AFGHAN PRESIDENT FLEES COUNTRY AS TALIBAN TAKE OVER POWER

Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining thousands of his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking the country. The Taliban fanned out across the capital, and an official with the militant group said it would soon announce the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the presidential palace in Kabul. That was the name of the country under Taliban rule before the militants were ousted by U.S.-led forces after the 9/11…

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ANEKE TWINS FOUNDATION HOLD 2021 EMPOWERMENT SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAMME IN ENUGU

Nollywood twin stars Chidimma and Chidiebere Aneke, have picked Wednesday August 18th, for the commencement of the 2021 edition of their annual empowerment programme. The programme which is targeted at young widows, physically challenged and youths, will run for three days ending on Friday August 20th. At the programme, young widows, physically challenged and youths will be trained in Cake Making, Bons, Pancakes, Small Chops, Pastry, Air Freshener, Liquid Soap, Car Wash Soap, Bleach and Bar Soap. The programme which will hold at the Filbon Hotel, New Haven Enugu, will…

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CAPTAIN HOSA: THE LAST FLIGHT!

By Lanre Alfred There is neither best lyric nor tenor to impart the tragedy of Capt. Idahosa Wells Okunbo’s death. News of his passing resonates, like a thunderous blow from seraph to temple, spattering the heart’s sac with mortal residue. Even now, it filters through gauze of memories, mauling the joys that I have known by his friendship. Mourning him disrupts the balance of everything. And that is quite understandable. I am informed of his virtues by an intimacy spanning many years companionship of his charms and acquaintance with his…

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CROSS RIVER NORTH: APPEAL COURT AGAIN, UPHOLDS JARIGBE’S VICTORY

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, yesterday, upheld it’s earlier judgement declaring Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as Senator-elect for Cross River North senatorial district. The Court in two separate rulings held that it cannot overrule itself in its own judgment, when it has not been established that there was a slip in the delivery of such a particular judgment. Two contestants, Chief Joe Agi (SAN) and Senator Stephen Odey had last week in their separate applications invited the Court of Appeal, Abuja to revisit and review the case so as to…

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