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Nigeria’s Democracy Must Not Fail, Tanimu Turaki Warns

Frontline PDP presidential Aspirant and former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has warned that Nigerians must not allow anybody to truncate the country’s democracy whose foundation was consciously and deliberately laid by the sweat and blood of people. He gave the warning in Calabar on Monday, while addressing the Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, members of the state’s executive council and some leaders, as part of his nationwide consultations to actualize his presidential aspiration. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria lampooned the APC-controlled government for…

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Banditry: NAF Sustains Bombardments Of Zamfara Forests  

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation Diran Mikiya has notched up another series of successful operations against armed bandits in the Northwest of the country. The successes were recorded in recent air interdiction and armed reconnaissance missions conducted from 9 to 11 August 2018, resulting in the neutralization of armed bandits in Sububu Forest, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forest in Zamfara State. In a statement Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said:  “The attack at Sububu Forest was executed on the…

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Again, Robbers Kill Policeman, 11 Others, Sack Police Station In Bank Raid

Twelve persons, including a policeman, were feared killed on Thursday evening, when dare-devil armed robbers invaded a police station and two banks in Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government area of Edo State. Among those reportedly killed in the police station were two detainees who were said to have been arrested on Thursday morning for minor offences, one of them was reportedly arrested for incomplete vehicle particulars. The armed men had first attacked the police station which is about 1.2 kilometres​ away from the banks, where they burnt the official…

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Bayelsa Governor Dickson’s Mother Passes On

Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has confirmed the passing on of his beloved mother, Mrs Gold Coast Dickson. She was 72 years old! The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo said the late Gold Coast died of cancer early hours of today at the University of Texas Maryland. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas where she had been receiving treatment. Governor Dickson expressed appreciation to the Centre especially the team of medical professionals who did their best to save the life of…

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At Last, Ex-Senate Minority Leader, Akpabio, Defects From PDP TO APC

Former Governor off Akwa Ibom State and ex-minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has formally defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at a mega rally held at the Ikot Ekpene township stadium on Wednesday and declared that he is taking the state to the centre. No fewer than 30 APC’s senators and members of National Working Committee (NWC) were on hand to receive the ex-senate minority leader, Akpabio. The senate Majority leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, who introduced his colleagues spoke on Akpabio whom he described as a nationalist and…

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Defection Latest: Ex-Gov Godswill Akpabio Captured By APC, Dumps PDP

The latest in the gale of defection is the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Minority leader in the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Reliable sources said the Senate leader who has distanced himself from the PDP leadership is yet to disclose reason for the move which was a shocker to analysts and observers of the gale of cross carpeting in the nations polity. The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo accompanied by Senator (Dr ) Ita Enang,…

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UBA’s Leo Launched On WhatsApp

Pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) who recently clinched the Euromoney awards as the Best Digital Bank in Africa, is once again asserting itself as a pace setter, moving in leaps and bounds in unchartered territory. UBA’s chat banker, Leo has launched in pilot mode on WhatsApp and will be fully available to customers by September 1st, 2018. With Leo now on WhatsApp, customers who are lovers of the app will be able to open new accounts, check their balances on the go and carry out basic banking…

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Itakpe-Warri Rail Line Back To Life, 30 Years After

The Itakpe-Warri Rail Line runs from Itakpe in Kogi State, first to Ajaokuta, also in Kogi, and then across Kogi, Edo and Delta States, terminating in Warri, Delta State. It was conceived more than 30 years ago to connect Nigeria’s Iron Ore Mining and Steel Production belt (Iron Ore Mining Company in Itakpe, Ajaokuta Steel Company, and Delta Steel Company in Aladja, Warri), and also link it to the Warri Port. Most of the track laying was done under the Babangida Administration (he commissioned the Itakpe-Ajaokuta leg, and laid the…

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Dangote, Gates Partner To Reduce Malnutrition Through Food Fortification

…. In Nigeria   Aliko Dangote Foundation with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have expressed commitments to reduce malnutrition in Nigeria through improved quality fortification of foods.   They made the pledge during the Food Processing and Nutrition Leadership Forum in Lagos where chief executives of leading food processing companies committed to adequate fortification in major food staples by 2020.   Country Director, TechnoServe Nigeria, Larry Umunna, said in a statement that the Forum marks the start of a renewed, business-led effort to combat poor nutrition in Nigeria.   According…

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Bayelsa Spends N70bn On Education, Says Commissioner 

Bayelsa State, on Wednesday, said it had spent more than N70bn to provide qualitative education through the introduction of a new school system in the state. Speaking while addressing executives of All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) in Yenagoa, the state capital, the Commissioner for Education, Mr Jonathan Obuebite, lauded some principals in the state schools for instilling the right values in their students and coaching them well enough to represent the state in different competitions. Obuebite said the quality of the new system was glaring in…

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