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Umahi releases woman held in prison for stealing N400 cocoa yam; Says Abakaliki Prisons not fit for humans; Offers to build new Prison

A woman held at the Abakaliki Prisons for allegedly stealing cocoa yam worth N400 has been released on the orders of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Umahi ordered her freedom after being briefed on Friday by the National Human Rights Commission on the outcome of its investigation into the …

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Re-evaluating the Boko Haram Conflict By Jideofor Adibe

This piece was first published by Brookings’ Institution on its blog on February 29 2016 (https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2016/02/29/re-evaluating-the-boko-haram-conflict/). I have edited it for space. I decided to republish it following a report by Premium Times of October 26 2016 that the Army has instituted a probe into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance …

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Anchor Insurance records 14 per cent investment growth in 2015; Floats Employee Loss of Employment Insurance Scheme (See pictures from AGM)

Dennis Udoma Anchor Insurance Company Limited has announced a growth rate of 14 per cent as investment income for 2015. Chairman, Board of Directors of the company, Dr Elijah Akpan made this known during the Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at Le’ Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa …

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$2.6BN Badagry Deep Sea Port will be turning point for economic growth – Ambode …Says funding for 10-Lane Mile 2-Badagry highway expansion at advanced stage

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday expressed optimism that the $2.6bn Badagry Deep Sea Port Project would be a major turning point that would go a long way to bring about global growth to Nigerian waters and by extension the nation’s economy. The Governor, who spoke shortly after …

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NLNG, Navy commission co-funded Navy School hostel in Calabar

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and the Nigerian Navy recently commissioned a public-private partnership funded hostel at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Akpab-Uyo, Calabar as part of the company’s contribution to the development of education in Nigeria. The 320 capacity boys hostel facility, which was taken over by NLNG for completion …

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