Hope rises for Enugu community without electricity for decades

After the decades-long challenge of grappling with the problem of lack of access to grid electricity, it now appears respite is on a clear perspective for the people Ugwu-Isiokwe, a hilly community in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, thanks to community efforts. Ugwu Isiokwe is within the larger Akama Oghe community; but while other areas have access to grid electricity, Ugwu Isiokwe has had to suffer a fate of lack. Anthonia Neke said that she was born “on this hill and has lived here all my life.” She…

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769 Osun workers enmeshed in certificate scandal

No fewer than 769 workers employed by the Osun State Government are enmeshed in a certificate scandal. This was contained in a statement signed by the supervisor for the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Adelani Baderinwa, and made available to journalists in Osogbo, the capital of the state on Friday. The statement highlighted that a consultancy firm, Captain Consultants, engaged five years ago by the Osun government to validate the credentials submitted by its workers, has completed its assignment and submitted its report. The report indicted 769 workers in various…

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I am not sleeping on duty – Buhari replies Rev. Mamza

The Presidency has described as unfair the comment by the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Rt. Rev. Fr. Stephen Mamza describing President Muhammadu Buhari as ”sleeping on duty as Commander-in-Chief.” Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. The presidential aide observed that it was unbecoming of a religious leader, like Mamza, to engage ”in an action that broke the old tradition of staying above politics”. He said: ”In an action that broke the old tradition of…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHEIKH IBRAHEEM ZAKZAKY AT 68; SHEIKH ZAKZAKY AND HIS WIFE SPENT 1,227 DAYS IN ILLEGAL DETENTION

Saturday 15th Sha’aban 1440 equivalent to 20th April, 2019 marks the 68th birthday of his Eminence, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) according to lunar calendar. On his 68th birthday, Sheikh Zakzaky also marks 1,224 days in illegal detention. We are celebrating the 68th birthday of our leader and at the same time protesting the illegal detention of the Sheikh and his wife, Zeenah Ibraheem. Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was born on 15 Sha’aban, 1372 (which corresponds to 5th May, 1953) at Zaria. The word “Zakzaky” meaning “Man from Zazzau” and Zazzau or…

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Tinubu’s vicious attack can only be mischief, or at best, playing to the gallery -Saraki

Yesterday, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, released another of his now well expected quarterly vicious attack on the person of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate. In the statement, one could see the master of media spins getting ensnared in his own game as he struggled to extricate himself from the narratives about the contest for leadership positions in the Ninth National Assembly. Since we have taken it for granted that Tinubu’s attack on Saraki every three months (Quarterly) will come as expected, we would just have ignored…

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UK Govt Reacts on the Killing of British Woman in Kaduna

The government of the United Kingdom, UK has reacted to the murder of its citizen in the recent attack on Kajuru, Kaduna state. The Police Command in Kaduna State identified the expatriate killed by suspected kidnappers in Kajuru as Miss Faye Mooney, a Briton. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo said Mooney was among the two people killed and three kidnapped on April 19 at a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area of the State. Reacting, a tweet on its official Twitter handle @UkinNigeria, the government said it was…

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Outrage! As IDP children feed on onion leaves to survive

CAN laments the situation in IDP camps ACF calls for immediate probe Intense hunger due to inadequate food items in an Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp in the outskirts of Bauchi State, has forced children to feed on onion leaves for survival. Reporters, who visited the camp, located about two km from Rindebin community in Bauchi Local Government Area, noted that the children, between the ages of three and five, looked pitiful as they consume the leaves. Meanwhile, the umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN,…

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2023: The Yorubas will produce the next president — Afenifere Group

Yesterday, group identified as the Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, in Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State has expressed absolute confidence that the Yoruba people would produce the next president of Nigeria come 2023. The State Coordinator of ARG, Mr. Bunmi Awotiku while speaking with  newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, noted that the body would play significant role in rallying the Yoruba nation for the realization of the 2023 agenda. He said: “The South West has been supportive of the policies and programmes of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and we shall continue to do so.…

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2 Nigerians Nabbed In A Hotel With Cocaine Enroute Saudi Arabia

Two speculated sedate dealers have been caught by the National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano Command. The suspects named Abdul Abubakar Mohammed and Ibrahim Mustapha, were captured with 2.927kg of cocaine, said to be the first of its sort in state Strutting the suspects before news men on Saturday in Kano, the Commander, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul said karma came up short on the two suspects after his men trailed them to a lodging on Katsina Road, in Fage Local Government Area of the state following two months of…

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We are in a dilemma, We live In A Country Where There’s No President – Catholic Bishop of Yola

Reverend Stephen Mamza, presiding Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, has said the unabated killings, insurgencies, violent crimes, and conflict across the country indicate that President Muhammadu Buhari has been sleeping on duty as the nation’s Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. NNU got this when the Catholic bishop, was speaking on the occasion of Easter, he thus regretted the recent attacks on Adamawa, Benue, Zamfara, Nasarawa states and Southern Kaduna. Describing as unfortunate the inability of security agencies to stop these attacks despite available information to them before the attacks. Mamza…

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