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By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka   The Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has counseled communities in flood-prone local governments of the state to be on the alert to take necessary actions in case of emergency that may result from this year’s rains. The Executive Secretary of SEMA and former...

*Kachikwu Takes Over NNPC By Chesa Chesa, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked  the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Joseph Thlama Dawha, and replaced him with Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. Kachikwu, a First Class Graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria,  Nsukka, and the Nigerian Law School, hails from Onicha-Ugbo...

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Princess Helen Nkechi Isamade, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to lobbyists but ensure that all public officers who engaged in graft are brought to book. Isamade, who is also a woman leader in Anambra State told Daily Independent that she was dismayed by calls of some legislators...

By Felix Igbekoyi, Asaba Delta State Police Command has arrested three armed robbery suspects who blocked the road leading to Ekakpamre community, Ughelli South Local Government Area. The suspects are Joseph Ozoyu, Prince Okwiani and Onigbo Tochukwu while the fourth one escaped but his dead body was later found in the bush with bullet wound. Their arrest was sequel to...

  Nigerian military has arrested 30 suspected sponsors of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The arrest followed the ongoing raid by the military at Benishiekh and Mainok towns of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State in North East Nigeria. Sources said that the 30 arrested are shop owners, who allegedly supply food items, money, fuel and other needs of the...

Israel has arrested Meir Ettinger who tops the Shin Bet internal security organisation’s list of most-wanted Jewish extremists for alleged involvement in “criminal nationalist activity”. Ettinger, the 24-year-old grandson of late Jewish extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, is scheduled to appear before a court in the northern town of Nazareth to have his remand extended,...

By Celestine Amoke, Lagos Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, and  former Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Leke Pitan, on Sunday, August 2, 2015, harped on the need for youths in the country to maintain humility and integrity in the pursuit of their careers. They spoke at the Year 2015 Youth Harvest of the African Church Cathedral, Bethel, Broad Street,...

By Tunde Opeseitan, Lagos A lawyer and rights activist, Kabir Akingbolu, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos against President Muhammadu Buhari over his failure to make adequate provision for the production and supply of petroleum products to all citizens at a regulated price. Akingbolu, in the fresh suit, which is yet to be assigned to a judge for hearing,...

It emerged Tuesday, August 4, 2015, that Nigeria’s labour market worsened in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015 as about 1, 317,700 citizens lost their jobs within the period. A release by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that underemployed increased significantly with new hire of about 1,362,274 citizens in this category of employment during the period. Within...

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU An employee of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu (FNHE), Mrs. Cecilia Oduburu, has dragged the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr J.U. Onwukwe, and four others to the National Industrial Court, Awka Division, over her “unlawful” removal as the Principal of School of Psychiatric Nursing in the hospital. Joined as first to fifth respondent...