Month: April 2016

May Day: Bayelsa Gov’t Congratulates Workers, Expresses Optimism

Governor of Bayelsa State, Dickson The Bayelsa State government has joined other Nigerians in congratulating the nation’s  workforce on the 2016 May Day, expressing optimism that all will be well. A statement issued on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Yenagoa by the commissioner for information and orientation, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite, said workers remained the most critical component …

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FG Moves To Stop Religious Prayers At Gov’t Events, See New ‘National Prayer’ [TWEET]

President Muhammadu Buhari during Jumat prayers in an undated photo Strong indications have emerged of the Federal Government’s move to stop the saying of opening prayers at events across the nation and replace it with reciting the second stanza of the National Anthem. The National Orientation Agency (NOA) led by the newly appointed acting director general, …

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Northern Governors Say It’s An Insult To Refer To Terrorist Herdsmen As Fulani

Borno State Goverbor, Kashim Shettima, addressing a press conference Governors of 19 Northern States rose from their meeting in Kaduna Friday, April 29, 2016 condemning the labelling of perpetrators of crimes around the country as Fulani people. The Governors, who met behind closed doors said, as much as they condemn the recent attacks in Enugu …

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Me And Niger Delta Avengers Have No Business – Tompolo Denies New Militancy Group

Ateke Tom boys are arriving to their camp 9 hidden in the mangrove in the Niger Delta in July 2009. | Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images Chief Government Ekpemukpolo aka Tompolo has dissociated himself from a fledging militant group in the Niger-Delta region named as Niger Delta Avengers. The group recently claimed responsibility for the attack on …

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Buhari’s Economic Policies Are Archaic – Ezekwesili Takes Swipe At President

FILE: Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Vice-President, Africa Region, World Bank, Washington DC in Access to Energy held During the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2009 | WEF Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says the economic policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government are “archaic”, comparing them …

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Bad News: Global Credit Rating Agency, Moody’s, Downgrades Nigeria

Moody’s Investors Service, better known as Moody’s, has finally downgraded Nigeria’s long-term issuer ratings from Ba3 to B1. B1, B2 and B3 are judged to “have speculative elements and a significant credit risk”, while Ba1, Ba2 and Ba3 are seen as “speculative and a high credit risk”. Moody’s has also assigned a stable outlook after concluding the review …

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Man Jailed For Beating Wife To Coma Over Refusal To Bear More Children

Stock Image An Apapa Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lagos state on Friday remanded one James Obinna, a driver of commercial bus (better known as Danfo) in prison for allegedly beating his wife, Ebere to coma over claims that she refused to bear more children after having three kids.The victim, a street hawker, had refused to …

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Video: Arsenal 1 – 0 Norwich City [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16

Danny Welbeck came off the bench to score the winner as Arsenal beat Norwich City 1-0 at the Emirates on Saturday. watch/download video: Arsenal 1 – 0 Norwich City [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16 The Gunners struggled until the introduction of the former Manchester United forward, and failed to have a shot on target in the first …

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‘For How Long Must Igbo People Continue To Suffer In The Hands Of Herdsmen?’

File: Nigerian women mourning a tragic incident | NAN Photo A group of women under the auspices of Igbo Women Assembly, IWA, have protested the proposed plans to reserve grazing lands or ranches for Fulani herdsmen in the South-East geopolitical zone. The women maintained that the plan would promote the more killings and raping of …

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