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Ugwuanyi awards rural roads project

By Mary Okoh,

Enugu

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has awarded contracts for  another set of development projects across the state, totaling N1 billion to deepen its noble vision to develop the rural areas in line with the government’s four-point agenda.

Ugwuanyi's reforms have revived our judiciary, says Enugu Justice Reform Team

By Mary Okoh,

Enugu

The facilitator of Enugu State Justice Reform Team (ESJRT) Chief Justina Offia (SAN), has commended the state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for enhancing the status of the

judiciary in the state.

  Offiah made the commendation when she led members of the team on a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House, Enugu.

  She said that Gov. Ugwuanyi since assuming office in 2015, has done a lot for the judiciary on reforms and infrastructural development.

Leadership failure responsible for soldiers’ killings –Burutai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General, Tukur Buratai, has blamed leadership failure and lack of initiatives among senior and junior military commanders as the reasons for the recent setbacks by the Nigerian Army in Metele in Borno State and other areas in the North-East. Buratai disclosed thus while speaking at the closing ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference, held at the Command’s Guest House in Maiduguri, yesterday. He said: “There have been clear leadership failure and lack of initiative among senior and junior commanders. This must be checked.

Breaking: OPC founder, Frederick Fasehun, passes on

Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the founder of Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, is dead.  

Fasehun died in the late hours of Friday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
The octogenarian was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital on Tuesday where he remained until his demise.

  Fasehun was born in Ondo Town, Ondo State in 1938.

He was imprisoned for 19 months from December 1996 to June 1998 during the military rule of Sani Abacha.

(new telegraph)

23 suspected robbers, cultists, others arrested in Kogi

The Police command in Kogi on Wednesday paraded 23 people, suspected to be armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists, recovering nine assorted rifles and other dangerous weapons from the hoodlums.

The Spokesman of the command, DSP. William Aya, while parading the suspects in Lokoka, said that they comprised five kidnappers, five cultists and 13 robbery suspects.

Buhari reduces cost of JAMB, NECO forms

President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the cost of forms for some terminal examinations like the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, organised by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Examination Council, as well as the Basic Education Certificate Examination.  

Obaseki advocates stronger stakeholders' synergy to tackle security challenges

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has made a case for stronger synergy among all segments of society to tackle the security challenges facing the country.

  Obaseki made the submission during the Nigerian Army's Research and Innovation Exhibition/Trade Fair, organised by the Nigerian Army as part of activities lined up for the Chief of Army Staff Conference which is taking place in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, earlier scheduled to hold in Benin City.

NGO trains media, health educators on family planning services in Bauchi

By Ahmed Ahmed

Cardinal Arinze is Nigeria’s proud export – Obi

. Describes Atiku as a committed democrat
By Valentine Amanze

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