Governor Wike Explains How Rivers State Discovered Aircraft Secretly Abandoned In Germany

By Kelvin Ebiri Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said the Rivers State government has through intelligence discovered one of the State-owned Legacy 600 aircraft, that was flown to and abandoned in Germany since 2012 by the Governor Chibuike Amaechi led administration. The governor said it was unconscionable for the immediate past administration to have surreptitiously taken a state-owned asset to Germany and abandon same there, without any documentation. Governor Wike, who led a delegation of Rivers leaders to General Atomics Aerotec in Munich, Germany, where the aircraft had been abandoned…

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MPC Retains Interest Rate at 11.5% in First 2022 Meeting

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday held its meeting, the first in 2022, where members unanimously voted to retain the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), otherwise known as interest rate at 11.5 per cent. Reading a communiqué after the meeting, Mr Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor, said the MPC also unanimously agreed to hold all other monetary policy parameters constant. Consequently, the Asymmetric Corridor was retained at +100 and -700 basis points around the MPR, the Cash Reserved Ratio (CRR) at 27.5 per cent…

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Igbo Presidency 2023: Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa Explains Why He Will Contest

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has said his ambition to contest in the 2023 presidential election is not motivated by the clamour for a president of Igbo extraction. Since 1960 when Nigeria got its independence from the British colonial masters, the eastern part of Nigeria has suffered all manners of marginalization, which even led to the declaration of Biafra and eventual war between the east and the rest of Nigeria. Ohuabunwa said his ambition is not motivated by those clamours or those sad stories of the past but by his competence, adding…

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Insecurity Across Nigeria: Criminals Kill Ogun Monarch, Set Him Ablaze

Characters suspected to be hoodlums on Monday Ayinde Odetola, the traditional ruler of Agodo village in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State. The killing was the second attack on the Odetola family in less than three months. It was gathered that Mr Odetola and one other aide were killed within a month. While the monarch was burnt beyond recognition, his brother, who was also attacked months ago, was allegedly hacked to death by the assailants. The attack on the monarch allegedly happened around 11:00 a.m. on Monday. A resident…

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Sad Side Of AFCON Cameroon Vs Comoros: Six People Dead, Many Injured In Stampede

The ongoing Africa Cup of Nations has been hit by bad news as Six persons have been reported dead after a crush at Olembe Stadium that hosted Cameroon and Comoros in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde on Monday. In a video that surfaced online, football fans were seen struggling to get access to the stadium. A Cameroon-based television, CRTV, reported that “half a dozen deaths and dozens have been injured”. Confederation of African Football confirmed the incident in a statement, saying that investigation is ongoing. The statement read, “CAF is aware…

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Qatar 2022: Rivals Nigeria, Ghana In Final World Cup Playoffs

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn against their eternal rivals, the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2022 World Cup playoffs scheduled for March. At the draw, which held in Yaounde, Cameroon, 71-year old rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana on the football field was rekindled for the fifth time in the history of the competition playoffs. Four –time African champions Ghana will host the first leg with the reverse encounter in Nigeria, both to hold between 24th and 29th March. The draw was conducted by Samson Adamu, CAF’s…

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End Of The Road For Super Eagles Of Nigeria At Africa Cup of Nations

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have crashed out of the ongoing round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon. They lost 1-0 to Tunisia on Sunday evening sending sadness across the country. Barely two minutes after he was brought into the game, Alex Iwobi was sent off for a bad tackle. This is after Tunisia shocked the Super Eagles of Nigeria by scoring two minutes into the second half. A long-range shot from Youssef Msakni gave the Carthage Eagles their first goal in the game. The…

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AMCON Invitation By EFCC Another Bad Image For Buhari Government

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa For those who may not know, the invitation of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru (ALK) by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa on Wednesday January 19, 2022, is already being perceived by critics of President Muhammadu Buhari as another clear indication of how heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the Buhari government work at cross-purpose. In a normal country, the AMCON boss, who heads…

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News About Emeka Ihedioha Faith Switch Fake News

Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Media Aide to His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON has refuted news making the rounds that the Mbaise born former Imo State governor has switched faith. In a press release, Onyeukwu said, “Our attention has been drawn to a deliberate falsehood and gross misrepresentation of facts, syndicated in the social media alleging that His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON has switched his Christian faith. This harebrained act of desperation is as malicious and wicked as it is puerile. “While His Excellency has great respect for all…

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Naomi Osaka Out To Amanda Anisimova, Ashleigh Barty Wins In Melbourne

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is out of the Australian Open after American opponent Amanda Anisimova survived two match points before clinching a memorable third-round victory. Japan’s Osaka, 24, was beaten 4-6 6-3 7-6 (10-5) at Melbourne Park. Unseeded Anisimova, 20, will play Australian top seed Ashleigh Barty in the last 16. Barty has still not dropped a set this week after a 6-2 6-3 victory over Italy’s Camila Giorgi. The 25-year-old Queenslander is carrying the hopes of a nation desperate to see a home Australian Open champion for the first…

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