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Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

Suspected herdsmen kill 5 in Uzo-Uwani — Police

The spokesman of the police in Enugu State, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Nsukka. Amaraizu said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Nwodibo Ekechukwu, had already moved to the local government to ensure that normalcy returned. “The police are aware of the attack in Uzo-Uwani and the state commissioner of police is already there to ensure that …

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I will run for presidency under PDP in 2019 – Lamido

Former Gov Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Monday said he would constest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.   Lamido made this known to newsmen in his village – Bamaina – in Birnin-kudu Local Government Area of the State.   He, however, said a party’s ticket was not given to anybody on the platter …

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Congo music legend Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

Papa Wemba, a 67-year-old Congolese rumba music legend, died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in the early hours of Sunday.   A report from a private morgue in Abidjan where his body was taken, said Wemba, born in 1949, was performing at the Anoumabo urban music festival (FEMUA) when he collapsed on stage.   Wemba was born in 1949 …

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PDP sweeps Ondo State’s council polls

PDP has swept the chairmanship position in all the 18 Local councils in Ondo State. The results were announced on Sunday in Akure by Prof. Olugbenga Ige, Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) at a post-election news conference. He said that the PDP won 202 out of the 203 wards in the councillorship election, while the Allied …

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Kachikwu: Fuel shortage to gradually ease off

——--Says refineries operating at 60% but need $700m to upgrade to 90% Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has said the lingering fuel shortages in major cities across the country would gradually ease off with coming on stream of refineries, which require about $700 million to upgrade and operate at 90 per cent capacity. Kachikwu, who noted this when …

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Electricity: Fashola calls on communities to take ownership of pipelines, says government alone cannot police them

I think the biggest contribution will come from the communities through whose territories these pipelines pass, to take ownership, to stand as security vanguards for the protection of pipeline assets because if the pipelines work it benefits them more. With the best of intentions, how many kilometres of pipeline could any government really police? And they are as diverse as …

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Joint military force warns `militants’ against attacks on oil facilities

 The joint military force deployed to protect oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta on Friday reiterated its resolve to crackdown on vandals and economic saboteurs. A statement from its spokesman, Col. Isa Ado, said that the military was poised to deal with a reported threat by vandals to resume attacks on oil facilities. The statement assured that the force, christened …

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Persistent power crisis forces cybercafés, SMEs out of business

Investigations have revealed that many small and medium scale enterprises  in the country are being forced out of business by the persistent power and fuel crisis in the country. Some of the businesses heavily affected include hair dressing salons, tailoring outfits, welding/iron-bending firms, cybercafes etc Checks conducted in Lagos on Friday showed that many cybercafé operators are facing rough times …

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