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Women in Technical Education (WITED), Federal Polytechnic Bida chapter, has ended a one-day seminar with a resolve that the future of the country could only be guaranteed if parents and guardians spend quality time to ensure proper upbringing of their children.
The women pointed out that social vices like

Following Thursday's failed jail break in Abakaliki prison, the Ebonyi State capital, the
Controller General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Ahmed Jafaru, at the weekend said that only six inmates died in the incident.
He also said that 16 of the inmates, who were critically injured, were currently receiving

Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie ikpeazu, has said that his victory at the Appeal Court would reinvigorate him to render more service to Abians.

Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyele Oyebade, has reunited one little Joseph Okafor, who was stolen from his parents on May 27, 2015, at Eluma Lokpaukwu in Umunneochi council with parents.
While handing over the two-year-old to his father, Mr. Francis Okafor, the CP said that the little Okafor was abducted on the said date by

Abia State government has been urged to
offset the backlog arrears of salaries owed local government council
workers for the interest of peace in the state.
State President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Abia State chapter, Ijoma Onyenaucheya, disclosed this in an interaction with newsmen in Umuahia.

A group of retired police officers from four South East and South
South states has petitioned the National Assembly (NASS) over the alleged non-payment of their 11 years pension arrears.
They signed the petition on the platform of the "War-affected Nigeria Police Retirees," comprising no fewer than 100 members from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Rivers states.

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It was the hashtag that turned the spotlight on the crisis of Nigerian girls and women being abducted by Boko Haram: #BringBackOurGirls.

Grammys: Benin's Angelique Kidjo Wins World Music Album

 

Benin's Angelique Kidjo has won the best world music album of the year at this year's Grammys in Los Angeles.

The New York-based singer won the award for her Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg collaboration, Sings.

Grammys: Taylor Swift Wins Album Of The Year

 

Taylor Swift's 1989 has won the coveted album of the year award at this year's Grammys in Los Angeles.

The singer - who is the first woman to win the award twice - also won best pop vocal album and best music video for her track Bad Blood.

Four Oil Producing Nations To Freeze Output

Oil ministers from three Opec countries, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela, as well as Russia, agreed to freeze oil output at January levels, as long as others follow suit.

The announcement came after the four ministers met in Doha on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

How Obasanjo, El-Rufai Awarded Abuja Rail Project Without Design Estimate, Says Chinese Firm

A construction firm handling the Abuja Rail project, Chinese Civil Engineering And Construction Company (CCECC), on Monday, February 15, 2016, told the Senate committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that former President Olusegun Obasanjo awarded the contract in 2007 without an engineeri

Naira Exchanges For N347/$

 

The naira on Monday, February 15, 2016, depreciated in value to a record low of N347/$ at the parallel market following increased demand, which outstrips supply of foreign exchange (FX), according to THEWILL.

Brazil Court Freezes Neymar Assets

Brazilian authorities have blocked assets of Barcelona star, Neymar, including a yacht, a jet and several properties worth almost $50 million.

Boko Haram: Stop Lying Over Arms’ Purchase, Group Cautions Lai Muhammed

 

A human rights organization in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), has cautioned the Minister of Information

and Culture, Mr. Lai Muhammed, to stop lying to the people of the country over weapons purchased for Nigeria Military

David Mark Cries Out Over Threat To Life

The former Senate President, David Mark, on Monday petitioned the Inspector – General of Police, Solomon Arase, alleging that some gladiators in the forthcoming rerun election in the Benue South Senatorial District, were planning to assassinate him.

Health Workers Down Tools Nationwide Wednesday

Health workers are threatening to commence an indefinite strike on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, over alleged breach of agreements by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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