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Cultism is a malaise that government needs to tackle in a very fundamental way–Ebri

Former Governor of Cross River, member of the defunct Constituent Assembly, Economist and All Progressives’ Congress (APC) Chieftain, Chief Clement Ebri spoke with newsmen recently on national issues. Chief Ebri dwelt on burning national issues in Nigeria including cultism, restructuring and monkey pox. Dianabasi Effiong, who was there brings you the following excerpts: Cultism Malaise Apart from […]

Let’s Build A Nation of Peace and Unity – Gbenga Daniel
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Let’s Build A Nation of Peace and Unity – Gbenga Daniel

Nigerians have been urged to build a nation of our collective dream where freedom, peace and unity reign. The immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, stated this in his Independence Day message to Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 57th independence celebration. According to the former governor, peaceful co-existence is key […]

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Radio Bayelsa GM on N2.5 m ‘tackles station’s accountant for recovering staff loan deductions from advert revenue

The General Manager of Radio Bayelsa Mr John Idumange has raised alarm over the disappearance of N2.5 million revenue accruing from outside broadcast of the station.     Idumange who withheld N1.7 million loan repayments to a commercial bank said on Friday that he had submitted a written petition to the Bayelsa Police Command on […]

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Kidnappers of School principal’s wife in Bayelsa demand N3 million ransom

The gang of kidnappers who abducted Mrs. Edith Moron, the wife of the Principal of Gbanrainowei Grammar School, Okolobiri, Bayelsa have demanded a ransom of N3 million to free her.    Mr. Moron Pereowei who confirmed the kidnap of his wife said that the abductors of his wife had established contact with the family.   […]

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50 year old man defiles 15 month old baby in Bayelsa

A 50 year old man was on Wednesday arrested over alleged defilement of a 15 month old baby at the Swali area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital.     Chairperson of Bayelsa chapter of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Mrs  Dise Ogbise said on Wednesday that the arrest followed a report by FIDA to the […]

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C’River targets 750,000 children in 2017 school-based de-worming exercise

The Cross River Government says that no fewer than 750, 000 children would be reached in the 2017 school-based deworming programme across the state.   The state’s resolve was stated in an interview with journalists on Sunday in Calabar by Mr Thomas Igbang, the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Coordinator in the State’s Ministry of Health. […]

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Dickson intervention ended IYC leadership tussle Aide

Mr Kennedy Tonjo-West, Senior Special Assistant to Bayelsa Gov. Seriake Dickson  on Niger Delta Youth Matters, says the intervention of the governor in the Ijaw youths leadership crisis led to a peaceful resolution.   Two factions of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) emerged from separate elections conducted in Burutu, Delta, and Okrika in Rivers.   Both […]

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Ebonyi roads are best in South-East, says British High Commissioner

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State for  developing  infrastructure in the state barely two years of his administration.  Arkwright,made the commendation during a state banquet organised in his honour by the  state government in Abakaliki on Sunday night. The  High Commissioner who was on […]

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Protesters disrupt academic activities at Federal University, Otuoke

  Residents of Otuoke, host to the Federal University, Otuoke, took to the streets of the university town disrupting academic activities at the university.   They were protesting alleged marginalisation of indigenes into key positions in the institution located in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.   The protest which caused panic among students and […]

Environmentalist Urges Action on forest conservation in Nigeria
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Environmentalist Urges Action on forest conservation in Nigeria

From: Dianabasi Effiong As the world celebrates the international day of forests today, a non governmental organisation (NGO), Rural Awareness for Green Environment Initiative (RAGE) has predicted dangerous climate crises in Nigeria if the Federal Government and the general public take no serious action in forest conservation. RAGE made this call in a statement signed […]