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Nkpor Junction: Sad memories of another blood spill

Days after Igbos, and indeed many Nigerians, continue to lament and condemn the unfortunate killings at the popular Nkpor Junction in Idemili North Local Government Area, near the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State on Monday, May 30, 2016 during the remembrance day of Biafran heroes and heroines who died during the 1967 civil war. It has, however, emerged that this was the second of a major blood spill at Nkpor Junction which is an intersection of roads linking Onitsha, Obosi, Umuoji, Ogidi and the expressway leading to Awka and Enugu.

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•Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen(c)

Oron Nation re-unites with rest of A’Ibom by road after years of neglect

Oron which was hitherto the nerve centre of maritime activities for the entire Oron Nation comprising Oruefong Oruko, Mbo, Okobo, Odung Uko, and even Calabar, had virtually lost its pride of place and capacity due to deplorable roads that used to connect those places with it for the supply of high quality sea foods at very reduced costs, especially as the use of engine boats to traverse the area was not too fashionable again because of sundry ugly occurrences in the waters.

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Mrs. Clara Ego Ibedu(2nd left) receiving the keys of the brand new 4-bedroom duplex she won under the auspices of the Fidelity Bank Save 4 Shelter promo

From account holder to house owner: The story of Lagos business woman

When Mrs Clara Ego Ibebu, an international business woman resident at Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, set out to open a savings account with Fidelity Bank Plc, she obviously was not thinking of or expecting any reward in the bargain. Her intention was to use the platform to save some of her excess earnings for the rainy day. Little did she know that the decision will culminate in a life changing event for her. In fact, that action has unexpectedly resulted in her being the proud owner of a gorgeous four-bedroom duplex in Lekki Gardens, Lagos State.

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The Ogoni long walk to freedom, by Aginighan

Founding Secretary, Ijaw National Congress (INC) and a former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Pastor P.Z. Aginighan, has described the launch of the clean-up of the Ogoni land and other oil impacted communities in the Niger Delta at Bodo City in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State by President Muhammadu Buhari, last Thursday, as in keeping with the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report.

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Lagos inland waterways: Boat operators protest prohibitive regulations

The Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria, ATBOWATON, has described as a healthy development a recent meeting at which they had the opportunity to rub minds with officials of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA and the Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, with the aim of improving water transportation on the inland waterways of Lagos.

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‘Toys will aid child-centred learning, preserve national heritage’

Mrs Bunmi Williams is the founder/CEO of Ethan and Harriet. The company which was founded in 2015, design and manufacture Nigerian-themed educational toys with the aim of promoting pride and knowledge of Nigeria in a fun way through play which ties in with its slogan ‘Knowledge Through Play’. In this interview, she explains the needs for educational toys in aiding learning and reasoning.

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