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The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has signed an Executive Order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the state. The governor maintained that while Rivers State remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities, the state government was opposed to the presence and activities of the legally-proscribed and anarchic IPOB, ...
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The Federal Government has reportedly started dialogue at Abuja with Niger Delta stakeholders and militants, who, last week, gave it a 21-day ultimatum to recommence hostilities, if government refused to quickly address the demands by #EndSARS protesters and additional 11-point demand by the agitators. The talks were convened by the Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who is expected ...
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By Denja Yaqub WHAT started like an impulsive reaction to the killing of a young man allegedly by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ughelli, Delta State early October eventually snowballed into a massive movement that has not only remarkably engulfed the Nigerian space with coordinated street protests, but Nigerian diplomatic missions and cities abroad. With very few ...
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LCCI expresses worry over neglect of solid mineral sector The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)  says that it has  rescheduled the 2020 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair. Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-General of  LCCI, said that the fair which was scheduled to hold from Nov.5 to Nov. 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for between Dec. 4 to ...
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Nigerians have criticised the President Donald Trump-led United States administration for opposing Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the consensus candidate for the post of director-general of the World Trade Organisation. Many Nigerians had expressed delight when key WTO ambassadors led by New Zealand’s Amb David Walker proposed Okonjo-Iweala as the best candidate for the job. However, while most of the 164 ...
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It was very touching, poignant, as President Muhammadu Buhari met with all living former heads of state on October 23, 2020, to discuss the state of the nation. For about two weeks, the country had been suffused with unrest, later violence, precipitated by what began as legitimate protests against police brutality, code-named #EndSARS. In the words of the President, the ...
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By Prince Okafor The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, has explained that it is yet to finalise an ‘out-of-court settlement’ with the management of Pan Ocean Group, over the latter’s N240 indebtedness. In a statement in Lagos, the Head, Corporate Communications, AMCON, Jude Nwauzor, explained that “Justice A.M. Liman in suit No. FHC/L/CS/722/20 ordered AMCON and its assigned designate ...
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The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, has expressed joy over the Supreme Court verdict on Soku oil wells, stating that the apex court’s judgment would usher in more peace at the Soku oilfields and its environs. While interacting with journalists in Port Harcourt, last Wednesday, Danagogo said that the Supreme Court judgment, last Tuesday, had reaffirmed ...
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By Azu Ishiekwene IF Donald J. Trump were president of Wakanda on the eve of an election, that country would have received several warnings from the US State Department on the need for free and fair polls, and the necessity for all parties to play by the rules. But what is playing by the rules if parties will not accept ...
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President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria’s economy is too fragile for fresh Covid-19 lockdown. The President, therefore, urged Nigerians to obey all protocols recommended by health authorities to curtail the spread of the lethal Coronavirus. Buhari, who stated this, yesterday, via his verified Twitter handle, said compliance with Covid-19 protocols by all Nigerians is crucial to avert a second wave of ...
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The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has called on the Moslem community in the state to use the celebration of the Eid-el-Maulud, birth of Prophet Mohammed, to advance the cause of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence. In a statement issued by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor said that his administration would ...
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The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, yesterday, disclosed that no fewer than 800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding yearly across the globe. Oyebanji stated that poor breastfeeding was largely responsible for high infant mortality in Nigeria, which he said was being gradually checkmated due to the advent of exclusive breastfeeding and improved medical practices. Filani spoke in ...
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Exactly a week after the Nigerian Army’s incursion into peaceful #EndSARS protest at Lekki Tollgate, Nicholas Okupwe lay exhausted in the emergency ward 1 of the Grandville Trauma Centre, Ajah, Lagos. With a white plaster covering his chest and a tube draining bad fluid, he mustered some strength to ask for help. A bullet was… This content is for $3.99 ...
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A pro-democracy group, Concerned Nigerian Group (CNG), yesterday, kicked against National Broadcasting Commission’s N3million fine on African Independent Television (AIT), Arise Television and Channels Television, respectively, over alleged unprofessional coverage of #EndSARS protest. Reacting in a statement signed by the Convener, CNG, Deji Adeyanju, the group described the sanction as draconian, unwarranted and anti-democratic. The statement also called on the ...
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The Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROMPCON), Rivers State Chapter has lauded the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, over the Supreme Court victory on the Soku oil field. The Chairman of TROMPCON in the state, Dr Samuel Amaechi, who gave the kudos while speaking with The Tide in Port Harcourt, yesterday, expressed joy ...
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A thorough assessment of the five-year development trajectory of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration in the transport sector of Delta State shows a systematic upgrade of its key components of roads, bridges, drainages, airport facilities and the state’s transport company, Delta Line. At inception, Governor Okowa told the people that his administration would “pay a special […] ...
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Udom Emmanuel By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has directed that all of the state borders be shut down from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020, because of elections into the 31 Local government councils of the state. Secretary to State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem who announced this in a ...
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The Rivers State Government has vowed that criminal elements, cultists and youths with questionable character or those who are mentally unstable will no longer aspire or hold positions of leadership in the state. The Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon. Prince Obi Ohia, who stated this last Wednesday while releasing the guidelines for conduct of elections into community-based youth organisations across ...
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It was another oil doom for Nigeria, yesterday, as oil prices fell 5-percent, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude sliding to $35 a barrel and Brent $36.89. This happened as two major economies in Europe renewed lockdowns to fight the second wave of the Coronavirus. For Nigeria, the new shutdown is bad news for the economy, as it reduces the ...
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A map of Nigeria By Donu Kogbara   The following article was written last week by Aduke Gomez, an old friend of mine and a Lagosian. I’m sharing it with you because it is beautifully written and struck a chord in me: …For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams…For ...
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