Why I am yet to marry Chioma my love – Davido

Davido has blamed the coronavirus pandemic for the delay in getting married to his fiancee, Chef Chioma. Davido in an interview on Wednesday said he would have gotten married this year but the deadly virus messed up his plans. He further stated that he would get married next year. Davido said, ”Corona messed up our […]

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First person ever to be cured of HIV dies of cancer 25 years later

The first person ever to be cured of HIV has died of cancer 25 years later. Timothy Ray Brown, 54, died Tuesday while ‘surrounded by loved ones’ after battling leukaemia since 2007. He was cured of HIV the same year after receiving a bone marrow transplant aimed at tackling his cancer. His partner Tim Hoeffgen […]

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October 1, 2020: Is Nigeria independent or dependent at 60? – By Prof. Okechukwu Nwafor

Celebrating October 1 is a way to evoke the nostalgia of colonialism. With the current national ruin, one must accept that colonial nostalgia is a soothing balm. It is antithetical to the devastating memories of postcolonial crises. Based on this, in my mind, Nigeria is dependent and not independent. It is dependent on Chinese loans […]

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Mother ran into burning home to die beside autistic son after he failed to escape

A mother ran back into her burning home to die alongside her 15 year-old son with autism after he was unable to escape the flames. Feda Almaliti and her son Muhammed perished in a house fire in Fremont, California, on Monday. Sarah Trautman, Feda’s friend, said that when firefighters looked through the damage, they found […]

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Nigeria lifts ban on Emirates Airlines

Federal Government has agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates Airlines from operating into and out of the country. James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, in a statement on Wednesday said that the lift of the ban was based on an undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) Mr […]

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COVID-19 pandemic not going yet as Nigeria reports more cases

COVID-19 pandemic is not receding from Nigeria yet, as more cases of infections were reported on Tuesday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC said 187 cases were logged from 12 states and Abuja in the last 24 hours. On Monday 136 cases were reported. However, the death toll remained at 1,111, the number of […]

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Lagos, Ogun demand tax from Laycon after Big Brother Naija win

The Lagos Internal Revenue Service and its counterpart in Ogun State have indicated interests in the collection of tax from the winner of the 2020 edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show, Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe. The agencies made this known while congratulating Laycon over his victory. “Congratulations @itsLaycon winner @BBNaija Lockdown edition. More […]

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Nigerian female ex-banker bags 98 years for stealing from First Bank

A former staff of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Oreoluwa Adesakin, was on Monday, September 28, 2020, handed a cumulative 98 years in prison by Justice Muniru Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court for fraud. Adesakin, female, was found to have committed financial fraud against her employers to the tune of N49,320,652.32 (Forty-nine Million, […]

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Nigeria develops own kit to test for COVID-19

In order to improve its testing capacity for COVID-19, the Nigerian government has developed a molecular test kit named the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA). The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday. Mr Mamora said the test kit developed by […]

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Kindergarten teacher sentenced to death for poisoning 25 students

A kindergarten teacher who poisoned 25 children, killing one of them, after an argument with a rival staff member has been sentenced to death by a court in central China. In its official ruling Monday, the Jiaozuo Intermediate People’s Court in Henan province described killer Wang Yun’s motives as “despicable” and “vicious.” “She should be punished severely […]

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Teacher loses job after getting his eyeballs tattooed black (Photos)

A school teacher was forced to stop teaching at a kindergarten as his appearance frightened young pupils.  Sylvain Helaine, 35, whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black was asked to switch age groups when a parent complained he gave their three-year-old […]

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INEC begins migration to electronic voting in Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the replacement of the current manual system of voting to automated voting system. Its National Chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, announced this on Monday in Abuja. He said the commission had taken another decisive step towards the full automation of the electoral process. Yakubu said: “After extensive discussion […]

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India COVID-19 Cases Pass Six Million

India reported its six millionth coronavirus case on Monday as it surged closer to the United States as the most-infected nation, and authorities pressed ahead with reigniting the economy. The vast nation is home to 1.3 billion people, some of humanity’s most densely populated cities and a feeble health care system, and for several weeks […]

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Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In US To Get $20 Million Settlement

The family of an African American man killed by a US police officer is to receive $20 million in a civil settlement, their lawyer announced Monday. In one of the largest such settlements ever in the US, Prince George’s County in the state of Maryland will make the payment to the family of William Green, […]

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Nigeria is like a Gwuragwura (irreparable secondhand vehicle) – By Prof. Okechukwu Nwafor

Nigeria is like a rickety secondhand vehicle sold to our people in 1960. Since then we have been trying to keep it moving and now it has dilapidated to the level of gwuragwura (an Igbo slang for an irreparable old car). What do we do? Of course, no one can buy Nigeria. It is like […]

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Minister’s pay docked for using air force plane

South Africa’s president has docked three months of the defence minister’s pay after she allowed governing party officials to fly on an air force plane to Zimbabwe with her on 9 September. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was accused of misusing state resources for party political business. The defence force had argued she was on official business and […]

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China, India feeding Nigeria with fake drugs, says NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has accused China and India of being responsible for the fake drugs in Nigeria. This, NAFDAC said, was because 70 percent of drugs being used in Nigeria were imported from foreign countries, mostly China and India. A statement from NAFDAC said its Director General, Prof. […]

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Global coronavirus deaths hit one million

The number of deaths from coronavirus globally has crossed the million threshold, with more than 1,000,502 deaths recorded as of Sunday evening, according to worldometer.info. That includes over 209,000 deaths in the United States, which has lost more people to COVID-19 than any other country, and more than twice as India, the next most impacted country […]

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Nigeria Labour Congress Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday). This followed an agreement reached with the Federal Government at a meeting which started at 8.30pm on Sunday and ended at 2:50am this morning. After exhaustive deliberations on the issues raised by the labour centres, the meeting […]

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COVID-19 is a sign that God is not happy with us, says Aisha Buhari

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign that God is not happy with the world. She said this on Friday at the national mosque, during a public lecture to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary. While calling for more efforts to ensure that the country succeeds in the fight against […]

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COVID-19 : Nigeria shuts two isolation centres due to lack of patients

Authorities in Abuja have shut two of the four isolation centres that cater for coronavirus patients in the Nigerian capital. COVID-19 isolation centres located inside Karu and Asokoro general hospitals are now closed following the reduction in the number of patients. Only the treatment centres in Idu and THISDAY Dome will now hold COVID-19 patients in Abuja. There […]

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Electricity, Fuel Price Hike Will Benefit Nigerians In The Long Run – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed on Saturday said the recent increase in electricity and fuel prices will benefit ordinary Nigerians in the long-run. Mr Mohammed made the remarks while meeting with online publishers in Lagos. He also appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress to shelve its industrial action planned for Monday. The planned action, […]

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