Ondo 2020: Why I fell out with Akeredolu ― Deputy Gov, Ajayi

Candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the Ondo state governorship election, Hon Agboola Ajayi has again given reasons why he fell out with the governor Rotimi Akeredolu.Ajayi who was the deputy governor defected to the ZLP following some irreconcilable differences with Akeredolu.Explaining further to the people of Igbokoda, Agadagba and Igbekebo in Ilaje[...]

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Nigeria @60: Buhari to address nation from Eagle Square

AS part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation from the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.This was made known in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja on Wednesday.According to[...]

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Lagos cancels Independence Day parade

The Lagos State Government has cancelled the planned parade for the Independence Day celebration.A statement from Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, also noted that other activities would involve the gathering of more than 50 people were cancelled.It quoted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as urging Lagosians not to relax their vigilance against COVID-19.It read[...]

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Buhari swears-in 4 new Permanent Secretaries

PRESIDENT Muhmmadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in four newly appointed Permanent Secretaries of the Federal Civil Service.The swearing-in ceremony took place just before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, virtual meeting, in the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.The four new Permanent Secretaries, made up of three men and a lady, are completing the[...]

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Travlers to pay for COVID-19 tests at Zimbabwean ports of entry

The Zimbabwean Government announced on Tuesday that it will charge for COVID-19 tests done on travellers showing symptoms of the disease at ports of entry.The measure is meant to allow the government to replenish laboratory commodities, Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, told a post-cabinet media briefing on Tuesday.Zimbabwe will resume international flights on Thursday this week[...]

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No COVID-19-related death in Nigeria in 24-hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says no death was recorded in the last 24-hours, as the country recorded 187 new cases of COVID-19 in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory.The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle.It added that Nigeria recorded a total of 58,647 confirmed cases of COVID-19.The centre[...]

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ASUU to suspend strike soon, says Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities would soon suspend its strike.Ngige gave the hint during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today aired Tuesday evening and monitored by our correspondent.He explained that the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment and the Office of the[...]

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Trump, Biden clash in chaotic first presidential debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night clashed in the first presidential debate described by commentators as chaotic and messy.The 90-minute encounter was characterised by frequent interruptions, mostly from Trump, and insults, with Biden calling the president a clown.Fox News anchor and moderator of the night, Chris Wallace, had[...]

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Google to enforce app store fee for all developers from 2021

Google on Monday said it will no longer give high-profile app developers a pass on its 30 percent app store fee starting next year. Google said it will start enforcing its policy requiring developers to use its payments system starting September 2021.The move comes as some developers, including Netflix and Spotify, have been getting around[...]

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FG suspends electricity tariff hike

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has finally issued an order suspending the September 1, 2020 hike in electricity tariff for two weeksThis is in line with the agreement reached with the organised Labour on the suspension of strike over the hike in electricity tariff and increase in pump price of petrol Sunday night.NERC Tuesday[...]

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FG to submit 2021 budget next week –Senate

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will submit the 2021 budget estimates to the National Assembly next week.He has therefore appealed to the senators to embark on necessary oversight functions on the federal ministries, departments, and agencies, to assess the performance of the[...]

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El-Zakzaky pleads not guilty to all charges in Kaduna

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Tuesday, pleaded not guilty to the eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide filed against him in a Kaduna High Court.Justice Gideon Kurada took the plea of the IMN leader at the resumed hearing of the motion in a no-case-submission filed by El-Zakzaky[...]

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1m global coronavirus deaths ‘very sad milestone’ – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described the one million deaths from the coronavirus as “a very sad milestone”, considering that many victims suffered “a terribly difficult and lonely death” and their families were unable to say goodbye.WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris on Tuesday told a UN briefing in Geneva that the global coronavirus death toll[...]

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APC sets up panel to reconcile Fayemi, Ojudu, others

The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress has set up a six member committee to resolve the crisis in the Ekiti State chapter of the party.Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was named chairman of the reconciliation committee while Ini Morgan was named Secretary.Secretary of the APC National[...]

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UAE plans to land spacecraft on moon in 2024

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced it had launched a new project to explore the moon and would land an unmanned spacecraft on it in 2024.Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that the Emirati-made explorer would be named “Rashid” after his late father, “the[...]

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Lalong inuagurates Abuja-Jos Max Air flight

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has inuagurated the operations of Max Air flights from Abuja to Jos on Monday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration followed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Plateau Government and Max Air on Sept. 1, 2020 to boost business activities and tourism in the[...]

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Hungary calls for resignation of EU Commissioner over ‘derogatory’ remarks

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday called for the resignation of European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova over what he described as her “derogatory public statements” about democracy in Hungary.Orban, 57, has repeatedly clashed with other EU leaders over his moves to put the judiciary, media and academics under more state control.Critics in the[...]

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Convoy Attack: Zulum meets families of fallen policemen

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has met with families of policemen and members of Civilian Joint Task Force ( CJTF) killed by insurgents in an ambush on Friday in Borno.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several security personnel were killed with some injured when the governor’s backup convoy was attacked along Baga –[...]

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Zookeeper injured after attack from 440-pound gorilla

A Spanish zookeeper was left with serious chest and head injuries after being mauled by a 440-pound gorilla who broke through three security doors, according to officials.The 46-year-old keeper was serving breakfast at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium Sunday when she was surprised by 29-year-old great ape Malabo in what should have been a secure area,[...]

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