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“Why we chose Harris Chuma as DG, Media and Publicity”

Chuma Banking on his sterling antecedents in similar roles, celebrated filmmaker and public relations consultant, Dr Chuma-Odili Harris Udoka, fondly called Ogene Ndigbo, has been named as the Director General of Media/ Publicity and Strategy for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Governorship aspirant, Chief Akachukwu Nwankpo. The Governorship hopeful who made the appointment in Awka, said he was bringing Dr. Chuma Odili on board to fortify his campaign team. "Dr Chuma is an outstanding personality, a professional media practitioner, a reliable partner and ally. I'm happy to have him...
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Court to Tinubu-Ojo: You can’t impose levies in Computer Village

Tinubu-Ojo, the Iyaloja of Lagos A Lagos State High Court has barred Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. The development comes over a year after Tinubu-Ojo, who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State reportedly imposed leaders on the traders who then introduced new levies, a development which sparked a series of protests at the Computer Village.  Others who were similarly barred from imposing levies include:  Bisola Azeez, Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and...
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Memo to Abdulrasheed Bawa, new Chairman of EFCC

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is a child of destiny; grace if you like. Without overtly being in strong contention, he clinched one of the most revered jobs in the land. Against all odds, the stumbling blocks placed on his way to what would be the zenith of his career turned stepping stones for him.  In spite of reports of his consanguinity with the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, the general opinion remained in his favour; that he should be allowed to prove...
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Akachukwu Nwankpo repositions for success

Nze Nwankpo and Chief Chuma Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial polls slated for November 6, 2021, the political space in the state is receiving quakes from various quarters as High Chief Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo continues to seal alliances with political, opinion, religious and community leaders across the state in a bid to sell his ambition. Reliable and independent sources said he is recording unprecedented milestones at this largely due to his unblemished political profile, extensive grassroots support, philanthropy and networking ability, leading to a somewhat unsettling ambience amongst contenders across...
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History: Igbo people in the Atlantic slave trade

Slave trade: Photo credit: Getty Images The Igbo, whose traditional territory is called the Bight of Biafra (also known as the Bight of Bonny),ecame one of the principal ethnic groups to be enslaved during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.An estimated 14.6% of all slaves were taken from the Bight of Biafra between 1650 and 1900. The Bight’s major slave trading ports were located in Bonny and Calabar.The majority of Igbo slaves were kidnapped during village raids. The journey for Igbo slaves often began in the ancient Cave Temple that was located...
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Catholic Bishops to Buhari: Citizens beating drums of war

Catholic Bishops Catholic Bishops under the umbrella of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have raised alarm over looming collapse of Nigeria as a nation. The Bishops, according to Daily Sun,  were convinced that things happening lately in Nigeria suggests that the Federal Government has failed to hold Nigeria together, thus paving the way for the rise of non-state actors in self defense and protection. CBCN President, Archbishop Augustine Akubueze in a statement released in Abuja, on Tuesday, said the very survival of Nigeria is at stake, stressing that the...
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EFCC: Love-scammer sentenced, socialite arraigned as Oduah’s case is stalled

Oduah The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday, February 22, 2021, secured the conviction of one Oluwatoyin Henry before Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on one count of obtaining by false pretence. The charge reads: “That you Oluwatoyin Henry sometimes in 2019, at Ogbomosho, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred United States of America Dollars (USD$1,200) from one Betty Mosley, when you falsely...
INTERVIEW

Victor Osuagwu: Shares comedy so much he wedded with a lorry

Victor Osuagwu The story of comedy in Nigeria will probably not be complete without the name of Victor Osuagwu, one of the many products of the University of Port Harcourt, doing well in the entertainment industry. He explains how he found succour in comic roles in this interview with VERIFIED NEWS. Excerpts: Did comedy come because you could not find a job? At the age of seven, I had already started acting in the church. Even in the primary school, we used to act some drama sketches, but honestly I...
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Abuja military plane crash: List of victims

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had in a tweet, described the accident as “fatal” and prayed for the “departed souls”. According to his tweet, “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna.” Of course, it was fatal as there are no survivors with the accident claiming the seven persons in the NAF B350 aircraft. The names of the victims are: Flt Lt Gazama, Flt Lt Piyo, FS Olawumi, Flag Officer Okpara, ACM Johnson, Sgt Oluka and...
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How Rochas Okorocha was arrested

Okorocha wi Senator Rochas Okorocha, the former Governor of Imo State has reportedly been handcuffed on the orders of the Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, following an arrest for leading some loyalists to forcibly reopen an estate sealed by the State Government.  Verified News NGR sources said the incident happened on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Okorocha has been having a running battle with incumbent Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, and is said to have angered the Governor by reopening the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the State Government. The State Government...
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