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RIVERS ODDITY:  Nigeria Medical Association arrests 12 quack doctors in 5 months.

LEGISREPORTS NG -  The Nigeria Medical Association Rivers State chapter says it has arrested 12 quack  doctors and shut down 4 illegally operated clinics in the past 5 months.The  Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Ibitromi Kurubo who announced this in an interview with LEGISREPORTS in Port Harcourt said the NMA in Rivers State has resolved to have a zero tolerance to quackery.''we all togethe ...

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CROSS RIVER ODDITY: EU budgets 55m for polio, immunization 

LEGISREPORTS NG  -  Programme Manager (Health) of the European Union Support to Immunization Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN), Dr Ayeke Anthony has disclosed that the European Union, in collaboration with the federal government, has earmarked 55 million Euros towards polio eradication and immunization in 24 target states in Nigeria. Dr Anthony stated this in Calabar during a workshop. He said that the EU was ...

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ODDITY: Youths protest in Owerri over menace of heardsmen’s alleged illicit activities

LEGISREPORTS NG - Scores of youths in Irette, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday protested in the streets of Owerri over the menace of cattle rearers whom the alleged to have grazed cattle in their farm lands, destroying their crops.   Specifically, the youths protested the alleged illicit activities of the heardsmen whom they accused raped some of their women, regretting that so ...

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ODDITY: EFFC quizzes Senator Saraki over fraud allegations

LEGISREPORTS NG - Former governor of Kwara State, and serving Senator representing Kwara Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki was on Monday questioned by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over allegations of fraud.   The lawmaker is presently under investigation over alleged financial misappropriation when during his tenure as governor. ...

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ODDITY: Senator vows to resign over N35m salary allegation

LEGISREPORTS NG - Senator Kabir Marafa, representing Zamfara Central Senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly has blown hot by vowing to resign if the reported allegation mentioning him as one of the lawmakers receiving N35 million salaries is proven to be true.   Marafa had been mentioned by a national daily as one of the 24 Senators allegedly collecting N35 million as salarie ...

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RIVERS ODDITY: 4 Expatriates and 2 Nigerians Kidnapped in Rivers State.

LEGISREPORTS NG - Rivers State Commissioner for Agriculture, Emma Chinda has confirmed the kidnap  of  4 Expatriates workers and a Nigerian working in the State Government owned Buguma Fish Farm in Asari Toru Local Government Area.   Another Nigerian worker also drwoned today while trying to escape from the kidnappers.   Mr. Emma Chinda in an interview with newsmen described the incidence as "unfo ...

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CROSS RIVER ODDITY: STARCROSS, EBONY TV stations dominate C/River airspace

LEGISREPORTS  NG  -  There has been an influx of investments and other businesses coming into Cross River State in the last two years.  Governor Liyel Imoke confirms that over Two Billion Dollars worth of such has come in within the period.  Two of such are the STARCROSS and Ebony Television stations now operating from the state capital.  They are owned by Nigerians. These are changing the face of the state ...

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CROSS RIVER ODDITY:ASUU canvasses improved welfare for journalists

LEGISREPORTS  NG   -   Academic Staff Union of Universities called for improved pay and welafre of journalists in the country.The academic body also urged journalists to seek for arewarding and improved insurance package that will assuage the risk incurred inthe course of doing their job.Chairman of the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) branch ofacademic union, Dr.Nsing Ogar made the call at th ...

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CROSS RIVER ODDITY:10 hour rain cripples Calabar, destroys mud houses

LEGISREPORTS NG  -  Two thatched and mud houses were pulled down yesterday following a 10-hour torrential downpour.   The rain started at about 5:30am and did not subside until about 5pm.   The rain which crippled social and economic activities in the metropolis also flooded a large part of the city inspite of measures to contain it following prediction by NIMET (Nigeria Meterologial Agency) about ...

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ODDITY: Eid-El-Fitr – Jonathan assures Nigerians on government resolve stay focused

LEGISREPORTS NG - President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday assured Nigerians of his administrations resolve to stay focused in line with delivering on his promise of ensuring good governance for citizens.   The President made his resolve known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.   The statement which conveyed Jonathan's Sallah message said that th ...

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