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Deputy Vice Chancellor Dies From COVID-19 In Nigeria

There’s been another high profile death from COVID-19, this time in Benue State University, where the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of academics, Professor Godwin Achinge is the victim. Professor Achinge, who was also the Vice-Chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, had earlier tested positive for coronavirus. Channels Television gathered that he died yesterday […]

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Physical distancing impossible on flights, says Nigerian aviation minister

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said it is almost impossible to achieve physical distancing on flights without hurting the revenue of airlines. He said this during a webinar attended by stakeholders in the aviation sector. The webiner focused on the status of the industry restart. Sirika was responding to a question from the Managing Director […]

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Again, WHO Discontinues Hydroxychloroquine Treatment Trial for COVID-19

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery. Announcing this Saturday, the UN body said the decision to discontinue the research was due to recommendation from its International Steering Committee on Solidarity Trial, adding that […]

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How FBI tracked Hushpuppi through his Google account

The Google account of Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, was one of the things that made it easy for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track him, according to documents seen by TheCable. Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai in June but later extradited to the US following a series of criminal activities allegedly traced to […]

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Why Nigeria can’t stop borrowing – Finance minister

Amid growing concerns over Nigeria’s debt profile, the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has said the dual reality of COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in the price of oil in the international market has made it inevitable for Nigeria to keep borrowing from external bodies. She stated that before the global […]

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Saraki Knocks APC For Linking Him With Hushpuppi

A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described as irresponsible and cheap politics, a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress, which tried to link him with a cyber-crime suspect, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States. This is contained in a statement […]

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Three million people apply for 400,000 N-Power jobs in Nigeria

Over three million applicants have enrolled for about 400,000 job spaces in the third batch of the Federal Government’s N-Power programme. It was gathered that the applicants applied for the programme through the online portal of the N-Power scheme which was opened for applications on June 26, 2020. N-Power is one of the National Social […]

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Hushpuppi Attempted To Dupe Premier League Club of £100m- FBI

Alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi, on Friday made his first court appearance in an American court where the Federal Bureau of Investigation alleged that he attempted to dupe an English Premier League football club of £100m (N48.4bn). The allegation is contained in an affidavit deposed to by FBI Special Agent, Andre Innocenti, […]

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Churches, mosques remain closed in Lagos, says Governor Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has said worship centres would remain closed in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this on Friday during a televised briefing at Alausa Ikeja. He said the worship centres are to “remain shut until further notice”. Sanwo-Olu also reiterated that “all restrictions applying to mass gatherings will remain in force”. He […]

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Hushpuppi arraigned in US court, faces 20 years in prison if convicted

Suspected Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, could get a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison if convicted, the U.S. government has said. Mr Abbas, 37, who was resident in Dubai, was known for living an extravagant lifestyle and flaunting it on social media. Hushpuppi was arrested recently in Dubai, […]

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Nigeria’s debt profile hits N28.63tn

The total public debt portfolio of Nigeria has risen to N28.63tn, the Debt Management Office announced on Thursday. In its Public Debt Portfolio report released on Thursday night, the DMO explained that the country’s total debt rose from the N27.4tn recorded in December 2019 to N28.63tn in March 2020. This indicates that within a space […]

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Chinese Couple Lock Up Eight Nigerian Employees In Their Abuja Home For Four Months (Photos)

The police have arrested a Chinese couple in Abuja for allegedly locking up their Nigerians employees in their apartment for the past four months. Eight domestic workers were rescued by the personnel of the Utako Divisional Police Station on Tuesday following a tip-off by a resident, who reported the incident to the Human Rights radio station. The […]

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Brace for rise in COVID-19 cases – Nigerian Government

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday urged Nigerians to brace up for an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases as a result of the easing of the lockdown nationwide. He said that more cases of the virus are expected, especially as a result of the lifting of the ban on interstate […]

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For The Avoidance Of Doubts, Schools Have Not Resumed – Nigerian Government

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has clarified the controversy surrounding the resumption of schools across the country. According to the PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Federal Government has yet to approve the resumption of schools. Mustapha made the clarification on Thursday in Abuja at the PTF briefing on COVID-19, days after the […]

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Many Nigerians risk sliding into extreme poverty – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern that a large percentage of Nigerians currently live in various stages of poverty. He said the prospect of the population sliding further into extreme poverty was real. According to a statement on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke in a recorded […]

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WHO speaks on use of masks during exercise

The World Health Organisation, WHO has warned people against wearing masks while exercising, saying masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably. WHO gave the warning on Wednesday in an update of its Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters. It said that sweat could make the mask become wet more quickly which […]

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Nigerian Government Increases Fuel Pump Price

The Federal Government has increased the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol from N140.80 to N143.80 per litre. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced the increment in a statement issued by its Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu on Wednesday. “After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month […]

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Nigerian Government Announces Dates For Resumption Of Domestic Flights

The Federal Government on Wednesday says domestic flights will resume effective July 8. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known via his official Twitter handle. The minister explained that the restart of commercial operations would begin with the Lagos and Abuja airports which would both open on July 8. Sirika added that four […]

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