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“It was my housemaid and her accomplice who spiritually stole the N36 million” – JAMB staff

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In the course of interrogating the sales clerk of JAMB in Makurdi, Benue state, Philomena denied the allegations that she stole the money. She however confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the account office.

She said: “I was one of the four sales clerks attached to JAMB office in Makurdi. My responsibility was to sell scratch cards to candidates and not involved in handling the revenues. It was the responsibility of Joan Asen and my other senior colleagues. I only remit money when am done selling the cards.

“Few months ago, there was issue of fraud in the Makurdi office. Auditors were sent from Abuja to carefully flip the record books of the office, to perhaps, ascertain the current state of affairs. Continue reading


We Have Laid Foundation for Bayelsa’s future – Dickson

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa state, Mr. Seriake Dickson, says his administration has laid a foundation upon  which the future of the state would be built.

The Governor made the declaration on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Glory Land Chapel in Government House, Yenagoa to mark the sixth anniversary of his government.
Governor Dickson said the superstructure of the foundation laid by his restoration government was built on education, noting that Bayelsa now has Boarding  schools in all local governments areas across the state where thousands of students attend for free.
The chief Executive said over 500 primary and secondary schools had been built or renovated within the six years under review, while scholarships were being offered to students to study abroad and other parts of the country.

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen caught with guns in Ekiadolor a suburb of Benin City

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Some suspected Fulani herdsmen were yesterday evening caught with guns in the suburb town of Ekiadolor close to Benin City. The culprits have been handed over to the Police in Ekiadolor.

According to bystanders, they complained of the incessant attacks by marauding herdsmen, who are in the habit of launching attacks from the bush. They said that their dastard acts has led to the death of so many in the surrounding communities. They also alluded the increasing rate of killings and kidnapping in the area to the activities of herdsmen.

Woman’s ear slashed by suspected herdsmen in Ofunwengbe village

Similarly, an Urhobo woman farming in ofunwengbe community, in ovia south west LG of Edo State was attacked this morning by 7.30am in her farm alongside her daughter by the most notorious killers AKA the Fulani herdsmen

The woman who is also known as mama touuai and who has been complaining to her people before today of the destruction being done at her farm by the cattle on daily basis almost lost her life when she confronted the herdsmen today.

According to the woman, the Fulani herdsmen entered her farm and met her working before she knew what was happening, the herdsmen were trying to rape her by pointing gun at her but for her determination and boldness, she was able to drag the gun from him.

During the process of dragging the gun, another used her careless she was using to work, to machete her and her child

The child has since be taken to the specialist hospital in Benin.

The situation is indeed baffling to see herdsmen carry around unlicensed fire arms.

Villagers are complaining that they cannot protect themselves in view of the recent attacks from herdsmen who are in the habit of setting their farms on fire and eating their crops. There is so much wailing in these communities. This will indeed affect the agricultural productivity and lead to food shortages and crisis.

Only recently the Inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris has directed that all vigilantes be disarmed. Who will disarm the herdsmen?


Mystery snake swallows N36 million cash belonging to JAMB, official alleges

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The management of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is yet to come to terms with an explanation by an official in the Makurdi, Benue office of the Board that proceeds from the sale of admission scratch cards in the state, totaling N36million have been swallowed from the cash vault by a mystery snake that comes in the night.

The mystery snake was said to have sneaked into the account office of the Board in Makurdi and made away with the N36 million cash a number of times. JAMB candidates hitherto purchased scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centers, to gain access to the Board’s website for either registration or to check their admission status. Continue reading


Place Rivers state first, Governor Wike tells politicians

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Wike hugs Senator Abe

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Rivers politicians and political office holders to always place the state first in all their dealings.

Speaking during the Thanksgiving Service in honour of Elected APC National and State Assembly Members in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said all political office holders should ensure the rapid development of the state.

He said this is the time to cooperate as leaders of Rivers State and build the state state for the benefit of her people. Continue reading



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Former Man.Utd Player, Miller. Photo credit: Mannews

Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has died at the age of 36.

Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009, had been suffering from cancer.
Miller started his career at Celtic in 2000 before moving to Old Trafford four years later, also playing for Leeds, Sunderland, QPR and Hibernian.
Celtic said they were “deeply saddened”, adding that their “thoughts are with his family and friends”.
BBC Scotland pundit Tam McManus, who played with Miller at Hibs, tweeted: “I’m afraid it is true that Liam Miller has sadly passed away today. Thoughts are with all his family and friends at this horrendous time. So sad.”
Miller ended his career in the United States in 2016, having also played for three clubs in Australia and his hometown club Cork City before retiring.
McManus added that “the esteem Miller was held in by supporters of every club he either played for or against” showed through in the tributes paid to him on Friday.
He himself described Miller as “a wonderfully talented player but more importantly a lovely, humble person who never changed despite the wealth and success”.
Stiliyan Petrov, who played with Miller at Celtic, said he was “deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and old team-mate Liam Miller”.

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Felix Obuah welcomes over 4000 APC non-indigenes to PDP in Rivers State

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Over four thousand non-indigenes of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defected today to the People Democratic Party(PDP) in Rivers State led by their chairman, Chief OKOKOBA.

APC non-indigenes in Rivers State burnt their brooms.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) members were received by the PDP Chairman, FELIX OBUAH at the community secondary school field, Nkpolu, Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt.

APC women non-indigenes decamp to PDP 


While addressing the defectors, FELIX OBUAH said that the State Governor, Chief Barr. NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, is happy that they have realized that APC has nothing to offer to Rivers people stressing that non indigenes have benefited the same way the indigenes are benefiting in the state. Continue reading


Governor Wike flags off construction of Mgbuoshimini road

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Governor Wike flags off Mgbuoshimini road project

The Rivers State Governor, Chief (Barr) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, has flagged off the ceremony for the reconstruction of Mgbuoshimini Link/Ring Road.

Gov. WIKE frowned at the quarrels that existed over the years among the Mgboushimini people adding that the crises have made government and Agip developmental projects to elude them just as he pleaded with them to live peacefully that the health center will be furnished and built including the primary school.

The Governor urged Agip Oil company to extend hands of fellowship to the project, adding that failure for Agip oil company to contribute it’s quota, the company gate will be shut. Continue reading


Benue attack – Governor Fayose visits to show solidarity

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Governor Fayose touches down in Benue

After the Benue attack that saw 73 people murdered, the state has continued to receive well meaning sympathizers from all over the country.

Governor Fayose in company of Benue State Governor, Ortom

The latest on the list to visit is the Governor of Ekiti State, Governor Ayodele Fayose who arrived Benue to commiserate with them on the killing of 73 people by people suspected to be Herdsmen on Thursday. Continue reading

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