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7-yr-old boy kidnapped in Ebonyi

Abakaliki—In spite of the passage of a law prescribing death penalty for kidnapping in Ebonyi State, there has been an upsurge in the criminal activity. A seven-year-old nursery school pupil, son of a banker was kidnapped in Abakaliki on Wednesday. An eye-witness, who preferred anonymity, told newsmen that the kidnappers, numbering three visited the banker’s
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12 Adamawa LGAs to benefit from NAPEP programme

By Umar Yusuf YOLA— Twelve of the 21 Local Government Areas in Adamawa State are to benefit from the “In Care of the People (COPE) poverty alleviation programme of the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP). Under the programme, 1,000 households in the selected council areas would benefit from the N72 million released by the Federal
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FDI from Germany in 2008 put at 138m Euro

THE Germany Embassy said in Abuja on Wednesday that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from that country to Nigeria in 2008 was 138 million Euro. Mr Cord Busche, the First Secretary, Press and Cultural Section, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the forthcoming 2ndGerman-Nigeria Business Forum coming up in Abuja from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10.

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Why deregulation is the way forward

From the portents and signals, Nigeria seems not far from the throes of another contrived eruption. Already, there’s a lot of sabre rattling that reminds one of those days in school when the aluta continua slogan was ‘we no go gree o, we no go gree!’ Self appointed champions of the people are already positioning themselves for talk shows, interviews, even street demonstrations where they will rail against the evil of deregulation.

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UPTH raises hope of childbirth for women

By George Onah Port Harcourt— Women in Nigeria who cannot get pregnant due to natural causes or diseases could now be assisted to get pregnant and produce babies through medically-assisted reproduction system, Chief Medical Director, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Dr. U. S. Etawo, has said. Also, the institution has concluded arrangements to commence
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Tribunal threatens Ribadu’s arrest

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu may soon be arraigned over his alleged failure to declare his personal assets while in office, as the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which is prosecuting him, yesterday, said it would issue a bench warrant for his arrest,
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