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Imo govt investigates death of pupil frogmarched by soldiers

The Imo State Government said it had started investigation into the death of Queendaline Ekezie, a 15-year-old pupil of Army Day Secondary School, Obinze, Owerri, who collapsed and died during an intense punishment by soldiers in the school.

Governor Okorocha slams Customs over extortion of Igbo traders

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has warned the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to stop extorting money from innocent Igbo traders under the guise of checking the contents of their containers.

IPOB blasts Governor Ikpeazu over comment against Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Wednesday, tackled Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state over alleged comment that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, reneged on agreements reached with him and other South East governors during his interview granted to BBC Igbo Service in the Government House, Umuahia.

The Fulanisation of Nigeria and the perfidy of the British

As a student of English and European history and one that was not only trained and educated by the British from the age of seven but that is also highly conversant with their system and their ways, I can confirm that Evans is absolutely right.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo faults court action against chairman of Innoson chief

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has faulted the court action instituted against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Innoson Nigeria Limited, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, saying it is discriminatory.

2019: South-East Elders Council backs President Buhari for second term

South East Elders’ Council yesterday said they will support President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election if he decides to run again.

2019: President Buhari will seek re-election – Ex-Governor Orji Kalu

Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Orji Uzor Kalu, has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would run in 2019 despite concerns in some quarters over his health.

Asiwaju Tinubu should accelerate reconciliation of aggrieved APC members – Ex-Governor Orji Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to accelerate the mandate of reconciling aggrieved members of the ruling party.

BBC launches Igbo, Yoruba services

The BBC that has operated a Hausa Service for 60 years, will this week launch Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria.

Traders to close shops over kidnapping in Calabar

This is one too many since the turn of the year in Calabar, Cross River State. The fear of kidnappings is so strong it is altering life in the serene and peace city of Calabar. And the target these days seem to be thriving businessmen.

Policeman escorting frozen chicken allegedly kills taxi driver

Tragedy struck in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday when a policeman attached to a yet to be identified firm shot and killed a taxi driver.

Police engage herdsmen in gun duel, kill one, recover AK47 rifle

The Benue State Police Command has revealed that its personnel recently engaged some herdsmen in a gun duel in Ayilamo, Logo Local Government Area of the state, where one of the cattle headers was killed in the process.

Hollywood actress Kerry Washington sends Uzo Aduba birthday wishes in Igbo language

Social media was abuuz on Tuesday with Hollywood actress Kerry Washington’s birthday wishes to her Nigerian colleague, Uzo Aduba, in Igbo language.

No cattle colony in Imo, but cattle market – Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that what the state has was Cattle Market at Okigwe and not Cattle Colony, stating that the state government has encouraged indigenes of the state to go into the cattle business because it is lucrative and that government would continue to support them through ranches.

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Ade Lawyer: How I killed for ex-Lagos NURTW chairman for N.5m

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