Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus.Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday.He tweeted, “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.”In a video attached to the tweet, Akeredolu said[...]

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Two Nets players positive for COVID ahead of NBA restart

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan will not play again this season and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie’s participation is also in doubt after both tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.The NBA is planning to go ahead with its restart plans at Disney World in Orlando on July 30, despite Florida is battling a surge in coronavirus[...]

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Senate suspends plenary in honour of late Sen. Osinowo

The Senate on Tuesday suspended plenary in honour of late Sen. Adebayo Osinowo, who died on June 15, after a brief illness.The resolution of the Senate to adjourn until July 1, followed the adoption of a motion brought by the Senate Leader, Abdulahi Yayaya (APC Kebbi) and seconded by the Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Enyinaya[...]

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Ondo: Olusola Oke submits nomination forms, insists on direct primary

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Olusola Oke, has arrived at the National Secretariat of the party to submit his nomination and expression of interest forms. He was accompanied by supporters from the state.Oke said, “During the last (general) election, our party lost two senators and the presidential election due[...]

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COVID-19 has taught us invaluable lessons – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, inaugurated the $2.592bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas pipeline project, admitting that the COVID-19 pandemic has thought his regime invaluable lessons.He said the government also learnt from some oil-rich countries that have utilised their crude to achieve economic and industrial diversification.According to a statement by his Special Adviser on[...]

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COVID-19 only out to create fear, panic – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has alleged that COVID-19 is an artificial creation which is aimed at causing fear and panic among people.This is as the governor said the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, did not die of coronavirus.Bello spoke at the third-day prayers for the repose of the soul of late Ajana[...]

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Interstate travel: We may increase fares, says NURTW

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on interstate travel in the country.Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, called on the government to subsidise operation cost for motorists.He said the guidelines outlined by the government for the resumption of operations amid the coronavirus pandemic[...]

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No fee is charged for NIS recruitment -CG

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned applicants against patronising fake recruitment sites as no fee was charged for NIS recruitment. The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, gave the warning in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPEO), Mr Sunday James, on Tuesday in Abuja.Babandede issued the warning while reacting to the[...]

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Britain tightens up virus restrictions in Leicester

The British city of Leicester will see contact restrictions tightened up once again in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament on Monday.New infections in the city of some 350,000 people made up ten per cent of all cases in England in the last week, according to Hancock.Businesses[...]

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75-year-old man dies in accident involving Nigerian Army convoy

A 75-year-old man, Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim, on Monday, lost his life in a road traffic accident involving the convoy of the Commander, 17 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Katsina, Brigadier General Warrah Idris.The accident occurred when the convoy went to refuel and was returning to pick up the Brigade Commander.Eyewitnesses said the accident occurred around Mani House[...]

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Russia fights wildfires on over 165,000 hectares of forest

Active firefighting efforts are underway on an area of 165,831 hectares across Russia, where 246 wildfires are raging, with the country’s Far East being worst hit, official data showed on Monday.“Fires have engulfed 41,284 hectares on the Chukotka Peninsula, 40,262 hectares on the Kamchatka Peninsula and 36,140 in the Magadan Region,’’ the Russian Federal Aerial[...]

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Taraba Govt declares 3-day holiday for LG poll

Taraba Government has declared three-day public holidays to enable residents of the state participate in the local government council poll slated for June 30, 2020.The holiday would be observed between Monday June 29 and Wednesday July 1.This was contained in a statement by Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Darius Ishaku, on Monday[...]

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Full list of winners at 2020 BET Awards

The BET Awards, which honour Black excellence in entertainment and sports was held virtually on Sunday evening.Drake leading with six nominations took home just one award, Megan Thee Stallion, who received five nods, took home two trophies and Blue Ivy Carter, at age 8, won her very first BET Award.Check out the full list of[...]

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It’s suicidal to reopen schools now – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The union argued that the government must make resources available in order for schools to meet proposed conditions by the Federal Ministry of Education.ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, made this position known on[...]

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Air Peace operates maiden flight to London, evacutes 327 Nigerians

Air Peace airline yesterday operated its maiden flight to London and evacuted 327 Nigerians back to the country. According to the Spokeman of the airline, Stanley Olisa, the flight is a demostration of the capacity of the airline to fly to any destination across the globe. The evacuation flight was operated with the airline’s Boeing[...]

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Africa records over 380,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 380,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on African continent.The UN’s health agency gave the update in its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday.“There are over 380,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 181,[...]

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