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Breaking: Boko Haram end in-sight as Nigeria, Russia signs military pact

Nigeria and Russia have signed a military pact, providing a legal framework for the supply of equipment and the training of troops, the Nigerian embassy in Moscow said on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari had expressed interest in such a pact with Russia as far back as 2019, when he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a Russia-Africa summit. …

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Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York’s first female governor

Kathy Courtney Hochul has been sworn in as the first female governor of New York, promising to change the political culture of the state. Hochul, a Democrat from Buffalo who turns 63 this week, officially became New York state’s 57th governor in a private ceremony. She was sworn in by the state’s highest judge and will take over the office …

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Romania has donated or resold more than 3 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses

According to Ministry of Health officials, Romania has donated over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and resold over 1.1 million doses. Also, amid a decreased interest in vaccination, the country suspended deliveries from Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca this month, News.ro reported. “What’s new from last week is that the transport of 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam was completed. Thus, …

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BREAKING: Reps To Grill Lai Mohammed, Investigate Legality Of Twitter Ban

The House Representatives are set to invite the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed, and investigate the legality of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government. The decision was reached on Tuesday during the plenary. Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila during the plenary said the House recognizes that Twitter is a very important means of communication. According to …

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Why I won’t get married – Denerele Edun

Award-winning Nigerian media personality, Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun, popularly known as Denrele Edun has said no woman has been able to reciprocate the measure of love he gives. Speaking in an interview, the TV personality pointed out that his sexual life is very active, adding “I am dating myself and not interested in marriage.” According to him, all he wants is …

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Insecurity: About Least 200 Islamiyya Students Kidnapped In Niger again!

At least 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted. One person was shot dead while another lays critically injured after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area Zayyad Mohammed confirmed the incident to Channels Television via telephone. Mohammed …

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Burna Boy, Fireboy DML to grace Native Festival maiden edition

In a post-covid era where live entertainment is bouncing back after the unending months of a global lockdown, strictly online interaction and restrictions on large gatherings; it is time to rejuvenate and rediscover yourself in a showcase of African and Caribbean music, art and culture with the first edition of The Native Festival in Cancun, Mexico from the 2nd to …

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FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline By Eight Weeks

The Federal Government has extended the linkage of the National Identity Number (NIN) to Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) by eight weeks. News of the extension was contained in a statement signed by spokespersons of the Nigerian Communications Commission and the ​Nigeria Identity Management Commission. According to the statement, which was dated February 1, the extension was approved by the Minister …

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SSANU/NASU to embark on indefinite Industrial Action

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities have insisted that there is no going back on the February 5 date which they said they would commence the nationwide industrial action. Their decision is despite the conciliation meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Employment in Abuja on Tuesday to …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Six New Cases Of British Variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 have been found in the country.  NCDC confirmed this on Monday through its Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu. Mr. Ihekweazu at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja stated that Nigeria has reported six cases of the new variant of the virus, …

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Meet Nigeria’s New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed new Service Chiefs following the resignation of the former officers. Major-General Leo Irabor replaced General Abayomi Olonisakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao replaced Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo replaced Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff; …

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The world welcomes Joe Biden as the 46th US President

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States, vowing a “new day” for the United States after four years of tumult under Donald Trump who in an extraordinary final act snubbed the inauguration. Two weeks to the day after Trump supporters violently rampaged at the US Capitol to overturn the election results, Biden took the oath …

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UK COVID-19 Strain In Over 60 Countries –WHO

The UK coronavirus strain has spread to at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday, after US President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute to American victims. Covid-19 has claimed more than two million lives globally since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan more than a year ago, while the total number of …

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Meet the new Nigeria’s envoys-designate

After months of delay, President Muhammadu Buhari finally endorses ambassadorial postings, which include the country’s first female ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Uzoma Emenike. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to expedite actions on their resumption, Read profiles of some of the envoys. Nigeria is set to have its first female ambassador to the United States of America. …

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UNILORIN researchers recommend pineapple in COVID-19 management

A team of researchers at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have established the capacity of Bromelain derivable from pineapple fruits in the management of COVID-19 cases. According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the discovery is in conjunction with Prof. Bamidele Owoeye, the Head, Department of Physiology, and Mr Ahmed Bakare, a PhD candidate at the university. …

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Corruption: AGF Otunla and Abdullahi Dikko refund N8.2billion

To avoid prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), two retired top civil servants, Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, and an ex-Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko have disclosed how they refunded N8.2billion loot to the treasury. Otunla, AGF between 2011 and 2015, and companies linked …

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Breaking: Nigeria sets new record, posts highest COVID-19 cases

Nigeria sets a new COVID-19 record on Friday, posting its highest infections in a single day, with Lagos, Plateau and Abuja taking huge lead. Figures from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday showed that the nation reported 1,867 new cases. Nigeria’s 1,664 cases posted on 7 January, 2021 was the highest the nation reported in a single …

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Buhari in petrol subsidy quagmire: Landing cost overtakes pump price

The Buhari administration is now caught in a policy quagmire over whether petrol subsidy should be resumed or allow the market to determine the price. As far as the administration is concerned, the subsidy regime has ended, so as to free cash for other social and economic needs of Nigerians. However, the recent rise in crude oil prices to about …

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Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings buys out Shell, ENI, Total in OML 17

Tony Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings has expanded the group’s energy portfolio with the unconditional acquisition of 45 percent stake in OML 17. The company acquired the stake, through TNOG Oil and Gas Limited from multinationals Shell and their joint venture parties, Total and Eni. Heirs Holdings announced the transaction today, saying it is one of the largest oil and gas financings …

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Tragedy: Six siblings, nine others perish in Edo accidents

Two separate auto crashes that occurred on Friday in Arue-Uromi and Agbede, in Edo State have claimed 15 lives, including six siblings. The Arue-Uromi accident reportedly provoked anger, tears and sorrow, as the six casualties involved, four girls and two boys, were said to be children of the same family. It was however not clear how exactly the accident occurred. …

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Sanwo-Olu approves re-opening of all Lagos schools Monday

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved that all public and private schools in Lagos State below tertiary level should resume on Monday for the second term of 2020/2021 academic session. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo conveyed the governor’s approval on Friday, noting that this is in line with the Federal Government’s resolution after reaching a consensus with …

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NDDC: Malami opens up on collecting bribe from Akpabio

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) has denied the allegation that he collected gratification from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio in respect of the appointment of a Sole Administrator for the NDDC. Malami made the denial in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media and …

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Buhari shocked over death of Sultan of Sokoto’s brother

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar, Dikkon Sokoto, the Commissioner of Home Affairs in Sokoto State and younger brother of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III. In a condolence message to the Sultan on Friday, the President said he received with great shock and profound sadness the death Abubakar. “I …

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Journalists Raises Alarm Over Assassination Attempt On Colleague

he Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, has raised the alarm over a failed assassination attempt on the life of one of its members, Mr Segun Owolabi, on Monday night.  Owolabi, who is the Business Manager of Silverbird, Rythym 93.7 FM station, reportedly being killed on Monday when some gunmen stormed his house in Port Harcourt. NUJ, in a …

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Lagos Clubber tests positive for COVID-19 in police cell

Ipadeola Abiola Oriyomi, a social media influencer who was arrested at Eclipse Club in Victoria Island, Lagos has tested positive for COVID-19 in police custody. The popular Instagrammer has pleaded that he should be taken to an isolation centre rather than being returned to the cell. “Instead of them to take me to isolation centre or I should go to …

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2020/2021 New President of Inner Wheel Club of LUTH IWM Adeboye Oluremi Rukayat

The year 2020/2021 induction and fund raising ceremony for the 4th New President and her executives, IWM Adeboye Oluremi Rukayat came to fruition on Friday 13th November, 2020; at the private dinning room, Hall 36, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Surulere, Lagos. Report has it that International Inner Wheel Club of LUTH is a philanthropic organisation and the female …

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Palliatives Found In Warehouses Shows My Father Is Not Nigeria’s Problem – Zahra Buhari-Indimi

Daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra Buhari-Indimi has said that the recent discovery of COVID-19 palliatives stored in various warehouses across the country is valid proof that her father is not the nation’s problem.  In recent times the president has been criticised and some of his actions have been a reason for debates as the nation suffers some economic decline …

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#EndSARS violence: 229 people arrested for arson, murder, others in Lagos

No fewer than 229 people have been arrested in Lagos in connection with the mayhem that engulfed Lagos in aftermath of #EndSARS protest. The Lagos State Government said it would be prosecuting the suspects who allegedly took advantage of the EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private properties in different parts of the state. Hoodlums hijacked the peaceful …

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#EndSARS: Imo Gov Approves Release Of N2bn For Youth Empowerment

In fulfilling his promise of initiating a dedicated empowerment package to address the needs of youths in Imo state, the state Governor, Hope Uzodimma has approved the immediate release of a takeoff fund of two billion naira out of the six billion naira earmarked for an accelerated youth empowerment programme. The Governor disclosed this in a statewide broadcast in Owerri …

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PICTURES| Qdot, Tony Tetuilla, Reekado Agbor, BabaTee, Others At The Launch Of The Royal Unisex Salon & Spa

On Thursday, October 1st, 2020, The Royal Unisex Salon and Spa launched it’s new outlet at 46, Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja. The event had celebrities in attendance such as Reekado Agbor, Baba Tee, Qdot, Tony Tetuilla, W4 Azadus and a host of others. Known as a hub for all things beauty and providing quality experience for its clients, while …

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