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Army To Withdraw Troops From Aba, Umuahia

 Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia said on Thursday that soldiers would be withdrawn from the streets of Umuahia, the state capital, and Aba, its commercial nerve centre, by Friday. Ikpeazu made this known at Government House, Umuahia, while reacting to the security situation in the state. He said that the situation in the past few days, which led to the ...

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Independence Celebration: No Cause For Alarm- IG

With two weeks to independence anniversary, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday maintained that there is no tension in the country. But he said efforts are on to quell the little tension in the South East. He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said ...

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Remaining Chibok Girls To Be Released Soon – FG

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, said on Thursday the remaining Chibok girls that are still in Boko Haram captivity would be released soon. Alhassan stated this at the farewell dinner organized by the ministry in honor of the 106 released school girls after about eight months rehabilitation period in Abuja. She said the Federal Government ...

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Police Station Burnt Down In Aba

Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Thursday morning, burnt a police station in Abia State and injured one officer, the force spokesperson for the state has told PREMIUM TIMES, amid ongoing military operation there. According to the spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbona, the attack was carried out around 6:30 a.m. “Ariaria police station (Aba) was burnt down this morning,” ...

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EFCC Confirms Moves To Extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The anti-graft agency, EFCC has confirmed that plans were in place to extradite a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Several Nigerians have called for her extradition from the UK, after different corruption allegations were levelled against her. Properties worth billions of Naira linked to her have since been forfeited to the federal government, many permanently. Speaking on Wednesday while addressing ...

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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has suspended its strike. The suspension was announced in the early hours of Thursday after a meeting of the executives of the association. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the doctors failed to reach a decision in an earlier meeting. The strike by the doctors, which commenced on September 4, crippled activities in public hospitals ...

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First Ladies Rise To Redefine Leadership For New Era

For nearly 10 years, the Global First Ladies Alliance (www.GFLA.org) has been convening first ladies for high-level policy dialogues in the US and across Africa. This year, the group is bringing in voices and partners not traditionally engaged in or given access to these conversations: rising women leaders and new media platforms. The event, The Future of Women: Leadership for ...

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Soldiers Beat Journalists At Abia NUJ Secretariat

Over 20 soldiers of Operation Python dance stormed the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and beat up journalists and smashed their gadgets. The soldiers who patrolled the streets of Umuahia in their show of strength, otherwise called python dance came into the NUJ centre saying that journalists were taking pictures of their action. Riding in fifteen ...

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Striking Doctors Will Soon Resume – Minister

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has expressed optimism that the striking workers under the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) across the country would soon resume duty. The doctors had embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4, crippling all health services at secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities across the nation. The leadership of the NARD is expected to meet ...

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Curfew In Aba Over IPOB, Army Face-off

Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday announced a three day curfew the commercial city of Aba, after a face-off between members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and soldiers attached to 14 Brigade in Ohafia. Ikpeazu in a release that he personally signed at the end of a crucial meeting with heads of security agencies in the state at ...

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