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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