Group Blasts Onuesoke Over Comments On DSC

  By Sunday Apah,   Coordinator of the Udu Positive Force, a social-economic development group of Udu sons and daughters led by Chief Galaxy Udukparobo has taken a swipe at Chief Sunny Onuesoke, a PDP Chieftain over his comments on the committee set up by the House of Representatives to probe activities of Premium Steel and Mines Limited with regards resuscitation of the plant, warning Chief Onuesoke to stop meddling in affairs of the company as the Udu people who are host to DSC are in a better position to…

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LATE ELDER (ENGR) SODJE LAID TO  REST

  By Vincent Ogbunisi     Late Elder (Engr) Felix O. Sodje, a religious leader and the national chairman, St. Jonah’s Church of God Int’l Inc who departed this sinful world after a brief illness has been laid to rest recently  at  his family compound at Otor-Udu in Udu L.G.A Delta State.   According to a statement signed by Ven. John Edio-Provost and Rev. Friday Ovwe-Secretary General of St. Jonah’s Church of God respectively, the church authority under the leadership of Rt. Rev. Bishop Emmanuel Ojigbo (The miracle man of God)…

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Ughelli Agog As David Edevbie Buries Father In Blaze of Glory

By Immaculate Igweh   Ughelli kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State was beheeve of activities at the weekend as the Chief of Staff to the Delta State Governor, Olorogun David Edevbie buries his father, the patriarch of Edevbie Dynasty, late Engr. Okpako James Rangers Edevbie in a blaze of glory in Afiesere community. The burial ceremony of the late patriarch who died at the ripe age of 93 started with open air Service of Song at Afiesere community on November 7, 2019. The serene Ughelli Metropolis…

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Northern governors frustrating basic education for Almajiris – Ex-UBEC chief

Governors of 19 Northern States are responsible for frustrating the integration of the Almajiri schools with basic education. Former Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Prof. Ahmed Modibbo, made the allegation at the weekend. He stated this at a lecture with the theme “Before the ban on the Almajiri system of education in Nigeria” organised by by the Centre for Historical Documentation and Research of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. The administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan had in an attempt to address the problems of the…

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Boris Johnson apologizes for missing Brexit deadline

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He told Sky News on Sunday that it was a matter of “deep regret” that he failed to do so. Asked if he was sorry about missing the deadline, Johnson said: “Yes, absolutely.” Johnson’s plant to leave the EU on Oct. 31 with or without a divorce deal was blocked by Parliament, which required him to seek…

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Payment of minimum wage non-negotiable – labour

The organised labour has sent a note of warning to governors, saying that there is no excuse for any of the states to refuse payment of minimum wage. Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made this known while fielding questions from journalists on Sunday in Lagos. He said some of the leaders “ride in private jet, so they can pay.” Ugboaja also appealed to state Houses of Assembly to identify with workers by compelling governors to pay the new minimum wage. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had…

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Brexit: EU prepares to grant UK three-month extension

The EU is preparing to sign off on a Brexit extension to 31 January 2020 with an option for the UK to leave earlier if a deal is ratified, according to a leaked draft of the agreement seen by the Guardian. Despite objections raised by the French government, a paper to be agreed on Monday circulated among member states suggests the EU will accede to the UK’s request for a further delay. The UK would be able to leave on the first day of the month after a deal is…

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Argentina gets new president amid economic crisis

Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns. Fernández secured more than the 45% of the vote needed to win, beating conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. Raucous crowds gathered at Fernández’s election headquarters to celebrate the result. The vote was held amid an economic crisis that has left a third of Argentina’s population in poverty. Macri had trailed behind his challenger in pre-election polls and was trounced by the opposition in primary elections in August. He conceded defeat on Sunday night.…

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Group prepares bill to tackle examination malpractice, sex for grades, others

  Zero Tolerance Social Immoralities Initiative (ZETSI Africa) says it is sponsoring an examination malpractice prohibition bill to, among other things, curb sex for grades and other irregularities . Founder of ZETSI Africa, Mr Rasaq Jeje announced this on Thursday at the group’s maiden summit on examination malpractices in Abuja. He said that examination malpractice was a major problem that had plagued the educational system for long. “ZETSI Africa has found out that the major purveyors of examination malpractices in Nigeria are tutorials centres also known as miracle centres .…

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2023 Presidency: My vote for Osinbajo not Tinubu

By Fredrick Nwabufo Why are Nigerian politicians ravished by the thought of election? They plot and machinate over it. And when they eventually get into office, they spend four years scheming for another turn instead of honouring their contract with citizens. There is always a blue-print for the next election, but a subterfuge for governance and duty. The last general election was held in February, and just eight months after, there are already ‘’crusades and evangelism’’ ahead of the next one in 2023. How can we make progress this way?…

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