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Month: May 2021

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Traders and consumers at Mile One Market in Port Harcourt are lamenting over the high cost of perishable goods. Speaking to our correspondent who visited the market over the weekend, some of the traders lamented that price of perishable produce recorded an increase every day. Similarly, one of the traders ELIZABETH ONUOHA urged President MUHAMMADU […]

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a Brazil-based suspected drug baron, EJIOFOR ENWEREAKU, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos. The NDLEA operatives, who rejected a 24, 500-dollar bribe, had linked EJIOFOR to earlier seizure of cocaine worth 8billion naira on May 8th. In a statement, the NDLEA […]

Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld DONALD TRUMP’S ban from Facebook and Instagram. But it criticised the permanent nature of the ban as beyond the scope of Facebook’s normal penalties. It has ordered Facebook to review the decision and “justify a proportionate response” that is applied to everyone, including ordinary users and must respond within six […]

An Agricultural consultant Engineer CHARLES OKORO has commended federal government for approving 1.63-billion-naira for the procurement of poultry in Borno, Plateau, Yobe and Zamfara states. Engineer CHARLES OKORO who disclosed this when he featured as guests on Our Shadez Agrotainment, said the move has shown that the leaders in the states have interest in Agriculture […]

The Department of State Services says the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Reverend Father EJIKE MBAKA, is not in its custody. Spokesperson for DSS, PETER AFUNNAYA, made this known to newsmen. Recall that controversy trailed the whereabouts of the fiery cleric on Wednesday with a reported protest in Enugu State over MBAKA’S alleged […]

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to suspend the planned 2021 census until the insecurity situation in the country is addressed. The House presided over by Speaker FEMI GBAJABIAMILA advised the Federal Government to suspend the exercise till such a time the country was safe enough for it. This was disclosed […]

India has accounted for nearly half of the COVID-19 cases reported worldwide last week. The World Health Organization said this as the country’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record three thousand seven hundred and eighty deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. The WHO said in its weekly epidemiological report that India accounted for […]

The People Democratic Party, PDP, has tackled the presidency over the allegation that some Nigerians are plotting to forcefully remove the president. The presidency had said that some dissatisfied religious and political leaders were planning the removal of President MUHAMMADU BUHARI. However, PDP Publicity Secretary,KOLA OLOGBONDIYAN, urged the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) […]

Controversial Islamic cleric, AHMAD GUMI, wants the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to pay the 100 million naira demanded by the abductors of Greenfield University students, Kaduna state. The students are still in captivity after they were abducted on April 18 when gunmen attacked the school. The kidnappers have since killed five of the students […]

ON THE FOREIGN SCENE; The United Nations and European Union has called for calm and warned of the use of excessive force at protests against the administration of Colombian President IVAN DUQUE. This call came as protester deaths mounted and demonstrations continued overnight. The protests, originally called in opposition to a now-canceled tax reform, have […]