Category Archives: Breaking

FG Reportedly Orders NBC To Decline Airing #BBNaija Over COVID-19 Risks

The Federal Government has reportedly directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to stop the transmission of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija. According to TheCable, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture said the need to stop the reality show, which entered its fifth season on July 20, became imperative due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting…

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Federal Government Directs All Civil Servants To Undergo COVID-19 Test

The federal government has issued a circular mandating all its civil servants in Abuja to undergo COVID-19 test. According to the Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Evelyn Ngige, the move is part of the strategy to curtail the spread of the virus. Ngige in a…

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Minister Of Communication Rejects NIPOST’s Increment Of License Fee For Courier Services

The Federal Government has rejected the proposed increment of license fee for courier services by the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST. Earlier today, NIPOST’s proposed increase had generated huge outrage in the public. According to the new regulation, companies which provide international courier services like DHL, UPS and FEDEX, are expected to pay N20m for a…

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“Buhari Will Not Resign,” Presidency Reacts After PDP Calls For Immediate Resignation

The presidency has reacted to the calls made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over failure to combat increasing cases of insecurity and corruption across the Country. In a statement issued on Friday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said his principal will…

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COVID-19: WHO Says Over 10, 000 Health Workers In Africa Have Been Infected

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, over 10, 000 health workers in Africa have been infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since its outbreak. The body also said there are 750, 000 cases of COVID-19 on the continent with over 15, 000 deaths recorded. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa Region Director, said…

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Court Orders Diezani To Return For Alleged Money Laundering Trial

An ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been summoned by a Federal High Court in Abuja for an arraignment on money laundering charges filed against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu made the order in a ruling on an ex parte application shortly after it was moved by the…

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Alleged Fraud: Social Media Star, Adeherself Released After Meeting Bail Conditions

Social media star, Adedamola Adewale, popularly known as Adeherself has regained freedom following her arraignment in court on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents. Adeherself, who has been remanded in the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since July 7, recently met all her bail conditions after Justice Sherifat Solebo granted her N500,000 bail in a ruling…

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Alleged Fraud: US Court Dismisses Case Against Hushpuppi’s Co-Defendant, Woodberry

A U.S court has granted dismissal of the fraud case against Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry who was arrested alongside Instagram celebrity, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas. Recall that Prosecutors accused Woodberry of tricking a Chicago company into sending wire transfers totalling $15.2 million. Also victims of the fraud were other companies based in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York and…

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