Category Archives: Breaking

Dangote Endorses Okonjo-Iweala As Director-General Of World Trade Organization

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has announced the backing of the candidature of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, as the Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO). Dangote took to social media to endorse Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of the candidates vying for the position which became vacant following the resignation of Brazil’s Roberto…

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According To Forbes, Tyler Perry Is Officially A Billionaire!

American media mogul, Tyler Perry is now a billionaire. Forbes, while revealing his milestone wealth status on Tuesday September 1, also detailed his success which was written in a long-form article entitled “From “Poor As Hell” to Billionaire: How Tyler Perry Changed Show Business Forever.” “Quite a lifestyle for a once-homeless playwright raised in poverty in New…

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COVID-19: Kogi Schools To Reopen From September 14

The Kogi State Government has said that schools at all levels would reopen on September 14, after evaluating the situation and recording no new cases of COVID-19. Recall that schools, which where earlier closed to stop the spread of the ravaging pandemic. Wemi Jones, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology on Tuesday, announced that the…

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Nigeria’s Obinna Ukwuani Appointed Bank Of Kigali’s New Chief Digital Officer

A Nigerian social entrepreneur, Obinna Ukwuani, has been appointed to lead digital innovation and growth as Chief Digital Officer for the Bank of Kigali in Rwanda. According to BusinessDay, Ukwuani is a former executive at Paystack, created NESA by Makers, a Lagos-based skill centre that trained people on web development. He also founded Exposure Robotics Academy…

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Nigeria Confirms 239 Fresh Cases Of COVID-19, Toll Now 54,247

Nigeria has recorded 239 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency revealed this in a late-night report on Tuesday September 2, noting that the country now has a total of 54,247 confirmed cases, with 42,010 persons discharged and 1,023 deaths. Plateau reported the highest number of cases…

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Yvonne Jegede Pens Open-Letter To Ex-husband Olakunle, Apologizes To Other Exes

Yvonne Jegede has penned an open letter to her ex-husband, Olakunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole, days after celebrating her birthday, while apologizing to other exes, business associates and colleagues she might have offended in the past. The Nollywood actress and mum of one, who took to her Instagram on Tuesday morning, September 1 to reveal that she is now signed…

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Betty Irabor Recounts Experience During Her 8-Year Battle With Depression

Veteran media personality, Betty Irabor has further opened up about some of the challenges she faced during her 8 year battle with depression. Taking to Twitter, the magazine publisher recounted being hounded till she was ashamed to go out because many thought she was on a death diet. She also disclosed that she was called “anorexic…

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Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Is Dropping Due To Low Testing, PTF Reveals

According to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the decline in testing across states is the reason why Nigeria has been recording low Coronavirus cases. The Head of Disease Surveillance for the NCDC, Elsie Ilori, disclosed this on Monday August 31 noting that the low testing is due to low sample collection. She added that States…

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FCT Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike Over COVID-19 Allowance

The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) has commenced an indefinite strike with effect from Tuesday September 1. In a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman and general secretary of the association, the group said they took the decision amid the Coronavirus pandemic due to non-implementation of the variation of the 2018…

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