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Tragedy in Edo As Truck Crushes Nine Commuters In Early Morning Accident

Tragedy in Edo As Truck Crushes Nine Commuters In Early Morning Accident

It was a horrendous bloodbath, tears and sorrow in Benin-City, Edo State capital in the early hours of Tuesday as a heavy duty truck crushed nine commuters to death along Sokponba Road by Ogbelaka junction. Other persons injured in the ghastly accident, which, according to eyewitnesses, occurred around 7.30 am when a tipper loaded with

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Residents Call for Drastic Measures as Heavy Rains Submerge Port Harcourt

Most parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, including Government House and the state Secretariat Complex, were on Tuesday submerged as heavy rains pounded the city for several hours. The rains which started very early in the day barred many residents from leaving their homes, which incidentally became flooded. One resident in GRA area

Photo caption: left to right: Head, Dept of Architecture, D.S. Tobi, Rector, Kenpoly, Ledum Gwara and Rivers Chairman of NIA, Toku Fiberesima

Architects Seek Involvement in Training Polytechnic Students

Professional architects have made a case for the involvement of professionals in the assessment of graduating polytechnic students of architecture in the polytechnics. The Chairman of the Rivers State Chapter of Nigeria Institute of Architects, NIA, Toku Fiberesima, made the case when he led a delegation of the executive committee of the Rivers State branch

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Debts, VAT and States’ Gold Mines

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 20 September, 2021) The National Assembly last Tuesday received a presidential request for yet fresh foreign loans. This time, it is $4billion and €710million (N2 Trillion) to finance ‘critical projects’ in the 2021 budget. Our lawmakers will approve the loan request without asking any question. It is not

From L-R Mrs Kemi Elebute Halle with her daughter, Chief Olufemi Eponlolaye, National Co-Ordinator, Dominion Group and Mrs Olayinka Ajayi, Matron, Erelu Angela Adebayo Children's Home, Iyin-Ekiti.

Let Us Support The Needy – Kemi Halle

Nigerians have been called upon to support the needy and less privileged in the society to alleviate poverty and give succour to the less privileged. This was the submission of a business woman and philanthropist, Mrs Kemi Elebute Halle, while donating food items, drinks and clothing materials to children at Erelu Angela Adebayo Children’s Home,

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Igbo and Buhari’s Peace Speech in Imo State

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 13 September, 2021) President Muhammadu Buhari last week in Imo State acknowledged the resourcefulness and enterprising spirit of Igbo people. He said: “The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbo being in charge of either

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FIRS & Rivers State Government: Who should Now Collect VAT?

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has just ruled that both parties maintained the status quo in an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS against the judgement of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, validating the Rivers State law that empowered Rivers State Government to collect VAT, as against the FIRS that

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I Am Still Pained Awolowo Did Not Take Western Region Out of Nigeria – Idahosa

Ahead of his 68th birthday on September 21, 2021, Charles Ekhoeutownen Idahosa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State and former political adviser to immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, hosted a media parley at his Airport Road residence where he bared his mind on burning national issues. Adekunbi

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COVID-19: The Jab or Your Job

….Edo Govt Reads Riot Act to Vaccine-Resisting Public Servants With effect from September 15, 2021 when implementation of compulsory vaccination for all residents of Edo State would come into force, the state government on Thursday told its teachers, health workers and other public servants, to choose between taking the jab or losing their jobs. Reading

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COVID-19 3rd Wave: Obaseki Worried as Seven More Unvaccinated Residents Die in 48 Hours

The death toll from the third wave of the deadly coronavirus infection in Edo State has hit 33, bringing to 221 the total number of persons who have died of the virus since its outbreak in March 2020. The state government is however worried that more unvaccinated persons were dying of the virus since the

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