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Nnamdi Azikiwe 15th Posthumous Birthday: Anambra Declares Monday Public Holiday
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Nnamdi Azikiwe 15th Posthumous Birthday: Anambra Declares Monday Public Holiday

The Anambra State Government has declared Monday, 18th November, 2019 work free day In commemoration Of Zik’s 115th Posthumous Birthday. The announcement was contained in statement by the Head of Service of Anambra State, Mr Harry Udua. The statement which was made available reads; "This is to inform the public that Anambra state government has declared Monday, 18th November, 2019 as work free day for everyone in Anambra state. This is in commemoration of the birthday of Late Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (Owelle of Onitsha), former President of Nigeria. Announcer Barrister Harry Uduh Head of Service Anambra State"
Security beefed up at Abuja airport ahead of El-Zakzaky’s return at noon today
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Security beefed up at Abuja airport ahead of El-Zakzaky’s return at noon today

Security has been beefed up at the Abuja international airport with the impending return of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. One of the top members of the IMN, Yahaya Muhammad Soje, confirmed that the IMN boss and the wife are in high spirit over their return. Soje said they will arrive the country alongside family members, security operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja through an Ethiopian Airline. He'll return to DSS detention once he arrives.
President Buhari departs Abuja to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in Daura
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President Buhari departs Abuja to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in Daura

President Buhari on Friday, August 9th, departed Abuja for his hometown, Daura, Katsina State to observe the Eid-el-Kabir.   The Federal Government had on Tuesday declared August 12 and 13 as public holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-El-Kabir celebration.   President Buhari and members of his family annually observe the Eid-El-Kabir break in Daura, Katsina state. The president, alongside members of his entourage, departed the Presidential Villa for Katsina via the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, after observing the Friday prayer at the State House Mosque.   While in Daura, the president is expected to perform the usual religious obligation of slaughtering rams immediately after the Eid-El-Kabir prayer session on Sunday. Buhari...
FCT High Court finance director swept away by Abuja flood
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FCT High Court finance director swept away by Abuja flood

Mr. Tony Okecheme, the Federal Capital Territory High Court's Director of Finance was swept away by a heavy flood in Galadimawa roundabout area of Abuja, while on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.   The High Court Finance Director didn't survive the incident that occurred after his official 2017 Toyota Camry car got stuck in the flood, but his driver was rescued by some young boys and taken to an Asokoro hospital.     It was further learnt that officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reportedly got residents of the area infuriated over their failure to rescue Mr. Okecheme after arriving at the scene.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Student Allegedly Stabs Her Roommate
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Nnamdi Azikiwe University Student Allegedly Stabs Her Roommate

A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, allegedly stabbed her roommate during a heated argument over stolen property. According to, @iamteddylicious, on Instagram, the student identified as Amarachi Paula stabbed her roommate, after she was kicked out of the room. See full gist below; How can you stab your fellow girl after stealing from her ? This is MRS MGBOJI AMARACHI PAULA @bekeepaula and that’s her in the video holding a knife. Few days before the incident, they were robbed…the other girl @trish_choco lost her laptop and some other things. After security got involved, they found everything in their room which was thoroughly searched before…She blamed PAULA for everything and since then she has been a threat to her life. Just yesterday, 10th February, Paula requested that the...
Lady Breaks Down in Tears as Lover Proposes to Her in the Hospital
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Lady Breaks Down in Tears as Lover Proposes to Her in the Hospital

A young Nigerian lady was left in tears after she was given a surprise marriage proposal by her lover at the hospital, where she is recuperating from an accident. It was gathered that the soon-to-be bride identified as Blessing Onyeh, a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, was involved in a fatal accident in 2016 which affected her leg and right hand, resulting to some implantation. 2018 was the time for the removal of those implantation and her partner decided to surprise her in an unexpected way. Without Blessing’s knowledge, her boyfriend identified as Onyedika Ifeanyi Francis stormed the hospital to propose to her after her friends had “deceived” her into thinking they were organizing a recovery party for her. The lady broke down in tears after her ma...
Eaglets Arrive Niamey For WAFU Zone B U-17 Tourney
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Eaglets Arrive Niamey For WAFU Zone B U-17 Tourney

The contingent of Nigeria’s U-17 boys Golden Eaglets has arrived in Niamey, Niger Republic for the WAFU Zone B U-17 Tournament. The tournament which is expected to run from Sept. 2 to Sept. 15, serves as the qualifying competition for the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. Ademola Olajire, Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) Director of Communications, said on Friday in Abuja that some of the players and officials departed from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the early hours of Friday. “A total of 16 players and members of the technical crew as well as backroom staff departed Abuja aboard an ASKY Airline flight. “The remaining four players as well as Head Coach, Manu Garba and Team Administrator, Sirajo Hassan, who could not travel on Friday as there were not enou...
President Buhari Returns From London Vacation
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President Buhari Returns From London Vacation

President Buhari this evening returned to Abuja after his 10-day vacation in the UK. He departed Nigeria on August 3rd. The presidential aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Ahead of his arrival, a Guard of Honor was mounted at the airport to receive the President.  
Nollywood Actress, Oge Okoye Looks Pretty As She Wears Cultural Bra On Movie Set
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Nollywood Actress, Oge Okoye Looks Pretty As She Wears Cultural Bra On Movie Set

Oge Okoye was pictured wearing a cultural bra on set where she played the role of "Princess Adaku". The bra was laced with beautiful beads and a local fabric. The face of the British citizen has been scarce on the movie scene for a long period of time and this could be called a comeback. Okoye was born in London, and later moved to live in Lagos with her family. She graduated from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka with a degree in Theatre Arts. She is 37 years old.
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...
Unizik Student Drowns During Birthday Celebration
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Unizik Student Drowns During Birthday Celebration

Tragedy struck yesterday when a student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, drowned inside a swimming pool during a birthday celebration. The sad incident reportedly occurred at Cosmila Hotel. According to reports, the deceased, identified as Ezekwe Jideofor John, who was celebrating the birthday of his course mate, when the sad inident happened. The school authorities have reached out to the parents of the deceased. May his soul rest in peace.
JUST IN: Metuh Arrives Court In Wheelchair, Begs To Travel To UK For Treatment
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JUST IN: Metuh Arrives Court In Wheelchair, Begs To Travel To UK For Treatment

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has been wheeled into court on a wheelchair as his trial continues. Chief Olisa Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who is facing corruption charges, on Wednesday, arrived for continuation of his trial before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, in a wheelchair. According to Reorters, Metuh was wheeled into the courtroom to continue his defence to the seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited. EFCC alleged that he had before the 2015 Presidential election, received N400million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, without executing any contract. The ag...
Actress Onyii Alex Felicitates Ebube Nwagbo On Her New House
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Actress Onyii Alex Felicitates Ebube Nwagbo On Her New House

Nollywood actress, Onyii Alex has felicitated her best friend and fellow actress, Ebube Nwagbo on the purchase of her new house. Onyi Alex took to her instastory to congratulate the actress. She shared a picture of the house and wrote; Congrats to one lady i love @poshesteb she boss keep winning boo. Brief Biography of Ebube Nwagbo Ebube Nwagbo is a Nigerian actress. She was born on the 24th of February, 1983. Ebube is a Nollywood star. Her hometown is Anambra (Nigeria). When she was 20, she has started her acting. This actress has played different roles in many Nollywood movies. Ebube grew up in Warri, Delta state, where she had finished her primary and secondary education. She also proceeded to study Mass Communication at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. Her...
Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians As Son Returns From Medical Trip
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Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians As Son Returns From Medical Trip

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed her profound appreciation to Nigerians for the successful return of her son, Yusuf Buhari, from medical treatment after sustaining injury from motor-bike accident in Abuja. Mrs Buhari, who expressed her appreciation on her tweeter handle on Thursday in Abuja, said the Buhari family remained grateful to all Nigerians for their constant prayers for recovery of Yusuf Buhari. “We thank God for the return of our son Yusuf today after his medical trip. On behalf of the family I wish to express our appreciation for the goodwill and prayers since the unfortunate accident. May God Almighty bless all and continue to guide us all aright,” she tweeted. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yusuf arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Internationa...
IPOB Berates Judiciary For Releasing Boko Haram Suspects
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IPOB Berates Judiciary For Releasing Boko Haram Suspects

The Indigeneous People of Biafra, IPOB, has decried what it described as the worst form of judicial immorality and conspiracy, the continuous release of violent Boko Haram suspects and detention of peaceful IPOB members. Weekend, a Federal High Court sitting in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State released no fewer than 475 suspected Boko Haram members to be rehabilitated by their state governments. Reacting to the development, the IPOB, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, noted with dismay the release of another group of Boko Haram suspects ‘’while innocent IPOB family members are still being illegally and unlawfully detained, some for nearly three years without trial as in the case of David Nwawuisi at Kuje prison in Abuja.’’ It continued:...
Justice Abang A Disgrace To Nigeria Judiciary – Fayose
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Justice Abang A Disgrace To Nigeria Judiciary – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the controversial Federal High Court Judge, Okon Abang, as a disgrace to the judiciary in Nigeria, saying that the judge was acting more like a persecutor in the case of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, such that he ridiculed Nigeria by causing an accused to be brought to court on a stretcher. The governor, who said it was clear that Justice Abang was out to satisfy the sinister aim of Metuh’s persecutors, said; “In saner climes, all that is needed as proof of inability to stand trial due to ill health is a doctor report from duly recognized health institution and one wonders whether medical report from federal government owned Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, N...
BREAKING: Olisa Metuh Arrive Court In Ambulance
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BREAKING: Olisa Metuh Arrive Court In Ambulance

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, arrived the Federal High Court, Abuja, venue of his ongoing corruption trial on a stretcher after being taken down from an ambulance. Mr. Metuh’s lawyer had, at the last adjourned date, informed the court presided by Justice Okon Abang that his client was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe specialist hospital for treatment on spinal cord complications. The lawyers, led by Onyeachi Ikpeazu, asked for a long adjournment after presenting the hospital’s medical report on Mr. Metuh’s health condition. But Mr. Abang refused the application for a long adjournment and threatened to allow the application made by the prosecution for the revocation of Mr. Metuh’s bail if Mr. Metuh was not in court on Monday. However, on seeing the spo...
Obasanjo Returns To Beat, Humbles Buhari And APC
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Obasanjo Returns To Beat, Humbles Buhari And APC

Like him or hate him, Olusegun Obasanjo is an enigma. I am convinced that God has granted him a special grace to influence the course of events in this nation for good or for bad, sometimes for a mixture of both.   There is no living Nigerian leader who is like him and I cannot easily remember any past Nigerian leader who was quite like Obj. He is unique in many respects.   When you ask some Nigerians to give you a list of the bad political leaders Nigeria has or has had, you will find Obasanjo’s name prominent in the list sharing the podium with leaders like IBB, Sani Abacha, Shehu Shagari, Orji Uzor Kalu, DSP Alamesiagha, Bunu Sheriff, James Ibori, Rochas Okorocha, etc .   When you ask what he did to merit such classification, they would readily reel out s...
Ill-Health Stalls Metuh’s Trial
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Ill-Health Stalls Metuh’s Trial

The trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to his ill–health. Metuh, who is standing trial alongside his company, Destra Investment Limited, was not in court, as Mr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), his counsel told the court that his client was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Hospital. Ikpeazu, also presented a letter written to that effect by Dr O.C Ekwuegwu. He prayed the court for an adjournment to enable his client heal so that he would be fit enough to attend his trial. Counsel to EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir, argued that the application was a ploy to further delay the case. He, however, said that he conceded to an adjournment even though reluctantly and asked the cou...
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Emmanuel Onwubiko: Dissecting Buhari’s, Luther’s Dreams

Psychologists say that dreams are actually activities that take place in the subconscious. Although dreams in the thinking of top rated psychologists who are clinical scientists, but some observers view dreams from a dismissive perspective. Besides Psychologists, the majority of those who profess religion of one kind or the other, see dreams differently. Most followers of organized religions believe that dreams in most cases have metaphysical imports. For the adherents of the Christian religion and even the Jews, the concept of dream played significant role in the earliest salvific mission that heralded the liberation efforts of the founding fathers of the Jewish political entity. Dream indeed defines the historicity of the one of the Sons of Jacob called Joseph or Joseph the Dreamer...
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Amaechi Is Niger Delta’s Azikiwe, Awolowo, Ahamdu Bello – APC

Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation and former Governor of the state as the Niger Delta’s version of foremost nationalists, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa and Ahmadu Bello. The state arm of the party made the remark while reacting to the unprecedented and monumental gathering of traditional rulers, political leaders, sons and daughters of Ikwerre extraction in Rivers State at Isiokpo, the traditional Headquarters of the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality to honour Amaechi. A statement signed by Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to Chairman of APC in the state, Ibiamu Davies Ikanya described the event as “epochal and monumental.” The statement obtai...
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Benue Killings: Herdsmen Now Running Super Government – Prophet Alao

The Supreme Head, Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church Worldwide, Prophet (Dr) Solomon Alao, has lamented the killings by Fulani herdsmen in different parts of the country. Prophet Alao said that the herdsmen were behaving like a “super government” dictating for their host communities. He said this at a press conference at The Holy Mount of Salvation Model Parish, Surulere, Lagos, to commemorate the 88th Annual General Conference of The Sacred C&S Church, where he also urged Christians to be actively involved in politics to ward off corrupt and unpatriotic elements. He said that restructuring was the solution to the numerous problems facing the country. He said, “Register and get your PVC and vote wisely to influence decisions that affect the polity. Stop saying politic...
Atiku Will Never Become President, Will Be Embarrassed By PDP Governors – Prophet Ekong Ituen
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Atiku Will Never Become President, Will Be Embarrassed By PDP Governors – Prophet Ekong Ituen

Prophet Ekong Ituen, the President/Founder of Christ Deliverance Ministries (CDM) Lagos, is one of the leading Prophets in Nigeria whose prophecies are always accurate. Below are his 2018 prophecies during the cross over night service in Lagos… Men and brethren, I have the mandate by the Host of Heaven to announce to Nigerians that the coming year 2018 will be far better than the outgoing year. I urge Nigerians not to lose hope because there are better days ahead. 2018 will also be a year of wealth transfer and abundance for God’s people. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is playing his last days in politics, he will never become the president of Nigeria. I urge him to withdraw from the race and retire from politics to avoid shame as he will be messed up and abandoned by peoples Democratic Pa...
New Political Party Promises ‘New Nigeria’, Launches Online Registration
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New Political Party Promises ‘New Nigeria’, Launches Online Registration

The national chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Yabagi Sani, has said the party is prepared to make sacrifice that would ensure the enthronement of a new democratic culture in the country. He stated this at the launch of the party’s online membership registration on Thursday in Abuja, and said the step was targeted at registering youth across the country as members. “Current political developments in our country indicate that we are gradually sliding into hopelessness and disintegration. “This is obviously not the Nigeria that Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello and Obafemi Awolowo founded. “The ADP offers all Nigerians a credible alternative platform upon which they can pursue the ideals of a new nation in accordance with the vision of our founding founders. “We are prepar...
New Abuja Airport Terminal Building 80% Completed – CCECC
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New Abuja Airport Terminal Building 80% Completed – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) handling the new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, says the project is 80 per cent completion. The Project Manager, Mr Kevin Lee, disclosed this to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Aviation during their oversight visit to the airport on Tuesday. Lee said the project would be completed before February but stated that the building might not be put to use immediately until the power and water supply capacity to the airport were increased. He explained that the existing power and water capacity in the airport could not service the new terminal. “The project is 80 per cent complete and we hope that it will be put to use before the end of next year...
My Medical Vacation Not Sponsored With Public Fund – Anthony Anwuka
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My Medical Vacation Not Sponsored With Public Fund – Anthony Anwuka

The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, who was flown to the United States for medical treatment, has returned to the country after spending 27 days. Anwuka, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6pm, told journalists that he did not receive any funds from the Federal Government, but was sponsored by his son, a doctor in Dallas, USA. The news of the ailing minister flown to the US was first confirmed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who asked that prayers be said for Anwuka during a briefing in Abuja two weeks ago. Anwuka said he was diagnosed of having high cholesterol level, and applied to the Federal Government for leave on September 18. He said: “I went for check-up and I was told I had a high cholesterol. I t...
Anambra APC Faults Proscription Of IPOB Activities
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Anambra APC Faults Proscription Of IPOB Activities

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State has denounced the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) activities by South East governors. The Party also disagreed with the Nigeria Army, over the latter’s declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation without due process of law. In a statement signed by its Anambra state Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife, the APC said it was wrong for the governors to take such action against a body campaigning for the right to self-determination of the South-East without following due process. It stated that although it does not, in any way endorses what it called the weird ways of the violent faction of IPOB, but inspired by the wordings in the code of ethics of APC regarding the rule of law, it held that the illegalit...
DSS’ Attempt To Arrest Reno Omokri At Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Fails
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DSS’ Attempt To Arrest Reno Omokri At Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Fails

The Department of State Services, DSS, Thursday, allegedly bared its fangs when it attempted to arrest bestselling author and former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri who is equally the author of the Amazon #1bestselling book, Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years: Chibok, 2015 and Other Conspiracies today at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Vanguard has learnt. His distributor who confirmed the development to Vanguard through electronic mail said the US based Nigerian publisher had sent a consignment of the book, Facts Versus Fiction, to Nigeria to meet sales but when he who bears a striking resemblance with Omokri got to the airport to pick the cargo, he was accosted by a customs agent who began interrogating him until a DSS agent...
Offer Yourself For Leadership – Obasanjo Tells Ex-NBA Chief
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Offer Yourself For Leadership – Obasanjo Tells Ex-NBA Chief

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has offered to personally mentor and guide a prominent Igbo lawyer, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), if he would “step forward and develop a mobilisation framework that seeks to rearrange Nigeria.” The former President said it was time for Agbakoba, who is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, to “jump down from the fence and siddon look corner,” noting that the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe were younger than Agbakoba when they assumed the mantle of leadership in public offices. Reminding Agbakoba that Nigeria is his fatherland too, Obasanjo charged the SAN to “take the hard road,” rather than sit on the sidelines. The former President said this in a July 28, 2017 letter which he wrote to Agbakoba. It was his reply t...
Family Of Five Die After Rice Meal In Anambra
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Family Of Five Die After Rice Meal In Anambra

The Umuatuegwu Okija community, in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been thrown into mourning after a family of five was wiped out in a day after a rice meal. The victims were identified as a commercial motorcyclist, Albert Ndenemenu; his wife, Nwanne, and their three children, whose names had yet to be ascertained as of press time. It was gathered that Albert and his three children had eaten the rice, which was reportedly prepared by his wife, shortly after he returned from work on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. After the meal, the victims were said to have started vomiting blood and falling dead. The incident threw the community into turmoil as many alleged food poisoning. A resident, who did not want to be identified, said, “The man had just returned fro...
The Okija And Ozubulu In Your Brand
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The Okija And Ozubulu In Your Brand

Flashback August 4, 2004. Police uncover the Okija Shrine in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. They find more than 50 decomposing bodies and 20 human skulls while 30 witchdoctors (or priests), are arrested. Certain parts of the bodies found have been severed. Police Commissioner Felix Ogbaudu who led the raid sheds tears as he beholds the skeletal remains, decomposing bodies and skulls of fellow humans. Reports link the shrine to prominent politicians who engage the services of the priests there. Fast Forward. August 6, 2017. Worshippers gather at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, for the 6 am mass. Before they say the Grace, unidentified gunmen invade the church. Several people are shot dead. Many are injured ...
Ozubulu Killings: Osinbajo Sends Delegation To Anambra
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Ozubulu Killings: Osinbajo Sends Delegation To Anambra

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is sending a five-man Federal Government delegation to Anambra State on Saturday, to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State. According to a press release signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, the delegation is made up of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole; Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril; and the w. The mandate of the delegation, among other assignments is to present a c...
Radiographers Disagree Over New Radiology Bill
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Radiographers Disagree Over New Radiology Bill

An association of radiographers has called on the Nigerian government to disregard the bill seeking registration of the proposed National Council of Radiology and Radiation Medicine, NCR, presently before the National Assembly. The bill which has passed the first and second reading and is awaiting public hearing is said to have been proposed by a member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Asadu, who is a medical doctor. The group, Medical Imaging Society of Nigeria, MISON, claimed that Mr. Asadu proposed the bill to suit medical doctors who are specialists in radiology and to “bring radiographers down to their knees.” Speaking during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, the state chairman of the group, Ibe Stanley, said that the bill was filed without the prior knowledge of ‘...
War Drums, The Lies Of History And The Last Nigerian
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War Drums, The Lies Of History And The Last Nigerian

It is said that history repeats itself, first, as tragedy and then as farce. We are now in the farcical stage. Historical lies are fuelling our latter-day war drums; threatening the fragile foundations of our sinking ship of state. We do not realise that no nation in history has survived two civil wars. One of the biggest lies of all is that the January 1966 coup was not a tribal jamboree. It may well be that the likes of Majors Chukwuma Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna made themselves believe that their bout of ethnic cleansing was a “revolution”. But what kind of revolution was it that targeted officers and politicians almost exclusively from only one region with such coldblooded, unrepentant violence? Wise men always look to what people do rather than what they say. The “revenge” cou...
JAMB Releases Most Sought-after Universities In Nigeria
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JAMB Releases Most Sought-after Universities In Nigeria

University of Ilorin is the most sought after university in Nigeria - University of Benin only came behind in 2012 The Joint admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the most sought after universities in Nigeria. According to JAMB'S statistics, University of Ilorin had the highest number of admission applications for any university in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016. Premium Times recently obtained figure of 10 most sought-after universities in Nigeria in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. However, details for 2015 and 2017 were not included. The statistics shows university of Ilorin leading the way as admission seekers' favourite for three years. University of Benin only came behind in 2012. Consequently, in all four years covered, UNILORIN had 411,340 or 25.76 pe...
Governor Willie Obiano’s Mother Dies After Brief Illness
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Governor Willie Obiano’s Mother Dies After Brief Illness

We regret to announce the passing on of the mother of Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano "Akpokuedike". She passed on today 2 June 2017 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital [NAUTH] Nnewi by 3pm. Until her death, the Governors mother who was always unconscious has been in the Intensive Care Unit [ICU] of Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital [NAUTH] Nnewi for months. The Governor visits most times there. The news of her death was released by the NAUTH Community. As at the time of this news, she is still there in ICU. They are waiting for the son (governor) to come before moving her to the mortuary From Team Obiano Our hearts are with the Willingly Working Willie and the first family! May the Good Lord Grant him the fortitude to bear the loss and we pray God to grant her et...
Umahi’s 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze
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Umahi’s 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies... Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die...It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's different after you take your hands away. – Ray Bradbury. The above quote summarises the concept of governance. Providing good governance that will outlive this generation ought to be the heart and soul of any right thinking leader. It is perhaps the only way to keep a date with history in future when your name would be recited like a favourite song by posterity when our generation must have faded away. This is a fact well understood by our governor, Engr David Umahi. Governor David Umahi is a man who doesn't need any form ...
Unizik Students Cry To Government As Ifite Road Becomes A Death Trap
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Unizik Students Cry To Government As Ifite Road Becomes A Death Trap

The students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University have called on the government for rescue as the 24-hour busy Ifite road that leads to the school is now officially a death trap!! The road which draws its terminal from the popular Aroma Junction Awka was submerged by flood yesterday as the early morning heavy rain which woke the residents lasted for five solid hours unstopped. As the contumacious rain sustained its tempo, and even aggravated, the naïve students, lecturers, motorists and other road users who had waited endlessly were seen dangling and staggering in the pool of flood. Some Keke (tricycle), motorcycles and school shuttles were submerged and abandoned in the pool of flood as they could not scare through the augmenting huddle, while some students had there well-pressed trousers s...
Jane Emoka’s Lesbian Sextape Leaks, Lady Behind Miss Anambra Cucumber Sextape
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Jane Emoka’s Lesbian Sextape Leaks, Lady Behind Miss Anambra Cucumber Sextape

Sometime Back the Lawyer to former Anambra beauty queen, Chidinma Okeke revealed the lady who allegedly coordinated the controversial lesbian sex tape scandal, involving the crowned winner of Miss Anambra 2015 competition. Barrister Chukwuemeka Ugwuonye, a conveyer of Due Process Advocates, DPA, who gave an update on the story on his Facebook page, gave her name as Jane Emoka. The then viral video which showed Ms. Okeke in a lesbian act with Ada, with her close friend and personal. It would be recalled that in the said video a third person, whose face did not appear in the video, was behind the camera and her hand was seen parting Ms. Okeke’s legs. That third person is Jane Emoka, a diploma student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University at the time, Ugwuonye stated. The lawyer wrote: ...
Patience Jonathan At Rivers Golden Jubilee Women’s Day
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Patience Jonathan At Rivers Golden Jubilee Women’s Day

Women must struggle for political power says Governor Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has advised women to struggle for power, rather than expect that men will bequeath power to them on a platter of gold. This is as Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan declared that Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has worked hard to empower Rivers women. Also, Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike described  her husband  as a women-friendly governor who is implementing  policies and programmes to uplift  women. They spoke at the Women’s Day of the Rivers Golden Jubilee Celebration in Port Harcourt on Thursday. Governor Wike said that nobody is stopping women from excelling  in the political arena, pointing  out  that women must wo...
Lagosian Photoshops Late Dr. Adadevoh Into ‘Lagos At 50’ Poster
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Lagosian Photoshops Late Dr. Adadevoh Into ‘Lagos At 50’ Poster

A Lagosian, Deji ayowole shared this picture with the following caption: "If the Lagos State Government won't do it for her... I will! She is the reason why Lagos can celebrate 50 years in good health. She DESERVES to be acknowledged for her heroic endeavors. Lagos could have been swamped with the Ebola disease and it could have been uncontrollable, but thanks to her... It was contained. God bless you Dr. Stella Adadevoh. May your soul #RIP #ThisWasPhotoshopped #WishItWereReal" Ameyo Adadevoh (27 October 1956 – 19 August 2014) was a Nigerian physician. Her great-grandfather, Herbert Macaulay, is one of the most celebrated founders of modern Nigeria. She was also the grand niece of Nigeria's first president Nnamdi Azikiwe . She is credited with having curbed a wider spread of the ...
Renovations In Full Swing At Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja
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Renovations In Full Swing At Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja

Politics Nigeria has obtained photographs showing the ongoing renovations taking place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja. The airport has been shut down for some weeks now for repairs. The workers in the photos below are seen fitting in new runway lights at the airport.
2019 Presidency: Tinubu Divides Northern Leaders
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2019 Presidency: Tinubu Divides Northern Leaders

THE perceived presidential ambition of a National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is unsettling the North and already dividing its leaders. The former Lagos governor had last weekend in Akure, the Ondo State capital hinted that, he may contest for Nigeria’s presidency if there will be vacancy in 2019. He has since clarified the statement credited to him. The clarification notwithstanding, Northern leaders are already divided over his perceived and real intentions. Speaking with newsmen at the inauguration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Ondo State, on Friday, February 24, 2017, Tinubu said vying for any office in Nigeria is an opportunity to serve the country. He added there is nothing wrong in aspiring for the office. His words, “You s...
Robber Snatches Lady’s Phone In Port Harcourt; Mocks Her On Facebook
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Robber Snatches Lady’s Phone In Port Harcourt; Mocks Her On Facebook

An armed robber in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has done the unthinkable after he snatched the mobile phone of a student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe university and took the daring step of uploading his own picture on his victim’s Facebook account (Gabrilla Uchechi Eberechukwu). Joy explained that she had spoken with her friend who explained that the man had taken control of her Facebook account and did not know what to do. “She doesn’t even know what is going on with her Facebook now,” Joy said. The suspect’s photograph has been circulating on the social media with messages for help in locating him.
IGP Idris, Others Visit Buhari In London
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IGP Idris, Others Visit Buhari In London

Against the backdrop of speculations about the true state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari in a London hospital, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kputom Idris, on Tuesday led a high powered police delegation to visit the President in London. Reliable sources told Vanguard that the IGP was accompanied by the DIG in charge Finance and Administration, Mr. Shuiabu Gambo, Commissioner of Police in Charge Monitoring Unit, CP Umar Garba and other top ranking officers who left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport early Tuesday morning. Asked reasons for the impromptu visit, the source declined comments but confirmed the trip was a top secret and planned at short notice. Recall that President Buhari left Nigeria last Thursday for 2-week holiday in London, though his Special ...

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