Category Archives: Breaking

Edo Governor’s Inauguration: Obaseki’s Aide-De-Camp Collapses During Swearing-In Ceremony

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu, on Thursday were administered the oath of office for another four years by the state’s Chief Judge, Esther Edigin but it was followed with a mild chaos. According to multiple reports, Obaseki’s aide-de-camp collapsed when Obaseki who took to the podium to give his speech after…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Bags ‘Winner Of Winners’ Book Award For ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s critically-acclaimed novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, has won the Women’s Prize For Fiction‘s “Winner of Winners” award following a public vote. Adding to her long-list of impressive achievements, this comes thirteen years after she won the Women’s Prize for Fiction. “We are delighted to reveal that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been crowned your…

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Ghana’s Ex-President Jerry Rawlings Dies Of Complications From COVID-19

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian President President who launched a massive anti-corruption campaign that purged the nation of corrupt political elements, died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19. According to multiple reports from local media, the development comes less than a month after he buried his mother. He was aged 73. Rawlings, who is one of the most…

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Nigeria And UNICEF Join Forces To Combat COVID-19 Misinformation With ‘Chatbot’ Launch

The Nigerian government has teamed up with United Nations’ children agency, UNICEF to launch an SMS-based interactive ’chatbot’ to combat the spread of fake news and misinformation about COVID-19 amid an imminent second wave of the pandemic in the country, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said it launched the an instant messaging platform to  provide…

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Benue State Health Commissioner, Emmanuel Ikwulono, Is Dead

Dr Emmanuel Ikwulono, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services in Benue State, has passed away. Dr Ikwulono died on Wednesday afternoon after spending three months as Commissioner. Ms Ngunan Addingi, the Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism in the state, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. According to her, the government condoles with…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Records 180 New Cases, Two More Deaths

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 180 new cases of COVID-19, according to a new data by the country’s infectious disease agency, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The report also noted that two deaths were also recorded from the virus. With the latest update, Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll increased to 64,516, making it fifth on the list of African countries hit hardest, behind…

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US Election 2020: Biden Calls Trump’s Failure To Concede Defeat An ‘Embarrassment’

US President-elect Joe Biden has said that the incumbent President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede victory in last week’s White House election is “an embarrassment”. Biden made his thoughts known after he asked by a reporter on Tuesday what he thought of President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat. “I just think it’s an embarrassment, quite frankly,”…

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Former Kaduna Governor, Balarabe Musa, Reportedly Dead At 84

Ex-Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, who was the first governor in the history of Nigeria to be impeached, has died. He was 84 years old. Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker from Kaduna, disclosed the news on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, writing, “Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died. May Allah forgive his soul and grant…

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#EndSARS: Backlash Trail Nigerian Activist’s Lawsuit Against Sam Adeymi, 49 Other Protesters

A Nigerian activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, drew the ire of social media users on Tuesday for filing a lawsuit against 50 #EndSARS promoters over their alleged roles in anti-police brutality protests that erupts over the country. In the suit brought before the Abuja Chief Magistrate court, Okeke asks that the defendants who were frontliners in the protests be brought to justice for allegedly destroying…

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