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Ebonyi Police Command Thursday, May 19, 2016, manhandled and  arrested Mr. Ikechukwu Nwafor, and other labour leaders in the state over the on-going strike in the country, which is being complied with in the state.

The police also tear-gased the leaders of the Labour Union and ceased their mobile phones and other valuables.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Thursday announced the indefinite postponement of the 2016 Batch A, stream II orientation programme, which was initially scheduled to hold this Saturday.

It said a new date would be announced “in due course.”

Chief Olisa Metuh, the national spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been reportedly rushed back to the National Hospital in Abuja.

 Metuh’s trial has proven particularly controversial.

Report has it that the PDP spokesman vomitted several times in his car on his way to the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

China's Ambassador to Zambia, Yang Youming, has refuted the allegation that China was taking dead bodies, marinating them, putting them in cans and then selling them in African supermarkets. The envoy released a stern statement on Tuesday, seeking to battle misinformation, which he said was harming China's reputation in Africa.

Emmanuel Amuneke has assured Nigerians that the Flying Eagles will defend the CAF U-20 title in next year's edition in Zambia.

The ex-African Footballer of The Year said in an interview with CAF as his team shape up for this weekend tie against Burundi at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura.

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Bauchi, Yakubu Mohammed, has disclosed that Bauchi government was owing pensioners N19 billion gratuities.

He said that both Bauchi and local government councils in the state are owing pensioners gratuities backlog of about N19 billion.

Mohammed disclosed this in Bauchi.

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