Gov Ugwuanyi: John Okafor Extols His Leadership Qualities As Gov. Adopts Easter Monday As Mr. Ibu Day

Gov Ugwuanyi: John Okafor Extols His Leadership Qualities As Gov. Adopts Easter Monday as Mr. Ibu Day

The famous Nollywood legend, Dr. John Okafor, popularly known as “Mr. Ibu” has extolled the outstanding leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a visionary, peaceful, compassionate, and unassuming leader who has brought tremendous development to the state, most especially in the rural communities. Mr. Ibu also commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his uncommon leadership style, which he said has also brought “unprecedented peace and security in the state, stressing that the governor is “a God-sent leader to the people of Enugu State”.

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Why Late Vendor’s Family Sues Gbajabiamila, Demands N500m

Why Late Vendor’s Family Sues Gbajabiamila, Demands N500m

Ifeanyichukwu Okereke’s family, the vendor who was shot dead by a security aide to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has demanded N500 million for compensation. Okereke’s family in a letter to the speaker dated November 23, 2020, demanded compensation. The letter was signed by the lawyer of the family, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN). Ozekhome was asked to write the letter by the father of the deceased, Okorie Okereke; and the younger brother to the deceased, Destiny Okereke. In the letter, Okereke’s family made three demands which…

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Nigeria Not Includes From The US Visa Bond Pilot Programme

U.S removes visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian applicants

The United States mission in Nigeria says Nigeria is not included in the visa bond pilot program which was issued by President Donald Trump’s administration. In a statement, the U.S. mission said that the limited six-month visa bond pilot program, beginning Dec. 24, 2020, affected 15 African countries, excluding Nigeria. The 15 African countries affected are Angola, Liberia, Libya, Burkina Faso, Congo, Djibouti, Burundi, Eritrea, Mauritania, Gambia, Susan, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Principe, and Cape Verde. The visa bond program will require applicants for tourist and business visas from…

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Rabiu Alhasan Dawaki : Ex-Banker Convicted Of Fraud, Bags 17-Yrs Jail Term, To Refund N93m

Rabiu Alhasan Dawaki : Ex-Banker Convicted Of Fraud, Bags 17-Yrs Jail Term, To Refund N93m

Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, secured the conviction of one Rabiu Alhasan Dawaki before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the State High Court for conspiracy and criminal breach of trust. Dawaki was arraigned with two others, Abdullahi Umar Rano and Samuel Obende (now deceased), on a 28-count charge. The three defendants, all former employees of an old generation bank, were responsible for receiving, processing, and distributing funds to their organization’s cash centres across Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa states. They, however, betrayed the trust…

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Buhari To Nigerians: We Won Our Unity At Great Cost — Don’t Jeopardise It

Buhari To Nigerians: We Won Our Unity At Great Cost — Don't Jeopardise It

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that can jeopardise the unity and progress of the country. Buhari made the appeal on Wednesday during the launch of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) emblem and appeal fund. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this year’s occasion reminds Nigerians of the need to guard jealously the unity of the nation “which was won at great cost”, adding that ‘‘Nigeria’s strength lies in her diversity’’. Buhari honoured the memory of…

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Black Friday: Shoprite Surprises Customers On Bumper Pack

Black Friday: Shoprite surprises customers On Bumper Pack

Shoprite Nigeria’s supermarkets have offered early Black Friday deals and big discounts on everyday essentials as customers are increasingly looking for value, given the pressure many households are currently experiencing. The Shoprite bumper black Friday offer begins from 25th November and ends on 29th November 2020 and it’s a pan-Nigeria value-added offer. According to the Shoprite statement, “ In response to COVID-19 pandemic, Shoprite will for the first time offer early Black Friday deals and keep the deals valid for longer, to allow customers more time to plan and shop,…

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Ebonyi State PDP Constitutes Caretaker Committee

Students abduction despite Buhari’s presence in Katsina baffling — PDP

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a state caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Ebonyi. The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the constitution of the new caretaker committee was necessary following the dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC) by the NWC on Tuesday. He said the decision was in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP. Mr. Fred Udeogu is the Chairman, Luke…

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#EndSARS: Police Service To Promote 82,779 Junior Officers

#EndSARS: Police Service To Promote 82,779 Junior Officers

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has approved the promotion of 82,779 junior police officers to their next ranks. The promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants, and 8,431 Constables to Corporal, is part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency. Those promoted also include 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots – 16 got a special posthumous promotion while 70 others injured during the violence arising from the ENDSARS protests…

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BBNaija Lockdown Winner: Laycon To Star In Showmax Feb 2021

BBNaija Lockdown Winner: Laycon To Star In Showmax Feb 2021

Streaming service Showmax is expanding its investment in Africa with its first original Nigerian production, the reality series I Am LAYCON. It’s official, Laycon is coming back to our screens in 2021! The Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon, is set to star in Showmax’s first-ever Nigerian Original, I Am LAYCON, premiering in February 2021. Coming from humble beginnings, the 26-year-old musician and philosophy graduate had to hustle his way through life before landing a spot in Biggie’s house, where he wormed his way into the hearts of fans across the continent with his wit and lyrical genius. Laycon beat…

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Burna Boy Gets Grammy Nomination For The Second Time

Burna Boy Gets Grammy Nomination For The Second Time

Burna Boy’s Twice as Tall album has been nominated for the 2021 Grammy award, the Nigerian Afro-fusion singer’s second successive nomination. Burna Boy’s last album African Giant also was also nominated. But he lost the 2020 Grammy award to Angelique Kidjo’s re-imagination of Celia Cruz’s music on the eponymous, Celia. The nominees were announced on Tuesday during an hour-long live stream featuring Harvey Mason Jr., the chairman and interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy, a learned academy of music professionals. ‘Twice As Tall’ will be competing against Antibalas’s ‘FU Chronicles’,…

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