At least 19 dead, more than 600 injured in Turkey earthquake

At least 19 people died and more than 600 were injured in eastern Turkey after an earthquake rattled the region on Friday evening, according to authorities. The 6.7-magnitude quake struck near the town of Sivrice, in eastern Elazig province, collapsing at least 10 buildings, Turkish Interior Minister Sulyman Soylu said. Thirteen people were killed in […]

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Man Utd target Ighalo as Rashford replacement

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has been linked with a move to the Old Trafford to fill the vacuum left by Marcus Rashford who sustained an injury last week in the club’s FA Cup win against Wolves. Ighalo, who is currently with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, has two years left on his contract but […]

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Coronavirus cases confirmed in France, first in Europe

Two cases of the coronavirus have been “confirmed” in France, the first in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Friday. The first case involved a patient in a hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux while the other was in Paris, the minister told reporters. The SARS-like virus has claimed 26 lives since […]

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Coronavirus Disease: Second case in US confirmed

A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago, and is in stable condition. The patient flew […]

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Lagos begins recruitment in health sector

The Lagos State Health Service Commission has commenced mass recruitment of health sector workers to address the deficit in manpower requirements in the public health institutions across the state. The Permanent Secretary of the commission, Dr Ademuyiwa Eniayewun, in a statement on Thursday, said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was keen to fulfil its […]

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Corruption : EFCC Slams Transparency International Over ‘Poor’ Rating On Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vehemently condemned in strong terms, the 2019 Corruption Perception Index, CPI recently released by Transparency International, TI, which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries analysed. The Commission further faulted the poor rating as baseless and described as appalling, the ‘bogus and ambiguous’ criteria used by TI […]

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Corruption worse in Nigeria, new report says

Nigeria has dropped on Transparency International‘s yearly corruption perception ranking, moving two places down to rank the world’s 34th most corrupt nation. In the 2019 Transparency International’s corruption perception index released on Thursday, Nigeria scored 26 out of 100 points, falling by one point compared to 2018. In the country comparison, Nigeria ranks this year 146 […]

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Nigerian Government, South-west governors agree on Amotekun

The federal government and the governors of the six South-west states have agreed on how Amotekun, the new security outfit set up by the region, should proceed, Vice President Yemi Osinabjo said Thursday. Mr Osinbajo met in Abuja on Thursday with the six South-west governors, alongside Attorney-General Abubakar Malami and the Inspector General of Police, […]

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New Chinese Virus Not Yet A Global Health Emergency – WHO

A deadly virus outbreak that has prompted China to lock down some 20 million people does not yet constitute an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization determined Thursday. “I am not declaring a public health emergency of international concern today,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters after a two-day emergency meeting in […]

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US targets pregnant women, says no more visa for childbirth

The United States says it will no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. According to a statement released by the office of the press secretary, the rule will be effective from Friday, January 24. Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said the rule change is necessary to […]

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Insecurity in Nigeria: Sack security chiefs now, CAN tells Buhari

Following the Monday’s beheading of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa state, Rev. Lawan Andimi, the national body of CAN has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the heads of all the security agencies in the country. The CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, told […]

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Too much Iberiberism: Trump speaks on travel ban ‘targeting Nigeria’

President Donald Trump said he plans to add countries to his existing travel ban to bar more foreign nationals from entry into the US. The current ban – signed by Mr Trump two years ago – closed US borders to citizens from seven countries, most with Muslim majorities. Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea […]

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Coronavirus disease: Nigerian health officials screen passengers at airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says it has started the screening of passengers (in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health) arriving in the country through the airports following the outbreak of coronavirus in China. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, told Punch correspondent that the temperature and statistics of […]

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High Tension : Presidency reacts to Trump’s plan to ban Nigerians from United States

The United States President, Donald Trump, is set to add Nigeria and six others  to a new list of countries on America’s visa restriction. The new restrictions will  apply to travellers and immigrants from Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. As of today, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen are on […]

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If you want to avoid the new deadly Coronavirus disease, please read this

The new virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, but as at Monday, over 300 cases have been identified and six deaths confirmed from the disease. The international transmission of the disease was first reported in January 13 in a traveller from China to Thailand. Asides this, other cases have been recorded in Japan, South […]

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Cry for help : ‘1.4 million Nigerians’ applied for 5,000 Civil Defence jobs

Over 1.4 million Nigerians scrambled for 5,000 job openings advertised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), marking yet another testament to Nigeria’s acute unemployment. Federal officials working on the recruitment process told Premium Times this week that 1, 477, 042 million applications were received through the Civil Defence’s website at the close […]

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UK govt frustrating corruption trial of Diezani Alison-Madueke – EFCC Boss

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday, alleged that some foreign countries were sabotaging the efforts of the commission in its fight against corruption in Nigeria. Mr Magu made the allegation while speaking with journalists during an official visit to the Ibadan zonal office of the commission. […]

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Nigerian man nabbed  after allegedly disguising in hijab to sleep with a married woman in her husband’s house (Photos)

According to a Facebook user, Felix Eigbefo, who is based in Benin City, Edo state. The man reportedly disguised himself as a woman in hijab to have sex with a married woman in her husband’s house. Felix shared the photos on Facebook with the caption below…    

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We’ll soon extradite 18 high-profile looters – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says “18 high-profile looters” outside the country will be extradited in the fight against corruption. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state, on Tuesday, Magu said the fight against corruption has just started. The anti-graft czar, who did not disclose the identities of […]

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China’s coronavirus virus spreads to USA

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the first the country’s first case of coronavirus connected to the ongoing outbreak in Wuhan, China. The case was detected in Washington state, as China announced the sixth death from the raging virus. The bearer of the virus in the US was identified as a […]

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22 men richer than ‘all the women in Africa combined’ – Report

The world’s 22 richest men are wealthier than 325 million women in Africa, a report has shown Also, according to an Oxfam report published on Monday, women around the world, especially those living in poverty, do more than three-quarters of all unpaid work. Oxfam says ”it is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice […]

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‘Tokunbo, Danfo, Okada, Mama Put’: 29 Nigerian Words Added To Oxford Dictionary’s updated version

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has introduced 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to its glossary. Although OED’s World English editor, Danica Salazar, announced this in a blog post last week, the news of the latest addition went viral recently. She said, “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian […]

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