Category Archives: Breaking

ICYMI: Former Burundi President Pierre Buyoya Dies Of COVID-19 Complications

  The former president of Burundi Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71, several close relatives told AFP on Friday. “President Pierre Buyoya died last night in Paris. He had Covid-19,” a member of his family told AFP, requesting anonymity. Several other relatives confirmed the death of Buyoya, who…

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Nigeria Reports 11 More COVID-19 Deaths, Grapples With Second Wave Of Infections

Nigeria reported 806 new coronavirus cases on Friday, a day after many states began imposing sweeping new lockdown measures in its battle on a second wave of infections. The total death tally from COVID-19 also rose to 1, 212 after 11 more people died from the virus in the last 24 hours, the country’s infectious disease outfit,…

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Sanwo-Olu Announces Second Lockdown For Lagos Over Rising COVID-19 Cases

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced tougher coronavirus restrictions across Lagos state — including strict ban on concerts, carnivals and street parties — until further notice. This forms part of the public health directives issued by the governor on Friday, as the state government prepares for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. He also directed that all government and private…

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Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal In Self-Isolation After Being Exposed To COVID-19

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has gone into self-isolation after contacts with some persons who tested positive for COVID-19. The governor in a statement said “Following my official trips in the past few days, during which I was in close contact with some personalities, some of whom have tested positive to COVID-19, I have been…

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Kankara Abduction: Kastina Schoolboys Recount Horrid Experiences After Release

Some of the abducted Kankara schoolboys who regained their freedom on Thursday, have now begun narrating their ordeal while in captivity. In an interview with Channels Television on Friday morning after the Governor Aminu Masari, received them at the state House in Katsina, one of the boys who gave his name as Aminu, said they ate only once…

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Minister Of Communications & Digital Economy Orders Removal Of N20 For Retrieval Of NIN

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has ordered all network providers to cancel the N20 charge for the retrieval of the National Identification Number (NIN) with immediate effect. In a statement issued on Friday December 18, Patanmi called for the charge’s cancellation in order to make the process easier and affordable for citizens across…

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Prominent Nigerian Attorney Gbenga Oyebode Appointed As New Chairman Of PZ Cussons

Gbenga Oyebode has been unveiled as the new Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the  PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc Board of Directors, the Company’s Secretary, Jacqueline Ezeokwelume announced in compliance with the Nigerian Stock Exchange Listing Rules. Following the retirement of Alhaji Lawal Tukur Batagarawa as a Non-Executive Director on the Board, Oyebode’s role was made effective from December…

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From Lewandowski To Klopp, See All The Winners From Best FIFA Awards 2020

The Best FIFA football awards for the year 2020 were announced on Thursday evening as Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named the best men’s player while Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp won the coach of the year award in the men’s category. Lewandowski was the odds-on favourite to edge Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the…

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ICYMI: Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest governor in Nigeria known to have been infected during the pandemic. Dr Makut Macham, Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday explaining that the governor took the test along with members of his family while his…

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