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Onitsha traders protest illegal levy

By Enyim Enyim Onitsha  – Onitsha traders in Ose Okwuodu market have protested the imposition of N500 levy by the new market executive,  recently installed by the Anambra state government. The traders in a peaceful protest marched through the major streets of Onitsha. Mr R. L O Fidelis, who led the protest said, they were
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Group demands release of detained BRT workers

By Ifunanya Okafor Lagos – CAMPAIGN for Democratic Workers Rights (CDWR) has called on the Lagos State government, authorities of the Lagos State Police Command and Lagbus Assest Management Limited to release the remaining five of the seven BRT workers arrested on Monday during a strike and protest over improved conditions of service. The group
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Oil workers seek guided deregulation of downstream

By Victor Ahiuma-Young Lagos-The two unions in the nation’s petroleum industry, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), have petitioned the Federal Government, lamenting that their position on government planned deregulation of the downstream oil industry had unfortunately been interpreted by
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No amount of blackmail can deter me – Ohakim

By Chidi Nkwopara Owerri – Imo State Governor, Chief  Ikedi Ohakim, has said that no amount of blackmail or falsehood will deter him from accomplishing his administration’s set goals for the people of the state. Ohakim stated this while addressing Imo political stakeholders at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Owerri. “It is most unfortunate
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Nigeria UNICEF programmes get N1.2bn from Japan

By Chioma Obinna The United Nations Children’s Fund  (UNICEF), yesterday, received a grant of N1.2 billion (US $ 8.5 million) from the Japanese government for its child survival programmes in Nigeria. The grant is for polio eradication, routine immunisation and the prevention of malaria. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Nigeria, Mr. Toshitsugu
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50th BON General Assembly ends

…ban on electronic media newspapers review lifted By Isiaka Oyibo Lokoja -  The  50th General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) yesterday rose from a two-day meeting in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital and lifted with immediate effect the ban on newspapers review by electronic media, just as it urged media owners in
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Thugs attack PDP decampee in Edo

FOR pitching camp with the Action Congress (AC) in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and ward one youth leader, Mr. Lukeman Balogun (alias Adole), was yesterday attacked by suspected thugs said to have come from Ugboshi-Ele at Okpe junction in Igarra.

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