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Zulum passes night in attacked Damasak, meets soldiers, re-equips security with 12 APC, patrol vehicles

  Nigerian military reinforces troops in Damasak as Boko Haram informants intensify ‘criminal’ activities Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was in Damasak, from Thursday to Friday, after the town was attacked on Tuesday, by Boko Haram insurgents, killing 20 persons and injuring 21. Zulum traveled alongside Senator Abubakar …

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Angolan journalist Jorge Manuel arrested, detained for 5 days while reporting on evictions

New York, April 15, 2021 Angolan authorities must refrain from arresting members of the press covering public events, and should return all equipment confiscated from journalist Jorge Manuel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On April 7, police officers arrested Manuel, a reporter for the Radio Despertar broadcaster, while …

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Sylva moves to avert looming strike threatening Chevron’s 140,000 bpd output

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has taken steps to avert an impending industrial action at Agbami Offshore Oilfield operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL). Mr Lumumba Okugbawa, General-Secretary of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), said this in a telephone conversation on Wednesday …

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EFCC grants Okorocha bail

Former Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, who has been in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detention since Tuesday, has been granted bail. A statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his Special Adviser on Media, announced that Okorocha, the senator representing Imo West (Orlu) senatorial district “is out of the …

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Broadband crucial for Nigeria’s economic growth – Osinbajo

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, April 15, 2021 Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says internet access and broadband penetration will become existential in the nearest future and will determine Nigeria’s competitiveness in the global economy. The vice president said the recognition of the importance of internet access and broadband penetration, among others, …

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