Imo scraps payment of pensions to ex-governors, speakers

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers, and deputy speakers.Signing the bill into law in Owerri on Friday, the governor noted that the erstwhile law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates[...]

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Indian girl cycles injured dad 1,200km, offered national team trial

A 15-year-old girl who pedalled her injured migrant-worker father more than a thousand kilometres across India after a coronavirus lockdown left them destitute has been invited to try out for the national cycling team. Jyoti Kumari rode a bicycle with her father, Mohan Paswan, sitting on the pillion and holding their belongings from Gurugram city,[...]

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Tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello’s election, dismisses Wada, PDP’s petition

The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, with a majority judgment of two-to-one affirmed Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.Two of the three members of the panel dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship[...]

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Eid-el-Fitr: Gbajabiamila greets Muslims, urges prayers against COVID-19

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Nigerian Muslims for concluding this year’s Ramadan fast and marking Eid-el-Fitr peacefully. The Speaker urged Nigerian Muslims to imbibe virtues such as feeding the needy, being their brother’s keepers and prayers for peaceful coexistence that usually come with the month of Ramadan.In a[...]

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NBA legend Patrick Ewing tests positive for COVID-19

Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19 and is sharing his diagnosis to raise public awareness.The Knicks legend and current Georgetown coach is under the care and isolated at a local hospital, the school’s athletic department said in a statement. “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” the Hall of Famer[...]

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At least two survivors pulled from Pakistani airliner crash wreckage

At least two people survived the crash of a Pakistani airliner that slammed into a residential area of Karachi on Friday, including a bank manager who was seen on local TV lying on a stretcher after being pulled out of the wreckage, according to reports. Zafar Masood, president of the Bank of Punjab, was removed[...]

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Tanzanian president’s son recovers from COVID-19

The number of people infected with the coronavirus is reported to have dropped considerably in Tanzania. It’s delightful news that Tanzanian President John Magufuli is hoping to announce this Sunday.Magufuli stated that one of his sons had contracted the coronavirus, but had now recovered.“As I speak here now, one of my own sons has just[...]

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Saudi declares Sunday Eid el-Fitri

The Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.“Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid el-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme[...]

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Africa coronavirus cases top 100,000

Africa has now recorded more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus, according to an AFP tally drawn from official figures on Friday.Across the continent, a total of 100,002 cases had been registered as of 1100 GMT Friday, of which 3,095 were fatal.Countries in northern Africa have the highest death tolls, led by Egypt (696 deaths from[...]

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