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Prepare for full reopening – NUC to Nigerian Universities

Vice Chancellors of universities were told on Tuesday to conclude arrangements for the immediate and full reopening, following the decline in COVID-19 infection rates. The National Universities Commission (NUC), which issued the directive, said the Federal Ministry of Education has accepted its request for varsities to get set for immediate resumption of academic activities. The […]

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Central Bank of Nigeria disburses N3.5 trillion COVID-19 intervention cash

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had disbursed N3.5 trillion to different sectors of the economy to cushion the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. It will also contribute N1.8 trillion into the N2.30 trillion Federal Government’s one-year Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) through its Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs). CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele stated this on Tuesday […]

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To save cost, Italy votes to remove one in three lawmakers

Italians have voted to reduce one-third of the country’s lawmakers in order to save cost. Almost 70 percent of the citizens voted in favour of the move in a referendum which followed an earlier decision by the parliament. The move will see the number of parliamentarians downsized from about 945 to 600; the senators will […]

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Quit now or you die – WHO to tobacco smokers

The World Health Organization today sent a chilling warning to all tobacco smokers to quit now to avoid avoidable heart disease and death, including death from Covid-19. In a brief released one week to World Heart Day on 29 September, the WHO said 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease every year. “This equates […]

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Electricity/fuel Price Hike: NLC, TUC Plan Total Shutdown In Nigeria From Sept 28

The Labour movement is set to commence strike and nationwide protest across the country from September 28, following the failure of the Federal Government to reverse the increase in the electricity tariffs and pump price of petrol. The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress said they would work together with their affiliate members […]

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FBI wanted fraud suspect surrenders to EFCC

A fraud suspect on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Felix Okpoh, has surrendered to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos. Okpoh, alongside Richard Uzuh, Alex Ogunshakin, Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email […]

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Nigerian Government Urges Vigilance, Says Another Lockdown Possible

As some states recalled students of primary and secondary schools back to classes, the federal government on Monday called for more vigilance to avert a possible resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools have reopened in Lagos, Kano, Ekiti, Ogun, while many others have fixed dates for resumption. The federal government noted that if care was […]

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Fuel scarcity looms in Nigeria as NARTO begins strike today

Scarcity of petroleum is imminent as the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) begins a warning strike from Tuesday. NARTO is the umbrella organisation of all commercial vehicles owners engaged in the haulage of petroleum products, general cargoes and movement of goods and passengers within Nigeria and the West-African sub region. Its National President, […]

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Fear of visa ban responsible for credible election in Edo State – Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has mocked Nigerian politicians who took part in the Edo election just as he attributed its success and transparency to the visa ban imposed as penalty for election riggers. Kanu, in a statement by Emma Powerful said: “Here is Mary Beth Leonard, the courageous US […]

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CBN decries speculation as naira plunges further at parallel market

Declining export receipts from oil and speculative activities of the Bureau De Change operators among other challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy will put more pressure on the naira. The Central Bank of Nigeria said this in its report on ‘Monetary, credit, foreign trade and exchange policy guidelines for fiscal years 2020/2021’. The […]

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God Used Obaseki To Fight Godfatherism, Says Wike

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for the Edo State governorship election, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the just concluded election in the state. Wike, who is also Rivers State Governor, said congratulated the PDP candidate and incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his electoral victory in the poll. Addressing PDP supporters […]

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Billionaire fulfills dream to die poor, donates N3trillion fortune to charity

Irish billionaire Chuck Feeney, 89, is officially broke as he has given away $8 billion(N3tn) to charities, universities, and organisations worldwide via his foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, Forbes Magazine reports. The report stated that Feeney reached his billionaire status by co-founding airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers. The business man was popular for leading the way […]

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Nigeria has long way to go in leadership – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that Nigeria still has a long way to go as far as good leadership is concerned. Obasanjo, who stated that only Nigerians could fix the challenges confronting the country, equally said the country had failed to attain the position it ought to occupy. The former president spoke at the weekend […]

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Buhari Congratulates Obaseki, Reiterates Commitment To Free, Fair Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as governor of Edo State. He congratulated him on Sunday in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, urging him to continue to show grace and humility in victory. The President also commended the election process […]

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16 Shot At New York Party…

At least one person opened fire at a large backyard party in the upstate New York city of Rochester early Saturday, killing two people and wounding 14 others in their late teens to early 20s, police said. The shooting sent about 100 people fleeing in a “very chaotic scene,” Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons said. […]

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COVID-19 confirmed cases 57,145 in Nigeria, deaths 1,095

Nigeria now has confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 189 new cases recorded on Saturday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, 48,431 patients have now been discharged, with 1,093 patients losing their lives to the Coronavirus pandemic. The tweet revealed that Lagos State had the highest number of infections on […]

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Gyms, Cinemas Now Allowed To Open – Lagos Government

The Lagos State Government has okayed the reopening of gyms and cinemas in the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu made this known during the COVID-19 update at the state house, Marina. They are, however, expected to reopen with a capacity of just 33 per cent. “Henceforth, cinemas and gyms are permitted to reopen as soon as possible, […]

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Governor Sanwo-Olu clears air on resumption of schools (Must Read)

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has made some clarifications regarding the resumption of schools in Lagos state. Sanwo-Olu, while speaking during a briefing on Saturday, said the clarifications became necessary due to the confusion generated since the original announcement was made. Please read the governor’s clarifications below: Dear Lagosians, It has become necessary to issue clarifications regarding […]

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