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April 22, 2018

Nigerian youth are lazy, uneducated – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday criticised the attitude of some Nigerian youth, saying they were “only hustling to get on the gravy train.” “More than 60 per cent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free,” Mr Buhari was quoted as saying by The Cable during a panel appearance with world leaders at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London. The president’s comment adds to an earlier one he made…

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Sex for Marks: OAU lecturers demand probe of professor

Sex for Marks - OAU lecturers demand probe of professor

  The Chairman, Congress of University Academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Dr Niyi Sumonu, has spoken on the case involving a  professor at the university, Richard Akindele, accused of requesting for sex from a female student in order to raise her scores. Professor Akindele was on Monday fingered in sex allegations after leaked conversation between him and the student emerged online. In the said phone conversation, the professor could be heard asking the student to have sex with him five times to upgrade her score from 33 to a pass mark. Reacting, Sumonu asked the university to…

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Bank Manager, brother drown during picnic

Bank Manager and brother drown during picnic

  The Manager of Skye Bank, Abak Road Branch, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ubong Ekpe and his brother have been reported drowned. It was gathered that Ubong, who was on a picnic with his wife and children, drowned along with his brother, Francis, at the Ibeno Beach, Iwuokpom community, in the Ibeno Local Government Area of the state. Ubong was said to have entered into the beach to swim. But after some minutes, he did not surface from the water . His brother,Francis, who attempted to save him by also diving into the beach, drowned as well. There was…

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Factory Brewing Fake Malt, Stout Uncovered

Factory Brewing Fake Malt Stout Uncovered

  The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday uncovered an illegal brewery where malt drinks and fake stout are produced at Egbe-Afa, Igbobo area of Ikorodu in Lagos. Five of the suspects behind the factory were also arrested by a team led by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who took newsmen to the scene of the crime. It was discovered that the illegal brewery produced malt drinks, stout and Ethanol which they pump into trucks to bottle at another location. According to Imohimi, the suspects would be further interrogated to know where the drinks were bottled and…

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I made over N100m from kidnapping, my ‘Oga’ has killed many people – Herdsman confesses

  A Fulani herdsman, identified as Muritala Umaru, has confessed to making over N100 million through kidnapping in Edo State. The state Police Command paraded the notorious kidnapper, yesterday. The State Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, described him as a kidnapper, who disguised as one of the herdsmen. “The man has been in and out of prison. He has kidnapped in Edo and other states. The prison official he kidnapped identified him,” he said. He said Umaru was arrested with an AK-47 rifle, breech number KO340119 and 10 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. The suspect confessed that he began kidnapping four years…

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2019: Why I want to come again – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari says he has too many unfinished business to complete and that majority of Nigerians like him. That is why he is coming out again in 2019. But this decision has angered many people. Buhari made his declaration for a second tenure during a meeting with the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) , Monday, and reiterated it two days later, in London, when the Archbishop of Canterbury His Grace Justin Wellby, paid him a courtesy call. “I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run…

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Prosecute IPOB members’ killers, Ohanaeze tells Army

  The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural body of the Igbo, has called for the prosecution of soldiers involved in an alleged extra-judicial killing of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra during the recent Operation Python Dance in the South-East. The President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, said the organisation had raised the issue with the leadership of the Nigerian Army. Speaking during a ‘Night of Tributes’ for the late Biafran war commander and former Secretary General of Ohanaeze, Col. Joe Achuzia, at Enugu Sports Club, Nwodo said soldiers who flouted the army’s rules of engagement during the…

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Army bars Soldiers from attending Church, Mosque outside Barracks

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has barred officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army from attending church and mosque services outside the barracks. Buratai also announced the setting up of a special standing court martial in preparation for the upcoming 2019 general election, to investigate and try army personnel found to be partisan and hobnobbing with politicians. This is coming just as he warned personnel, whom he said were “sympathetic,” to political, religious and ethnic groups, to voluntarily retire from service or have themselves to blame. Buratai gave the warning at the opening of the Chief…

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Buhari should go and rest,  he has “expired” – Anglican bishop

Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, has launched an attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over its failure to curb corruption.

The Archbishop, Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has warned Nigerians against re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. He said Buhari’s reelection would perpetuate suffering and evil in the country. Chukwuma, who reiterated his earlier call on Buhari to quit at the expiration of his tenure in 2019, stated that accepting to re-contest the position might lead to his “disastrous end”, as according to him, “he has brought more tears and weeping on the people.” Speaking with reporters  in Enugu shortly after a service of songs in honour of the late Rev. Canon Chris Nwezi, at the…

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Family values declining in Igboland – Claretian Priest

Family values declining in Igboland - Claretian Priest

  The moral and ethical values and principles traditionally upheld and transmitted in Igbo society such as hardwork, honesty, prudence, self-worth, family pride, integrity, fear of God etc, are dying gradually in Igboland. A Claretian Priest, Rev. Fr. Cletus Uche cmf raised the alarm during a Retreat for Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba, Sancta Maria Sub-Council Owerri. The Lenten Retreat took place at St. Mary Claret Parish, New Owerri. Fr. Uche observed that these core values of Ndigbo are progressively being abandoned rather than being reinforced as parents are no longer interested in transmitting the values which have major…

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  Bishop Kukah berates political class over primitive accumulation

Bishop Kukah berates political class over primitive accumulation

  Says Buhari does not share in the suffering of the people The Catholic bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has appealed to governors and other politicians to please abandon the spirit of selfish accumulation and embrace the principles of integrity and genuine service of our country. In his Easter  message titled: “Easter Message to Mr. President and all Nigerians”, Kukah said, the average age of Governors and Legislators across the country is 50. These are the years of dreams, maturity, sacrifice, patriotism and self-giving. But, sadly, they do not seem to be ready to depart from the…

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Lassa fever kills doctor, another in Umuahia On April 3

Lassa-fever-Nigeria

  A female doctor with the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Umuahia, Abia State has reportedly died from Lassa fever alongside a baby. The death of the doctor at Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State was confirmed by the Chief Medical Director of FMC, Umuahia, Dr Abali Chukwu, but he could not say if she contracted the fever at FMC or a private hospital. The deceased doctor, a female, was just less than two months old in the hospital, having been engaged last February. It was learned that her husband also works in the hospital. Chukwu said that all the persons, who…

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36 bag First Class in FUTO

  Out of the 2,325 graduands in the 2016/2017 class of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), 36 made First Class, 914 – Second Class Upper, 1,170 – Second Class Lower while 49 scored Third Class. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Francis Eze disclosed this on April 3 during a press briefing for the 30th convocation ceremony of the university held on Friday April 6. Prof. Eze also said that 438 would be conferred with Post Graduate degrees and diplomas. A breakdown of the higher degrees shows that 46 will be conferred with Ph.D, 250 – Masters Degree…

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Catholic Secretariat demands Leah’s release

Leah Sharibu

  THE Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts towards immediate and safe release of abducted Dapchi student, Leah Sharibu. Sharibu was one of the 110 students abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists from their school in Dapchi on February 19. One hundred and four of the abducted students were later released, with five of them dying in captivity, while 15 year-old Miss Sharibu was reportedly denied freedom on the grounds of her refusal to renounce her Christian faith. Secretary General of the CSN, Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, in a statement, described the continued…

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Stop Pitting Catholic Church against APC 

  APC Chieftain warns Okorocha   THE Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu has pleaded with Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha to stop pitting the Catholic Church against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and, by extension, President Muhammadu Buhari. Okechukwu said he was pained to read a report credited to the governor where he allegedly ‘dared, Archbishop Anthony Obinna, saying that the Catholic prelate cannot install an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as governor in Imo State in 2019. The APC chieftain urged the people of Imo State and Ndigbo worldwide not to take Okorocha as…

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Southern Youths Wings of CAN condemns herdsmen killings

Gov. Samuel Orton of Benue state presenting an award of recognition to the Southern YOWICAN Chairman, Barr. Oluchukwu Ijere Nnabugwu for his friendship to Benue state government

  …… Condoles with Benue state government The Southern Youths wing of Christain Associations of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned in its entirety the recent massacre killings by Fulani herdsmen in the country. In a press release made available to newsmen in Owerri recently, the President of the Southern Youth Wing of CAN, Barr. Oluchukwu Nnabugwu noted that since 2016 still date more persons have died in clashes with herdsmen than in Boko Haram especially in states like Benue, Adamawa, Ekiki, Imo, zamfara, Enugu and Delta. Saddled by this, he disclosed that the Youths Christain Association has commenced the visit to…

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Bishop Bagobiri the charismatic shepherd, Monk returns to his maker @ 60

Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri

  The world stood still on the ides of March when the Chief Shepherd of Kafanchan Diocese, Most Reverend Dr  Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, MFR, was committed to mother earth having transited to heaven on  Tuesday the 27th day of February 2018. Over 100,000 mourners including about 3,000 Priests and Bishops thronged the Kafanchan Stadium on the 15th of March  to bid farewell to this Courageous and highly charismatic man of God of Southern Kaduna extraction, who also was the voice of hope, voice of the voiceless and the  voice against  the killings and persecution of northern Christians. Bishop Bagobiri, the…

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The lies against Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri by Engr. Obinna Nshirim

Engr Obinna Nshirim

  We understand that there are public officers who must become praise singers and sycophants of Governor Rochas Okorochas Government to keep their jobs. Engr. Obinna Nshirim is one of them. We are not really worried about his sycophancy; if that is the only trade he needs to feed his family. Our concern is telling lies and rubbishing the image of the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri and the Archdiocese just to retain his job. Engr Nshirim, Adviser to Governor Rochas on Public Affairs and Enlightenment was a guest at Hot. 99.5 FM Radio Owerri on Wednesday March 14, 2018 during…

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Imo Guber: We’ll resist imposition of Okorocha’s Son-inlaw – Ex-Governor Udenwa

  Former governor of Imo State, Chief Achike Udenwa has called on the people of Imo State to resist the imposition of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son in-law, Mr Uche Nwosu on the state. He made the call in an interview he granted Willy Eya of Saturday Sun newspaper (March 24, 2018)   Excerpts: You were governor of Imo for eight years and your state has been in the news for many controversial reasons. The most recent is the endorsement of the Imo government Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, by Governor Rochas Okorocha. As a son in-law to the governor, his…

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Dapchi: Boko Haram withholds Christian girl for refusing to convert to Islam

Leah Sharibu

… “I’m happy my daughter did not deny Christ” – Father Nata Sharibu, father of the only student of Federal Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State who is yet to be freed, says Boko Haram insurgents decided not to release his daughter because she refused to denounce Christ. A total of 110 students were abducted when Boko Haram terrorists raided the school on February 19, 2018. In a dramatic manner, the insurgents returned the girls to Dapchi on Wednesday, March 20. The media had earlier reported that Leah Sharibu did not make it back to Dapchi, apart from…

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