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Coscharis wife’s death irreplaceable – Peter Obi
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Coscharis wife’s death irreplaceable – Peter Obi

By: Awesome Ekene The Vice presidential candidate of the PDP in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi has described death of wife of President of Coscharis Group, late Mrs Charity Maduka as a great loss to humanity. In a statement from his Media Office, Obi said he had known Mrs Maduka not just as a dutiful and God-fearing wife, but also a great motivator whose support and collaboration with her husband, President of Coscharis Group, Dr. Maduka saw the group move on to become a national brand. Describing her death as painful and irreplaceable, Obi said she would be remembered for her exemplary and inspiring conduct both at domestic and business fronts. Obi prayed to God for her peaceful repose and to grant those she left behind, especially her husband, the strength of mind to bear ...
General Overseer, CPM, Rev Obiora Ezekiel, dies at 78
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General Overseer, CPM, Rev Obiora Ezekiel, dies at 78

The Founder and General Overseer of the Christian Pentecostal Mission International, Rev Obiora Ezekiel, is dead.  His death was announced on the Facebook page of the church in a statement signed by the Coordinator; CPM Int’l Imo state, Nigeria, Rev. John U. Ezeh, who is also a member of the board of trustees. The statement read, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am saddled with a responsibility to all sons, daughters, friends and lovers of Christian Pentecostal Mission International (CPM) to make an official announcement by the authority vested on me by the National/International Coordinator of CPM International, that our father, mentor, our General, our Field marshal, the man that saw the vision, the man that began the race, the man on whose shoulder we’re all climbing,...
Soludo condoles Dangote over brother’s death
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Soludo condoles Dangote over brother’s death

By: Awesome Ekene Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo has commiserated with the Dangote family over the death of Alhaji Sanni Dangote, younger brother of Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Soludo said he is saddened and pained with the sudden death of Sanni Dangote who he described as a thorough-bred business tycoon who made significant contributions in the growth of the nation's economy. He said as an established businessman with investments in key sectors of the nation's economy in the areas of manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services, Alhaji Sanni Dangote's remarkable contributions in the Nigerian economy was worthy of commendation. Extending his profound condolences to the Dangote family, the former CBN governor prayed to God to grant the family the f...
Fayemi at Ziks lecture, says Nigeria challenges surmountable
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Fayemi at Ziks lecture, says Nigeria challenges surmountable

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said that various political, economic and social problems afflicting Nigeria can be overcome if leaders and followers share a unity of purpose to get them solved. Dr Fayemi who said a well structured dialogue remains a major pathway to peace and progress said there was nothing heroic in dying for a cause that dialogue and negotiations can help resolve. Speaking on Tuesday as the Guest Lecturer at the combined ninth and tenth anniversary of Zik Lecture Series held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Dr. Fayemi admonished Nigerians to bury their differences in order to achieve a greater and fulfilled country. The Ekiti Governor who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) stressed the need to develop ...
Anambra Fire Chief bags AfriSAFE Award of Excellence
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Anambra Fire Chief bags AfriSAFE Award of Excellence

Director of Anambra State Fire Services, Engr Agbili Martin has been awarded AfriSAFE Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award (Gold). The award presentation held in Lagos was in recognition of Agbili's services to the community. The Fire Chief clinched the Gold Plaque Award in firefighter category together with Roberts Mulaudiz (Firefighter) of South Africa. AfriSAFE Award was targeted at extolling and projecting the silent but excellent work that Safety practitioners were doing across the continent. The award is an Annual Award project committed to celebrating the best of Health, Safety and Wellbeing professionals and their achievements in keeping our facilities and lives safety. It aims also to be unifying industry catalysts for Africans. Responding, Agbili expressed app...
Umeadi, Nnabuife, Okunna, Iweka, Others for 2021 Achebe Lecture
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Umeadi, Nnabuife, Okunna, Iweka, Others for 2021 Achebe Lecture

It promises to be another literary reunion for authors and literary enthusiasts from Nigeria and other countries of the world, as young writers in Anambra State, under the umbrella of Society of Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra State Chapter), set to host the 2021 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture. The Coordinator of the group, Izunna Okafor, disclosed this in Awka, the Anambra State capital, while giving update on the association's preparedness for the next-week-Tuesday event. According to him, Chinua Achebe Literary Festival, which is in its sixth edition now, is an annual literary event held in honour of Nigerian literary icon, Late Prof. Chinua Achebe, in celebration of his life, numerous accomplishments and outstanding legacies in the literary field and beyond...
Kenya shines at 2021 World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean
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Kenya shines at 2021 World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean

Kenya’s capital and largest city, Nairobi has been named Africa's Leading business travel destination during the 2021 edition of World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean, defeating Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cairo, Accra and Lagos. The World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean is held annually to celebrate top brands and services across the tourism and hospitality sector. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the Kenyatta International Convention Centre also bagged the 'Africa's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre' honour. Cape Town also clinched Africa's leading city destination award thrashing Kigali, Nairobi, Durban, Johannesburg, Luxor, Marrakech and Sharm El Sheikh. In the aviation category, Kenya Airways was named 2021 Africa's Leading Airlin...
Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka bags law degree
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Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka bags law degree

The former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has graduated with an LLB Second Class Upper from Baze University Abuja. The former minister who was also ex Corps Marshall of FRSC was one of the students who graduated from Baze University on Saturday. An elated law graduate, Chidoka said that the journey toward becoming a law graduate was a tough one. "Imagine moving from Federal Executive Council to classroom with under 20s. I wore black trousers and a white shirt daily. Made an effort to enter the class before the lecturers, submitted assignments as at due dates. "It was humbling, but it brought order to my life. After eight years of high-octane service, from FRSC to Aviation, Baze University was therapeutic. "School was not without distraction. I Left to run for Gov...
Maulud: Imbibe spirit of forgiveness, Northern Speakers Chairman, Zailani charges Muslims
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Maulud: Imbibe spirit of forgiveness, Northern Speakers Chairman, Zailani charges Muslims

Chairman of the Northern Speakers Forum Rt. Hon Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has felicitated with the Muslims Ummah, Nigerians and the people around the globe over the occasion of the Maulud the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).  The Daily Vendor Newspaper correspondent in Kaduna reports that Zailani who is also the current Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly said this in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani and issued to The Daily Vendor Newspaper in Kaduna.  He charged Muslims in particular to always emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad which include honesty, love for others and peaceful co-existence. Zailani also urged Muslims to strive for forgiveness and closeness to the noble life and teachings of t...
Jungle Journalist Online, Time Africa Magazine announces Africa Medal of Honours Awards 2021
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Jungle Journalist Online, Time Africa Magazine announces Africa Medal of Honours Awards 2021

The 2021 Medal of Honours Awards has been announced by its organisers. The organisers, stated in a Press Statement has given details of the coming event. The Awards is presented annually to acknowledge and honour individuals, companies or groups who have brought recognition and distinction to the African continent. The 2021 Nigerian Awardees as announced in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17th September 2021, would be formally decorated on November 1, 2021 at Nigeria National Merit Award House, Abuja at an event to be attended by some of Africa’s finest in business, politics, academic personalities and representatives from the diplomatic corps. The general criteria for their selections include, excellence in leadership and performance, personal accomplishments, commitment to sha...
Childlessness not a curse, says cleric
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Childlessness not a curse, says cleric

An Anglican cleric, Rev. Vincent Nduka has advised couples trusting God for the fruit of womb not to give up but to keep hope alive until their prayers were granted. He said childlessness is not a curse as no woman was created barren, adding that adoption could be considered as option than seeking help through devilish means. Nduka spoke at St. Augustine Church, Umunze, Anambra State during the child dedication and thanksgiving service of a special baby boy to the family of Barr. and Mrs. Ndubisi Onyeakpa, a prominent legal practitioner in the state. He also urged those with only female children to appreciate God for the blessings while those with male children should not feel superior over others. He said, "If you don't have a child it's not a curse. If you have opportunity t...
Igwe Achebe worried over increasing drug abuse in Anambra
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Igwe Achebe worried over increasing drug abuse in Anambra

Chairman, Southeast Councils of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe has expressed worry over increasing cases of illicit drugs and other forms of drug abuses particularly among youths in Anambra state. The monarch stated this on Thursday in his palace while playing host to a team from National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on campaign on drug abuse. He said he had directed the demolition of two buildings housing illegal drug peddlers, as well as setting up a committee with the mandate of eradicating illicit drugs in the area. He said, "The rate at which the youths and even some security agents in the area engage in the distribution, selling and consumption of illicit drugs is worrisome. "There is need for the restoration of ...
Miracle: Baby hit on the head by stray bullet survives
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Miracle: Baby hit on the head by stray bullet survives

By: Chinonso Emmanuel It was celebration and jubilation galore for Mr Ifeanyi, wife, family and friends as their baby, Favour survived after she was hit by a stray bullet. Sources said that the strange bullet pierced through the ceiling and landed on her head right inside his parent's house. The incident according to eyewitness happened last Saturday. Another respondent said that people thought it was over for Favour as she lost so much blood after she was hit by the stray bullet. He said that in the midst of the confusion that followed, the parents and the sympathetic crowd that gathered lifted up their voices in prayers for the baby. The prayers he said continued even she was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where surgery was carried out on her to remove the bulle...
Nnewi Anglican Communion begins synod on Sept 2, sets to float College of Education
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Nnewi Anglican Communion begins synod on Sept 2, sets to float College of Education

All arrangements have been concluded for a successful hosting of the 2021 Nnewi Anglican Communion synod billed to commence on Thursday 2nd September at St James Parish, Ichi in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state to 5th September, with the theme "Created for Dominion". The bishop of the diocese, Rt Revd Ndubuisi Obi who was addressing journalists during a pre-synod press conference at Bishop Court, Nnewi said that he would present his Presidential Address on Saturday, September 4 and that a special thanksgiving service would hold the following day. Bishop Obi noted that Nnewi Anglican Communion under his watch has concentrated on spirituality, education, health and large scale farming to ensure all round wellness of the members of the diocese in particular and other people ...
Our matters no longer on charity but on rights in Anambra – PWDs
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Our matters no longer on charity but on rights in Anambra – PWDs

Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Anambra state have expressed their readiness to participate in the November 6 governorship election in the state, demanding all inclusion in electoral processes. Chairman, Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) in the state, Ugochukwu Ernest stated this on Tuesday in Awka at the PWDs Civic and Political Organizing Lab organized by the Inclusive Friends Association (IFA). He said gone were the days issues of PWDs can no longer be swept under the carpet, saying issues concerning them had moved from charity to right, following the signing the Disability Act at both the federal and state levels. He said, "This is the first time we're having this kind of interface between PWDs and political party leaders. I'm happy things are gradu...
President Buhari commiserates with the family of Alhaji Ahmed Joda
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President Buhari commiserates with the family of Alhaji Ahmed Joda

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of the former federal Permanent Secretary and Chairman of his 2015 Transition Team, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, as the loss of a patriot and most valuable citizen who gave his best for unity and development of Nigeria. The president, who sent a delegation to Yola, Adamawa State capital, yesterday led by the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to commiserate with family, friends and associates of the elder statesman, including the government and people of Adamawa State, said Joda’s transition was a collective loss to the family, state, country and the world that he touched and improved with integrity and competence. Buhari, according to a statement issued yesterday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, told the family tha...
Emeka Offor foundation donates N1billion drugs to 21 health-institutions
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Emeka Offor foundation donates N1billion drugs to 21 health-institutions

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated quantity of drugs worth N1billion to 21 health institutions across the six geopolitical zones under its National Distribution of Medicine/Medical Supplies in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state. Speaking during the presentation, the founder of the organization, Sir Emeka Offor said the drugs worth approximately N1billion were distributed to the health institutions based on their judicious usage after close monitoring. Offor, who was represented by the organization's Coordinator, Tony Obi said the foundation, an apolitical non-governmental organization had been involved in providing succor to the needy, revealing that it spent over 50% of its annual budget on health. He said, "Since the over 18years existence of the Emek...
Nigeria-constitution should be amended to reflect gender balance – Women group
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Nigeria-constitution should be amended to reflect gender balance – Women group

A coalition of women group in Anambra State under the auspices of Gender and Constitution Reform Network (GECORN), Monday, advocated for constitutional review to accommodate the rights of women in Nigeria and ends to discrimination. GECORN, which staged a walk along the Awka portions of Enugu/Onitsha expressway and other strategic locations with placards of different inscriptions, also demanded for full implementations of various Acts and laws that ruled out discrimination against women in Anambra state and other parts of the country. Chairperson of the coalition, Prof. Ogugua Ikpeze, said the advocacy campaign supported by Ford Foundation, was apt given that the language of the 1999 constitution is masculine, discriminatory against women as well as disregard existence of women. ...
Court strikes out suit seeking sack of UNN Alumni Exco
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Court strikes out suit seeking sack of UNN Alumni Exco

A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has dismissed a suit seeking to set aside the election of University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA) National Executive Officers led by Sir Ben Okoronkwo conducted under the supervision of the University Governing Council on October 3rd 2020. Chief (Mrs) Grace Ukeje and two others had in Suit No.FHC/EN/CS/92/2020 dragged the University of Nigeria Vice Chancellor, Chairman of UNN Governing Council, Chief Michael Olorufemi, Sir Ben Okoronkwo & 2 others including the Hon. Minister of Education before the Federal High Court, Enugu. Chief Ukeje and her group had sued asking the Court to nullify the UNAA election of October 2020 of the incumbent executive members led by Mr Okoronkwo as President. The Plaintiffs contended that relying on th...
Steer clear of politics if you have nothing to offer – Obiano’s aide tells women
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Steer clear of politics if you have nothing to offer – Obiano’s aide tells women

Women in Anambra state have been challenged to ensure they played active role in shaping the political climate of the state, particularly ahead of the November 6 governorship election. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Social Re-Orientation, Dr. Mitchelle Onugbolu gave the advice in Awka weekend during the 2021 Akwa Ibom Women Conference, themed, "Repositioning Women for Adaptability in an Ever Evolving World" She regretted the apathetic disposition of most women in political activities, blaming it on age-long indoctrination and culturalization. She said the situation was worsened by few who found themselves in political positions but could not deliver due to lack of adequate preparations and apparent intimidation from their male counterparts. She said, "I ...
Youth Commissioner bags UNIZIK excellence award
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Youth Commissioner bags UNIZIK excellence award

Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie has been bestowed with the honour of excellence in professional service by the Faculty of Physical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The award was conferred on the Commissioner during the 9th Annual Lecture Series of the Faculty held at the University Auditorium, with the theme"The Implications of a Chemical Product and Its Waste" According to Dr. Mrs Nkechi Okoye, who read her citation, Prof Obiekezie has distinguished herself as an academic and a researcher having to her credit 45 academic publications. "At present, she is the only Atmospheric Physicist in the university and has over 18 grants to her credit which enabled her to travel to different countries in search of newer...
Former Minister of Aviation, Amechi loses wife
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Former Minister of Aviation, Amechi loses wife

Iyom Chinelo Amechi, wife of first republic Minister of Aviation Chief Mbazulike Amechi is dead. She was 91 years old. Mrs Amechi died on July 23, 2021 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) after 10 days of illness. A native of Umuoji in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state, Mrs. Amechi retired as Chief Nursing officer in 1982 at the Mburi General hospital, Nnewi, now NAUTH. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday at Maryland Villa, Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, the husband, Mbazuluike described the late wife as a typical professional nurse and good housewife who was able to blend her professional work with home management. Iyom Chinelo Amechi He appreciated the time he spent with the late wife, saying her many goo...
36 States,FCT participate in Osita Chidoka’s 50k steps fitness-run
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36 States,FCT participate in Osita Chidoka’s 50k steps fitness-run

The thirty six states of the federation and FCT on Saturday 17th July joined the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka on a fitness walk as part of programs to mark his fiftieth birthday celebration. The fitness walk which was done simultaneously across the thirty six states of the federation saw friends and supporters of the celebrant come out in their numbers to run and walk through the cities in the early hours of Saturday. The former minister who was also the Corps Marshal of FRSC after the fifty thousand steps physical exercise appreciated God for manifold blessings upon his life. He noted that the race has never been for the swiftest or fastest but that sometimes, an admixture of opportunity and hard work do bring benefits. "Chinua Achebe said that those ...
Osita Chidoka, Boss Like No Other!
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Osita Chidoka, Boss Like No Other!

When you find yourself working closely with a highly cerebral person who has made continuous research a past time as your principal, you'll understand what an uphill task it is to succinctly write about him. Dear Ike Obosi, I am super proud to identify with you on this occasion of your 50th birthday. Mine has been a geometric growth under your tutelage and mentorship just like many others before and after me have attested. A refined gentleman, astute administrator and great investor in human capital development. Without sounding immodest sir, your type is predestined for the tops only. My family and I wish you sound health, divine protection, continuous wisdom and many more prosperous years. Happy birthday to my handsome and unassuming principal, Osita Chidoka, Boss like no ot...
Sound Sultan’s last request before death
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Sound Sultan’s last request before death

Late Singer, Lanre Fasasi, a.k.a Sound Sultan, had urged Nigerians to celebrate people while they were alive. This was his last appeal on his Instagram before he died on Sunday of throat cancer Sound Sultan said it was necessary to give accolades to people while they were alive instead of after death. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in a statement by his brother, Mr Kayode Fasasi, on behalf of the family, Sound Sultan died at the age of 44. The statement added that the late singer and songwriter was survived by his wife, three children and his siblings. The statement reads: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Multi-talented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter, Onlanrewaju Fasasi a.k.a Sound Sultan. “He passed away at the age of 44 follo...
The Incredible Journey of Evolve Africa
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The Incredible Journey of Evolve Africa

What started off in 2018 as an entrepreneurship magazine has now transformed into a hub empowering young people in the grassroots with the skills and resources they need to compete for jobs or start a business locally or globally. Evolve Incubator Africa, otherwise called Evolve Africa started unofficially in September 2018 by sharing the success stories of entrepreneurs. From the stories of Frank Ojo, who couldn’t go to school but became a world class artist to that of Philip who resigned just three days after getting employment to start his own business, Evolve had gone on to share stories of over 100 entrepreneurs But as an evolving brand, Evolve Africa soon found out that telling stories was not just enough, it needed to support these entrepreneurs to scale their products a...
Anambra Library, NDLEA mark 2021 IDADAIT, caution students against Drug abuse
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Anambra Library, NDLEA mark 2021 IDADAIT, caution students against Drug abuse

Students have been cautioned and counselled to refrain from illicit drugs abuse and trafficking, to avert its numerous effects and consequences. The Director of Anambra State Library Board, Dr. Nkechi Udeze made the call in her address of welcome at the 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT), organised by the Library, in collaboration with National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, which held in Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area and Mkpologwu in Aguata Local Government of Anambra State respectively. According to her, the library organised the event as one of its social reorientation activities aimed at helping the people become great and responsible change makers, as well effecting positive societal changes and making the society a bet...
Police declare planned cultism day unlawful
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Police declare planned cultism day unlawful

The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police has warned persons planning to celebrate cultism day today, that they won’t be allowed to do so. The Command in a statement in Osogbo by its public relations officer, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin on behalf of the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode warned such people to shelf their plans or face the consequences. The statement warned that police and other security operatives in the state won’t allow the planned cultism day celebration to hold as it is an unlawful gathering. The statement further urged parents and guardians to warn their children and wards against participating in any such activities as security operatives have been ordered to reject anything that may threaten the peace of the state. It however assured l...
Chidoka celebrates 50th birthday on July18, opens registration-portal for guests
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Chidoka celebrates 50th birthday on July18, opens registration-portal for guests

Arrangements are in top gear for the fiftieth birthday celebration of the former Minister of Aviation Chief Osita Chidoka. The birthday celebration has been scheduled for July 18th 2021 and the location is Cathedral Church of Advent, Life Camp Abuja. Reception is billed to hold at BMO Event Center, 174 Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja. Meanwhile, a portal has been created on Eventbrite, an online guests registration platform where would be guests can signify their intention to grace the epoch making event by registering. Click Eventbrite link below to register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osita-50-registration-161630544309 The former minister who was also Corps Marshall of FRSC want Nigerians to be hopeful that things would look up for the nation not minding the present realities....
Students invade High School in Ogun to avenge death of colleagues
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Students invade High School in Ogun to avenge death of colleagues

Pandemonium as students of the Baptist Boys High School (BBHS) allegedly invaded Ilugun High School to avenge the death of two of their colleagues. The incident according to a source occurred on Monday at the Saje area of Abeokuta in Ogun state after two students of BBHS were said to have been stabbed to death during an unofficial inter-school gambling competition reported to have been held the previous week. According to an eyewitness, who narrated the incident to a news platform, the rampaging students were armed with dangerous weapons which made students and the management staff of the High School scamper for safety. The uproar, it was gathered, forced shop owners and other businesses operating within the area to abandon their wares while commercial drivers deserted the area a...