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Monthly Archives: July 2019

The RUGA Deception

There is no doubt that one topic which has been ruling the media space this past one week is the RUGA issue. RUGA, according to the Federal Government of Nigeria, is the plan to settle migrant pastoral families in such a way that animal farmers, not just cattle herders, will be settled in an organized place with the provision of ...

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Orumba South PGs Re-affirm Confidence in New House of Assembly Rep

. . . Draw Attention to Areas of Need By Chioma Ndife Presidents General of some communities in Orumba South Constituency have reaffirmed their confidence and support to Hon. Emmaunel Obinna Nwafor, the newly inaugurated House Assembly member, saying his representation will bring about positive transformation of the area. The PGs spoke to Fides during the inaugural Thanksgiving Mass held ...

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NYSC: THE YOUTHS, THE HYPE AND THE REALITY

By Gregory Johnmark Chiadi Nigeria as we have today is a product of many experiences ranging from migration, settlements, inhabitation, co-existence, colonial and imperial conquest, Christianity, Muslim invasion, independence, wars, ethnic clashes, oil boom, military rule, wanton corruption and the nascent democracy. These and many others have in one way or the other shaped the political and socio-economic structure of ...

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We have been COWed

By Jude Atupulazi In today’s Nigeria, to survive, to have your way, to be connected; even to live, you have to either be a cow or look like one. It is so because Nigeria has been unofficially declared a Cattle State. It is a state in which nobody bats an eyelid when hundreds of human beings get killed, but in ...

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Community Service: Tansi Int’l College Awka Takes to Road Work

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba As part of their contributions to community development, the SS3 students of the famous Catholic Diocese of Awka-owned Tansi International College, Awka (TICA) and the College Principal, Rev Fr Paul Onyebuchi II, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, embarked on Community service work on the about 2 kilometers of road that led to the school from the Umuodu, ...

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Elisha Abbo’s assault: Peter Obi lambasts PDP Senator

Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in February 23 election, Mr. Peter Obi has expressed grave concern and disappointment at the poor examples political leaders were bequeathing to Nigerians. Reacting to the trending scandal rocking Senator Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop, Obi said that the attitude of ...

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Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families

Boeing is giving $100m (£80m) to help families affected by the two crashes of the company’s 737 Max planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The payment, stretching over several years, is independent of lawsuits filed in the wake of the disasters, which together killed 346 people. The money will support education and living expenses for families and community programmes, Boeing said. ...

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Obiano Wades Into 100-year Old Land Dispute between Ntokor, Awka Communities

By Ikeugonna Eleke Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has waded into a land dispute between two communities in the state which has spanned over 100 years. Obiano said government was coming into the Ntokor – Awka communities’ land dispute to forestall breakdown of law and order. An Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the IGP monitoring Squad, Martins Onoja, who ...

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