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Price for petrol drops, kerosene increases – NBS

The average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) dropped by 1.2 per cent year-on-year, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu promises N10m grant for movies shot in state

As part of the efforts to develop tourism sites and promote tourism potential in Abia, the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has pledged N10 million as grant for any film shot in the state.

We treated over 17,000 people in Rivers – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army says its ongoing medical outreach is on popular demand despite rumours that it is being used to spread the monkeypox virus.

Fed govt releases N3.5bn for vaccination

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday announced that the sum of N3.5 billion has been released for vaccination programme against communicable diseases, while the nation’s Excess Crude Account stood at $2.3 billion as at October 16.

Audu Ogbeh seeks collaboration between agriculture university and ministry

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, on Thursday called for increased collaborations between Universities of Agriculture (UAs) and relevant agencies of the government as part of efforts to boost agriculture in Nigeria.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu lifts curfew in Aba

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on September 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city.

Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

House of Reps task fed govt on extreme poverty eradication

The House of Representatives on Tuesday called for effective implementation of programmes aimed at tackling extreme poverty in the country.

Fed govt asks court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail, send him back to prison

The Federal Government on Tuesday appealed to an Abuja Federal High Court to revoke the bail of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

How I prevented war over Nnamdi Kanu’s style of Biafra agitation – Governor Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has revealed how he prevented war, following the agitation by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Operation Python Dance: 106 criminals arrested, 26 guns recovered – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that its troops arrested 106 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cult members during the just concluded Operation Python Dance in the five South-East states.

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu missing on eve of treason trial

The leader of a pro-Biafran separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, has apparently gone missing, prompting speculation as to his whereabouts on the eve of his trial on treason charges.

PDP Speakers Forum mulls true federalism

Speakers of state assemblies under the aegis of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Speakers’ Forum have lent their voices to the call for the country to practice true federalism.

Biafra agitations fueled by inequalities and unfair treatments – Governor Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that the recent agitation for a Biafra republic by South Eastern youths was fueled by what he described as “inequalities and feelings of unfair treatments.”

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Fifty-year-old rapes three-year-old to death in Katsina

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N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.