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Mr Magnus Uguru, who deals on iron rods at the Kenyatta Market, lamented that the deplorable condition of roads particularly in the South East Zone contributed to the hike in price.

Building materials prices skyrocket in Enugu

A survey conducted by the agency to some markets in Enugu metropolis on Saturday showed that there was an increase of between 10 per cent and 15 per cent in the cost of most of the materials.

Miyetti Allah: Herdsmen have no reason to attack South-East

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, South-East zone, has said that it has no grudges against any state in the zone, let alone plotting any form of attack.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni asks historians to research on Yoruba-Igbo family ties

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has charged researchers to study the age-long relationship between the Yoruba natives and the Igbo people of South-east Nigeria so as to deepen their knowledge of African history.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ninth National Assembly: APC dragged to court over exclusion of South-East

An advocacy group under the aegis of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, on Thursday, went before the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge decision of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to zone the leadership of the National Assembly in a manner that would exclude the South East region of the country.

Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.

UN signs media partnership agreement with Anambra government

The United Nations (UN) has engaged Anambra State Government in a media partnership aimed to further strengthen the cordial relationship between the state and the United Nations (UN) system in Nigeria.

Anambra corps members moved to Ebonyi, Imo

Prospective corps members who were supposed to do their national service in Anambra were moved to Ebonyi and Imo states due to lack of adequate camping facilities.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

2019: South East reacts to Atiku Abubakar’s choice of Peter Obi

Some politicians in the South East of Nigeria have reacted to the choice of Mr Peter Obi as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Ex-Supreme Court Justice Denis Edozie passes on

A former Justice of the Supreme Court, Denis Edozie, has passed on.

Official: Federal government completes Baro inland water port, ready for inauguration in August

Alhaji Danladi Ibrahim, Acting Managing Director, Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority, said on Wednesday that the Baro Inland water port has been completed and ready for inauguration in August.

Industrial Council backs President Buhari on Continental Free Trade Agreement

The Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to consult widely before Nigeria signs the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Osun ranked most peaceful state in Nigeria

Osun state has been rated the most peaceful state in Nigeria, followed by Kogi, Ekiti Kwara and Imo states.

Governor Okorocha: APC is unpopular in South-east

After many botched promises, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Tuesday promised that the local government elections will hold in June. He also admitted that his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) is unpopular in the South-east of Nigeria.

Cattle Colony: Before Buhari lures us into deadly trap

To us here in Nigeria, a colony is nothing new. The colony of Lagos established by the British in 1861 has familiarised us to it.

Anambra guber: 605 journalists accredited for election

The people of Anambra State, South East Nigeria, will today choose between continuity and a fresh mandate in a governorship election that promises to be a keen contest among the candidates.

Liberia’s Johnson Ellen Sirleaf vows to rescue African women

Outgoing Liberian President Johnson Ellen Sirleaf has identified education as key to women’s development and pledged commitment to assist in rescuing and changing women in Africa.

Still on IPOB as a terror group

Then the Attorney General of the Federation approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, which under Acting Chief Judge Abdu Kafarati, made an order designating IPoB as a terror group and outlawed its activities within Nigeria. These orders were made on the strength of extant laws

Anambra guber: Seven governors, Ngige, Amaechi, Onu lead APC campaign

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress on Thursday inaugurated its Anambra Governorship Campaign Council ahead of the governorship election in the state on November 18.

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Plan International

Plan: We’re committed to educating 10 million Nigerian girls

Child rights organisation, Plan International Nigeria has said it has plans to educate 10 million Nigerian girls in the North East.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun swears-in SSG, chief of staff

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has sworn in Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Tokunbo Talabi and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Salisu Shuaib, with a charge to them to use their academic and wealth of experience to serve the people of the state.

Central bank unveils five-year agenda, targets fresh banks recapitalisation

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says there are plans to carry out a recapitalisation exercise for deposit money banks in the country.

Airtel Africa receives pre-IPO interest worth $200 million – bookrunner

One of the bookrunners handling Airtel Africa Ltd.’s planned initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange said on Monday it had received indications of interest worth about $200 million from pre-IPO investors.
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Professor Dandatti Abdulkadir has urged players and officials of the Super Eagles to strive to be worthy representatives of the country while fighting for her pride during the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

Afcon: Emmanuel Okala, others urge Super Eagles to work harder against Guinea

Emmanuel Okala, former Green Eagles Goalkeeper, on Monday urged the Super Eagles to work harder in their remaining group phase matches at the ongoing 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, especially against Guinea.