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IPOB, Kanu may plunge Nigeria into another civil war – Group

Convener of ASLADD, Mr. Johnmary Jideofor, who was among Kanu’s lawyers when he was in detention at Kuje Prison, in a statement yesterday, also reminded Kanu of the futility of his attempt at truncating Anambra election.

Police nab two ex-naval officers, one other for car theft

Two ex-naval officers and a civilian have been arrested by men of the Abia State Police Command for their involvement in the stealing of a Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle.

IPOB elders want states, LGAs abolished

Supreme Council of Elders of the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has advocated the abrogation of the present states and local government structure.g

Nigeria has a lot to reap from IBB – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that ex-Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, still has a lot to offer Nigeria.

Ikpeazu will be last PDP gov in Abia – APC chief

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia State has boasted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would be the last governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rule the state.

Fed govt obtains $770m loan for water, spends $1.5bn – Minister

The Federal Government has obtained $770million loan to provide water to some states of the federation in order to reduce waterborne diseases and provide water to farmers for irrigation purposes, it was learnt yesterday.

Niger Delta no longer attractive to investors – Shell

Mr Igo Weli, the General Manager, External Relations, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), on Thursday said the Niger Delta was no longer attractive for investment.

Abia CP cautions unregistered security outfits

Abia Police Command will put a check on the proliferation of unregistered security outfits in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Leye Oyebade, has promised.

Alex Otti blasts Ikpeazu over Abia $200m foreign loan

A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has expressed concern over the $200m African Development Bank loan approved by the National Assembly for Abia State.

Osinbajo inaugurates 15 new permanent secretaries

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, inaugurated the 15 new permanent secretaries who were appointed recently.

Fleeing kidnap, robbery suspects died in hospital – CP

A fleeing kidnap suspect identified as Charles Nwaichi has been confirmed dead by the Abia State Police Command.

EFCC recovers N553m from politicians in Southeast – official

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has recovered N553.77million from corrupt politicians in the South East.

Flood kills two, ruins 46 communities in Abia – SEMA

Heavy flooding has severely ravaged at least 46 communities in Abia, killing two children, an official of the State Emergency Management Agency has said.

TCN secures $1.55bn from multilateral corporations to expand transmission lines

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has secured 1.55 billion dollars from multilateral corporations to finance its transmission expansion projects in the country.

Fed govt spends N6.2bn to feed 3m pupils, hires 33,000 cooks – Akande

The Federal Government says it has so far spent N6.2 billion under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, one of its four ongoing Social Investment Programmes (SIP).

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Shell denies allegation of neglect as youths occupy flow station

Shell has denied allegations of neglect levied against it by some members of Kula, Belema communities in Akukutoru local government area, stressing that it had continued to discharge its corporate social responsibilities to communities in the area.

Katsina, CSOs endorse death penalty for child sexual abuse

The Katsina State Government, in collaboration with a coalition of civil society groups campaigning for the domestication of the Child Rights Act, has proposed death sentence for any person confirmed by a competent court of law to have raped or sexually abused a child.

Corruption: NBS report vindicates Buhari’s resolve on anti-graft battle – BMSG

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has assured Nigerians that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has not lost the steam in its battle to stem corruption in the country and has, indeed, intensified efforts in fighting the menace to stand still.

Not Too Young To Run Bill: A challenge to the Nigerian youth

It is however a parody that according to reports 73% of young people are restricted from running for office even when eligible to vote, and 51% of the population are under 30 years, but only 2% are members of parliament.

Robbery suspects remanded over attack on trader at mosque

Seven men, who allegedly robbed a textile trader, Alhaji Hassan Ishaku, while he was observing evening prayers inside a mosque at the Rafindadi area of Katsina have been remanded in the prison custody.