Enugu Govt. approves N2.5 billion for construction, renovation of classroom blocks, others

Enugu Govt. approves N2.5 billion for construction, renovation of classroom blocks, others

Grants N271 million bailout to ESUT to offset workers monetization arrears Extends Nkwo Inyi-Akpugoeze-Anambra border road by 2km Awards contract for installation of more solar-powered street lights   The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has approved the sum of N2,572,686,367 for the immediate construction of new class room blocks and renovation of dilapidated structures in both primary and junior secondary schools in the state under the state’s Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), totaling 208 in…

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Herdsmen slaughter father, son in Agatu, remove vital organs

Herdsmen slaughter father, son in Agatu, remove vital organs

Suspected herdsmen have slaughtered one Mr. Andrew Atanoh and his son at Innahim farm settlement, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. The incident happened Friday evening. It was gathered that Ataboh of Okokolo ward and his son were abducted by the herdsmen in a farm settlement yesterday and their lifeless bodies were found by residents of the area after much search. A resident of the area, who gave his name as Agaba, said the herdsmen, after…

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Dokpesi seeks N500m as minimum damage from Lai Mohammed to avoid N5bn suit

Dokpesi seeks N500m as minimum damage from Lai Mohammed to avoid N5bn suit

Media mogul, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi has demanded a minimum of N500 million and a retraction from the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to avoid a N5 billion suit for the listing of his name in the roll-call of alleged treasury looters recently published by the minister. Dokpesi in a cautionary letter to Mohammed said the minimal demands he was making were to offset the harm done to his reputation by the inclusion of his…

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Edo state clean up, Market women, youths, others laud Obaseki’s swift reaction

Edo state clean up, Market women, youths, others laud Obaseki’s swift reaction

As Benin City, the Edo State capital observed the special environmental sanitation at the weekend, market women, youths and other residents have lauded the swift reaction of the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in ensuring major parts of the city were cleared of refuse dumps and debris. According to Mrs. Ruth Abieyuwa, a trader at the Oba Market in Oredo Local Government Area, the speedy response of the governor over public outcry on the heaps…

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Tales by Doctors ”The Meat of our Myths”

Tales by Doctors ”The Meat of our Myths”

“Medical Myths – Tales by Doctors” The Meat of our Myths . . – Uche Anyanwagu . I recall an event which happened during the twilight days of my national service at a very busy district hospital in Abuja. I was the only doctor on call that day at the ever busy Accident and Emergency (A&E) department of the hospital. . . Normally, people prefer to come to the A&E, nOt because they have conditions…

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Buhari in Daura, condoles with Senator Bukar’s family

Buhari in Daura, condoles with Senator Bukar’s family

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the late Senator Mustapha Bukar, who died on Wednesday, April 4, in Abuja.   The late senator represented Katsina North Senatorial District, the President’s district, before his death following an illness. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buhari, who arrived at the residence of the deceased at 6p.m. yesterday, said the Bukar was his very close ally “in difficulties and in joy,” adding: “His death has…

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Why Super Eagles may reach semi-final, 2018 World Cup – Kana Nwankwo

Why Super Eagles may reach semi-final, 2018 World Cup – Kana Nwankwo

Former Nigeria captain Kanu Nwankwo has provided reasons the Super Eagles may reach the 2018 World Cup semi-final.   The former Super Eagles captain said he believes strongly that the team can reach the semi-final because they are young and talented. Kanu who spoke with CSN on Friday, added that, “One thing I have seen in this present Super Eagles is that there are talented and young players in the team who can do well in…

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Police investigate alleged murder of Nigerian wife and daughter in Lagos

Police investigate alleged murder of Nigerian wife and daughter in Lagos

The Police in Lagos said they had commenced investigation into the alleged murder of a Nigerian woman, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee, a Nigerian artiste, and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, by her Danish husband, Peter Nielsen. The command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, who confirmed the development in Lagos, yesterday, said Nielsen was currently being detained at the State CID, Panti Lagos, for further investigation. Oti said the commissioner of Police had deployed some crack detectives to…

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Prof. Sagay speaks on ex-Minister, Obanikoro’s Name not being in the looters list

Prof. Sagay speaks on ex-Minister, Obanikoro’s Name not being in the looters list

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, has said he does not know why former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro was not listed among the looters. Prof. Sagay said this while responding to questions from Sun on whether the former lawmaker’s defection to the ruling party had set him free from allegation of corruption. Obanikoro, who recently left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the APC was alleged to have…

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Governor Obaseki, security chiefs meet Miyetti Allah, strategise to end herdsmen/farmers’ clashes

Governor Obaseki, security chiefs meet Miyetti Allah, strategise to end herdsmen/farmers’ clashes

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said they will continue to intensify efforts to stem clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state to ensure peace in the state. He disclosed this during a parley with the national leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and heads of security agencies in the state at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State. He said there might be challenges with identifying some…

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