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US freezes assets of Nigerians over romance scams

WASHINGTON— The US authorities say they have frozen the assets of six Nigerian nationals for cyber fraud amounting to about $6m. The fraudsters targeted American individuals and small businesses in an “elaborate scheme’’ of romantic fraud or by impersonating business executives. They allegedly received illegal money transfers and manipulated their victims to access their usernames, […]

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Edo Party Primaries and Concern for the Aged

Yesterday, June 17, 2020, Nigeria recorded the highest number of Covid-19 infections for one day. Available statistics suggest that although the government’s management of the pandemic has been relatively fair, vis a vis our warm weather conditions, the number of cases and deaths have not yet peaked. It is still going to take weeks/months before […]

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Building without government approval criminal says Physical Planning Board Chairman

Awka-Chairman, Anambra State Physical Planning Board (ANSPPB), Mr Chike Maduekwe says building without government approval in the state is a criminal offence. “Gov. Willie Obiano has warned several times against impunity of erecting structures in the state without government approval,’’ Mr Maduekwe, a Lawyer, said in an interview. He was reacting during demolition exercise embarked […]

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Anambra State Legislative Funds Management Bill scales 2nd reading

Awka-Bill for law to provide for management of funds of the Anambra State House of Assembly and related matters has scaled a second reading on June 16 at the legislative complex, Awka. The bill was sponsored by majority leader, Mr Nnamdi Okafor (Awka South1) and debate was conducted in support of the bill. The speaker, […]

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COVID-19: Ekiti Molecular Lab Commences Pilot Testing

Ekiti State Government has said that its recently inaugurated Molecular Laboratory, has been accredited and authorised to commence testing for Covid-19 infection. Also, the state is to initiate a pilot test among healthcare professionals who are at the frontline of battling the coronavirus in the State. The State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. […]

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FG lauds Obaseki’s sustained investment in education, as Edo readies for take-off of new college of education

The Federal Government has commended the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for his administration’s sustained investment in the state’s education sector, noting that the government’s intervention in the sector is responsible for the success of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme in the state. A Federal Government-delegation led by Education Secretary […]

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Commissioner for Public Utilities applaud Government on fight against COVID-19

Awka-Anambra State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr Emeka Ezenwanne has applauded Gov. Willie Obiano for being proactive and steadfast in the fight  against COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Ezenwanne, an engineer, made the commendation in his office during an interview with Information officers attached to his ministry. He urged people of the state to take responsibility and […]

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20 volunteers begin training for COVID-19 outreach, sensitisation in Onitsha

Onitsha-Volunteers numbering no fewer than 24 started a COVID-19 outreach and sensitisation training in Onitsha on June 17. The volunteers known as “Wellbeing Ambassadors’’ were being trained to deliver `outreach and sensitisation programmes,’ for early prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 within the Onitsha community. A Medical intervention group — the Onitsha COVID-19 Response Team (ORCCRT) […]

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Nigeria: Pres Buhari calls for patience to tackle bandits as violence spike

ABUJA— Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has urged for patience in the military’s fight against bandits in north-western states. Last week in Katsina state 150 gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on residents, looting shops and stealing cattle in the village of Kadisau. In a statement tweeted by his spokesperson, President Buhari said he had approved a […]

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Nigeria: Two children die as building collapses following mudslide after heavy downpour

ABUJA-Two children lost their lives after being trapped beneath the rubble of a single-storey building which collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State. Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour. He stated that the victims were […]