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40 Americans claim Igbo ancestry, take Igbo names in Enugu

No fewer than 40 students and faculty members from Morehouse College Glee Club in Atlanta, United States of America (USA) have traced their ancestry to the Igbo and taken new Igbo names to suit their new status. This is as some of the students stated while performing the Igbo name-giving ceremony at the University of …

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Organ harvesting: Ekweremadu remanded after latest court appearance

Former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, will remain in custody until his next court date. The senator, on Thursday, appeared in court in London for a second time on charges of arranging to bring a minor to the UK for organ donation. The 60-year-old Ekweremadu, according to report by the BBC, …

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Peter Obi, not a hater of Northerners, says aide

The media aide to Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has denied reports that his principal is a religious bigot and a hater of people of northern Nigerian extraction. Valentin Obienyem, in a statement on Thursday, said some faceless groups, sponsored by political opponents, are responsible for spreading falsehood about Obi due to his …

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Nigeria will succeed with first digital census, Says NPC Commissioner

Mr Silas Agara, Federal Commissioner for Nasarawa State at the National Population Commission (NPC), has assured that the country will not fail in the introduction of digital or paperless census for the first time in 2023. He gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Karu Local Government area of the state …

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Buhari tasks Nigerians abroad on responsible social media use

President Muhammadu Buhari, has again cautioned Nigerians abroad against the use of social media to insult and incite from a safe and anonymous distance. Buhari, rather urged them to always promote Nigeria’s unity. The President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Thursday, said the president gave the advice in Lisbon, Portugal, while speaking …

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Niger govt. confirms bandit attack on mining site

The Niger Government has confirmed an attack by bandits on a mining site at Ajata Aboki village, Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. The state Commissioner for Internal Security, Mr Emmanuel Umaru confirmed the incident in a statement in Minna on Thursday. Umaru said the bandits attacked the site at about 6.00 p.m on …

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Passport: Nigerians in New York urge provision of 7,000 booklets

Nigerians in New York, U.S, have asked the Federal Government to supply 7,000 passport booklets to the Nigeria Consulate in New York, to clear the backlog of applications. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Nigerians, under the aegis of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN Inc.), made the request at …

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Hajj: Travel agent arraigned for alleged N24.6m fraud

Lagos State Government on Thursday arraigned a travel agent, Sharafadeen Irorun, before an Ikeja High Court for allegedly defrauding some intending pilgrims of N24.6 million. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Irorun is facing a 12-count-charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money under false pretences. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. …

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Gunmen attack Nigeria mine, kidnap four Chinese workers

Gunmen have attacked a mine in central Nigeria, killing some security personnel and kidnapping four Chinese nationals and other workers, a state security official said on Thursday. Kidnapping for ransom has become a major problem in northwest and central Nigeria, where heavily-armed criminal gangs known as bandits target communities, schools and businesses for abductions. Chinese …

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Anambra doctors threaten to withdraw services over cases of abductions

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Anambra branch, has expressed concern over the rising cases of kidnap, especially of its members in the state. The body, in a statement made available to journalists in Awka on Wednesday, called on Gov. Chukwuma Soludo and security agencies in Anambra to take more proactive measures to stem the ugly …

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Court sentences police sergeant Imanilu to death for murder

A Rivers State High court sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced a dismissed police Sergeant, James Imanilu, to death by hanging for the murder of a commercial driver identified as David Legbara. Justice Elsie Thompson, while delivering her judgment found Sergeant Imanilu guilty of the murder of Late Legbara who was shot dead at Wimpy …

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Tinubu used ‘strange powers’ to clinch APC ticket – Prophet ShalomKelvin

Reverend ShalomKelvin Akinbo, the Head Pastor of Doers Nation International Church, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has suggested that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), used “strange powers” to secure the ruling party’s ticket. Reverend ShalomKelvin, however, prophesised that the former Lagos governor will not be the one that …

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