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INEC announces date for Anambra governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the Anambra Governorship poll for November 6. INEC announced the timetable and schedule of activities for the election in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by its Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. Mr Okoye said that the commission met on Tuesday and deliberated on the […]

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Treat malaria symptoms as COVID-19, says Governor Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has advised residents of the state to consider and treat any malaria symptom as COVID-19 until proven otherwise. Sanwo-Olu, at a briefing on Tuesday, also raised the alarm that the oxygen demands for COVID-19 patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, had increased to 350 six-litre cylinders daily […]

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Man found ‘living in airport undetected for three months’

A Californian man who was “scared to go home because of Covid” lived undetected in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for three months, according to multiple reports. Aditya Udai Singh, 33, was arrested on Saturday morning local time at O’Hare and charged with impersonation in a restricted area of the airport and theft of less than $500, […]

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Trump moves to lift some Covid-19-related travel restrictions before he leaves office 

President Donald Trump on Monday lifted coronavirus-related travel restrictions for much of Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil, effective on January 26 — a move that President-elect Joe Biden’s administration has promised to block. In an executive order issued Monday evening, Trump said he had been advised to lift restrictions on incoming travelers to the […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine: The World Is On The Brink Of A Catastrophic Moral Failure – WHO

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday warned rich countries against hogging COVID-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer. Ghebreyesus blasted vaccine manufacturers for chasing regulatory approvals in wealthy nations rather than seeking global approval. “I need to be blunt. The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure,” Tedros said. “And […]

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COVID-19: FG Releases N10bn To Support Domestic Vaccine Production

The Federal Government has released the sum of N10billion to support domestic vaccine production. This is according to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire. Speaking on Monday at the briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Dr Ehanire said the Federal Government is working to develop the country’s own vaccines. The minister said the […]

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COVID-19: Nigerian Schools Not Ready For Resumption – Reps

The House of Representatives has disclosed that, schools in the country are not ready for the planned resumption on January 18th as planned by the federal government. Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Professor Julius O. Ihonvbere disclosed this in a statement dated January 16th, 2020. The committee therefore called on federal government […]

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Trump prepares to issue pardons

President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions that includes white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and others but — as of now — is not expected to include Trump […]

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Lagos orders Police to impound vehicles with covered number plate

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo – Olu has directed Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to impound vehicles with covered number plate in the state. The directive, which was re – echoed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has recorded the impoundment of six vehicles by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad […]

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All 50 US states on alert for armed protests ahead of Biden’s inauguration

All 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests this weekend, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. National Guard troops have been sent en masse to Washington DC, to deter any repeat of last week’s deadly riots. The FBI has warned of possible armed marches […]

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Nigeria to build six new big prisons

The Federal Government on Saturday said it would establish six modern custodial facilities in the six geo-political zones in the country. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, stated this while inspecting the ongoing Model Maximum Security Custodial facility project, Janguza, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State. Mr Aregbesola said the project was part of […]

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Nigeria records almost 2,000 new COVID cases; Highest single-day record

With almost 2,000 new cases on Friday, Nigeria hit a new record on its daily count of coronavirus infections. A total of 1,867 new cases were confirmed in 23 states and the federal capital territory, according to the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for January 15, 2021. The new figure is […]

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Public, Private Schools To Resume In Lagos On January 18 – Government

The Lagos state government on Friday reiterated that public and private schools below tertiary level are to resume on Monday. This was contained in a press release signed by the Head of Public Affairs at the state’s Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi. “This affirmation was made today by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade […]

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NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Against The Circulation Of ‘Fake Vaccines’ In The Country

Nigerian authorities have warned on Friday against the circulation of fake coronavirus vaccines in the country, where 10 million real doses of the shots are expected in March. “There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria,” the Director-General of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food Drug and Administration Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye said during a virtual […]

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Nigerian Government denies planning another COVID-19 lockdown

The Federal Government on Thursday urged Nigerians to regard the news circulating online that it was contemplating another lockdown. Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), also Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the clarification. The statement was signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information in his office. Mustapha […]

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Trump’s second impeachment as a lesson for African leadership – By Prof. Okechukwu Nwafor

Trump’s second impeachment coincided with Uganda’s presidential election in which Yoweri Museveni, who has been president since 1986, is contesting and hoping to win. The two incidents are clearly two tests of a democratic system, one frail and the other robust. The two political events are paradigmatic definitions of both democratic freedom and despotic captivity. […]

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January 18 school resumption date stands, says Nigerian Government

The federal government says the January 18, 2021 resumption date for schools stands. According to Ben Goong, director, press and public relations of the federal ministry of education, the decision not to alter the date was taken after wide consultation. Adamu Adamu, minister of education, had earlier said the date might be reviewed as a […]

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Trump impeached for the second time

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” at last week’s Capitol riot. Ten Republicans sided with Democrats to impeach the president by 232-197. He is the first president in US history to be impeached twice, or charged with crimes by Congress. Mr Trump, a Republican, will now face […]

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