Lagos reopens worship centres Aug 7

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says worship centres in the state will reopen effective August 7, 2020.Worship centres had been shut in the state since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 had earlier okayed the reopening of churches and mosques in[...]

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British Airways pilots accept pay cut

British Airways pilots have overwhelmingly voted to accept a deal cutting wages by 20 per cent with 270 jobs lost, according to aviation union BALPA.The deal, announced Friday, comes as the airline struggles with the economic impact of the coronavirus which has seen it propose lay-offs of 12,000 staff, more than 1,200 of those pilots.Salaries[...]

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Buhari congratulates Akpata on emerging NBA president

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Mr Olumide Akpata on his election as the President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, wishing him every success in his new position of leading Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfilment. Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi[...]

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10 dead in Lagos boat mishap

Ten people were killed, five rescued and four others went missing when a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, a government agency said on Saturday. The boat was heading to Badagry from the Kirikiri area of the city late Wednesday when it sank in heavy currents, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) said[...]

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Tech giant Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok

Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the immensely popular social media app known for its fun short-form videos, in a move that could prevent the Trump administration from banning it from the US, according to reports. The Seattle tech giant founded by Bill Gates is in discussions to buy TikTok in a deal valued[...]

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More Nigerians to benefit from rail stations naming

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says more prominent Nigerians will still benefit from the Federal Government’s naming of railway stations across the country.Amaechi, in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mrs Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, said the late Alhaji Waziri Mohammed would, however, be named after a bigger railway station.The Minister was reacting to the demand by[...]

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Trump to ban Chinese-owned TikTok in US

President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence.US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but[...]

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EDO 2020: PDP will win September 19 governorship election ― Shaibu

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Phillip Shaibu on Friday praised Governor Godwin Obaseki for his pragmatic leadership, purposeful administration and uncommon vigour. ‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki will lead the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to victory on September 19, 2020.’’. he said.In a statement in Benin, Shaibu refuted the report on Governor Obaseki, Committees and[...]

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Uganda: Man who killed rare gorilla sentenced to 11 years imprisonment

A Ugandan man who pleaded guilty to killing a rare silverback gorilla was condemned to 11 years in prison on Thursday.A 25-year-old male gorilla named Rafiki was found dead in June at the Bwindi National Park in Uganda. Rafiki was the dominant male in a family of 17 mountain gorillas.The suspect told investigators that he[...]

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Fayemi recovers from COVID-19, tests negative

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has been reported to have recovered from COVID-19 as he announced via his verified Twitter handle that he has tested negative.Governor Fayemi who confirmed his COVID-19 test result last week his Twitter handle, handle@Kfayemi when he tested positive spent 11 days in isolation. The governor went into isolation with[...]

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