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Former CBN Governor, Emefiele Sues Akpabio For Defamation, Demands N1bn

Former CBN Governor, Emefiele Sues Akpabio For Defamation, Demands N1bn

Emefiele Sues Akpabio For Defamation, Demands N1bn Emefiele's lawyer, Matthew Burkaa, in a notice to the Senate President faulted a "we don't know what to charge Emefiele with" statement credited to Akpabio. Embattled former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has demanded N1bn damages from Senate President Godswill Akpabio for defamation. Emefiele’s lawyer, Matthew Burkaa, in a notice to the Senate President dated February 19, 2024, faulted a “we don’t know what to charge Emefiele with” statement credited to Akpabio on February 18, 2024. Emefiele, through his lawyer, considered Akpabio’s comment “false, distorted and clearly aimed…
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Hardship: We’ll overcome our challenges- Kalu                                                                     …encourages compatriots to fear not, unite, fight together

Hardship: We’ll overcome our challenges- Kalu …encourages compatriots to fear not, unite, fight together

Hardship: We 'll overcome our challenges- Kalu…encourages compatriots to fear not, unite, fight together In an emotion-laden speech that rekindles hope and reinforces patriotism in the people, the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu at Tuesday plenary told Nigerians that the current economic challenges are transient and would be surmounted. Recognizing the resilient spirit of the people, Kalu said they have always risen together in times of adversity. He said that appropriate policies have been enacted by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu government to tackle the situation, urging the people to be patient. The Deputy Speaker who made the…
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President Tinubu sends warning to pupil who criticised voting process, untold hardship                                                          …Read message

President Tinubu sends warning to pupil who criticised voting process, untold hardship …Read message

President Tinubu sends warning to pupil who criticised voting process, over untold hardship…Read message President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's critics who spoke against him and his administration amid his efforts to solve the country's challenges have been warned by the federal government. The federal government, through the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, said making 'unwarranted' and 'unguarded statements' against President Bola Tinubu's government over insecurity and rising food prices will have consequences. The federal government's message comes a day after a primary school pupil in the North tackled the President for causing the untold economic hardship in the country.…
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Rep. Onuigbo Inaugurated as Chair, Climate Change Trade Group, ACCI

Rep. Onuigbo Inaugurated as Chair, Climate Change Trade Group, ACCI

Rep. Onuigbo Inaugurated as Chair, Climate Change Trade Group, ACCI Sponsor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Act, and Member representing the South-East on the Governing Board of the North-East Development Commission, Rep. Sam Onuigbo, was on Thursday, February 8, 2024, inaugurated as the Chairman of the Climate Change Trade Group of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry(ACCI). Onuigbo’s inauguration was during the Inauguration Ceremony of the 12th President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry(ACCI),Chief Emeka Obegolu SAN, PhD, which was held at the Abuja International Conference Center. Reacting to his inauguration, the former Member of the House of…
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Kalu condoles Shettima over step-mother’s death

Kalu condoles Shettima over step-mother’s death

Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has condoled Vice President Kashim Shettima on the passing of his step-mother, Hajiya Hauwa Abba Kormi on Thursday at the age of 69. Kalu in his condolence message to the Vice President said the death was a huge loss to the family and the country in general especially at this time her motherly advice was greatly needed. The Deputy Speaker however encouraged Vice President Shettima to be comforted by Hajiya Hauwa Abba Kormi's impactful life, stressing that Allah's Will cannot be questioned by any mortal. Praying God to give the…
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PISE-P to Partner Google, Amazon, Others for S’East Devt                                                                                   •as tech group mulls summit for youth

PISE-P to Partner Google, Amazon, Others for S’East Devt •as tech group mulls summit for youth

PISE-P to Partner Google, Amazon, Others for S'East Devt •as tech group mulls summit for youth A Non-governmental Organisation, Peace in South East Project (PISE-P) has disclosed that in collaboration with Neuo mobile communication and technology limited, it will partner with google, amazon, microsoft for the development of the south east region and the nation as a whole. PISE-P is an initiative of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, which canvasses a non-kinetic approach towards resolving the security challenges in the south East region. Playing host to a delegation from the tech group…
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I’ll Not Rest Till Ikwuano Gets Her Rights… Rep Aguocha                                                                               …Set To Relocate FMC To Ikwuano…Declares 200 Annual Educational Scholarship Palliative For Constituents, Monthly Stipends for widows, others

I’ll Not Rest Till Ikwuano Gets Her Rights… Rep Aguocha …Set To Relocate FMC To Ikwuano…Declares 200 Annual Educational Scholarship Palliative For Constituents, Monthly Stipends for widows, others

I'll Not Rest Till Ikwuano Gets Her Rights… Rep Aguocha…Set To Relocate FMC To Ikwuano…Declares 200 Annual Educational Scholarship Palliative For Constituents The member representing Ikwuano, Umuahia North, and South Federal Constituency of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Obi Aguocha has vowed to stop at nothing in his efforts to ensure that through efficient representation, attract, execute viable and monumental projects in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State as a part of his constituency obligations. The Legislator who has been at the forefront in the struggle to accelerate the Council's development from an age long marginalisation insisted that Ikwuano as…
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2024 IDE: UNICEF Urges Government to Tighten Security, Improve Quality of Learning in Schools

2024 IDE: UNICEF Urges Government to Tighten Security, Improve Quality of Learning in Schools

2024 IDE: UNICEF Urges the Government to Tighten Security and Improve the Quality of Learning in Schools The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has urged governments at all levels to tighten up the security of schools as well as improve access to quality learning for children. According to UNICEF safe school data for September 2023, a total of 723 schools have been closed down, and over 40.000 children have been forced out of schools in the north and southeast of Nigeria due to insecurity, depriving these children of the right to a quality education. At a multi-zone press…
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Court Anuls Provisions of Broadcasting Code Empowering NBC to Impose Fines on Broadcasters

Court Anuls Provisions of Broadcasting Code Empowering NBC to Impose Fines on Broadcasters

Court Anuls Provisions of Broadcasting Code Empowering NBC to Impose Fines on Broadcasters Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to impose fines on broadcast stations for alleged breaches of the Code as it ruled that administrative and regulatory bodies could not exercise judicial powers. Delivering judgment in a suit instituted by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) against the NBC following the Commission’s imposition of fines of N5 million each on a television station and three pay TV platforms…
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Jubilations in Ikwuano, As Mayor Nwaka Flags Rehabilitation Of Link Roads

Jubilations in Ikwuano, As Mayor Nwaka Flags Rehabilitation Of Link Roads

Jubilations in Ikwuano, As Mayor Nwaka Flags Rehabilitation Of Link Roads The ongoing road infrastructure upgrade has elicited a joyful feeling among the people of Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State. In a resounding echo of the glory days of local government administration in Nigeria, Ikwuano Local Government Area (LGA) is experiencing a revival as the flag-off ceremony for the grading and cleanup of previously neglected link roads takes place. The ceremony, which was held at Aro Ajatakiri on Saturday, January 6, 2024, marked the inauguration of the first phase of a comprehensive road infrastructure upgrade initiative. Mayor of…
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