82,136 RENDERED HOMELESS AS 1689 HOMES ARE SUBMERGED IN BENUE

No fewer 82,136 people have so far been rendered homeless and over 1,689 houses submerged by flooding in over 25 communities in Makurdi, the state capital, the State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) has said. This is just as Governor Samuel Ortom has announced the designation of camps for persons displaced by the disaster in parts of Makurdi metropolis. Benue state Executive Secretary of SEMA, Mr. Boniface Ortese, who disclosed this in a chat with New Telegraph in Makurdi said, so far a total of 2,969 households have been affected. He…

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HOW PASTOR FORCEFULLY TOOK MY CHILD FOR RITUAL- CALABAR MOTHER OF 19-MONTH OLD USED FOR RITUAL OPENS UP, SEE PICS

Clement James Calabar Mother of a 19-month-old baby, who was reported last week to have been slaughtered for ritual purposes, has alleged that the Senior Pastor of God’s Commandment Ministry, Rev. Tony Obo Ekpenyong, forcibly took her daughter away from her. Speaking with journalists yesterday at the Cross River State Police Command headquarters in Calabar, Faith Inyang (20) explained that her daughter, Success, was taken away from her when the pastor and some of his members broke into their room on Wednesday by 3a.m. She said: “On the 23rd of…

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BORNO POLICE IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES TOMORROW

The Borno state police command has imposed a restriction of vehicular movement tomorrow Friday 1st August 2017 within Maiduguri and its environs until after Eid Prayers, in its move to ensure hitch free Sallah celebrations. The command in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Victor Isuku said “Borno state police command wishes to reiterate and to ensure the peace loving people of the state of its commitment ensuring a crime free Sallah celebration. In pursuance, therefore, there will be a restriction of vehicular movement until after the Eid…

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SUBSTANDARD PHONES CAUSE OF CANCER AILMENT SAYS NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Thursday warned Nigerians against use of   substandard phones, saying this was responsible for some cancer ailments. An official of the commission, Mr  Kunle Olorundare, gave the warning at a stakeholders workshop organised by the Ibadan Zonal office of NCC at the popular Fayose GSM Market in Ado Ekiti. Olorundare lamented that fake phones had taken over the country’s phone market, adding that they have had  negative implications on the health of users. The NCC official  also identified unapproved phones as a major cause of network interruptions. He said…

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MIMIKO LEFT A DEBT BURDEN OF 220.58BIL FOR ME SAYS AKEREDOLU

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that his administration inherited from Ex-Governor Mimiko a debt burden of N220.58bn at its inception. Akeredolu made this known in Akure on Wednesday while swearing-in commissioners and special advisers. He advised the people of the state to refrain from acts that could further push the state into deep economic crisis. But his claim about the debt legacy was promptly attacked by a former commissioner for Information during the Mimiko administration, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, who said that Mimiko left N20billion in the kitty…

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GIRL BURNT HERSELF AND LOVER TO DEATH IN LAGOS OVER LOVE GONE SOUR, SEE PIX

By Maduka Nweke It was a pathetic scene. Suddenly, a young man full of life, and without any sign of sickness was lying lifelessly like a smoked goat, burnt to death. That was the case of Mr. John Emeka Obodoechina, a 36-year-old man whose life was brought to a painful end allegedly by the girl he had wanted to marry. It was gathered that Blessing, who has since passed on, burnt her lover to death because the latter decided to quit the relationship. The reporter learnt that John had dated…

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MANY WOMEN CAUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VISITED UPON THEM, SAYS LAGOS COMMISSIONER

Dr Lola Akande, Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), on Thursday said that many women, by their actions, are the cause of the rate of domestic violence in Nigeria. Domestic violence Akande, who was represented by Mrs Olushola Falana, Director, Women Development Department, WAPA, made the observation at a programme on Management of Domestic Violence, organised by the ministry in Lagos. According to her, negligence, sophistication, misguided utterances, infidelity, use of abusive words and gullibility on the part of the women, are factors that drive domestic…

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NEW AKARIGBO OF IJEBU-REMO EMERGES

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A new candidate for the stool of the Akarigbo of Remoland has emerged. He is Prince Babatunde Adewale Ajayi. The newly elected Akarigbo is a barrister and a chartered accountant. He was elected on Thursday through an open ballot held among the seven kingmakers at the Akarigbo’s palace, Sagamu. Ajayi polled five votes, as against two votes by the runner up, Prof. Babatunde Ogunmola. Nineteen princes were said to have contested the exalted position, but the remaining 17 nominees had no vote. The election was supervised by…

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8 NOLLYWOOD STARS WHO ARE ALSO TV PRESENTERS OR HOSTS

A TV presenter is a person who introduces or hosts television programs. Back in the day, most TV presenters delved into acting from presenting as opposed to now that actors are also TV show hosts. Nollyzone presents you with top 7 Nollywood stars who are also TV show hosts. 1. Mercy Johnson-Okojie Mercy Johnson has a talk show which she is yet to launch officially where she would focus on topics like marriage, cooking and kids. 2. Monalisa Chinda-Coker The mother of one launched her talk show, ‘You & I…

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