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World Tourism Day 2021: Sanwo-Olu, Bello, Onyema, Umar-Farouq for honour in Lagos

by WALE OLAJIDE Ahead of the 2021 World Tourism Day, the 13th Annual Eko Oni Baje Festival has announced the quartet of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State), Governor Yahaya Bello (Kogi State), Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq (Minister of Humanitarian Affairs) and Mr. Allen Onyema (Chairman, Air Peace) as the recipients of its prestigious ‘Icons of National Cohesion Award’. With the theme:  Peaceful Coexistence, the Honours committee of the erstwhile cultural fiesta, says the quartet would be honoured for using their offices and activities to cement the ties of national unity amongst...
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Time 100: See how Prince Harry and Meghan described Okonjo-Iweala

By NGOZI EMEDOLIBE Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance has been named on the list of Time 100 Most Influential People in the world. In an article, Time-style, to introduce the distinguished personalities, Prince Harry and wife Meghan, describe her as a woman who knows how to get things done. The article reads: “What will it take to vaccinate the world? Unity, cooperation—and leaders like Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. “As the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization, a 164-member group of nations that oversees trade across the world,...
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Anambra 2021: Harris Chuma emerges DG of ADC Campaign Team

Harris Chuma (L) and Sullivan Nwankpo (ADC Guber candidate) By Tosin Adams As the political battle for Anambra Government House intensifies, the African Democratic Congress’ candidate, Chief Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo, has rejigged his Campaign Team for more efficiency. A statement from the Campaign Office at Awka, announced Dr. Harris Chuma as the new Campaign DG, while Barrister Victor Okeke takes charge of the media. The move which is seen in the political circle as strategic, considering the wealth of experience of the duo is also sending shivers in the opposing...
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‘The Principles of Plea’: Ajagba enriches legal education with new book

Barrister Ajagba By Austin Fair Nwaulu The emergence of successive administrations especially the present one has brought in its wake different procedures and coinages hitherto underplayed in criminal litigations. And almost on daily basis these new introductions are gaining a lot of momentum as they become a sing song sort of. ‘’Plea Bargain’’ which has become synonymous with the formidable state agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , is one of them and became famous when corrupt suspects or convicts were said to engage in an agreement which allows...
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How Obiano, Wike, Ngige plotted Nnamdi Kanu’s abduction—IPOB

L-R Obiano, Ngige, Wike By Tosin Adams The Indigenous People of Biafra has stated that Governors Nyesom Wike and Willie Obiano of Rivers and Anambra states respectively allegedly bankrolled the abduction and repatriation of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. According to the statement made available by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, on Thursday, the two governors willingly offered to aid the Nigerian government in capturing the Biafra secessionist leader, to protect their political interests. The statement further revealed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and an Igbo...
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After exiting Euro 2020, Ronaldo opens N84K-a-night hotel in New York…Check out its interior

Pestana CR7 Hotel, New York By Oriaku Ijele Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his latest hotel in New York’s Times Square to add to his collection, according to a report by Gary Stonehouse for Sun newspaper of London. The legendary Portuguese forward, 36, has already opened complexes in his Madeira homeland, Lisbon and last month in Madrid. Announcing his first one outside of Europe, he wrote: “Book now and discover the coolest new hotel in the best location in town.” Lobby The N83K-a-night hotel, which offers discounts for Pestana guest...
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Nwankpo to Ndi Anambra: I will strengthen ties between families and Governor’s Office

Akachukwu Nwankpo, ADC candidate By TOSIN ADAMS Determined to simplify governance and bring it down to every Anambra family, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the forthcoming guber poll in Anambra, Nze Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo, has made a pledge to strengthen the relationship between the Office of the Governor and Anambra families when he becomes the governor of the state. Nwankpo, made this promise while delivering his acceptance speech after he was announced the winner of the party’s primaries in Awka Anambra State.  According to Nze...
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BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu arrested by INTERPOL

Nnamdi Kanu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, one of the groups agitating for the secession of the old Eastern Region of Nigeria has been arrested. According to the Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, Kanu, whose group, has been proscribed, was arrested following a collaboration between Nigerian authorities and the INTERPOL. The Attorney General said Kanu was extradited to Nigeria on Sunday, June 27 and would resume trial soon. Kanu, the leader of IPOB, who lives in UK, had jumped bail while being...
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Secession: NIROH reacts to position of S’East leaders

NIROH Exco Members Ndigbo Royal Heritage, NIROH, has lent its voice to the position of political leaders in the south east, who a few days ago, rose from a meeting to declare their support for a united Nigeria devoid of injustice and marginalisation. NIROH, after its Security and Strategy Committee meeting declared support for the position of the leaders of the geopolitical zone, while harping that those pushing Igbos to the brink of another war under any guise must be called to order. In a statement by the President General...
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NIROH’s broadcast against bloodshed in Igbo land holds today

In line with its mandate to bring peace and progress into Igbo land, the Ndi Igbo Royal Heritage, NIROH will on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 continue with its worldwide online broadcast featuring prominent Igbo sons and daughters across the globe to deliberate on the lies fuelling the chaos in certain parts of Igbo land. The session which will be anchored by Dr. Paul Okoye, President General of NIROH, will start at 7.30pm Nigerian time and will avail Ndi Igbo the opportunity to ask questions as regards the Igbo nation and...
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