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Nigeria warns VIPs not to bring aides to airports

The Federal government yesterday warned top government officials and Very Important Persons, VIPs, not to approach airport terminals with their aides or personal assistants, saying such privileges will no longer be entertained once the operation of domestic flights commences tomorrow.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo publishes eight names involved in N330 million pension fraud

The Imo State government yesterday made public of its findings in the payroll system regarding pension fraud which involved eight persons said to be receiving N330 million annually as a pension.

NUPENG issues two-week ultimatum to government over bad roads

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to rehabilitate the bad roads across the country.

Minister: How airports will operate when opened

With less than five days to commencement of domestic flights in Nigeria, preparations are in place to ensure that safety measures are adhered to during operations.

NUPENG threatens strike over bad roads, extortion

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened an industrial action over the poor state of roads in the country.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

General Buratai to commission army school project in Imo

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Turku Yusuf Buratai, will on Thursday commission a two classroom block built by the Nigeria Army, at Amakohia-Ubi community in Owerri west local government area of the state.

Market women, others dare Imo government over fresh coronavirus measures

Some market men and women in Imo State have vowed not to obey the fresh lockdown ordered by the government. The new lockdown is expected to take effect from Monday, 29 as instructed by the Governor to stop further spread of coronavirus in the state.

Heartland officials, players to protest against unpaid salaries

Following the non-payment of salaries at Heartland Football Club, players and officials have threatened to stage a protest as they seek payment of their salaries.

NCAA: Airlines not authorised to conduct test run flights

Airlines have not been authorised to conduct test run flights, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt Musa Nuhu, has said.

Nurses, lab scientists, pharmacists, other health workers set for nationwide strike

The Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) has told the Federal Government that it can no longer guarantee industrial peace and harmony in the health sector.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Soldiers, policemen kill Imo notorious kidnapper

There was jubilation in Imo State on Monday as news broke that a combined team of policemen and soldiers had killed a wanted kidnap and armed robbery suspect, Chijioke Onyenze, popularly known as Bracket.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Suspected student lovers die in Imo after love making

The bodies of two lovers, Cynthia Obieshi, female, and Samuel Osuji, male, suspected to be students living around Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, at JMJ Bus Stop, have been found lifeless after the police broke into their room.
Coach of NPFL side Heartland FC Fidelis Ilechukwu has expressed his deep concern about his team despite the Owerri side’s 1-0 win over Jigawa Golden stars incidentally been their first win of the league season coming on match day 5.

Fidelis Ilechukwu: Most foreign-based players don’t respect local coaches

Heartland Football Club of Owerri head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has disclosed that foreign-based players don’t give enough respect to the local coaches.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police burst tricycle snatching syndicates in Anambra

Anambra State Police Command has arrested two suspects and recovers one Tricycle allegedly snatched from a victim after pouring a pepperish substance on his face.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Motorcyclist dies in Anambra accident

The Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, on Tuesday confirmed the death of a motorcyclist at Orie Akwu-Ukwu on the Owerri-Onitsha highway.
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma

Governor Uzodinma: I repealed governors’ pension law because it was illegal, anti-people

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma has explained that his government sponsored the bill on the repeal of Governors and Speakers Pensions and Privileges Law of 2007 because it was illegal and designed to allow a few privileged people feed fat on the commonwealth of the people.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Imo governor abolishes pensions, gratuities for former governors, speakers, deputies

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested for faking abduction of wife, two children in Imo

Police in Imo have arrested one Obinna Anusiem from Umuima Atta in Njaba Local Government Area of the state for allegedly faking the kidnap of his wife, Chinyere and their two children.

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CAN: Closure of churches no longer acceptable

The Christian Association of Nigeria has warned state governments that have failed to allow the reopening of churches to address the situation.