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Sickle Cell Project: Okowa Denies Receiving N3.5bn Grant from US Group

Edith Okowa Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba Wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, has denied receiving a N3.5 billion (US $10 million) donation in support of her efforts to ameliorate the suffering of persons living with sickle cell anaemia and to promote children welfare through her organisation, The …

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Nigeria’s Sprinter Oduduru Is NCAA Male Athlete of the Year in US

<!– Divine Oduduru: runs foul of IAAF rules –> Fastest man, Divine Oduduru: now NCAA Male Athlete of The Year Nigeria sprinter, Divine Oduduru has emerged as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Male Athlete of the Year in the United States of America. Oduduru, who hails from Ughelli, Delta …

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The Reintroduction of Toll Gates

Government should find a sustainable model to fund and maintain the highways In a country whose government recently promised to take 100 million of its population out of poverty within the next 10 years, having functional roads are crucial. A good network of road infrastructure is a huge potential for …

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Japan’s Traditional Inns Innovate to Thrive in a Declining Market

Tradition with a Hint of the Modern There is a rare species in the world of accommodation that clearly distinguishes itself from the globally ubiquitous hotel template. It has deep roots in its local culture and lifestyle, and even its own industry association. Welcome to the world of the Japanese …

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No, a Nigerian man was not buried in this $90000 car — it’s a scene from a movie

A picture has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter, as well as by major news outlets around the world, alongside claims that it shows a Nigerian man being buried by his son in a BMW X6 worth some $88,000. This is false; AFP has found that the picture was taken …

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Okonjo-Iweala’s father’s death opens fresh succession tussle over Ogwashi-Uku stool

The ruling house of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, has announced the demise of the traditional ruler, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Obi (Prof) Chukwuka Okonjo. The monarch, who died at the age of 91 in the United States of America, was the father of the …

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Nigeria’s Ex-Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Loses Father

  Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has lost her father, Prof Chukwuka Okonjo. The 91-year-old traditional ruler of Ogwashi Uku community under Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, passed on in the United States. A member of the royal family, who identified himself only as Ekene, …

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Photo of Keyamo with suspected Internet scammer, Jerry Elo Ikogho, surfaces online

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has been linked with Jerry Elo Ikogho, one of the 78 Nigerians indicted in cases of massive financial fraud recently uncovered by the American agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A photograph of the minister sharing happy times with …

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Big Brother Naija 2019: Meet evicted housemate Avala’s beautiful family (photos)

– BBNaija evicted housemate Avala showed off her beautiful family in new photos – The housemate was evicted on Sunday alongside her another housemate Isilomo – Avala has been media tour talking about her experience in the house The former Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate, Avala, has been on her …

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Oduduru emerges NCAA male athlete of the year in USA

• Sprinter Turns Professional Nigeria sprinter, Divine Oduduru has emerged as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Male Athlete of the Year in the United States of America. Oduduru, who hails from Ughelli, Delta State, has also been nominated for the Bow man award, the highest award in the U.S. …

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