Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Owerri"

    114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

A high court in Owerri, Imo state capital, has set free the 114 women who were arrested after staging a protest in support of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).A magistrate court in Owerri had ordered their detention.  This sparked widespread criticism.At the court on Friday, Ejiofor Uche, lead counsel to the women, filed a bail [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    Group asks Okorocha to halt Owerri market demolition

Group asks Okorocha to halt Owerri market demolition

Space for Change, a non-governmental organisation, has asked Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, to halt the demolition of structures in Eke-Ukwu market, Owerri, the state capital.In a statement by Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, its executive director, the group said the governor gave the directive against a court order in favour of the traders.Okorocha had issued an evacuation order to the traders advising them [...]

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    ‘Three killed’ in Owerri during protest against market demolition 

‘Three killed’ in Owerri during protest against market demolition 

Three people have been reportedly killed in a protest by Owerri indigenes in Imo state following the demolition of a popular market by the state government.The incident happened on Saturday at Eke Onunwa market in the state capital.The traders were said to have started protesting shortly after the demolition of the market, leading to public disorder.NAN reports that the situation [...]

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    Gunmen break into Imo court, set kidnap suspect free

Gunmen break into Imo court, set kidnap suspect free

Unknown gunmen invaded the premises of a high court in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Friday, setting free a kidnap suspect identified as Henry Chibueze.Officials had reportedly brought the suspect also known as Vampire to court alongside some other inmates.No sooner than they arrived in the court did the gunmen, numbering six, storm the place, engaging security operatives in a [...]

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    Police ‘foil’ bank robbery in Imo

Police ‘foil’ bank robbery in Imo

The Imo state command of the Nigeria police force says it has foiled an attempt by a robbery gang to attack a commercial bank on Douglas road, Owerri.Francis Bisong, an area commander, told NAN that the planned attack was nipped in the bud, following the immediate deployment of crack detectives to the scene.Bisong said the robbers fled on sighting the [...]

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    Ghanaian actor escapes robbery attack in Nigeria

Ghanaian actor escapes robbery attack in Nigeria

John Dumelo, the award-winning Ghanaian actor, who has featured in different Nigerian movies, escaped an attack from armed robbers in Owerri Imo state capital, on Friday.Narrating the experience on his Instagram page, the actor said the escape came like a miracle.“Yesterday we were attacked by armed robbers on our way back to the hotel from filming in Nigeria,” he wrote.“The [...]

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    FG upgrades 4 colleges of education to varsities

FG upgrades 4 colleges of education to varsities

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the upgrade of four federal colleges of education to the status of universities of education.Ibrahim Shekarau, the minister of education, made this known in Abuja on Wednesday when he was briefing state house correspondents after the weekly FEC meeting.He listed the institutions as: Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo; Federal College of Education, Zaria; [...]

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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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    Ndigbo Lagos: FG must rein in Boko Haram now

Ndigbo Lagos: FG must rein in Boko Haram now

Ndigbo Lagos, the umbrella body of all Igbo organisations, has urged the federal government to decisively tackle the threat of Boko Haram and avoid a potential invasion of the southeast, which would have a spillover effect on the rest of the country.In a release signed by Chief Chuma Igwe, its director of communications and strategy, the group expressed "utmost horror" at the [...]

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