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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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Lagos okays full reopening of churches, mosques

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full reopening of worship centres in the state. He announced this during a briefing in Lagos on Saturday. The governor said mosques can hold their prayers five times daily while churches can also commence weekly services. The governor had on Friday, August 7 allowed mosques and […]

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Nigerian government gives update on school resumption

In its effort toward reopening schools, the federal government said it has given state governments the consent to decide resumption dates in their states. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this during the presidential briefing Thursday night. Mr Nwajiuba said it is important for all governors to adhere to the safety guidelines for […]

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Many Nigerians feared dead as bus plunges into river

Over 30 persons are feared dead in a road accident along Akaeze-Ishiagu highway in Akaeze Development Centre, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The incident occurred on Friday at about 5:45pm. The bus conveying the passengers reportedly plunged into a river near a bridge along the road. A source from the area said that the […]

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Nigerian Government Apologises Over ‘Misleading Tweet’ Ordering Banks, Account Holders To Re-Register

The Federal Government has apologised for its tweet ordering all account holders in the country to obtain and fill self-certification forms. In a directive contained in a series of tweets (now deleted) on Thursday, the Federal Government said each account holder must submit the filled forms in their respective financial institutions. In another tweet on […]

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FG bars Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria

The Federal Government has barred Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read: “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well.  Emirates Airlines’ situation was reviewed […]

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Fani-Kayode’s marriage collapses again

Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu. The marriage broke down about four months ago over alleged incessant domestic violence, which the former beauty queen could not condone any further. Precious had since moved out of the marital home, with the ex-minister barring her from coming to the house or […]

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