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7 things to know about the 127- year-old ‘fat’ Bible used to swear in Biden

By the constitution of the United States, elected officials are not required to take their oath of office specifically with the Bible or any other. But most Presidents had in the past chosen to swear by the Bible. Most of the Bibles used have also had a tinge of history or family connection like when […]

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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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Foreigners Without Face Masks Punished With Push-Ups

Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups. Video footage circulating on social media this week shows tourists in T-shirts and shorts being made to do the exercise in sweltering tropical heat as masked security officials stood over them. Bali authorities made […]

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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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Biden Without Wasting Time, Signs Executive Order Reversing Trump Policies

Joe Biden was on Wednesday sworn in as the 46th President of the United States at a scaled-down ceremony overseen by over 20,000 National Guards in Washington DC. Biden took the oath of office administered by US Chief Justice, John Roberts, and became the oldest US president in history at age 78. The president in […]

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Trump shuns Biden as new President’s inauguration holds today

President Donald Trump has spent his last full day on Tuesday in the White House mulling pardons as President-elect, Joe Biden was set to arrive in Washington ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration that his predecessor, in a final break with tradition, would snub. CNN reports that Trump had mostly dismissed the traditions that go along with leaving office. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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