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We will investigate invasion of Owerri land by militants — Iwuanyawu

…As Owerri people invoke their ancestors By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyawu, said yesterday that the alleged invasion of Owerri land by militants from Ohaji/Egbema, during the demolition of Eke ukwu market, would be investigated. Owerri elders and the Oha at the grave of their ancestor, …

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Ghana, S. Africa in trouble as Nigeria set to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place, but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks. Current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored one goal and created another as Nigeria overwhelmed Cameroon 4-0 in southeast …

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Breaking: FC Ifeanyi Ubah bus in road accident, two players unconscious, others injured

By Anthony Ogbonna A bus conveying FC Ifeanyi Ubah team players and some officials to to Ijebu Ode to honour the NPFL Matchday 36 fixture with Sunshine Stars billed for this Sunday, 3rd of September, 2017 has, Friday, involved in a road accident. Two of the players became unconscious while …

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Dirty secrets in the cut-off war

By Azu IshiekweneANYONE reading the papers last week will be forgiven to think that the worst demons from hell have descended on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Cut-off points I have never liked JAMB, not because I ever attempted to take its exam or failed it. I guess …

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Nigeria to join carbon emissions implementation scheme by 2021

The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ,NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman has said  that Nigeria will join C02 Emissions Mitigation Measures and Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) implementation when  the pilot phase takes off in 2021as  the International Civil Organisation ,ICAO, has been duly …

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Fuel scarcity looms as marketers blame FG for drop in downstream operations

By Ediri EjohOIL marketers, yesterday, blamed the Federal Government’s policies for the dwindling importation of petroleum products as well as low operations in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry. This was their reaction to the impending mass sack of oil workers in the industry. A man carries jerrycans to …

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The national consciousness has shifted — Ade Bakare

Nigerian-British fashion designer and creative director, Ade Bakare Couture, has been in the industry for two decades. He speaks to WO on why government should get involved in fashion, and other matters. By Chris Onuoha •Ade Bakare THE fashion industry in the country has picked up in more recent times, …

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BoI, Oxfam partner to empower 4,000 farmers

THE Bank of Industry (BoI) has signed a partnership agreement with Oxfam to disburse N200 million to empower about 4,000 farmers in Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau States, under the Federal Government’s Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). The fund will be disbursed through Oxfam’s Village Saving and Loan Associations. GEEP …

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Tambuwal releases N680m for pensions, gratuities

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Sokoto—Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the release of N680 million for the settlement of accumulated pensions for teachers, local government staff and severance gratuity for former councillors in the state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji …

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Evans coerced to plea guilty, says lawyer as Lagos lists 10 witnesses

By Abdulwahab AbdulahThe Police super cop, ACP Abba Kyari has been listed among ten other witnesses lined up by the Lagos State government to prove the case of conspiracy and kidnapping pressed against Chukwudumeme Onwamadike, aka Evans and five others. Already, he and two other co accused persons have pleaded …

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