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Controversy over Ohanaeze leadership’s tenure

The tenure of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership will end in January 2021, not 2020, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation said on Sunday. It warned mischief makers against stampeding the executive.

Soldiers kill robbery suspects in Aba

The soldiers are members of the Joint Task Force of the ongoing Atilogwu Udo Dance in the Southeast attached to the 14 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia.
Magnus Abe

Magnus Abe: Politics of bitterness, rancour will destroy Rivers

Former Senator representing Rivers Southeast at the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has pointed out how politics of bitterness and rancour has affected development in the state.
The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has once again appealed to the federal government to urgently intervene in collapsed federal highways across the state.

Akwa Ibom governor seeks federal government intervention in failed federal roads

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has once again appealed to the federal government to urgently intervene in collapsed federal highways across the state.
The industrial park in Grays, Essex, after the 39 bodies were found. Stefan Rousseau-PA

UK police charge man over Vietnamese migrants disaster

A 23-year-old man has been charged with human trafficking offences in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals whose bodies were found in a refrigeration truck in Britain.

Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT, physically-challenged job seekers

Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called “normal” applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as “arbitrary and hateful restrictions” by a rights group.

Gunmen kill herbalist in Ondo

Tragedy struck in the ancient town of Ifira, Akoko Southeast local government on Saturday when a 36-year-old herbalist called Omotayo Omo Akin was gunned down by yet to be known assassins.
Indonesian police secure their headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, on November 13, 2019, after a suspected suicide attack occurred during their morning roll call. – An explosion outside a police station in Indonesia may have been a suicide bombing, authorities and media reports said. (Photo by Rahmad SURYADI / AFP)

One dead, six injured in suicide bombing at police station

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a “lone wolf”.

Anambra governor flags off new tax registration system

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, on Thursday flagged-off the New National Tax Identification Number (TIN) Registration System for the Southeast geopolitical zone.

CLO boss survives auto crash

Chairman of Civil Liberties Organization, Anambra state chapter, Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme, has called for immediate rehabilitation of the Southeast federal roads.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Report on 2023 zoning speculative

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed as speculative media reports indicating that the party intends to retain the zoning formula it used for the 2023 presidential election.
Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

UN urges Myanmar to ensure Rohingya refugees return safely

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years since her country cracked down on the Muslim minority.

Exercise Atilogwu Udo in South East not targeted at any individual, group – COAS

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Burutai, says Nigerian Army will soon unveil Exercise Atilogwu Udo I Dance in the Southeastern Nigeria which is not targeted at any individual, group or race but to ensure that the people of Southeast Geopolitical Zone enjoy a society devoid of communal clashes, kidnapping, armed robbery, arson, and all forms of crime and criminality.

Ten ‘unlawfully killed’ in Indonesia election riots

Ten people, including several teenagers, were killed in Indonesia’s post-election riots, the human rights commission said Tuesday, as it accused police of beating up protesters.
A survey in Katsina town revealed that a 50 kg bag of onions, which used to be sold for N5, 000 is now sold for N10, 000 just within a period of two months.

Onion’s price goes up in Enugu, residents lament

The price of onion has gone up sharply in major markets across Enugu, in the Southeast of Nigeria.
Niger Flooding

Floods force 23,000 from their homes in Niger

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC chairmen enlist support for President Buhari’s NDDC audit order

The forums of All Progressives Congress (APC) states’ chairmen in the Southeast and the South-south are supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) accounts.
The Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu on Friday flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.

Enugu Airport: Nwosu commends Buhari for approving N10b maintenance fund

Former Imo state governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general election, Uche Nwosu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving funds for the maintenance of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu state.

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Kenny Dalglish: Steven Gerrard replacing Jurgen Klopp in 2024 is a Christmas fairy tale

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Kamaru Usman walks off as referee Marc Goddard stops his bout against Colby Covington at UFC 245. USA TODAY Sports

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