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May 21, 2018

Corps member shot dead in Owerri

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Ekene Uwaoma Martins was on Monday killed by some unknown gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The 23-year-old was shot dead around 8.30pm at Ama-wire Junction, while he was returning to his residence, alongside a friend, MacDonald. Ekene a 2016 graduate of History and International Studies from the Imo State University, Owerri, was serving at Ogun state for his one year National Youths Service Corps programme. It was learnt that four men bearing arms waylaid Ekene and his friend MacDonald, demanding for mobile phones. On his refusal to release…

Over 800 Army Personnel, others climb Aso Rock for fitness test

Over 800 officers and soldiers of the Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army, family members and personnel of other security agencies participated in this year’s Ascent to Aso Rock to determine their fitness and readiness for the job. Also, all the five battalions in the Brigade Guard, a special arm of the Nigerian Army in charge of the presidency, participated in the exercise. The Guards Brigade Commander, Brig-Gen. Musa Yusuf, who led the climb of Aso Rock in Asokoro, Abuja, emphasised the endurance and team spirit of the military personnel. According to Musa, “This is not a competition for who is the…

Un-Natural Nigeria Will it expire in 2014?

The North and South protectorates that make up Nigeria were amalgamated in 1914. Next year marks 100 years and questions are being asked. There are Nigerians who feel the country should click glasses and celebrate with cakes and candles, when the day official breaks. Some are saying the “marriage of convenience” should end while others are too busy, trying to make a living, to care. But the Federal Government has commenced activities to commemorate the big event. It’s also possible that some top politicians and big business people are stacking away choice wines and awarding contracts to mark the occasion….