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Jihadi John': US 'reasonably certain' strike killed IS militant

Jump media player . Media caption The Victoria Derbyshire programme looks at what is known about 'Jihadi John' The Pentagon says it is "reasonably certain" that a US drone strike in Syria has killed the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John". Col Steve Warren said Thursday's attack in Raqqa had hit the intended target, but it would take time to "formally declare that we have had success". Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British militant, appeared in videos of the beheadings of Western hostages. UK PM David Cameron said targeting Emwazi was "the right thing to do". It is believed there was one other person in the vehicle targeted in the strike. Col Warren said such "routine" attacks had killed on average "one mid- to upper-level IS leader every two days" since May. However, the death of Emwazi would be a "significant blow" to IS, even though he had not been an "operation

France declares state of emergency after coordinated shootings and blasts kill at least 120 people across the capital.

Fear and confusion in Paris after deadly attacks A state of emergency has been declared across France after attacks on restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium in Paris killed at least 120 people, sowing widespread fear. Four gunmen killed up to 80 young people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall on Friday evening, city hall officials said. Heavily armed policemen eventually launched an assault on the building. The gunmen detonated explosive belts and dozens of shocked survivors were rescued. The attackers were killed at the site and a manhunt is under way as a number of armed men are believed to be at large. About 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, officials said, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the national stadium Stade de France. President  Francois Hollande  and the German foreign minister were watching a friendly football match between France and Germany there when the attacks occurred.

Usage Of Expired Materials, NAFDAC Fines Guinness N1bn

HOME  /  COVER STORIES  /  NEWS  /  FOR USAGE OF EXPIRED MATERIALS, NAFDAC FINES GUINNESS N1BN Usage Of Expired Materials, NAFDAC Fines Guinness N1bn Unaware that regulatory agencies had been firmer with the enforcement of laws since President Muhammadu Buhari took over as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc may have gotten itself into trouble for allegedly re-validating expired raw materials without approval. Accordingly, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has imposed a fine of N1 billion on Guinness for also maintaining poor documentation and not complying with some of its regulations.A letter written by the regulatory agency noted that the local unit of the company which had been operating in Nigeria since 1962 was given a two-week ultimatum to pay the fine. The Central Bank of Nigeria had imposed sanctions on at least three commercial banks for breaches in the last two months. Just last month,

Ugwuanyi flags-off construction of five additional roads in Enugu

In continuation of his mass road construction in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has flagged-off construction of five additional roads in the state amidst jubilation from the benefiting people of Enugu North senatorial zone. FILE PHOTO: Road inspection: L-R: Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State addressing the Site Engineer of the Greylines company, Engr.George skayrak and residents of Emene, as his Deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo looks on, when he inspected the old Emene road..yesterday The roads are Opi-Nsukka dual carriage way, Obechara road junction – Umuakashi Mechanic Village – Ikenga Hotels Junction and the Post Office round about – Odenigbo round about – Ogurugu road – Ikenga Hotels junction and the Enugu road Nsukka junction – Umezebi – Nru junction – University gate, all within the university town of Nsukka. The others include Ohom Orba junction – Imilike Ani – Ezimo Uno – Ezimo Agu – Imilike Ogbodu Aba – Obollo Afor Roads , all designated as Udenu ring road

Urhobo denounces inclusion in map of Biafra

THE Urhobo nation yesterday denounced its membership in the proposed map of Biafra by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The Indigenous People of Biafra on a Peaceful Protest over the Arrest of the Director of Radio Biafra, along Ikwerre road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke Making the position known yesterday in a statement, National Publicity Secretary of the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha, warned that Urhobo and its territories should be counted out from any IPOB plan. “IPOB have their rights of agitation for freedom of self determination as enshrined in the united nation declaration stressing that other ethnic groups should not be dragged along to avoid the mistake that led to the civil war. “The magnanimity of Urhobos in allowing Igbos celebrate the Igbo Cultural Day should not be taken for granted as we urge IPOB to delist Urhobo from its proposed map.”

Okorocha turning Imo into a Banana State, group laments •Asks Buhari to call him to order

For forcefully executing his privatization programme in Imo State, Governor Rochas Okorocha has incurred the wrath of former lawmakers and council chairmen from the State who described his actions as “barbaric and incredible”, just as they called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the governor to order. Buhari-and-Okorocha In a statement at the weekend by the former lawmakers and council chairmen, popularly known as Forum of Former Imo House Members and Council Chairman (FIHOC), they said it was shocking to learn that in spite of public outcry against the concessioning of Imo public enterprises by Governor Okorocha, the governor has taken a step further into the abyss of dictatorship by using his Imo Security Network to forcefully eject workers from health Centres and hospitals, to enforce his privatization programme. The workers were said to be resisting his privatization of these public institutions. The statement signed by the group’s Director of Public Communication

Partners Sports Club Celebrate Birthday With Members

Panthers sports club Nnewi, recently celebrated with their members who added another year to their age in October 2015. The event over the years has come to be a tradition, as members born in a particular month are celebrated, because of the unity of purpose, members of the club exhibit in associating within themselves. It was a time of joy for Chief Chuka Oforma and Barrister Ike Obeta, who took turns to merry with members of their club. While interacting with Chief, Chuka Oforma, he thanked God for making it possible for him to add another year to his age, despite all the ups and downs associated with growing up and family life. He thanked panthers sports club members, for finding time to celebrate with him, and prayed that God will also allow them to add to their ages soon. Chief Chuka Oforma who hails from Oraeri, is a business mogul who trades in Fairly Used motorcycles. He has in the past exhibited great dexterity for sportsmanship, which he displayed during the last concluded

Nnewi Catholic Diocese Holds 2nd Diocesan Synod

The catholic diocese of Nnewi has celebrated its second Diocesan synod, tagged living the faith, in justice, peace and reconciliation in the catholic diocesan of Nnewi, with reference to Matthew 5:13-14 “ you are the salt of the earth..... You are the light of the world. In his homily the Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Dr Valerian Okeke thanked God for making it possible, for the catholic diocese of Nnewi to celebrate its second synod, an event which is usually takes place every ten years. He thanked clergy and the laity of the diocese for their support all these years and prayed that God should guide and protect them in their various endeavors towards the development of the church in Nnewi. His lordship, thanked the governor of Anambra state, Dr Willie Obiano, who was visibly present at the occasion, for the good works he has been doing in the state, especially in the area of security, and asked him not to relent. The Bishop, prayed that God should give him the wisdom and forth right to

Pro Biafra Protest: What is Ohaneze’s Stake

For some time now, the issue of achieving a sovereign state of Biafra has taken the center stage in the political sphere of Nigeria, with agitations from different Pro- Biafra groups, calling for an independent state of Biafra. Formerly, it was MASSOB, led by Chief Ralph Uwazurike, who have since its inception called for a sovereign state of Biafra, but he was not taken serious by the Nigerian government, which saw him as an opportunist, whose interest was basically self. History has it, that during the days of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Uwazuruike’s MASSOB, which was calling for the actualization of Biafra indeed supported the administration of Goodluck Jonathan,  in contradiction to his avowed resolve, to achieve a sovereign state of Biafra. Many youths from the south east extraction, who have watched the development so far,  saw Chief Uwazuruike’s MASSOB as a sale out, on their avowed vision they had in mind, for supporting him, attributing it to double standards on the leadershi

Hon. Afam Mbanefo Commends Nnewi Butchers Assoication Promises Anambra State Government Partnership

The honorable commissioner of Agriculture in Anambra state, Hon Afam Mbanefo, has commended Nnewi Butchers Association, led by Chief Amobi Nnoruka for the giant strides they have made in Nnewi, to ensure that meat processing is healthy, and fit for human consumption. He made this assertion recently during a tour of abattoirs in Anambra state, which coincided with world food day; a day set aside to celebrate the creation of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada. First established in 1979, World Food Day has since then been observed in almost every country by millions of people. In his interaction with members of Nnewi Butchers association in their office complex, he thanked them for their efforts at making sure that Anambrians consume good meat, and said that in line with the state governor's directive on the issue of meat processing in the state, his ministry is taking action to see that quacks who have no business deal