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APC Power Tussle: Victor Giadom hands over party leadership to Buni

Victor Giadom, acting national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has handed over the leadership of the party to the new chairman of the caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni. The handing over ceremony was held behind closed doors on Monday at the National Working Committee conference room at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja. Buni’s appointment came after the APC NEC …

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Ease of doing business: Nigeria Govt merges CAC, Tax ID registrations

Business owners who register their organizations with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) will now get a tax identification number without the need to approach the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). CAC, in a statement on Monday, said the processes of registering a business and getting a tax ID have been merged. The statement said: “This is to inform our esteemed …

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Nigeria Records 490 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 24,567

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Sunday evening that Nigeria has recorded 490 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 24,567. “On the 28th of June 2020, 490 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a …

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100 Persons Living With Disabilities Recieves Palliatives From NGO

An NGO, Project Enable Africa with the support of Ishk Tolaram, has distributed palliatives to no fewer than 100 people living with disabilities (PWDs) in Lagos. The Head of Communication for Project Enable Africa, Mr Lanre Olagunju, said that his organisation was committed to digital empowerment of PWDs in Nigeria. Olagunju said that the palliatives were targeted at 400 people with disabilities in Lagos, saying that …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 779 New Cases, Total Now 24,077

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in a tweet via its official twitter handle on Saturday announced 779 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bring the total number of cases to 24,077. Saturday’s new cases marked the highest daily increase since the health agency started reporting COVID-19 infections in February. Nigeria is currently undergoing a second phase of a re-opening …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 667 New Cases, Total Cases Now 19,147

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday reported 667 new cases of the novel coronavirus pushing its total infections to 19,147 Breakdown of the 667 new cases of Covid-19;Lagos-281Abia-48Oyo-45FCT-38Ogun-37Enugu-31Ondo-23Plateau-21Edo-19Delta-18Rivers-18Bayelsa-17Akwa Ibom-17Kaduna-14Kano-12Bauchi-9Gombe-4Osun-3Benue-3Nasarawa-3Kwara-3Ekiti-2Borno-119,147 confirmed6,581 discharged487 deaths The novel coronavirus has now killed at least 456,630 people worldwide since the outbreak began in China last December, according to a tally from official …

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki Officially Joins PDP

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor who dumped the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday, picked up his PDP membership card at the party’s secretariat in Benin City, the state capital on Friday. Addressing party officials, the governor said he automatically becomes the PDP leader in the state following his defection. …

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COVID-19 : Nigeria’s Records 587 New Cases, Total Cases Now 17,735

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC on Wednesday reported 587 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the nation’s total infections towards to 17,735 NCDC in a tweet stated that the country has now confirmed at least 17,735 cases of the novel coronavirus with 469 deaths and 5,967 recovered patients. Nigeria is currently in the second phase of easing its lockdown …

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US Sanctions 6 Nigerian Cyber Criminals For Stealing $6m From US Businesses, Individuals

The Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, in a coordinated action with the U.S. Department of Justice, on Tuesday, announced it had taken action against six Nigerian nationals for allegedly conducting an elaborate scheme to steal over six million dollars from vulnerable victims across the United States. The department listed the accused as Richard Uzuh, Michael Olorunyomi, …

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Abiola Ajimobi Replaces Adams Oshiomole as APC National Chairman in Acting Capacity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday elevated the former Oyo State governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi to serve as its acting National Chairman after the Court of Appeal holding at Abuja upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole. Sen. Ajimobi was the party’s Deputy National Chairman for the southern region and is a former Governor of Oyo state. In a statement …

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Appeal Court Upholds Oshiomhole’s Suspension As APC National Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomole as a member and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ruling on the interlocutory appeal filed by Comrade Oshiomhole, the appellate court upheld the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court delivered by Justice Danlami Senchi which in March ordered the …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 490 New Cases, 31 Deaths, Total Cases Now 17,148

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Nigeria has recorded 490 new cases of the novel coronavirus and an additional 31 deaths linked to the virus. The new figures put total infections in the country at 17,148. Although 5,623 persons have been successfully treated and discharged, 455 casualties have been recorded to the virus, according to the NCDC.   …

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Naira Marley: FG Suspends Airline, shut the Jabi Lake Mall indefinitely

The Federal Government has suspended the operations of a private jet charter and aircraft maintenance firm, Executive Jet Services, for flouting COVID-19 regulations by flying Musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, to Abuja to attend a concert. In the same vein, the Federal Government has also shut the Jabi Lake Mall indefinitely for violating the ban on public gathering. The mall …

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Sanwo-Olu and others Expresses Shock Over the Death Of Senator Bayo Osinowo

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other notable politicians has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo popularly known and referred to as Pepperito, representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Upper Legislative Chamber of the National Assembly, who passed away on Monday morning at the age of 64 after a brief illness. …

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COVID-19 : Nigeria Records 573 New Cases, 4 Deaths, Total Cases Now 16,658.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday evening recorded 573 new cases of the novel coronavirus, this was announced as usual through the NCDC twitter handle   Lagos, which is the known epic Centre of the virus in Nigeria reported the highest number of cases with 216 new cases and Rivers was second with 103 new infections. Breakdown …

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Baby dies after falling from Abuja hospital’s top floor

A three-month-old baby has died after falling from the first floor of the Garki General Hospital, Abuja. It was learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday. A security guard at the hospital told journalist that the baby’s mother and two others were on their way to the emergency ward when the incident happened. “A woman and two others were on the …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Confirms 403 New Cases, Total Cases now 16,085

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its usual late-night tweet via its official twitter handle reports 403 new cases of the Coronavirus. According to the agency, Lagos State trails Gombe in reported cases for the day with 68 new infections, followed by Kano State where 46 more people got the virus. Other states with new COVID-19 cases are: …

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Premier League Approves Kneeling Protests, ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Shirts

The Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while “Black Lives Matter” will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league’s restart next week. “The League supports the players’ wish to have their names replaced by Black Lives Matter on the back of their shirts for the first …

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Covid-19: Nigeria confirms 627 cases, total Number of Cases Now 15,181

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday reported 627 new cases of COVID-19, putting the nation’s total number of covid-19 infections to 15,181. Earlier on Friday, Lagos announced it has discharged 90 COVID-19 patients after they fully recovered. But there are concerns that the virus spread is getting worse across the country as the NCDC reported 600-plus new cases …

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Edo Election: APC Committee Disqualifies Obaseki and Two Others

The incumbent Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has been disqualified from participating in the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State. He was declared unfit to contest in the exercise to choose the APC’s flagbearer along with two others by the party’s Screening Committee. The chairman of the committee, Professor Jonathan …

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Regional Security: Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ondo State

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has announced the commencement of its recruitment. Adetunji Olu-Adeleye, Amotekun Corps Commandant in the state, who made this known on Tuesday in Akure, said the recruitment form would attract no charges Amotekun is a security outfit based in all the six southwest states aimed at curbing insecurity in the region. Olu-Adeleye advised …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 409 New Cases, Total Cases Now 13,873

On Wednesday June 10, Nigeria recorded 409 new coronavirus cases taking the country’s total confirmed tally to 13,873. According to the tweet of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the new cases were spread across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).   Breakdown of the 409 new cases of Covid-19; Lagos-201 FCT- 85 Delta- 22 Edo- 16 …

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Washington Mayor renames Street Near White House Black Lives Matter Plaza

Washington mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday renamed an area near the White House that has become the epicenter of anti-racism protests over the past week “Black Lives Matter Plaza” — unveiling a giant street mural. But in so doing, the African-American mayor piqued the ire of the very movement she was supporting, as well as of President Donald Trump. The …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 328 New Cases, Total Cases Now 11,844

Nigeria has recorded 328 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 11, 844 according to the information released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday. Breakdown of the 350 new cases of Covid-19 Lagos-102 Ogun-34 FCT-29 Borno-26 Kaduna-23 Rivers-21 Ebonyi-17 Kwara -16 Katsina-14 Edo-10 Delta-10 Kano-10 Bauchi-10 Bayelsa-9 Imo-8 …

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MIchael Jordan donates $100m to Racial Equality Groups

Basketball legend Michael Jordan said Friday he is making a record $100 million donation to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice. The donation comes amid a wave of protests across the United States. MJ said in a statement his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years to different organisations in a bid to stamp out “ingrained …

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COVID-19: Kano govt Orders House-To-House Sample Collection For Coronavirus Test

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has directed the commencement of house-to-house sample collection exercise in the eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state where the outbreak of the pandemic is so prevalent. The emergency exercise is expected to take place within the metropolitan LGAs such as Taurani, Nasarawa, and Kano municipal, where most of the confirmed positive cases of …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 350 New Cases, Total Cases Now 11,516

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports on thursday night through its twitter hanle 350 new cases of COVID-19, this depicts further increase in the noble Coronavirus pandemic even as the country intensifies efforts to flatten the curve of the global pandemic. Breakdown of the 350 new cases of Covid-19;  Lagos-102 Ogun-34 FCT-29 Borno-26 Kaduna-23 Rivers-21 Ebonyi-17 Kwara -16 Katsina-14 …

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Orji Kalu released from Kuje Correctional Centre

Former Abia Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja where he was serving a 12-year sentence following an order to that effect by the Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the release of Kalu on Tuesday following his conviction last December for alleged looting …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 241 New Cases, Total Cases Now 10,819

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 241 new cases of the novel coronavirus as at Tuesday night, the health body disclosed through its twitter handle and gave the breakdown as follows;   Breakdown of the 241 new cases of Covid-19; Lagos-142 Oyo-15 FCT-13 Kano-12 Edo-11 Delta-10 Kaduna -9 Rivers-9 Borno-8 Jigawa-4 Gombe-3 Plateau-3 Osun-1 Bauchi-1 10819 cases of …

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FIRS prevents those recruited by Fowler from resuming

It is not a pleasant experience for Hundreds of Nigerians who have been offered and given employment letters by the immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, it’s now over six months since they received their appointments letters and yet they have not been allowed to resume. It was learnt that some of those affected had …

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