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Ayiri Emami, a Victim of Vaulting Ambition?

Ayiri Emami, a Victim of Vaulting Ambition?

For the ousted Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, and billionaire businessman, Ayirimi Emami, it is apocalypse. On Thursday, September 2, the man popularly called Ayiri, lost the exalted position of Prime Minister of Warri Kingdom that had given him so much visibility, airs, and clout, to the erstwhile Iyatsere of Warri, Johnson Amatserunleghe who now occupies

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Amenze Killed by Italian Husband, Did Not Visit Nigeria to Marry Father of Her Children, Family Refutes Claim

…Demand Justice from Italian Govt. The family of Rita Amenze, the woman murdered in cold-blood in Italy by her Italian husband because she reportedly filed for divorce after returning from Nigeria where she allegedly got married to the father of her three children, have debunked the claim. Father of the children, Frank Akpoguma, and mother

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Wike Blasts Akpabio, May Bar NDDC Officials From Using Road to Its Headquarters

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday said the political value of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has been decimated since he left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Wike spoke at the inauguration of the Special Protection Unit Base 6, of the Nigeria Police Force

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At Last, Obaseki to Form Cabinet, Sends Names of 11 Commissioner-Nominees to Parliament

…Appoints Two Special Advisers Barely six weeks to the first anniversary of his second term in office, and over one year after winning re-election, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, is now ready to form his cabinet. Obaseki, on Tuesday appointed two Special Advisers and forwarded the names of 11 commissioner-nominees to the state House of

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World Rivers Day: BORBDA Warns Against Dumping of Wastes in Rivers

The managing director of the Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority, (BORBDA) Saliu Ahmed, has underscored the need to refrain from dumping wastes into rivers. Ahmed said this would ensure preservation of waterways, enhance economic value of rivers, and improve the health of the people. He spoke on Monday in Benin, Edo State, during the commemoration

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COVID-19: Obaseki Given 48 Hours to Rescind Order On Compulsory Jab Or Risk Shutdown of State Economy

As resistance continues to mount over Edo State government’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for citizens, civil society organizations and students’ unions on Monday paralysed activities in Benin City, the state capital to protest the order. The protesters handed down a 48-hours ultimatum to the governor, Godwin Obaseki to withdraw the order or face total shut-down of

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Restore Role of Trad. Rulers in Tackling Insecurity, Arase, Ex-IGP

Nigeria’s former Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Solomon Arase, has blamed the transfer of responsibility for security from traditional rulers to local government chairmen for the pervasive insecurity in the country. Arase therefore suggested going back to incorporate traditional institutions into the nation’s security architecture. The former IGP spoke on Sunday at a security summit

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You’ll Live to Regret Not Investing in Nigeria Now, Chinese Firm Admonishes Investors

…Reacts to Allegation of Resisting Unionism, Inhuman Work Environment Managing Director of a Benin-based Chinese company, Frank Wang, is encouraging foreign investors to brave the odds to invest in the Nigerian economy, particularly in the construction sector, warning that they may live to regret not doing so in the future. Wang, who is the chief

COVID-19: Obaseki Flags Off N-CARES Agric Programme In Support of Edo Farmers

As part of deliberate efforts to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the economy of the state and guarantee food security, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki on Thursday flagged off the Nigeria Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) programme which would support over 12,494 small-holder farmers across the state with farm inputs. Governor

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Port Harcourt Floods: Govt, Victims Trade Blames

Victims of Tuesday’s massive flooding in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have blamed poor construction work by government contractors for the disaster. But the state government has returned the blame to residents who dump solid wastes in the drains and build on flood channels. The flood, the worst in so many years, submerged widespread

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