Nigerian government reverses resumption of schools, says no WAEC exam for now

The federal government has reversed its earlier announcement on the resumption of schools. It also said no Nigerian school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 5 to September 5. This year’s examination, administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), was postponed indefinitely in April after it was earlier scheduled […]

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Presidential Panel probes Magu over alleged ownership of Dubai properties

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu’s problems worsened on Wednesday as the presidential panel investigating corruption allegations against him shifted its focus to properties he allegedly acquired in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The suspended EFCC boss, who has been in the police custody since his arrest on […]

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I’m ready to pray for COVID-19 patients in isolation centres – T.B Joshua

Pastor Temitope Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has said that he is ready to virtually offer prayer for COVID-19 patients in isolation centres around the world. In an announcement posted to Joshua’s YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, the cleric called on relevant government and medical authorities to “organise those who are in isolation” […]

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Face mask can cause failed ATM transactions – Nigerian Banks

Nigerian Banks have advised customers to remove their face masks when carrying out transactions through Automated Teller Machines to ensure that their faces are properly recognised. Findings revealed that some banks have installed face detection features in their ATMs which can prevent an ATM from dispensing cash if it is unable to recognise the face […]

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Kourtney Says She’s Free After Step Back From Keeping Up With the Kardashians 

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star articulates this very point in her cover story for the July/August issue of Vogue Arabia. Namely, Kris Jenner’s oldest gets candid about her break from the limelight, including the decision to limit her role on the hit E! docu-series. “I have been filming the show non-stop for 13 years, 19 seasons and […]

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Osinbajo didn’t collect N4bn from Magu – Aide

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, on Wednesday said there was no truth in some reports claiming that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received N4bn from the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. The reports had claimed that Magu told the presidential […]

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Magu Sent Back To Police Custody As Operatives Search His Residence

Some policemen attached to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department on Tuesday searched the home of the suspended  acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Also on Tuesday, the Justice Ayo Salami Presidential Panel, which interrogated Magu on Monday over allegations of corruption, again quizzed the suspended EFCC boss. The […]

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N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Hires Top Chicago Lawyer

Ramon Abbas, the Dubai-based Nigerian arrested last month for alleged Internet fraud, has secured the service of a top criminal defence attorney in Chicago. Court documents seen by Premium Times showed Mr Abbas on Monday retained Gal Pissetzky, a senior partner at Chicago law firm Pissetzky & Berliner, to help extricate him from multi-million dollar […]

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Shock as Nigerian professor says COVID-19 does not exist in Nigeria

A Nigerian professor, Cyril Otoikhian, has challenged the Nigerian government and other scientists working on COVID-19 to prove the existence of the virus in the country. The professor of genetics at the Novena University, Delta State, in a Monday morning programme on Channels TV, shocked his interviewers when he argued that the virus does not exist as […]

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Finally, President Buhari suspends Magu as EFCC boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, according to Punch. Buhari had earlier set up a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami to probe the various allegations leveled against the EFCC boss. The panel grilled Magu for hours on Monday at the Presidential Villa, […]

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Nigerian Senate passes bill on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions

The Senate has passed the bill against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. It is titled, “A Bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress sexual harassment of students in tertiary educational institutions and for matters concerned therewith, 2019.” The proposed legislation was sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege. The bill […]

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Domestic flights in Nigeria will no longer serve meals on board ― Minister of Aviation

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday, said food will no longer be served on domestic flights when operations resume. Sirika who spoke during the Presidential Taskforce, PTF on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja explained that the decision was part of efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus on flights. “For this domestic […]

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Magu not ‘arrested’ — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is only facing an investigative panel and is not being detained by the Department of State Services. The EFCC said this in a statement by its Spokesman, Dele Oyewale, on Monday. The statement read in part, “Mr. Ibrahim Magu on Monday,  July […]

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Nigerian Government To Shut Third Mainland Bridge For Six Months

The Federal Government is set to shut the Third Mainland Bridge for six months starting from Friday, July 24. This was confirmed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola. According to him, consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge. Popoola explained that the work […]

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We may propose fresh lockdown after two weeks, says Nigerian Government

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday lamented the increasing rate of COVID-19 cases among people in government, saying it was directly impacting on governance and security in the country. The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who stated this at the task force press briefing in Abuja, […]

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Report Anyone Who Demands Payment For COVID-19 Test – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has asked Nigerians to report anyone who demands payment for the conduct of COVID-19 test in the country. Speaking on Monday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said COVID-19 test remains free. “I wish to remind everyone that government-run testing […]

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NLC, others say no to resumption of schools in Nigeria

The joint labour unions have decried plans by the federal and state governments to reopen schools, saying the decision is hasty and may not bode well for the country at large. The unions made this appeal at the weekend after a virtual joint meeting of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) affiliate unions in the education sector. […]

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Arik, Aero, Dana, others begin Lagos-Abuja flights (Read Details)

Nigeria’s airspace will roar back to life on Wednesday as six domestic carriers are set to resume flights after more than three months the Federal Government shut down all airports to prevent Coronavirus spread. The airlines are Arik Air, AeroContractors, Air Peace, DANA Air, AZMAN Air and Max Air . Their resumption follows their compliance […]

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Cinema operators cry to Buhari over N22.5bn losses

Nigerian cinema exhibitors, distributors and employees have sent a Save-Our-Soul (SOS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding the speedily reopening of the theatrical sector of the economy, including the film industry, to prevent “their imminent collapse.” The association said the sector had lost over US$50million (about N22.5billion) and more than 5,000 industry jobs since the Federal Government […]

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Deputy Vice Chancellor Dies From COVID-19 In Nigeria

There’s been another high profile death from COVID-19, this time in Benue State University, where the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of academics, Professor Godwin Achinge is the victim. Professor Achinge, who was also the Vice-Chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, had earlier tested positive for coronavirus. Channels Television gathered that he died yesterday […]

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Physical distancing impossible on flights, says Nigerian aviation minister

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said it is almost impossible to achieve physical distancing on flights without hurting the revenue of airlines. He said this during a webinar attended by stakeholders in the aviation sector. The webiner focused on the status of the industry restart. Sirika was responding to a question from the Managing Director […]

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Again, WHO Discontinues Hydroxychloroquine Treatment Trial for COVID-19

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery. Announcing this Saturday, the UN body said the decision to discontinue the research was due to recommendation from its International Steering Committee on Solidarity Trial, adding that […]

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