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Peter Obi: Nigeria will get worse, unless political leaders do the right thing

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has explained that the crises situation in the country will get worse, unless political leaders purge themselves of political rascality, abuse of office, corruption and looting of public treasury.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi: Why Africa continues to retrogress economically

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has given, among others, low volume of export trade in African region, general lack of policies implementation, excessive urge to consume rather than produce, corruption and leadership failure, as the reasons for continued retrogression and under-development of the African continent, noting that if the African Trade Agreement were properly implemented, the continent would reap great fruits of development.
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Abia governor calls for strengthening of Igbo apprenticeship scheme

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has made a case for the sustenance of the Igbo apprenticeship system which he said is better than what is being taught at the various international Schools of Business .
Enyimba Football Club can confirm that forward Samson Obi has moved to Alnser Club of Benghazi, Libya on a two-year contract.

Enyimba forward Samson Obi joins Libyan club Alnser on two-year deal

Chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi Agwu said: “Samson Obi’s contribution to Enyimba was immense and we wish him very well in his new club. He is a talented player and his star will shine brighter from here on. We believe that he will become a good ambassador of Enyimba and we pray for the best for him.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa distributes relief materials to 30,000 displaced Tiv farmers

The Nasarawa State Government Thursday commenced the distribution of assorted relief material to over 30,000 Tiv farmers recently displaced from their communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
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NDLEA seizes drug-laced cakes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State has intercepted baked cakes made with cannabis sativa on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Nasarawa: Suspected herdsmen kill catechist, two others

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Saturday killed Mr. Sydney Shirsha, the Catechist of St. Mathew’s Catholic Parish, Obi in Nasarawa State.
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President Buhari greets Obi of Onitsha at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe on the occasion of his 80th birthday, commending the royal father’s unwavering dedication to Nigeria’s unity and development.
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Imo governor buys more Innoson vehicles for security

Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has acquired another fleet of vehicles produced by Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM), Nnewi, a reputable Nigerian brand.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Plot to ‘blackmail’ Peter Obi uncovered

“The present effort to blackmail Mr. Obi is by some prominent Nigerians, including a present governor in the South-East. Our informant, whom we have no reason to doubt, revealed how five of them were invited to a meeting on how to nail Mr. Peter Obi so that, his ‘rising profile will be dimmed for good’,” Obienyem said in the statement.
The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Vice Chancellor, UNIZIK, Prof Charles Esimone , Panel Chairman, Barr. Danladi Kifasi with other members of the Visitation Panel during a courtesy call at Imeobi palace yesterday.

Obi of Onitsha: Ndigbo proud of Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Traditional Ruler of Onitsha kingdom, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has described Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as a pride for the Igbo and called for more government and private support to the institution.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
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Peter Obi: Years of leadership failure responsible for insecurity

Vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Peter Obi, has lamented the current nationwide insecurity, warning that unless drastic action is taken to contain it, the situation would degenerate into anarchy.
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Benue governor acknowledges ActionAid’s support for IDPs

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has acknowledged the support of ActionAid Nigeria to the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue, in terms of provision of relief materials, interventions in health and other areas.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

MASSOB frowns at invitation to peace meeting by Ohanaeze

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has frowned at public invitation extended to it by the leaderdhip of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying it is unacceptable to be invited publicly for internal Igbo security affairs.
Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.

Obi of Onitsha: Traders most beneficiaries of Anambra cargo airport

Traders in Anambra state have been identified as the major beneficiaries of the just completed Anambra Cargo and Passenger Airport project at Umueri community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra state.

South-east governors, opinion leaders meet over insecurity

Governors of the South-east and opinion leaders in the zone are currently in a closed-door security meeting at the Government House, Enugu State.
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Edwin Clark: No Igbo-speaking person from Delta, Rivers should contest for president in 2023

Ahead of 2023 general and presidential elections, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor should come from the South-East geo-Political zone of the country.
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2023: President Buhari’s successsor should come from South East – Edwin Clark

Ahead of 2023 general elections, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor should come from the South East geo-political zone of the country.
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Peter Obi: My politics centred on national development, human progress

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has stated that national development and human progress are the mainstay of his political life, saying he looks forward to a nation where the government will positively touch the lives of the people.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi: Anambra yet to pay my entitlements since I left office

Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, Mr. Peter Obi, has declared that the state government has not paid his entitlement since he left office seven years ago.
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15,000 smallholder women farmers’ cooperatives benefit from ActionAid’s project

Over 15, 000 smallholder women farmers’ cooperatives have benefited from ActionAid Nigeria, AAN’s, Public Financing for Agriculture, PFA, project in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in boosting productivity.

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The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Cross River North: Senator Odey floors Joe Agi at election tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar Friday, upheld the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Stephen Odey, in the Cross River North Senatorial District by-election.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrests six for smuggling adulterated diesel in polythene bags

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday paraded six suspects who smuggled 45,000 litres of adulterated diesel contained in 750 giant polythene bags, which were carefully concealed among sacks of sawdust to deceive security operatives. The seized product has an estimated value of N21,920 million.
Staff of department of fish studies at the National Museum of Kenya on Nov. 19, 2001, display a coelacanth fish weighing 77 kilograms and measuring 1.7 metres caught by Kenyan fishermen at the coastal town of Malindi in April 2001. REUTERS/George Mulala/File Photo

Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ surprises scientists again

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South African long jumper gets four-year ban for anti-doping violation

Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga is set to miss the Tokyo Games after being banned for four years for a second anti-doping rule violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

A Myanmar military truck exploded in one of two blasts near an office of an army-backed political party in the country’s biggest city on Friday, local media reported, and a senior rescue official said two people were killed and six wounded.

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DHQ: We’re giving criminals close marking to restore peace

ABUJA – The Nigerian Military high Command, on Thursday, said that no criminal elements would escape its ongoing nationwide operations, to restore the peace, as troops were giving them close marking to either arrest or eliminate them.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

CISLAC asks President Buhari to stop shrinking civic space

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has asked President Muhammadu to stop shrinking the civic space.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor urges Nigerians to support government for quality education

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged well-meaning individuals and groups in the country to join hands with the government to make quality education more accessible to our people, especially our children and youths, because the requirements for delivering standard quality education demands that all hands should be on deck.
A man and woman who claimed to be couple, Timothy James, 38, and Comfort David, 44, have been arrested in Kogi over theft of N50,00 from a POS operator.

Kogi: Couple arrested for stealing from POS operator

A man and woman who claimed to be couple, Timothy James, 38, and Comfort David, 44, have been arrested in Kogi over theft of N50,00 from a POS operator.
Peter Schmeichel has slammed UEFA for the "ridiculous decision" to restart Denmark's Euro 2020 clash with Finland after Christian Eriksen's on-field collapse.

Christian Eriksen vows he ‘won’t give up’ after suffering cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen has thanked those who assisted him after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch against Finland on Saturday and now wants to "understand what happened".