Category Archives: Breaking

COVID-19: Ogun To Imprison Face Mask Violators For Six Months

The Ogun State Government has said that severe punishment will be meted out for residents moving around without a face mask. Ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir (Ileya) celebrations, Governor, Dapo Abiodun, during a briefing on Wednesday, said flouting the order can earn such persons up to six months imprisonment under an extant Regulation and State Law. He also noted that the state…

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Borno State Governor Fumes At Nigerian Army Over Convoy Attack

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has expressed his dissatisfaction towards the army over a suspected Boko Haram attack on his convoy in Baga, a town in Kukawa local government of the state. According to Channels TV, Governor Zulum had departed Maiduguri, the state capital on Monday afternoon for the northern part of the state in continuation…

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ICYMI: Nigeria Passes 42,000 Coronavirus Cases With 404 Fresh Infections

Nigeria has crossed the threshold of 42,000 COVID-19 cases as the country’s nation’s top disease control agency recorded 404 new cases of the ravaging virus. In a tweet on Wednesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted that the total infections stands at 42, 208. Also eight more persons have died from the virus as…

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National Common Entrance & NECO Examinations Slated For October 5 And 17

The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organized by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 students has been scheduled to begin on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, disclosed the dates for the examination at the end of a two-day meeting with Chief Executives of examination bodies in the…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Evacuates 289 Stranded Nationals From US

The Federal Government has announced that at least 289 Nigerians stranded in the United States due to coronavirus-related border closure have returned home. The evacuees reportedly took off from New Jersey on Tuesday night using an Ethiopian Airlines plane and is expected to land at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday afternoon. This is the fourth…

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624 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Nigeria, Toll Now 41,804

Nigeria has reported 624 additional cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing its toll to 41,804, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a late-night Tuesday tweet, the nation’s top disease control agency noted that eight more persons have died from the virus as recovery numbers hit 18,764. Lagos, the nation’s COVID-19 regional epicentre, reported 212…

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Nigeria Declares July 30, 31 As Public Holiday For 2020 Eid-el-Kabir

Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 have been declared as public holidays by the Federal Government to mark this 2020’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah disclosed the news in a statement issued on Tuesday which noted that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home…

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AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina Cleared Of Corruption Charges

Beleaguered leader of the African Bank of Development (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has been cleared of all ethical wrongdoings by an independent panel of experts led by former Irish president Mary Robinson. Recall that the 60-year-old charismatic speaker became the first Nigerian to helm the AfDB in 2015 — but a 15-page report earlier this year claimed…

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