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Cars burnt as security operatives clash with gunmen in Imo

Cars burnt as security operatives clash with gunmen in Imo

There was panic in Imo State on Tuesday morning after gunmen and security operatives clashed at Mgbidi and Akata in the Oru West Local Government Area of the state. Villagers said that the heavy shootout in the areas caused residents to flee their homes and business outlets. Sources in the area told our correspondent that...

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Reps raise the alarm over Omicron, ask FG to activate response measures

Reps raise the alarm over Omicron, ask FG to activate response measures

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to urgently activate response measures against the new variant of COVID-19 named Omicron. The variant was first discovered in South Africa and has since been detected in Europe and the United Kingdom. Canada yesterday announced that it detected cases of the variant, which incidentally happened...

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Orji Kalu advertising visit to Kanu for political gains – Family

Orji Kalu advertising visit to Kanu for political gains – Family

The family of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday took Senator Orji Kalu to task over his comment that Kanu’s followers were an insane number of people rooting for his release back home. The IPOB leader’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel, who spoke for the family, demanded explanations from...

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Umahi removes aides, suspends others over five consultants’ abduction

Umahi removes aides, suspends others over five consultants’ abduction

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has announced the suspension of all civil servants from Effium community in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state over the lingering crisis in the area, which led to the abduction of five construction workers. The governor announced this on Tuesday in Abakaliki during a security summit, organised...

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FANI KAYODE RE- ARRESTED BY EFCC

FANI KAYODE RE- ARRESTED BY EFCC

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode was on Tuesday re-invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC) following investigations into alleged document falsification. Fani-Kayode alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman, is standing trial on alleged N4.6billion money laundering, before Justice Mohammed Aikawa. Other defendants are Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of...

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Igbo traders reject hike in Customs import duty

Igbo traders reject hike in Customs import duty

The South-East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association, on Monday, rejected the recent increase in the import duty on cargoes charged by Nigeria Customs Service. SEAMATA is the umbrella union of traders in all the markets in the South-East geopolitical zone and traders of South-East extraction across the states in the federation and in the diaspora. It...

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South-East govs, obstacles to regional integration – Ex-power minister

South-East govs, obstacles to regional integration – Ex-power minister

A former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has said governors of the South-East constitute major obstacles to economic and regional integration of their states. Nebo said this on Monday during the unveiling of BECANS 4 Survey report in Enugu by the African Heritage Institute. The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, while...