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FAAN seeks collaboration with state governments on airport infrastructure

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is ready to partner state governments toward improving on safety and security infrastructure at the airport.

Full text: Former President Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari

Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and dialoguing is the best way of finding an appropriate and adequate solution to the problem.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade

PANDEF blasts Miyetti Allah over call for Fulani youth vigilante in South East

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has tackled the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) over its call for the establishment of Fulani Youth Vigilante in the South Eastern part of the country
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Ninth National Assembly: It’ll be unfair to exclude South East from all arms of...

An advocacy group South East Equity Alliance (SEA) says people from the geopolitocal zone deserve to be in leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: An omen worse than defeat

As the final results of last week’s presidential poll were released, three broad groups emerged: Those genuinely surprised that the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, lost; those in pretentious denial of his defeat; and those in a quandary because they hoped to profit from a stalemate.
A Bible thought to be 1,200 years old was found in a police operation in southeastern Turkey, the governor’s office said on Feb. 5.

1,200-year-old Bible found in South-eastern Turkey

A 1,200-year-old Bible was found during an anti-smuggling operation in South-eastern Turkey, the Governor’s Office said on Tuesday.
President Buhari presides over Inaugural Meeting of APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 10th Jan 2019-2

President Buhari: My re-election is guaranteed

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that he was not in doubt that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would clinch victory a second time in the general election slated for next month.

Nigerian Army launches Operation Python Dance to checkmate election violence

The Nigerian Army yesterday launched “Operation Python Dance III” which it said was designed to checkmate violent groups and ethnic militia, to ensure a successful 2019 election.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) in State House on 5th Nov 2018

God’swill Eluemunoh: Nothing to show Muhammadu Buhari is unpopular in South East

A former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. God’swill Eluemunoh, has said that there is no empirical evidence to show that President Muhammadu Buhari is unpopular in the South-East.
President Buhari receives in audience Deputy Senate President and South East Governors in State House on 21st Nov 2018-1

Why we met Muhammadu Buhari – South East governors

South East governors, accompanied by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu met President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja yesterday.

COAS assures Nigerians of adequate security in South East

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of Nigerian Army (NA), Lieutenant General Tukur Y. Buratai has assured residents and visitors to any part of the South-Eastern Nigeria of their safety.

Chukwuemeka Ezeife welcomes choice of Peter Obi as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate

A former Governor of Anambra, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, on Wednesday said the choice of Peter Obi as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 Presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, was a welcome development.
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Jim Iyke set to launch ‘Mr Taxi’

Ace Nollywood actor Jim Iyke is set to launch a taxi service that will begin operations in the South-Eastern states of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia, and Ebonyi respectively.

BUA Group to exploit Ebonyi natural deposits

The BUA Group Ltd on Wednesday says its plans to exploit the natural resources in Ebony beginning with the setting up a cement plant.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC records 1 million cases of human rights violations in two years

The National Human Right Commission (NHRC), on Saturday, said it recorded about one million cases of human rights violations in the country between 2017 and 2018.

Roads: Group commend President Buhari, Senator Uba for N37 billion refund to Anambra

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for Federal Government’s release of N37.95 billion to Anambra state as refund for the construction of federal roads and other federal projects.

Health workers threaten strike over salary structure

The Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has called on governors of Anambra and Enugu States to implement the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) in their states.

Igbo group issues quit notice to Fulani herdsmen

No longer comfortable with the numerous killings in various parts of the country, Igbo pressure group, Voice from the East (VEAST) has given the Fulani herdsmen in the South East as well as Anioma, in Delta State, and Ikwere in Rivers State, up till August 31, 2018 to vacate their land and forests.

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Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor launches “Operation Iron Gate”

Following his campaign promise of securing Imo State, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, Tuesday launched Operation Iron Gate and distributed 80 brand new Ford Ranger operational vehicles.

Military, paramilitary agencies plan joint border security exercise

A joint border security exercise involving the military, paramilitary and intelligence agencies is underway as part of government’s strategic, multi-sectoral effort aimed at securing Nigeria’s land and maritime borders.

Customs intercepts elephant tusks, buffalo horns, others

The Adamawa/Taraba Zonal Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized rare but outlawed items as well as more widely traded but contraband items across the two states constituting the command.

US tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Lauratta Onorchie reappointed presidential media aides

Mr. Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have been reappointed as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, respectively by President Muhammadu Buhari.