Delta tertiary institutions to reopen Oct 2 – Commissioner

Delta State Government has confirmed that academic activities will return to tertiary institutions across the state on October 2, 2020, following months of closure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.Disclosing this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday, the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, explained that students will resume in[...]

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DPR warns marketers against exploitation

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has warned marketers operating in Zamfara not to use petrol subsidy removal as an excuse to exploit customers at the filling stations.The Operations Controller in charge of Gusau DPR Field Office, Alhaji Yusuf Shehu, who gave the advice on Wednesday while briefing newsmen in Gusau, said that the department[...]

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Oyetola orders probe as fresh protest hits Osogbo

There was a fresh protest in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday over the death of a youth.The protesters made bonfires along Ofetedo Junction and resisted an attempt by policemen to disrupt the protest.Sound of canisters purportedly fired by the police to disperse the protesters were heard around Ofatedo Junction and Dada Estate police station, while[...]

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24m Nigerians so far registered on National Identity Database — NIMC

Mr Aliyu Aziz, the Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says the commission has so far registered 42 million Nigerians on the national identity database.The director-general was speaking during an interactive session with members of the media to commemorate the 2020 National Identity Day on Wednesday in Abuja.The theme of the 2020 celebration was ”[...]

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Bill Gates father dies at 94

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist who was the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94.Gates died Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Tuesday, CBS News reports.In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and economic[...]

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Edo, Ondo: UK threatens visa ban, seizure of overseas assets of offenders

The United Kingdom has threatened to ban anyone guilty of electoral violence ahead of the Ondo and Edo governorship elections which come up on September 19 and October 10 respectively.This is coming barely 24 hours after the United States government imposed visa ban on election riggers during Kogi and Bayelsa states elections.In a statement yesterday,[...]

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Bill Gates touts Pfizer’s vaccine as most likely to get emergency approval

Bill Gates says Pfizer has the best chance of seeking emergency approval for a coronavirus vaccine by next month even though he thinks such an aggressive timeline is unlikely.“The only vaccine that if everything went perfectly, might seek the emergency use license by the end of October, would be Pfizer,” the billionaire tech tycoon-turned-philanthropist told[...]

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Yoshihide Suga becomes new Japanese PM, as Abe steps down

Japan’s Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar faces from predecessor Shinzo Abe’s lineup.Suga, 71, Abe’s longtime right-hand man, has pledged to pursue many of Abe’s programmes, including his “Abenomics”[...]

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Lanlehin returns to APC as alliance with Makinde collapses

A former governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has dumped the party and returned to the All Progressives Congress.Lanlehin’s return to the APC came after the alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party collapsed.The ADC and some political parties had formed an alliance with the PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde,[...]

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