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Gunmen kill 2 policemen on patrol in Anambra

Two policemen were on Thursday shot dead in separate incidents by yet to be identified gunmen in Anambra The shootings occurred just a day after...

Nigerian troops arrest 20 IPOB militias after Orlu attack

Nigerian Armed Forces have nabbed 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, after attacks on soldiers and civilians in Orlu Local Government Area of Kano State.

Southeast governors wade into Ozodinma, Okorocha squabble

The South-East Governors Forum has waded into the impasse between the Imo government and the state’s former governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha.

Tension as Nigerian lecturer slumps, dies during class

The management of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, AIFCE, has confirmed the death of a senior lecturer, simply identified as Mr Echetama, who slumped and died in a lecture hall on Tuesday.

EFCC arrests 20 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

New Nigerian airline begins operation Friday

A new entrant into Nigeria’s scheduled domestic air operations, United Nigeria Airline, will conduct its inaugural flight on Friday, February 12.

Buhari flags-off $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line, ordering  the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements for the construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

Ex-CAS Abubakar flies out of NAF, says ‘I thank God for exceptional privilege of serving since 2015’

Outgone Chief of Air Staff Sadique Abubakar on Tuesday in Abuja flew out of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, having served as the 20th Chief of Air Staff.

Jelani Aliyu inspects NADDC’s ongoing Automotive Centre of Excellence project in Sokoto

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, has continued his inspection tour of ongoing projects across the country with a visit to the Automotive Centre of Excellence and Service Hub in Sokoto State.

Second wave: Nurse calls for improved COVID-19 education

A registered nurse, Edith Declan, has appealed to both the Federal and state governments to improve on educating the public on measures to curtail COVID-19 transmission and thus  strengthen Nigeria in fighting the second wave.

NDLEA seizes over 959.6kg illicit drugs, arrests 165 suspected peddlers

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Imo State says it seized illicit drugs weighing about 959.677 kilogrammes and arrested 165 suspected drug peddlers comprising, 145 males and 20 females in the year 2020.

INEC declares APC winner of Imo North senatorial by-election without candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Dec. 5, Okigwe senatorial by-election. Announcing the result, the...

Imo senatorial by-election: Court sacks Araraume as APC candidate, reinstates Ibezim

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri in Imo has sacked Sen. Ifeanyi Araraume as candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Imo North senatorial by-election slated for December 5.

Imo governor, Hope Uzodinma, launches rabbits empowerment scheme

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has flagged off rabbits empowerment scheme for the youths in the state. Speaking at the flag-off ceremony on...

We’re ready for Imo North senatorial by-election — INEC

Retired Air Vice Marshall Ahmed Muazu, acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says the commission is ready to conduct the Imo North senatorial by-election slated for Dec. 5.

EFCC arraigns Rochas commissioner for stealing N180m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office on Thursday arraigned Lasberry Okafor Anyanwu before Justice E.F Njemanze of the Imo State...

NADDC partners 3 Nigerian varsities on Electric Vehicles – Jelani Aliyu

The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Agency, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu has said that the agency in collaboration with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Lagos and Usman DanFodio University, is piloting a program on Electric Vehicle Technology Transfer.

Dana Air to resume flight July 9

Dana Air has announced the resumption of its flight services on July 9, 2020, following the recent re-opening of the airports by the Federal Government.

2 people killed as 8-storey building collapses in Imo

An eight-storey building under construction in Owerri, Imo capital on Thursday collapsed claiming two lives, with many others injured, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Igbo youths advise Buhari on Abba Kyari’s replacement

The Igbo Youth Assembly, IYA, worldwide, a socio-cultural youth organisation, has urged  President Muhammadu Buhari to look out for core qualities of patriotism and dependability in appointing a replacement for his late Chief of Staff, CoS, Abba Kyari.

CBN returns over N60bn excess bank charges to customers

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said that it has recovered over N60 billion from erring banks as excessive charges imposed on customers.

Finally, APC suspends Rochas Okorocha

Barely a month to the general elections, the Imo chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress has suspended Governor Rochas Okorocha for anti-party activities.

4 policemen arrested for ‘robbery’

Four policemen attached to Ijanikin Division, Badagry, have been arrested for allegedly robbing a Togo based Nigerian man of his CFA 350,000.

SAHCOL step bumps into Arik aircraft, another grounded in Owerri

Mr Ola said Arik Air had reported both incidents to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, in line with standard operating procedure and the airline’s high safety standards.

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