Category Archives: Breaking

Coronavirus: Nigeria Records Two More COVID-19 Deaths, 343 New Infections

Nigeria’s daily count of coronavirus infections recorded a significant increase — compared to recent figures — on Thursday, with 343 new cases confirmed in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). This is the first time in more than three months that the country’s daily count will exceed 340. Before December 3, 2020, the…

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IGP Orders Investigation Into Federal Suit Seeking To Stop State Judicial Panels’ Probes

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry, investigating allegations by citizens against officers of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media on Thursday…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Named Forbes Africa’s “African Of The Year” 2020

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the ex-Finance Minister and Nigerian candidate for the office of the director-general of the WTO has been honored as Forbes Africa’s 2020 “African of the Year”. The last issue of the year which is also the most awaited, uncovered the award bestowed on the brilliant economist which recognizes the continent’s most promising citizen, leading transformation and change on an…

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#EndSARS: Nigerian Police Force Files Federal Suit To Stop Judicial Panels’ Probes

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order to stop the judicial panels of inquiry set up by state governors to probe allegations of police brutality and human rights abuses of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units. The NPF, through…

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Six African Subsidiaries Of UBA Win Bank Of The Year At The 2020 Bankers Awards

In obvious recognition of its brand acceptance and its role in facilitating economic development across Africa, six subsidiaries of pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc have been named ‘Bank of the Year 2020’ by the Banker Magazine, leading global finance news publication published by Financial Times of London. For the second…

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Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Nominated For 2020 UEFA Women’s Team Of The Year

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the first-ever Uefa Women’s Team of the Year, following her exploits with Barcelona Femení. The European football body released the shortlist for fan voting on Tuesday and the Super Falcons star unsurprisingly appeared on the nominations, along with 14 strikers, including teammate Jennifer Hermoso. Oshoala is the only African included, among the 50-woman list shortlisted…

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Update: Nigerian Senate Approves Mahmood Yakubu Reappointment As INEC Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday agreed to reappoint Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years. According to Guardian Newspaper, Yakubu was first appointed as chairman in October 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, after which he was reappointed when his first tenure lapsed in October this year. His confirmation…

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Shekau-Led Boko Haram Takes Credit For Horrific Borno Farm Killings

Days after a gruesome attack was launched on farm workers in northeast Nigeria, the Boko Haram jihadist group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the brutal massacre which death toll has risen to 76. The grim search for bodies continues after gunmen on motorbikes attacked the area outside Borno state’s capital Maiduguri on Saturday, slaughtering dozens of laborers in…

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House Of Representatives To Summon President Buhari Over Gruesome Borno killings

The House of Representatives has finally resolved to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address members in plenary over the security crises across the country. According to Punch, the plenary turned rowdy on Tuesday after members were divided over a motion seeking to summon the president to appear before the lawmakers to explain the rising spate of…

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