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Oyovbaire slams FG over planned PTI in Kaduna

Speaking in an interview with Vanguard at Asaba, Prof Oyovbaire said, “to the best of my knowledge, the concept is wrong and you see, such related institutions and industries should be sited where oil is found, and that should be anywhere else in Niger-Delta if addition is to the be made to the one in Effurun, Delta State that is yearning for expansion”

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Commissioner identifies barriers against maternal mortality

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Sokoto – The Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jabbi Kilgore, has identified three barriers that militate against maternal and child survival in northern Nigeria, which he argued should be tackled urgently in order to check the alarming mortality rates. Speaking at a three-day leadership development retreat organised by Centre for Development
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Group alleges bias in judicial appointments

By Emma Arubi WARRI — MEMBERS of the Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, yesterday, aligned itself with the position of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in condemning the appointment of children and relations of serving, influential or retired appellate court judges to positions far beyond their judicial capacity in the nations judicial system.

A/Ibom commissioner proposes re-branding schools

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Social Re-orientation, Mr. Aniekan Umana, has called for the re-introduction of the assembly hall system as well as the compulsory teaching of moral and religious education in all schools in the country as part of the re-branding agenda to stem the rising tide of moral laxity, cultural erosion, greed and high level decay in the entire fabric of the society.

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They’re after my life, Apugo cries out

By  Anayo Okoli Umuahia—A MEMBER of Board of Trustee (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a chieftain of the party in Abia state, Prince Benjamin Apugo, yesterday raised alarm over alleged threat to his life. He is accusing the Abia state government of threatening him for criticizing the performance of the government in
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Timber dealers attack C-River anti-deforestation task force men

There has been growing conflict between the timber dealers and the Anti-deforestation Task Force since it was set up. It came to a head Tuesday, July 22nd, when some timber dealers attacked men of the task force, inflicting bodily harm on the team leader of the Ikom Surveillance Unit of the task Force, Mr. Effa Okongo when the unit accosted a pontoon loaded with timber on its way to Lagos.

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Protest rally: NLC apologises to Chime

By Tony Edike ENUGU—THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Enugu state council has apologized to Governor Sullivan Chime over the unsavoury remarks reportedly made by the NLC leadership following the Governor’s inability to receive the protest rally by labour and civil society organisations on July 17, 2009. In a statement by the Chairman, Mr Chris Ani,
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Govt urged to revive interest in Mathematics

Lamenting the decline, which the firm said had led to increased failures of the subject in examinations, Manager, Community Relations and Development of the firm, Mr. Andy Odeh, who spoke during the finals of a Mathematics quiz competition organized by the firm in partnership with the Rivers State government for some secondary schools in the state, urged government, school authorities, parents and other stakeholders to take up the challenge to reawaken interest in the subject among students.

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