvertently embolden the terrorists and also dampen the morale of the security forces. Idris made the remarks in Abuja on Tuesday when he declared open a two-day training workshop...

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FEC approves N985m to purchase body scanners for Abuja, Lagos airports

FEC approves N985m to purchase body scanners for Abuja, Lagos airports

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved N985 million to buy body scanners for deployment at the Abuja and Lagos international airports. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, disclosed this development on Tuesday following a session with State House reporters post the FEC gathering. ALSO READ: Labour Demands Emergency...

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FG Bans Single-Use Plastics in Government  offices

FG Bans Single-Use Plastics in Government  offices

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced a ban on single-use plastics in all its Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).  Minister of State for Environment, Adekunle Salako, who made this known to newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the State House in Abuja emphasized that the ban...

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Economic Sabotage:  Ethnic Nationalities group calls for Removal of Mele Kyari Over NNPCL/IOC Cabal War Against Local Refineries

Economic Sabotage: Ethnic Nationalities group calls for Removal of Mele Kyari Over NNPCL/IOC Cabal War Against Local Refineries

The Apex umbrella body for the over 407 Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders in Nigeria, on Tuesday, called for the immediate sack of the General Managing Director, CEO, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, Mele Kyari. They accused Kyari of sabotaging the fixing of indigenous refineries to the benefit of the subsidy cartel. This...

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three arrested for assaulting on LG chairman in Niger

three arrested for assaulting on LG chairman in Niger

The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the arrest and detention of three suspected hoodlums accused of assaulting the incumbent Chairman of Katcha Local Government Council, Hon. Danlami Abdullahi Saku. DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the command’s police public relations officer, issued a press statement on Tuesday in Minna, providing details of the incident. According to the...

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82.6kg illicit drugs Seized , arrests 139 in Ebonyi

82.6kg illicit drugs Seized , arrests 139 in Ebonyi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ebonyi Command said it seized 82.587kg of various illicit drugs in the state between January and June. The Command said it also arrested 139 suspected drug traffickers in the period under review and among the suspects were 35 females and 104 males. Mr Peter Ogar, NDLEA’s commander in...

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78 Positive Covid-19 Cases reported in Senegal from Hajj Returnees

78 Positive Covid-19 Cases reported in Senegal from Hajj Returnees

Senegal has reported detecting Covid-19 among numerous pilgrims returning from their Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. At Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport, testing revealed 78 positive Covid-19 cases. According to Senegal’s health ministry, these results were anticipated, as returning pilgrims had been advised to wear masks and self-isolate. Authorities have increased monitoring efforts in response. Saudi...