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Pirates Kill Headmaster, Snatch Teachers Salary in Bayelsa

Yenagoa — Sea pirates yesterday attacked a passenger boat along the Aleibiri and Tuomo Communities of Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, klling a headmaster and carting away salaries of teachers of the community primary school in the area. Daily Trust gathered that the late headmaster, identified as Weky Akparakazi,was incharge of the Community […]

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Bayelsa To Be Made Preferred Investment Destination

The Director-General, Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA), Ms Freda Murray-Bruce, has reiterated her commitment to positioning the state as the preferred investment destination in Nigeria. Murray-Bruce, who said this in an interview in Yenagoa, said the agency had taken steps to transform Bayelsa into a private sector-led business hub in Africa. She said that […]

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Helen Apreala: How Bayelsa Launched My International Career

Helen Apreala and Gorgio Armani Talented designer, Helen Apreala, was sponsored to the recently held “World Highest Fashion Show” in the United States by the Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency. Unfortunately, she couldn’t showcase her “Reformation Agenda” collection during the show held at the Skywalk, 4000 feet above the Colorado River. Though disappointed, she tells […]

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We will make Bayelsa preferred investment destination in Nigeria – DG

“Many other foreign firms have signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government…” The Director-General, Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA), Freda Murray-Bruce, has reiterated her commitment to positioning the state as the preferred investment destination in Nigeria. Ms. Murray-Bruce, who said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa, said the agency […]

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An Open Letter To Chief Dan Orbih

Chief Dan Orbih, Chairman Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Edo State. MY dear Dan Orbih, as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, I know this letter may come to you as a surprise, not only because we certainly have not met, but also because you may not be expecting to receive a […]

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Lokoja-Abuja road as cemetery of dreams

The killing of Professor Festus Iyayi, former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in an accident on Lokoja-Abuja road last week, has brought to the fore the volatility of the road to crashes. SULAIMON OLANREWAJU reports.  Last Tuesday, Professor Festus Iyayi swelled the number of casualties consumed in crashes along the Lokoja-Abuja […]

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China, Trinidad and Tobago, 13 other Countries for Abuja Carnival

 Abuja carnival Olawale Ajimotokan in  Abuja The 9th edition of the annual Abuja International Carnival has received global acclaim, as 15 countries, among which are China, Trinidad and Tobago, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the Gambia, have confirmed their intention to be part of the activities for the biggest carnival in Africa. Other countries are […]

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‘Deadliest Drive In Africa’: The Harrowing Bus Ride From Abuja To Lagos, Nigeria

People told me I was insane for going on that journey. Two Nigerians I met, from Lagos, described it to me as “the deadliest drive in Africa.” But they only told me later. The day I embarked on a bus ride from Lagos to Abuja, Nigeria, I had no idea of any of that. And on the […]

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FCTA to expedite action on Abuja infrastructure development, as Akinjide lays …

The Honourable Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, on Monday disclosed that the Administration would accelerate the development of the nation’s capital, Abuja, through completion of ongoing and new road projects. She stated this at the foundation laying ceremony for the upgrading of Karu Motor Park in Abuja Municipal Area Council […]

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Executive Terrorism In Abia State

By Chief Oliver Eze Obiezu There has been a string of well orchestrated but poorly executed design to destroy and permanently annihilate the Progress People Alliance (PPA) in Abia State, where the soul of the party has copiously flourished, amassing great support base from a groundswell of surging grass root membership and intriguing goodwill.  Today, there […]

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Sports

Newcastle star Shola Ameobi hoping to spearhead Nigeria’s World Cup charge

The Newcastle striker played for England’s ‘Young Lions’ earlier in his career but is now aiming to guide Nigeria past Ethiopia in their World Cup finals play-off second leg today.  Ameobi, whose Nigerian side are strong favourites to reach the finals in Brazil next summer as they won the first leg in Ethiopia 2-1, said: […]

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Nigeria v Ethiopia: We can win World Cup – Victor Enyeama

Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama believes the African champions can win next year’s World Cup in Brazil. The Super Eagles became the first African side to qualify for the 2014 World Cup after beating Ethiopia 2-0 on Saturday for a 4-1 aggregate victory. Enyeama believes Nigeria can become the first African team to not only reach […]

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Line-ups: Italy-Nigeria

Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli lead a revamped Italy side against Nigeria in London this evening. The international friendly kicks off at 19.45 GMT at Craven Cottage, the stadium that is home to Fulham FC. The Azzurri are fresh from a 1-1 friendly draw with Germany, while Nigeria secured their World Cup qualification in a […]

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NFF Condemns Unauthorised Use of Super Eagles for Promotions

Nigeria Football Federation logo The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken exception to the penchant of some corporate organisations to try and appropriate glory not due to them through excellent performances of Nigeria’s national teams at international level. Following the Super Eagles’ qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals after a 2-0 dismissal of […]

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Amuneke slaps football agent over Kelechi Iheanacho’s transfer

According to a Premium Times report, Henry Galliano, an American football agent, was physically assaulted by assistant coach of Nigeria’s U-17 team, Emmanuel Amuneke, at the Rockview Hotel in Owerri. The story claims that the incident occurred, because of Kelechi Iheanacho’s decision to pick Galliano as his agent, instead of the one recommended by Amuneke. […]

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Entertainment

Ivie Okujaye – a Fresh Face and Talent in Nigerian Film

Ivie Okujaye is totally committed to her craft; the actress, script-writer, dancer and women’s rights advocate talks to ESSENTIALS about her rise in the Nigerian Film Industry. How did you begin your career in acting? Even before the career, I had a dance drama group for years in Abuja. So, performing on stage has always […]

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Movie Marketers Threaten to Blacklist Mercy Johnson

Photo: Vanguard There is an underground plans by the movie marketers under the aegis of Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, FVPMAN, to blacklist Mercy Johnson Okojie,, in what they call, ” Withdrawing of service from her.” A highly placed source who disclosed this latest move against the Actress to HVP, said, […]

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Nollywood Producer Condemns Nudity in Movies

Photo: Facebook Esther Dansidi, a producer in Nigerian Nollywood movie industry, has condemned the act of nudity in movies, advising Nigerian movie producers to overlook the desire to showcase complete nudity in movies, because it is against the country’s morals and values. Dansidi, also known as Miss Tree Hill, who just produced a movie titled […]

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Amaechi Asks Movie Makers to Project Nigeria’s Image

P/Harcourt — Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers has urged Nollywood practitioners to put more professional touches into their movies in order to create a more responsible film industry. Amaechi said this on Sunday night at the Government House, Port Harcourt, at a Dinner organised for nominees of the Best of Nollywood Awards 2013. The governor, […]

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CPC Advocates Need for Education On Movies’ Categorisation

The Director General of Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs. Dupe Atoki, has asserted that enhanced consumer education on the categorisation of Nigerian movies would be beneficial to Nigerian consumers and give more protection to children. The CPC DG made the assertion while exchanging views with her colleague, the Director General of National Films Video Censors […]

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FG Generates N9 Billion Funding Pool for MSMEs

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Federal Government, through the Bank of Industry’s counterpart funding programme with 17 state governments, has generated a funding pool of N9billion for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises across the country as part of the implementation of the National Enterprises Development Programme. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, disclosed this during […]

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Jonathan Mourns Sekibo

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Mourns Sekibo   Published on November 19, 2013 by pmnews   ·   2 Comments President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has sent a condolence message to the family and associates of Senator Tari Sekibo, president of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), who died Monday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. In  statement on Tuesday. Jonathan noted that that Sekibo  served […]

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Abducted Sylva’s Aide Surfaces in Yenagoa, in Police Custody

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

 Police Logo By Segun James  The aide of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Tonye Okio, who was abducted from his home in Abuja, was Monday found in the custody of the state police command. Okio, according to sources, was abducted on the orders of the state government and forcibly taking to Yenagoa where he […]

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