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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