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Nigeria requires additional 155,000 police personnel – I-G
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that the Nigeria Police Force requires additional 155,000 personnel to adequately provide security for the country. Mr. Idris, who said this at a two-day National Security Summit in Abuja on Thursday, said to achieve this, the force needs to recruit 31,000 cadets.....
Igbo traders in Bayelsa shut down shops over attacks
Shops and other business premises belonging to Igbo traders at Biogbolo, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, have remained shut following attacks on traders by aggrieved youths from the area. Investigations, Thursday, revealed that all the shops at Customs Road and Green Villa extending to the Yenagoa-Mbiama Road could not open for.....
1m Nigerian children die yearly of lack of water – USAID
$1·          57m Nigerians lack access to potable water United State Agency for International Development (USAID), has said that over 57 million Nigerians have no access to potable water in the country. This was also as it said that, one million Nigerian children die yearly for lack.....
National Assembly passes 2017 budget
The National Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriations Bill, raising the budget from N7.28 billion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December last year, to N7.44 trillion. The Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives separately presented their harmonised reports of the budget for consideration and.....
Majority of Igbo prefer a united Nigeria but …, says George Obiozor
Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the United States of America, USA, Professor George Obiozor, has asked the Federal Government to make haste by heeding the clamour for restructuring of the country to prevent eventual break up. Obiozor speaking at the “Big Ideas Podium,” at the African Heritage Institute, Enugu and moderated.....
Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa
The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Wednesday that two Nigerians were shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country. Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that the Nigerians were.....
Customs reconstitutes new management, appoints four acting DCGs – Official
The Nigeria Customs Service has reconstituted its management and announced some key appointments to rejig the service toward greater efficiency. The Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Mr. Attah said the service has appointed four Acting Deputy Comptroller-Generals (DCGs) and seven Acting.....
Imo:Army in annual weapon display
As part of her fitness and effectiveness test, the Nigerian Army 82 Division, Enugu kick-starts annual programme towards keeping soldiers in full mastery of their weapons.  The weeklong annual range classification exercise is taking place at the 34 field Artillery Brigade,Obinze in Owerri,Imo State capital According to a statement in.....
Okere set to speak in USA
A Political Scientist and Project Coordinator of Inspire Foundation (IF) Mr. James Okere is set to address the PowerNetworking Conference holding between July5-8,2017 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Centre, Washington, DC USA. PowerNetworking Conference is Black America’s largest networking event covering subjects that are most important to black professionals.....
Ikpeazu Advises S’east Govs to Build Durable Roads
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has urged his brother governors from the South-east geopolitical zone to ensure that the roads they build are of good quality that will stand the test of time. He made the call at the weekend in Aba during the commencement of the reconstruction of.....
Capital Oil boss, Ifeanyi Ubah detained by DSS
The Department of State Service has arrested Nnewi-Anambra State born oil magnate, Cheif Ifeanyi Ubah, and he is presently being detained. The nation’s Secret Service revealed the arrest Saturday in Abuja. According to the information made available showed that, Mr Ubah, who was questioned some weeks ago over petition from.....
INEC set to register five new political parties
The number of registered political parties may increase to 45 soon, with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) giving the nod to five associations to register as parties. Presently, there are 40 registered parties. Already, the Department of Political Party Registration of INEC is ready to forward names of the.....

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