Category Archives: Breaking

COVID-19: Nigeria Postpones Resumption Of International Flights To September 5

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shifted the the reopening of international airports to September 5, Channels TV reports. Recall that Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika had earlier revealed August 29 as the initial date of resumption. However, Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu on Thursday, made the latest update during a Presidential…

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Akinwunmi Adesina Re-Elected As AFDB Pesident After Being Cleared Of Corruption Allegations

President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected for a second term of five years, Vanguard reports. Adesina, who returned unopposed, formally requested for a second term, saying he was “doing it with an acute sense of duty and commitment. I do it to serve Africa and our bank, in an…

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Nigeria’s Kaycee Madu Appointed Minister Of Justice In Canada

A Nigerian-born public official, Kaycee Madu, has made history after being appointed by the Canadian government as the justice minister and solicitor general of Alberta, a province in the North American country. With the new appointment, he replaces Doug Schweitzer, the new minister of jobs, economy and innovation, becoming the first Black Canadian to occupy either…

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#JusticeForUwa: Police Parade Alleged Suspects Involved In UNIBEN Student’s Murder

The Edo State Police Command has paraded six suspects in connection with the brutal rape and murder of Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin, whose death caused an uproar on social media. Recall reported how the 23-year-old victim was attacked and beaten within the premises of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Ikpoba…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Over 40,000 Recoveries, 221 Fresh Cases

On Wednesday August 26, Nigeria’s COVID-19 recovery toll crossed the 40,000 mark after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that 317 more people have been successfully treated across the country. The agency announced the latest update in late-night tweet, noting that the total number of confirmed infections is now 53,021 after 221 fresh infections were discovered in…

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Zimbabwe Officially Prohibits Schools From Expelling Pregnant Girls

It is now illegal for schools to expel pregnant pupils in Zimbabwe, a measure which women’s rights campaigners said is aimed at tackling gender inequality in the classroom and discouraging many girls from dropping out of school. A legal amendment was announced last week and it seeks to reinforce a 1999 guideline that was patchily implemented,…

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Fani-Kayode Issues Apology After Calling Journalist ‘Stupid’ In Viral Interview

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has rendered a public apology for referring to a Daily Trust reporter, Eyo Charles, as “stupid”. The former public official had come under heavy criticism for lashing at the reporter during a press conference in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. In a video that has since gone viral on…

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Update: Hushpuppi’s Trial Set To Begin In U.S Over Alleged Cybercrime

Nigerian Instagram star, Ramon Abbas Igbalode, popularly known as “Hushpuppi“, has been arraigned in a court in California, United States, ahead of his trial on October 13. According to Premium Times, Hushpuppi pleaded not guilty to four counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering conspiracies, wire fraud, international money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions in…

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