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Month: March 2021

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http://larock.co.uk/seven/ The Republic of Congo’s President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, has won a fresh term after winning a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition movement. Provisional results indicated that 77-year-old NGUESSO scored 88.57 percent of the vote in a first-round victory, with the turnout at 67.55 percent. Source[Reuters] Edited by George Ukaegbu

Rivers State Ministry of Health says it has  achieved 64 percent of the global fund target for Tuberculosis control between 2019- 2020  . The Commissioner for Health, Professor  PRINCEWILL CHIKE, made this known the World Tuberculosis Day broadcast in the state. CHIKE noted that 4,521 persons were successfully diagnosed and treated in 2020, assuring that […]

The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, MAI MALA BUNI, says his party’s ambition is to remain in power for eight terms — which amounts to 32 years. BUNI, who is also the governor of Yobe State, spoke in Abuja at the inauguration of the strategy committee of the […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says nearly five hundred thousand voters are eligible for the  Aba North/South Federal Constituency bye-election in Abia State. INEC National Electoral Commission and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, confirmed this in a statement. OKOYE noted that nearly all the sensitive and non-sensitive materials required for the […]

United States President JOE BIDEN  has called for a ban on assault weapons and tighter gun control measures after a mass shooting left 10 people dead in Colorado. BIDEN spoke before leaving Washington for Columbus, Ohio, a visit where he will mark the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act known as […]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, has accepted a petition filed by the Mutual Union of Tiv in America. The Deputy Speaker, AHMED WASE, had prevented the Gwer-East/Gwer-West Federal Constituency lawmaker, MARK GBILLAH, from laying the petition before the House. GBILLAH brought the petition back at the plenary and it was admitted […]

Rivers State Governor NYESOM WIKE has advocated the withdrawal of Nigerian Army troops attached to Very Important Persons, VIPs. Governor WIKE suggested to the Chief of Army of Staff, Lieutenant General IBRAHIM ATTAHIRU at the Government House in Port Harcourt the troops should instead be deployed to areas affected by the insurgency. The governor said […]

Pakistan is set to purchase its first 1 million-plus doses of Chinese Sinopharm and CanSino COVID vaccines by the end of March. The minister in charge of pandemic operations, ASAD UMAR said the government was in talks to purchase another seven million doses of the vaccines. The consignment is the first purchase of vaccines by […]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, has accepted a petition filed by the Mutual Union of Tiv in America. The Deputy Speaker, AHMED WASE, had prevented the Gwer-East/Gwer-West Federal Constituency lawmaker, MARK GBILLAH, from laying the petition before the House. GBILLAH brought the petition back at the plenary and it was admitted […]

The Rivers State House of Assembly is under lock and key as Parliamentary Staff, PASAN, working at the Assembly this morning embarked on an indefinite strike and picketing of the complex. As early as 6:30am today, the PASAN members gathered at the entrance of the complex and locked it following a directive of the national […]