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Christmas: Ebonyi Governor’s Wife facilitates release of 53 inmates The Ebonyi Governor’s wife, Mrs Marymaudline Nwifuru, has facilitated the release of 53 inmates from Abakaliki Correction Service. Mrs Nwifuru on Wednesday, said that the intervention was prompted by her visit to the center last October where she discovered that some persons were convicted with option of fine
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Ohanaeze recognises Umahi as political leader of Southeast The factional apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has recognised the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, as the political leader of the Southeast region, just like the late Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, Dr. Alex Ekwueme and other prominent figures during their time. In a statement, yesterday, by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu
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Rivers State political crisis: A threat to national security The unfolding political drama poses a deep and serious threat to public safety and our nation’s security, hence I could not disagree more with those criticizing the president for intervening to ensure peace and tranquility reigns in Rivers State and Nigeria. The president of Nigeria, notwithstanding the occupant
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Yuletide: Police ban sales, use of fireworks in Nasarawa State The police command in Nasarawa State has banned the sale and use of fireworks in the state during the yuletide. Mr Umar Nadada, the state Commissioner of Police (CP) said this in a statement signed by DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on Thursday
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C’River: NSCDC arrest 63 suspects, secures 4 conviction in 2023 The Cross River Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 63 suspects in 2023 over cases of illegal mining, armoured cable theft, vandalism of public infrastructure and crude oil theft. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Charles Brown, however, said in
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Guinean bags two-year jail term in Nigeria for wildlife trafficking A native of Guinea identified as Mamoduo Barete has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in Nigeria for wildlife trafficking. The Nigeria Customs Service in a statement on Thursday confirmed this after Justice Yelim Bogoro of the Federal High Court, Lagos convicted and sentenced Barete for trafficking
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Nigerian Army lay former COAS Maj. General Chris Ali to rest The Nigerian Army has laid to rest the Former Chief of Army Staff, Major General Chris Ali at the National Military Cemetery, in Abuja on Wednesday 20th December 2023 in military tradition and honours. At the burial mass earlier held at the St. Joseph Military Catholic
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Israel strike kills head of Gaza side of border crossing: Hamas An Israeli strike killed the head of the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing on Thursday, Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip said. Crossing director Bassem Ghaben and three other people were killed as Israeli aircraft targeted the infrastructure, the crossing's authority and the
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Super League promoters announce plans for ’64 club’ tournament The promoters of the breakaway European Super League on Thursday announced plans for a new 64-team men’s tournament, following the European Court of Justice ruling that UEFA broke EU law in blocking the rival competition. A22 Sports Management, which was set up in late 2022 to promote the
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Two dead as train hits workers in Slovenia Two workers died, and several others were injured, on Thursday when a train ran into them while they were doing maintainance work on tracks in southern Slovenia, officials said. The accident occurred in the Postojna municipality, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of the capital Ljubljana, the country’s disaster
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