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Enyimba Defeats Orlando Pirates 1-0 Via 95th Minute Goal
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Enyimba Defeats Orlando Pirates 1-0 Via 95th Minute Goal

A nervy finish in Aba on Wednesday night saw the Nigerian giants advance into the quarter-finals of the Caf tournament with a late winning goal It was mixed feelings for Nigerians and South Africans as Enyimba defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the final Group A match in the Caf Confederation Cup. Fatai Osho’s men started Wednesday’s encounter in search of a win to confirm their place in the knockout stage but they found it difficult to break their South African visitors until the 95th minute. Cyril Olisemah tapped in a late match-winning goal that fired the Nigeria Professional Football League giants to the top of Group A with nine points after six matches. Despite the loss in Aba, Orlando Pirates qualified for the next round as the second-best team in the group with nine point...
Aba By-Election: APC Already Rigging The Poll In All Units – PDP Candidate, Chimaobi Ebisike Cries Out
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Aba By-Election: APC Already Rigging The Poll In All Units – PDP Candidate, Chimaobi Ebisike Cries Out

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate in the Aba North/South bye-election holding today in the Federal Constituency, Chimaobi Ebisike, has cried out calling on INEC and security agencies in the state to come to his rescue over alleged rigging by the All Progressives Congress APC. In a terse press release by the PDP media team, Ebisike alleged that some APC leaders were sighted at all polling units massively buying votes and intimidating PDP faithfuls in connivance with security agents. "Mascot Kalu, Nnanna Kalu, Obinna Oriaku and other APC leaders few minutes ago were sighted distributing PVCs to their agents and giving huge money to security agents at all polling units in order to compromise the system" "The APC leaders were seen with several bus loads of armed thugs ...
Aba North/South By-Election: Explosion In Aba Disrupts Voting
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Aba North/South By-Election: Explosion In Aba Disrupts Voting

A substance suspected to be a bomb, has exploded at the Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North council, at the ongoing by-election into the Aba North/South federal constituency seat. Vanguard gathered that no life was lost, but electoral materials were scattered as workers, voters and party agents scampered to safety. However, security agents stormed the area and restored order. As at the time of filing this report, voting has restarted. A voter, who gave his Chinedu Eze said they were on queue when a loud sound enveloped the area and everyone fled. In his words; “We were on queue; some people were being accredited to cast their votes when we heard a loud sound. Everybody took to their their heels. It was a bomb and we didn’t know where it came from.” As at press time,...
Bye-Election: Orji Kalu And His Entourage Storm Ariaria Int’l Market
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Bye-Election: Orji Kalu And His Entourage Storm Ariaria Int’l Market

The campaign entourage of the All Progressive's Congress (APC) in Saturday's Aba North/South bye election led by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu alongside the Minister for Mines and Steel have arrived at Ariaria International Market Aba to campaign for its candidate Mascot Kalu. The entourage was greeted with a massive welcome by the traders. See photos and video below. https://youtu.be/CVuy3wy7kao
Woman Accused Of Stealing A Man’s Penis In Aba, Mobbed By Crowd (Photos, Video)
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Woman Accused Of Stealing A Man’s Penis In Aba, Mobbed By Crowd (Photos, Video)

An outrageous scene played out in Aba as a crowd gathered around a woman to accuse her of stealing and returning a man's penis. In a video shared online, the woman is seen with red marks on her face, neck, and chest, like she had been assaulted. A crowd gathers around her, making accusations that she approached a man begging him for money and the moment the man gave her money, he felt a shock then noticed his penis had disappeared when he tried to pee. They claim she later returned the penis after they gathered and threatened her. However, the woman is seen in the video insisting she didn't steal or return any penis. She asked the crowd how exactly she returned the penis if she had stolen it. Despite her denials, they keep insisting she stole and returned the penis. T...
I Once Hawked, Shouted ‘Orange Di Uto, Oka Di Oku’ In Streets Of Aba – Uche Nwosu
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I Once Hawked, Shouted ‘Orange Di Uto, Oka Di Oku’ In Streets Of Aba – Uche Nwosu

The former governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State, Mr. Uche Nwosu has called on youths not to be in a hurry to compare themselves with others, saying such person overtime have invested in building themselves. While revealing that he once hawked orange and cooked corn in the streets of Aba in a chat with ABN TV in Abuja, he added that some people knew him when he became the Commissioner for Land and later Chief of Staff to former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha. "Don't be ashamed of what you do. Some people will say 'I wish I was in Uche Nwosu's shoe' but have you asked yourself what I went through before becoming Commissioner for Land and even Chief of Staff before I ran for election as the governor of Imo State. "Most of them don't know. I tell most of them...
One Dead, Others Injured As Inmates Try Prison Break In Aba
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One Dead, Others Injured As Inmates Try Prison Break In Aba

One inmate was reportedly died, with many others injured at the Nigeria Correction Service, Aba when some old inmates tried but failed, to escape from the prisons over the weekend. MCI gathered that some good number of inmates Saturday afternoon tried breaking away from the prisons, but met strong resistance from some prisons arm guards who thwarted their moves. A witness, who was within the area of the Aba prison while the inmates tried to escape, said, “It was towards afternoon on Saturday. We started hearing gunshots and noise coming out of the prison. He said “I actually went to Aba Central Police Station which shares a fence with the prison to give something to someone when I saw two injured prison arm guards who were brought there to be treated. Later I saw some polic...
Igbo People Are Nigeria’s Greatest Asset – Reno Omokri
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Igbo People Are Nigeria’s Greatest Asset – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri is of the opinion that the Igbos in Nigeria are perhaps the country’s greatest asset. Taking to his page to speak on the viral video of a young lady making locally made face masks, Omokri wrote; ”I watched the video of the Aba made face masks. They are probably the best masks I have seen. ”The Igbo people of Nigeria are perhaps the greatest asset this nation has. I doff my hat to them. ”If I were General Buhari, I would order millions of these face masks to first meet our domestic requirements, and then give out the rest to other nations as Nigeria’s foreign aid. ”It will achieve two things. It will boost our economy, and it will project Nigeria as a diplomatic and economic power. America and The United Kingdom will not reject such an offer at this stage.” ...
One Dead As Billboard Falls In Aba (Photos)
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One Dead As Billboard Falls In Aba (Photos)

A man has been confirmed dead in Abia State after being crushed by a billboard which fell during a storm in the state. The incident which occurred on Wednesday April 1 at Osisioma Junction in Aba, left another seriously injured and fighting for his life. It was further gathered that two occupants of a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep, were pulled out from the crushed vehicle by construction workers with heavy-duty equipment. Here are more photos below from the scene of the incident;  
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Paul Ikwecheghi, 16 Allegedly Killed A 10 Years Old Girl After Having Anal S£x With Her In Aba

According newsmen, the deceased who hailed from Nkporo, in Ohafia council area, was said to have been taken away from her residence at No. 51 Emeonye Street by the suspect, a 16 year old boy called Paul Ikwecheghi who defiled her. She was paralyzed after the incident and was receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital until she died. However, before her demise, she identified Paul as the culprit ― leading to his arrest by the Police. A resident of the area said, Quote “We discovered Paul took the little girl from her parents’ residence to the place he perpetrated that [ana| s.ex] act. “I learnt he consumes tramadol. After the incident, the girl became paralyzed and identified Paul as the culprit. The family took her to the hospital while the Police arrested Paul. “...
“Na Shoemaker I For Be For Aba” – Cubana Chief Priest Says Praises Cubana CEO As He Become Bullet Energy Drink Ambassador
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“Na Shoemaker I For Be For Aba” – Cubana Chief Priest Says Praises Cubana CEO As He Become Bullet Energy Drink Ambassador

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“Aba Is Dead” – Jane Ogbauta Gives Ikpeazu 100-Day Ultimatum To Fix Roads Or….
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“Aba Is Dead” – Jane Ogbauta Gives Ikpeazu 100-Day Ultimatum To Fix Roads Or….

A civil right activist and the founder, Women For Change Initiative and Equity, Lady Jane Ogbauta has described Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia state as dead, saying women must do something to put the government of the state on its toes. Ogbauta who had recently led a protest in Aba comprising women from various parts of Abia said no amount of Intimidation can deter her and other women. In a chat with ABN TV on Sunday, she vowed to mobilise no fewer than 10,000 women after the expiration of the 100 she gave the Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to a street protest in Aba. The activist stated that the protest was as a result of worsening situation of infrastructure in Aba especially roads, saying if nothing is done between and this time next year, things could de...
Nigerian man accuses soldiers of assaulting and forcefully shaving off his hair with scissors in Aba
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Nigerian man accuses soldiers of assaulting and forcefully shaving off his hair with scissors in Aba

An aggrieved Nigerian man has called out some soldiers in Aba, Abia State, for allegedly assaulting and forcefully shaving off his hair with scissors over "nothing".   Showing off some injuries he sustained from the assault, Egbule Obinna disclosed that the soldiers wore masks during the encounter which occurred while on his way to his daily business. He wrote as he shared the video;   THIS IS NIGERIA TODAY A COUNTRY WITH NO HUMAN RIGHT WE ARE ALL IN CHAINS ...I NEED ALOT OF REPOST TO THIS LETS FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE AND INHUMANITY IN NIGERIA ....FOR NOTHING THIS HAPPENED NOW THE ARE PICKING YOUNG MEN HERE AND KILLING AND CYTTING THEIR HAIR FOR NOTHING
Lady Whose Fingers Were Cut Off By Herdsmen In Aba Gets Cash, Employment From Alex Ikwechegh
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Lady Whose Fingers Were Cut Off By Herdsmen In Aba Gets Cash, Employment From Alex Ikwechegh

A Nigerian philanthropist and former Aba North Chairman, Alex Ikwechegh has visited Abia woman whose fingers were cut by Fulani herdsmen. It was reported that the woman, Miss Esther Nmecha, needed N60,000 for treatment and had solicited for help from Nigerians. To her greatest surprise, Ikwechegh through his foundation visited her today and donated a huge amount of money and offered a job to her in order to take care of her personal needs. Speaking on behalf of Ikwechegh, the spokesman of the foundation said (Ikwechegh) was dejected when he heard the dastardly act being committed by the rampaging Fulani Herdsmen in Abia State and asked security agents to arrest the perpetrators of the ugly act. Ikwechegh also paid hospital bills of other patients in the hospital. In his ...
“I’m Pained By The Dilapidation Of Aba” – VP Osinbajo Cries
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“I’m Pained By The Dilapidation Of Aba” – VP Osinbajo Cries

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday told the good people of Aba not to be afraid of coming out to cast their votes on Saturday for Dr. Uche Ogah as the alleged threats issued by the PDP to revoke their properties are just mere and empty. “I want to tell you Abians that I have always been pained by the dilapidated state of this supposed great town, Aba. Abia is long overdue to be at the center. It will pay you more to join the ruling party than the opposition that has never benefited you. What has PDP done for you in the past 20 years?” He poured out his heart to Abians when he told them the need to make sure the key into an APC Governor, as the SME’s will receive more attention than what we have on ground today. “I learnt that the governor and PDP gov...
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah : Celebrating The Birth Of An Enigma
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Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah : Celebrating The Birth Of An Enigma

When on the 3rd of September, 1971, a son was born into the humble family of Mr & Mrs Alphonsus Ubah in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of today’s Abia State, little did the world know that a man that had been destined by Divinity to shape events of men and affect lives in tremendous several ways had just been born. Right from his early days, as if he knew that millions of lives and destinies depended on his, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah had become restless and self-compelled to go in search of accomplishing his mission in life. Against the wishes of many including initial protestations from his parents who are from Umuanuka, Otolo Nnewi in Anambra State, Ifeanyi Ubah departed home and started his journey to greatness in a most turbulent and unfamiliar terrain. Despite the many chal...
CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba Score Another Injury Time Goal To Qualify
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CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba Score Another Injury Time Goal To Qualify

  The beat continues for Enyimba International in the CAF Confederation Cup following Wednesday’ 95th minute 1-0 win over CARA Brazzaville to qualify for the knock-out round of Africa’s second-tier competition.   Playing for the first time before their home fans inside the refurbished Enyimba International Stadium in Aba, the two-time CAF Champions League winners,  who are the only Nigerian side left in the race for a continental silverware, had to dig deep into their artillery to pull the chestnut out of the fire  and continue their hunt for the title.   In what would  go down as one of the most dramatic conclusion to a CAF Confederation Cup match in Aba, Enymba seemed destined for the exit door of Africa’s second-tier competition until deep into injury t...
Man Sees His Dead Wife Living With Another Man In Lagos
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Man Sees His Dead Wife Living With Another Man In Lagos

A man from Ezzagbo in Ebonyi state Okechukwu James Uwa who caused a heavy traffic today at Oshodi said he traveled to Lagos day before yesterday being 27th June 2018 to visit his one time colleague while he was in Aba, Abia state. And was parading along Oshodi when he stumbled on his wife that died two years ago in his home. According to him, he said; my wife died of motor accident two years ago which I have finished her burial but am shocked to see her with a man who was conveying her in his motorcycle. At first, I hesitated until I summoned courage and when I called her by her name, on turning to see me she disappeared. Our correspondent also said that the said man who was carrying her on his bike fainted twice before being resuscitated and narrated his own story saying that he have ...
Abia State WAEC Students Serve Punishment After Fighting Over Stolen Meat
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Abia State WAEC Students Serve Punishment After Fighting Over Stolen Meat

Some external candidates of the West African Senior School Examinations who engaged one another in a fight over stolen meats have been publicly punished in Abia State community. Tragedy was on Sunday morning, averted in Abia State after four external WAEC candidates engaged one another in a fight with the use of cutlass, over stolen meats. Multiple reports claim that the students who came from Mbaise, Imo state to write their exam at Divine Lift International School, Aba, accused each other of stealing some meats from their joint pot of soup. Their altercation later degenerated into a fierce fight and they resorted into the use of cutlass. However, resident intervened before they could harm each other and they were punished.
Igbos Need To Apologize To Buhari For Not Voting Him In 2019 – Amaechi
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Igbos Need To Apologize To Buhari For Not Voting Him In 2019 – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has chastised Igbos for not voting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Speaking on the topic “The Igbo in the politics of Nigeria” at the 12th convocation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Amaechi said Buhari has done more for Igbo people in 2 years than the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 16. Amaechi asked that Igbos vote Buhari for a second term in 2019, so that they may rule the country after he is gone. He said: You (Igbo) did not vote for Buhari, true or false? You voted for PDP and what did they do for you? PDP abandoned the Enugu-Onitsha expressway since 1999, but Buhari is working on it, true or false?” he asked. Buhari is working on the second Niger Bridge, he is working on the Otuocha-Ibaji-Abuja road, he i...
Kidnapper Now Lures, Abducts & Rapes Ladies Through Modelling Jobs
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Kidnapper Now Lures, Abducts & Rapes Ladies Through Modelling Jobs

A notorious kidnapper operating in the South-eastern part of Nigeria has been nabbed by the police after being trailed overtime. Police in Anambra State have arrested a man and his sister for conniving to abduct ladies desperate for job, r*pe and later collect ransom from their worried parents. The suspects, Treasure and Lillian, from Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State, were alleged to have tricked a lady, Peace, from Enugu State to Mgbachu village, Nkpor-Uno in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State under the pretence that they were going to employ her in a modelling company at Nkpor. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, explained that while Peace was in captivity, Treasure demanded N1,000,000 ransom from her parents before she could be released. He...
IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Wife Spotted By Security Agents In Ghana
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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Wife Spotted By Security Agents In Ghana

The leader of the proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has been spotted by security agents in Ghana. TheCable reports that the Nnamdi and his wife have been seen in Ghana.   There has been controversy over the whereabouts of Kanu who was last seen in public in September 2017 before the military launched Operation Python Dance II and raided his home in Aba, Abia State. His court trial for treason has stalled and Enyinnaya Abaribe, the senator who served as Kanu’s surety when he was granted bail after spending 18 months in detention, has sought to be discharged from the obligation after his disappearance. TheCable claims it has been informed by security sources that Kanu was ferried to the Niger Delta creeks by militants a...
Senator Abe’s Senatorial Victory From God – Governor Wike
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Senator Abe’s Senatorial Victory From God – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, confessed that he did everything to stop Senator Magnus Abe from winning his senatorial election, noting that Abe’s victory was from God. Governor Wike congratulated All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state and the lawmakers elected on the party’s platform for their victory in the re-run elections. Wike also charged Rivers politicians to have the interest of the state at heart and stop playing politics, as the people of the state expect governance and development. Speaking in Port Harcourt at the victory thanksgiving of Senator Abe (Rivers South-East) and other APC lawmakers from the state, the governor revealed that just as the opposition party in the state vowed that he (Wike) would not win the governorship seat, he also worke...
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Why I Must Go To Heaven – Gov Ikpeazu

Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, says although being a governor is good, his earnest desire is to go to heaven when Jesus Christ comes again. The governor stated that going to heaven was more important to him than anything on earth, adding that he did not mind losing everything but his soul must meet with his maker on the last day. Ikpeazu spoke at the 2018 edition of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church Eastern Nigerian Union Conference on prayer, fasting and evangelism on Sunday in Aba. “You can have all kinds of problems. Sickness, wants, needs and challenges may come but know that all of them are designed to take your attention away from your redeemer who is coming soon,” he said. The President, SDA, West Central Africa Division, Pastor Elie Weick-Dido said the church...
Transmission Company Of Nigeria Can Now Distribute All 7,000MW Generated – Buhari
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Transmission Company Of Nigeria Can Now Distribute All 7,000MW Generated – Buhari

Mr Sunday Makinde, an expert in the power sector, on Wednesday lauded Federal Government’s effort at improving electricity transmission network across the country. Makinde, a former Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that prior to this development; the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) did not have the capacity to evacuate energy generated by Generation Companies (GENCOs). NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari in his New Year address to the nation said generation of electricity had now reached 7,000Megawatts (MW). Buhari said that as at Dec. 8, 2017, the country had achieved 5,155MW of powe...
Buhari Plans To Boost Rail Transportation In 2018
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Buhari Plans To Boost Rail Transportation In 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has set an ambitious target in his new year message to boost rail transportation in all the zones of the country in 2018. Buhari said that Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge line, which has the capacity to carry two million passengers per year and five million tons of cargo, would reach Ibadan from Lagos by the end of 2019. He said the rail line was expected to give substantial boost to the country when completed. The President also said that the construction of the Kano-Kaduna segment was expected to commence this year and reach Kaduna by the end of 2019. He said that the two ends would be joined to ensure that there would be standard gauge railway across the main North-South trading route by the end of 2021. According to him, the Abuja – Kaduna route will...
VP Yemi Osinbajo To Inaugurate Small, Medium Enterprise Clinic In Osun
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VP Yemi Osinbajo To Inaugurate Small, Medium Enterprise Clinic In Osun

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will, on Thursday, launch the Nationwide Small and Medium Enterprise Clinic and the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in Osun State. The MSME Clinic is a scheme under the office of the Vice President targeted at helping small and medium enterprises to be positioned for critical roles in re-energising the economy. A statement by the Commissioner Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Mr. Ismaila Jayeoba-Alagbada, explained that the Vice President would lead the Federal Government delegation to Osun State to officially unveil the MSME Clinic and the GEEP in the state. Jayeoba-Alagbada stated that the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) also known as MarketMoni, is an enterprise intervention program of the Preside...
House Of Reps Member Ossy Prestige Petitions EFCC Over Failed Road Contract In Aba
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House Of Reps Member Ossy Prestige Petitions EFCC Over Failed Road Contract In Aba

Following an alleged shoddy road rehabilitation work done on Garden Avenue, Aba, the member representing Aba North/Aba South federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Ossy Prestige, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to get the contractor to return to site. It was gathered that the contract for the rehabilitation of two-kilometre Garden Avenue was awarded to Eme Technical Company Limited by the Federal Government through Anambra/Imo River Basin Development Authority. Speaking during a visit to the area, the lawmaker said he had petitioned the EFCC to get the contractor to return to site and deliver the job according to specification, and lamented that the shoddy handling of the road had led to flooding of the area whenever it rains. ...
NNPC Commences Crude Oil Exploration In Nasarawa
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NNPC Commences Crude Oil Exploration In Nasarawa

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced exploration activities in the Benue Trough. According to a statement by the corporation, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mr. Maikanti Baru, announced this development during a visit to the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr. Umaru Tanko Almakura in Lafia. Baru said the visit was in fulfillment of the Presidential mandate which directed NNPC to resume oil exploration activities in some of the nation’s inland basins which include the Chad Basin and the Benue Trough. He added that the move was also in line with NNPC’s corporate vision of 12 Business Focus Areas (12 BUFA), informing Governor Almakura that the NNPC team was in Nasarawa to sensitise the government and people of the state on the mission. “I a...
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Lifts Curfew In Aba
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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Lifts Curfew In Aba

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on September 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city. Governor Ikpeazu, via a statement issued in Umuahia, on Wednesday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Enyinnaya Appolos, commended Aba residents for compliance during the period the curfew lasted.  The governor commended the residents of Aba for complying with the curfew order and urged them to remain law abiding in order to ensure lasting peace in the city.He thanked security agencies for their efforts during the period the curfew lasted and protection of lives and property in Aba. The Abia State Government imposed the dusk-to-dawn curfew, following clashes between some members of pro-Biafra group and the milit...
Enugu DisCo Expresses Worry Over Forged Electricity Bills, Offers Solution
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Enugu DisCo Expresses Worry Over Forged Electricity Bills, Offers Solution

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has expressed worry over increasing report of some fraudulent individuals forging its bills for account opening purpose. The Head, Communications of EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said this known in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu. He therefore called on banks and other financial institutions to consult it in the verification of electricity bills used in their transactions as proof of address. Ezeh said the call became necessary to stop a situation where marketers of the company were detained by the police on alleged fraud involving forged bills that bore their names and phone numbers. According to him, EEDC will not be liable if any criminal or fraudulent activity is perpetrated with any forged electricity bill not cleared with the compa...
Biafra Agitations Fueled by Inequalities And Unfair Treatments – Governor Ikpeazu
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Biafra Agitations Fueled by Inequalities And Unfair Treatments – Governor Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that the recent agitation for a Biafra republic by South Eastern youths was fueled by what he described as “inequalities and feelings of unfair treatments.” Ikpeazu said this while speaking to reporters in Abuja at the weekend. The governor, who traced the creation of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to bottled up discontents among a section of the youths in the Southeast expressed concerns that some sections in the country cannot trust the Igbo in the South East to occupy certain strategic positions in the country. His words: “Fundamentally speaking, I think that if the questions we ask in this country today are whether there are inequalities, there are gaps, there are people who don’t feel that they have been fairly treated, eithe...
Southeast Governors Are Hausa-Fulani Puppets – IPOB
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Southeast Governors Are Hausa-Fulani Puppets – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, ​on Monday blast​ed​ Southeast governors, describing the​m​ as Hausa-Fulani ​puppets. IPOB also​ added that on​ly​ Nigeria regards it as a terrorist organisation. ​It further denied ​that its members were planning to destroy some police stations in Aba, Abia State, saying the allegation was part of a plan hatched to arrest and detain more of her members. A statement by IPOB ​spokesman, Emma Powerful, accused Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, of being part of the plan to kidnap and abduct innocent Biafrans under the pretext that they were the perpetrators of some heinous crimes in the city. He said: “IPOB has never engaged in any crime of any sort from its inception to date. There is no police station that can claim to have received a...
IPOB: Ohanaeze Insists On Restructuring
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IPOB: Ohanaeze Insists On Restructuring

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Wednesday insisted on the restructuring of the country. The President of the group, John Nwodo, who stated this also said it was discriminatory and overhanded to tag the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist group. Nwodo said the Southeast had been over policed to intimidate and hold down the Igbo. In a lecture delivered at Chatam House in London he noted that the Federal Government did not punish the Arewa Youths despite the October 1 quit notice given to the Igbo in the North. Nwodo said: “The declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organization is in my view hurried, unfair, and not in conformity with the intendment of the law. “Whereas I am not completely in agreement with some of the methods of IPOB, like its inappropriate and divisive broadcast, the...
Artificial Seasonings In Food Can Cause Diseases – Expert
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Artificial Seasonings In Food Can Cause Diseases – Expert

Nigerians have been warned that using artificial seasonings in their food can cause cardiovascular diseases. Basil Okeahialam, a cardiologist at the University of Jos, gave this warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Tuesday. According to him, artificial or factory-made seasonings, which have high amounts of salt or salt-related chemicals are not as healthy as traditional condiments in preparing foods. Mr. Okeahialam said that an African has the natural tendency to retain salt in his or her body, hence the need to reduce salt in-take and consumption of foods high in salt and related chemicals. “We did a paper when we bought condiments from the market and tried to test for the sodium content and we found out that the popular condiments women like...
Biafra: Court Remands 67 IPOB Members
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Biafra: Court Remands 67 IPOB Members

Sixty-seven people suspected to be members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been remanded in prison for their alleged involvement in the mayhem and security unrest that rocked Abia State recently. This was made known by Abia Police Commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi, following their arraignment on Monday before a High Court in the state. Speaking to reports in Umuahia, Ogbizi further disclosed that seven of the suspects were arrested in Aba for alleged arson, killing a police officer and burning of vehicles at the Police Station in Ariaria International Market. The Police Commissioner added that the other sixty suspects were arrested across the state capital for conspiracy and road blockage among other offences. He, however, assured people of the state that efforts have bee...
Northern Groups Support Military Operation In South East
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Northern Groups Support Military Operation In South East

Some northerners have expressed support for the ongoing military operation in the south-east. But they cautioned against reprisal attacks on Igbo living in their region. At a press conference in Kano yesterday where they reacted to the clash between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the northerners under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), vowed to resist any attempt by the agitators to undermine the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. “The agitations and disturbances that have been ongoing since the coming to power of the Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo in 2015 are aimed at rendering the country practically ungovernable, and ushering in anarchy and instability, thereby occasioning a change of government by whatever means and t...
Biafra: Kanu Backs Out Of Talks With Southeast Govs
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Biafra: Kanu Backs Out Of Talks With Southeast Govs

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has backed out of the planned talks between the group and the South-East Governors Forum. On August 30, Kanu had met with the governors at the Enugu State Government House where both parties agreed to hold further talks to seek an amicable resolution to the issues raised by the pro-Biafran group. Another meeting was scheduled to hold between the IPOB leader and the governors on Friday, but, in a statement he personally signed, which was made available to journalists, the IPOB leader said he would no longer continue with the talks. He blamed the development on an alleged plot by soldiers to assassinate him while on his way to the meeting with the governors. He also alleged that he was currently attending to his injur...
Abuja Residents Hail Drop In Price Of Petrol
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Abuja Residents Hail Drop In Price Of Petrol

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Wednesday hailed the reduction in the pump price of petrol by some filling stations across the FCT. The drop ranged between N141 to N143 from the initial N145 pegged as the maximum amount after a partial subsidy removal was put in place by the government in 2016. A survey around the Abuja metropolis revealed that the NNPC, A. A. Rano and A. Y. M Shafa filling stations scattered around the FCT had reduced their prices. At the NNPC Mega Station in Zone 1, where the current price is N143, an elated motorist, Mr Ishaku Zwingina, said the reduction, though little, was a welcome development. ”The government pegged the price between N141 to N145, but they (oil marketers) all went for the highest. This reduction shows that there is ...
Paris Club Refund: 68% Of States Heed FG’s Advice – Survey
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Paris Club Refund: 68% Of States Heed FG’s Advice – Survey

Many states governments across the federation, have utilised the second tranche of the Paris Club refund they received to clear the arrears of their serving and retired workers’ entitlements. However, in most states where the arrears of salaries, pensions and gratuities have been paid, some civil servants and retirees, especially those in the council areas, area still being owed. A survey by NAN indicated that some of the workers and pensioners were owed salaries and pensions for periods ranging between two and 11 months. The Federal Government in July released about N243.79 billion to the states as the second tranche of the refund, having earlier released N388.30 billion to them in December 2016. The funds were released following protests by the states against over-deductions ...
Petrol Now N130/Litre At Depots, N142/Litre At Stations – NNPC
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Petrol Now N130/Litre At Depots, N142/Litre At Stations – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said the ex-depot price of petrol has dropped from N138 to N133.28 per litre in most of its depots, indicating a gain of N4.72 for marketers. The drop is even sharper in private depots where the price came down to N130 or N131 per litre, a gain of N7 to the buyers. The corporation explained that as a result, the pump price of petrol has fallen steadily from N145 per litre to between N142 and N143 per litre in some stations across the country. Daily Trust notes that motorists with cars having 60-litre tanks, for example, will gain N180 any time they fill their tanks when they hit reserve. NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affair Division, Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement yesterday said the drop was due to a sustained strategic ...
Ikpeazu, Amaechi, Dakuku, Others Suggest Ways Out Of Growing Poverty
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Ikpeazu, Amaechi, Dakuku, Others Suggest Ways Out Of Growing Poverty

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, yesterday agreed on the need for the federal government to grow the socio-economic life of the nation by diversifying the economy. They spoke in Abuja at a symposium titled “The new economy and its impact on the less privileged citizens’ put together by The Osasu Show (TOS), a television programme anchored by Miss Osasu Igbinedion. Contributing to a discussion on ending poverty and bridging the inequalities gap through infrastructure development and social protection mechanisms, Governor Ikpeazu said the greatest problem in Nigeria was social mobilisation and social engineering. He regr...
Suspected Car Snatchers Nabbed In Enugu
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Suspected Car Snatchers Nabbed In Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu says it has arrested notorious car snatchers on Nsukka Road near Enugu. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu on Thursday said the suspects were arrested through intelligence information gathered by the operatives. Amaraizu said that through a well-coordinated operation carried out on Aug. 7, the Udenu Division of the force nabbed the suspects. He said that the suspects snatched a Lexus Jeep with registration number 954 BH from the owner in Aba, Abia, and were escaping through Nsukka axis near Enugu where they were nabbed. According to him, the suspects are now regretting their actions because they (suspects) lamented that they never knew that police operatives would nabb them since they were almost es...
Local Contractors Excluded From $20bn Rail Projects
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Local Contractors Excluded From $20bn Rail Projects

The Federal Government is breaching its own local content policy in the construction of over $20 billion rail tracks across the country, as indigenous firms are being excluded from the execution of the projects. If the extant policy, which provides that 40 per cent of such projects should be executed by local contractors, is followed, Nigeria would retain about $8 billion in its coffers and address unemployment and other social challenges. The $8 billion, equivalent of N2.416 trillion, is about one-third of Nigeria’s 2017 national budget, and can almost fund the entire Lagos-Kano standard gauge railway projects estimated at $8.3 billion. There are a number of other rail projects, 98 per cent of which were awarded to Chinese firms. They include: Kano State rail, $1.85 billion; Lago...
Robber Wearing Police Bullet Proof Jacket Arrested In Aba
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Robber Wearing Police Bullet Proof Jacket Arrested In Aba

On 24/07/2017 at about 2205hrs along Milverton Area Aba,police patrol team attached to Central Police Station Aba while on routine patrol, intercepted one Obasi Chibuike putting on police bullet proof jacket and extorting motorists. On sighting the patrol team, suspect fled the scene but was over-powered by the team. The following items were recovered from him during search: three live cartridges, one bullet proof, one jack knife and an International Passport. The suspect has however, confessed to being a member of four man robbery gang terrorizing Aba and its environs. Effort is put in place toward arresting the other members of his gang as well as recovering their weapons.
Man Kills Girlfriend Over Pregnancy In Aba
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Man Kills Girlfriend Over Pregnancy In Aba

A man identified as Ogbonnaya Igwe, has been nabbed by the Police in Aba, for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Ijeoma Chibuzo, for defrauding him over an agreement to abort her pregnancy in Aba, Abia State. Police sources said that Igwe had invited his girlfriend to his residence at N0. 22 Obohia road, Aba, where an argument ensued. He allegedly made for his pump action rifle and shot her dead. Parading the suspect, Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, said the Police received information that a woman was shot dead at No. 22 Obohia road, Aba, and met the deceased in a pool of blood. He disclosed that the suspect was arrested while hiding at the ceiling of the house. When a search was conducted on his apartment, a Pump-Action rifle and double barrel gun with 15 liv...
Landlord Arrested For Killing Tenant In Abia
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Landlord Arrested For Killing Tenant In Abia

The landlord of a building located at Plot 22, Obohia Road, Aba, Abia state, Ogbonnaya Igwe, has been arrested by police operatives attached to the Ndiegoro Police Division in the state for allegedly shooting dead his tenant, one Mrs. Ijeoma Chibuzo. According to the police, it took the intervention of a combined security team from the Counter-Terrorism Unit and others that were deployed in Obohia to stop angry mob from setting the suspect’s building ablaze. The Abia state Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, while confirming the arrest of the suspect, said: “it took the police over three hours to break into the suspect’s house. “He was apprehended with the gun he allegedly used in killing the victim. “Although investigation into the matter was still ongoing, prel...
Baby Factory, Another Phase Of Human Trafficking – ACP
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Baby Factory, Another Phase Of Human Trafficking – ACP

Mr Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, has described baby factory or child harvesting as another phase of human trafficking. Mba spoke at a seminar organised by the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) to mark the International Day against Drug and Human Trafficking on Thursday in Lagos. The theme of the seminar is: “Human and Drug Trafficking: Changing the Narrative in Nigeria”. Mba said that the trend was precipitated by various factors including a social premium placed on childbearing, infertility and teenage pregnancy hastened by the unwanted social stigma associated with them. “The baby factory syndrome is also another phase of human trafficking and a great concern as it thrives l...
Why I Resigned As Sunshine Stars Technical Adviser – Eguavoen
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Why I Resigned As Sunshine Stars Technical Adviser – Eguavoen

Austin Eguavoen, the immediate past Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars, Akure, on Saturday said he resigned his appointment due to bad attitude and performances of some referees in the local league. Eguavoen made the disclosure in a telephone interview in Akure. The Ondo State Football Agency had on April 25 in Akure made public the appointment of former Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Austin Eguavoen, as Sunshine new Technical Adviser. Also, a former Eagles’ goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorounmu, was unveiled as the goalkeeper trainer. The Interim Management Committee of the Ondo State Football Agency led by Gbenga Elegbeleye, former Director-General, National Sports Commission, opted for the choice of Eguavoen and Shorounmu based on their track records in the game. “We agreed on b...

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