GCU Class ’70 renovates school’s assembly hall

The Government College Ughelli, GCU, Class of 1970, has renovated the school’s assembly hall as part of activities to mark the golden jubilee celebration of the class and platinum celebration of the school with a four-day reunion activity, which kicked off with a thanksgiving service. Chairman of the class, Paul Gbemre, in his address at[...]

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OAU sex for marks Saga: Panel submits reports

The investigative panel set up by the Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun, over alleged sexual harassment against Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, a lecturer in the Department of International Relations, has submitted its reports to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede. The Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju,[...]

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FBI petition to EFCC leads to jail of mother, son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned mother and son before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi Lagos. The EFCC preferred against Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri (son) and his mother, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri a four-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of $82,570. One of the[...]

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Major quake hits Caribbean, triggering evacuations

A major 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday in the Caribbean between Jamaica and Cuba, triggering a brief tsunami alert and sending hundreds of people pouring onto the streets of Havana. The tremors were felt as far as the US mainland, where police in Miami evacuated some buildings as a precaution. The US Geological Survey said[...]

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Coronavirus: FG to strengthen surveillance at 5 international airports

Federal Government has assured Nigerians of its readiness to strengthening surveillance at five international airports in the country to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The five international airports are in Enugu, Lagos, Rivers, Kano and the FCT. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja,[...]

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Brexit to be sealed with final Brussels vote

Brexit Day is to be set in stone Wednesday when the European Parliament in Brussels casts a vote ratifying the terms of Britain’s divorce deal from the EU. The historic legislative act — the last for the 72 remaining British MEPs who will leave afterwards — will allow Brexit to officially take effect on Friday[...]

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Lassa fever: Plateau confirms 7 cases, no death recorded

The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Ndam Lar, on Tuesday, said that the state had recorded seven confirmed cases of Lassa fever from November 2019 till date. Addressing a news briefing in Jos, Lar said that the state had 21 suspected cases but seven have been confirmed positive. According to him, eight others persons[...]

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Federer saves seven match points in ‘miracle’ escape

Swiss great Roger Federer said that "I believe in miracles" after he saved seven match points in a five-set nail-biter against 100th-ranked Tennys Sandgren to labour into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. The six-time champion, struggling physically, saved three match points at 4-5 in the fourth set and four more in the tie-breaker to[...]

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Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began. The man in his sixties from Nara drove two groups of tourists from Wuhan earlier in January and was hospitalised on Saturday with flu-like[...]

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Apple supplies chain braces for disruption from Coronavirus

Apple Inc.’s China-centric manufacturing base is at risk of disruption after the Lunar New Year holiday as the company’s partners confront the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the country and caused more than 100 deaths. Virtually all of the world’s iPhones are made in China, primarily by Foxconn’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. at its[...]

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Coronavirus: Japan set to repatriate 200 citizens from Wuhan

Japan will send a chartered flight to the central Chinese city of Wuhan later in the day to repatriate about 200 of its citizens, the government says. The government will also send doctors, nurses and quarantine officers so that those Japanese citizens can undergo checkups on a plane, according to the health ministry. The aircraft[...]

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Ortom: How I was rescued when herdsmen attacked me at the farm

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, on Monday said he was attacked by suspected herdsmen while at his farm located along Makurdi-Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital, last week. During an interactive session with reporters in Makurdi, Ortom said he would not bow to the attempt to intimidate him for speaking up for his[...]

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China confirms 4,500 cases of virus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus, with 106 deaths. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently. Some details[...]

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Motorcyclist appears in court for stealing banana 

The police on Monday, arraigned a motorcyclist, Enejo Isah, in a Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly stealing banana worth N1.8 million. Isah, who lives in ”Ajegunle” area of Mpape, is charged with criminal trespass and theft. The Prosecution Counsel, M.M. Austin, told the court that on Jan. 11, Isah, 26, trespassed[...]

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China votes $9 billion to contain spread of coronavirus

China’s finance ministry and National Health Commission have extended 60.33 billion yuan (S$11.8 billion) to help contain a spreading virus, according to a statement on the ministry’s website. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose to 81 on Monday, as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down[...]

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Imo PDP chairman resigns — two weeks after Ihedioha’s defeat

Charles Ezekwem, Imo state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has resigned. This is coming about two weeks after the supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as governor of the state and affirmed Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the 2019 governorship election. In a letter[...]

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Court sentences Maryam Sanda to death by hanging for husband’s murder

FCT High Court on Monday sentenced Maryam Sanda, the woman who stabbed her husband to death, Bilyaminu, son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello, to death by hanging. Delivering judgment, Justice Yusuf Halilu, convicted her on circumstantial evidence. The killing was premeditated, the police said. The police accused[...]

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Burna Boy loses to Angélique Kidjo at Grammys

Damini Ogulu, Afrofusion sensation better known as Burna Boy, has lost out in his category to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Grammys. She was announced the winner of the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the the 62nd Grammy awards, held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, in the early hours[...]

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EFCC arraigns Shehu Sani for ‘bribery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Shehu Sani, former senator, at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of bribery. Sani, who has been in the custody of the EFCC since December when he was arrested, pleaded “not guilty” to a two-count charge of bribery. According to the charges, the former[...]

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Bolivia president asks all ministers to resign

Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez asked all her ministers to resign a little more than three months before a general election, a statement from the presidency said on Sunday. The news came just hours after communication minister Roxana Lizarraga resigned in protest at Anez’s decision to stand as a presidential candidate in the May 3[...]

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Police discover dead baby in washing machine

Police in Russia have discovered a newborn baby dead in a washing machine. Russian authorities said in an official report that the mother of the newborn Nadezhda Z, is facing a murder investigation after the baby was found dead. Nadezhda Z, a 31-year-old hairdresser, gave birth to her fourth child prematurely during the night. Her[...]

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