Advocates of secession are agents of disunity – Northern elders

Berate some region’s elders for making divisive statements ABUJA— NORTHERN Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday, described those agitating for secession as agents of disunity, saying their aim was to cause disaffection and chaos among the various sections of the country. Northern Elders forum members The forum particularly lampooned elders in the North for making remarks that […]

Rivers sets up legal unit in 23 LGAs

By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HARCOURT— Rivers State Government has organised legal department in all the 23 local government areas of the state. Chairman of the state Local Government Service Commission, Chief Azubuike Nmerukini, who inaugurated the officials of the units, yesterday in Port Harcourt, disclosed that over 80 per cent  local government fund was spent […]

Army sustains Bayelsa, Delta siege despite Reps resolution

By Emma Amaize & Sunday Chancel BOMADI— NOTWITHSTANDING public outcry and  Wednesday’s resolution of the House of Representatives, urging the Army to discontinue the siege  to riverine communities in Bayelsa and Delta States over the killing,  last Thursday,  of a soldier by suspected militants at Ogbogbagbene community, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, soldiers […]

ASUU backs suspension of 400 workers at MOUAU

By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA—MICHAEL Okpara University of Agriculture, MOUAU, Umudike chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has thrown its weight behind the suspension of over 400 workers by the management of the institution, saying the action of the management was proper. Michael-Okpara-University-Of-Agriculture The union also called for a presidential visitation panel to conduct […]

Federations’ Election rerun: Confusion reigns supreme

By Jude Opara, Abuja Confusion, frustration and anger marred the much awaited sporting federations election rerun yesterday at the National Stadium Abuja. The appeals committee set up by the Sports Ministry had invalidated the conduct of elections into athletics, taekwondo, gymnastics, weightlifting and rugby, based on petitions by aggrieved parties. Trouble started in the morning […]

Owerri agog with ordination of priests

By Bartholomew Madukwe OWERRI—It was celebration time in Owerri,  Imo State as family members, friends and wellwishers celebrated with seven clergymen, who recently were elevated from the status of deacons to priesthood. The newly ordained priests are: Rev. Father Dennis Uwakwe, Rev. Father Samuel Iyagbe, Rev. Father Kingsley Egbujor, Rev. Father Marcellinus Njeze, Rev. Father […]

Kebbi trains inmates on vocational skills

By Kabir Dankatsina BIRNIN-KEBBI—KEBBI State government has trained 42 inmates at a remand home and another 45 destitutes in welding, computer training and tailoring to make them self-reliant. Gov. Bagudu Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Halima Dikko, disclosed this in Birnin Kebbi during a briefing organised by the state council […]