Category Archives: Breaking

ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Exceed 24,000 With 490 New Cases

490 more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been recorded from various parts of Nigeria bringing the county’s toll to 24,567. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a tweet on Sunday June 28 while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease. It explained that the new infections were reported from 19…

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Ajimobi Finally Laid To Rest In His Ibadan Home [See Video & Photos]

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi, has been buried in Ibadan amid tight security, The Cable reports. He was buried at about 10 a.m. on Sunday according to Islamic rites at his residence on 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan with only a few members of his family in attendance. The burial…

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Police Parades Ex-Convict Who Impersonated Late Abba Kyari’s Wife Over Fraud

The Nigerian Police has nabbed one Mallam Aminu Ado, a 58-year-old man for allegedly impersonating the widow of Abba Kyari, late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the police, the man also known as Al Amin Yerima has been duping unsuspecting Nigerians through the act. He was paraded by the Force Public…

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APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Accepts NWC Dissolution, Pledges Loyalty To Buhari

The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has pledged his unshaken loyalty to the President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the decision of National Executive Committee (NEC) dissolving the party’s National Working Committee. Briefing journalists on Saturday in Abuja, the ex-chairman said he has formally accepted the dissolution under his leadership…

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Obasanjo Says Nigeria Will Remain ‘Unsafe, Unstable’ Without Restructuring

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Nigeria would remain insecure, unstable, unprogressive, stagnated and, at worst, disintegrate if federating units does not reform. Obasanjo made this known on Friday while speaking at this year’s edition of the Sobo Sowemimo Annual Lecture organised by Abeokuta Club. During the event titled, “COVID-19 and the Nigeria security issues: The…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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COVID-19: FG Says Passengers, Crew May Undergo Tests After Flight Resumption

As commercial flights in the country prepare for resumption, there’s circulating reports that passengers and crew might undergo COVID-19 tests before every flight. This is as contained in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan prepared by the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Punch reports. The plan made provision for free Covid-19 tests…

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Oyo Discharges 169 Coronavirus Patients As Another Exco Tests Positive

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has announced the discharge of 169 more COVID-19 patients while revealing that another member of the State Executive Council tested positive for the virus. Earlier this week, we reported that three members of the state cabinet including the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Seun Fakorede, who made his status public yesterday. But Governor Seyi Makinde,…

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Over 60 Health Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Enugu

72 health care workers have been infected with the noel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 Iin Enugu, the state’s Ministry of Health confirmed. Dr Ikechukwu Obi, Enugu state Commissioner for health, disclosed this in a statement released today June 26. He said the 72 infected health workers were among a total of 202 that have tested positive…

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ICYMI: Nigeria To Prepare Evacuation Flight For Stranded Nationals In US

On Friday, the Federal Government approved the evacuation of another batch of stranded Nigerians from the United States of America. In a statement issued by the Nigeria Consulate in New York, the Nigerian government had approved a third evacuation flight from the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey to carry the evacuees from July 17, 2020. While calling…

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