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Late corps member did not commit suicide – NYSC Coordinator

The National Youth Service Corps has ruled out suicide attempt in the death of a corps member, Nneka Odili, who was killed in a train accident on Thursday in Lagos.

Police in Rivers arrest 20 suspects in five months – CP

The Police Command in Rivers said it arrested 20 suspects in connection with various crimes in the last five months in the state.

Economist: Britain’s plan to add Naira as trade currency’ll boost local businesses

An economist, Prof. Okey Onuchuku on Monday, said Britain’s export finance agency’s plan to add the Naira to its list of pre-approved currencies would boost the value of Nigerian currency.

Paediatrician blames parents, govt for increase in rape cases

A Consultant Paediatrician with the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital says parents and the government are to blame for the alarming incidence in rape cases, sexual molestation and other forms of abuse.

Suspended UNIPORT professor allegedly contemplates suicide

Prof. Andrew Efemini of the Department of Philosophy, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has called on concerned authorities to intervene on his alleged victimisation by management of the institution.

NYSC threatens to blacklist employers of corps members for truancy

The Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Prince Mohammed Momoh, on Monday, warned that the scheme would not hesitate to blacklist employers that connive with corps members to play truancy during the service year.

President Buhari appoints new heads for four tertiary hospitals

President Muhammadu Buhari has named four heads for major health institutions across Nigeria.

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie hints at running for president in 2019

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, who ran for governor in Anambra State under the Democratic People’s Congress has hinted that he will seek election as Nigeria’s president in 2019.

Federal govt evacuates 1,030 stranded Nigerians from Libya in two days – NEMA chief

The Federal Government on Monday said it evacuated 1,030 stranded Nigerian migrants from Libya between Jan. 7 and Jan 8, 2018.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi promoted insecurity in Rivers – Governor Wike’s aide

Former Rivers State Governor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, promoted insecurity during his 8-year administration of the state, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, has stated.

UNIPORT alumni urges Nigerians to pray for Nigerian students

As Christians celebrate the nativity of Jesus Christ, the National President of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Alumni Association, Chief Chris Adokeme, has called on Nigerians to pray for students in the country.

Ahmadu Bello University ranks No 1 in Nigeria

The National University Commission has released its rankings for all Universities in Nigeria, both private and government owned.

Central bank inaugurates N6 billion world-class Business School in Ahmadu Bello University

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday inaugurated a N6 billion World-Class Postgraduate Business School at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, others honoured with Rock of Fame awards

Late Nigerian movie veterans Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, popularly known as ‘Giringori Akabogu’ and other practicing professionals have been honoured as first recipients of the Rock of Fame Award.’

General Gowon urges filmmakers to promote national unity, patriotism

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has urged filmmakers and other stakeholders in the movie industry to use their works to promote national unity and patriotism among Nigerians.

Police nab 3 NANS members for murder

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection with the death of one Magam Elvis of the University of Uyo during elections for coordinators of the National Union of Nigerian Students (NANS) held at the Federal University Otuoke over the weekend.

NNPC, FAAC to parley on Monday over discrepancies

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) will tomorrow meet to reconcile the discrepancies in data submitted at its last meeting.

Governor Nyesom Wike pledges support for African beauty queens

The Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has said that his administration will always support the African Beauty Queen Pageant.


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Governor Emmanuel suspends ban on commercial cyclists’ activities in Eket

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DHQ: No advance warning on Dapchi attacks

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