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Onitsha pro-Biafra protests: Northern governors move to avert spread, sue for peace

ABDULLAHI ISAH, Maiduguri Following Wednesday’s violence that led to the alleged burning of places of worship in the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State, the 19-member Northern Governors Forum, Thursday, approved undisclosed security measures with a view to averting spread of violence to the northern parts of the country. …

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PDP fixes national convention for March 19

National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced March 19, 2016 as date for the party’s national convention. New members of the National Working Committee (NWC) are expected to emerge at the convention. According to a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa …

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EFCC arraigns ex-NIMASA D-G, 9 others over alleged N1.153bn scam

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, arraigned a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi; and seven other staff of the agency including; Captain Ezekiel Agaba, Executive Director, and their two companies before  Justice Salihu Sa’idu of the Federal High Court …

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Airtel, Pass.ng reward outstanding UTME candidates, Dec 4

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has thrown its weight behind the maiden edition of the Pass.ng Excellence Award 2015, organized by examination preparatory and e-testing platform, Pass.ng, to honour 10 outstanding candidates in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) JAMB examination. The Pass.ng award is aimed at promoting and …

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(Opinion) A North painted by Kukah

By Bola Bolawole The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, appears to have found his voice again. Kukah and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) president, Ayo Oritsejafor, were two prominent and outspoken Christian leaders whose perceived open romance with, and partisan support of, former President Goodluck Jonathan attracted …

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