Lagos by-elections: We’ll win by landslide – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will humble all opponents to win the Oct.31 Lagos East senatorial and Kosofe state constituency 2 by-elections by a landslide.Chief Kaoli Olusanya, Vice Chairman, Lagos East, made the assertion on Monday in Somolu during a meeting with ward chairmen of the party and council officials in the senatorial[...]

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Mali: ECOWAS to meet again as Jonathan briefs Buhari

Former President Goodluck Jonathan again on Monday briefed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the political situation in Mali.The meeting with the President and Jonathan, who is the Economic Community of West African States’ special envoy to Mali, was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The Special Adviser to the President on Media and[...]

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Ondo poll: Corps members ‘ll be adequately protected – INEC

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has expressed the assurance that corps members who would participate as ad hoc staff in the Ondo State Governorship Election in October would be adequately protected.The INEC Chairman stated this during the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting held at the Conference Room of the[...]

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Stephanie Linus appointed National OPS-WASH Ambassador by Water Resources Minister

Stephanie Linus has been recognised for her role in inspiring improved personal and community hygiene with an appointment from the Federal Government as the National OPS-WASH Ambassador.She was appointed on Thursday, September 24, by the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, at a special decoration ceremony in Abuja.This appointment is the highest form of[...]

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How judiciary can help fight corruption — Ahmad Lawan

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan on Monday, said that the judiciary can help in the fight of corruption by ensuring that cases that border on corrupt practices are dispatched expeditiously.The Senate President said when prosecution of a case of corrupt practice stretched to a number of years, it was an indication that something[...]

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5 more U.S. soldiers in S/Korea test positive for COVID-19

Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said on Monday.The USFK said in a statement that five USFK service members were confirmed to be infected after arriving in South Korea between Sept. 10 and Sept. 25.Four service[...]

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Students turn out in large numbers as Enugu schools resume

Public and private schools in Enugu State have resumed academic activities after six months of lockdown, following COVID-19 pandemic.A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the resumption in some schools in Enugu metropolis, on Monday, observed that public and private schools visited had commenced academic activities.The schools’ head teachers, who spoke to NAN,[...]

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India’s virus cases top 6m amid concerns over festivals, polls

The number of COVID-19 cases in India topped 6 million on Monday amid concerns over the country’s upcoming religious festival and polls in a populous state.“India’s total count of COVID-19 cases stands at 6,074,703,’’ the federal Health Ministry said on Monday, with a spike of 82,170 cases in the past 24 hours.The death toll rose[...]

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Judge halts Trump’s ban on TikTok

TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction at the request of TikTok, which the White House[...]

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NLC, TUC suspend nationwide industrial action for 2 weeks

Organised Labour has suspended its planned nationwide industrial action for two weeks over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price in the country.Sen. Christ Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while reading a joint communique on the resolution of the Trade Dispute between the Federal Government and the organised Labour[...]

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