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By Onyema Amanze

 

Abia State government has received the N1 billion Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme Loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

 

 The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Uzo Azubuike, and his Finance counterpart, Mr. Obinna Oriaku, confirmed receipt of the loan by the state.

Ebonyi State House of Assembly has petitioned the Federal Government through the Federal Character Commission (FCC) against the Rector of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Venerable Ogbonnaya Ibe-enwo, over allegations of abuse of office and irregularities in employment in the institution.

By Onyema Amanze

 

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Igbo leaders to unite irrespective of their political and religious affiliations for peace and progress in Igbo land.

 He lamented that for quite a long time now Igbo leaders have allowed sectional and political differences to divide them.

The Special Adviser to Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Inter-party affairs, Onwe Gideon Ifeanyi, has urged states in the country that are owing their workers backlog of salaries to borrow a leaf from the state.

Every attack on an oil pipeline leaves Felix Timileami feeling as if he’s on top of the world. The 39-year-old, who belongs to a recently formed — and as of yet unnamed — militant group, has taken part in raids on a number of oil facilities in the Niger Delta. Last month, they hit one operated by Royal Dutch Shell.

By Onyema Amanze, Lagos

 

The National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied sponsoring a faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Ali Modu Sherrif, the former governor of Borno State.

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MASSOB Replies Obasanjo: Biafra Not Dead

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, on Monday, January 18, 2016, told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that “Biafra is not dead and will never die.”

Why Falana Is Begging Buhari

The human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to grant a presidential pardon to all military officers convicted of mutiny.

Dasuki Gate: What EFCC Didn’t Ask Me – Falae

Chief Olu Falae, Social Democratic Party (SDP) National Chairman, Olu Falae, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission never asked him to return the N100 million he collected from a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih.

Defence Minister, CDS To Inspect Vandalised Oil Facilities In Delta

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali and Chief of Defence Staff, Major-Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin are being expected in Delta State for on-the-spot assessment of the multiple attacks on oil and gas facilities in the state.

Buhari Boasts: We Have Driven Boko Haram Into Fall-Back Positions

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria has made very significant progress towards ending Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015.

2016 CHAN: Nigeria Hammers Niger 4-1

Nigeria Super Eagles on Monday, January 18, 2016, began CHAN 2016 football competition on a bright note as they defeated their Niger counterpart by 4-1.

Why Kenya Banned On-Air Sex

In our series of letters from Africa, journalist Joseph Warungu reflects on the recent decision by Kenyan authorities to ban sex talk on radio.

They argue that we're having it at the wrong time.

 

Burundi Security Troops Gang-Raped Women, UN Says

 

The United Nations says it has evidence that Burundi's security forces gang-raped women while searching the homes of suspected opposition leaders.

Security forces separated the women and raped them, the UN said, adding that it had documented 13 cases.

Iran: U.S. Imposes Fresh Sanctions Over Missile Test

The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over a recent ballistic missile test.

The new sanctions prevent 11 entities and individuals linked to the missile programme from using the US banking system.

Buhari Arrives UAE For World Future Energy Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Sunday, January 17, 2016, has arrived at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a three-day official visit.

 During the period, Buhari will be attend the World Future Energy Summit on January 17, as a special guest.

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