US gives Nigeria conditions for review of visa ban policy

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‘No matter what happens I don’t want to take coronavirus to Africa’

When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of leaving China, even if that were possible. “No matter what happens I don’t want to take the sickness back to Africa,” he said from his university dormitory, where he is now[...]

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EU pledges to support Nigeria fulfill universal human rights obligations

The European Union (EU) has pledged to support Nigeria through provision of basic services, to fulfill universal human rights obligations. Amb. Ketil Karlsen, Head of EU delegation to Nigeria, made the pledge at the EU-Nigeria Human Rights Dialogue  organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja. Karlsen, who addressed newsmen on the outcome of[...]

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Buhari speaks on Leah Sharibu’s 2 years in captivity

AS Leah  Sharibu, the Christian Dapchi school girl continues to languish in  Boko Haram captivity two years after she was abducted, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that he will continue to seek  the release of all children and captives of terrorists. President Buhari in a statement he personally signed in Abuja on the day that[...]

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Caregiver arraigned for defiling girl with Down Syndrome

A caregiver to people living with Down Syndrome, Kabiru Wasiu, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for allegedly defiling a teenager with the condition. Wasiu was arraigned on three counts bordering on sexual assault by penetration, defilement of a child and rape before Justice Sybil Nwaka. He pleaded[...]

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Ex-prison official remanded for not reporting salary overpayments

A former worker with the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ondo State Command (now Nigerian Correctional Service) has been arraigned before Justice Olabode Adegbengbe of High Court 5, Akure, Ondo State, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission for alleged fraudulent receipt of salary overpayments. A statement from the spokesperson for the commission, Rasheedat[...]

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Osimhen rated third-highest African scorer in Europe

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is the third-highest scoring African player in Europe’s top leagues (EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1), Sports Extra reports. The Nigeria international took his tally to 13 Ligue 1 goals in Lille’s 2-1 home loss to Olympique Marseille last Sunday. The strike was his 10th Ligue 1[...]

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Buhari won’t sack service chiefs — SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack service chiefs. The SGF, who stated this while addressing journalists after a book presentation by Samuel Salifu, former General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Abuja, said it was premature to sack the[...]

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US gives Nigeria conditions for review of visa ban policy

THE United States government has given the federal government conditions under which the recent visa policy affecting six countries, including Nigeria, could be reviewed. The US government maintained that once Nigeria improves her data intelligence, such that it would be easy to investigate any immigrant wishing to visit the United States and meet information sharing[...]

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Head of Wuhan hospital dies of coronavirus

The head of a hospital in Wuhan today died of coronavirus, according to Chinese media. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital, is the first hospital leader to have ‘sacrificed’ in the fight against coronavirus, reported Red Star News. The news comes after a 59-year-old nurse in the same hospital was killed by the virus[...]

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Minister warns candidates as JAMB holds mock UTME today

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has warned candidates sitting for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to desist from malpractices, as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board holds mock UTME today. The minister added that the government detested corrupt practices such as admission racketeering, while warning universities and other tertiary institutions to abide by[...]

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Ighalo more skillful than people know – Mariappa

Ex-Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo’s move to Manchester United came as a big surprise to many of the club’s faithful. However,a former teammate of Ighalo at Watford, Adrian Mariappa, who shared the same locker room with the Nigerian during their time at Vicarage Road, has thrown his weight behind him, as he reckons that he[...]

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Presidency denies Buhari’s UK, Saudi travel plans

The Presidency  has denied the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is  planning  to travel to the United Kingdom to spend 20 days. It also said Buhari had no plans to travel to Saudi Arabia and Austria, describing the information on the UK, Saudi Arabia and Austria trip as “fake.” Some social media portals reported[...]

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Ondo Assembly resumes for Amotekun Bill, Alake rallies support

The Ondo State House of Assembly said on Monday it would resume on Tuesday (today) to commence the legislative process towards passing into law the Ondo State Security Bill. The House, which has been on recess, received the bill on Wednesday from the State Executive Council. A statement issued by the Director of Information Service[...]

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UN bans disposable plastics in Nigerian offices

The United Nations Organisation has issued a prohibition of disposable plastics within the premises of all its agencies in Nigeria. The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, issued the ban in a memo to all the heads of UN agencies and UN workers, saying the ban was part of “our commitment to contribute to global[...]

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Presidency defends service chiefs, blames Libya for insecurity

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said the military is doing a good job and deserves the support of Nigerians. On the calls for the sacking of service chiefs, Shehu said those criticising the President did not have the kind of information he had as regards security[...]

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We must reduce our dependence on federal allocations- Sanwo-Olu tells other governors

GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, yesterday, tasked other state governments to look for other sources to generate more revenue rather than relying on federal allocations to fund huge responsibilities in their states. Sanwo-Olu said this at the opening ceremony of the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, retreat, held in Lagos. The retreat was themed: Efficient[...]

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I was never attacked by bandits — Amaechi

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said yesterday he was never attacked by bandits at Rigasa in Kaduna State. He also said the provision of security by the federal government for passengers travelling by train from  Abuja to Kaduna ends at the train stations. Amaechi, who stated this at Rigasa train station on his way back[...]

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