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Nigeria sets new COVID-19 record, posts highest cases in a single day

Nigeria posted its highest COVID-19 cases in a single day on Thursday, ramping up almost 2,000 infections. Figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, revealed that the nation reported 1,964 fresh cases, the highest it has recorded in a single day since the pandemic broke out in February 2020. Previously, Nigeria had set […]

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17% of Nigerians don’t believe COVID-19 is real,15% not sure – Report

Amidst the continuous surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, a survey has found that nearly a fifth of Nigerians still do not believe the disease is real. The study by the research firm, SBM Intel, in all 36 states and the FCT, found that only 68.8 per cent of Nigerians believe that […]

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MNOs confirm NIN registration extension

The mobile network operators (MNOs) yesterday confirmed the extension of the deadline for the syncing of SIM cards with the National Identity Numbers, NIN. In a statement yesterday, the MNOs said that the Federal Government has granted a further extension of the deadline from 19 January till 9 February. This will allow subscribers more time […]

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Nigeria Police Did Very Well In 2019/2020, Says IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu says the Nigeria Police did very well in 2019/2020. His statement is coming despite many security challenges besetting the country. According to the IGP, when his administration came in, there were many issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road, a challenge which he claims […]

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Tinubu should be rewarded with presidency, says Reps member

Nigerians have been urged to throw their weight behind the projected presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC. A member of the House of Representatives, Babatunde Hunpe, representing Badagry Federal Constituency, made this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. According to the lawmaker, Nigerians should reward […]

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Buhari will be remembered like Trump – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari again, saying he would be remembered like outgoing American president, Donald Trump. The former governor said Nigerians could not wait to see the end of the regime of President Buhari, just as Americans look forward to the exit of Donald Trump. “Buhari will be […]

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FG to pay 24.3 million poor Nigerians N5,000 each, says minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months. This translates to N729bn within the six-month period. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban […]

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Mama B’Haram facing 13 cases on 419, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says there are about 13 court cases against Aisha Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram at the federal and state high courts here in Maiduguri. According to a statement by North-East Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mr. Egbodolo Olumide, the three counts before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the […]

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Assistant police commissioner bags life sentence over stolen vehicle

Okubo Aboye, an assistant commissioner of police, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for buying a vehicle which was stolen by kidnappers. John Adeyeye, judge of an Ekiti state high court, also sentenced Niyi Afolabi, Aboye’s mechanic, to life imprisonment. Testifying during the trial, the investigating police officer said the vehicle was traced to Aboye’s […]

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No COVID-19 test required for resumption of schools – Nigerian Government

The federal government, Monday, declared that no COVID-19 test was required for returning students to be admitted into their schools. But the government, in a terse statement by the Federal Ministry of Education, Monday, explained that only temperature test should be carried out on students. In the statement released by the ministry’s Director for Press […]

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In 2021, Buhari, Osinbajo will spend N3.4 billion on feeding, travels

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will spend N3.4 billion on feeding and travel expenses. While Mr Buhari approved about N2.6 billion of the amount for his office, about N873 million was earmarked for Mr Osinbajo’s office. As in the last five years, travel expenses will take the largest chunk of these expenses, details […]

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The most suitable vaccine for Nigeria, according to experts

Medical professionals in the country have advised the Federal Government to procure the Oxford/Astra-Zeneca, Russia’s Sputnik, or the Novavax vaccine in the national efforts to contain the COVID-19 global pandemic. Speaking with Punch HealthWise in separate interviews, the experts said the type of vaccines that Nigeria should shop for are those suitable for the country’s storage […]

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Global Death Toll From COVID-19 Crosses Two Million

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,009,991 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday. At least 93,803,240 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 57,889,800 are now considered recovered. These figures are based […]

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Again, pigeons released by President Buhari at Armed Forces remembrance refuse to fly

White pigeons caused a stir at the Eagle Square on Friday when they refused to fly after being released by President Muhammadu Buhari. The president was at the venue to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day alongside his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, and leaders of the National Assembly. The president had opened the cage housing the […]

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COVID-19: Again, Nigerian Government snubs Osinbajo report, mobilises corpers to camps

The Federal Government has again snubbed a recommendation by the Economic Sustainability Committee led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and decided to re-open orientation camps nationwide next Tuesday amid rising COVID-19 infections. The Osinbajo-led committee had in June 2020 recommended that while the National Youth Service Corps programme could continue, the three-week orientation exercise should […]

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We Must Start Talking About Local Vaccine Production – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said the country should start a discussion on how to ramp up capacity to be able to manufacture vaccines locally. Nigeria – and most African countries – has been largely left behind compared to countries such as the US, UK, Russia, and China that have rolled out mass vaccination […]

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I only told witch doctor to tie my husband, Nigerian woman tells court

A Customary Court sitting in Mapo in Ibadan, on Thursday dissolved a 15-year-old marriage between a mother of two, Olubunmi Faseyitan, and her husband, Kolawole, over ”witchcraft” suspicion. President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, dissolved the marriage after Faseyitan admitted that she asked a witch doctor to ”tie her husband spiritually to milk him […]

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Important announcement on Third Mainland Bridge

Works and Housing minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola said the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge, partially shut since 24 July 2020 will be reopened to full traffic by 15 February. The Minister gave the definitive re-opening date during an inspection of repair work on major roads and bridges in Lagos. But he dropped hint of another traffic […]

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