Imo: Okorocha, Stop The Looting, Shame The Devils

By Comfort Obi The seeming confirmation of the story was not sweet to the ears – the story of the alleged massive looting going on in Imo state. The confirmation, by a reliable source, came on a wrong day, a day the people had dubbed the real beginning of the end of their nearly eight years in the wilderness. The story was a kill-joy. The governor-elect, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, was inaugurating members of his Inaugural Committee. And, even though only the appointed members were expected to be allowed into the…

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Ekiti: Police, Community Differ Over Herdsmen Attack

Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti Few days after Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state had a meeting with leaders of herdsmen in the state on how to curb incessant attacks on farmers, two persons were reported killed in Iyemero raising more questions of the capacity of the police to contain killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Thus following the attack, the Ekiti state police command has received a haul of condemnation for not doing its job to protect the life of the citizenry and dishing out false information. The Iyemero community and…

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Court Case: Atiku’s Server Evidence Brings International Dimension To His Case

Reports that the Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar may invite Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to prove that he actually got the result from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,, server may have opened a new vista in a case that has already proved to be controversial. Recall that Atiku has released results that he claimed were the authentic 2019 presidential results from the official server of INEC. In the result posted, Atiku claimed he won the election by 1.6 million votes, even without the result from Rivers…

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Edo: Okada Leaders Battle Chief Igbinedion Over Land

By Walid Ogunseri- Benin City The end to the age long land dispute between Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom and his community Okada appears not in sight if recent development is anything to go by. Some elders of the community has recently demanded stringent conditions to end the dispute, but close watchers of events in the state say this will further polarize the feuding parties. According to a document issued by the community outlining 14 conditions to end the protracted dispute, which was signed by the Odionwere…

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Ondo: Owo Mourn As Oba Olateru Olagbegi Passes On

By Ayodele Oni, Akure The death of Olowo of Owo in ondo state, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, cfr has shocked many Nigerians, particularly in the south west who knew the monarch to be well respected and peace loving traditional ruler. The senior Advocate passed on this morning in the ancient town of Owo. When the magazine visited this morning, the gate to the palace was locked, while commercial activities have been suspended at the community’s major market adjacent to the palace. Oba Olagbegi was 77 when he joined his ancestors.…

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FCMB Organises Free Training, Urges SMEs To Drive Economic Growth

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) hosted the fifth in its series of free capacity building programmes, tagged ‘’Business Enterprises and Sustainability Training (BEST)’’ organised for existing and start-up SMEs in Lagos. This followed the success of the previous editions of the training last year across the country. The initiative covered various topical areas such as identifying business opportunities, surviving in a harsh business environment, improving productivity, raising capital, optimizing sales, cost and revenue management, among others. The Bank urged small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs)…

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Fuel Subsidy Removal: Buhari Bows To World Bank, IMF

By Bayo Bernard No fewer than 80 vessels carrying over 350, 000 tons of petrol   arrived Lagos ports yesterday amidst speculations that the federal government may eventually bow to pressure from the international Monetary Fund, IMF and other international development partners to increase petrol pump price. Their arrival, government sources say, is to re-assure Nigerians that the product is abundantly available, therefore, no need for panic buying. But the comment of the minister of state for Petroleum Resource, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu that the FG has not taken any definitive position…

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IMF Advice: Queues Creep Back to Fuel Stations, FG considers N250 per Liter

Uche Mbah Following the advice of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, that Nigeria should go the whole hog and remove the subsidy on downstream oil products, government is said to be geared towards a phased increase in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS. Hours after the announcement by the IMF boss, there appeared long queues at the filling stations. The IMF had advised Federal Government to remove subsidy on Premium Motor Spirits, PMS, for enhancement of economic recovery. Speaking in Washington, the IMF boss, Christiana Lagarde, insisted that subsidy…

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Nurse Beats Pregnant Woman, Forces Her to Give Birth on Grass

The woman and her baby

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Human empathy took flight at Public Health Centre, PHC, Mayne Avenue, Calabar, a government health facility, late Friday evening when a woman in labour rushed to the Centre for succour. Rather than health workers present helping her into the labour room, the pregnant woman’s inability to pay N20,000 demanded by them resulted in the most inhuman treatment ever meted out to a woman in Labour in recent history. The bizarre part of the sordid event was that the N20,000 was demanded so that surgery could be performed…

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Nigeria: An Unhappy President, an Angry People

By Comfort Obi We have a quotable quote from President Muhammadu Buhari. He says he is unhappy. “I am the unhappiest President in the world”, national newspapers quoted Mr President as saying. He spoke from a foreign land, Amman, Jordan, where he addressed some Nigerians who live in that country. “It is uncharitable of those who accuse me of not being worried over the killings going on in Zamfara”, he added. The killings are not  exclusive to Zamfara. Every part of Nigeria is soaked in blood – especially parts of the North-west and…

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