How 4 Lucky Nigerians Won N100k For Reactivating Their Verve Cards    

Christmas came early for four Nigerians recently as they were rewarded with N100, 000 each for using their Verve Cards in the on-going nationwide Verve card reactivation campaign -a partnership between Verve International and First Bank Nigeria.   The winners, Mr. Omoregie Kingsley, a security Operative; Mrs. Abiodun Adijat Asabi, a businesswoman; Mr. Olushola Adefemi Johnshon, a clearing and forwarding agent and Mr. Bolaji Dawodu Erigbemi a web designer, all based in Lagos were excited and confirmed that they could not believe it when they were informed that they had won N100, 000….

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Action Aid seeks AU intervention on Libyan slave trade

 Following the disturbing reports on the sale of African citizens as slaves in Libya, ActionAid International has called on the African Union (AU) to stop the trade immediately. In a letter sent to the Chair of the AU, Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday, ActionAid International demanded that the AU should condemn the enslavement of African citizens in Libya in no uncertain terms and request each African government to immediately begin to identify, register and track their citizens in and across Libya and Europe as a first step to releasing them from…

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Aid convoy ambush worries UN coordinator

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has strongly deplored the deadly ambush on a convoy carrying humanitarian food supplies for conflict-affected persons on Saturday December 16, and expressed grave concern over the limitations that attacks of this nature may have on the delivery of life-saving supplies to people in need in north-east Nigeria. The armed ambush by a non-state armed group took place on the road between Dikwa and Gamboru, in Borno State, and resulted in the reported loss of at least four civilian lives as well…

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Battered, teargased by security forces, ‘Occupy Imo’ protesters says mass action will continue

Imo indigenes yesterday took to the streets in protest of what they described as ‘unprecedented maladministration’ of the state alleging that the government and policy of the state places a very little premium on the welfare of its citizens.   Marching under the aegis of Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD), a coalition of many civil society organizations, the protesters as early as 8amhad gathered at Emmanuel College roundabout and was marching down Wetheral road when they were accosted by heavily armed Policemen who allegedly attacked the protesters for daring to…

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JUST IN: FG Orders Closure of Dangote, BUA Mining Sites In Edo

As crisis rages on between Dangote Group and his counterpart in the cement manufacturing sector, the BUA group over the mining rights for huge deposit of lime stone located at Obuh community, in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo state, the Federal Government  ordered all the parties involved to vacate the site.   The stern measure is to avert break down of law and order in the area in view of the growing tension among residents and security threats.   But the community leaders after hours of intensive…

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BREAKING: Buhari extends tenure of Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the country’s Service Chiefs.   All the Service Chiefs are due for retirement.   A statement on Monday by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said the President approved the extension based on the various ongoing military operations in the country.   Those benefitting from the tenure extension are General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, the Chief of Defence Staff; Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, the Chief of Naval Staff; and   Air Marshal Sadique Baba…

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Mikel Obi reacts to Everton transfer rumours

Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has denied he would return to the English Premier League in January from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda to join Everton. Some reports had claimed the 30-year-old would leave Tianjin after an injury-hit first season since moving from Stamford Bridge, with Everton leading the chase. But Mikel said he had no intention to leave the Chinese Super League. “I don’t know where such a rumour came from, but this story is untrue,” he told Tianjin TV. “I want to stay in the Chinese Super…

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