IPOB: Southeast shuts down as residents obey ‘sit-at-home’ order

There was total compliance to IPOB’s sit-at-home order in yesterday’s Remembrance Day observed in the five Southeastern states – Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo – and in the United States of America. While U.S. President Joe Biden saluted the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in memory of its fallen service members at the National Cemetery, streets in Southeast Nigeria were deserted as the former separatist region commemorated the death of over one million people who died in the Biafra war half a century ago. Markets and roads were empty…

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Tyson slept with prison counselor to reduce prison sentence

Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion, earned over $300 million during his career and lived a lavish lifestyle that included $7 million necklaces, $2 million gold bathtubs, and exotic pets, but he also had numerous run-ins with the law. When he was in the prime of his career, Tyson was arrested for raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant. Although he maintains his innocence, Tyson was convicted in 1992 and sentenced to six years in prison. Tyson ended up serving only three years of the sentence. However, few people know that…

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Rivers Governor, ex-commissioner exchange hot words on TV programme

Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, and his former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, John Bazia, traded words on Monday over the recent defections between the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in the state. Both Wike and Bazia featured on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television, on Monday. The ex-commissioner had not only left Wike’s cabinet, but also dumped the PDP for the APC. The programme ended on a dramatic note when Bazia described the governor as a thug. The ex-commissioner said,…

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Robbers raid 25 households in Oyo estate

About 20 armed robbers were said to have invaded Alaafia Estate at the Orogun area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, dispossessing residents of their money and other valuables. It was gathered that the hoodlums used Point of Sale machines to transfer money from the accounts of some residents, who did not have cash. They were said to have collected the Personal Identification Numbers and went away with the ATM cards of some when they could not transfer money from their victims’ accounts due to network failure. The robbers, it…

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Uzodimma cannot secure Imo State, says Reps minority caucus

Minority caucus of the Federal House of Representatives led by Ndudi Elumelu has declared that Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, lacks capacity to secure life and property in the state. The group justified its claim based on the worsening insecurity, violence and killings in Imo State, particularly since the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration took over governance of the state. In a statement issued yesterday it said: “As representatives of the people, our caucus believes that the situation has gone beyond the capacity of the Imo State government, especially given…

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Nigerian Immigration’s Chief Provost assassinated in Imo State

A Chief Provost of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Okiemute Mrere has been killed by unidentified gunmen on Saturday night at Owerri-Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, Imo State, while his remains were discovered in a bush path on Sunday morning. Report says, the immigration officer was in an Immigration Hilux van when he was attacked by the gunmen who shot him at close range. It was further revealed that the assailants did not take any valuable from the van and his service pistol was found on him when his…

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SCCWI Marks Yet Another Children’s Day Annual Feeding Program

The 2021 edition of the Annual Children’s day program organised by Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative (SCCWI), took another dimension this year with safety regulations in place in light of the Covid 19 pandemic, but didn’t stop short of being another successful event to remember. The annual feeding program took the NGO to various parts of Lagos State including Oshodi, Mushin, Okobaba in Ebute Meta, Opic, several slum communities in Iddo and Ikorodu amongst others as well as the Juvenile welfare centre, Alakara and Special correctional centre Oregun. According…

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