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US Condemns Zabarmari Massacre As UN Withdraws ‘110’ Causal Figures

The United States has condemned the horrific killing of 43 farmers in Zabarmari, a farming community in Borno state on Saturday by suspected Boko Haram terrorists that drew global attention. In a statement issued on Monday, the US Embassy in Nigeria asked the Federal Government to unravel the killers of the slain farmers, adding that they…

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Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, Tests Positive For COVID-19

World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One’s governing body FIA announced Tuesday December 1. “In accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain he (Hamilton) is now isolating,” said an FIA statement. “The procedures set out by the…

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Again, Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Advises Nigerians To Halt Christmas Travels

Ahead of the Christmas celebration, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 set up by the Nigerian government has advised Nigerians to avoid non-essential travels, as a strategy to curb the spread of the pandemic. Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator of the PTF, gave the advice while speaking at the daily briefing of the PTF on Monday in Abuja. The…

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Nigeria Centre Disease Control Records 145 New COVID-19 Infections

Nigeria recorded 145 new cases of COVID-19 in eight states on Monday, according to new data from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The update takes Nigeria’s caseload to 67, 557, the fifth highest in Africa behind only Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco and South Africa. But the total death toll remains 1,173 as no fatality was recorded from the…

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Meet Adewale Adeyemo, The Nigerian-American Attorney Who Will Serve In Joe Biden’s Cabinet

US President-Elect, Joe Biden, is set to announce his key cabinet positions and among them will be a Nigerian-born lawyer, Adewale Adeyemo, who according to Politico, will serve as Deputy Treasury Secretary. According to website’s Sunday report, Biden is expected to announce in the coming days as he prepares to start his White House tenure.…

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UBA Bags Double Prestigious Honours At The 2020 BAFI Awards

l-r: Head of Media and Media Relations, UBA Plc, Ramon Nasir; Deputy Managing Director, United Bank for Africa, Liadi Ayoku, President, Nigerian Institute of Taxation, Dame Gladys Olajumoke Simplice; and Managing Director, BusinessDay Newspapers Mr Ogho Okiti Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, carted two highly coveted laurels at the BusinessDay’s Bank…

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Minister Of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi Says Restructuring Is Not As Critical As Hunger & Poverty

In response to the calls for restructuring which was recently reignited by South-South region Governors, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has opined that while its not a bad thing, tackling hunger and poverty is more critical to the federal government. “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring but I…

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Outrage As Boko Haram Carry Out Horrific Attack On At least 110 Farmers In Borno

The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official has said. Saturday’s attack on farmers from Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government working in rice fields in the Garin Kwashebe village of Borno state killed at least 110, Edward…

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