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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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Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor LGAs: Wike extends total lockdown by 4 days

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has extended the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas by four more days which will resume from 8.00 p.m. Sunday 17th May 2020 until further notice.

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Coronavirus: Lockdown Extension imminent As WHO Warns Against relaxing the Lockdown

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may again extend the lockdown in Abuja as well as Lagos and Ogun States as the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday warned countries to apply caution in lifting COVID-19 lockdowns. Specifically, the global health body warned of a resurgence of infections if the current restriction measures put in place to flatten the curve …

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NFF BOARD ELCTIONS: FIFA, CAF send observers to Nigeria

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  2018-2022. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager for Development Programmes (Africa), while Piazza is a senior official in the …

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Red Alert: 12 states to experience flooding

12 states including Anambra, Edo, Kwara, Kogi, Kebbi, Niger, Rivers and others to experience flooding The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Hydrological Services Agencies (NHISA) have warned that 12 states across the country would soon experience flooding due to torrential rain falls. The two agencies gave the warning on Friday during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held with …

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Saraki Declares For Presidency

Senate President Bukola Saraki has declared his intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 general elections. He made the declaration on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at a dialogue for youths and young aspirants in Abuja. The Senate President listed several challenges which he believes have clogged the wheels of progress in the nation. He highlighted extreme …

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Four-year-old stolen at Lagos Christ Embassy found in Benin

Parents and Family members of a missing four-year-old girl, Elo Ogidi, were full of joy and praises to God on Friday after she was found in an orphanage in Benin, Edo State. Elo was reportedly stolen from the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State, during a church service she attended in company with her parents and their housemaid on …

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2 million traders get N10,000 loan each in Buhari’s ‘Trader Moni’

The Buhari administration has launched a new initiative under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), called the Trader Moni, which will empower two million petty traders between now and the end of the year. The scheme which was launched last week in Lagos would grant loans to a minimum of 30,000 beneficiaries in each State of the federation and …

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NFF Factional President, Giwa charges Falconets to be good ambassadors

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The factional President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa charged the Under-20 female team the Falconets, to exhibit the spirit of patriotism, discipline and sportsmanship at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 women World Cup in France. The Falconets lost 0-1 to former world champions, Germany on Monday at Saint Malo in their first game of …

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Bribery Scandal: NFF breaks silence on involving Super Eagles Coach

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The Nigeria Football Federation has finally reacted to the bribery scandal involving Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf. Yusuf, who is an assistant to Coach Gernot Rohr in the main Eagles team, was filmed collecting a bribe from an undercover Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who posed as a football agent. The video was published by the …

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2019: Kogi East rallies behind Victor Adoji for Senate

The people of Kogi East Senatorial District are in for a brighter future in 2019 and beyond as Dr. Victor Alewo Adoji, renowned technocrat throws the hat in the ring for the 2019 senatorial elections.

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Apapa Gridlock: Lagos Task Force Begins Clearing Trucks On Highways

The Lagos State Government has set up a Joint Task Force involving security agencies and stakeholders in the maritime sector to remove all containers trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. Tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads,’ the Task Force involve 2,271 personnel drawn from the Police, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency …

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NYSC launches CV Bank, job portal

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brig.-Gen, Sulaiman Kazaure, says a national curriculum vitae bank and job portal will empower Nigerian graduates. Kazaure made the remarks on Friday in Lagos at the formal launch of the two projects, which was in collaboration with Diamond Bank, Dragnet Solutions Ltd, Gr8jobs Ltd and Sigma Pensions Nig. The website address, through which …

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How notorious kidnappers escaped from Kuje prisons

Two notorious kidnappers who abducted and killed a society lady, Mrs. Edith Chinedu Aliyu, have escaped from the Medium Prisons, Kuje, Abuja, in a daring jailbreak on Friday evening. This is as some prisoners rioted over the sharing of alcohol in the Kirikiri Female Prison in Lagos. It was gathered that the two Kuje inmates, Maxwell Ajukwu and Solomon Amodu, …

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Rev Ayokunle Emerges new CAN President

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday elected Supo Ayokunle as its new President. Mr. Ayokunle, a Reverend, is the current National President of Nigerian Baptist Convention and takes over the CAN leadership from Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. The election was conducted at the National Ecumenical Center, Abuja. At the poll, Mr. Ayokunle defeated his rival, Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu …

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Saraki, others meeting with NLC leaders in bid to end strike

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has convened an emergency meeting aimed at brokering peace between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the federal government over the ongoing nationwide strike, his office has said. Bamikole Omisore, Mr. Saraki’s spokesperson, wrote on his Twitter page on Thursday that the Senate President, alongside other principal officers of the upper chamber were meeting with officials …

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Nigeria Refineries needs upgrade, No Plans To Sell them –Kachikwu

The Federal Government has no plans to sell Nigeria’s refineries to private owners, an official has said. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, during an official visit to the Port Harcourt refinery in Alesa Eleme in Rivers State. “We are not inviting foreign partners to take over the refineries, we do not have the funds. “Even …

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Benin multiple explosions not caused by bomb – Army

Military authorities in Benin have clarified that the multiple explosions that occurred on Tuesday were caused by improvised explosive device, (IED) and not bombs as formally insinuated by many.

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Welfare of military personnel should be given top priority – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that the welfare of families of slain military personnel and surviving retired military personnel should be given top priority by relevant authorities.

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Fake Buhari’s aides attempt to dupe Fayose

Two men are currently telling security operatives how they came about the idea and plotted the strategy to defraud Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state, western Nigeria.

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Why I parted ways with my former manager –K1

There were strong rumours there was a strong disagreement between fuji icon, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as K1 and his long time manager, Percy Ademokun.

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Two Nigerians jailed in UK over £1.6m scam

Two men who conned a woman out of £1.6m (N464m) by using a fictional character to contact her on a dating website have been jailed. The woman thought she was corresponding with a man called Christian Anderson, and she gave him money to fund a supposed business project.

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Real Madrid sacks Benitez, Zidane takes over

Real Madrid have fired manager Rafa Benitez after six months in the job, Spanish sports daily Marca reported on Monday. The La Liga club’s president Florentino Perez dismissed the Spaniard after an emergency board meeting, with their former player Zinedine Zidane poised to take over. Frenchman Zidane has been in charge of the Real ‘B’ team. Zidane won La Liga …

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Suspects hide hemp in biscuit cartons

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a truck load of cannabis sativa packaged as biscuits and cheese balls. The 3,542.25kg bags of drug were impounded at the Odeda axis of Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government in Ogun State. Ihenacho Chinweuba (27) and Uche Enuosa (33) were arrested. NDLEA State Commander Bala Fagge said the shipment was …

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Be informed! Luna Eclipse To Occur In Nigeria September 28

A lunar eclipse is expected to occur in Nigeria on Monday, September 28,National Space Research and Development Agency has revealed. The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has announced that a lunar eclipse will occur in Nigeria on Monday, September 28. The agency said that Abuja, Lagos and several other cities and towns across the country, would experience a …

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BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari dissolves NNPC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate dissolution of the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The decision was conveyed in a letter, dated June 26, 2015, signed by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi. The letter quoted President Buhari as thanking members of the dissolved board for their services to the nation. The …

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Mu’azu, Anenih cave in to pressure, resign

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and the Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, on Wednesday bowed to pressure from key members of the party to resign.

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