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Gully erosion threatens Alex Ekwueme’s family home

NNEWI—THE family house of the former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme is being threatened by gully erosion that cuts across Nanka in Aguata Local Government Area and Oko in Orumba North Local Government Area in Anambra State. The erosion menace, which had rendered hundreds of residents of the community homeless, had now deeply eaten into Ekweme family land even as they would soon be driven out if urgent steps were not taken to stop the menace.

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Man kills, buries pregnant girl-friend

THe SHOCK, which engulfed the people of Ezeakam, Eziudo community in Ezinihitte Local Government Area of Imo State, still persists as news of how a young man from the community, allegedly killed his pregnant girl friend through the administration of a local concoction spread in the community. The deceased 25-year old lady, who was identified as Chinonye Ella, was allegedly dating the 39-year old Chamberlin Ojoko before she died July 20, 2015.

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UNIZIK students produce mini bus

EKWULOBIA—VICE Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka , Prof. Joseph Ahaneku is a happy man now following the feat achieved by his students. This was because the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the university had again proved that it was not just good in theory but also in the practical aspect of their studies. Seven graduating students from the department constructed a “made in Nigeria” mini bus to the satisfaction of the university community.

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50 Anambra disabled persons receive training from NGO, Obiano’s wife

AWKA—THE South Saharan Social Development Organization, SSDO, a non –governmental organization, NGO, and the wife of Anambra State governor, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, have put smiles on the faces of 50 persons with disabilities by empowering them with equipment and seed money to start mobile phone repaid business. The beneficiaries, comprising 30 males and 20 females drawn from various parts of Anambra State, were trained for three months at the Aguleri Rehabilitation Centre by SSDO, with the support of Oxfam Novib, an international donor agency.

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Thriving oil theft: Why no end in sight

IN a determined bid to carry out the Federal Government’s order to put crude oil thieves out of business the military, particularly the Navy, has since intensified its offensives to locate and to destroy all equipment or products belonging to illicit refinery operators caught in the act. In the Central Naval Command, CNC, hub of Nigeria’s oil/gas production and highest with records of oil thefts, hardly a week passes without the Navy torching large wooden boats laden with volumes of stolen crude as well as locally fabricated refining machinery and thousands of litres of refined products, mostly diesel abandoned by the clandestine operators.

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Abandoned N11bn Regeneration Plan: Why Apapa gridlock will persist

Three years after the Apapa regeneration plan was drawn, the project estimated to gulp N11 billion has failed to see the light of the day, inspite of several efforts to achieve the dream. The Federal Government has been under attack over Apapa Port and Oshodi- Apapa Expressway gridlock by stakeholders including Lagos state government over failure to keep to an earlier partnership agreement with the state government on the regeneration project of Apapa axis, estimated to cost N11 billion.

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