Category Archives: Breaking

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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Nigerian-Born US Doctor, Stella Immanuel Claims Hydroxychloroquine Cures COVID-19

Stella Immanuel, a Nigerian-born doctor of African descent, on Monday went viral on social media after insisting that she had successfully treated more than 350 coronavirus patients in the United States using hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Zithromax. The physician disclosed this when she addressed the press after America’s Frontline Doctors Summit in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in…

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NDDC Crisis: Senators Deny Benefiting From Alleged Contracts

Two House of Assembly members have denied being awarded contracts from Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) after Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, claimed that 60 per cent of the contracts were awarded to lawmakers. The Senate Committee Chairman on Niger Delta, Peter Nwaoboshi, and his colleague from Delta South district, Senator James Manager, denied the allegations on Monday in separate…

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COVID-19: Aviation Minister Says International Flights Will Resume When It Is Safe

On Monday July 27, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 gave a press briefing in Abuja and during the exercise, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika stated that efforts are being made to review the ban imposed on international flights in the country. According to him, the government was planning to reopen the airports for…

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