Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Imo State"

    4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

Twenty-five years after Samuel Okwaraji’s demise while playing for Nigeria at the National Stadium in Lagos, his community is asking the government to immortalise him by building a sports centre in his name.The traditional ruler of Owerre-Umudioka in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Edmund Chukwuemeka Nwosu the Okadike 1, told TheCable during a courtesy call on him.“When [...]

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    ‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

It’s the end of Sam Okwaraji’s week at TheCable and in continuation of our stories on the soccer maestro who slumped and died at the National Stadium in Lagos while serving the country, we bring you more quotes from and on the fallen but not forgotten hero.We are all itching to appear in the World Cup finals; we cannot let [...]

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    Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Despite attempts to discourage the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from holding its annual general conference in order to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, the NBA has vowed to go ahead with the programme, scheduled for August 24 to August 29 in Owerri, capital of Imo state.Professor Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), one of the speakers [...]

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    Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

The chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has revealed that he was treated as an outpatient by one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the deadly virus to Nigeria.Odinkalu was thereafter placed under observation for 21 days and subsequently declared free of the disease.Because of this experience, the lawyer has asked the [...]

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    Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Two days after Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, warned Nigerians not to think Boko Haram would be limited to the north, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found at Winners Chapel, Owerri, Imo State.In a speech at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, last week, Shettima had said: "If Boko Haram succeeds in overrunning the north-east as they seek, [...]

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    486 ‘Boko Haram suspects’ arrested in Abia

486 ‘Boko Haram suspects’ arrested in Abia

On a day the police said they had foiled a plot to bomb a church in Owerri, Imo State, hundreds of suspected militants (pictured) were arrested in Abia State, also in south-eastern Nigeria.They were arrested on Sunday along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway by soldiers attached to the 144 battalion of the Nigerian Army, Asa, Ukwa West LGA, Abia State.The suspects, [...]

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    Keep off! South-east governors warn Boko Haram

Keep off! South-east governors warn Boko Haram

Sunday's foiled bombing of Winners Chapel, Owerri, Imo State, has elicited a stern "keep off our zone" warning from south-east governors to Boko Haram militants.No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the plot but several churches in the north have been bombed by Boko Haram ─ making the insurgents prime suspects.Police said six suspects had been arrested while improvised explosives devices [...]

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