Soldiers kill A’ Ibom most wanted criminals

Troops of 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army yesterday killed the leader and members of a notorious killer squad terrorising Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo local government areas of Akwa Ibom State. Assistant Director, Public Relations, 2 Brigade, Uyo, Major Umar Shuaib, told journalists that the gang leader, Akaninyene Uko alias Isoakpaefid, and his members were killed when troops invaded the hideout of the gang at Ikpe village in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area and engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle. Shuaib explained that the troops also killed two members – Aniebet…

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Fireproof number plates will save us from killer drivers –Motorists

Following the attendant difficulties in the number of accidents recorded in 2017, where rescue parties and the police found it impossible to identify owners of vehicles involved in such accidents, mostly in accidents that saw vehicles gutted by fire for retribution or compensation. The impossibility to identify accidental vehicles was mostly due to the fact the number plates are burnt beyond recognition. Motorists have heaped the blame on the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), for failing to produce fire resistant number plates. CHIJIIOKE IREMEKA reports   In the case of…

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Why I don’t wear caps –Tony Okoroji

Chief Tony Okoroji is the Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) Board. Okoroji came to national limelight in the early eighties with his release of several cross over songs such as ‘Juliana,’ ‘Oriaku,’ ‘Locomotion’ and many others, which became national favourites. At 29 years old, Chief Okoroji was elected National President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). He also led the vanguard for the establishment of the Nigerian Copyright Commission and served twice on the Board of the Commission. Chief Okoroji, today, continues to be an…

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Buhari, APC banking on votes buying in 2019 –Mohammed

  Social critic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed was a member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republic and a delegate to the 2014 National Conference. In this interview with ONWUKA NZESHI, the medical doctor turned politician x-rays the prospects of Nigeria in 2018 in terms of security, politics and economy   What are your expectations of the New Year in terms of political developments in Nigeria? I am not sure that the year 2018 will be vastly different from last year. Politically, 2018 will be a defining moment for…

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Nigeria wobbling from one major crisis to another –Okogie

  The Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, accusing the administration of handling serious security issues with levity. Okogie, who was reacting to the continuing killings of innocent citizens in Benue State by Fulani herdsmen, frowned at the failure of the nation’s security apparatuses and Federal Government to contend with the rampaging nomads. Capturing the level of insecurity in the land, Cardinal Okogie described Nigeria as a nation that is wobbling from one major crisis…

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I once lived in a warehouse –Monica Omorodion Swaida

Monica Omorodion Swaida is an actress, producer, dancer and singer. In her teenage days, she was a backup singer for a number of top artistes like Majek Fashek, Sunny Okosun, Evi Edna Ogoli and many more. She is also the co-producer of Nollywood blockbuster epic movie, ‘Esohe’. In this interview with EDWIN USOBOH, Monica sheds light on her initiative, ‘Street Angels’, movies and music in Nigeria Background: I am a Nigerian based in America. I grew up in Nigeria and America. I am one of nine children of my parents,…

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Bossladies Nest 36: The hunter becomes prey

  Jay stared at the little stone in his palm. It was stained with blood. Icy hands clawed at his heart. He urinated blood and stone! The pain he felt a while ago had subsided. The relief he felt when the stone came out was heavenly. He examined the tiny stone again and shivered. Who did he offend? Who could be after his life? His wife? His heart raced. He turned the stone this way and that, his brow furrowed. He cursed aloud as he remembered that his phone had…

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