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Lalong inuagurates Abuja-Jos Max Air flight

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has inuagurated the operations of Max Air flights from Abuja to Jos on Monday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration followed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Plateau Government and Max Air on Sept. 1, 2020 to boost business activities and tourism in the[...]

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Hungary calls for resignation of EU Commissioner over ‘derogatory’ remarks

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday called for the resignation of European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova over what he described as her “derogatory public statements” about democracy in Hungary.Orban, 57, has repeatedly clashed with other EU leaders over his moves to put the judiciary, media and academics under more state control.Critics in the[...]

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Convoy Attack: Zulum meets families of fallen policemen

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has met with families of policemen and members of Civilian Joint Task Force ( CJTF) killed by insurgents in an ambush on Friday in Borno.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several security personnel were killed with some injured when the governor’s backup convoy was attacked along Baga –[...]

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Zookeeper injured after attack from 440-pound gorilla

A Spanish zookeeper was left with serious chest and head injuries after being mauled by a 440-pound gorilla who broke through three security doors, according to officials.The 46-year-old keeper was serving breakfast at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium Sunday when she was surprised by 29-year-old great ape Malabo in what should have been a secure area,[...]

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Lagos by-elections: We’ll win by landslide – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will humble all opponents to win the Oct.31 Lagos East senatorial and Kosofe state constituency 2 by-elections by a landslide.Chief Kaoli Olusanya, Vice Chairman, Lagos East, made the assertion on Monday in Somolu during a meeting with ward chairmen of the party and council officials in the senatorial[...]

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Mali: ECOWAS to meet again as Jonathan briefs Buhari

Former President Goodluck Jonathan again on Monday briefed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the political situation in Mali.The meeting with the President and Jonathan, who is the Economic Community of West African States’ special envoy to Mali, was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The Special Adviser to the President on Media and[...]

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Ondo poll: Corps members ‘ll be adequately protected – INEC

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has expressed the assurance that corps members who would participate as ad hoc staff in the Ondo State Governorship Election in October would be adequately protected.The INEC Chairman stated this during the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting held at the Conference Room of the[...]

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Stephanie Linus appointed National OPS-WASH Ambassador by Water Resources Minister

Stephanie Linus has been recognised for her role in inspiring improved personal and community hygiene with an appointment from the Federal Government as the National OPS-WASH Ambassador.She was appointed on Thursday, September 24, by the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, at a special decoration ceremony in Abuja.This appointment is the highest form of[...]

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How judiciary can help fight corruption — Ahmad Lawan

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan on Monday, said that the judiciary can help in the fight of corruption by ensuring that cases that border on corrupt practices are dispatched expeditiously.The Senate President said when prosecution of a case of corrupt practice stretched to a number of years, it was an indication that something[...]

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5 more U.S. soldiers in S/Korea test positive for COVID-19

Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said on Monday.The USFK said in a statement that five USFK service members were confirmed to be infected after arriving in South Korea between Sept. 10 and Sept. 25.Four service[...]

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Students turn out in large numbers as Enugu schools resume

Public and private schools in Enugu State have resumed academic activities after six months of lockdown, following COVID-19 pandemic.A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the resumption in some schools in Enugu metropolis, on Monday, observed that public and private schools visited had commenced academic activities.The schools’ head teachers, who spoke to NAN,[...]

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India’s virus cases top 6m amid concerns over festivals, polls

The number of COVID-19 cases in India topped 6 million on Monday amid concerns over the country’s upcoming religious festival and polls in a populous state.“India’s total count of COVID-19 cases stands at 6,074,703,’’ the federal Health Ministry said on Monday, with a spike of 82,170 cases in the past 24 hours.The death toll rose[...]

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Judge halts Trump’s ban on TikTok

TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction at the request of TikTok, which the White House[...]

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NLC, TUC suspend nationwide industrial action for 2 weeks

Organised Labour has suspended its planned nationwide industrial action for two weeks over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price in the country.Sen. Christ Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while reading a joint communique on the resolution of the Trade Dispute between the Federal Government and the organised Labour[...]

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We will reopen our land borders soon – Osinbajo

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria’s land borders will soon be reopened.Federal had in August shut all land borders to check mate smuggling of food items and stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country.Disclosing this during a webinar organised by The Africa Report, Osinbajo said: “We are working with our neighbours[...]

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Malami donates N11m to Kebbi flood victims

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced a donation of N11 million to flood victims in Gwandu Emirate in Kebbi.Dr Umar Jibrilu-Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, made the disclosure in a statement made available to[...]

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No going back on strike, labour insists after meeting Reps

The House of Representatives on Sunday waded into the crisis between the Federal Government and the organised labour over the recent hikes in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and electricity tariff.The workers, however, insisted on starting industrial action on Monday until their demands are met.The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union[...]

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16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.A conveyor belt caught fire in the early hours of the morning, state news agency Xinhua cited the government as saying, which produced dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.Medics are[...]

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13 Boko Haram terrorists, 23 family members surrender in Borno

The Defence Headquarters. says 13 Boko Haram terrorists alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village, have surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.Enenche said the terrorists[...]

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Gbajabiamila begs NLC to suspend strike

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Sunday, appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to suspend its industrial action against electricity tariff hike and fuel price increase.The Speaker, made the plea on Sunday at the National Assembly, at an interventionist meeting with the leadership of the NLC, led by its President, Comrade Ayuba[...]

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