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Ranches remain the solution to herdsmen farmers clashes – Ortom

By Terver Akase Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has reiterated his call for the establishment of ranches as a way of ending frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country. Governor Ortom repeated his position when he appeared on ‘Weekend File,’ a network programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, …

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Total Exploration and Production conducts free medical services in Eastern Obolo, Akwa Ibom State.

DENNIS UDOMA, Uyo Communities in Eastern Obolo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have continued to benefit from mass free medical services, with over 2000 patients diagnosed and treated of various sicknesses including surgical operations, courtesy of NNPC/TEPNG, Port-Harcourt. The life saving medical outreach, which began on Monday, January …

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Stephanie Linus’ film ‘DRY’ selected for screening at the 24th Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, California

The Award wining new film ‘DRY’ produced, directed, and starring Nollywood’s A-List actress, Stephanie Linus kicks off the New Year with Hollywood buzz. After screening around the world, drawing attention while shining light on controversy and receiving acknowledgement from world leaders, Stephanie Linus’ recent production ‘DRY’ has been selected to …

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Consumption of Ogogoro: Two killed in Edo

AGENE GODWIN,Benin Two persons who took contaminated local gin, also known as ‘Ogogoro,’ have been killed in Ugieda, South Ibie in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state, while three other persons were hospitalised after taking the same substance. An eye-witness, Mr Lukman Rilwan said the five persons complained …

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(Opinion) 2016 World Cancer Day and a troubled world

Tayo Ogunbiyi A worldwide affair that takes place annually on 4th February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. Its aim is to save millions of needless deaths annually by increasing consciousness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to …

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EFCC operative arrested for extortion; FIRS Director nabbed for tax fraud

An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, deputy detective superintendent, DDS, has been arrested for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and personation. The officer was arrested on Monday January 25, 2016 following intelligence report alleging that he extorted the whopping sum of $150,000 from …

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Court denies Kanu, 2 others bail

A Federal High Court, Abuja, Friday dismissed the bail application of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPB) and founder, Radio Biafra. Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi charged along with Kanu were also denied bail. Delivering ruling, Justice John Tsoho held that the applicants failed to meet …

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Gov. Bello dissolves boards of parastatals, agencies in Kogi

This is contained in a statement issued in Lokoja by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr Edward Onoja. The statement noted that the dissolution takes immediate effect, directing the chairmen and Directors-General of the affected agencies to hand over government’s property in their possession to the most senior …

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Leadership crisis in PDP will be resolved next week – Metuh

National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, Friday, assured that the leadership crisis currently troubling the party will be resolved by next week, as he further maintained that the party has since overcome the initial trauma that accompanied the electoral setback of the 2015 general …

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