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NRC decries high rate of rail tracks vandalism in Enugu

Osidipe noted that the high vandalism and theft of railway track and other component was one of the major challenges hindering locomotive services within the Enugu axis of the Eastern corridors of the railway.

Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

The Federal Government has raised an alarm over a recent virile disease, Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), ravaging East and Central Africa now making its way to West Africa.

Bayelsa guber: PDP candidate can come from any zone – group

A socio-political group, the Democratic Agenda Watch (DAW), on Friday said the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the November Governorship election could come from any of the three senatorial districts in the state.

Ohanaeze youths sends draft bill for federation of South East

The Youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has submitted a proposal for a Draft Bill for the Federation of South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu states with Igbos in Delta and Rivers opting to join them.

Stakeholder calls for policy to regulate mining sector

Shehu Abui, the Danmasani of Marwa, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has urged the Federal Government to formulate policies to regulate the country’s solid minerals and mining sector.
Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria limited in a warm handshake with Aliyu Abdulhameed, Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) during a business visit of NIRSAL Management to Ecobank Head office in Lagos.

Ecobank announces N70 billion agriculture financing scheme

Ecobank Nigeria has entered into a strategic partnership with Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) with a N15 billion agricultural investment scheme being the first tranche in agricultural value chain financing.

Illegal fund raiser jailed 15 years in China

East China court on Friday sentenced an illegal fundraiser to 15- years in imprisonment and confiscated 100 million yuan (14.57 million U.S.) of his personal property.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Group urges President Buhari to ignore lies against Senator Akpabio

President Muhammadu Buhari, has been called upon to disregard the smear campaign by political opponents against the person of Sen. Godswill Akpabio in Akwa Ibom.
Huawei AppGallery

Huawei has been building a Play Store alternative in plain sight

The momentous news that Google is cutting off its Android relationship with Huawei in response to a US government ban on the Chinese giant wasn’t much of a surprise to Huawei.

Enugu government approves further works on international conference centre

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in furtherance of its efforts to ensure the completion of the hitherto abandoned Enugu International Conference Centre, has approved the procurement and installation of external glass at the main auditorium of the edifice.
Nigeria Railways

NRC chief orders resumption of operations on abandoned Eastern railways

Okhiria, an engineer, gave the order on Friday while speaking during the commissioning of the Railway Hospital, Enugu, renovated and equipped by GIBC Digital from United States of America (USA).

Nigerian Guild of Editors re-elects Funke Egbemode as president

The Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of New Telegraph Newspapers, Mrs Funke Egbemode, has been re-elected President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).

Nigerian Guild of Editors clears 23 aspirants to contest executive positions

The Election Committee of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, (NGE) on Wednesday, said it had cleared 23 candidates for election into its Executive Council and Standing Committee.
Police in Enugu on Tuesday used tear gas on some INEC ad-hoc staff at the just concluded general elections who protested the non-payment of their allowances in the state.

Police tear-gas INEC ad-hoc staff protesting non-payment

Police in Enugu on Tuesday used tear gas on some INEC ad-hoc staff at the just concluded general elections who protested the non-payment of their allowances in the state.
Umar Mohammed Bago

Umar Bago: I will step down if APC zones speakership to South East

A top contender for the position of speakership of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago, has said he would not hesitate to withdraw from the race if the position is eventually zoned to the South East.

Former Governor Kalu demands zoning of Deputy Senate President to South-East

A former Abia governor, Dr Orji Uzo Kalu, has indicated interest to contest for the position of the Deputy Senate President in the soon to be constituted 9th National Assembly.

Prophet Nwoko: Nnamdi Kanu with his group has failed

Biafra activist, Prophet Anthony Nwoko, has said that both leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, Nnamdi Kanu and the Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, Ralph Uwazuruike, were never mandated to lead the struggle for restoration of Biafra republic.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adebayo Adelabu and his wife, Mrs Oluseyi Adelabu have cast their votes at Unit 10, Ward 9, Adelabu Compound, Oke Oluokun in Ibadan South East Local Government.

Oyo elections: INEC has learnt from its mistakes – Adebayo Adelabu

Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, lauded INEC over the orderly conduct of the governorship and House of Assembly elections, saying it has learnt from the mistakes of the Feb. 23 elections.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.