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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Infections Surpass 50,000 As Death Toll Hits 985

On Wednesday night, the total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria crossed the 50,000 mark, although it recorded lower numbers of new infections recently. With the latest discovery of 593 more COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that the infection toll is now 50,488. The cases were recorded from 15 states and…

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NDDC Probe: EFCC Reportedly Launches Investigation Into Akpabio, Pondei

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly launched an investigation into the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei over the allegations of financial recklessness in the commission. The EFCC revealed the latest update in an invitation letter addressed to activist Deji Adeyanju-led…

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Nigerian Government Says Stranded Nationals In UAE Can Return From August 29

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said with the August 29 resumption of international flights, Nigerians in a viral footage who claimed to have been compelled to flee to the desert by the United Arab Authorities could return home. The video which drew many criticism showed the stranded individuals standing in an open ground outside a city…

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Mali’s President Ibrahim Keïta Resigns After Military Coup, Dissolves Parliament

According to AFP, Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, has resigned his position in order to avoid “bloodshed” hours after his arrest by mutiny troops following  a long political crisis in the embattled West African nation. On Tuesday many international media reported that the President and Prime Minister, Boubou Cise, were detained and drove to a…

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ICYMI: Diri Appeals Bayelsa Tribunal For Ruling To Sack Him As Governor

According to Channels Television, Douye Diri, has appealed the judgement which nullified his election as the Governor of Bayelsa state. The embattled governor’s lawyers reportedly filed the Notice of Appeal on Tuesday at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, challenging the majority judgement of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified his election on…

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OB Cuisine: Learn This Rice & Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe From Mrs Kush

On today’s episode of OB Cuisine, professional chef Mrs Kush is back with this delicious one-pan recipe of Rice and Chicken Stir-Fry, prepared by her new intern which she refers to as ‘Mr Kush’. Teaching us how to make the quick, fast and absolutely delicious delicacy, she says, “this is the rice that rice dishes wishes they could be…

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Total Infections Near 50,000 With 410 Fresh Cases

On Tuesday August 18, Nigeria‘s coronavirus toll neared the grim milestone of 50,000 as the country’s disease control center recorded 410 fresh cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the news in a late-night tweet. The country’s virus epicentre, Lagos, reported 210 new cases, while the FCT posted 45 new infections. Other states with…

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Mutiny Looms As Mali’s President, Prime Minister Have Been Reportedly Arrested

The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse have been detained by mutineering soldiers, multiple international media report. According to one of the leaders, who requested anonymity the public officials are under their control. “We can tell you that the president and the prime minister are under our control,” he told AFP…

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Nigeria To Receive Convicted, Paroled Nationals After Release From US, UAE & Egypt

The United States of America, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have indicated interests to repatriate Nigerians that have been convicted, pardoned and paroled in their countries, NAN reports. Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), reportedly disclosed this during the daily briefing of the task force…

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