89 years-old Bernie Ecclestone welcomes newborn with wife

89 years old billionaire, former Formula 1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone, and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, on Friday told of their joy as they proudly showed off their newborn for the first time.‘It’s only his second day in the world so he’s not doing very much at the moment but he’s in great form,’ Mr. Ecclestone[...]

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Abia Gov, Ikpeazu tests negative for COVID-19

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).It will be recalled that the governor who tested positive for the virus penultimate week has been in self isolation where he has equally been receiving treatment. However, a repeat test of the virus on his samples carried out by the officials of the[...]

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4 dead, 4 missing in Lagos boat mishap

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), has confirmed four passengers killed and four others missing in a boat mishap on Friday night in Ikorodu Lagos.Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, the General Manager of the agency, confirmed that the accident happened at Owode/Ibeshe near Ikorodu at about 8.00 p.m. on Friday evening.Emmanuel said the boat, marked Lalek Marine,[...]

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Two killed, 13 missing in Japan’s heavy rain

At least two people were feared dead and 13 others went missing in western Japan Saturday as record heavy rain triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 76,000 residents.The nation’s weather agency downgraded rain warnings by one notch from the highest emergency level in Kumamoto and Kagoshima on[...]

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I earned more as a professor than as minister – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says his “salaries and allowances” as a serving minister are lesser compared to what he earned as an academic at the International University Madinah, Saudi Arabia.Pantami said this while reacting to online reports that he procured three houses since his assumed office barely a year ago.According[...]

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N168bn frauds: Hushpuppi faces 20 years in US prison

The United States Department of Justice has said Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, faces 20 years’ imprisonment for suspected money laundering from his various cybercrime schemes worth $435m (N168bn).According to a statement by the US DOJ on Friday, Abbas, 37, arrived in Chicago Thursday evening after being “expelled from Dubai”.The suspect was said[...]

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Wike heads Edo guber election council

The PDP National Working Committee, NWC, Friday, appointed Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike as Chairman of the Edo state governorship election national campaign council.A tweet from the party’s verified Twitter Handle, @OfficialPDPNig, also announced the appointment of the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri as deputy chairman of the campaign council.The Edo governorship election holds on[...]

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COVID -19: Why l won’t hand over to my deputy — Akeredolu

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said that he would not transmit power to his defected deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi despite his COVID-19 status.Akeredolu who tested positive to the pandemic on Wednesday and had since gone on isolation said he would work from home.The governor denied that government activities have been grounded as a[...]

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Donald Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19

The girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s eldest son has tested positive for coronavirus, US media reported Friday.Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality who is dating Donald Trump Jr, had traveled to South Dakota to see the US president’s Fourth of July speech and celebration fireworks at Mount Rushmore.Guilfoyle, 51, was immediately isolated after[...]

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Coronavirus: Kenya embraces digital court system

Kenya has launched an electronic court filing system that will allow parties to file cases online. Through the digital system, lawyers, prosecutors, and litigants will be able to file cases and serve court papers to defendants from their homes or offices without physically visiting the court premises.Chief Justice David Maraga said the new system, launched[...]

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French PM, Philippe, resigns

The French government led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe submitted its resignation Friday ahead of a cabinet reshuffle to be announced “in the coming hours,” the presidency said.No reason was given in the short statement, but a shake-up had been widely expected after French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to chart a new course for the[...]

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Lalong’s Chief of Staff tests positive for COVID-19

The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.The Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday.Donjur’s status came barely two days after the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Abe Aku, tested positive for the virus. Manjang said the Chief of[...]

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Edo 2020: No PDP aspirant will be unjustly disqualified — Dogara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for the Ondo State governorship election has assured the party aspirants that none of them would be unjustly disqualified.The Chairman of the Committee and immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen shortly after screening the aspirants in[...]

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Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, Spanish media report says. FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday.The report added that the Argentina captain was[...]

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Ex-Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama’s last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.Martinelli was charged with money laundering over the so-called “New Business” case in which a publishing group was allegedly purchased with government funds during his 2009-14[...]

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12 aspirants jostle for Ondo APC gov ticket

As of the close of business on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, twelve persons including the incumbent Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, had returned their expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the sole ticket of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the October 10 governorship election in the Ondo State.Some of the aspirants[...]

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Kim signals North Korea to keep border closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future.The nuclear-armed North closed its borders in late January as the virus spread in neighbouring China and imposed tough restrictions that put thousands of its people[...]

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I’m yet to receive one Naira from FG to fight COVID-19, says Gov Emmanuel

Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from the federal government in the fight against Covid-19.The governor, who made this known during a routine media chat to update citizens on efforts of state government in tackling the Covid-19 scourge, asserted that it was important to clear[...]

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